Dagannoth Prime

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This article is about the dagannoth boss found in the Waterbirth Island Dungeon. For other uses, see Dagannoth (disambiguation).
NormalPvM Arena
Dagannoth Prime
Dagannoth Prime.png
Released7 November 2005 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level303
Size3x3
ExamineA legendary Dagannoth King, rumoured to fly on the north winds.
Combat info
XP bonus+30%
Max hit50
AggressiveYes
PoisonNo
Attack styleMagic
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time150 ticks (90 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP331.5 xp
CategoryBosses, Dagannoth
Assigned byVannaka chathead.png Chaeldar chathead.png Konar quo Maten chathead.png Nieve chathead.png Duradel chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
2552552552552550
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0+0+0+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+255+255+255+255+10
Immunities
PoisonNot immune
VenomConverts to poison
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID2266

Dagannoth Prime is the Magic-based Dagannoth King found in the depths of the Waterbirth Island Dungeon, along with fellow Dagannoth Kings, Dagannoth Rex and Dagannoth Supreme. Prime is the only monster to drop the Seers ring and Mud battlestaff. His projectile resembles Water Wave. He, along with the other Dagannoth Kings, can also drop the dragon axe.

Location[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Waterbirth Island Dungeon303Member icon.png1Maplink
Waterbirth Island Dungeon303Member icon.png1Maplink
  • There is a separate cave available for those on a slayer task. Accessed by right clicking the ladder that leads to the Dagannoth Kings.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dagannoth Prime, like the combat triangle suggests, is weak to ranged attacks. The Armadyl crossbow, Dragon hunter crossbow, Dragon crossbow, Rune crossbow and Toxic blowpipe are effective weapons against him due to their high accuracy and, for the case of the blowpipe, very high damage-per-second capability. Wealthier players may opt to use the Twisted bow due to its effectiveness against monsters with high magic. The Crystal bow is also an effective weapon to use, and it is cheaper to use because it does not use ammunition. His magical attack is very powerful and more potent than the other two kings; it can deal 50 Hitpoints of damage in one hit, so Protect from Magic prayer is a MUST whenever Dagannoth Prime is on you. Meleers are advised to stay away from Dagannoth Prime at all costs and fend off Dagannoth Supreme meanwhile, as Dagannoth Prime can kill any player not using the Protect from Magic prayer within a couple of attacks and is resistant to melee attacks. Dagannoth Prime still has medium Defence against ranged attacks. The most efficient way to kill Dagannoth Prime is to stand in the north-east corner of the lair while not being under attack by Dagannoth Rex or Dagannoth Supreme, using a ranged weapon.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • If players get too close to Dagannoth Rex when they are fighting Dagannoth Prime, they may inadvertently gain Rex's attention, potentially resulting in unnecessary damage. This can be avoided by staying on the western part of the arena, as Rex will rarely (if ever) go there.
  • Dagannoth Supreme respawns while fighting Prime. This can be avoided by staying in the north-eastern part of the arena by the seaweed. Players will want to use the "Long-Range" style with their Ranged combat unless the player is sure that they will not get the attention of Supreme.
  • Prime, along with his fellow king Supreme, have a very long-ranged attack, and if both of them focus on one player, the high damage can lead to a quick death. Players should either kill Supreme or leave the area if they find themselves under attack from both Prime and Supreme.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 63,560 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Dagannoth Prime kill is worth 19,062.78.

The average Dagannoth Prime kill while on a Konar task is worth 20,695.37.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dagannoth bones.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Dagannoth bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dagannoth bones1[d 1]Always7,52790
Dagannoth hide.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Dagannoth hide with rarity Always in quantity 1Dagannoth hide1Always19736
  1. Dropped in noted form if the player has completed the elite tier of the Fremennik diary

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Earth battlestaff.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Earth battlestaff with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Earth battlestaff110/1288,9049,300
Water battlestaff.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Water battlestaff with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Water battlestaff15/1289,0349,300
Air battlestaff.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Air battlestaff with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Air battlestaff14/1288,9169,300
Battlestaff.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Battlestaff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1-10 (noted)Battlestaff1–10 (noted)1/1287,949–79,4904,200–42,000
Fremennik blade.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Fremennik blade with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Fremennik blade11/128Not sold3,000
Fremennik shield.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Fremennik shield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Fremennik shield11/128Not sold3,000
Fremennik helm.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Fremennik helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Fremennik helm11/128Not sold3,000
Mud battlestaff.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Mud battlestaff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mud battlestaff11/128[1]21,72610,200
Dragon axe.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Dragon axe with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Dragon axe11/128[1][2]51,02833,000
Farseer helm.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Farseer helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Farseer helm11/12839,99536,000
Skeletal top.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Skeletal top with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Skeletal top11/128[3]26,94527,000
Skeletal bottoms.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Skeletal bottoms with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Skeletal bottoms11/128[3]23,35224,000
Seers ring.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Seers ring with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Seers ring11/128[1][2][3]262,3186,000

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Air rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 100-200Air rune100–2006/128500–1,000200–400
Earth rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Earth rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 50-100Earth rune50–1005/128250–500100–200
Blood rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Blood rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25-75Blood rune25–752/128[4]8,125–24,3756,000–18,000
Law rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Law rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 10-75Law rune10–752/1281,510–11,3251,440–10,800
Nature rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Nature rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25-50Nature rune25–502/1285,450–10,9002,700–5,400
Mud rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Mud rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25-75Mud rune25–752/1283,850–11,550300–900
Death rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Death rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25-85Death rune25–852/1285,350–18,1902,700–9,180

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 7/128 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Toadflax seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Toadflax seed with rarity 1/91.8 in quantity 1Toadflax seed11/91.83,5036
Irit seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Irit seed with rarity 1/134.9 in quantity 1Irit seed11/134.9343
Belladonna seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Belladonna seed with rarity 1/139.2 in quantity 1Belladonna seed11/139.267106
Poison ivy seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Poison ivy seed with rarity 1/196.2 in quantity 1Poison ivy seed11/196.22299
Avantoe seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Avantoe seed with rarity 1/196.2 in quantity 1Avantoe seed11/196.25454
Cactus seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Cactus seed with rarity 1/205.5 in quantity 1Cactus seed11/205.55459
Potato cactus seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Potato cactus seed with rarity 1/287.7 in quantity 1Potato cactus seed11/287.71084
Kwuarm seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Kwuarm seed with rarity 1/287.7 in quantity 1Kwuarm seed11/287.73246
Snapdragon seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 1/431.5 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed11/431.551,87436
Cadantine seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Cadantine seed with rarity 1/616.5 in quantity 1Cadantine seed11/616.51,1854
Lantadyme seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Lantadyme seed with rarity 1/863.1 in quantity 1Lantadyme seed11/863.18745
Snape grass seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/1,078.9 in quantity 3Snape grass seed31/1,078.97,674168
Dwarf weed seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity 1/1,438.5 in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed11/1,438.57983
Torstol seed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Torstol seed with rarity 1/2,157.7 in quantity 1Torstol seed11/2,157.751,85542

Talismans[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/128 chance of rolling the talisman drop table.[5]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Air talisman with rarity 1/896 in quantity 1Air talisman11/8961572
Body talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Body talisman with rarity 1/896 in quantity 1Body talisman11/8962,0092
Earth talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Earth talisman with rarity 1/896 in quantity 1Earth talisman11/8966182
Fire talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Fire talisman with rarity 1/896 in quantity 1Fire talisman11/8965,6062
Mind talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Mind talisman with rarity 1/896 in quantity 1Mind talisman11/8963,4012
Water talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Water talisman with rarity 1/896 in quantity 1Water talisman11/8961,0742
Cosmic talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Cosmic talisman with rarity 1/2,240 in quantity 1Cosmic talisman11/2,2407542
Chaos talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/2,986.7 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/2,986.74832
Nature talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/2,986.7 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/2,986.79422

Talismans (noted)[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Earth talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Earth talisman with rarity 10/128 in quantity 25-75 (noted)Earth talisman25–75 (noted)10/12815,450–46,35050–150
Air talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Air talisman with rarity 7/128 in quantity 25-75 (noted)Air talisman25–75 (noted)7/1283,925–11,77550–150
Water talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Water talisman with rarity 7/128 in quantity 1-76 (noted)Water talisman1–76 (noted)7/1281,074–81,6242–152

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Shark.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Shark with rarity 10/128 in quantity 5Shark510/1284,975510
Coins_1000.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Coins with rarity 3/128 in quantity 500-1109Coins500–1,1093/128500–1,109500–1,109
Oyster pearls.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Oyster pearls with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Oyster pearls15/128867840
Pure essence.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Pure essence with rarity 5/128 in quantity 150 (noted)Pure essence150 (noted)5/128150300
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed15/1287,26918

Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 8/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 10/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/19.87; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Coins_1000.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Coins with rarity 1/97.52 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/97.523,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/95.67 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/95.67; 1/89.95[d 2]9,83660
Tooth half of key.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/95.67 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/95.67; 1/89.95[d 2]9,85360
Uncut sapphire.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/45.51 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/45.51; 1/23.11[d 2]35015
Runite bar.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Runite bar with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Runite bar11/409.612,4143,000
Nature rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Nature rune with rarity 1/682.67 in quantity 67Nature rune671/682.6714,6067,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/682.67 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/682.6737,70038,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/682.67 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/682.6724,45724,960
Uncut emerald.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/91.02 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/91.02; 1/46.22[d 2]61230
Law rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Law rune with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 45Law rune451/1,0246,7956,480
Death rune.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Death rune with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 45Death rune451/1,0249,6304,860
Steel arrow.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/1,0241,8001,050
Rune arrow.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/1,0241,63810,080
Adamant javelin.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/1,0241,1801,920
Rune sq shield.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/1,02422,42023,040
Dragonstone.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/1,02411,7346,000
Silver ore.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Silver ore with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/1,0243,9004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/182.04 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/182.04; 1/92.44[d 2]1,28560
Rune kiteshield.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/2,04831,86832,640
Dragon med helm.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/2,04858,63560,000
Rune spear.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Rune spear with rarity 1/1,997.29 in quantity 1Rune spear11/1,997.29; 1/216.1[d 2][d 3]11,85312,480
Shield left half.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Shield left half with rarity 1/3,994.58 in quantity 1Shield left half11/3,994.58; 1/432.21[d 2][d 3]65,59066,000
Nature talisman.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/485.45 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/485.45; 1/246.52[d 2]9422
Dragon spear.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/5,326.1 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/5,326.1; 1/576.28[d 2][d 3]37,33037,440
Uncut diamond.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/728.18 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/728.18; 1/369.78[d 2]2,771120
Rune javelin.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/1,456.36 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/1,456.36; 1/739.56[d 2]8851,200
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Slightly reduced chance of dropping if Legends' Quest has not been completed.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ensouled dagannoth head.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Ensouled dagannoth head with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Ensouled dagannoth head11/201,344273
Clue scroll (hard).png: Dagannoth Prime drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/42 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/42[d 1][2]Not sold12
Brimstone key.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/59 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/59[d 2]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (elite).png: Dagannoth Prime drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/750 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/750[d 3][1][2]Not sold12
Pet dagannoth prime.png: Dagannoth Prime drops Pet dagannoth prime with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Pet dagannoth prime11/5,000[6]Not soldN/A
  1. The hard clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/39 with the completion of the hard combat achievements.
  2. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.
  3. The elite clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/712 with the completion of the elite combat achievements.

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

The following Combat Achievement tasks involve Dagannoth Prime.

Name Description Difficulty Category
Dagannoth Prime Champion Kill Dagannoth Prime 50 times. Medium Kill count
Dagannoth Prime Adept Kill Dagannoth Prime 150 times. Hard Kill count
Death to the Seer King Kill Dagannoth Prime whilst under attack by Dagannoth Supreme and Dagannoth Rex. Elite Mechanical
From One King to Another Kill Prime using a Rune Thrownaxe special attack, bounced off Dagannoth Rex. Elite Mechanical

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 March 2015
(update | poll)

Dagannoth bones are now noted drops if you have completed the Fremennik Elite Diary.

17 July 2014
(update | poll)

Players can now receive a pet version of this boss after defeating it.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Envision. "Drop Rates V2." Old School RuneScape Forums.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 28 September 2015. (Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.) Mod Ash: "1/42 for a hard clue, 1/750 for elite, 1/128 for a d axe and 1/128 for a ring."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 10 July 2018. (Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.) Mod Ash: "Each of those items is 1/128."
  4. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 2 May 2017. (Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.) Mod Ash: "Prime has a 1/64 chance of blood runes."
  5. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 22 June 2016. (Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.) Mod Ash: "He has a 1/128 chance of calling the talisman table; it has a 1/7 chance of giving an air talisman."
  6. Jagex. Mod JohnC's Twitter account. 22 September 2014. (Archived from the original on 25 March 2019.) Mod JohnC: "Almost forgot the final week of boss pet drop rates! DKS Pets are all 1 in 5000"