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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 was made available to free-to-play players on 29 February 2016.

Getting thereEdit

There are two ways that players can reach the King Black Dragon's Lair. Note that it is not considered part of the Wilderness, and therefore PvP is not possible.

  • Northwest of the Edgeville lodestone is an Artefact (members only). Activating it teleports the player to the lair.
  • There is a ladder in level 43 of the Wilderness, near the western part of the Lava Maze. Wilderness Obelisks may be useful in reaching it. Players using this method may want to bring an antipoison for the poison spiders that they will encounter. Entering the lair via the Wilderness will give players a 10% damage boost against the King Black Dragon. Players must be wary of player killers while using this path.

HistoryEdit

The Third dragonkin journal mentions that another dragonkin created the King Black Dragon after seeing Kerapac's Queen Black Dragon. Although Kerapac noted that he was much smaller, he supposed 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 "beastial" 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. However, due to Zaros failing to fulfill his promise, two of them decided to side with Zaros and another two with Zamorak. Hannibus and the King Black Dragon stayed neutral and watched as the others were killed off by both 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. To increase the King Black Dragon's chances of survival, Hannibus left him and was eventually captured by Enakhra.

The King Black Dragon is also featured in some quests. In A Tail of Two Cats, Bob and Neite visit the King Black Dragon and ask him how he is feeling. He replies with adventurers trying to kill him all day, and then the player spoof R4ng3rNo0b889 arrives and attacks him, calling him a "noob". He then kills him with his dragonfire.

In One of a Kind, the player and Hannibus return to the King Black Dragon's lair after finding no leads on how to return to his homeworld. The King Black Dragon meets the player (if they had not killed him at least once), but also is shocked to find Hannibus with them, calling him an "old friend", and that they haven't met in a long time. After hearing the problem from Hannibus, he thinks he has a solution and leads them from his lair to some mysterious ruins, which also protects the two from any potential attackers. He tells them that their solution is behind the door and returns to his lair afterwards.

AttacksEdit

The King Black Dragon uses melee when fighting and also uses four different types of dragon breath attack that have fairly devastating effects, which makes him a well-rounded and difficult foe. His dragon breath attacks are:

  • Regular dragonfire
  • Shock-like breath that can reduce your stats. It is suggested that you have 70 Defence or higher and good magic defence armour. All stats will be lowered by 1 or 2 points. Super restores could come in handy here but are not required for players with high combat levels or bringing potions such as overloads.
  • Ice breath that can stop players from moving or attacking.
  • Poison breath that will deal 100 poison damage. You should bring at least 1 anti poison potion if you want to kill him. With the release of Invention, an augmented piece of armor with the Venomblood perk will negate completely the poison damage from this attack.
  • There is no way to block the special dragonfire attacks, although the normal Dragonfire can be negated as normal. The breaths can deal various damage, though using an Anti-dragon shield and a dose of Antifire or Super antifire will take the damage from the special breaths down to 100. The attack also has a chance to do its special ability.

Suggestions for fightingEdit

King Black Dragon fight

Two players fight the KBD.

An anti-dragon/dragonfire shield in conjunction with an antifire potion are essential to fight the King Black Dragon, as without the shield he can hit well over 4,000. Make sure to have both the shield and antifire potion, otherwise the dragon can still hit over 2,000. If super antifire potions are used, a shield is not needed.

With a high defence level (recommended 70+) and Protect/Deflect Magic, like all chromatic dragons, the King Black Dragon's breath attack damage is significantly mitigated, even without armour. Using decent ranged armour, Protect/Deflect Magic, a method of prayer restoration (super restores recommended due to stat drain breath), it is easily possible to tank the dragonfire solo without using an anti-dragon shield with only low to mid tier food (Lobsters, Swordfish, Monkfish). Players should be wary to maintain their prayer points and defence level, and not enter melee range throughout the fight.

There are no specific levels required to fight this monster, but for players wishing to solo, having a combat level around 80 and level 60-70 weapons should be enough for a few kills. For those fighting in a team, it is recommended for players to stand on either side of the dragon, causing it to turn around constantly to attack. Though ranged is a very good way to kill the dragon, melee and magic can be used as he does not have a specific weakness other than dragonbane ammunition.

The bonuses of the slayer helmet and the dragon slayer gloves apply on this monster if on a black dragon task. Players can gain a decent damage bonus on the King Black Dragon if they use all of these bonuses. This boost can be increased with a dominion marker. He also has a damage cap of 5,000 for a normal attack, and 6,000 on a critical hit. Players should take this cap into account when using Incendiary Shot.

It is not possible to use a dwarf multicannon in the lair - it will be destroyed.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Dragon bonesDragon bones1Always1,754
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide1Always3,647

Charms (m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
28–34%2–5%3–6%56–63%0.8–2.4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 644 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Headless arrow 5Headless arrow300Unknown20,400
Blood runeBlood rune(m)30–50Common12,060–20,100
Death runeDeath rune50; 54Common9,600–10,368
Coins 1000Coins1,000–3,000Common1,000–3,000
Yew logsYew logs50–70 (noted)Common8,650–12,110
Magic logsMagic logs(m)10 (noted)Common5,940
Law runeLaw rune50Uncommon10,350
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow250Uncommon5,500
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow50Uncommon7,550
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts(m)25Uncommon13,700
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Uncommon21,908
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,509
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,074
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,902
Off-hand rune battleaxeOff-hand rune battleaxe1Uncommon24,331
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Uncommon36,562
Gold oreGold ore50 (noted)Uncommon7,300
Silver oreSilver ore100 (noted)Uncommon6,700
Rune barRune bar(noted)Uncommon27,326
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Uncommon13,215
Runite oreRunite ore(noted)Uncommon32,106
Dragon helmDragon helm(m)1Rare58,248
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold
Dragon rider bootsDragon rider boots(m)1Very rare3,001,767
Dragon rider glovesDragon rider gloves(m)1Very rare1,836,304
Dragon kite ornament kit (sp)Dragon kite ornament kit (sp)(m)1Very rare6,110
Dragon kite ornament kit (or)Dragon kite ornament kit (or)(m)1Very rare11,231

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Black dragon tail-boneBlack dragon tail-bone(m)1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Kbd headKbd head(m)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Last ridersLast riders(m)1Very rare[2]Not sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)(m)1Very rareNot sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[3]1,239,904
King black dragon scaleKing black dragon scale(m)1Very rare[4]Not sold
  1. ^ Tail-bone drops only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  2. ^ Last Riders is dropped to all players (regardless of whether they participate in the kill, or are even in the room) when Dragon rider gloves or boots are dropped. It remains for approximately thirty seconds before disappearing. Confirmed drop rate of 1/1000 at Dev Blog v2: QP Master Cape. Official post is now no longer available, but a quote is available at the comments at https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/3glqpc/dev_blog_v2_qp_master_cape/
  3. ^ Estimated at 1/4,754 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ 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 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 sapphire1Common912
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,993
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,517
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,826
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,170–210,430
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,781
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,362
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,788
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare575,460–703,340
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,085
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,727
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,237,320–1,512,280
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,509
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,635–937,725
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,511
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,248
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,662–23,838
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,092,825–1,335,675
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare73,659
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare940
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,212
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare446,550–563,340
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare113,165–142,762
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare43,025–60,235
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,985–18,315
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon200,250–244,750
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,386–30,060
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare315,720–385,880
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon39,800–218,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,140–16,060
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon132,120–161,480
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,002–42,288
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare356,805–436,095
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare963,180–1,177,220
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,989
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare614,835–751,465
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon421,020–514,580
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon421,020–514,580
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon208,035–254,265
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon155,700–190,300
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,574–16,656
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,196–16,224
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon274,208
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,090,450
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,825–15,675
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon182,250–222,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,764–14,186
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,775–142,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,410–38,390
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare562,950–688,050
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

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.
  • Flametongue, a King Black Dragon that fought during the God Wars, shows that the King Black Dragon may not be the only of his kind.
  • 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.
Facts about "King Black Dragon"RDF feed
All Combat experience2,155.2 +
All Combat level276 +
All Is members onlyfalse
All Release date24 September 2002 +
Combat experience2,155.2 +
Combat level276 +
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Is members onlyfalse
Release date24 September 2002 +

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