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 162 Steel platelegs 1 Common 364 Mithril axe 1 Common 124 Mithril spear 1 Common 256 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,050 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,824 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,455 Granite helm 1 Rare 35,282
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 75 Common 375 Fire rune 37 Common 185 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 3,315 Law rune 3 Uncommon 501
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12 Tarromin 1 Common 177 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 649 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,554 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 899 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,967 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,275 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,642 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,582 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 526
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–440 Common Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Common 921 Bass 1 Common 111 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 9,859 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,745 Chaos talisman 1 Common 608 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 447 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 699 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,305 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 746 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,814 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 880 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,400 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,309 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,807 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,515 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,090 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,392 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,535 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,574 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,875 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,004 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,075 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,882 Shield left half 1 Rare 66,203 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,508
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