|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 32
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) 22,390,673 Pegasian crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 140,855 Eternal crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 5,773,516 Smouldering stone 1 Rare (1/512) 919,383
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Lava battlestaff 1 Common 9,911 Battlestaff 6 (noted) Common 54,048 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 40,984 Rune halberd 1 Uncommon 41,903 Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon 7,751 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,215 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,499 Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 20,237 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 32,369 Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 43,239
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Pure essence 300 (noted) Common 1,800 Fire rune 300 Common 1,500 Death rune 100 Common 37,400 Soul rune 100 Common 14,600 Blood rune 60 Uncommon 15,240 Runite bolts (unf) 40 Uncommon 11,920 Cannonball 50 Uncommon 10,050
Herbs, potions, and seedsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Super restore(4) 2 Common 18,246 Torstol seed 3 Uncommon 72,966 Grimy torstol 6 (noted) Uncommon 32,622
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coal 120 (noted) Common 18,960 Runite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 62,010
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 10,000–20,000 Common Not sold Unholy symbol 1 Common 370 Summer pie 3 Common 4,068 Ashes 50 (noted) Common 1,600 Dragon bones 20 (noted) Common 62,260 Wine of zamorak 15 (noted) Common 47,655 Fire orb 20 (noted) Common 25,540 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Common 19,550 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) 231,013 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 1,590 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,121 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,501 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 981 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,005 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,345 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 316 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,085 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,543 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,644 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,803 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,984 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,910 Rune javelin 5 Rare 570 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,300 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,160 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,840 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,920 Death rune 45 Rare 16,830 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,539 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,943 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,404 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,517 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,833
- 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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