|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 9,109 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,242 Water battlestaff 1 Common 9,196 Battlestaff 1–10 (noted) Rare 8,955–89,550 Mud battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 83,270 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 87,471
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 56–4,480 Earth talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 204–16,320 Water talisman 1–80 (noted) Uncommon 170–13,600 Air rune 155 Uncommon 775 Mud rune 32 Uncommon 7,904 Death rune 22–85 Uncommon 6,996–27,030
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,687 Fremennik helm 1 Uncommon Not sold Skeletal top 1 Rare 27,734 Skeletal bottoms 1 Rare 24,325 Farseer helm 1 Rare (1/128) 40,953 Seers ring 1 Rare (1/128) 346,329
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 37 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 253 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 877 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 59 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 452 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 916 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 3,013 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,781 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 633 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 643 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 31,343
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 972–3,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Uncommon 1,050 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,777 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,697 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 1,659 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,752 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,361 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,177 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,176 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 657 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 537 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,688 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,512 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,703 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,770 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,890 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,848 Rune javelin 5 Rare 490 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 14,100 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,035 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,158 Law rune 45 Rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Rare 14,310 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,756 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,083 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,470 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,249 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,978