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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. At a combat level of 2500, it is currently the third strongest monster outside Dungeoneering, after Vorago, Araxxi, and is tied with Araxxor.

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 market price
Damaged chitinDamaged chitin1AlwaysNot sold

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
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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Armour and weaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare25,095,875
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare30,614,812
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare25,570,467
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare19,471,835
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare18,997,035
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare11,364,610

Herbs and seedsEdit

Note: All drops are split amongst a selection of players when using CoinShare/LootShare. Grimy herbs in groups of 6. Tree seeds are split into groups of 1 or 2.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon167,310
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon204,330
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon204,690
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon126,600
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon198,210
Herb seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon35,130
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon74,830
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon84,650
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon4,280
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon473,825
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon771,855
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon427,860

OtherEdit

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.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
SharkShark50Common46,100
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon560,680
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Uncommon1,702,400
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon437,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon172,520
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon175,500
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite clawKalphite claw1Very rare[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,000 with a threshold of 400.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

Items are taken from the rare drop table in sets of 3. Getting a drop from the rare drop table is Uncommon.

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common886
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,639
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,669
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,252
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare191,340–233,860
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,224
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,377
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,302
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare598,590–731,610
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,819
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,586
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,289,880–1,576,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,002
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,030–950,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,310
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,915
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,182–29,318
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,124,010–1,373,790
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,426
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon879
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon514
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare795,015–1,002,942
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare228,150–287,820
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare82,350–115,290
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,650–31,350
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon212,175–259,325
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,756–32,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon357,120–436,480
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,200–402,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,950–17,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon236,520–289,080
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,525
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare409,725–500,775
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare912,870–1,115,730
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,051
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,765–770,935
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon501,930–613,470
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,800–464,200
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon194,085–237,215
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon131,985–161,315
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon104,762–119,728
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon118,510–135,440
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon379,060
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,543,710
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,975–8,525
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,500–104,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,620–17,630
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare145,125–177,375
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,140–38,060
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare629,100–768,900
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Kalphite King is the first boss to use player abilities against players, especially damage-over-time abilities such as Slaughter, Fragmentation Shot, CombustIncendiary Shot and Quake, along with various stuns.
  • The Kalphite King was heavily patched with the patch notes of 19 June 2013. The King, after the patch notes which affected weapon accuracy, has had his Defence lowered drastically so players could hit him more. However, the King is also able to hit much harder than before on players, and his minions that spawn are stronger and more accurate than before.
  • Assuming Kalphites indeed do follow the social structures of real life insects, It is possible that the Kalphite king might technically be an abnormally powerful Kalphite Guardian and not the literal 'King' of the Exiled Kalphite Hive.
  • When the Kalphite King uses its instant-kill attack, if Anticipate is used before this attack it will not be removed, although players will still be stunned. This does not work with other abilities as they are removed by the attack.
  • 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; prior to Legacy Mode the King gave 15,853 slayer experience rather than 3,963 slayer experience.
  • 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 (manually leaving via slope), will also have to wait a few seconds before they can make or enter another instance.
  • The Kalphite King is one of the few bosses in RuneScape that aren't stun-immune.
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