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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.

Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the [Name] the Kingslayer title.

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. Players can also use the Desert Bandit Camp lodestone 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 (requiring level 23 Agility). 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

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.

The average value of a drygore weapon is 17,492,642.5 coins. With the droprate of drygore weaponry being 1/43, each kill is worth 406,805.64 coins excluding normal and rare drop table drops.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon118,470
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon77,730
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon90,990
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon98,340
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon145,980
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon19,480
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon7,680
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon6,950
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon4,610
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon523,770
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon908,115
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon411,990
SharkShark50Common(35/128)[1]53,400
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon555,600
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Rare1,627,000
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon355,300
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon250,240
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon68,550
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3Rare[1][2]Not sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare(1/256)[1]12,522,641
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare(1/256)[1]20,268,118
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare(1/256)[1]12,298,924
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare(1/256)[1]21,345,017
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare(1/256)[1]19,158,803
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare(1/256)[1]19,362,352

Tertiary dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Perfect chitinPerfect chitin1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite clawKalphite claw1Very rare[4]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 02 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ 1/50 drop rate for triple RDT drop.
  3. ^ Requires a tier 80 or higher defender in your inventory or equipped. 1/50 drop rate
  4. ^ 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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,001
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,978
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,151
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,773
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare169,785–207,515
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,725
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,264
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,411
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare513,495–627,605
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,832
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare39,869
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,166,580–1,425,820
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,585
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,775–939,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,941
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,474
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common36,725–44,525
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,068,795–1,306,305
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,516
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,489
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare339,170–427,876
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare89,115–112,422
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare24,800–34,720
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common22,680–27,720
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon275,625–336,875
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon16,848–21,060
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare262,980–321,420
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,280–21,120
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon250,380–306,020
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common41,972–47,968
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare404,730–494,670
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,050,930–1,284,470
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,670
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare625,050–763,950
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon355,410–434,390
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon295,020–360,580
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon281,520–344,080
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon202,500–247,500
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,752–12,288
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,730–11,120
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon419,016
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,816,230
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,950–17,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon229,500–280,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,872–16,728
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,700–168,300
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,560–42,240
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare468,180–572,220
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,899
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*173,827
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
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 accuracy of drygore weaponry was lowered as they hit too frequently even when using the wrong combat style against him. To compensate, his defences were lowered, but he and his minions had increased damage output.
  • 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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