Tormented demons (TD's) are one of the strongest monsters in the game. TD's boast some of the most unique combat mechanics of any monster in runescape where you will actively need to switch attack weapons, gear, and protection prayers to be successful in the hunt. They are 450 combat, require actual strategy and timing but the rewards can be worth the trouble.
When fighting Tormented demons you will have to use the Darklight (melee) or Holy water (ranged) to weaken the demon before you can damage them with your main weapons. Which you use is dependent on the protection prayer the TD is currently using. Example: if they are praying melee/magic, you would use Holy water to lower the shield.
You may purchase the Darklight and Holy water from the shop placed on your way to the tormented demons. Currently the stock is 1 Darklight and 100 Holy Water for 500 GP and 1 GP respectivly. I would recommend buying multiple Holy Waters.
Here I have listed the recommended inventory and gear setup.
To get to TDs, you must follow the path through the Lumbridge Swamp from the Basement, hop over the stepping stone and enter the cave where Tears of Guthix is located. You must use your sapphire lantern on a Light creature to go into the chasm. You will be in the location where you may purchase the Darklight and Holy Water. From here, head south until you see the wall with Skulls and climb up the cliff and enter the cave opening. Follow the path south until you reach the TD's.
When approaching TD's it is important to remember that the area is multi combat and you can be attacked by more than one at a time if you are not careful.
After exactly 1 minute, the TD will regain its shield and you will be required to use Holy Water or the Darklight to lower again. Pro Tip: You do not need to wait for this message to pop up to lower its shield for another minute. If you are anticipating the shield to come back and prefer to lower with holy water, the demon is currently not protecting against ranged, you can attack with the holy water while the shield is still down to refresh the minute. Darklight is not as accurate as holy water.
Tormented demons attack with all 3 combat styles and also can protect against all 3 attack styles. TDs will change attack styles approximatly every 3 attacks. TDs will change protection prayers approximatly every 30 damage taken in a respective style. Example: You hit the TD with melee for a 20, and then a 15, the TD will proceed to protect from melee.
|Magic||The TD will shoot a ball of fire that has a flame sound. Typically since we have good magic defense, I tend to guess ranged or melee prayer before Magic since you typically take less damge from magic|
|Ranged||The TD will snap off a spine and throw it at you. Makes a snapping noise.|
|Melee||The TD will swipe at you which will be evident by the large claw swipe. The TD can only perform this move when in melee distance.|
You should try to keep track of the number of attacks the TD has performed so when you see the demon roar, you know it is changing attack styles.
The Player will have to change attack styles concurrently with the TD's changing protection prayers. Some useful tips include:
Lastly, why are we killing these monstroscities and enduring such pain? Tormented demons are the only monster in 2009Scape that drop Dragon Claws (“Meet me outside in the Wildy” - Rami) and the Dragon armor Shards (Ruined dragon armour lump, Ruined dragon armour shard, and Ruined dragon armour slice). These armor pieces are what make up the Dragon Platebody. Additionally, the drop rate for Blue charms is quite high.
|Dragon Claws||60 Attack to Wield||Attack: Stab +41, Slash +57, Crush -4, Magic +0, Range +0 Defence: Stab +13, Slash +26, Crush +7, Magic +0, Range +0, Summoning +0 Other: Strength +56, Prayer +0|
|Dragon Platebody||60 Defence to wear||Attack: Stab +0, Slash +0, Crush +0, Magic -30, Range +0 Defence: Stab +109, Slash +107, Crush +97, Magic -6, Range +106, Summoning +50 Other: Strength +0, Prayer +0, Flex +999|
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