|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 9,075 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,067 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,076 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,689–86,890 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 51,776 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 60,889
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 46–3,680 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 152–12,160 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 147–11,760 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32–44 Uncommon 7,008–9,636 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 5,214–20,145 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 4,488–17,340
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,057 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 26,446 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,299 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 40,567 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 242,342
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 47 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 506 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 689 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 33 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 635 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 997 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 2,223 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 427 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,238 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 357 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 41,991
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 750 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,429 Shark 5 Uncommon 3,570 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,367 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 9,514 Tooth half of key 1 Common 21,541 Chaos talisman 1 Common 424 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 791 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 836 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,641 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 414 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,200 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,234 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 730 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,320 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,517 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,740 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,855 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,665 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,590 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,976 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,602 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,900 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,073 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,252 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,040 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,334 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,090 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,284 Dragon spear 1 Rare 46,477