Terror dog

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Terror dogs are found at the end of Tarn's Lair. They can be killed with level 40 Slayer, and players can access them very quickly using the "Tarn's Lair" teleport on the ring of slaying.

During Lair of Tarn Razorlor, four of these need to be fought alongside some animated steel armour and Tarn. After the miniquest is complete, they can be found in the same chamber. They are aggressive and will rush players in a Prayer-draining area that can create problems for the unprepared.

Terror dogs do not count toward fulfilling a Slayer task for dogs and are instead their own unique task. They are the only monsters that drop granite helms.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The route from the entrance to terror dogs

The lair's entrance is found in the Abandoned Mine and requires a salve amulet to enter. The fastest way to access the lair is to use the ring of slaying and selecting the 'Tarn's Lair' option, which teleports directly into the dungeon (salve amulet not required), with Tarn's room being directly north of the teleport spot.

The second fastest way is using Drakan's medallion to teleport to Burgh de Rott and then heading west to use the Agility shortcut to climb over the fence, climb over the cart, and enter the cart tunnel to enter the Abandoned Mine.

The third way is to teleport to Canifis, and go via the Myreque shortcut to Burgh de Rott. There is an Agility shortcut between the town of Burgh de Rott and the Abandoned Mine area.

Another route is the Burgh de Rott Ramble. Choose Pazuzu (strongest follower), and route 1, the easiest.

To enter the lair, climb over the mine cart just south of the zealot (featured in the Haunted Mine quest), and enter the Abandoned Mine, then travel north and enter the lair.

If players travel through Tarn's Lair, it is recommended to wear magic defensive armour, or bring prayer potions as the skeleton mages' magic attacks can hit hard. Before entering the room with the terror dogs, remember to equip melee armour.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Terror dogs are weak to slashing weapons and have very low Defence, however they are aggressive and accurate in their attacks. The dwarf multicannon and its variants cannot be used here. Players should be prepared to be attacked by multiple dogs at once, and may take damage very quickly.

Tarn's Lair drains Prayer points at a rate of 10 points per two game ticks, or 500 points per minute (much faster than the Barrows), so it is best not to plan on using prayer (prayer drain does not apply to the empty chamber the ring of slaying teleports you to). However, using items such as the prayer necklaces from the rewards trader (Twisted bird skull necklace, Split dragontooth necklace & Demon horn necklace) and the Bonecrusher, using prayer is more than viable, should players be able to kill terror dogs at a fast enough rate.

With a Twisted bird skull necklace, a player must kill one terror dog every 5 seconds to maintain prayer points, with no prayers enabled. With a Split dragontooth necklace or a Demon horn necklace, a player must kill a level 61 terror dog every 5 seconds or a level 65 terror dog every 10 seconds to maintain prayer points with no prayers enabled. Dependent on Prayers or Curses active, this will also drain prayer points, meaning players must kill terror dogs at rate faster than the maintenance rate above, however this can be easily achieved with area of effect attacks. Area of effect abilities can be found in the abilities list.

Area of affect auto-attacks can be used by wielding Chinchompas for ranged players, Halberds for melee players or using the Ancient Magicks spellbook for mage players. Though a player may use any of these weapons, a halbert would be most recommended as terror dogs are weak to Slash attack styles.

Using the Prayer cape in conjunction with this method allows the player to have an increased maximum prayer points of 1,000.

It is recommended to bring a two-handed weapon with healing abilities, and good armour. The Saradomin godsword is a good choice as it is a slashing weapon. Halberds can also be used for their extra reach - at least a dragon halberd is recommended. A full set of Guthan's armour can be used as an alternative method, however the spear is a stabbing weapon resulting in slightly less accuracy. A combat familiar, instead of a healing one, can be helpful if players choose to use a Saradomin godsword or Guthan's set.

Use a set of basic abilities that include Cleave, and the threshold abilities Quake and Hurricane. Players should use these three abilities as often as possible, and keep in the middle of large numbers of enemy attacks. In addition, players may find Balanced Strike to be helpful to keep life points up.

A full Dharok's set is not advised here. Terror dogs are accurate enough that multiple attacks could seriously endanger a player trying to use Dharoks' low-life damage boosts.

It is possible to safe spot the large level 65 terror dogs once they become unaggressive, or at least limit the number of terror dogs attacking at once even when they are aggressive, via the torches in the large central chamber, or the edges of the small side chambers (the level 65 dogs respawn in the central chamber, but the small level 61 ones respawn in the side chambers). One can also use a halberd and trap them, exploiting their weakness to slash weapons.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 134,733 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Terror dog kill is worth 1,635 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Level 61 only
  2. ^ Level 65 only

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 24,021 kills.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common58115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common35730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common36760
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common859120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,655-47,2455,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,937600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare267,165-326,53527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common10,7711
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common10,8451
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,92560,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,53160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,35137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare734,040-897,160756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9401,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,90740,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare700,326-855,954720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,59666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,43260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,227-24,523678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare952,290-1,163,9101,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare52,156-62,894136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,880-13,120136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,385-57,91522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,875-306,62540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,088-21,81268-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare418,860-511,940180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon7,250-10,150Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common528Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon9,525-11,430Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common762Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,600-7,920Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,136Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,325-6,055Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,726-6,544532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,406-32,464532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon175,3361,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare30,6101,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,177,560-1,439,24090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon133,290-162,91090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon139,680-170,7208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon460,395-562,7055,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common51,300-62,7001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common30,600-37,40045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon482,400-589,600450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,856-23,9446,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare197,100-240,90064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,265-39,43513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare474,660-580,140243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]316,7006,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 24 November 2010 (Update):
    • The terror dogs of Tarn's Lair will now show their drops on the floor more clearly.
  • patch 6 October 2010 (Update):
    • Textured terror dogs to look the same during animations as they do when stationary.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 120,000 kills.[1]
    • This had increased to 131,738 by 6 May 2018.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Slayer Creature. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. Reddit. 6 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"