|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 9,080 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,088 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,087 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,638–86,380 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 66,865 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 60,979
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 64–5,120 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 154–12,320 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 134–10,720 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32–44 Uncommon 7,168–9,856 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 5,038–19,465 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 4,576–17,680
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,547 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 26,479 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,583 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 37,554 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 305,068
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 39 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 480 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 581 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 26 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 686 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,097 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 2,173 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 634 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,201 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 354 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 46,603
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 750 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,754 Shark 5 Uncommon 3,555 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,545 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 9,036 Tooth half of key 1 Common 20,137 Chaos talisman 1 Common 373 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 826 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 841 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,504 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 351 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,276 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 740 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,545 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,640 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,305 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,573 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,055 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,657 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 18,991 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,137 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,301 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,228 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,097 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,412 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,796