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 120 Steel platelegs 1 Common 336 Mithril axe 1 Common 239 Mithril spear 1 Common 251 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,004 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,826 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,421 Granite helm 1 Rare 31,169
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 75 Common 375 Fire rune 37 Common 185 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 4,260 Law rune 3 Uncommon 567
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Tarromin 1 Common 124 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 533 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 10,942 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 813 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,772 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,296 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,470 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,356 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 575
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–440 Common Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Common 1,070 Bass 1 Common 267 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 10,091 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,045 Chaos talisman 1 Common 623 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 482 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 767 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,400 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,265 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,982 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 605 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,000 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,495 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,028 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,505 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,710 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,469 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,887 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,540 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,500 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,902 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,642 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,175 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,101 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,991 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,331 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,669
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