Slayer task/Hellhounds

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Combat levelCombat level 75
Task Amounts
Krystilia chathead.png Krystilia75-125
Vannaka chathead.png Vannaka40-80
Chaeldar chathead.png Chaeldar110-170
Konar quo Maten chathead.png Konar120-170
Nieve chathead.png Nieve120-185
Duradel chathead.png Duradel130-200
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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, Hard clues and Ensouled hellhound heads.

One fast way to complete a Hellhound Slayer task is with a Dwarf multicannon in the Stronghold Slayer Dungeon, as it has a fair amount of hellhounds, allows the player to place a cannon and has many safespots to stand in. Killing Hellhounds in the Catacombs of Kourend 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 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. The Edgeville teleport lever is a quick way to travel back and forth from the Deserted Keep. Note that Revenant Hellhounds do not count towards a Hellhound slayer task. Keep in mind that Wilderness is a dangerous area, so it is recommended to only bring items you are willing to lose.

Cerberus and skeletal hellhounds can be killed as alternatives to normal hellhounds. The former can provide significant profit over normal hellhounds, but requires 91 Slayer (boostable) in order to be fought, while the latter is highly discouraged due to being summoned by another boss, Vet'ion, whose location is a hotspot for player killing.

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]

Location Maplink Amount Multicombat Cannonable Safespottable Notes
Catacombs of Kourend Maplink 9 Yes No Yes
God Wars Dungeon Maplink 5 Yes No Yes
  • Hellhounds are considered Zamorak followers.
  • It is recommended to wear God-aligned items to avoid getting attacked by multiple monsters.
  • Highly discouraged due to generally far and sparse spawns.
Karuulm Slayer Dungeon Maplink 12 No Yes Yes
Stronghold Slayer Dungeon Maplink 13 No Yes Yes
Taverley Dungeon Maplink 13 No Yes Yes
Witchaven Dungeon Maplink 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 Maplink 6 No Yes Yes
Wilderness (Level 18-22), Wilderness Slayer Cave Maplink 5 Yes Yes Yes
  • Multicombat area and high Risk Player Killing in the area makes this a very dangerous location.
Wilderness (Level 31-35), near Vet'ion N/A 4 Yes Yes No

Exceptions[edit | edit source]