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Terror dogs are Slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 40 to kill. They are first encountered during the miniquest Lair of Tarn Razorlor, in which the player must fight two terror dogs, alongside some animated armour in addition to Tarn Razorlor himself. Upon completion of the miniquest, more terror dogs will appear in the room the player battled Tarn Razorlor in.

Terror dogs use an accurate melee attack. As the room they are fought in is a multi-combat area, fighting them can become very dangerous quickly, as multiple terror dogs can attack the player all at once.

It should be noted that, without a Slayer ring, reaching the end of Tarn's lair is a time consuming and dangerous undertaking. Terror dogs do not count toward fulfilling a Slayer task for dogs; they are a separate task.

They are the only monsters that drop the Granite helmet.

Location

  • Tarn's Lair (In the room where Tarn Razorlor is fought)

Strategy

Players can hide in Tarn's room just north of the terror dogs and wait for them to develop tolerance to the player. This makes combating them significantly less risky. Be sure to log out to check for tolerance, as any dogs aggressive towards the player will remain so until the player exits Tarn's room, even if all other dogs are no longer aggressive. This will also cause all dogs targeting the player to stop and begin wandering around. Players can check to see if the dogs are still aggressive by exiting Tarn's room and waiting at the door for a quick retreat if they are.

Terror dogs are similar to hellhounds in that they can hit hard and accurately, but have very low Defence. Unlike hellhounds, multiple terror dogs can attack at once. Players should be aware that the room that terror dogs are in at Tarn's Lair will drain prayer at a rate of 1 point per two game ticks, or 50 points per minute (much faster than the Barrows).

Fighting terror dogs (mostly done for Slayer tasks) can be a difficult task for players who are unprepared. They can be safespotted if standing in the recesses after they have became tolerant of players. They can also be safespotted by luring one to the entrance of the tunnel to Tarn's room, and ranging it directly from the other side of the tunnel.

Getting there

Teleporting to Tarn's Lair via the slayer ring is the fastest way of reaching to the room with terror dogs. Otherwise, the player will have to get there by foot. The trek to terror dogs is highly dangerous, especially for lower level players. It is recommended to bring high healing foods, prayer potions, and possibly dragonhide armour, if the player does not have access to Protect from Magic, as the player will encounter Skeleton mages within the lair that casts strong magical attacks at the player.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always [1] 77
Big bones Big bones 1 Always [2] 302
 
  1. Level 100 only
  2. Level 110 only

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 178
Steel platelegs Steel platelegs 1 Common 380
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 96
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 Common 282
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,073
Adamant full helm Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,865
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,532
Granite helm Granite helm 1 Rare 200,649

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 75 Common 375
Fire rune Fire rune 37 Common 185
Nature rune Nature rune 15 Uncommon 3,900
Law rune Law rune 3 Uncommon 822

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 18
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Tarromin Tarromin 1 Common 165
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 840
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,108
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 900
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,132
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,575
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,484
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,335
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 962

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 44–440 Common Not sold
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 1 Common 1,057
Bass Bass 1 Common 177
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400)[1] Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[1] Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only dropped by level 110s.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,389
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,565
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 980
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 991
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 955
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,796
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 785
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,696
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 805
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,372
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,420
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 12,330
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 12,870
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,674
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,973
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,676
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,000
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,984
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,753
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,477
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,259
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,118
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,634
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,438