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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

Tarn's Lair map

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, climb over the cart, and enter the cart tunnel to enter the Haunted 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 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. 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 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 price
Big bonesBig bones1Always[2]361
  1. ^ Level 61 only
  2. ^ Level 65 only


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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Based on a sample of 23,754 kills.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Common2,310
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,663
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Uncommon1,498
Granite helmGranite helm1Rare[1]26,083
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/126 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon77
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon113
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon76
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,501
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare2,901
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare2,370
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,926
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,752
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,559
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,511


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Unknown29
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Unknown10
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Unknown19
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Unknown13
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Unknown1,019
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Unknown723
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Unknown315
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Unknown119
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown563


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins355–1,483Common355–1,483
Congealed blood 1000Congealed blood3–11Uncommon411–1,507
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon242
Swamp tarSwamp tar4Unknown396
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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common873
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,583
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,549
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,840
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,800–211,200
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,615
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,124
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,988
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare539,460–659,340
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,255
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,050
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,282,860–1,567,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,547
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,205–938,675
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,272
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,635
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,549–23,701
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,290–1,328,910
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare972
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare370,955–467,974
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,175–138,990
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,600–54,040
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon230,400–281,600
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,640–362,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,620–254,980
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,033,650–1,263,350
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,018
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,270–770,330
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,980–464,420
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon370,890–453,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon229,455–280,445
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon145,980–178,420
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,776–15,744
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon493,740
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,727,400
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon190,800–233,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,784–15,416
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare126,900–155,100
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,450–33,550
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare567,540–693,660
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
Facts about "Terror dog"RDF feed
All Combat experience0 +, 217.8 + and 198 +
All Combat level65 + and 61 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date22 January 2007 +
Combat experience0 +
Combat experience1217.8 +
Combat experience2198 +
Combat level165 +
Combat level261 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Big bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Mithril kiteshield", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Rune dagger", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Adamant full helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Granite helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Whiteberry seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Marrentill seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Tarromin seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Harralander seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Ranarr seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Limpwurt seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Cactus seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Strawberry seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Watermelon seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [355,1483], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Congealed blood", "quantity": [3,11], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Coal", "quantity": [6,6], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Mithril ore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Swamp tar", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Unknown" }, { "name": "Clue scroll (hard)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Long bone", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Curved bone", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Big bones +, Mithril kiteshield +, Rune dagger +, Adamant full helm +, Granite helm +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Whiteberry seed +, Marrentill seed +, Tarromin seed +, Harralander seed +, Ranarr seed +, Limpwurt seed +, Cactus seed +, Strawberry seed +, Watermelon seed +, Coins +, Congealed blood +, Coal +, Mithril ore +, Swamp tar +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Long bone +, Curved bone +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date22 January 2007 +
Version count2 +

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