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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
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
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 331.5
Category Dagannoth
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
255 255 255 0 255
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
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+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. 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
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 1 Always 8,207
Dagannoth hide Dagannoth hide 1 Always 96


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Common 9,062
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,037
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,068
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,518–85,180
Mud battlestaff Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 111,856
Dragon axe Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 57,700

Runes and TalismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air talisman Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 50–4,000
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 183–14,640
Water talisman Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 295–23,600
Air rune Air rune 155 Uncommon 775
Mud rune Mud rune 27–44 Uncommon 6,912–11,264
Death rune Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 4,796–18,530
Blood rune Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 4,422–17,085


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fremennik shield Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,708
Fremennik helm Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold
Skeletal top Skeletal top 1 Rare 27,151
Skeletal bottoms Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 23,979
Farseer helm Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 41,191
Seers ring Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 352,606


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 43
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 212
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 735
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 68
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 2,108
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,155
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,935
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 648
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,735
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 365
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 50,351


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) 3,195
Pure essence Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 750
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,182
Shark Shark 5 Uncommon 3,500
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 also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,321
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,601
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 265
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 896
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 817
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,602
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 580
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 7,200
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,486
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 780
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,000
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,311
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,472
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,810
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,570
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,855
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,626
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,500
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,182
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,247
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,071
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,989
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,386
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 39,473