|Release date||22 January 2007 (Update)|
|XP per kill|| 100: 328 +109
110: 348 +116
|Assigned by||Sumona, Kuradal|
|Always drops||Bones/Big bones|
|Examine text||A terrifying dog beast.|
Terror dogs are found at the end of Tarn's Lair. Players can access them very quickly by utilising the teleport to Tarn's Lair on the slayer ring, assuming that the player has spent 75 points on a ring or 300 points on unlocking the ability to craft these rings and has 75 crafting to make them. They are the only monsters that drop Granite helmets. They can be killed at level 40 Slayer. Although they are in a multi-combat area, the Dwarf Multicannon cannot be used here. Tarn's Lair quickly drains prayer 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. As such, high level armour (perhaps Guthan's) and food is recommended. The spell Bones to Peaches is also useful for food. It is also useful to use a halberd and trap them.
During The Lair of Tarn Razorlor, four of these need to be fought alongside some animated armour and Tarn Razorlor. They rarely use their magic attack, only using it when out of melee range, and is very weak and inaccurate.
Terror dogs do not count toward fulfilling a Slayer task for dogs; they are a separate task.
Their drops are also very similar to the drops of Green dragons.
- Tarn's Lair
- Dominion Tower (4 when fighting Tarn Razorlor; these do not count toward slayer assignments)
|“||Terror dogs are, unsurprisingly, dogs that terrorise the weak. You'll find them in the Haunted Mine, near Tarn's Lair.||”|
Terror dogs are similar to hellhounds in that they can hit hard and quite accurately, but have very low defence and can easily be killed by a player with high offensive stats. However, differing from hellhounds, terror dogs drop more than just charms and the occasional clue scroll. Fighting terror dogs (mostly done for slayer tasks) can be a difficult and annoying task, although high-level players with healing equipment or familiars can fight them almost indefinitely. Since their room is multicombat and the terror dogs can hit high, it is recommended that players stand in places where only one or two terror dogs can attack at the same time, until they become non-aggressive. Note: they become aggressive again after 20 minutes. The corners of the room allow only one level 110 terror dog to attack, because of its size, although a level 100 terror dog can also attack. The north-eastern or the north-western crevices are similar and can be somewhat better, as the level 110 terror dogs will line up trying to attack and only one level 100 terror dog spawns in each of these crevices. The level 100 terror dogs are not quite as dangerous as the level 110 ones, so staying in the back of the crevices allows only the level 100s to be fought, and once the level 110s that follow the player into the crevice they can killed. Moving near the crevice's opening to the central room, however, can attract more level 110s into the crevice. Killing level 100s in this method, however, can be somewhat time consuming, as after one is killed the player must wait for it to respawn.
It is advisable to carry monkfish or higher-healing food.
If the player will have to reach the terror dogs by travelling through Tarn's Lair (rather than teleporting via the ring of slaying), it is then recommended to wear dragonhide armour or bring prayer potions if you are under 70 prayer, as the skeleton mages' magic attacks can hit hard on metal armour - or just pray mage and you are immune to their attacks. Before entering the room with the terror dogs, make sure to change into better melee armour.
Terror dogs can hit frequently and hard, so players should pay particular attention to their life points when fighting them. For example, even when using Guthan's set and a Bunyip at the same time, a series of terror dog hits can sometimes cause damage much faster than the equipment and familiar can heal the player. An Emergency teleport is recommended if players experience difficulty staying about half life points.
Terror dogs can be an annoying slayer task if the player is not in possession of a Ring of slaying, as getting there will take a long time and will be very dangerous. Therefore it is advisable to skip these tasks if possible, in this case. However, with a Ring of Slaying getting there is quick, and chances are that a player in possession of said ring will be fit enough to challenge these beasts similar to hellhounds - though it is possible for well-equipped, high-level players to navigate the lair, complete the miniquest and the slayer assignment in one trip without a Ring of Slaying.
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel battleaxe 1 Common 267 Mithril spear 1 Common 362 Mithril hatchet 1 Common 190 Steel platelegs 1 Common 430 Granite helm 1 Uncommon 27,173 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,802 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,423 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,024
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 75 Common 975 Law rune 3 Uncommon 525 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 1,665 Fire rune 37 Uncommon 370
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 568 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 44 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 258 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 684 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 2,322 Grimy irit 1 Rare 1,750 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,033 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,518 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,563 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 8,349 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 7,998
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 21,722 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 44–200, 440 Common Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Common 1,581 Bass 1 Common 184 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
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