|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 788 Adamant axe 1 Common 1,094 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,338 Mithril pickaxe 1 Uncommon 564 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,582 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,124 Dragon axe 1 Rare (1/128) 103,383
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel kiteshield 1 Common 338 Steel platebody 1 Common 1,012 Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,698 Fremennik shield 1 Uncommon 1,220 Fremennik helm 1 Rare Not sold Ring of life 1 Rare 2,033 Rock-shell plate 1 Rare 44,053 Rock-shell legs 1 Rare 43,949 Berserker ring 1 Rare (1/128) 3,832,041 Warrior ring 1 Rare (1/128) 148,896
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Antifire potion(2) 1 Uncommon 894 Prayer potion(2) 1 Uncommon 4,968 Super attack(2) 1 Uncommon 502 Super strength(2) 1 Uncommon 2,659 Super defence(2) 1 Uncommon 1,495 Zamorak brew(2) 1 Uncommon 3,378 Restore potion(2) 1 Uncommon 219
Gems, Ores, and BarsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,322 Mithril ore 25 (noted) Uncommon 7,150 Coal 100 (noted) Uncommon 19,400 Iron ore 150 (noted) Rare 14,400 Steel bar 15–38 (noted) Rare 7,665–19,418
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bass 5 Uncommon 1,375 Swordfish 5 Uncommon 1,780 Shark 5 Uncommon 6,300
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 55 Fire talisman 1 Rare 2,045 Water talisman 1 Rare 139 Earth talisman 1 Rare 234 Mind talisman 1 Rare 342 Body talisman 1 Rare 545 Cosmic talisman 1 Rare 390
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 126–3,000 Uncommon Not sold Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,898 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/16) Not sold Ensouled dagannoth head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 3,399 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 1,548 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,694 Tooth half of key 1 Common 24,264 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,576 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,798 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 475 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 408 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,358 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,761 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,231 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,124 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,997 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,045 Rune javelin 5 Rare 675 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,300 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,180 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,491 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,124 Law rune 45 Rare 9,180 Death rune 45 Rare 12,420 Dragonstone 1 Rare 23,769 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,200 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,781 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,258 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,685