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 193 Steel platelegs 1 Common 404 Mithril axe 1 Common 122 Mithril spear 1 Common 323 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,075 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,903 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,513 Granite helm 1 Rare 58,850
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 75 Common 375 Fire rune 37 Common 185 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 3,090 Law rune 3 Uncommon 702
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 22 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Tarromin 1 Common 174 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 792 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,199 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 832 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,457 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,023 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,212 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,106 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 551
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–440 Common Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Common 1,294 Bass 1 Common 157 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 9,984 Tooth half of key 1 Common 11,768 Chaos talisman 1 Common 604 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 661 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 872 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,509 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,064 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,050 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 5,040 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 805 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,020 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,435 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802 Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,530 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,395 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,623 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,967 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,680 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,600 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,129 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,838 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,320 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,217 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,103 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,634 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,414