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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)Uncommon130,560
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon78,870
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon112,320
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon98,520
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon162,780
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon28,980
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon11,110
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon13,340
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon8,360
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon579,845
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon885,880
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon444,550
SharkShark50Common67,900
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon547,120
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Rare1,570,400
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon382,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon254,720
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon95,500
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3RareNot sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare17,204,333
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare21,785,409
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare15,616,396
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare24,809,234
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare23,683,856
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare21,353,645

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 sapphire1Common968
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,980
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,431
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,214
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare189,630–231,770
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,615
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,289
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,811
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare531,495–649,605
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,268
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,403
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,229,580–1,502,820
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare835
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,248
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,720–931,200
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare73,211
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,754
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,854–21,646
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,035,180–1,265,220
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare963
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,077
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare347,750–438,700
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare124,150–156,620
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,625–47,075
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,710–24,090
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon298,800–365,200
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,072–33,840
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,640–362,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,800–185,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon185,940–227,260
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,624–41,856
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare353,160–431,640
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare968,220–1,183,380
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,034
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare615,510–752,290
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon391,680–478,720
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon295,560–361,240
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon286,560–350,240
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,430–277,970
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,554–17,776
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,676–21,344
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon463,876
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,771,760
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,355–17,545
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon189,900–232,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,240–47,960
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare587,790–718,410
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,805
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*290,091
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*34,550,901
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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