OSRS Hellhound Slayer Task Guide

30.06.2024 - 15:08:31
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OSRS Hellhound Slayer Task Guide

Hellhound is a common monster that can be assigned from your Slayer Master. There is a boss variant and a normal variant as well. There are a lot of places where you can access the normal variant of this monster. Let’s look at the best one.

Best Places to Kill

Catacombs of Kourend

If you are not using Wilderness the best place to do your slayer task for this monster is in the Catacombs of Kourend. These hellhounds are in a multi combat area unlike all the other places the hellhounds reside in so you can put on protection from melee and just AFK with auto-retaliate on. The main reason why you would want to kill this monster in the catacombs is the fact that they can drop totem pieces and ancient shards. These drops are unique to the catacombs and cannot be obtained any place else. Since there is almost nothing in the drop table of a regular hellhound this will be a good edition.


Wilderness Slayer Cave

If you are using Wilderness, the absolute best place to kill this monster is the Wilderness Slayer Cave. Hellhounds in this dungeon have access to the Wilderness drop table so you will be making money. They are also in multi combat and are cannonable. This place is the only place where you can use a cannon in a multi combat area against hellhounds.


For Ironmen Safespotable

If you are an Ironman and you don’t want to waste any supplies killing these creatures, the best place to do this is in the Stronghold Slayer Dungeon. You can easily safespot the hellhounds via a ranged weapon here and you can also set-up a cannon if you have the resources for it to speed up your individual kills.


Weakness

All monsters in Old School Runescape have weaknesses against some combat style or weapon. The hellhounds are weak to everything.


Stab Defence

Slash Defence

Crush Defence

Magic Defence

Dart Defence

Arrow Defence

Bolt Defence

0

0

0

0 + %50 Weakness to water spells

0

0

0

You can pretty much use any combat style you want against these creatures. If you are looking for the best DPS though, you would want to use the best magic gear you have alongside water spells.


Best Gear Setups

Your gear setups should always be according to the weakness of the monster and it should almost always be the best in slot gear for that combat style. Here are some examples for regular hellhounds:

Melee

Killing one at a time tanking with food:

  • Helmet: Slayer Helmet

  • Neck: Amulet of Torture/Fury

  • Ammo: Holy blessing

  • Cape: Infernal/Fire Cape

  • Body: Torva/Bandos 

  • Legs: Torva/Bandos 

  • Weapon: Any tier 70+ weapon or Arclight

  • Shield: Avernic/Dragon defender

  • Boots: Primordial/Dragon boots

  • Gloves: Ferocious/Barrows gloves

  • Ring: Ultor/Berserker ring or Lightbearer

Killing in multi-combat with prayer:

  • Helmet: Slayer Helmet

  • Neck: Amulet of Torture/Fury or Dragonbone necklace

  • Ammo: Holy blessing

  • Cape: Infernal/Fire Cape

  • Body: Proselyte Hauberk or Sunfire fanatic cuirass

  • Legs: Proselyte Cuisse or Sunfire fanatic chausses

  • Weapon: Any tier 70+ weapon or Arclight

  • Shield: Avernic/Dragon defender

  • Boots: Primordial/Dragon boots

  • Gloves: Ferocious/Barrows gloves

  • Ring: Ultor/Berserker ring or Ring of the gods (i) or Lightbearer

If you are going the prayer route do not get all the prayer bonus you can get, it will be an overkill. The best way to get the highest prayer bonus is by switching only your chest and legs slot with prayer equipment.

Range

Although it is recommended to kill these with melee or mage, here is a list of items you can use to kill them ranged as well:

  • Helmet: Slayer Helmet (i)

  • Neck: Necklace of Anguish or Dragonbone Necklace

  • Ammo: Holy blessing or ammo for your weapon

  • Cape: Dizana’s quiver or Ava’s assembler

  • Body: Masori/Armadyl or Blessed d’hide

  • Legs: Masori/Armadyl or Blessed d’hide

  • Weapon: Blowpipe with amethyst darts or Magic shortbow imbued with amethyst arrows. (It would be slower but you can bring crossbows with any bolts you want as well.)

  • Shield: -

  • Boots: Pegasian boots or Blessed d’hide boots

  • Gloves: Zaryte vambraces or Barrows gloves

  • Ring: Venator ring/Archer’s ring/Ring of the gods (i) or Lightbearer

Magic

Magic, especially at max level will be your best DPS against these monsters. However you will be constantly losing money for this DPS since casting each spell costs runes. It can still be a good trade-off to quickly get through the task and move on to the next one. Here is the best magic gear that you can use:

  • Helmet: Slayer Helmet (i)

  • Neck: Occult Necklace or Dragonbone Necklace

  • Ammo: Holy blessing 

  • Cape: Imbued God cape

  • Body: Ancestral robe top or any robe that have a magic damage boost

  • Legs: Ancestral robe bottom or any robe that have a magic damage boost

  • Weapon: Harmonised nightmare staff (most important item)

  • Shield: Tome of water (charged)

  • Boots: Eternal boots

  • Gloves: Tormented bracelet or Barrows gloves

  • Ring: Magus ring/Seers ring (i)/Ring of the gods (i)

Harmonised nightmare staff is the most important part of this setup since it allows you to cast spells a tick faster.

Inventory

  • Rune pouch containing runes for your spells

  • 1-4 Stat boosting divine potions for your combat style

  • Prayer potions 4-6

  • Food if tanking

  • Cannon (optional)

  • Holy wrench (optional)

  • Herb sack

  • Teleport to safety, like house tabs

  • Special attack weapon if using melee

  • Imbued/Saturated heart if using magic

Best Drops

  • Smouldering stone: 3.6M - 1/32,768 drop chance

  • Clue scroll hard: 1/64 or 1/32 drop chance (Hard combat achievements diary)

Other locations

Other locations that hellhounds resides in are as follows:

  • Witchhaven dungeon

  • Karuulm Slayer dungeon

  • Taverley Dungeon

It is not recommended to do your hellhound slayer tasks in these locations.


Cerberus

Cerberus is a slayer task only boss that requires level 91 Slayer to kill. You can kill this boss instead of the regular hellhounds for some good rewards. Boss itself is really simple so let’s jump straight into it!

Weakness

Cerberus has a main weakness to crush attacks followed up by stab attacks, so you should pick one of them to slay this boss. If you are going for stab you can also use arclight on stab since it is a demonbane weapon.


Stab Defence

Slash Defence

Crush Defence

Magic Defence

Dart Defence

Arrow Defence

Bolt Defence

50

100

25

100 + %40 Weakness to water spells

100

100

100

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