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Dagannoth Rex
Dagannoth Rex
Release date 7 November 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 303
Always drops Dagannoth bones
Dagannoth hide
Firstborn of the legendary Dagannoth Kings.
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 26
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee (slash)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 331.5
Category Boss, Dagannoth
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged 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 +10 +255
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 +0% Not immune Poisons instead
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

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; the former can be sold for a hefty price. 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.  

Dagannoth Rex safe spot

Luring Rex to a safe spot.

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 magic 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 wanders 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
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 1 Always 9,136
Dagannoth hide Dagannoth hide 1 Always 293


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fremennik blade Fremennik blade 1 Common Not sold
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1 Common 766
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,311
Mithril pickaxe Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 519
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon (7/128) 630
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,314
Dragon axe Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 54,833


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel kiteshield Steel kiteshield 1 Common 309
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Common 970
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,477
Fremennik shield Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,781
Fremennik helm Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold
Rock-shell plate Rock-shell plate 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 38,751
Rock-shell legs Rock-shell legs 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 37,882
Ring of life Ring of life 1 Rare (1/128) 1,936
Berserker ring Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 3,571,702
Warrior ring Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 92,221


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Antifire potion(2) Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 412
Prayer potion(2) Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 4,890
Super attack(2) Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 219
Super strength(2) Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 1,520
Super defence(2) Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 900
Zamorak brew(2) Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 2,325
Restore potion(2) Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 98

Ores and bars

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,077
Mithril ore Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 4,675
Coal Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 17,400
Iron ore Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 27,450
Steel bar Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 7,905–20,026


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bass Bass 5 Uncommon 1,340
Swordfish Swordfish 5 Uncommon 2,010
Shark Shark 5 Uncommon 4,545


There is a 1 in 128 chance of rolling the talisman table.[2]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air talisman Air talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 59
Mind talisman Mind talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 1,112
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 181
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 204
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 1,921
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 763
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare (1/2,240) 1,108
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare (3/8,960) 857
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare (3/8,960) 1,342


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Common (1/16) Not sold
Ensouled dagannoth head Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Common (1/20) 3,505
Coins 1000 Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,767
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 rex Pet dagannoth rex 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has a 1/16 chance to access the standard rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Uncommon (1/93.09) Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/101.61; 1/101.34)[R 1] 9,183
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.91; 1/106.62)[R 1] 13,691
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/409.6; 1/307.2)[R 1] 970
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare (1/409.6) 12,435
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Rare (1/590.41; 1/564.97)[R 1] 1,342
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Rare (1/682.67) 17,018
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/682.67) 37,873
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/682.67) 24,536
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/819.2; 1/614.4)[R 1] 921
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 11,385
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 12,825
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,024) 6,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,024) 4,074
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,024) 1,360
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 22,599
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 11,943
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,024) 8,100
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4; 1/1,228.8)[R 1] 1,736
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 32,154
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 59,158
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,162.01)[R 2] 12,040
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,324.02)[R 2] 65,395
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,765.37)[R 2] 37,187
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6; 1/4,915.2)[R 1] 3,769
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,107.2; 1/9,830.4)[R 1] 755
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The drop rate is increased by an unknown amount when wearing a Ring of wealth.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 06 March 2018.
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 22 June 2016. Mod Ash: "He has a 1/128 chance of calling the talisman table; it has a 1/7 chance of giving an air talisman."