|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 9,092 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,091 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,092 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,608–86,080 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 72,325 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 52,222
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 51–4,080 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 172–13,760 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 208–16,640 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32–44 Uncommon 6,656–9,152 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 5,588–21,590 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 4,840–18,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,726 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 26,350 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,343 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 36,665 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 293,805
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 44 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 461 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 866 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 69 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 906 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 877 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,846 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 270 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,194 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 424 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 47,631
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 900 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,825 Shark 5 Uncommon 4,805 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,743 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 8,778 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,887 Chaos talisman 1 Common 244 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 928 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,036 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,784 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 549 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 555 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 880 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,628 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,675 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,430 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,581 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,959 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,610 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,800 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,220 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,888 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,328 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,232 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,051 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,652 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,951