OSRS Hellhounds Guide

Hellhounds are mid-to-high level demonic monsters found in OSRS. They are a very common slayer task for high level slayer masters such as Duradel and Nieve. Cerberus can be killed as an alternative to normal hellhounds, but only when on a Hellhound slayer task. Cerb is a type of slayer boss that is fairly easy to kill, you can read our Cerberus guide here.

In this OSRS Hellhounds guide, we will take look at some of the most efficient strategies to kill this slayer monster.

Where to kill Hellhounds in OSRS?

Players in search of Hellhounds can find them at many accessible locations around the OSRS map. Below is a list of the locations players can find Hellhounds at:

Hellhounds Gear Setup

Finding the most optimal gear to use when killing Hellhounds in OSRS is important, helping to increase your kills per hour and reduce supply costs. Either Melee or Ranged-based combat is recommended here, setups based on various budgets can be seen below.

Melee Gear Setups

Max Melee

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Example Max Setup

Mid-tier Melee

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Example Mid-Tier Setup

Budget Melee

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Example Budget Setup

Ranged Gear Setups

Max Ranged

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Example Max Setup

Mid-tier Ranged

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Example Mid-Tier Setup

Budget Ranged

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Example Budget Setup

Hellhound Guide FAQs

Below is some of the most frequently asked questions by players looking to kill Hellhounds for the first time.

Can you safe spot Hellhounds?

Yes, the best place to safe spot Hellhounds is in the Stronghold Slayer cave. Players can attack the hellhound with a ranged weapon from within the corridors of the cave. The hellhound will be blocked from attacking the player as they are too large to fit down the corridor.

How do you cannon hellhounds?

To cannon Hellhounds you need to be in a zone that allows the use of cannons. These locations include the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, Stronghold Slayer Dungeon, Taverly Dungeon, Witchaven Dungeon and all Wilderness hellhound locations.

Are hellhounds worth doing?

Hellhounds are a very common task but generally not worth doing. There is no fast way to kill them such as bursting or barraging, meaning experience rates are not efficient. Additionally, they don’t really drop anything that provides consistent profit or value. For this reason many players choose to block them as a task, if they aren’t planning to go for the Cerberus pet.

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