|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 9,110 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,188 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,665 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,812–88,120 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 148,812 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 101,238
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 62–4,960 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 255–20,400 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 170–13,600 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32 Uncommon 7,776 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 6,424–24,820
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,528 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 28,385 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 24,789 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 38,973 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 284,513
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 45 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 166 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 1,154 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 48 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 341 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 339 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 2,095 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 539 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 529 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 1,175 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 24,867
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 1,650 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,805 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,160 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 1,547 Loop half of key 1 Common 6,755 Tooth half of key 1 Common 23,233 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,514 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,215 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 565 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 275 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,688 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,896 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,930 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,216 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,976 Rune javelin 5 Rare 665 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,100 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,847 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,872 Law rune 45 Rare 9,720 Death rune 45 Rare 13,140 Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,514 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,280 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,648 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,802 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 39,991