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The King Black Dragon (named Shakorexis by Hannibus) is an enormous, three-headed black dragon. He was the second dragon ever, created by Kerapac's fellow dragonkin Phalaks; a failed project intended to replicate the powerful Queen Black Dragon[1] some time in or before the First Age. One decade later, he was released into the Wilderness.

Killing the King Black Dragon at least once is one of the requirements of redeeming the Dragonkin lamp from Mr. Mordaut.

The King Black Dragon can be killed to collect the soul of a black dragon in an ushabti.

Obtaining all of his unique drops is required for the title [Name] the Last Rider.

Getting thereEdit

There are two ways that players can reach the King Black Dragon's Lair. Note that the lair itself is not considered part of the Wilderness, and therefore there is no risk of being killed by other players.

  • There is a ladder in level 43 of the Wilderness guarded by four lesser demons, leading to a small area with poison spiders and a lever which can be pulled to access the King Black Dragon's lair. Entering the lair with this method will grant players a 10% damage boost against the King Black Dragon. Wilderness Obelisks may be useful in reaching it. Players should be wary of player killers if planning to use this route.
  • Players can use either the artefact in the Wilderness wall north-west of the Edgeville lodestone, or the artefact in the Lava Maze Dungeon. Activating either one will teleport the player to the lair; however, using an artefact to enter will not grant players the damage boost the way using the lever does.

HistoryEdit

The Third dragonkin journal reveals that another Dragonkin (now known as Phalaks) created the King Black Dragon after seeing Kerapac's Queen Black Dragon. Although Kerapac noted that he was much smaller, he surmised that they could be used for breeding strong dragons which were immune to Jas' curse. The Fourth dragonkin journal mentions, however that the new dragons were too "bestial" and "broken", so the King Black Dragon was released into what would then be called the Wilderness.

Sometime during the Second Age, Zaros brought the Ilujanka to Gielinor after seeing them ride a similar race to the dragons. Calling them Dragon Riders, they were feared by their enemies due to their dragon-riding skills. It is shown through the Last riders book that Hannibus rode the King Black Dragon, calling him Shakorexis. Hannibus and the rest of the Dragon Riders faithfully served Zaros, until there were five Dragon Riders left, which included Hannibus. Due to Zaros' failure to fulfil his promise, two of the Dragon Riders, Morvannon and Apropos wanted to side with Zamorak, while the other two, Ablenkian and Balustan, stood with Zaros. Hannibus and the King Black Dragon stayed neutral and watched as the others were killed off by their supporting sides due to confusion. Hannibus and the King Black Dragon stayed in the room which they had been brought in, which is where the King Black Dragon resides to this day. However, the Mahjarrat Enakhra was determined to capture Hannibus for Zamorak. To increase the King Black Dragon's chances of survival, Hannibus reluctantly left him.

Sometime after being left alone, the white dragon Therragorn came to him. They became friends, and Therragorn asked him to hide her from hunters, who were killing off the white dragons for armour. He assisted by hiding her in some ruins south-east of the Rogues' Castle, which he could hide from view.

A Visit by Bob and NeiteEdit

The following takes place during A Tail of Two Cats.

Bob, a reincarnation of Robert the Strong, entered a relationship with Neite. In one of their travels, they visited the King Black Dragon, who Bob was friends with. The King Black Dragon told Bob that he had been doing the same activity as always; adventurers trying to kill him. At this point, R4ng3rNo0b889 barged in and attempted to kill him, but he did no damage and the King Black Dragon immediately scorched him to a crisp.

A Visit by HannibusEdit

The following takes place during One of a Kind.
Speaking to the KBD

The King Black Dragon helping Hannibus.

Hannibus, freed by an adventurer, desired to return to his home planet of Iaia. However, he had no idea on how to do so, as he did not want to get involved with the gods again, nor could teleportation and fairy rings bring him back home. Hannibus accompanied the adventurer by looking into both the mysterious statues and dragons themselves, but did not find any result. Hannibus suddenly remembered about his old mount and the two went to the lair that he resided in.

Hannibus greeted his former mount, before the King Black Dragon noticed the adventurer alongside him, either recognizing them from previous encounters or as food if they had not fought before. Regardless, Hannibus asked him about a white dragon, which he affirmed he knew and took them out to the location where he hid Therragorn. His presence ensured that the two would not be attacked, and upon arriving, unlocked the entrance with a Dragonkin phrase before leaving.

Suggestions for fightingEdit

King Black Dragon fight

Two players fight the KBD.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,695
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide1Always3,403

Charms (m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
26–30%4–6%3–5%59–64%0.9–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,185 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mystic clothMystic cloth1–3 (noted)Uncommon4,946–14,838
Blood runeBlood rune(m)30–50Common17,610–29,350
Death runeDeath rune50Common6,850
Yew logsYew logs50; 80 (noted)Common7,650–12,240
Magic logsMagic logs10 (noted)Common3,990
Law runeLaw rune50Uncommon19,100
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow250Uncommon5,250
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow50; 75; 100Uncommon7,550–15,100
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Uncommon21,844
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,851
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,076
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,868
Off-hand rune battleaxeOff-hand rune battleaxe1Uncommon23,726
Gold oreGold ore50 (noted)Uncommon8,000
Silver oreSilver ore100 (noted)Uncommon3,700
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon27,432
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon20,904
Runite oreRunite ore(noted)Uncommon35,652
Uncut rubyUncut ruby(noted)Common7,410
Dragon helmDragon helm(m)1Rare58,789
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak6Rare42,486
Dragon rider bootsDragon rider boots(m)1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]1,307,667
Dragon rider glovesDragon rider gloves(m)1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]756,359
Dragon kite ornament kit (sp)Dragon kite ornament kit (sp)(m)1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]12,628
Dragon kite ornament kit (or)Dragon kite ornament kit (or)(m)1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]17,675
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,943
Black dragon egg (unchecked)Black dragon egg (unchecked)1Very rare (1/2,000)1,007,535

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Black dragon tail-boneBlack dragon tail-bone(m)1Uncommon[d 2]Not sold
King black dragon headKing black dragon head(m)1Rare (1/128)[d 1]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Last ridersLast riders1Very rare[d 3][d 4]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)(m)1Very rare[d 5]Not sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare (1/5,000)[d 1]1,255,735
King black dragon scaleKing black dragon scale1Very rare[d 6]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f Mod Shauny. Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates. 3 November 2017. (Archived from the original on 3 November 2017.)*
  2. ^ Tail-bone drops only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. Mod Rowley: "Recent article is incorrect on this point. As it was previously stated/how you understand it is correct. Guaranteed on 2,000th solo kill."
  4. ^ Last Riders is dropped to all players (regardless of whether they participate in the kill, or are even in the room). It remains for approximately 30 seconds before disappearing. Base drop rate of 1/1,000, but after 1,000 kill count, each kill will decrease the denominator by 1, so it is a guaranteed drop on a solo kill with a kill count of at least 2,000.
  5. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  6. ^ 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.
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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common664
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,550
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,643
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare118,935–145,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,353
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,967
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,081
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare498,645–609,455
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,906
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,865
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,095,660–1,339,140
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,851
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,765–946,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,722
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,789
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,278–28,222
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,068,255–1,305,645
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,571
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,613
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare464,360–585,808
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,670–173,676
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare45,175–63,245
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,790–25,410
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,000–20,500
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare305,100–372,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,400–17,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon232,920–284,680
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,582–41,808
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare352,755–431,145
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,069,560–1,307,240
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,148
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,220–754,380
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon300,150–366,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon88,830–108,570
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon135,540–165,660
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon133,380–163,020
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,928–5,632
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,764–10,016
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon460,192
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,012,120
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,000–22,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,930–8,470
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon213,300–260,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,404–12,546
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare103,275–126,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,875–31,625
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare295,110–360,690
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,379
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*251,567
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare13,507

AchievementsEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

KBD stamp

A stamp featuring the King Black Dragon from a postbag

  • The King Black Dragon can talk, as seen in A Tail of Two Cats, One of a Kind and 2015 Christmas event.
  • Multiple King Black Dragons exist, as shown with the presence of Verak Lith and Verak Little.
  • The dragonkin research book refers to the King Black Dragon as "Verak Kreath Draekun", which is "King Black Dragon" translated literally into the dragonkin language.
  • For a while after the Evolution of Combat, despite being a boss monster, the King Black Dragon could be tagged, allowing the player who hit him first to receive the drop even if they did little or no damage. This has been fixed.
  • 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 of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton in the United Kingdom. However this turned out to be a marketing ploy by Diango.
  • The examine text "The biggest, meanest dragon around" wasn't true after Queen Black Dragon was released, as the Queen Black Dragon is much, much bigger and stronger than the King Black Dragon. His examine was changed due to this, to "Was the biggest, meanest dragon around."
    • A while after the Queen Black Dragon was released, when you killed a King Black Dragon, the Adventurer's log said: "I killed a King Black Dragon, the biggest, meanest dragon around." After its graphical update the adventurer's log was also changed to "I killed a King Black Dragon, which was once the biggest, meanest dragon around."
  • According to his Top Trumps card, he is 10 meters tall and is over 13,000 years old, meaning he was created in or before the First Age, assuming that the commonly assumed lengths of the ages are accurate.
  • The King Black Dragon was made available to free-to-play players on 29 February 2016.
  • He used to have a damage cap of 5,000 for a normal attack, and 6,000 on a critical hit.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 48,352 kills[1].
    • This had increased to 63,202 by 6 May 2018.[2].

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!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 6 May 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!"