Dagannoth (race)

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A melee dagannoth, found in the Lighthouse and Catacombs of Kourend.

Dagannoth (known as daggermouths to the Fremennik) are sea monsters. Many are found near areas inhabited by the Fremennik, who hunt them for their skin and use it to make armour. There are many types of dagannoth, the most powerful being the three Dagannoth Kings.

History[edit | edit source]

Little is known about the origins of the dagannoth species. Dagannoth are first documented in Third Age where they started attacking the Fremennik, causing great losses to them. The Fremennik call the dagannoth "dagger-mouths", most likely due to their sharp teeth.

Slayer[edit | edit source]

Dagannoth are assigned by Vannaka, Chaeldar, Nieve, Steve, Konar quo Maten, and Duradel as Slayer tasks. In order to be assigned dagannoth as a slayer task, players must complete Horror from the Deep; however, completion of Horror from the Deep is not required to be assigned the Dagannoth Kings as a slayer task.[1]

If assigned dagannoths on Waterbirth Island by Konar quo Maten, safespot options are limited. There is a skeleton in the first level of the Waterbirth Island Dungeon which can be used as a safespot once dagannoth are no longer aggressive. Players can either fight dagannoth for 10 minutes without moving around in the area, or turn auto-retaliate off and tank a Rock Crab for a while, in order to set the safespot up. Players could also opt to kill the Dagannoth Kings instead, when given this task and location.

Monster types[edit | edit source]

There are several types of dagannoth, which vary by level, location and occasionally name. For information on a specific type of dagannoth, see its article.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Dagannoth Kings have a long distance attack, similar to the Kalphite Queen, King Black Dragon, and Chaos Elemental.
  • The plural of dagannoth is "dagannoth," which can be seen when receiving a slayer task for them.
  • The name Dagannoth is inspired by the sea monster, Dagon, from H.P. Lovecraft's story Dagon, but the actual creatures are probably more modeled after the "deep ones" which are a fictional race of ocean dwelling fish/human hybrids which are featured in Lovecraft's story The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 March 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "You need Horror done for Dagannoth, but not for the DKs. You do need Death Plateau for GWD tasks."