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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, at that point, it will go 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.


100% drop Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always357


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warrior helmWarrior helm1Rare45,210
Berserker helmBerserker helm1Rare45,005
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare45,523
Archer helmArcher helm1Rare45,285


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow11–33Uncommon176–528
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow5–20Common100–400

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon89
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon118
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon36
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon81
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,493
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,961
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,448
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,020
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,585
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,438
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon119
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon30
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon983
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon3
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon760
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon327
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,486
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon999
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon933
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon13
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon10
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon64
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon19
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon467
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon573


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common2,803
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common5,224
Super antipoison (1)Super antipoison (1)1Uncommon338
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,263
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon819


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins420–1,196Uncommon420–1,196
Keg of beerKeg of beer1Common2,158
Pure essencePure essence2–8Common52–208
Water runeWater rune10–36Uncommon130–468
Dagannoth hideDagannoth hide1Uncommon2,919
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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common871
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,591
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,555
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,926
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,670–215,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,802
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,172
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,874
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare534,330–653,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,511
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,254
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,590
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,850–939,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,504
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,436–23,564
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare371,930–469,204
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,980–138,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,575–52,605
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon232,200–283,800
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,704–32,130
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare293,580–358,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,200–199,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,054–37,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare318,735–389,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,036,080–1,266,320
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,994
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,910–769,890
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,720–473,880
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon357,030–436,370
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon223,875–273,625
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon144,045–176,055
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,762–15,728
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,028–16,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon478,572
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,715,220
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,990–12,210
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon177,750–217,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,845–35,255
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare566,190–692,010
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


  • 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.
Facts about "Dagannoth guardian"RDF feed
All Combat experience661 +
All Combat level98 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date15 December 2009 +
Combat experience661 +
Combat level98 +
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Drops itemBig bones +, Warrior helm +, Berserker helm +, Farseer helm +, Archer helm +, Steel arrow +, Iron arrow +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Strawberry seed +, Whiteberry seed +, Lantadyme seed +, Jangerberry seed +, Limpwurt seed +, Cactus seed +, Kwuarm seed +, Ranarr seed +, Toadflax seed +, Harralander seed +, Marrentill seed +, Wildblood seed +, Tarromin seed +, Spirit weed seed +, Watermelon seed +, Super attack (3) +, Super defence (3) +, Super antipoison (1) +, Super restore (1) +, Prayer potion (1) +, Coins +, Swordfish +, Keg of beer +, Pure essence +, Water rune +, Dagannoth hide +, Long bone +, Curved bone +, Clue scroll (medium) + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date15 December 2009 +

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