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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.

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 bones1Always348

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warrior helmWarrior helm1Rare44,507
Berserker helmBerserker helm1Rare44,450
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare44,489
Archer helmArcher helm1Rare44,565

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow11–33Uncommon132–396
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow5–20Common75–300

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon181
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon197
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon76
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,320
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,323
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,544
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,043
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,391
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,860
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon31
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon25
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon1,213
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon4
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon910
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon220
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,940
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon1,273
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,825
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon19
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon9
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon80
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon16
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon434
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon713

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common3,427
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common5,926
Super antipoison (1)Super antipoison (1)1Uncommon432
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon1,435
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon982

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins420–1,196Uncommon420–1,196
SwordfishSwordfish1Common256
Keg of beerKeg of beer1Common2,212
Pure essencePure essence2–8Common42–168
Water runeWater rune10–36Uncommon190–684
Dagannoth hideDagannoth hide1Uncommon4,934
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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common951
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,237
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,869
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,332
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare194,940–238,260
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,265
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,278
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,696
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare526,320–643,280
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,459
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,640
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,880–1,477,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare945
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,204
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,060–930,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,827
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,040,985–1,272,315
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare59,537
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,695
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,098
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare395,980–499,544
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,195–164,246
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,575–56,805
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,475–300,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,056–31,320
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare300,960–367,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,790–14,410
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon186,660–228,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,264–46,016
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare388,260–474,540
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare965,520–1,180,080
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,601
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,015–762,685
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,150–509,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,790–421,410
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon262,755–321,145
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon206,730–252,670
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,982–19,408
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon459,888
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,983,830
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon141,300–172,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,490–39,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare590,220–721,380
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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