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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

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)Uncommon163,920
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon124,080
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon130,140
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon113,970
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon185,040
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon30,420
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon10,860
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon9,420
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon4,340
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon392,265
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon638,335
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon372,020
SharkShark50Common47,900
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon562,200
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Uncommon1,630,800
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon458,500
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon207,760
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon112,150
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3RareNot sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare13,468,887
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare18,820,850
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare12,195,694
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare16,234,035
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare16,626,679
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare13,773,176

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 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 sapphire1Common1,115
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,099
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,738
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common5,335
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare240,075–293,425
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,515
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,239
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,675
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare615,375–752,125
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,864
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,147
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,249,020–1,526,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare995
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,317
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,755–932,925
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,833
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,722
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,244–25,756
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,905–1,303,995
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,597
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,323
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare797
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare498,550–628,940
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare145,795–183,926
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare57,500–80,500
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,905–16,995
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon240,975–294,525
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,840–30,600
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare333,900–408,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,200–199,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon189,180–231,220
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,810–46,640
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,525–480,975
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,014,480–1,239,920
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,165
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare632,475–773,025
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon491,760–601,040
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon341,910–417,890
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon233,730–285,670
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon149,220–182,380
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,204–17,376
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,188–15,072
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon313,812
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,276,670
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,545–16,555
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,900–210,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon42,840–52,360
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare648,810–792,990
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.
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 +
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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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