|Release date||7 November 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dagannoth bones, Dagannoth hide|
|A legendary Dagannoth King, rumoured to fly on the North winds.|
Dagannoth Prime is the magic using 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. He, along with the other Dagannoth Kings, can also drop the fabled Dragon axe.
Dagannoth Prime, like the combat triangle suggests, is weak to ranged attacks. The Armadyl crossbow, Rune crossbow and Toxic blowpipe are recommended weapons against him due to their high accuracy and, for the case of the blowpipe, very high Damage Per Second capability. The Crystal bow is also an effective weapon to use, but very expensive and less so than the other alternatives given. His magic 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 south-east corner of the lair while not being under attack by Dagannoth Rex or Dagannoth Supreme, using high level armour such as Barrows armour.
- 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 northern part of the arena. 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 Air battlestaff 1 Common 9,102 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,128 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,177 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 9,013–90,130 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 67,592 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 45,347
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 60–4,800 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 191–15,280 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 146–11,680 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32 Uncommon 6,848 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 6,996–27,030
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,164 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 28,985 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 25,798 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 38,583 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 242,381
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 41 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 203 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 898 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 53 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 279 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,188 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,823 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 609 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 899 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 405 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 38,183
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 600 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,157 Shark 5 Uncommon 4,820 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,601 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/750) Not sold Pet dagannoth prime 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 1,617 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,361 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,443 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 939 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,891 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,940 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 227 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,745 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,562 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,610 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,966 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,596 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,862 Rune javelin 5 Rare 595 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,412 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,965 Death rune 45 Rare 14,310 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,563 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,261 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,211 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,592 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,316