The Dagannoth Kings (commonly abbreviated dks) are a group of three dagannoths that live deep in the cave on Waterbirth Island which is a multiway combat area. They are each level 303, and also represent the combat triangle. Each of them uses a different combat style, is weak against the type that defeats them on the combat triangle, and has a high defence against all others. Each King possesses his own unique ring drop, except for Rex who has two. The rings give the best bonuses for their respective styles in the ring slot. All three kings have the ability to drop the dragon axe. Each also drop dagannoth bones.
- Dagannoth Rex - Attacks with Melee and is weak to Magic. Unique loots include: Berserker ring and Warrior ring.
- Dagannoth Prime - Attacks with Magic and is weak to Ranged. Unique loots include: Seers ring and Mud battlestaff.
- Dagannoth Supreme - Attacks with Ranged and is weak to Melee. Unique loots include: Archers ring and Seercull.
Getting there[edit | edit source]
The Dagannoth Kings reside in the sixth level of the Waterbirth Island Dungeon. Players will need to get past a series of doors and then run through the dungeon to reach the Dagannoth Kings. To do so, have a friend or two who know the way come to let you through the doors.
The journey to the Dagannoth Kings is undoubtedly the hardest part of the trip. There are a few methods to getting to Waterbirth Isle. If there is no mage able to perform the Lunar spell, Group Teleport to Waterbirth, then the team will need to travel by foot. Walking from Camelot, a lyre teleport, or Rellekka house teleport are all viable options. Other alternatives include using a Waterbirth Teleport portal in a POH, using the teleport of the Fremennik Sea Boots, or teleporting to Lunar Isle and walking from there (also possible through a teleport scroll)
From there, it is important to rest at several different points:
- Before entering the dungeon.
- Before using the Rune throwing axe's special attack.
- In any of the rooms where giant rock crabs are.
- In the area where the rock lobsters are.
It is important in that last area to rest, and use it to restore Hitpoints and Prayer. Typically drinking three doses of a Saradomin brew and one dose of a Super restore and then any boosting potions are helpful. From there, everyone must follow the mage and pray Protect from Magic and run to the ladder at the bottom of the cavern.
Slayer lair[edit | edit source]
There is a separate lair for people who are on a dagannoth slayer task; it can be accessed by right-clicking the Kings' ladder. You don't need a task to go into the Slayer lair; this way, it's possible to pick up your items after a death even if your task is completed. As with all Slayer-only locations, the player cannot attack the Kings there if they aren't on a Slayer task for them.
Peeking[edit | edit source]
There are two spots that allow you to check if there are any players in the Dagannoth Kings without entering; the ladder to enter the Kings' lair, and a small enclosure just east of it, accessed by stepping over some roots; dagannoth cannot access this area. The enclosure is a safe area to allow players to safely switch worlds to look for a free world.
Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]
The following Combat Achievement tasks involve the Dagannoth Kings.
|Dagannoth Prime Champion||Kill Dagannoth Prime 50 times.||Medium||Kill count|
|Dagannoth Rex Champion||Kill Dagannoth Rex 50 times.||Medium||Kill count|
|Dagannoth Supreme Champion||Kill Dagannoth Supreme 50 times.||Medium||Kill count|
|A Frozen King||Kill Dagannoth Rex whilst he is immoblized.||Medium||Mechanical|
|Dagannoth Prime Adept||Kill Dagannoth Prime 150 times.||Hard||Kill count|
|Dagannoth Rex Adept||Kill Dagannoth Rex 150 times.||Hard||Kill count|
|Dagannoth Supreme Adept||Kill Dagannoth Supreme 150 times.||Hard||Kill count|
|Death to the Seer King||Kill Dagannoth Prime whilst under attack by Dagannoth Supreme and Dagannoth Rex.||Elite||Mechanical|
|Death to the Warrior King||Kill Dagannoth Rex whilst under attack by Dagannoth Supreme and Dagannoth Prime.||Elite||Mechanical|
|Death to the Archer King||Kill Dagannoth Supreme whilst under attack by Dagannoth Prime and Dagannoth Rex.||Elite||Mechanical|
|From One King to Another||Kill Prime using a Rune Thrownaxe special attack, bounced off Dagannoth Rex.||Elite||Mechanical|
|Toppling the Diarchy||Kill Dagannoth Rex and one other Dagannoth king at the exact same time.||Elite||Mechanical|
|Rapid Succession||Kill all three Dagannoth Kings within 9 seconds of the first one.||Elite||Mechanical|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|26 August 2020
The Dagannoth Kings' ensouled dagannoth head drop will now appear on the correct tile.
|9 July 2020
The Dagannoth Kings' attacking animations will no longer be interrupted by their defending animations.
|16 February 2017
Two peek options added - one at the ladder and a second in a small enclosure. A Slayer task-only arena also added to accommodate for players on a Dagannoth slayer task.
|21 May 2015
(update | poll)
You can now right-click the ladder leading to the Dagannoth Kings lair to see how many players are inside.
|5 March 2015
(update | poll)
|6 February 2014
(update | poll)
|30 January 2014
Seeds, gems and clue scrolls dropped by DKS now appear in the correct location.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Each of the three kings' names come from a Latin word. Supremus meaning 'highest', Prima meaning 'first' and Rex meaning 'King'.