|Release date||7 November 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||• Dagannoth bones|
• Dagannoth hide
|Firstborn of the legendary Dagannoth Kings.|
Dagannoth Rex is the Melee-based Dagannoth King found in the depths of the Waterbirth Island Dungeon, along with fellow Dagannoth Kings, Dagannoth Supreme and Dagannoth Prime. Rex is the only monster to drop the coveted Berserker and Warrior rings, which can be sold for hefty prices. He, along with the other Dagannoth Kings, can also drop the rare dragon axe.
Dagannoth Rex has an extremely low Magic Defence. Therefore, it is recommended to use Magic against him for better hits; popular choices are Slayer Dart, Fire Wave, Trident and God Spells. For best damage per second, players should use a Staff of the dead for the 15% damage boost (stacks with Charge spell), as well as its ability to autocast Flames of Zamorak. Another more popular alternative is the use of the Trident of the seas or Toxic trident. Using any of these strategies in conjunction with the Slayer helm (i), a player can now deal out extra damage if they are on a dagannoth task. Occult necklace may be used with Staff of the dead or Trident of the seas/swamp for an extra 10% magic damage.
Due to his large size, the fact he uses melee attacks only and the surroundings he is in, it is recommended to get him stuck on one of the ridges of the lair and safespot him (note that Spinolyps will still be constantly attacking while you're safespotting him). Many players use high-level armour such as Barrows armour, which give high Defence bonuses while still being able to hit Rex constantly with spells due to his very low Magic Defence, even if their magical attack bonus is below zero. Players who use Guthan the Infested's equipment are advised heal themselves on the Spinolyps while waiting for Rex to re-spawn to help preserve food and potions.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik blade 1 Common Not sold Mithril warhammer 1 Common 803 Adamant axe 1 Common 704 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,371 Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 561 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,445 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 25,400 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 50,576
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel kiteshield 1 Common 337 Steel platebody 1 Common 1,011 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,742 Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,164 Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold Rock-shell plate 1 Rare 40,276 Rock-shell legs 1 Rare 41,237 Ring of life 1 Rare (1/128) 2,064 Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128) 2,910,430 Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128) 97,571
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 658 Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 4,962 Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 290 Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 1,024 Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 1,115 Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 3,030 Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 142
Gems, Ores, and BarsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,156 Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 4,575 Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 18,200 Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 25,650 Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 8,190–20,748
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bass 5 Uncommon 1,340 Swordfish 5 Uncommon 2,050 Shark 5 Uncommon 4,630
Players have a 1/128 chance of receiving an item from this table. Each talisman has an equal chance of being dropped, effectively making the drop rate of a specific talisman 1/896.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air talisman 1 Rare 68 Fire talisman 1 Rare 2,598 Water talisman 1 Rare 168 Earth talisman 1 Rare 191 Mind talisman 1 Rare 307 Body talisman 1 Rare 361 Cosmic talisman 1 Rare 672
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,873 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,597 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/42) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/750) Not sold Pet dagannoth rex 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 1,399 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,296 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,730 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 817 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,814 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,014 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 496 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,075 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,551 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,176 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 25,400 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 39,646 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,622 Rune javelin 5 Rare 570 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,232 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662 Law rune 45 Rare 8,685 Death rune 45 Rare 15,840 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,720 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 34,297 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 60,650 Shield left half 1 Very rare 71,695 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,028