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Level 61Level 65
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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.


Terror dogs can be found at:

  • Tarn's Lair
  • Dominion Tower (4 when fighting Tarn Razorlor, however these will not count toward slayer Assignments)

Getting thereEdit


The entrance to Tarn's Lair.

Tarn's lair

The route from the entrance to terror dogs.

The lair's entrance is found in the Haunted 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 you directly in 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, with the Haunted Mine being on the other side.

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 Haunted 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 haunted 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 your melee armour.


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.

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 2h weapon with healing abilities, and good armour. The saradomin godsword is a good choice as it is a slashing weapon. 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 you 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. Use these 3 abilities as often as possible, and keep yourself in the middle of large numbers of enemy attacks. In addition, Balanced Strike may be helpful to keep your 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 to lose focus on your 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 1-2 will be attacking you at the same time. The size of the crevices allows only one of the level 65 terror dog to attack because of its size, however 2 of the level 61s can fit.

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.

The dwarf multicannon cannot be used here.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bonesBig bones1Always[2]368
  1. ^ Level 61 only
  2. ^ Level 65 only


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 23,754 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Common751
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,201
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Uncommon1,556
Granite helmGranite helm1Rare[1]27,947
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/126 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon239
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon207
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon53
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon148
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,216
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare1,678
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare3,538
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,957
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,935
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,716
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare4,827


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Unknown15
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Unknown11
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Unknown7
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Unknown26
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Unknown782
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Unknown527
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Unknown124
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Unknown196
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown1,424


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins355–1,483Common355–1,483
CoalCoal6 (noted)Uncommon2,472
Mithril oreMithril ore1 (noted)Uncommon258
Swamp tarSwamp tar4Unknown352
Clue scroll (hard)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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common806
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,351
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,841
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,845–211,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,689
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,654
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,934
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,030–656,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,720
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,402
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,000–1,606,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,980
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,700–949,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,145
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,111,860–1,358,940
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon814
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon738
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare523,835–660,838
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare131,105–165,394
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,775–58,485
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,950–28,050
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon225,450–275,550
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon503,100–614,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,400–453,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,610–14,190
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon247,680–302,720
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,455
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare910,170–1,112,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,942
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,130–787,270
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon407,430–497,970
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,860–357,940
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,085–226,215
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,925–157,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,564–53,216
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,406–72,464
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,664
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,429,570
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,760–7,040
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,212–17,138
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,075–172,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare554,580–677,820
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

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