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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 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.

Location

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.

Drops

100% drop 

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always159

Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warrior helmWarrior helm1Rare45,828
Berserker helmBerserker helm1Rare45,553
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare45,611
Archer helmArcher helm1Rare46,251

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow11–33Uncommon176–528
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow5–20Common60–240

Herbs and seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon325
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,919
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon56
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon95
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,299
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,002
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon720
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon1,888
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,493
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,709
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon219
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon43
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon355
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon20
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon526
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon115
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon7,989
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon508
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,942
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon89
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon78
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon35
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon72
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon5,724
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,084

Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common3,845
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common5,593
Super antipoison (1)Super antipoison (1)1Uncommon1,726
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon897
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon551

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins420–1,196Uncommon420–1,196
SwordfishSwordfish1Common146
Keg of beerKeg of beer1Common2,235
Pure essencePure essence2–8Common44–176
Water runeWater rune10–36Uncommon200–720
Dagannoth hideDagannoth hide1Uncommon4,653
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (medium)Sealed clue scroll (medium)1UncommonNot sold

Rare drop table drops

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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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common358
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common689
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,102
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,519
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare113,355–138,545
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,679
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,842
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,143
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare546,435–667,865
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,836
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,343
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare764,640–934,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,573
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,077
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,820–19,180
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,065,285–1,302,015
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,188
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare736
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare252,980–319,144
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare14,365–18,122
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,675–10,745
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon162,225–198,275
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,812–13,038
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare327,960–400,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon19,400–106,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common27,900–34,100
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,020–52,580
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,408–26,752
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare225,720–275,880
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare111,420–136,180
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,007
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare120,105–146,795
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon340,560–416,240
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon124,650–152,350
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,425–196,075
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon118,530–144,870
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,970–5,680
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,116–4,704
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon141,636
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare264,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,300–51,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,135–11,165
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon261,000–319,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare109,350–133,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,905–16,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare209,250–255,750
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*172,382
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,758,438,364
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 drops

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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,481

Trivia

  • 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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