|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-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. 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, 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 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 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 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 Air battlestaff 1 Common 9,074 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,020 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,021 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,918–89,180 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 69,903 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 43,507
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 77–6,160 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 190–15,200 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 131–10,480 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32–44 Uncommon 7,040–9,680 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 5,566–21,505 Blood rune 22–85 Uncommon (1/64) 5,126–19,805
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,861 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 27,259 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 25,307 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 38,825 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 251,388
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 41 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 446 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 1,000 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 89 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 248 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 814 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,292 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 297 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 895 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 308 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 46,996
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 750 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,479 Shark 5 Uncommon 5,390 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,755 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 1,497 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,192 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,539 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 911 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,909 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 975 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 382 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,204 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,319 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,823 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,628 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,616 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,593 Rune javelin 5 Rare 590 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,000 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,459 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,242 Law rune 45 Rare 7,785 Death rune 45 Rare 11,385 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,068 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,658 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,309 Shield left half 1 Very rare 67,042 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 39,977