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Cerberus
Cerberus
Release date 27 August 2015 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 318
Always drops Ashes
Examine
A three-headed gigantic hound. Guardian of the River of Souls.
Combat info
Hitpoints 600
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 23 (all styles)
Weakness Crush
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Ranged, Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 91
Slayer XP 690
Category Hellhounds
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
220 220 100 220 220
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +50 +0 +50 +50
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+50 +100 +25 +100 +100
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +50 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Cerberus icon

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 or dragon pickaxe can add a "heat element" to the tools, allowing the dragon axe to become an infernal axe and the dragon pickaxe to become an infernal pickaxe.

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.

Special attacksEdit

Main article: Cerberus/Strategies

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ashes Ashes 1 Always 39

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 Primordial crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 24,752,361
Pegasian crystal Pegasian crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 153,710
Eternal crystal Eternal crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 5,027,413
Smouldering stone Smouldering stone 1 Rare (1/512) 946,782

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Common 9,975
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Common 53,634
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 41,471
Rune halberd Rune halberd 1 Uncommon 42,108
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon 7,827
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,449
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,635
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 20,347
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 32,340
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 43,487

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essence Pure essence 300 (noted) Common 2,100
Fire rune Fire rune 300 Common 1,500
Death rune Death rune 100 Common 32,900
Soul rune Soul rune 100 Common 13,900
Blood rune Blood rune 60 Uncommon 14,280
Runite bolts (unf) 5 Runite bolts (unf) 40 Uncommon 11,440
Cannonball Cannonball 50 Uncommon 9,650

Herbs, potions, and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super restore (4) Super restore(4) 2 Common 16,934
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 3 Uncommon 87,147
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 6 (noted) Uncommon 42,594

OresEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coal Coal 120 (noted) Common 18,240
Runite ore Runite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 63,055

OthersEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 10,000–20,000 Common Not sold
Unholy symbol Unholy symbol 1 Common 435
Summer pie Summer pie 3 Common 3,984
Ashes Ashes 50 (noted) Common 1,950
Dragon bones Dragon bones 20 (noted) Common 62,640
Wine of zamorak Wine of zamorak 15 (noted) Common 45,195
Fire orb Fire orb 20 (noted) Common 28,620
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Common 19,545
Key master teleport Key master teleport 3 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold
Jar of souls Jar of souls 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 267,268
Hellpuppy 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,644
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,260
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,838
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,076
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,192
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 655
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 572
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,023
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,766
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,692
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,596
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,471
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,909
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 475
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 14,500
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 760
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,880
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,452
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,280
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 14,805
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 17,130
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,447
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,159
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,412
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,640


TriviaEdit

Cerberus Chronicle art

Cerberus art from Jagex's turn-based card game Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

  • 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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