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The Kalphite King, formerly dubbed the "Toughest Boss in RuneScape history", is a boss monster who can be found in the Exiled Kalphite Hive.

The Kalphite King was first mentioned at RuneFest 2011 in Mod Mark's RuneScape 2012 speech. The Kalphite King is the only monster in the game that can drop the Drygore longsword, mace and rapier, along with their off-hand versions, powerful melee weapons that require 90 attack in order to wield.

The fight with the Kalphite King is a challenge that requires players to be adept with the action bar system and changes with the introduction of the Evolution of Combat. The King is also able to summon marauders to his aid.

The Kalphite King will not allow dwarf multicannons to be set up. Dreadnips and dominion mines can be used, however the latter will not do any damage. Players may leave any time they wish, by teleporting, dying or leaving by the slope they used to enter the lair.

Getting thereEdit

The Exiled Kalphite Hive is located south of the Jaldraocht Pyramid in the Kharidian Desert. The easiest way of getting there is via the Bandit Camp lodestone and run south. Alternatively, players can use the magic carpet to travel to Bedabin Camp, and simply run south from there. A third option is to use a pharaoh's sceptre to teleport to the pyramid and run a short distance south.

Kalphite King's chamber entrance

The entrance to the Kalphite King's Chamber.

Upon first entering the hive, there will be a blocked tunnel that can be cleared to create a shortcut (that required level 23 Agility to use). This tunnel only needs to be cleared once. Click on the entrance near the tunnel, after which you can make or join a player's instance.

After a player enters the lair, the King will spawn and the fight will begin.

Kalphite King fight

A group of players against the Kalphite King and his marauders

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Damaged chitinDamaged chitin1AlwaysNot sold

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
34–38%7–9%4–6%29–33%19–22%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 1,536 kills.
20 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Note: All drops are split amongst a selection of players when using CoinShare/LootShare. Sharks are split into groups of 5, rune bars split into groups of 8, onyx bolts split into groups of 40, black dragonhide split into groups of 20, super restores being split into groups of 4, and earth talismans split into groups of 10. Grimy herbs in groups of 6. Tree seeds are split into groups of 1 or 2.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon123,720
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon88,920
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon97,350
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon90,120
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon134,820
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon45,600
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon13,300
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon14,040
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon3,890
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon329,065
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon384,720
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon303,930
SharkShark50Common48,550
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon543,880
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Uncommon1,625,000
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon355,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon141,280
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon84,850
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3RareNot sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare15,866,608
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare22,019,408
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare14,395,275
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare15,485,262
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare15,833,310
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare13,544,311

Tertiary dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Perfect chitinPerfect chitin1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite clawKalphite claw1Very rare[2]Not sold
  1. ^ Must wield or have an ancient defender in your inventory, 1/50 drop rate.
  2. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,000 with a threshold of 400.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common920
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,665
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,026
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,809
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare171,405–209,495
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,120
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,241
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,595
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare566,775–692,725
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,810
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,201
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,238,760–1,514,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,215
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,545
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,175–938,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,963
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,717
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,854–21,646
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,089,720–1,331,880
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,837
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare913
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare432,315–545,382
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,305–139,154
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,225–59,115
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon203,175–248,325
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,623–30,330
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare356,220–435,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon46,000–253,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon170,640–208,560
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,396–45,024
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare379,890–464,310
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare929,070–1,135,530
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,791
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare611,865–747,835
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon371,160–453,640
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon270,360–330,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon158,940–194,260
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,775–175,725
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,620–21,280
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon19,656–22,464
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon263,252
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare769,440
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,125–12,375
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,050–213,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,396–16,154
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,975–162,525
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,290–30,910
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare534,870–653,730
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 dropsEdit

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

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Kalphite King is the first monster to use player abilities against players.
  • The Kalphite King was heavily patched with the patch notes of 19 June 2013. The King, after the patch notes which affected weapon accuracy, had his Defence lowered drastically so players could hit him more. However, the King was also able to hit much harder than before on players, and his minions that spawn became stronger and more accurate than before.
  • For a short time after the Kalphite King was released, using binds and stuns constantly prevented the King from changing combat styles, attacking, and summoning marauders. This was quickly fixed in a hidden update.
  • With the release of Legacy Mode, the Kalphite King will spawn in any combat style. Prior to this, it always spawned in melee form. The same update also reduced the slayer experience given upon death from 15,853 slayer experience to 3,963.
  • A hidden update to the King turned the instance to last for 60 minutes, after which no more Kalphite Kings will spawn. Players who leave the King's lair will also have to wait for a period of time before they can make or enter another instance.
  • On 7 December 2015, Kalphite King received a health bar update which now display his current health on the top of the screen similar to the Raids bosses and Araxxor.
  • The Kalphite King's instant kill attack may leave certain parts of certain pieces of equipment glowing green until the player logs out to the lobby.
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Drops itemDamaged chitin +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy snapdragon +, Grimy kwuarm +, Torstol seed +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Snapdragon seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Yew seed +, Shark +, Rune bar +, Onyx bolts (e) +, Black dragonhide +, Super restore (4) +, Earth talisman +, Rare drop table +, Drygore rapier +, Drygore longsword +, Drygore mace +, Off-hand drygore longsword +, Off-hand drygore rapier +, Off-hand drygore mace +, Clue scroll (elite) +, Perfect chitin +, Starved ancient effigy +, Kalphite claw + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date14 January 2013 +
Version count3 +

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