|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 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price 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 1 Rare (1/512) 24,752,361 Pegasian crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 153,710 Eternal crystal 1 Rare (1/512) 5,027,413 Smouldering stone 1 Rare (1/512) 946,782
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Lava battlestaff 1 Common 9,975 Battlestaff 6 (noted) Common 53,634 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 41,471 Rune halberd 1 Uncommon 42,108 Black d'hide body 1 Uncommon 7,827 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,449 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,635 Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 20,347 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 32,340 Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 43,487
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Pure essence 300 (noted) Common 2,100 Fire rune 300 Common 1,500 Death rune 100 Common 32,900 Soul rune 100 Common 13,900 Blood rune 60 Uncommon 14,280 Runite bolts (unf) 40 Uncommon 11,440 Cannonball 50 Uncommon 9,650
Herbs, potions, and seedsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Super restore(4) 2 Common 16,934 Torstol seed 3 Uncommon 87,147 Grimy torstol 6 (noted) Uncommon 42,594
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coal 120 (noted) Common 18,240 Runite ore 5 (noted) Uncommon 63,055
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 10,000–20,000 Common Not sold Unholy symbol 1 Common 435 Summer pie 3 Common 3,984 Ashes 50 (noted) Common 1,950 Dragon bones 20 (noted) Common 62,640 Wine of zamorak 15 (noted) Common 45,195 Fire orb 20 (noted) Common 28,620 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Common 19,545 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) 267,268 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 1,644 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,260 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,838 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,076 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,192 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 655 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 572 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,023 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,766 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,692 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,596 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,471 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,909 Rune javelin 5 Rare 475 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 14,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 760 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,880 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,452 Law rune 45 Rare 8,280 Death rune 45 Rare 14,805 Dragonstone 1 Rare 17,130 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,447 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,159 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,412 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,640
- 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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