|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 the most 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 9,083 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,248 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,212 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,687–86,870 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 121,725 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 102,402
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 55–4,400 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 234–18,720 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 139–11,120 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32 Uncommon 7,744 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 6,006–23,205
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,220 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 29,009 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 25,341 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 41,268 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 231,876
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 26 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 92 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 844 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 54 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 297 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 504 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 1,449 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 855 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 787 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 1,378 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 26,963
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 1,200 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,000 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,445 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 1,537 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,646 Tooth half of key 1 Common 25,543 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,464 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,785 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 483 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 408 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,492 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,739 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,935 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,342 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,222 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,968 Rune javelin 5 Rare 685 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,180 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,505 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,124 Law rune 45 Rare 9,945 Death rune 45 Rare 12,285 Dragonstone 1 Rare 23,769 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,687 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,946 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,607 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,685