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 148 Steel platelegs 1 Common 370 Mithril axe 1 Common 258 Mithril spear 1 Common 292 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 998 Adamant full helm 1 Uncommon 1,828 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,436 Granite helm 1 Rare 36,962
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 75 Common 375 Fire rune 37 Common 185 Nature rune 15 Uncommon 4,065 Law rune 3 Uncommon 462
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Tarromin 1 Common 127 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 506 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 10,502 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 806 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,651 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,276 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,438 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,405 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 500
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 44–440 Common Not sold Adamantite ore 1 Common 1,106 Bass 1 Common 192 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 9,812 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,756 Chaos talisman 1 Common 519 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 438 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 695 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,303 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 702 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,520 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 765 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,280 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,467 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,157 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,930 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,765 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,421 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,851 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,513 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,500 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,738 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,699 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,162 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,079 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,872 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,452 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,712
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