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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 bones1Always193

Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warrior helmWarrior helm1Rare44,975
Berserker helmBerserker helm1Rare45,356
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare45,494
Archer helmArcher helm1Rare45,524

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow11–33Uncommon165–495
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow5–20Common65–260

Herbs and seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon594
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon3,466
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon97
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon233
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,982
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon4,754
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,325
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,814
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon10,038
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon9,614
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon1,119
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon147
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon2,249
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon26
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon4,881
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon297
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon38,418
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon1,009
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon3,038
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon280
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon212
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon119
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon137
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon18,694
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon4,524

Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common5,145
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common8,859
Super antipoison (1)Super antipoison (1)1Uncommon2,023
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon917
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon1,009

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins420–1,196Uncommon420–1,196
SwordfishSwordfish1Common134
Keg of beerKeg of beer1Common1,709
Pure essencePure essence2–8Common48–192
Water runeWater rune10–36Uncommon190–684
Dagannoth hideDagannoth hide1Uncommon4,952
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 sapphire1Common427
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common762
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,222
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,537
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare114,165–139,535
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,226
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,344
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,843
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare532,935–651,365
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,004
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,407
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare604,800–739,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,720
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,818
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common13,899–16,851
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,046,385–1,278,915
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,560
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,249
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare190,255–240,014
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,220–15,416
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,125–11,375
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common81,810–99,990
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon239,850–293,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare417,960–510,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,800–130,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common34,650–42,350
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common17,724–20,256
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare170,910–208,890
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare80,910–98,890
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,138
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare92,070–112,530
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon717,120–876,480
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon159,210–194,590
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,470–196,130
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon163,125–199,375
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon31,486–35,984
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,986–23,984
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon396,664
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare881,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common55,350–67,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon255,600–312,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,500–16,500
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare226,530–276,870
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,964
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*88,700
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare7,491

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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