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Dagannoth Prime
Dagannoth Prime
Release date 7 November 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 303
Always drops Dagannoth bones, Dagannoth hide
Examine
A legendary Dagannoth King, rumoured to fly on the North winds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 50
Weakness Ranged
Attack Styles
Magic
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 331.5
Category Boss, Dagannoth
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
255 255 255 255 0
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+255 +255 +255 +255 +10
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 +0% Not immune Poisons instead
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

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.

Strategy

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 north-east corner of the lair while not being under attack by Dagannoth Rex or Dagannoth Supreme, using a ranged weapon.

Dangers

  • 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.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 1 Always 9,705
Dagannoth hide Dagannoth hide 1 Always 595

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Common 9,007
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,016
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,015
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,273–82,730
Mud battlestaff Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 103,947
Dragon axe Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 64,043

Runes and Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air talisman Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 75–6,000
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 206–16,480
Water talisman Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 224–17,920
Air rune Air rune 151–172 Uncommon 755–860
Mud rune Mud rune 27–44 Uncommon 5,832–9,504
Nature rune Nature rune 41–74 Uncommon 12,505–22,570
Death rune Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 6,160–23,800
Blood rune Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 7,106–27,455
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Rare 2,193
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare 644

Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fremennik shield Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,835
Fremennik helm Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold
Skeletal top Skeletal top 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 27,023
Skeletal bottoms Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 23,761
Farseer helm Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 38,629
Seers ring Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 536,354

Seeds

This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 3,594
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 104
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 57
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 395
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 165
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,050
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 937
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 52,487
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,321
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,638
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 1,042
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 83,882

Others

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Common (1/16) Not sold
Ensouled dagannoth head Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Common (1/20) 3,229
Oyster pearls Oyster pearls 1 Uncommon 744
Pure essence Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 600
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,186
Shark Shark 5 Uncommon 4,430
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/750) Not sold
Pet dagannoth prime 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Uncommon (1/93.09) Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/101.61; 1/101.34)[R 1] 8,811
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.91; 1/106.62)[R 1] 13,854
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/409.6; 1/307.2)[R 1] 1,095
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare (1/409.6) 12,453
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Rare (1/590.41; 1/564.97)[R 1] Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Rare (1/682.67) 20,435
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/682.67) 37,876
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/682.67) 24,541
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/819.2; 1/614.4)[R 1] 1,030
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 14,085
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 12,600
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,024) 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,024) 3,906
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,024) 1,220
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 22,575
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 12,003
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,024) 8,200
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4; 1/1,228.8)[R 1] 1,847
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 32,193
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 59,218
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,162.01)[R 2] 12,050
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,324.02)[R 2] 65,445
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,765.37)[R 2] 37,251
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6; 1/4,915.2)[R 1] 3,954
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,107.2; 1/9,830.4)[R 1] 740
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The drop rate is increased by an unknown amount when wearing a Ring of wealth.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 06 March 2018.