|Release date||27 August 2015 (Update)|
|A three-headed gigantic hound. Guardian of the River of Souls.|
Cerberus is a level 318 hellhound boss that is located in her lair, deep beneath the Taverley Dungeon in the cave entrance in the northeast part of the hellhound area which is found beyond the poisonous spiders. There are three identical lairs guarded by the Key Master. Players can choose whichever lair to fight Cerberus. Cerberus occasionally drops Key Master teleports (1/64) which can be used to teleport to the area immediately, otherwise players typically will get to Cerberus through the regular method of running from Taverley or Falador.
Cerberus requires both a Slayer level of 91 to kill and a slayer task of Cerberus herself or hellhounds. In the event of the latter, Cerberus can be killed while under the effects of the wild pie, provided that it boosts the player's slayer level to 91 or higher. It is the only monster to drop primordial, eternal and pegasian crystals, which can be attached to the Dragon boots, Infinity boots and Ranger boots respectively, providing best-in-slot boots for melee (Primordial boots), magic (Eternal boots), and ranged (Pegasian boots). In addition, she is also able to drop a Smouldering stone, which when combined with a dragon axe, dragon pickaxe, or a dragon harpoon can add a "heat element" to the tools, allowing them become an infernal axe, infernal pickaxe or infernal harpoon, respectively.
If a player has recently fought the boss, a line of fire will spawn between the entrance and the boss; stepping over this will deal 5 damage each way. Leaving the room through any means (back through the line of fire, teleportation or death) will result in Cerberus completely restoring its health if it was damaged. The line of fire does not despawn unless the player dies fighting Cerberus.
A dwarf multicannon cannot be set up inside Cerberus' Lair; if attempted, you will receive the message: You cannot place the cannon here, it would melt.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ashes 1 Always 24
Unique drop tableEdit
There is a 1 in 128 chance of hitting the unique drop table. Below lists the effective drop rates of any specific item.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Primordial crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 19,820,621 Pegasian crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 160,624 Eternal crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 5,496,430 Smouldering stone 1 Rare (1/512) 934,461
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Lava battlestaff 1 Common 9,924 Battlestaff 6 (noted) Common 54,462 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 40,733 Rune halberd 1 Uncommon 43,186 Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon 7,850 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,844 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,440 Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 20,324 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 33,162 Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 44,018
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Pure essence 300 (noted) Common 1,200 Fire rune 300 Common 1,500 Death rune 100 Common 31,700 Soul rune 100 Common 13,700 Blood rune 60 Uncommon 16,620 Runite bolts (unf) 40 Uncommon 12,760 Cannonball 50 Uncommon 10,200
Herbs, potions, and seedsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Super restore(4) 2 Common 18,330 Torstol seed 3 Uncommon 62,526 Grimy torstol 6 (noted) Uncommon 29,604
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coal 120 (noted) Common 21,720 Runite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 61,795
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 10,000–20,000 Common Not sold Unholy symbol 1 Common 314 Summer pie 3 Common 4,158 Ashes 50 (noted) Common 1,200 Dragon bones 20 (noted) Common 59,340 Wine of zamorak 15 (noted) Common 42,225 Fire orb 20 (noted) Common 24,540 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Common 19,360 Key master teleport 3 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold Jar of souls 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 198,616 Hellpuppy 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,604 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,418 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,982 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 937 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,976 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,810 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,946 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,563 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,485 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,428 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,733 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,872 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,300 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,963 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,158 Law rune 45 Rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Rare 14,265 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,955 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,540 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,816 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,636 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,575
- In Greek and Roman mythology, Cerberus is a multi-headed hellhound with a serpent's tail, a mane of snakes, and a lion's claws, guarding the entrance of the Greek underworld to prevent the dead from escaping and the living from entering. This reflects the area around Cerberus as it guards the rivers that take souls to the Underworld and explains the very rare drop Jar of souls.
- Cerberus stands on a trapdoor as a reference to the book/film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in some territories which explains the 4 stone/crystal drops.
- At one point, if a player had killed the last Cerberus of their task but also happened to die in the room, the player would be unable to recover their items as entering the boss chamber required the player to be on a Hellhounds task. This was changed so that the player can enter the chamber, but simply be unable to attack the boss.
- Along with the said change, the summoned spirits it calls were also given weapons so that challengers could easily identify the combat style they would be using.
- Cerberus is the only slayer boss whose attacks are fully protected by protection prayers.
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