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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 Hive 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 centre 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 moult 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.




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Drop tableEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow100Common15,100
Rune spearRune spear2Common21,480
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody2Common57,262
Blood runeBlood rune50–150Common21,500–64,500
Law runeLaw rune100–150Common21,500–32,250
Death runeDeath rune100–150Common16,900–25,350
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak20–40 (noted)Common154,980–309,960
Potato cactusPotato cactus10–15 (noted)Common11,860–17,790
Coins 10000Coins20,000–77,242Uncommon20,000–77,242
Rune warhammerRune warhammer2Uncommon47,588
Fire talismanFire talisman8–12 (noted)Uncommon12,352–18,528
Oyster pearlsOyster pearls33–48 (noted)Rare13,134–19,104
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff2Rare18,940
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare140,586
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Rare254,936
Rare drop tableRare drop table1–2RareNot sold
Nothing1RareNot sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
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 tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common879
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,578
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,477
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,915
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,175–215,325
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,833
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,124
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,083
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,735–664,565
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,255
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,050
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,282,860–1,567,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,660
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,900–941,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,272
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,635
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,084,455–1,325,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare972
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare370,760–467,728
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,175–138,990
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,600–54,040
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon230,400–281,600
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,640–362,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,620–254,980
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,034,280–1,264,120
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,069
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,035–771,265
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,980–464,420
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon370,890–453,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon225,810–275,990
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon145,890–178,310
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,930–15,920
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon486,736
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,719,770
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,855–12,045
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon191,250–233,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,900–34,100
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare566,730–692,670
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


KQ fight

Zenevivia and the Wise Old Man fight the Kalphite Queen

  • The Kalphite Queen is level 98 during the Love Story cutscene.
  • 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.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, the Kalphite Queen's "prayers" provided increased defence, rather then full immunity.
  • 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 moults 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.
  • On 12 September 2016 Kalphite Queen received the ability to attack players who stand under her.
Facts about "Kalphite Queen"RDF feed
All Combat experience2,680 +
All Combat level333 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date7 September 2004 +
Combat experience2,680 +
Combat level333 +
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Drops itemRune arrow +, Rune spear +, Rune chainbody +, Blood rune +, Law rune +, Death rune +, Wine of Zamorak +, Potato cactus +, Coins +, Shark +, Rune warhammer +, Fire talisman +, Oyster pearls +, Lava battlestaff +, Dragon 2h sword +, Dragon chainbody +, Rare drop table +, Nothing +, Clue scroll (elite) +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Kq head +, Starved ancient effigy +, Kalphite egg + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date7 September 2004 +
Version count2 +

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