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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 running north from Menaphos. 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)Uncommon140,040
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon87,510
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon129,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon105,450
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon178,560
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon18,210
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon10,300
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon9,290
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon6,540
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon607,895
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon1,065,140
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon465,820
SharkShark50Common65,150
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon550,160
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Rare1,572,000
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon421,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon240,600
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon102,550
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3RareNot sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare11,914,792
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare18,402,342
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare11,272,070
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare18,631,674
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare16,471,211
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare16,850,312

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 sapphire1Common1,158
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,279
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,728
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,622
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare207,990–254,210
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,954
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,406
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,939
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare582,255–711,645
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,417
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,557
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,236,960–1,511,840
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,164
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,460–929,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,249
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,757
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,261–26,989
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,050,570–1,284,030
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,803
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,724
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare429,455–541,774
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare133,315–168,182
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,650–56,910
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,115–24,585
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon333,675–407,825
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon28,152–35,190
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare275,040–336,160
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon32,000–176,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,130–17,270
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon234,180–286,220
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,952–49,088
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare414,180–506,220
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare996,480–1,217,920
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,262
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare618,930–756,470
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon420,120–513,480
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon316,350–386,650
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon270,675–330,825
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon245,790–300,410
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,420–16,480
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,006–14,864
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon486,316
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,130,280
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,650–9,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,655–14,245
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon308,700–377,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon50,220–61,380
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare665,010–812,790
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,820
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*206,092
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*69,592,674
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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