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This article is a strategy guide for Dagannoth (Lighthouse).
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Dagannoth are deadly for the unprepared, and will cut your trip very short if you go in assuming you can kill them easily. Soul Split alone is not sufficient to offset their damage. The main damage you will take are from the ranged mobs, thus you should gear up with them in mind.

Players should be very careful when using a Dwarf multicannon, as a lot of Dagannoth will attack. Indeed, so many Dagannoth can attack that they appear to overload the server, preventing players from moving or picking up items, and often forcing multiple clicks on the ability bar. One-click teleports do still work, which makes them a good item to carry just in case.

Note that Protect from Missiles or Deflect Missiles reduces all ranged damage to 1. Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee on the other hand, is not as effective against melee attacks. Therefore, praying ranged is recommended.

StrategiesEdit

Recommended equipment for melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Full slayer helmet Full slayer helmet Helm of the Dagannoth Helm of the Dagannoth Black mask Black mask N/A N/A
Neck slot Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Amulet of glory Amulet of glory N/A N/A N/A
Back slot TokHaar-Kal-Ket TokHaar-Kal-Ket Fire cape Fire cape Constitution cape Skill cape N/A N/A
Torso slot Verac's brassard Verac's brassard Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate N/A N/A N/A
Legs slot Verac's plateskirt Verac's plateskirt Bandos tassets Bandos tassets N/A N/A N/A
Main hand slot Chaotic longsword Chaotic longsword Chaotic claw Chaotic claw Abyssal vine whip Abyssal vine whip Abyssal whip Abyssal whip Dragon scimitar Dragon scimitar
Off-hand weapon slot Blessed spirit shield Blessed spirit shield Spirit shield Spirit shield Dragonfire shield Dragonfire shield Dragon kiteshield Dragon kiteshield Dragon sq shield Dragon sq shield
Gloves slot Goliath gloves (red) Goliath Gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 9 Culinaromancer's gloves 9 N/A N/A
Feet slot Steadfast boots Steadfast boots Bandos boots Bandos boots Dragon boots Dragon boots Rune boots Rune boots N/A
Ring slot Onyx ring (i) Onyx ring (i) Sixth-Age circuit Sixth-Age circuit Warrior ring (i) Warrior ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i) N/A
Aura slot Reverence aura Reverence aura N/A N/A N/A N/A

InventoryEdit

Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer renewal (4)Prayer renewal (4)
Super attack (4)Super attack (4)Super strength (4)Super strength (4)
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)SharkShark
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Cannon baseCannon standCannon barrelsCannon furnace
Unicorn stallion pouch100Healing aura scroll1Teleport to house

StrategyEdit

  1. Make sure your prayers are set to include either Protect from missiles or Deflect Missiles, use your best damage-increasing melee prayer on the side (ideally: Turmoil)
  2. It's pivotal to use shield-based abilities here: Anticipation and Resonance/Preparation (all basic) are great abilities to reduce damage taken, Revenge (threshold) allows you to deal more damage and Reflect (threshold) reflects damage to all attacking dagannoth. Finally, Rejuvenate (ultimate) should be used if you see your LP drop to half.
  3. Use basic melee abilities to deal more damage and increase your adrenaline. Don't forget to bind your Summoning button to your ability bar as well if you bring offensive-based scrolls (like Iron/Steel titan's)
  4. Bind your prayer potions to your ability bar and keep a close eye on your prayer points while down here.

Dagannoths can be a fairly effective method of melee training even when not assigned as a slayer task.

It requires similar setup compared to that for completing slayer tasks, but players are instead limited to train for 10 minutes with low click intensity until dagannoths become tolerant.

The players are recommended to take these equipment for training, but can use any better alternatives. Slayer equipment are not required for non-slayer training.

Recommended equipment for melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Verac's helm Verac's helm Dragon full helm Dragon full helm Black mask Black mask N/A N/A
Neck slot Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Amulet of glory Amulet of glory N/A N/A N/A
Back slot TokHaar-Kal-Ket TokHaar-Kal-Ket Fire cape Fire cape Constitution cape Skill cape Blue cape Soul Wars cape Ardougne cloak 4 Ardougne cloak 4
Torso slot Verac's brassard Verac's brassard Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate Proselyte hauberk Proselyte hauberk N/A N/A
Legs slot Verac's plateskirt Verac's plateskirt Bandos tassets Bandos tassets Proselyte cuisse Proselyte cuisse N/A N/A
Main hand slot Attuned crystal halberd Attuned crystal halberd Verac's flail Verac's flail Crystal halberd Crystal halberd Dragon halberd Dragon halberd N/A
Gloves slot Goliath gloves (red) Goliath gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 9 Culinaromancer's gloves 9 N/A N/A
Feet slot Steadfast boots Steadfast boots Bandos boots Bandos boots Dragon boots Dragon boots Rune boots Rune boots N/A
Ring slot Onyx ring (i) Onyx ring (i) Warrior ring (i) Warrior ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i) N/A N/A
Aura slot Vampyrism aura Vampyrism aura N/A N/A N/A N/A

InventoryEdit

Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Super strength (4)Super strength (4)
Super attack (4)Super attack (4)Super defence (4)Super defence (4)
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Unicorn stallion pouch100Healing aura scroll1Teleport to house
  • Unicorn stallion or Bunyip. N.B. Swallow whole scrolls are very tough to use in a timely way, don't bother.
  • Twisted bird skull necklace or better and Bonecrusher, 1 Super-Defence potion, extra 2-4 food.
    • Alternate: 1-2 Prayer potions, 1 Super-Defence potion, extra 2-4 food.
    • Alternate: Extra 7-10 food.
  • 1-2 Attack, strength and defence potion sets (the best you can use)
  • 4-5 pieces of food (just in case) - Monkfish or better recommended.
  • One-click teleport

StrategyEdit

  1. Player must use Protect from Missiles or Deflect Missiles. Along with a high melee armour rating, this will reduce most of damage taken from dagannoths.
  2. Player must turn auto-retaliate ON and use revolution mode and EoC abilities, and should put Cleave, Quake and Hurricane and possibly Meteor Strike as the topmost abilities to be used. This will provide the highest amount of area-of-effect damage possible.
  3. The player is expected to run across the area a lot. However, since this is a low click intensity method, you can actually just click on the center of area once, and the player will start running towards every dagannoth that attacks him/her. This will gradually cause dagannoths to be lured toward the center and the player will soon effectively damage plenty of dagannoths in short time.
  4. A halberd deals damage in larger area than a 2h sword. It is recommended to use a slashing weapon even if halberd is not used.
  5. If players are not using weapon that restore life points, they must rely on their familiars' healing abilities, extra damage channelled via Vampyrism or extra food. Abilities that restore health including Sacrifice, Ice Asylum, Guthix's Blessing are recommended. Balanced Strike and Rejuvenate are not recommended, the former being very risky and the latter disallows usage of 2h weapon.
  6. Likewise, without a way to steadily restore prayer, player must use prayer potions to prevent it running out, which causes accurate ranged attacks to deal rapid damage to player, possibly causing death.

Recommended equipment for melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Full slayer helmet Full slayer helmet Helm of the Dagannoth Helm of the Dagannoth Black mask Black mask N/A N/A
Neck slot Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Amulet of glory Amulet of glory N/A N/A N/A
Back slot TokHaar-Kal-Ket TokHaar-Kal-Ket Fire cape Fire cape Constitution cape Skill cape Blue cape Soul Wars cape Ardougne cloak 4 Ardougne cloak 4
Torso slot Verac's brassard Verac's brassard Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate Proselyte hauberk Proselyte hauberk N/A N/A
Legs slot Verac's plateskirt Verac's plateskirt Bandos tassets Bandos tassets Proselyte cuisse Proselyte cuisse N/A N/A
Gloves slot Goliath gloves (red) Goliath Gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Culinaromancer's gloves 9 Culinaromancer's gloves 9 N/A N/A
Feet slot Steadfast boots Steadfast boots Bandos boots Bandos boots Dragon boots Dragon boots Rune boots Rune boots N/A
Ring slot Onyx ring (i) Onyx ring (i) Warrior ring (i) Warrior ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i) N/A N/A
Aura slot Vampyrism aura Vampyrism aura N/A N/A N/A N/A

InventoryEdit

Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer renewal (4)Prayer renewal (4)
Super attack (4)Super attack (4)Super strength (4)Super strength (4)
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)SharkShark
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Unicorn stallion pouch100Healing aura scroll1Teleport to house
  • Unicorn stallion or Bunyip. N.B. Swallow whole scrolls are very tough to use in a timely way, don't bother.
  • 6 Prayer potions. Alternate: 1-2 Prayer potions, 1 Super-Defence potion, extra 2-4 food.
  • 2 Prayer renewals
  • 1-2 Attack, strength and defence potion sets (the best you can use)
  • 4-5 pieces of food (just in case) - Monkfish or better recommended.
  • One-click teleport

StrategyEdit

  1. Make sure you're praying either Protect from missiles or Deflect Missiles (which means no Soul Split). Since the release of EoC, Rapid Heal has no effect when you are in combat, so don't use it.
  2. Turn OFF auto-retaliate, or you can't fight effectively. The flip side is that you'll need to target and re-target enemies after they die, costing you attacks. The alternative is a relative inability to fight coherently, as you chase attackers randomly.
  3. Use your 2h abilities. Cleave (basic) is handy if you target the middle of a line of ranging dagannoth, and Hurricane (threshold) and Quake (threshold) as much as possible when surrounded by dagannoths. Position yourself so this happens often.
  4. If using a Saradomin godsword, enough damage can often be generated using these abilities to keep players' prayer up, using the Alternate Prayer equipment strategy which boosts your Prayer bonus past 20. With that combination, it's possible to do an entire slayer task at med-high level with a net loss of under 200 prayer points total, and no prayer potions. Take at least 1, though, just in case.
  5. Players using a balmung must rely on their familiars' healing abilities, extra damage channelled via Vampyrism, and prayer via more prayer potions.

NotesEdit

  • Using bonecrusher and a suitable dungeoneering necklace will maintain prayer points (even using Rapid renewal), freeing inventory slots for other purposes.
  • With good enough stats and armour a bunyip provides sufficient healing, without the vampyrism aura.
  • The Dagannoth do eventually become non-aggressive, making the area easy, until they become aggressive again.
  • With the charming imp equipped, as well as the bonecrusher, much time can be saved picking up drops. A number of the seed drops are valuable, and should not be missed.

MagicEdit

The level 112 melee dagannoths are weak against air spells. As magic armour offers high melee resistance, players may use magic to kill level 112s while negating almost all damage from level 110s with Protect from Missiles or Deflect Missiles.

Because of this, this area is good for high-level magic. Barraging the Dagannoths is a useful strategy, specifically using a combination of Blood Barrage and Protect from Missiles or Deflect Missiles. As long as you keep the prayers active, a majority of the damage taken in from the melee attacks is healed with the effects of Blood Barrage.