|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. His projectile resembles Water Wave. 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, Dragon hunter crossbow, Dragon crossbow, Rune crossbow and Toxic blowpipe are effective weapons against him due to their high accuracy and, for the case of the blowpipe, very high damage-per-second capability. Wealthier players may opt to use the Twisted bow due to its effectiveness against monsters with high magic. 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 9,084 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,077 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,082 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,599–85,990 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 102,754 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 54,662
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 56–4,480 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 176–14,080 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 155–12,400 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 27–44 Uncommon 5,751–9,372 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 5,390–20,825 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 5,082–19,635
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,929 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 26,756 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,559 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 40,533 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 475,270
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 2,384 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 64 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 42 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 523 Cactus seed 1 Rare 368 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,032 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 983 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 49,310 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,141 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,050 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 556 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 80,351
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Rare drop table 1 Common (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Common (1/20) 3,788 Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 600 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,786 Shark 5 Uncommon 3,225 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 has a 1/16 chance to access the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Uncommon (1/93.09) Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/101.61) 6,456 Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.91) 15,214 Runite bar 1 Rare (1/409.6) 12,386 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/409.6) 875 Nature rune 67 Rare (1/682.67) 12,730 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/682.67) 37,993 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/682.67) 24,614 Nature talisman 1 Rare (1/682.67) 629 Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/819.2) 772 Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 8,595 Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 11,025 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,024) 5,700 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,024) 3,150 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,024) 1,080 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 22,659 Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 12,048 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,024) 7,700 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 1,565 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 32,218 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 58,989 Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,162.01) 11,881 Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,324.02) 65,646 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare (1/4,369.07) 223 Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,765.37) 37,490 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6) 3,264 Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,107.2) 750