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Hellhounds have a low defence for their levels, but make up for this with a high strength level. The level 92 and 95 hellhounds have maximum hits of 224 and 272, respectively. All hellhounds are weak to slash attacks, except for the hellhounds in the God Wars Dungeon, which are weak to water spells.

LocationsEdit

Location Recommended Suggested skills/items F2P/P2P Notes
Taverley Dungeon Yes check Atleast 65 Agility-icon Agility; having a level of 80 would further reduce travel time. P2P icon A very popular location for killing hellhounds with both melee and ranged, since several safespots are available. If the hellhounds become unaggressive, simply enter and then exit the resource dungeon to make them aggressive again.
Taverley hellhound resource dungeon Yes check Dwarf multicannon P2P icon Using a dwarf multicannon while using protection prayers is recommended for an increased experience output, since there are 12 hellhounds in the dungeon.

If the hellhounds become unaggressive, simply exit and engage combat with a hellhound, and then enter the resource dungeon to make them aggressive again.

Witchaven Dungeon X mark None P2P icon Despite the presence of several safespots, there are only two hellhounds in the dungeon and the respawn rate can be very slow, even on a highly-populated world.
God Wars Dungeon X mark Protection from various god-aligned creatures P2P icon God protection from Armadylean creatures is not needed as there are no aviansies near the hellhounds. There are very few hellhounds around the dungeon, and are extremely spread out. However, they have moderate spawn rates and are usually found fighting other followers, making it an ideal method to not require food at all.

These hellhounds however, drop no charms and have a higher combat level than the hellhounds found elsewhere. Even though they offer a much larger experience per kill, the constant movement required to search for a hellhound will most likely negate it.

Kuradal's Dungeon Yes check Ferocious ring P2P icon If you are assigned a hellhound task by Kuradal, her dungeon is the best place to kill them. The ferocious ring provides a 4% damage bonus to every hit and thus can speed up tasks. If you have rebuilt the fairy ring, quick banking is also available.
Forinthry Dungeon X mark Brawling gloves F2P icon The dungeon is present in a PvP area, so you must watch out for PKers. If on a slayer task, you may also kill the revenant hellhounds in the area for it to count towards the task.
Level 50+ Wilderness X mark Brawling gloves P2P icon This is not a particularly popular hotspot for PKers and is close to both the Mage Arena lever and the Ardougne lever.

There is a safe spot next to the southern most dead tree, near the lava and the Deserted Keep; if you stand directly to the west of that tree, the hellhounds will back against the fence, unable to attack you.

Wilderness Volcano X mark Brawling gloves F2P icon Generally not recommended, except for F2P players who do not wish to enter the forinthry dungeon. However, be aware that the Wilderness volcano is a very popular hotspot for PKers. A safespot is available near the south-western entrance of the volcano.

Members can use a games necklace to teleport to the corporeal beast, and head to the volcano from there.

StrategyEdit

WitchavenSafespot

Witchaven safe spot

The two hellhounds in the Witchaven Dungeon can be easily safespotted once they become unaggressive; the gold rock near the east column, and the spot as shown in the image can be used as safespots to attack the hellhounds.

If you wish to fight the hellhounds in the Wilderness, remember to hop worlds to check for other occupants in the area. If you are attacked by another player, quickly run to a safe zone and teleport out using an emergency teleport; if you are stunned, you must first use Freedom (Freedom) to mobilise yourself.

Soul split and deflect melee can be used alternately while fighting hellhounds - soul split when life points are low, and deflect melee when life points are high.

One popular method when fighting hellhounds is to equip Guthan's set, the vampyrism aura, a demon horn necklace, a healing familiar such as bunyips or unicorn stallions, and making use of a bonecrusher. This allows players to sustain their prayer points, with the added benefit of providing an efficient healing method; it is very easy to kill hellhounds using this method, without paying much attention at all. At high levels, it is possible to amass up to 180,000 experience/hour.

Free-to-playEdit

For free players, the only available hellhounds reside in the Wilderness. Only bring items you are prepared to lose. As such, equipping a set of rune equipment and bringing a full inventory of food may be the safest course of action. Using a gravite 2h sword can make it easier to kill hellhounds, but makes you susceptible to damage because of the absence of a shield.

For higher levelled players (70+ Attack, Strength, and Defence), hellhounds can net up to 117,000 experience/hour (assumes 325 kills/hour). To maximise this experience, take a sip of any available potions - attack, strength or defence - and be sure to constantly monitor the boosted levels.

Action barEdit

Use of the Revolution combat mode is strongly recommended while fighting hellhounds. Members may utilise any one of the action bars as shown here.

Some considerations to make while fighting hellhounds include:

  • If you have Sacrifice unlocked, you may choose to use this ability to heal yourself while in combat. It is suggested to use this ability to effect the killing blow on a hellhound and maximise the health restoration.
  • Use the Slaughter ability when the hellhound has high health, making sure that you walk onto the square that the hellhound is occupying. This forces the hellhound to move and take triple the amount of damage that the ability would normally inflict.

Free-to-playEdit

Two-handed melee
  • Cleave
  • Sever
  • Smash
  • Fury
  • Backhand
  • Punish
  • Slaughter
  • Forceful Backhand
  • Overpower
  • Rejuvenate
  • Freedom
  • Strength potion (4)
  • Swordfish
  • Explorer&#039;s ring 4
Main hand (and shield) melee
  • Backhand
  • Sever
  • Fury
  • Slice
  • Punish
  • Slaughter
  • Forceful Backhand
  • Overpower
  • Rejuvenate
  • Freedom
  • Strength potion (4)
  • Attack potion (4)
  • Swordfish
  • Explorer&#039;s ring 4
Shieldbow ranging
  • Dazing Shot
  • Fragmentation Shot
  • Ricochet
  • Binding Shot
  • Bash
  • Piercing Shot
  • Snap Shot
  • Tight Bindings
  • Deadshot
  • Rejuvenate
  • Freedom
  • Defence potion (4)
  • Swordfish
  • Explorer&#039;s ring 4
Two-handed ranging
  • Fragmentation Shot
  • Dazing Shot
  • Binding Shot
  • Piercing Shot
  • Ricochet
  • Snap Shot
  • Tight Bindings
  • Deadshot
  • Rejuvenate
  • Freedom
  • Defence potion (4)
  • Swordfish
  • Explorer&#039;s ring 4

Recommended equipmentEdit

MeleeEdit

Recommended equipment for members
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Slayer helmet (if on task) Torva full helm Bandos helmet Rock-shell helm N/A
Neck slot Split dragontooth necklace (if Praying, with bonecrusher) Brawler's blood necklace Brawler's knockout necklace Saradomin's whisper N/A
Cape slot Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Ket Max cape Fire cape Obsidian cape
Torso slot Torva platebody Bandos chestplate Gud raider chainbody Rock-shell plate N/A
Legs slot Torva platelegs Bandos tassets Rock-shell legs N/A N/A
Weapon slot Drygore longsword/mace/rapier Lava whip/Tetsu katana Attuned crystal dagger Chaotic longsword/claw/rapier Abyssal vine whip/Korasi's sword
2h slot Saradomin godsword (passive) Attuned crystal halberd Chaotic maul Other godswords N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand drygore longsword/mace/rapier Tetsu wakizashi Off-hand attuned crystal dagger Off-hand chaotic longsword/claw/rapier Enhanced excalibur/Jessika's sword
Shield slot Attuned crystal shield Chaotic kiteshield Bandos warshield N/A N/A
Gloves slot Torva gloves Goliath gloves Bandos gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 N/A
Boots slot Torva boots Bandos boots Rock-shell boots N/A N/A
Ring slot Ferocious ring (if in Kuradal's Dungeon) Warrior ring (i) Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Warrior ring
Aura slot Supreme reverence Master reverence Greater reverence Reverence Vampyrism


Recommended equipment for free players
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Rune full helm Warpriest helm N/A N/A N/A
Neck slot Amulet of strength Holy symbol Amulet of power N/A N/A
Cape slot Veteran cape Team capes Warpriest cape N/A N/A
Torso slot Gud raider chainbody Rune platebody Warpriest cuirass Rune chainbody Monk's robes
Legs slot Rune platelegs/Rune plateskirt Warpriest greaves Monk's robes N/A N/A
Weapon slot Gud raider axe Gravite longsword Rune scimitar Rune longsword Rune battleaxe
2h slot Gravite 2h sword Rune 2h sword N/A N/A N/A
Shield slot Gud raider shield Rune berserker shield Rune kiteshield N/A N/A
Gloves slot Rune gauntlets Warpriest gauntlets N/A N/A N/A
Boots slot Batwing boots Warpriest boots Fighter boots N/A N/A
Ring slot Explorer's ring Ring of potency N/A N/A N/A


RangedEdit

Recommended equipment for members
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Slayer helmet (if on task) Pernix cowl Armadyl helmet Royal d'hide coif N/A
Neck slot Split dragontooth necklace (if Praying, with bonecrusher) Farsight blood necklace Farsight sniper necklace Saradomin's murmur N/A
Cape slot Ava's device Completionist cape Max cape TokHaar-Kal-Xil Obsidian cape
Torso slot Pernix body Armadyl chestplate Demon slayer torso Royal d'hide body N/A
Legs slot Pernix chaps Armadyl chainskirt Demon slayer skirt Royal d'hide chaps N/A
Weapon slot Attuned crystal chakram Chaotic crossbow Crystal chakram N/A N/A
2h slot Attuned crystal bow Royal crossbow Zaryte bow Crystal bow N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand attuned crystal chakram Off-hand chaotic crossbow Off-hand crystal chakram N/A N/A
Shield slot Attuned crystal deflector Eagle-eye kiteshield Armadyl buckler N/A N/A
Ammo slot Royal bolts N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gloves slot Swift gloves Armadyl gloves Royal spiky vambraces Culinaromancer's gloves 10 N/A
Boots slot Pernix boots Armadyl boots Demon slayer boots N/A N/A
Ring slot Ferocious ring (if in Kuradal's Dungeon) Archers' ring (i) Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Archers' ring
Aura slot Supreme reverence Master reverence Greater reverence Reverence Vampyrism


Recommended equipment for free players
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Blue dragonhide coif Green dragonhide coif Warpriest helm N/A N/A
Neck slot Amulet of zealots (if praying)/Amulet of power Amulet of defence Holy symbol N/A N/A
Cape slot Veteran cape Team capes Warpriest cape N/A N/A
Torso slot Blue d'hide body Green d'hide body Warpriest cuirass N/A N/A
Legs slot Blue d'hide chaps Green d'hide chaps Warpriest greaves N/A N/A
Weapon slot Rune javelins Adamant javelins N/A N/A N/A
2h slot Gravite shortbow Magic shortbow Magic shieldbow (sighted) Yew shortbow N/A
Shield slot Blue d'hide shield Green d'hide shield N/A N/A N/A
Ammo slot Rune arrows Adamant arrows N/A N/A N/A
Gloves slot Blue d'hide vambraces Green d'hide vambraces Warpriest gauntlets N/A N/A
Boots slot Batwing boots Warpriest boots Carapace boots N/A N/A
Ring slot Explorer's ring Ring of potency N/A N/A N/A

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