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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.

Strategy

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.

Dangers

  • 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.

Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 1 Always 8,619
Dagannoth hide Dagannoth hide 1 Always 289

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Common 8,918
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Common 8,912
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 1 Common 8,907
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,012–80,120
Mud battlestaff Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 98,236
Dragon axe Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 40,486

Runes and Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air talisman Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 83–6,640
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 384–30,720
Water talisman Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 156–12,480
Air rune Air rune 151–172 Uncommon 755–860
Mud rune Mud rune 27–44 Uncommon 7,344–11,968
Nature rune Nature rune 41–74 Uncommon 9,922–17,908
Death rune Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 4,576–17,680
Blood rune Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 6,908–26,690
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Rare 3,950
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare 697

Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fremennik shield Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,126
Fremennik helm Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold
Skeletal top Skeletal top 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 28,165
Skeletal bottoms Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 24,342
Farseer helm Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 42,179
Seers ring Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 366,499

Seeds

This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 914
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 41
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 25
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 25
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 58
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,778
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 456
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 68,750
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,586
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,756
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 754
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 53,472

Others

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Common (1/16) Not sold
Ensouled dagannoth head Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Common (1/20) 2,665
Oyster pearls Oyster pearls 1 Uncommon 646
Pure essence Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 450
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,112
Shark Shark 5 Uncommon 3,785
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 prime 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 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] 10,368
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.91; 1/106.62)[R 1] 9,427
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/409.6; 1/307.2)[R 1] 530
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare (1/409.6) 12,360
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Rare (1/590.41; 1/564.97)[R 1] Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Rare (1/682.67) 16,214
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/682.67) 37,691
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/682.67) 24,457
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/819.2; 1/614.4)[R 1] 711
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 7,965
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 9,360
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,024) 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,024) 3,066
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,024) 1,440
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 22,459
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 11,595
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,024) 6,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4; 1/1,228.8)[R 1] 1,395
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 32,040
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 59,099
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,162.01)[R 2] 11,834
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,324.02)[R 2] 65,426
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,765.37)[R 2] 37,883
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6; 1/4,915.2)[R 1] 2,950
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,107.2; 1/9,830.4)[R 1] 860
  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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 06 March 2018.


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