Slayer task/Hellhounds (2024)

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Hellhounds
Requirements
SkillsNone
Combat level 75
OtherNone
Task amounts
Krystilia75-125
Vannaka30-60
Chaeldar70-130
Konar120-170
Nieve120-185
Duradel130-200
Advanced data
Icon IDNo

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.

Contents

  • 1 Monster Variants
  • 2 Location Comparison
  • 3 Exceptions
  • 4 Safespots

Monster Variants[edit | edit source]

MonsterCombat levelSlayer XPLocationsNotes
Hellhound122116
  • Catacombs of Kourend
  • East of Deserted Keep
  • Karuulm Slayer Dungeon
  • Stronghold Slayer Dungeon
  • Taverley Dungeon
  • Witchaven Dungeon
  • Standard Hellhounds, found in various locations around Gielinor.
Hellhound127116
  • God Wars Dungeon
  • Stronger Hellhounds found only in the God Wars Dungeon. Killing them contributes to Zamorak Kill count.
Hellhound136150
  • Wilderness Slayer Cave
  • Stronger Hellhounds found only in the Wilderness Slayer Cave.
Skeleton Hellhound (Ve'tion)214114.5
  • Vet'ion
  • 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 (Vet'ion)281214.5
  • Vet'ion
  • 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.
Skeleton Hellhound (Calvar'ion)11530
  • Calvar'ion
  • Two are summoned midway through Calvar'ion's first phase. They must be defeated to continue the fight.
  • For more information on fighting Calvar'ion, see Vet'ion/Strategies.
Greater Skeleton Hellhound (Calvar'ion)13930
  • Calvar'ion
  • Two are summoned midway through Calvar'ion's second phase. They must be defeated to continue the fight.
  • For more information on fighting Calvar'ion, see Vet'ion/Strategies.
Cerberus318690
  • Cerberus' Lair
  • Boss variant, requires 91 to be fought.
  • For more information on killing Cerberus, see Cerberus/Strategies.

Location Comparison[edit | edit source]

LocationMaplinkAmountMulticombatCannonableSafespottableNotes
Catacombs of KourendMaplink9YesNoYes
  • Killing Hellhounds here also gives access to Ancient shards and Dark totem pieces as bonus drops.
God Wars DungeonMaplink5YesNoYes
  • 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 DungeonMaplink12NoYesYes
  • Players who haven't completed the Elite must wear the boots of stone, boots of brimstone or granite boots to protect themselves from the extreme heat of the dungeon floor.
Stronghold Slayer DungeonMaplink13NoYesYes
Taverley DungeonMaplink13NoYesYes
  • 80 Agility (boostable at 75 with summer pie) is highly recommended.
Witchaven DungeonMaplink8NoYesYes
  • 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 AreaMaplink6NoYesYes
  • High danger of Player killing due to high traffic and high Wilderness level
  • Lever provides easy access to the Edgeville bank.
Wilderness (Level 18-22), Wilderness Slayer CaveMaplink5YesYesYes
  • Multicombat area and high Risk Player Killing in the area makes this a very dangerous location.
Wilderness (Level 31-35), near Vet'ionN/A4YesYesNo
  • Vet'ion summons two Skeleton Hellhounds and two Greater Skeleton Hellhounds during the fight.
  • Highly discouraged due to area being common hotspot for player killing and they have no drops other than the looting bag.

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.

Safespots[edit | edit source]

Safespotting can be done with Ranged, Magic, or a halberd. Hellhounds can be safespotted in Catacombs of Kourend as shown below, but not easily. Depending on Hellhound spawns, you will need to switch between the two spots. You may also need to path the Hellhounds away from the wall to be able to safespot them.

  • Two safespots for fighting Hellhounds in the Catacombs of Kourend.

  • Safespot for ranged and magic in the Witchaven Dungeon near the entrance of the Hellhound area.

  • Safespot for fighting Hellhounds in the Taverley Dungeon.

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