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:
- Level 91 Slayer is necessary to access Cerberus.
- Completion of the “Summer’s End” quest is required.
2. Gear Setup:
- High Prayer bonus gear like Proselyte or Elite Void Knight equipment is recommended.
- Abyssal Tentacle or Bludgeon is ideal for melee combat.
- Toxic Blowpipe or Trident of the Swamp for ranged and magic options.
- Prayer-boosting items like Ardougne Cloak and God Books are valuable.
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.