Slayer task/Hellhounds

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Hellhounds can be assigned as a slayer task at 75 combat level by various slayer masters. They can be found in a variety of locations around Gielinor. The task is very straightforward as regular hellhounds only attack with their fairly accurate melee bites; it is recommended to either safespot them or keep Protect from Melee on at all times. Hellhounds have the chance of dropping a Smouldering stone and Hard clues. Players looking for more challenge and better drops can kill the Hellhound boss monster, Cerberus or the Wilderness boss Vet'ion, who summons skeleton hellhound minions during the fight.

One fast way to complete a Hellhound Slayer task is with a Dwarf multicannon in the Stronghold Slayer Dungeon, as it has a large amount of Hellhounds, allows the player to place a cannon, and has many safespots to stand in. Players looking for a more relaxed approach may prefer the Catacombs of Kourend, due to its Prayer restoration effect. Bringing a Bonecrusher into the Catacombs of Kourend will restore one Prayer point for each Hellhound killed, allowing for longer stretches between needing to restore Prayer points manually. Killing Hellhounds in the Catacombs of Kourend also gives access to the bonus drop table of Ancient shards and Dark totem pieces.

While slaying in the Wilderness, an imbued ring of wealth can be worn to increase the Hellhound's droprate of hard clue scrolls from 1/64 to 1/32, making it one of the fastest methods of getting hard clue scrolls in the game. A Burning amulet gives quick access to the Revenant Caves for those Hellhounds, while the Edgeville teleport lever is a quick way to travel back and forth from the Deserted Keep. Keep in mind that Wilderness is a dangerous area, so it is recommended to only bring items you are willing to lose.

Monster Variants[edit | edit source]

Monster Combat level Slayer XP Locations Notes
Hellhound 122 116
  • Standard Hellhounds, found in various locations around Gielinor.
Hellhound 127 116
Hellhound 136 150
Skeleton Hellhound 214 114.5
  • Two are summoned midway through Vet'ion's first phase. They must be defeated to continue the fight.
  • For more information on fighting Vet'ion, see Vet'ion/Strategies.
Greater Skeleton Hellhound 281 214.5
  • Two are summoned midway through Vet'ion's second phase. They must be defeated to continue the fight.
  • For more information on fighting Vet'ion, see Vet'ion/Strategies.
Cerberus 318 690

Location Comparison[edit | edit source]

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Location Maplink Amount Multicombat Cannonable Safespottable Notes
Catacombs of Kourend 9 Yes No Yes
God Wars Dungeon Unknown Yes Unknown Yes
  • Hellhounds are considered Zamorak followers.
  • Hellhounds can be found throughout the dungeon and in Zamorak's encampment, which requires Prayer 70 to access.
  • It is recommended to wear God-aligned items to avoid getting attacked by multiple monsters.
Karuulm Slayer Dungeon 12 No Yes Yes
Stronghold Slayer Dungeon Unknown No Yes Yes
Taverley Dungeon 11 No Yes Yes
Witchaven Dungeon 8 No Yes Yes
  • Long distance from a bank or convenient teleport makes it less recommended than other dungeons.
  • A short puzzle is required to access the Hellhounds area for the first time.
Wilderness (Level 49-55), near the Resource Area 6 No Unknown No
Wilderness (Level 18-22), Wilderness Slayer Cave 5 Yes Yes Unknown
  • Multicombat area and high Risk Player Killing to the makes this a very dangerous location.
Wilderness (Level 31-35), near Vet'ion 2 Yes Unknown No

Exceptions[edit | edit source]