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Hellhounds are mid to high level demons often given as a Slayer assignment to mid to high level players. The introduction of the Summoning skill brought about a rise in players killing them due to their gold charm drop rate. They have the third highest combat level of any monster outside of Daemonheim in F2P, surpassed by the deadly red spider and revenant knight. Hellhounds are also known for their very high drop rate for hard clue scrolls.

Hellhounds may also be purchased to guard a player's dungeon in the Construction skill (see here).

With the removal of Bounty Hunter, hellhounds were put in the Wilderness Volcano. They have been added to the Forinthry Dungeon with the re-release of the Old Wilderness system.

If hellhounds are assigned as a Slayer assignment, revenant hellhounds may be killed in their place. They have very high accuracy and hit constantly even through high level armour such as Barrows equipment. The hellhounds located in the God Wars Dungeon are weak to water spells; elsewhere they are weak to slash weapons.

Hellhounds can be an excellent way to train melee for F2P players, as players can exploit their weakness to slash with the Rune 2h sword and Gravite 2h sword, possibly getting more experience per hour than Deadly red spiders. Keep in mind: hellhounds are found only in the Wilderness in F2P worlds, so beware of the risk of PKers. The area is usually uncrowded.


Hellhounds Taverley

Hellhounds in their lair under Taverley.

If the player is killing hellhounds for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull while killing hellhounds in the Forinthry Dungeon, Wilderness Volcano or Deep Wilderness. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill while killing hellhounds in these locations if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned hellhounds as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.


Main article: Hellhound/Strategies


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price

Charms (members only)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 353,491 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ferocious ring (5)Ferocious ring(m)1Rare[1]Not sold
Rune gauntletsRune gauntlets1Rare3,721
Warpriest of Zamorak helm (75)Warpriest of Zamorak helm[2]1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass (75)Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass[2]1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak greaves (75)Warpriest of Zamorak greaves[2]1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets[2]1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak boots (75)Warpriest of Zamorak boots[2]1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Zamorak cape (75)Warpriest of Zamorak cape[2]1Varies[3]Not sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Only dropped in the God Wars Dungeon.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in the Battle of Lumbridge will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold
Frozen key piece (zamorak)Frozen key piece (zamorak)(m)1Random[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Only inside Zamorak's Fortress

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold


  • Slayer Masters describe hellhounds as "a cross between dogs and demons". They are affected by the powers of silverlight and darklight. Along with the bloodveld, they are the only demons that drop bones rather than ashes.
    • They also don't count when assigned a "dog" slayer task.
    • Hellhounds could be dogs or wolves that were corrupted by magic or something they ate (similar to the origin of hellcats), rather than actual demons. This would explain why they drop bones.
  • On 16 June 2009, hellhounds were placed in the wilderness volcano, making it the first P2P monster to enter F2P. It also broke the record of strongest, non-revenant, free to play monster with a combat level of 92.
  • After the ring of wealth update on March 16 2011, the charm drop rates of hellhounds and rock lobsters had "gone walkabouts"[1]. This caused hellhounds to drop gold charms less frequently. Rather, they seemed to drop blue charms much more often. This was, however, fixed on March 28 as noted in the patch notes of that date.


  1. ^ Mod Sneakman. "Hellhounds Nerf?." 16 March 2011. Recent Updates Forums.
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