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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
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 8,869
Dagannoth hide Dagannoth hide 1 Always 175


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fremennik blade Fremennik blade 1 Common Not sold
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1 Common 747
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,298
Mithril pickaxe Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 492
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon (7/128) 757
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,290
Dragon axe Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 42,936


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel kiteshield Steel kiteshield 1 Common 287
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Common 961
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,535
Fremennik shield Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,971
Fremennik helm Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold
Rock-shell plate Rock-shell plate 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 38,446
Rock-shell legs Rock-shell legs 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 38,416
Ring of life Ring of life 1 Rare (1/128) 1,944
Berserker ring Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 3,141,312
Warrior ring Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 82,143


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Antifire potion(2) Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 447
Prayer potion(2) Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 4,959
Super attack(2) Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 239
Super strength(2) Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 1,274
Super defence(2) Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 970
Zamorak brew(2) Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 2,392
Restore potion(2) Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 87

Ores and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,018
Mithril ore Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 4,375
Coal Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 16,900
Iron ore Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 33,300
Steel bar Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 8,565–21,698


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bass Bass 5 Uncommon 1,185
Swordfish Swordfish 5 Uncommon 1,895
Shark Shark 5 Uncommon 4,985


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) 357
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 135
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 223
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 3,337
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Rare (1/896) 968
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare (1/2,240) 283
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare (3/8,960) 437
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare (3/8,960) 473


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) 3,180
Coins 1000 Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,607
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] 8,454
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.91; 1/106.62)[R 1] 15,814
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/409.6; 1/307.2)[R 1] 979
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare (1/409.6) 12,440
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Rare (1/590.41; 1/564.97)[R 1] 473
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Rare (1/682.67) 15,477
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/682.67) 37,815
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/682.67) 24,541
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/819.2; 1/614.4)[R 1] 952
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 10,125
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 11,565
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,024) 6,900
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,024) 3,150
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,024) 1,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 22,565
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 11,680
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,024) 7,800
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4; 1/1,228.8)[R 1] 1,762
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 32,162
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 59,335
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,162.01)[R 2] 12,116
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,324.02)[R 2] 65,548
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,765.37)[R 2] 37,585
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6; 1/4,915.2)[R 1] 3,738
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,107.2; 1/9,830.4)[R 1] 620
  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."