|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 802 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,318 Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 569 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon (7/128) 1,068 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,359 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,532 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 55,640
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel kiteshield 1 Common 324 Steel platebody 1 Common 1,007 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,691 Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,945 Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold Rock-shell plate 1 Rare 38,418 Rock-shell legs 1 Rare 38,408 Ring of life 1 Rare (1/128) 2,048 Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128) 2,563,368 Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128) 80,716
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 673 Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 4,944 Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 264 Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 1,421 Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 964 Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 2,880 Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 139
Gems, Ores, and BarsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,260 Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 4,425 Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 22,200 Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 18,900 Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 7,485–18,962
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bass 5 Uncommon 1,415 Swordfish 5 Uncommon 1,970 Shark 5 Uncommon 5,955
Players have a 1/128 chance of receiving an item from this table. Each talisman has an equal chance of being dropped, effectively making the drop rate of a specific talisman 1/896.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1 Rare 59 Fire talisman 1 Rare 1,504 Water talisman 1 Rare 139 Earth talisman 1 Rare 175 Mind talisman 1 Rare 350 Body talisman 1 Rare 634 Cosmic talisman 1 Rare 258
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,786 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,463 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 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 900 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,414 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,554 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 890 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,727 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 730 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 237 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,559 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,987 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,532 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,883 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,295 Rune javelin 5 Rare 535 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,598 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,822 Law rune 45 Rare 9,360 Death rune 45 Rare 10,440 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,143 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,247 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,095 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,192 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,191