|Release date||7 November 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dagannoth bones, Dagannoth hide|
|A legendary Dagannoth King, rumoured to fly on the North winds.|
Dagannoth Prime is the Magic-based Dagannoth King found in the depths of the Waterbirth Island Dungeon, along with fellow Dagannoth Kings, Dagannoth Rex and Dagannoth Supreme. Prime is the only monster to drop the Seers ring and Mud battlestaff. He, along with the other Dagannoth Kings, can also drop the dragon axe.
Dagannoth Prime, like the combat triangle suggests, is weak to ranged attacks. The Armadyl crossbow, Rune crossbow and Toxic blowpipe are recommended weapons against him due to their high accuracy and, for the case of the blowpipe, very high damage-per-second capability. The Crystal bow is also an effective weapon to use, but very expensive and less so than the other alternatives given. His magical attack is VERY powerful and more potent than the other two kings; it can deal 50 Hitpoints of damage in one hit, so Protect from Magic prayer is a MUST whenever Dagannoth Prime is on you. Meleers are advised to stay away from Dagannoth Prime at all costs and fend off Dagannoth Supreme meanwhile, as Dagannoth Prime can kill any player not using the Protect from Magic prayer within a couple of attacks and is resistant to melee attacks. Dagannoth Prime still has medium Defence against ranged attacks. The most efficient way to kill Dagannoth Prime is to stand in the south-east corner of the lair while not being under attack by Dagannoth Rex or Dagannoth Supreme, using high-level armour such as Barrows armour.
- If players get too close to Dagannoth Rex when they are fighting Dagannoth Prime, Dagannoth Rex switches his aggressiveness towards them. This can be avoided by staying on the western part of the arena, as Rex will rarely (if ever) go there.
- Dagannoth Supreme respawns while fighting Prime. This can be avoided by staying in the northeastern part of the arena by the seaweed. Players will want to use the "Long-Range" style with their Ranged combat unless the player is sure that they will not get the attention of Supreme.
- Prime, along with his fellow king Supreme, have a very long-ranged attack. This means, if he targets you, you'll either have to leave the arena or kill him.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air battlestaff 1 Common 9,078 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,055 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,073 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,669–86,690 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 69,314 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 49,069
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 59–4,720 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 167–13,360 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 225–18,000 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32–44 Uncommon 8,128–11,176 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 5,434–20,995 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 4,686–18,105
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,276 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 26,379 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,114 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 37,836 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 303,832
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 61 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 498 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 784 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 51 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 928 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,500 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,681 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 372 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,581 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 434 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 41,007
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 900 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,803 Shark 5 Uncommon 4,050 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,257 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/750) Not sold Pet dagannoth prime 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 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 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,330 Tooth half of key 1 Common 21,171 Chaos talisman 1 Common 481 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 793 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 911 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,610 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 349 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,650 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 615 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,280 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,527 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,405 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,720 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,115 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,589 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,981 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,673 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 20,622 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,641 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,068 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,251 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,052 Shield left half 1 Rare 67,094 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,325