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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. At a combat level of 2500, it is currently the third strongest monster outside Dungeoneering, after Vorago, Araxxi, and is tied with Araxxor.

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 offhand 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 market price
Damaged chitinDamaged chitin1AlwaysNot sold

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
1–2%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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Armour and weaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare28,792,534
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare34,078,399
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare28,565,684
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare23,225,691
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare21,246,491
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare13,616,379

Herbs and seedsEdit

Note: All drops are split amongst a selection of players when using CoinShare/LootShare. Grimy herbs in groups of 6. Tree seeds are split into groups of 1 or 2.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon135,150
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon189,360
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon178,560
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon109,710
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon159,000
Herb seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon53,270
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon96,730
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon127,600
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon3,290
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon696,290
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon800,260
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon601,060

OtherEdit

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.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
SharkShark50Common33,250
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon574,440
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Uncommon1,710,400
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon350,600
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon153,280
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon140,350
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite clawKalphite claw1Very rare[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,000 with a threshold of 400.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

Items are taken from the rare drop table in sets of 3. Getting a drop from the rare drop table is Uncommon.

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common788
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,492
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,479
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,958
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,110–217,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,510
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,224
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare550,080–672,320
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,921
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,937
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,303,740–1,593,460
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare825
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,854
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,810–946,350
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,006
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,521–29,729
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,245–1,383,855
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon963
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon209
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare761,735–960,958
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare182,455–230,174
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare70,150–98,210
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon174,375–213,125
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon30,336–34,560
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon309,420–378,180
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon76,800–422,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,930–19,470
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon238,140–291,060
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common37,770
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare339,930–415,470
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare928,080–1,134,320
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,083
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare646,245–789,855
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon405,450–495,550
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon329,130–402,270
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,440–210,760
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,325–142,175
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon135,422–154,768
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon178,640–204,160
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon557,032
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,600,520
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,865–10,835
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon80,100–97,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,360–22,140
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,005–37,895
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,210–667,590
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Kalphite King is the first boss to use player abilities against players, especially damage-over-time abilities such as Slaughter, Fragmentation Shot, CombustIncendiary Shot and Quake, along with various stuns.
  • The Kalphite King is the first boss to be able to land critical hits on players, although the chances of this are very low.
  • The Kalphite King was heavily patched with the patch notes of 19 June 2013. The King, after the patch notes which affected weapon accuracy, has had his Defence lowered drastically so players could hit him more. However, the King is also able to hit much harder than before on players, and his minions that spawn are stronger and more accurate than before.
    • There is currently a glitch where the spawning minions deal damage prior to the update on 19 June 2013.
  • Although the Kalphite King uses its instant-kill attack within melee range, if the King's attention is shifted from the provoker to another player, it is possible for the King to use the attack from a distance without even moving at all. It is unknown if this is intended or not.
  • When the Kalphite King uses its instant-kill attack, if Anticipate is used before this attack it will not be removed, although players will still be stunned. This does not work with other abilities as they are removed by the attack.
  • 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; prior to Legacy Mode the King gave 15,853 slayer experience rather than 3,963 slayer experience.
  • 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 (manually leaving via slope), will also have to wait a few seconds before they can make or enter another instance.
  • Even though the abilities Destroy and Asphyxiate no longer stun and instead bind the target, the King will still classify them as a stun attack, causing it to skip attacks. This is a glitch that has yet to be fixed.
  • The Kalphite King is one of the few bosses in RuneScape that aren't stun-immune.
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