|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.
- If players venture too far out west to lure Dagannoth Rex, they risk attracting attention from both Dagannoth Prime and Dagannoth Supreme, namely Prime since he wonders closer to the east and north-east. This can be avoided by staying in the southeastern part of the arena, as Prime will rarely (if ever) go there, and attack Rex only when he's nearest to the east.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fremennik blade 1 Common Not sold Mithril warhammer 1 Common 787 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,366 Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 552 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon (7/128) 927 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,341 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,285 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 42,291
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel kiteshield 1 Common 322 Steel platebody 1 Common 996 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,682 Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,861 Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold Rock-shell plate 1 Rare 39,051 Rock-shell legs 1 Rare 40,258 Ring of life 1 Rare (1/128) 2,090 Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128) 2,494,635 Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128) 85,561
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 650 Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 5,472 Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 279 Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 1,288 Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 999 Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 3,030 Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 145
Gems, Ores, and BarsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,257 Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 4,450 Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 17,600 Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 25,950 Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 7,740–19,608
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bass 5 Uncommon 1,470 Swordfish 5 Uncommon 1,990 Shark 5 Uncommon 5,135
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 73 Fire talisman 1 Rare 1,769 Water talisman 1 Rare 127 Earth talisman 1 Rare 191 Mind talisman 1 Rare 423 Body talisman 1 Rare 506 Cosmic talisman 1 Rare 442
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,377 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,672 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 1,487 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,364 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,365 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 908 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,854 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 980 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 364 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,204 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,437 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,788 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,285 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,774 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,534 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,100 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,380 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,389 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,700 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,116 Law rune 45 Rare 7,830 Death rune 45 Rare 11,340 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,916 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,052 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,333 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,860 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,472