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 The 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.

Location[edit | edit source]

Terror dogs can be found at:

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. 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). The dwarf multicannon and its variants cannot be used here.

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. Prayer is drained too fast in these caverns to be reliable.

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]

The average Terror dog kill is worth 1,777.48 coins.

100% drops[edit | edit source]

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

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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71–72%9–10%7–8%8–9%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 24,021 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 134,733 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 134,733 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of Wealth or luck of the Dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common83015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,06730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,12160
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,298120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare283,410-346,3905,400-6,600
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)P2P icon.png1Common14,7650
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)P2P icon.png1Common15,0110
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,888600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare534,960-653,84027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,59160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,18960,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,11137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare553,500-676,500756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9251,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,87340,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare699,714-855,206720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare99,64666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,77060,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,368-18,632678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,028,295-1,256,8051,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare221,272-266,828136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,296-10,004136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common51,705-63,19522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon434,250-530,75040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,416-17,3840
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare342,180-418,2200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon8,725-12,215Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,484Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon12,275-14,730Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common982Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare68,550-82,260Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,372Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare6,100-8,540Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon463,860-566,9400
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon148,770-181,8300
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,055-141,8458,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon175,365-214,3355,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,226-10,544532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon30,072-34,368532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon130,6121,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare275,5201,520
Flax.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common58,500-71,5001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common28,575-34,92545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon333,450-407,550450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,192-15,9086,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare130,950-160,05064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,300-29,70013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare542,430-662,970243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]209,6886,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,16118
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,400,846,250300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Terror dog drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Terror dog drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot 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)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot 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)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ 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."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ 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.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • 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!"