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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 bones1Always203

Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warrior helmWarrior helm1Rare45,195
Berserker helmBerserker helm1Rare45,255
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare45,631
Archer helmArcher helm1Rare45,275

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow11–33Uncommon187–561
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow5–20Common70–280

Herbs and seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon709
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,307
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon105
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon741
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon5,008
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon1,075
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon136
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon726
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon79
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon5,207
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon1,016
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon12,857
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon976
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon9,872
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon196
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon179
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon189
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon137
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon78,260
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon3,590

Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common5,392
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common7,826
Super antipoison (1)Super antipoison (1)1Uncommon2,460
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon774
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon651

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins420–1,196Uncommon420–1,196
SwordfishSwordfish1Common157
Keg of beerKeg of beer1Common1,845
Pure essencePure essence2–8Common60–240
Water runeWater rune10–36Uncommon250–900
Dagannoth hideDagannoth hide1Uncommon6,035
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 sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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 rare5,575

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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