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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



100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Damaged chitinDamaged chitin1AlwaysNot sold


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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Based on a sample of 1,536 kills.
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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)Uncommon129,240
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon103,140
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon107,550
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon119,010
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon143,970
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon32,770
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon9,830
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon10,020
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon4,800
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon598,215
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon857,610
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon516,290
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon559,920
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Uncommon1,621,200
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon371,500
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon199,000
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon84,600
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3RareNot sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare13,615,654
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare20,000,090
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare12,323,484
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare17,416,381
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare15,546,615
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare13,999,629

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, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common871
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,591
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,555
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,926
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,670–215,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,802
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,172
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,874
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare534,330–653,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,511
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,254
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,590
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,850–939,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,504
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,436–23,564
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare371,930–469,204
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,980–138,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,575–52,605
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon232,200–283,800
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,704–32,130
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare293,580–358,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,200–199,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,054–37,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare318,735–389,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,036,080–1,266,320
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,994
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,910–769,890
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,720–473,880
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon357,030–436,370
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon223,875–273,625
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon144,045–176,055
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,762–15,728
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,028–16,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon478,572
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,715,220
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,990–12,210
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon177,750–217,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,845–35,255
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare566,190–692,010
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



  • 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.
Facts about "Kalphite King"RDF feed
All Combat experience26,462.2 +
All Combat level2,500 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date14 January 2013 +
Combat experience26,462.2 +
Combat level2,500 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Damaged chitin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Grimy torstol", "quantity": [30,30], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [30,30], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [30,30], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy snapdragon", "quantity": [30,30], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [30,30], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Torstol seed", "quantity": [10,10], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Lantadyme seed", "quantity": [10,10], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Dwarf weed seed", "quantity": [10,10], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Snapdragon seed", "quantity": [10,10], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Magic seed", "quantity": [5,5], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Palm tree seed", "quantity": [5,5], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Yew seed", "quantity": [10,10], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Shark", "quantity": [50,50], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Rune bar", "quantity": [40,40], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Onyx bolts (e)", "quantity": [200,200], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Black dragonhide", "quantity": [100,100], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Super restore (4)", "quantity": [40,40], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Earth talisman", "quantity": [50,50], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Rare drop table", "quantity": [2,3], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Drygore rapier", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Drygore longsword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Drygore mace", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Off-hand drygore longsword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Off-hand drygore rapier", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Off-hand drygore mace", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Clue scroll (elite)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Perfect chitin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Kalphite claw", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
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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