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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 and are instead their own unique task. Their drops are very similar to the drops of green dragons, and are the only monsters that drop granite helms.

Location

Terror dogs can be found at:

Getting there

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.

Strategy

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.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always[1]191
Big bonesBig bones1Always[2]183
  1. ^ Level 61 only
  2. ^ Level 65 only

Charms

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 drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Common3,726
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,141
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Uncommon4,880
Granite helmGranite helm1Rare[1]25,830
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon497
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon3,110
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon76
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon326
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,232
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare4,663
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare1,404
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare10,609
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare2,072
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare9,292
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,507
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon89
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon148
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon154
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon193
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare1,207
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon2,122
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare211
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon943
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare5,648
Coins 1000Coins355–1,483Common355–1,483
Congealed blood 1000Congealed blood3–11Uncommon192–704
CoalCoal(noted)Uncommon678
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon189
Swamp tarSwamp tar4Common396
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/126 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Tertiary drops

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 drops

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 sapphire1Common365
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common721
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,178
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,473
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare111,285–136,015
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,017
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,548
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,913
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare536,085–655,215
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,953
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,385
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare626,760–766,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,175
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,957
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,125–17,125
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,050,570–1,284,030
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,478
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,153
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare200,005–252,314
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,765–14,842
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare6,125–8,575
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common92,070–112,530
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon388,125–474,375
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,444–15,006
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare557,100–680,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,600–124,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common35,730–43,670
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon41,400–50,600
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common16,184–18,496
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare156,060–190,740
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare85,320–104,280
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,991
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare89,865–109,835
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon702,810–858,990
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon180,090–220,110
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,070–200,530
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,045–198,055
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon20,244–23,136
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,888–23,872
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon381,880
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare850,170
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common47,700–58,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon310,500–379,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,552–17,548
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare144,450–176,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,095–16,005
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare215,730–263,670
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,252
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*76,690
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,626,392,973
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 drops

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 rare9,264

Trivia

  • 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]

References

  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!"*
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