Hellhound

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Hellhounds are mid to high level demons often given as a Slayer assignment to mid to high level players. The introduction of the Summoning skill brought about a rise in players killing them due to their gold charm drop rate. They have the third highest combat level of any monster outside of Daemonheim in F2P, surpassed by the deadly red spider and revenant knight. Hellhounds are also known for their very high drop rate of hard clue scrolls.

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

With the removal of Bounty Hunter, hellhounds were put in the Wilderness Volcano. They have been added to the Forinthry Dungeon with the re-release of the Old Wilderness system.

If hellhounds are assigned as a Slayer assignment, revenant hellhounds may be killed in their place. They have very high accuracy and hit constantly even through high level armour such as Barrows equipment. The hellhounds located in the God Wars Dungeon are weak to water spells; elsewhere they are weak to slash weapons.

Hellhounds can be an excellent way to train melee for F2P players, as players can exploit their weakness to slash with the Rune 2h sword and Gravite 2h sword, possibly getting more experience per hour than Deadly red spiders. Keep in mind: hellhounds are found only in the Wilderness in F2P worlds, so beware of the risk of PKers. The area is usually uncrowded. Hellhounds are a good source of AFK melee training, along with good charms per hour. It is recommended (for AFK) to bring Guthan's, as it heals you occasionally.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Hellhounds in their lair under Taverley.

If the player is killing hellhounds for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull while killing hellhounds in the Forinthry Dungeon, Wilderness Volcano or Deep Wilderness. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill while killing hellhounds in these locations if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned hellhounds as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

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 value
Bones.png: Hellhound drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Always1880

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
20%69%5%5%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 381,500 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Ferocious ring.png: Hellhound drops Ferocious ring with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ferocious ring (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Tiny plated rune salvage.png: Hellhound drops Tiny plated rune salvage with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Tiny plated rune salvageF2P icon.png11/1287,1528,000
Warpriest of Zamorak helm.png: Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak helm with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak helmF2P icon.png1Varies[2][3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass.png: Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak cuirassF2P icon.png1Varies[2][3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak greaves.png: Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak greaves with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak greavesF2P icon.png1Varies[2][3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets.png: Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak gauntletsF2P icon.png1Varies[2][3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak boots.png: Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak boots with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak bootsF2P icon.png1Varies[2][3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak cape.png: Hellhound drops Warpriest of Zamorak cape with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak capeF2P icon.png1Varies[2][3]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 440,446 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Only dropped in the God Wars Dungeon.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in the Battle of Lumbridge will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: Hellhound drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/75 in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png11/75Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit sapphire.png: Hellhound drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: Hellhound drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: Hellhound drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: Hellhound drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Frozen key piece (zamorak).png: Hellhound drops Frozen key piece (zamorak) with rarity Random in quantity 1Frozen key piece (zamorak) (m)P2P icon.png1Random[1]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 16,776 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  1. ^ Only inside Zamorak's Fortress

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: Hellhound drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,360,52448,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: Hellhound drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8-13 (noted)Adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png8–13 (noted)Uncommon517,312-840,63219,200-31,200
Preserved meat.png: Hellhound drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat (m)P2P icon.png1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: Hellhound drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon258,999Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: Hellhound drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare2,939,347Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: Hellhound drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: Hellhound drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Bloodweed seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon55,83238
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 value
Key token.png: Hellhound drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: Hellhound drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare8,101Not alchemisable

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.
    • Hellhounds could be dogs or wolves that were corrupted by magic or something they ate (similar to the origin of hellcats), rather than actual demons. This would explain why they drop bones.
  • On 16 June 2009, hellhounds were placed in the Wilderness Volcano, making it the first P2P monster to enter F2P. 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.