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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 15,974,845.33 coins. With the droprate of drygore weaponry being 1/43, each kill is worth 371,508.03 coins excluding normal and rare drop table drops.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon130,080
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon76,830
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon110,340
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon74,970
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon168,540
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon15,680
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon6,520
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon6,650
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon4,850
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon503,265
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon843,175
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon403,860
SharkShark50Common (35/128)[d 1]67,350
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon557,040
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Rare1,622,200
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon405,200
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon212,120
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon83,850
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3Rare[d 1][d 2]Not sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]13,188,964
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]19,376,777
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]12,628,180
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]17,367,369
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]17,224,317
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]16,063,465

Tertiary dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Perfect chitinPerfect chitin1Uncommon (1/50)[d 1][d 3]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite clawKalphite claw1Very rare[d 4]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 06 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ 1/50 to get triple RDT drop
  3. ^ Requires a tier 80 or higher defender in your inventory or equipped.
  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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,060
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,460
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,200
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,941
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare177,345–216,755
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,696
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,653
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,394
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare557,730–681,670
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,608
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare39,110
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,058,940–1,294,260
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,684
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,260–942,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,412
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,903
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common34,239–41,511
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,071,090–1,309,110
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,230
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,597
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare473,915–597,862
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,005–137,514
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,675–59,745
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common39,015–47,685
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon364,500–445,500
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon18,144–22,680
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare319,500–390,500
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon28,000–154,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,300–18,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon218,700–267,300
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common43,568–49,792
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare420,120–513,480
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,015,380–1,241,020
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,778
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare626,670–765,930
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon390,240–476,960
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon224,910–274,890
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon238,635–291,665
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,315–209,385
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,128–10,432
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,310–10,640
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon402,612
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,686,350
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common36,450–44,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,715–17,985
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon218,700–267,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,396–16,154
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,975–162,525
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon41,040–50,160
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare496,260–606,540
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,088
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*245,094
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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

FeatsEdit

  • Best Offence (Runescore 50) - Defeat the Kalphite King after triggering his Immortality and then defeat him again.
  • Never Eat Silk Worms (Runescore 40) - Get charged by the Kalphite King to each side of the arena and then defeat him.
  • Exiled (Runescore 0) - Obtained a collection of unique drops from the Kalphite King.

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.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 45,715 kills[1].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"