Dagannoth mother (Horror from the Deep)

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This article is about the monster fought in Horror from the Deep. For the monster fought in Blood Runs Deep, see Dagannoth Mother (Blood Runs Deep).

The Dagannoth mother is fought at the end of the quest Horror from the Deep. She constantly cycles through different colours which show her weaknesses.

While fighting the Dagannoth Mother, do not hide behind the nearby stalagmites as she will disappear if she cannot engage the player in combat and the fight will have to be restarted. Protect from Missiles is advised as her Ranged attack is highly accurate. She can hit up to 160 LP with Melee and can hit double 120s with Ranged. If she is killed by any source of recoil, the player will have to leave the area and repeat the fight (this may be a glitch). As a result, players should avoid using rings of recoil or the Reflect ability.

Once she is defeated, the player will obtain a rusty casket. Select the same option on the coffin twice in order to be rewarded with the corresponding god book.

The Gelatinnoth Mother fought during the last battle for Recipe For Disaster is based on her.

This version of the Dagannoth mother is one of the possible bosses available for a rematch at the Dominion Tower, if the player has completed Horror from the Deep. Killing her there does not count towards a dagannoth slayer task.

Weakness by colour[edit | edit source]

Colour Attack Weakness
White Air spells (Wind Strike, Bolt*, Blast*, Wave, and Surge)
Blue Water spells (Water Strike, Bolt*, Blast*, Wave, and Surge)
Brown Earth spells (Earth Strike, Bolt*, Blast*, Wave, and Surge)
Red Fire spells (Fire Strike, Bolt*, Blast*, Wave, and Surge)
Green Ranged (Thrown > Bolts/Arrows)
Orange Melee attacks (Slash > Stab/Crush)
  • Bringing Chaos gauntlets may be a cheaper alternative while still being effective during the fight; as Bolt spells would only hit slightly less than their Blast counterparts.
  • Keep in mind that wearing armour of the wrong style will reduce your accuracy. Either use hybrid armour or be prepared to switch armour to match your changing combat styles.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 23 November 2015 (Update):
    • Corrected the melee attack accuracy for the following NPCs: Dagannoth Mother, Dominion Tower Dagannoth Mother, Temple at Senntisten quest fiends and Cockatrices.
  • patch 26 August 2014 (Update):
    • The Dagannoth Mother can once again only be killed with the balmung weapon.
  • patch 15 September 2010 (Update):
    • Prevent the spawning of two Dagannoth mothers.