Melee (78)Melee (79)Ranged (78)Ranged (79)Blood Runs Deep (78)

Dagannoth are monsters that live in the Waterbirth Island Dungeon and the Chaos Tunnels. There are two types of Dagannoth, those who use Melee and those who use Ranged, also differing in appearance and examine text. Furthermore, both types of Dagannoth are separated into two combat levels, those on the first level of the Waterbirth Dungeon are level 78, while those deeper in the dungeon are level 79. Both levels of Ranged Dagannoth can be found in the Chaos Tunnels. Dagannoth are extremely weak to Balmung and its enhanced counterparts, but may nevertheless be fought with other weapons.

The melee dagannoth use an accurate melee attack, which hits often and hard against players. They have grey backs, and are identified as "darkened horrors" in their examine text. The Level 78 versions of them are the only type of Dagannoth (besides spawn) to inhabit the first room of the dungeon, while the level 79 ones can only be found deeper.

The ranged dagannoth use a fast and very accurate ranged attack. They have brown backs and are identified as "spiny horrors" in their examine text. They cannot be found in the first room of the dungeon, but instead the level 78s are found behind the southern-most door. As with their melee counterparts, the level 79 ranged dagannoth can be found deeper within the dungeon. Both levels of ranged Dagannoth can also be found in the north-western most cavern of the Chaos Tunnels, in the room that leads to Bork's chamber.

Dagannoth drop medium clue scrolls, runes, and ranged weapons/ammo frequently. Occasionally they may even drop a Warrior, Berserker, Farseer, or Archer helm. They also drop their hide, which can be used to make armour.


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  • Waterbirth Island Dungeon
    • First chamber: 78 Melee dagannoth
    • Southern-most door chamber: 78 Ranged dagannoth
    • Other areas of the Dungeon: 79 dagannoth of both types.
  • Chaos Tunnels north-western chamber (78 and 79 Ranged dagannoth)


Unlike the Melee dagannoth, rangers are highly aggressive, making those in the Chaos Tunnels a good low-attention way to complete slayer tasks, as they're all rangers.

However, training in any area with ranged Dagannoth for long periods of time may be difficult without using Soul Split or a steady supply of blood spells. Protect from Missiles prayer or the Deflect Missiles curse may also prove useful, as it negates half of the damage from the monsters. Another good strategy is to use Guthan's due to its healing effect and since these dagannoth are weak to stab, Guthan's warspear works effectively.


Note that the drops from the melee and ranged dagannoths differ somewhat. Melee dagannoths drop Dagannoth hide frequently, while Spined boots, Spined gloves, Flattened hide, Stretched hide and Circular hide are dropped by the ranging dagannoths that can be found behind one of the 2-man doors and inside the Chaos Tunnels.

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity


Template:Charm:Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
File:Gloves (Fremennik).pngGloves (Fremennik)1Common
File:Fremennik shirt (brown).pngFremennik shirt (brown)1Common
File:Fremennik cloak (brown).pngFremennik cloak (brown)1Common
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common
Mithril javelinMithril javelin3Common
Mithril spearMithril spear1Uncommon
File:Steel arrow.pngSteel arrow15Uncommon
File:Fremennik shield.pngFremennik shield1Uncommon
File:Fremennik helm.pngFremennik helm1Uncommon
File:Fremennik blade.pngFremennik blade1Uncommon
File:Spined gloves.pngSpined gloves1Uncommon[1]
File:Spined boots.pngSpined boots1Rare[1]
File:Berserker helm.pngBerserker helm1Rare
File:Archer helm.pngArcher helm1Rare
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare
File:Warrior helm.pngWarrior helm1Rare

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon
File:Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Uncommon
File:Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Uncommon
File:Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Uncommon
File:Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon
File:Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon
File:Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Uncommon
File:Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon
File:Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon
File:Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon
File:Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon
File:Irit seed.pngIrit seed1Uncommon
File:Toadflax seed.pngToadflax seed1Uncommon
File:Avantoe seed.pngAvantoe seed1Uncommon
File:Dwarf weed seed.pngDwarf weed seed1Uncommon
File:Kwuarm seed.pngKwuarm seed1Uncommon
File:Belladonna seed.pngBelladonna seed1Uncommon
File:Cactus seed.pngCactus seed1Uncommon
File:Poison ivy seed.pngPoison ivy seed1Uncommon
File:Lantadyme seed.pngLantadyme seed1Rare

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Air talismanAir talisman1Uncommon
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Uncommon
Fire talismanFire talisman1Uncommon
Mind talismanMind talisman1Uncommon
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon
Water runeWater rune10Uncommon
Nature runeNature rune1–12Uncommon
Blood runeBlood rune1–10Uncommon
Law runeLaw rune1–10Uncommon
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Rare


Item Quantity Rarity
Raw lobsterRaw lobster1Common
File:Oyster pearl.pngOyster pearl1Common
File:Oyster pearls.pngOyster pearls1Uncommon
File:Fishing bait.pngFishing bait50; 100Uncommon
Lobster potLobster pot1Uncommon
Raw sardineRaw sardine5Uncommon
Raw herringRaw herring3Uncommon
File:Edible seaweed.pngEdible seaweed2–5Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
File:Dagannoth hide.pngDagannoth hide1Common[2]
File:Dagannoth ribs.pngDagannoth ribs1Uncommon[3]
Coins 25Coins3–81Uncommon
File:Opal bolt tips.pngOpal bolt tips12Uncommon
File:Keg of beer.pngKeg of beer1Uncommon
File:Flattened hide.pngFlattened hide1Rare[1]
File:Stretched hide.pngStretched hide1Rare[1]
File:Circular hide.pngCircular hide1Rare[1]
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1Rare
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rare
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Only by ranged dagannoth.
  2. Only by melee Dagannoth.
  3. Only during Rag and Bone Man wish list

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon
File:Rune arrowheads.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common
File:Onyx bolts.pngOnyx bolts135–165Rare
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare
File:Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon
File:Lantadyme seed.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon
File:Dwarf weed seed.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon
File:Magic seed.pngMagic seed4Uncommon
File:Palm tree seed.pngPalm tree seed10Rare
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Rare
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Rare
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rare

Universal dropsEdit

Trivia Edit

  • In an update on 8 May 2013, dagannoths on Waterbirth Island were made more near-sighted. Many players posted on the forums that they were displeased with the resulting drop in combat experience rate (particularly magic experience from barrages) and charm collection rate.
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