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 medium 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.
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.
100% drop Edit
Big bones 1 Always 228
Herbs and seeds Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
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.
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Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,004
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,161
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,098
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,885
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 174,825–213,675
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,033
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 21,746
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,311
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 508,995–622,105
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,581
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,759
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,118,700–1,367,300
Rune javelin 5 Rare 905
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,697
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 565,455–942,425
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,843
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,925
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 29,267–35,483
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,046,520–1,279,080
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,605
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,268
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 336,245–424,186
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 94,380–119,064
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 28,900–40,460
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 23,355–28,545
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 270,000–330,000
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 16,416–20,520
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 282,060–344,740
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,000–143,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 17,190–21,010
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 247,500–302,500
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 41,230–47,120
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 397,575–485,925
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,087,290–1,328,910
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,874
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 628,110–767,690
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 355,410–434,390
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 252,900–309,100
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 252,855–309,045
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 178,920–218,680
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,834–10,096
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,792–10,048
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 405,184
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,789,890
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 13,500–16,500
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,060–14,740
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 243,900–298,100
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,600–16,400
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 135,000–165,000
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 33,300–40,700
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 403,650–493,350
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,991
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 185,069
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,804,467,420
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
Universal drops Edit
Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Key token 1 Rare Not 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.