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This article is about the regular Kalphite Queen. For the exiled version, see Exiled Kalphite Queen.
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The Kalphite Queen (Kalphiscarabeinae Pasha) is a large kalphite who resides in the deepest room of the Kalphite Hive. She is the strongest monster in the hive.


Main article: Kalphite Hive
Kalphite Lair map

A map of the Kalphite Hive

Kalphite Queen's lair

The queen's lair

The entrance to the Kalphite hive is due west of Shantay Pass (see Kalphite Hive § Getting there). New visitors to the hive will require a rope to climb down the hive. A second rope will also be required for entrance into the queen's room.

Once inside, the queen's chambers can be found by navigating through the tunnel. The entrance to her room is guarded by two kalphite guardians. There is a tunnel entrance in the center of this room. It has two options: Quick-Climb, which will send players into the world encounter without any additional dialogue, and Climb down, which prompts players to either enter the world encounter or create a private instance.

An instance can be created for a base cost of 100,000. A Kalphite Queen instance can hold up to 200 players, can have a custom spawn timer, and can be done in practice mode.

The world encounter for the Kalphite Queen has two additional kalphite guardians inside, and its walls are lined with several potato cactus spawns. A private instance is initially empty and contains no item spawns.

The fightEdit

The Kalphite Queen has two forms, both with 40,000 life points and unique immunities. Both forms have the same attacks and abilities. When her first form is lowered to 0 life points, she will collapse to the ground and molt from her skin and take to the air. When her second form is lowered to 0 life points, the queen will die, leaving drops on the ground.

In her first form, she is immune to magic and ranged damage, leaving only melee attacks available as an option. In her second form, this is reversed; she is immune to melee attacks, but can be damaged with magic and ranged. Combat familiars can damage both of her forms with any style.

The Kalphite Queen has 3 basic attacks:

  • Bite, a basic melee attack. Unlike her other attacks, this attack can miss.
  • Lightning , a magic attack that can bounce between targets. This attack has 100% accuracy against all players.
  • Spines, a ranged attack that also drains prayer points by 10. This attack has 100% accuracy against all players.

In addition to her standard attacks, the Kalphite Queen has the ability to spawn aggressive kalphite workers from the cocoons on the outer wall. She will only spawn them if she is within 10 squares of the cocoons. Each cocoon can spawn a kalphite worker multiple times.

If a dwarf cannon is set up near the queen, she has the ability to destroy it.




Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 1,119 kills.
6 charms are dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow100Common15,100
Rune spearRune spear2Common22,046
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody2Common58,434
Rune warhammerRune warhammer2Uncommon49,046
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff2Rare19,744
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare134,653
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Rare283,051


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood runeBlood rune58–150Common21,344–55,200
Law runeLaw rune100–150Common23,100–34,650
Death runeDeath rune100–150Common24,600–36,900


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak20–40 (noted)Common124,060–248,120
Potato cactusPotato cactus10–15 (noted)Common20,300–30,450
Coins 10000Coins20,000–76,366UncommonNot sold
Fire talismanFire talisman8–12 (noted)Uncommon13,096–19,644
Oyster pearlsOyster pearls33–48 (noted)Rare15,180–22,080
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Kq headKq head1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot 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 sapphire1Common856
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,379
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,248
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,016
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,720–220,880
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon16,893
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon31,815
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,442
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,890–629,310
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,820
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,981
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,296,720–1,584,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,000
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,000–950,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,611
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,879
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,261–26,989
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,143,855–1,398,045
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon50,618
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon762
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon733
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare528,125–666,250
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare135,135–170,478
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,925–57,295
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon238,950–292,050
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,045–31,950
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon471,600–576,400
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon78,600–432,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,790–14,410
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,690
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare357,210–436,590
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare923,400–1,128,600
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,504
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare637,560–779,240
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon414,180–506,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon301,680–368,720
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon196,650–240,350
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,570–140,030
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon52,094–59,536
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon62,958–71,952
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,884
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,553,620
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,715–6,985
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon152,100–185,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,440–34,760
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare551,880–674,520
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


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 drops were greatly improved after the Kalphite King was released.
  • Both of the Queen's forms are similar to the life cycle of the cicada. She starts off as a beetle, then molts into an airborne insect.
  • 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.
  • The first form does not affect experience or kill count.
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