|Release date||7 November 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||• Dagannoth bones|
• Dagannoth hide
|Firstborn of the legendary Dagannoth Kings.|
Dagannoth Rex is the Melee-based Dagannoth King found in the depths of the Waterbirth Island Dungeon, along with fellow Dagannoth Kings, Dagannoth Supreme and Dagannoth Prime. Rex is the only monster to drop the coveted Berserker and Warrior rings, which can be sold for hefty prices. He, along with the other Dagannoth Kings, can also drop the rare dragon axe.
Dagannoth Rex has an extremely low Magic Defence. Therefore, it is recommended to use Magic against him for better hits; popular choices are Slayer Dart, Fire Wave, Trident and God Spells. For best damage per second, players should use a Staff of the dead for the 15% damage boost (stacks with Charge spell), as well as its ability to autocast Flames of Zamorak. Another more popular alternative is the use of the Trident of the seas or Toxic trident. Using any of these strategies in conjunction with the Slayer helm (i), a player can now deal out extra damage if they are on a dagannoth task. Occult necklace may be used with Staff of the dead or Trident of the seas/swamp for an extra 10% magic damage.
Due to his large size, the fact he uses melee attacks only and the surroundings he is in, it is recommended to get him stuck on one of the ridges of the lair and safespot him (note that Spinolyps will still be constantly attacking while you're safespotting him). Many players use high-level armour such as Barrows armour, which give high Defence bonuses while still being able to hit Rex constantly with spells due to his very low Magic Defence, even if their magical attack bonus is below zero. Players who use Guthan the Infested's equipment are advised heal themselves on the Spinolyps while waiting for Rex to re-spawn to help preserve food and potions.
- If players venture too far out west to lure Dagannoth Rex, they risk attracting attention from both Dagannoth Prime and Dagannoth Supreme, namely Prime since he wonders closer to the east and north-east. This can be avoided by staying in the southeastern part of the arena, as Prime will rarely (if ever) go there, and attack Rex only when he's nearest to the east.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik blade 1 Common Not sold Mithril warhammer 1 Common 792 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,443 Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 558 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon (7/128) 906 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,405 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 46,850
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel kiteshield 1 Common 320 Steel platebody 1 Common 1,013 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,675 Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,924 Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold Rock-shell plate 1 Rare 38,502 Rock-shell legs 1 Rare 39,179 Ring of life 1 Rare (1/128) 2,015 Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128) 2,776,151 Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128) 80,881
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 705 Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 5,007 Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 254 Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 1,345 Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 991 Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 2,880 Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 133
Gems, Ores, and BarsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,186 Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 4,600 Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 18,600 Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 12,150 Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 6,990–17,708
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bass 5 Uncommon 1,265 Swordfish 5 Uncommon 1,850 Shark 5 Uncommon 4,940
There is a 1 in 128 chance of rolling the talisman table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 68 Mind talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 460 Water talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 184 Earth talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 163 Fire talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 1,833 Body talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 501 Cosmic talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 324
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,119 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,993 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/750) Not sold Pet dagannoth rex 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 8,845 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,311 Chaos talisman 1 Common 241 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 920 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 952 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,712 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 562 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,400 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,528 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 535 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 860 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,529 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,869 Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,440 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,610 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,619 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,027 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,677 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,557 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,443 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,414 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,329 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,093 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,066 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,477