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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. His projectile resembles Water Wave. 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 north-east corner of the lair while not being under attack by Dagannoth Rex or Dagannoth Supreme, using a ranged weapon.


  • 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.png Dagannoth bones 1 Always 8,605
Dagannoth hide.png Dagannoth hide 1 Always 153


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff.png Air battlestaff 1 Common 8,948
Earth battlestaff.png Earth battlestaff 1 Common 8,973
Water battlestaff.png Water battlestaff 1 Common 8,972
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,161–81,610
Mud battlestaff.png Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 37,806
Dragon axe.png Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 36,332

Runes and Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air talisman.png Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 92–7,360
Earth talisman.png Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 310–24,800
Water talisman.png Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 171–13,680
Air rune.png Air rune 151–172 Uncommon 755–860
Mud rune.png Mud rune 27–44 Uncommon 6,561–10,692
Nature rune.png Nature rune 41–74 Uncommon 8,897–16,058
Death rune.png Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 4,466–17,255
Blood rune.png Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 8,074–31,195
Fire talisman.png Fire talisman 1 Rare 4,924
Cosmic talisman.png Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare 784


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fremennik shield.png Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,579
Fremennik helm.png Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold
Skeletal top.png Skeletal top 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 26,545
Skeletal bottoms.png Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 23,610
Farseer helm.png Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 39,290
Seers ring.png Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 327,913


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Toadflax seed.png Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 795
Irit seed.png Irit seed 1 Uncommon 47
Belladonna seed.png Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 57
Poison ivy seed.png Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 18
Cactus seed.png Cactus seed 1 Rare 98
Avantoe seed.png Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,675
Kwuarm seed.png Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 379
Snapdragon seed.png Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 54,551
Cadantine seed.png Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,034
Lantadyme seed.png Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,358
Dwarf weed seed.png Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 423
Torstol seed.png Torstol seed 1 Very rare 58,385


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table 1 Common (1/16) Not sold
Ensouled dagannoth head.png Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Common (1/20) 3,801
Oyster pearls.png Oyster pearls 1 Uncommon 778
Pure essence.png Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 300
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640
Shark.png Shark 5 Uncommon 4,605
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/750) Not sold
Pet dagannoth prime.png Pet dagannoth prime 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.png Coins 3,000 Uncommon (1/93.09) Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/101.61; 1/101.34)[R 1] 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.91; 1/106.62)[R 1] 10,840
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/409.6; 1/307.2)[R 1] 455
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare (1/409.6) 12,368
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
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1 Rare (1/590.41; 1/564.97)[R 1] Error
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Rare (1/682.67) 14,539
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/682.67) 37,758
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/682.67) 24,487
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/819.2; 1/614.4)[R 1] 679
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 9,135
Steel arrow.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,024) 4,800
Rune arrow.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,024) 2,940
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,024) 1,220
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 22,459
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 11,932
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,024) 7,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4; 1/1,228.8)[R 1] 1,249
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 32,015
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 58,488
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,162.01)[R 2] 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,324.02)[R 2] 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,765.37)[R 2] 37,226
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6; 1/4,915.2)[R 1] 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,107.2; 1/9,830.4)[R 1] 875
  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.