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.
- Tarn's Lair (In the room where Tarn Razorlor is fought)
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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel battleaxe 1 Common 178 Steel platelegs 1 Common 380 Mithril axe 1 Common 96 Mithril spear 1 Common 282 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,073 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,865 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,532 Granite helm 1 Rare 200,649
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 75 Common 375 Fire rune 37 Common 185 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 3,900 Law rune 3 Uncommon 822
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 18 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16 Tarromin 1 Common 165 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 840 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,108 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 900 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,132 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,575 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,484 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,335 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 962
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–440 Common Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Common 1,057 Bass 1 Common 177 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 9,389 Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,565 Chaos talisman 1 Common 980 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 991 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 955 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,796 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 785 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,696 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 805 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,372 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,420 Law rune 45 Uncommon 12,330 Death rune 45 Uncommon 12,870 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,674 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,973 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,676 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,984 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,753 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,477 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,259 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,118 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,634 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,438
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