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Level 61 Level 65


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Terror dogs are found at the end of Tarn's Lair. They can be killed at 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.

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
Bones Bones 1 1 Always [1] 384
Big bones Big bones 1 1 Always [2] 657
  1. ^ Level 61 only
  2. ^ Level 65 only


Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm






Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 23,032 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).

Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 2 Common 136
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 2 Common 238
Mithril hatchet Mithril hatchet 1 2 Common 114
Steel platelegs Steel platelegs 1 2 Common 259
Granite helm Granite helm 1 4 Rare [1] 26,069
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 3 Uncommon 1,640
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 3 Uncommon 4,358
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 815
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/126 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water rune Water rune 75 2 Common 1,875
Law rune Law rune 3 3 Uncommon 792
Nature rune Nature rune 15 3 Uncommon 4,230
Fire rune Fire rune 37 3 Uncommon 1,258


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 3 Uncommon 937
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 3 Uncommon 81
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 3 Uncommon 34
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3 Uncommon 208
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 3,179
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 4 Rare 3,087
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 4 Rare 4,798
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 4 Rare 4,778
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 4 Rare 2,179
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,093
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 10,809


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 44–200, 440 2 Common Not sold
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 1 2 Common 2,019
Bass Bass 1 2 Common 292
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not 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 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,434
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,772
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,643
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,590
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,005
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 40,326
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,867
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,237
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,300
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,098
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,522
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,433
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,336
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 815,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,348
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,840
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,812
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,386
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 20,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,264,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 21,600–72,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,635,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 90,593
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 12,984
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,225–122,115
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 93,875–131,425
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 984
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 303
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,640–22,560
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,020
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 11,880
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 6,950–16,819
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 12,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 52,750–422,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 441,000–882,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 98,550–328,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,200–1,710,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 302,850–1,615,200
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,600
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,130,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,215,000–22,505,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,190–709,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 129,700–1,297,000
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 127,020–508,080
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 73,460–734,600
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,624
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 66,914–3,345,700
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 133,460–934,220
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,045,090
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,045
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,000–8,000,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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