Hellhound

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Hellhounds are mid- to high-level demons often given as a slayer assignment to mid- to high-level players. They have the third highest combat level of any monster outside of Daemonheim on free-to-play worlds, surpassed by deadly red spiders and revenant knights.

Hellhounds may also be purchased to guard a player's dungeon in the Construction skill (see here).

Hellhounds are primarily killed for gold charms and hard clue scrolls, although more emphasis is put on the latter, having the highest drop rate compared to other monsters which drop them.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Hellhounds in their lair under Taverley.
Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Taverley hellhound resource dungeon92P2P icon.png12Maplink
Kuradal's Dungeon92P2P icon.png7Maplink
Witchaven Dungeon92P2P icon.png2Maplink
Taverley Dungeon92P2P icon.png13Maplink
Wilderness Volcano (level 23 Wilderness)92F2P icon.png9Maplink
East of the Deserted Keep (level 51 Wilderness)92F2P icon.png5Maplink
Forinthry Dungeon (level 31 Wilderness)92F2P icon.png8Maplink
God Wars Dungeon95P2P icon.png5Maplink

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hellhound/Strategies

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Bones.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Always4160

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Nothing
1Gold charm.png
1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
1Blue charm.png
20%69%5%5%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 389,650 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Ferocious ring.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Ferocious ring with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ferocious ring (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Tiny plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Tiny plated rune salvage with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Tiny plated rune salvageF2P icon.png11/1286,7518,000
Warpriest of Zamorak helm.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak helmF2P icon.png11/128[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak cuirassF2P icon.png11/128[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak greaves.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak greaves with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak greavesF2P icon.png11/128[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak gauntletsF2P icon.png11/128[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak boots.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak boots with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak bootsF2P icon.png11/128[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak cape.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak cape with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak capeF2P icon.png11/128[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 440,446 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Only dropped by GWD version.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png12/128Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity 1/20000 in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png11/20000[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Frozen key piece (zamorak).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Frozen key piece (zamorak) with rarity Random in quantity 1Frozen key piece (zamorak) (m)P2P icon.png1Random[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 16,776 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Estimated based on RuneMetrics data of 1,631,999 Hellhounds
  3. ^ Only dropped by GWD version.

Wilderness drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the Wilderness shared loot table, which is a tertiary drop. To access the table, it has to be killed inside the Wilderness.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but do increase the chance of doing so, as does doing higher-level content.
Skull.png Wilderness shared loot table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wilderness hilt.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,36548,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted)Adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png5–15 (noted)Uncommon313,995-941,98512,000-36,000
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat (m)P2P icon.png1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon26,587Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare8,973,975Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Bloodweed seed (m)P2P icon.png1–3Uncommon78,995-236,98538-114
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Hellhound drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Hellhound drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare8,239Not alchemisable

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Hellhounds.
  • ninja 23 June 2014 (Update):
    • The graphics and animations for the following NPCs have been revised:
      • Hellhounds
  • patch 5 February 2013 (Update):
    • All Hellhounds (and normal dogs) now utilize the latest sound effects (thanks go to Rooh for pointing this out).
  • patch 28 March 2011 (Update):
    • Charm drop rates for this monster have been reverted.
  • patch 10 January 2011 (Update):
    • This monster's animations have been updated to use more than just one of their legs.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Slayer Masters describe hellhounds as "a cross between dogs and demons". They are affected by the powers of silverlight and darklight. Along with the bloodveld, they are the only demons that drop bones rather than ashes.
    • They also don't count when assigned a "dog" slayer task.
  • On 16 June 2009, hellhounds were placed in the Wilderness Volcano, making it the first members monster to be made free-to-play. It also broke the record of strongest, non-revenant, free to play monster with a combat level of 92.
  • After the ring of wealth update on 16 March 2011, the charm drop rates of hellhounds and rock lobsters had "gone walkabouts."[1] This caused hellhounds to drop gold charms less frequently. Rather, they seemed to drop blue charms much more often. This was, however, fixed on 28 March as noted in the patch notes of that date.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Sneakman. "Hellhounds Nerf?." 16 March 2011. Recent Updates Forums.