|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 ring and Warrior ring, 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 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 it has the ability to autocast Flames of Zamorak. Another more popular alternative is the use of the Trident of the seas. 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 Tridents of the seas 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 magic 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 786 Adamant axe 1 Common 2,163 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,364 Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 551 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,593 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,675 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 82,407
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel kiteshield 1 Common 333 Steel platebody 1 Common 999 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,781 Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 2,573 Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold Ring of life 1 Rare 2,079 Rock-shell plate 1 Rare 43,028 Rock-shell legs 1 Rare 43,986 Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128) 4,057,330 Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128) 171,073
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 753 Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 4,400 Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 510 Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 1,822 Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 1,435 Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 3,159 Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 197
Gems, Ores, and BarsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,533 Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 6,575 Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 14,700 Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 22,200 Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 7,530–19,076
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bass 5 Uncommon 820 Swordfish 5 Uncommon 1,940 Shark 5 Uncommon 5,175
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 61 Fire talisman 1 Rare 2,178 Water talisman 1 Rare 188 Earth talisman 1 Rare 180 Mind talisman 1 Rare 532 Body talisman 1 Rare 466 Cosmic talisman 1 Rare 602
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,660 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,759 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 1,661 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,207 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,923 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,153 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,093 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 760 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 539 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,889 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,787 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,606 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,675 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,376 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,888 Rune javelin 5 Rare 455 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 15,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,169 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,242 Law rune 45 Rare 8,325 Death rune 45 Rare 14,760 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,967 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,504 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,567 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,098 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,005