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Dagannoth guardians are powerful Dagannoth that lurk in the southern caverns of Waterbirth Island leading to the Dagannoth Mother first encountered during Blood Runs Deep. Compared to other Dagannoth inhabiting Waterbirth Island, they are extremely accurate and have very high defence. Like all Dagannoth, they are weak against Balmung making them good for slayer tasks and even training because of the high life points and high slayer xp.

Dagannoth guardians do not drop charms, however, they do drop level 2 clue scrolls fairly often.

If you use the Protect from Melee prayer or the Deflect Melee curse, the Dagannoth guardian will use its ranged attack until it dies or until you put a Missile prayer on, in which case it will switch back to its melee attack.

You should also note, that you cannot use a dwarf multicannon in the dungeon. You'll get a warning that it's too dark to work properly.

LocationEdit

On Waterbirth Island, enter the dungeon on the south-western tip of the island. Go south through 2 connected caverns and into a third much larger cavern.

DropsEdit

100% drop Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always380

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warrior helmWarrior helm1Rare44,086
Berserker helmBerserker helm1Rare44,817
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare44,752
Archer helmArcher helm1Rare45,303

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow11–33Uncommon143–429
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow5–20Common60–240

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon122
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon158
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon80
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,163
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,052
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,277
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,865
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,704
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,642
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon148
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon29
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon1,606
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon5
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon1,116
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon216
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon7,064
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon1,321
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon3,053
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon23
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon32
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon89
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon44
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon412
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon735

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common3,363
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common5,802
Super antipoison (1)Super antipoison (1)1Uncommon526
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,474
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon1,243

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins420–1,196Uncommon420–1,196
SwordfishSwordfish1Common233
Keg of beerKeg of beer1Common2,370
Pure essencePure essence2–8Common52–208
Water runeWater rune10–36Uncommon180–648
Dagannoth hideDagannoth hide1Uncommon4,853
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1UncommonNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common926
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,915
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,500
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,016
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,720–220,880
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common20,310
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,564
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,353
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare510,885–624,415
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,018
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,239
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,228,860–1,501,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare925
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,264
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,960–931,600
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,251
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,389
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,046,115–1,278,585
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,311
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare897
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare340,730–429,844
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare125,060–157,768
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,450–46,830
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,980–24,420
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon259,875–317,625
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,360–34,200
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,740–372,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,200–193,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon205,200–250,800
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,862–42,128
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare355,455–434,445
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare965,790–1,180,410
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,205
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare618,075–755,425
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon384,300–469,700
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon286,740–350,460
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon263,880–322,520
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon209,025–255,475
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon22,484–25,696
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,758–19,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon562,396
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,341,250
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,680–16,720
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon167,850–205,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,872–16,728
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,700–168,300
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,425–42,075
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare565,920–691,680
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*348,450
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*18,309,594
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold


Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • Unlike other monsters, Dagannoth Guardians do not wander around unless they are targeting a player.
  • Dagannoth Guardians look like they are wearing metal armguards which seems to indicate the Dagannoths have a source of metal or fabricate their own.
  • Killing a Dagannoth Guardian using a Balmung does not count towards the Axe'll Grease Elite Fremennik Task.
  • At level 98, Dagannoth Guardians are the highest level monsters to only drop medium clue scrolls.

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