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The Kalphite Queen (Kalphiscarabeinae Pasha) is the strongest monster within the Kalphite Hive. She is famous for dropping the moderately valuable Dragon chainbody armour (having a Grand Exchange price of 209,095 coins), and is the only monster besides the Dust Devil to do so. Many players also hunt for the Kalphite Queen head for their skill hall.

Despite being a lower level than some of the more recent bosses, the Kalphite Queen is still one of the toughest monsters in RuneScape. She can inflict constant damage due to her 100% accurate attacks. It is recommended for players to only bring items into the hive they are willing to lose.

Currently, a combination of factors (release of new bosses, time passed since she was added to the game) have made hunting the Kalphite Queen a less appealing activity. However, it is still hunted by those on Sumona or Morvran's Slayer challenge, Death's Soul Reaper task, or those just wishing for the experience of killing it.

The addition of various options to the Quick Chat menu has allowed players a convenient method of communicating when organising and undertaking a Kalphite Queen attack.

LocationEdit

The Kalphite Queen resides within the Kalphite Hive. There are several ways to get there.

Shantay PassEdit

Kalphite Queen's lair

The queen's lair.

One way involves the player finding their way through the Kharidian Desert. The easiest way to do this is from the Shantay Pass. The Shantay Pass is located south of Al Kharid. To go through the pass, the player will simply need to click on the entrance.

The hive's entrance is due west of the Shantay Pass and is really a short run. Players who are lucky and fast may get to the hive before being affected by the Desert heat. Otherwise bring a waterskin , obtainable from Shantay, which can be dropped once inside the hive.

Dorgesh-KaanEdit

Another way requires players to have completed the Death to the Dorgeshuun quest, so that they can access Dorgesh-Kaan's southern agility course and thus the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon below the course. In the dungeon a tunnel connects to the upper level of Kalphite Hive, in a cave with many Kalphite workers.

Players should take Light sources for the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon or else they will constantly be attacked by stinging insects in the dark.

Fairy RingsEdit

A third way requires partial completion of the Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen quest, so that players can use the Fairy ring network. Ring code B•I•Q is quite close to the hive's entrance and is the fastest way to get there. Typically, players can run from the ring to the entrance without being in the desert long enough to be affected by desert heat. This method will take up an inventory spot to carry a Dramen staff or Lunar staff, unless Fairy Tale III - Orks Rift has been completed.

Do No Evil shortcutEdit

While it is believed that one of the rewards from the Do No Evil quest allowed access to Kalphite Queen through a hidden passage, this is not the case. The shortcut is a one way exit "from" the queen's lair, and no longer an entrance. Players attempting to reach the queen in this fashion will receive the message,"The sides of this hole are too steep to climb up." In addition, the examine text of the passage on the end where Ayuni is fought during the quest states, "A cavernous hole. It looks like the passage within is too steep to climb back up."

Accessing the hiveEdit

Players entering the hive from the surface entrance will need two ropes, unless coming from the cave entrance, one to enter the upper level of the hive and another to enter the lower level where the queen is found. Both ropes will be used up in the process. Players entering the hive from the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon only need one rope, to enter the lower level where the Queen resides. Players entering through the secret passage will not need any ropes.

  • Ropes are only needed for the first time. Subsequent trips will NOT need more ropes

The Kalphite Queen's abilitiesEdit

Kalphite Queen magic

The Queen's magic attack.

Keris detail

The Keris, an effective method for fighting kalphites.

The Kalphite Queen has two forms, each one having a high combat level of 333 and exactly 40,000 life points, so she should be treated as two monsters. Her first form resembles an immense scarab beetle, and her second form resembles a giant wasp. While each form has the same combat level and life points, the second form has proven itself to be much harder to defeat than the first.

In her first form, she uses the Protect from Magic, Ranged and Summoning prayers at once (Protect from Magic Ranged Summon), meaning that Melee is the only way to damage her. Once the first form is defeated, the second form appears. This form uses only protect from melee, but still uses the same attack styles with the same max hit.

Luckily her attacks are somewhat predictable: whenever she uses a ranged or magic attack she usually continues it for 3-4 hits. This makes a prayer switch partially effective, as there is a good chance she repeats the same attack style after a few hits before switching to another. Note that this is only for her ranged and magic attack.

WARNING: Her magic and ranged attacks have a 100% accuracy, meaning that she will always hit with these styles. Armour does not prevent this but prayers can block some damage. Her melee attacks on the other hand are normal so armour works on them. Her max hit is around 1000 with all three combat styles.

Her ranged and magic attacks also have the ability to bounce to other players, meaning that she can damage all players inside the room with one attack. These attacks cannot turn corners however. Her ranged attack also cannot go through herself.

If she gets too close to the cocoons on the walls, they will open and spawn aggressive level 58 Kalphite Workers.

She is immune to leech curses and will destroy dwarf multicannons set up in the room. If you use leech curses, your stats will still be boosted, and you will still get a message telling you that the enemy's stats have been drained.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
12–15%2–4%3–4%5–7%7–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 1,119 kills.
6 charms are dropped at a time.
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WeaponsEdit

 
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune spearRune spear2Common22,432
Rune hatchetRune hatchet1Common7,220
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon24,015
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Uncommon37,244
Rune warhammerRune warhammer1–2Uncommon24,119–48,238
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff2Uncommon19,288
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare136,582

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1–4Common29,032–116,128
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Rare209,095

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow100Uncommon15,000

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood runeBlood rune53; 100–200Common21,942–82,800
Nature runeNature rune200–300Common53,000–79,500
Law runeLaw rune20; 45; 100–500Common4,780–119,500
Death runeDeath rune45; 100–300Common14,355–95,700
Cosmic runeCosmic rune200–300Common43,400–65,100

GemsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Oyster pearlsOyster pearls35–40Uncommon16,135–18,440

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak20–40 (noted)Common112,020–224,040
Coins 10000Coins20,000–75,000UncommonNot sold
SharkShark7; 14Uncommon5,516–11,032
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Potato cactusPotato cactus10–15Common24,400–36,600
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Kq headKq head1RareNot sold
Kalphite eggKalphite egg1Very rare[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,500 with a threshold of 500.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

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 sapphire1Common688
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,513
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,266
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,112
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare185,040–226,160
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,835
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,040
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,361
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare556,245–679,855
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,008
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,646
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,290,600–1,577,400
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,960
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,400–949,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,463
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,312–30,688
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,543
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon885
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon292
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare787,410–993,348
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare197,275–248,870
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare74,125–103,775
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon181,575–221,925
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon304,020–371,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon75,200–413,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon221,580–270,820
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,885
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare358,965–438,735
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare942,750–1,152,250
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,462
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,930–778,470
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon435,960–532,840
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon371,970–454,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon155,385–189,915
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,005–158,895
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon84,700–96,800
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon143,738–164,272
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon425,592
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,569,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,800–13,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,975–8,525
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon82,350–100,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,204–20,746
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare170,775–208,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,005–37,895
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare589,680–720,720
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

TriviaEdit

KQ fight

Zenevivia and the Wise Old Man fight the Kalphite Queen.

  • When the Kalphite Queen was first released, she only used two attack styles: magic and melee. A ranged attack was added to prevent players from camping her with little or no risk.
  • The Kalphite Queen's drop quantity were improved after the release of the Kalphite King, and charms were added to her drop table.
    • If both charms and the item is dropped, the item(s) are dropped in the middle of where the Queen would be while the charms are placed regularly.
  • Both of the Queen's forms are similar to the life cycle of the Cicada. She starts off as a beetle, then transforms into an airborne opponent.
  • It was revealed in the April 2011 BTS that the Kalphite Queen and the King Black Dragon were due to be married on 29 April 2011, to coincide with the wedding of Prince William Windsor and Catherine Middleton in the UK.
  • Kalphite Queen is included in RuneScape Top Trumps.
  • If the player only attacked the first form and not the second, it won't count for Soul Reaper.
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