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OSRS Cerberus Guide

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Cerberus is one of the most challenging and rewarding boss monsters in OSRS. Located in the Taverley Dungeon, Cerberus presents a formidable obstacle to even the most experienced adventurers, useful for making money. In this guide, we will delve into the strategies, gear, and tactics required to conquer this three-headed canine guardian and claim its valuable rewards.

Preparing for the Encounter

Before taking on Cerberus, thorough preparation is key to a successful battle. Here are the essential steps to get ready for the fight:

1. Requirements:

  • Level 91 Slayer is necessary to access Cerberus.
  • Completion of the “Summer’s End” quest is required.

2. Gear Setup:

3. Inventory Setup:

  • Super combat potions, Saradomin brews, and Prayer potions are essential.
  • Prayer-restore items like Prayer scrolls or bones are necessary.
  • Stamina potions for running between rooms.

The Cerberus Fight

Now that you are prepared, it’s time to take on Cerberus. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to approach the battle:

1. Entering the Fight:

  • Use a hellhound or pet slayer task to increase your drop rate.
  • Stand on the center tile to start the encounter.

2. Prayer and Attack Rotation:

  • Cerberus has a predictable attack rotation. Start with Protect from Melee.
  • Switch to Protect from Missiles when Cerberus uses her Ranged attack.
  • Switch to Protect from Magic when she uses her Magic attack.

3. Special Attacks:

  • Fire Attack: Move to an adjacent tile to avoid taking damage.
  • Ghosts: Kill the summoned ghosts quickly to prevent damage.
  • Summoning Pools: Destroy the pools Cerberus summons to avoid healing.

4. Maximizing Damage:

  • Use special attacks and Ultimate abilities strategically.
  • Make use of your chosen combat style’s strengths.

5. Prayer and Health Management:

  • Conserve Prayer points by flicking your prayers.
  • Prioritize health over prayer when necessary but avoid letting your health drop too low.