|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 9,095 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,090 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,088 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,884–88,840 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 70,876 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 55,952
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 56–4,480 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 170–13,600 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 139–11,120 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32–44 Uncommon 7,008–9,636 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 5,060–19,550 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 4,950–19,125
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,952 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 26,670 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,298 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 35,662 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 243,954
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 50 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 357 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 916 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 83 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 632 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 616 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,195 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 264 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 947 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 319 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 39,776
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 900 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,861 Shark 5 Uncommon 5,780 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,481 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 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 932 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,309 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,978 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 888 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,767 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 762 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 241 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,564 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,945 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,528 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,896 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,285 Rune javelin 5 Rare 540 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,440 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,586 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,864 Law rune 45 Rare 9,360 Death rune 45 Rare 10,350 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,202 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,222 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,059 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,248 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,666