Dagannoth Kings

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The three Dagannoth Kings. Purple = Use Mage. Green = Use Melee. Blue = Use Range.

The Dagannoth Kings are a group of three dagannoths living deep in the cave on Waterbirth Island. They are each level 303, and represent the combat triangle. Each of them uses a different combat style and has a weakness in line with the combat triangle (while immune to all other styles). Each King possesses a unique ring drop, except for Rex who has two. The rings give some of the best damage bonuses for their respective styles. All three kings have the ability to drop the dragon hatchet.

Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the Bukalla's Heir [Name] title.

In Blood Runs Deep[edit | edit source]

The Kings are mentioned in the quest Blood Runs Deep. They attempt to protect their leader but are stopped by Baba Yaga, Koschei the Deathless, Princess Astrid and Prince Brand. After a long battle, they retreated, but killed Princess Astrid and Prince Brand during the fight.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The arena the fight against the Kings takes place in.
A map of the dungeon

The Kings reside in the sixth level of the Waterbirth Island Dungeon.

The simplest way to reach them is by using a Dagannoth Kings teleport. Alternatively, a player with access to the Max Guild tower can retune the portal in the southeast balcony or the PvM portal inside the Max Guild tower to just outside the Kings' lair.

If not using one of the above methods to get directly to the lair, it will be necessary to travel to Waterbirth Island using one of the methods below and then navigate through the dungeon to reach the lair.

Teleport to Rellekka (using the lodestone, enchanted lyre or house teleport) and then take the boat to Waterbirth Island by speaking to Jarvald on the westernmost pier. You will appear at the southwestern corner of the island and need to run counter-clockwise around the perimeter of the island until you reach a dungeon entrance.

After completion of the hard Fremennik achievements, the enchanted lyre can be set to teleport to Waterbirth Island.

The Mask of the Dagannoth or Helm of the Dagannoth can teleport you directly to the entrance of the dungeon on Waterbirth Island.

Waterbirth Teleport in the Lunar spellbook can take a player directly to the island.

Once inside the dungeon, go through the doors at the far end and follow the path marked on the map.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 January 2018 (Update):
    • The aggressive monster warning from the max guild boss portal teleport to Dagannoth Kings has been removed.
  • ninja 31 July 2017 (Update):
    • A safe spot has been added to the entrance to the Dagannoth Kings.
  • patch 16 March 2015 (Update):
    • It is now possible to use surge in the Dagannoth Kings boss instances.
  • patch 3 September 2013 (Update):
    • Balmung and the Fremennik seaboots have had their boosted damage against the dagannoth kings reworked.
  • patch 6 September 2011 (Update):
    • Killing Dagannoth kings now states that the player killed a Dagannoth king (rather than Rex, Prime and Supreme) in the Adventurer's log to prevent filling the log.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When the player used to kill Dagannoth Kings, it would read in your adventurers log which king you killed. Now, if a player kills a Dagannoth King (or several), it says "I killed a Dagannoth King," or if more are killed, "I killed # Dagannoth Kings." If a player kills over 100 Dagannoth kings without getting any rare drop the adventures log will say "I killed many Dagannoth Kings."
  • Each of the three kings' names come from a Latin word. Supremus meaning 'highest', Primus meaning 'first' and Rex meaning 'King'.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, the Kings had very high defence against attacks they were not weak to. After the update, the Kings gained complete immunity against the attacks they are not weak to. This does not apply to familiars, even if they are using the wrong combat style.
  • For a short time after the Evolution of Combat, the Dagannoth Kings' aggression range was much further than their pre-Evolution of Combat range. This was fixed in a hidden update.
  • As of 4 February 2014, the respawn time of the Dagannoth Kings has been increased.
  • On 12 September 2016 Dagannoth Kings received the ability to attack players who stand under them.
  • On 19 September 2016 Dagannoth Kings received both a graphical update and new drop tables.
    • Their pets were not graphically updated for unknown reasons.
  • On 31 July 2017 a safe spot was added to the entrance to the Dagannoth Kings.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these bosses was 60,100 kills[1].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/adugze/top_20_boss_killers_by_monster_data_13th_december/