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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 helm1Rare45,195
Berserker helmBerserker helm1Rare45,470
Farseer helmFarseer helm1Rare45,631
Archer helmArcher helm1Rare45,040

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow11–33Uncommon176–528
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow5–20Common70–280

Herbs and seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon731
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,360
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon101
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon701
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,922
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon5,070
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,028
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,528
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,747
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,317
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon1,029
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon136
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon770
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon72
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon5,230
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon1,017
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon13,108
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon986
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon8,428
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon196
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon166
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon192
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon123
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon71,955
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon3,616

Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Super attack (3)Super attack (3)1Common5,252
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common8,084
Super antipoison (1)Super antipoison (1)1Uncommon2,460
Super restore (1)Super restore (1)1Uncommon790
Prayer potion (1)Prayer potion (1)1Uncommon676

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins420–1,196Uncommon420–1,196
SwordfishSwordfish1Common161
Keg of beerKeg of beer1Common1,845
Pure essencePure essence2–8Common62–248
Water runeWater rune10–36Uncommon250–900
Dagannoth hideDagannoth hide1Uncommon6,001
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 sapphire1Common764
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,721
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,762
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,604
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare207,180–253,220
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,200
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,576
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,173
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare547,785–669,515
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,071
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,984
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare558,000–682,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,896
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,628
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,803–17,947
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,320–1,226,280
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,834
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,495
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare166,400–209,920
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare13,260–16,728
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,050–7,070
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common46,305–56,595
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon336,825–411,675
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare404,640–494,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,200–122,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,470–64,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common26,698–30,512
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare257,445–314,655
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare145,080–177,320
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,994
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,910–164,890
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon486,180–594,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon162,990–199,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,110–151,690
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,500–159,500
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,780–12,320
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,054–13,776
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon226,736
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare412,350
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,750–52,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common23,400–28,600
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon184,050–224,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,424–13,776
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare113,400–138,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,525–18,975
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare343,710–420,090
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*120,343
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 rare5,406

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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