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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|
|Greater Skeleton Hellhound||281||214.5||
Location Comparison[edit | edit source]
|Catacombs of Kourend||9||Yes||No||Yes|
|God Wars Dungeon||Unknown||Yes||Unknown||Yes|
|Karuulm Slayer Dungeon||12||No||Yes||Yes|
|Stronghold Slayer Dungeon||Unknown||No||Yes||Yes|
|Wilderness (Level 49-55), near the Resource Area||6||No||Unknown||No|
|Wilderness (Level 18-22), Wilderness Slayer Cave||5||Yes||Yes||Unknown||
|Wilderness (Level 31-35), near Vet'ion||2||Yes||Unknown||No|
Exceptions[edit | edit source]
- Revenant hellhounds cannot be slain for a Hellhound Slayer task. They can only be slain for a Revenant Slayer task, which can be assigned by Krystilia.
- The Skeleton Hellhound fought during the In Search of the Myreque quest counts towards a Hellhound Slayer task during the quest. However, refighting it in the Nightmare Zone later on does not count towards a task.
- Bouncer fought during the Fight Arena quest counts towards a Hellhound Slayer task during the quest. However, refighting it in the Nightmare Zone later on does not count towards a task.
- Bouncer's ghost fought during The General's Shadow miniquest does not count toward Hellhound Slayer tasks. Regardless, it cannot be fought after the completion of the miniquest.