|Release date||1 August 2005 (Update)|
|Inhabitants||Humans, Dagannoths, Wallasalkis, Giant Rock Crabs, Rock lobsters|
|Teleports||Speak to Jarvald or use Waterbirth Teleport (Group).|
|Location on World Map|
Waterbirth Island is a crescent-shaped island accessible from Rellekka's westernmost pier by talking to Jarvald. The island itself contains several spawns of Rock Crabs, one of the most popular training monsters, and a few hobgoblins. However, the main attraction of Waterbirth Island is its huge dungeon, filled with dangerous creatures such as dagannoths, wallasalkis, Giant Rock Crabs, and rock lobsters. Many players go to this dungeon to fight the three Dagannoth Kings or to get the pieces needed for Fremennik armour. Snape grass is also very plentiful here.
Getting to the island[edit | edit source]
Players may teleport to the island using the Lunar spells Waterbirth Teleport or Tele Group Waterbirth, which require 72 and 73 Magic respectively. Players who have completed The Fremennik Trials may travel for free by speaking to Jarvald. Players who have completed the hard tier of the Fremennik Diary also have the option of using an enchanted lyre to teleport directly to the island. Players who have not completed The Fremennik Trials can go to the island by starting the quest and paying Jarvald a fee of 1,000 coins.
Outdoor features[edit | edit source]
Upon arriving at Waterbirth Island, snowflakes will fall in front of the player's screen. As the player lands on the island, they may follow the path west and south to venture inside Waterbirth Island Dungeon.
The dungeon[edit | edit source]
Sublevel 1 - Fremennik armour[edit | edit source]
Go west and then south to the dungeon entrance. As soon as you enter the Waterbirth Island Dungeon, you will be in a massive cavern filled with level 90 Dagannoths. They use melee attacks and are very dangerous (they will hit you over and over without the Protect from Melee prayer). They sometimes drop dagannoth hides used to make Fremennik armour.
The three paths[edit | edit source]
To continue you must have a companion, or a pet rock. Run east to the back of the cavern to one of three large, circular portals. Have one person stand on each of the two floor plates and open the door. Depending on which door you choose, you will find the following monsters with one of three attack styles:
- North Path - Melee Dagannoths or Giant Rock Crabs
- Middle Path - Magic-using Wallasalkis
- South Path - Ranging Dagannoths
These creatures also drop raw materials for the Fremennik armour.
Sublevel 2 to 6 - Dagannoth Kings[edit | edit source]
Each of the three paths leads further east to a central room blocked with a door held up by props. The props can be knocked down with either Magic or Ranged. You can open the door of the other two paths, but only another player who has gone down either of the other two paths is able to knock down the prop of the door blocking your way. You can also use the special attack of a rune thrownaxe to open all blocked doors.
Once you are in the central room, you can use the ladder to go down to five more sub-levels with passages leading to the Dagannoth Kings. Askeladden and a safe area is up the ladder to the top of the snow covered mountain in the east part of the island.
East Sublevel 5 - Lighthouse exit[edit | edit source]
Dungeon walkthrough[edit | edit source]
|Room||Sublevel||Attacks used or Prayer needed||Notes|
||Protect from Melee is strongly recommended in the main room since the Dagannoths can hit accurately and hard.|
|The 3 Paths (need two players to stand on door pads to Room 2)|
||Giant Rock Crabs inhabit the northern area and use Melee. Be sure to activate Protect from Melee.|
||Wallasalkis inhabit the middle path and use Magic that is extremely potent, so Protect from Magic is highly recommended.|
||Dagannoths that use Ranged inhabit the southern area. Ward off their Ranged attacks with Protect from Missiles.|
|The Doors (need two players to open doors, or one with rune thrownaxes to hit the middle door with its special attack)|
|Either go up to Askeladden (safe area for resting) or down to Dagannoth Kings. Before proceeding downward, have Protect from Magic activated.|
||Again, Protect from Magic should be on by this point as Wallasalkis hit very hard. Head east, and climb down the ladder.|
|Ranging dagannoths are next. Use Protect from Missiles, and go east to the ladder.|
||Although Giant Rock Crabs hit hard, they move slowly. Hide in a nook nearby and turn on Protect from Melee. Players can conserve run energy by walking straight past them toward the ladder due south. Switch to Protect from Missiles immediately upon descending the ladder.|
|There are dagannoths that use both Melee and Ranged attacks. With Protect from Missiles on, run past them to the next ladder in the west.|
|South to Bardur|
|8B||2||Melee||Climbing up the south ladder and simply following the path leads to a Fremennik called Bardur, who is fighting Dagannoth fledgelings. Conversing with results in him asking you to bring him a Fremennik helm, shield or sword, which he will trade for sharks.|
|West to Dagannoth Kings|
||Activate Protect from Magic and go past the wallasalkis. Keep said protection prayer on until reaching the Giant Rock Crabs.|
||Conserve energy if necessary and continue onwards.|
||Proceed to the next ladder.|
||Activate Protect from Melee and walk straight past the Giant Rock Crabs.|
|Again, there are Melee and Ranged dagannoths. Run past them with Protect from Missiles. After rounding the corner and going up the ladder, there will be a couple of ranging dagannoths. After getting to the ladder, prepare to switch to Protect from Melee.|
||Melee-using dagannoths inhabit this area, and the ladder is north-east.|
|Upon arrival, there are come rock lobsters, which require Protect from Melee. Players can trap them behind the ladder and rest here. At the end of this corridor is a huge room where wallasalkis await, so prepare to use Protect from Magic after passing the lobsters and entering the big area.|
|At the end of the corridor are monsters of all combat styles, but use Protect from Magic. Avoid Giant Rock Crabs, and go west down the ladder.|
|This is the Kings' lair. See this guide on how to battle them.|
Music[edit | edit source]
- Dagannoth Dawn - Deeper dungeons, Sublevel 2
- The Desolate Isle - Waterbirth Island surface
- The Monsters Below - First part of dungeon
- Subterranea - First dungeon room, eastern area
- Xenophobe - One of the deeper dungeons, Sublevel 4