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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 and his summoned marauders 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 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)Uncommon124,380
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon79,470
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon104,580
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon97,710
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon164,460
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon38,110
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon21,960
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon19,110
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon8,080
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon502,155
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon918,860
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon436,170
SharkShark50Common49,000
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon556,080
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Rare1,579,800
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon369,000
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon225,200
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon88,400
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3RareNot sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare14,339,293
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare20,259,905
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare13,674,376
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare18,310,028
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare17,219,813
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare14,757,622

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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common949
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,066
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,664
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,957
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,065–217,635
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common20,453
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,058
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,470
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare516,150–630,850
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,883
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,561
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,225,980–1,498,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,007
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare555,105–925,175
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,245
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,270
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,131–25,619
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,048,005–1,280,895
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,724
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,025
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare351,845–443,866
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare114,920–144,976
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare36,400–50,960
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,715–17,985
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon234,225–286,275
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,352–32,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare299,340–365,860
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,200–193,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,160–277,640
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,116–44,704
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare377,190–461,010
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare982,710–1,201,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,706
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare625,590–764,610
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,140–456,060
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon293,130–358,270
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon253,350–309,650
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,175–270,325
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,744–35,136
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon26,754–30,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon401,724
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,837,720
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon179,550–219,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,076–16,974
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare139,725–170,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,955–43,945
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare595,080–727,320
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,708
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*64,516
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,077,415
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.
  • On 12 September 2016 Kalphite King's Stomp attack was changed into regular attacks against players who stand under him. Before this, Kalphite King would attack players who stood under him for more than 5 seconds with rapid hits of approximately 1,500 damage until they moved out from under him.

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