|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 9,082 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,107 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,184 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 9,002–90,020 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 88,246 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 57,929
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 79–6,320 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 187–14,960 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 160–12,800 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32 Uncommon 8,448 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 8,206–31,705
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,373 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 28,061 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 25,206 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 40,964 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 361,693
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 36 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 270 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 772 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 57 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 307 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 699 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 2,600 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 745 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 828 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 457 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 32,322
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 900 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,043 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 4,449 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 1,575 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,864 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,979 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 988 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,028 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,400 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 316 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,152 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,589 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,621 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,556 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,897 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,904 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 6,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,240 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,576 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,875 Death rune 45 Rare 16,785 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,539 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,660 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 60,722 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,986 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,031