|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, 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 9,062 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,037 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,068 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,518–85,180 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 111,856 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 57,700
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 50–4,000 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 183–14,640 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 295–23,600 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 27–44 Uncommon 6,912–11,264 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 4,796–18,530 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 4,422–17,085
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,708 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 27,151 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,979 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 41,191 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 352,606
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 43 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 212 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 735 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 68 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 2,108 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,155 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,935 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 648 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,735 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 365 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 50,351
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) 3,195 Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 750 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,182 Shark 5 Uncommon 3,500 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 6,321 Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,601 Chaos talisman 1 Common 265 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 896 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 817 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,602 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 580 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 7,200 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,486 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 780 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,000 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,311 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,472 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,810 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,570 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,855 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,626 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,500 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,182 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,247 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,071 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,989 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,386 Dragon spear 1 Rare 39,473