|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 9,082 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,084 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,081 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,875–88,750 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 93,280 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 46,072
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 63–5,040 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 201–16,080 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 163–13,040 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32 Uncommon 7,648 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 8,118–31,365
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,382 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 26,534 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 24,368 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 36,960 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 301,374
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 41 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 315 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 866 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 72 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 303 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 786 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 771 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 341 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,079 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 461 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 36,309
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 600 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,388 Shark 5 Uncommon 4,570 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,556 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 1,424 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,460 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,868 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 835 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,788 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,073 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 477 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,410 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,780 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,141 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,750 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,640 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,692 Rune javelin 5 Rare 575 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,320 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,698 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,620 Law rune 45 Rare 8,730 Death rune 45 Rare 16,605 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,719 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,754 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,647 Shield left half 1 Very rare 67,086 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,042