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Terror dogs are found at the end of Tarn's Lair. They can be killed with level 40 Slayer, and players can access them very quickly using the "Tarn's Lair" teleport on the ring of slaying.

During The Lair of Tarn Razorlor, four of these need to be fought alongside some Animated Steel Armour and Tarn Razorlor. After Tarn Razorlor has been slain they are aggressive and will rush players in a Prayer-draining area that can create problems for the unprepared.

Terror dogs do not count toward fulfilling a Slayer task for dogs. Their drops are very similar to the drops of green dragons, and are the only monsters that drop granite helms.

LocationEdit

Terror dogs can be found at:

Getting thereEdit

Tarn's Lair map

The route from the entrance to terror dogs

The lair's entrance is found in the Abandoned Mine and requires a salve amulet to enter. The fastest way to access the lair is to use the ring of slaying and selecting the 'Tarn's Lair' option, which teleports directly into the dungeon, with Tarn's room being directly north of the teleport spot.

The second fastest way is using Drakan's medallion to teleport to Burgh de Rott and then heading west to use the Agility shortcut to climb over the fence, climb over the cart, and enter the cart tunnel to enter the Abandoned Mine.

The third way is to teleport to Canifis, and go via the Myreque shortcut to Burgh de Rott. There is an Agility shortcut between the town of Burgh de Rott and the Abandoned Mine area.

Another route is the Burgh de Rott Ramble. Choose Pazuzu (strongest follower), and route 1, the easiest.

To enter the lair, climb over the mine cart just south of the zealot (featured in the Haunted Mine quest), and enter the Abandoned Mine, then travel north and enter the lair.

If players travel through Tarn's Lair, it is recommended to wear magic defensive armour, or bring prayer potions as the skeleton mages' magic attacks can hit hard. Before entering the room with the terror dogs, remember to equip melee armour.

StrategyEdit

Terror dogs are weak to slashing weapons and have very low Defence, however they are aggressive and accurate in their attacks. Players should be prepared to be attacked by multiple dogs at once, and may take damage very quickly. Tarn's Lair drains Prayer points at a rate of 10 points per two game ticks, or 500 points per minute (much faster than the Barrows), so it is best not to plan on using prayer. The dwarf multicannon and its variants cannot be used here.

It is highly recommended to bring plenty of food (monkfish or better), healing Summoning familiars or healing auras, and an emergency teleport. Players under 80 Attack/Strength/Defence might want to bring super sets.

It is recommended to bring a two-handed weapon with healing abilities, and good armour. The Saradomin godsword is a good choice as it is a slashing weapon. Halberds can also be used for their extra reach - at least a dragon halberd is recommended. A full set of Guthan's armour can be used as an alternative method, however the spear is a stabbing weapon resulting in slightly less accuracy. A combat familiar, instead of a healing one, can be helpful if players choose to use a Saradomin godsword or Guthan's set.

Use a set of basic abilities that include Cleave, and the threshold abilities Quake and Hurricane. Players should use these three abilities as often as possible, and keep in the middle of large numbers of enemy attacks. In addition, players may find Balanced Strike to be helpful to keep life points up.

A full Dharok's set is not advised here. Terror dogs are accurate enough that multiple attacks could seriously endanger a player trying to use Dharoks' low-life damage boosts. Prayer is drained too fast in these caverns to be reliable. Even with many prayer potions, it's far too easy for players to lose focus on their life points and die.

It is possible to line up the terror dogs in one of the side crevices in the room. With this method only one level 65 or two level 61 terror dogs will be able to attack at the same time.

Another option is to stay in the very back of the crevices. This allows only one level 61 to be fought at one time. Killing them with this method takes a long time, as after one is killed the player must wait for it to respawn. Moving near the crevice's opening to the central room can attract more into the crevice.

It is possible to safe spot terror dogs once they become unaggressive. The trick is to get the terror dog "caught" behind the torch. One can also use a halberd and trap them, exploiting their weakness to slash weapons.

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always[1]191
Big bonesBig bones1Always[2]193
  1. ^ Level 61 only
  2. ^ Level 65 only

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
71–72%9–10%7–8%8–9%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 23,957 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Common3,870
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,879
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Uncommon1,988
Granite helmGranite helm1Rare[1]26,197
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon327
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon323
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon26
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon98
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,624
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare3,259
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare1,363
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,413
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare2,699
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare2,878
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare1,933
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon50
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon10
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon28
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon57
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare1,784
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon531
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare181
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon57
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare788
Coins 1000Coins355–1,483Common355–1,483
Congealed blood 1000Congealed blood3–11Uncommon150–550
CoalCoal(noted)Uncommon798
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon391
Swamp tarSwamp tar4Common980
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/126 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1Rare[1]Not sold
Curved boneCurved bone1Rare[1]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ a b Only dropped by level 65's.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common729
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,908
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,544
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,389
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare152,505–186,395
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,604
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,753
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,332
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare509,940–623,260
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,686
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,245
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,088,640–1,330,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare860
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,796
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,940–944,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare66,914
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,598
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,182–29,318
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,076,490–1,315,710
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,530
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,483
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare445,250–561,700
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare124,020–156,456
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare44,700–62,580
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,430–35,970
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon247,050–301,950
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,940–381,260
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,600–146,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,920–20,680
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon239,760–293,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,366–42,704
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare360,315–440,385
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,084,770–1,325,830
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,388
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,820–758,780
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon321,030–392,370
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon148,590–181,610
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon177,255–216,645
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon173,025–211,475
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,422–10,768
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,744–11,136
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon389,588
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,063,600
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,665–13,035
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,100–229,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,580–15,170
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,875–152,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,055–42,845
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare378,540–462,660
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon4,408
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*339,059
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare15,869

TriviaEdit

  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 120,000 kills[1].
    • This had increased to 131,738 by 6 May 2018.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"