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The Kalphite King, formerly dubbed the "Toughest Boss in RuneScape history", is a boss monster who can be found in the Exiled Kalphite Hive.

The Kalphite King was first mentioned at RuneFest 2011 in Mod Mark's RuneScape 2012 speech. The Kalphite King is the only monster in the game that can drop the Drygore longsword, mace and rapier, along with their off-hand versions, powerful melee weapons that require 90 attack in order to wield.

The fight with the Kalphite King and his summoned marauders is a challenge that requires players to be adept with the action bar system and changes with the introduction of the Evolution of Combat.

The Kalphite King will not allow dwarf multicannons to be set up. Dreadnips and dominion mines can be used, however the latter will not do any damage. Players may leave any time they wish, by teleporting, dying or leaving by the slope they used to enter the lair.

Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the [Name] the Kingslayer title.

Getting there

The Exiled Kalphite Hive is located south of the Jaldraocht Pyramid in the Kharidian Desert. The easiest way of getting there is running north from Menaphos or using Portmaster Kags (Jaldraocht option) by Menaphos tablet who will deliver the player via boat directly behind the Jaldraocht Pyramid at the Exiled Kalphite Hive. Players can also use the Desert Bandit Camp lodestone and simply run south from there. A third option is to use a pharaoh's sceptre to teleport to the pyramid and run a short distance south.

Kalphite King's chamber entrance

The entrance to the Kalphite King's Chamber.

Upon first entering the hive, there will be a blocked tunnel that can be cleared to create a shortcut (requiring level 23 Agility). This tunnel only needs to be cleared once. Click on the entrance near the tunnel, after which you can make or join a player's instance.

After a player enters the lair, the King will spawn and the fight will begin.

Kalphite King fight

A group of players against the Kalphite King and his marauders

Strategies

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Damaged chitinDamaged chitin1AlwaysNot sold

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
34–38%7–9%4–6%29–33%19–22%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,536 kills.
20 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop

All drops are split amongst a selection of players when using CoinShare/LootShare. Sharks are split into groups of 5, rune bars split into groups of 8, onyx bolts split into groups of 40, black dragonhide split into groups of 20, super restores being split into groups of 4, and earth talismans split into groups of 10. Grimy herbs in groups of 6. Tree seeds are split into groups of 1 or 2.

The average value of a drygore weapon is 15,867,317 coins. With the drop rate of drygore weaponry being 1/43, each kill is worth 371,890 coins excluding normal and rare drop table drops.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon124,650
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon100,410
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon125,520
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon41,610
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon173,520
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon7,170
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon3,270
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon3,370
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon3,280
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon125,310
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon161,080
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon61,160
SharkShark50Common (35/128)[d 1]29,250
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon96,360
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Rare1,638,800
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon370,600
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon139,520
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon40,900
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3Rare[d 1][d 2]Not sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]9,075,736
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]19,416,480
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]8,936,455
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]21,749,913
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]18,503,281
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]17,522,035

Tertiary drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[d 3]Not sold
Perfect chitinPerfect chitin1Uncommon (1/50)[d 1][d 4]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite clawKalphite claw1Very rare[d 5]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 06 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ 1/50 to get triple RDT drop
  3. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  4. ^ Requires a tier 80 or higher defender in your inventory or equipped.
  5. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,000 with a threshold of 400.

Rare drop table drops

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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common320
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,089
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,289
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,005–125,895
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,818
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,078
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,770
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare484,650–592,350
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,421
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,048
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare864,540–1,056,660
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,479
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,069
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,594–18,906
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,079,865–1,319,835
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare948
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare885
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare343,980–433,944
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare53,170–67,076
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare22,900–32,060
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,565–36,135
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon204,525–249,975
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,696–14,104
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare349,020–426,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,200–89,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common21,780–26,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,820–54,780
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,476–24,544
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare207,090–253,110
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare99,720–121,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,227
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare108,405–132,495
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,950–457,050
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon124,830–152,570
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon156,960–191,840
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon115,515–141,185
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,578–5,232
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,718–5,392
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon100,248
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare322,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common33,300–40,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,090–11,110
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon274,950–336,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,084–13,366
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare110,025–134,475
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270–22,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare222,480–271,920
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,340
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*199,369
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 drops

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 rare9,392

Feats

  • Best Offence (RuneScore 50) - Defeat the Kalphite King after triggering his Immortality and then defeat him again.
  • Never Eat Silk Worms (RuneScore 40) - Get charged by the Kalphite King to each side of the arena and then defeat him.
  • Exiled (RuneScore 0) - Obtained a collection of unique drops from the Kalphite King.
  • Bug Zapper (RuneScore 5) - Defeat the Kalphite King several times depending on the tier.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Kalphite King is the first monster to use player abilities against players.
  • The Kalphite King was heavily patched with the patch notes of 19 June 2013. The accuracy of drygore weaponry was lowered as they hit too frequently even when using the wrong combat style against him. To compensate, his defences were lowered, but he and his minions had increased damage output.
  • For a short time after the Kalphite King was released, using binds and stuns constantly prevented the King from changing combat styles, attacking, and summoning marauders. This was quickly fixed in a hidden update.
  • With the release of Legacy Mode, the Kalphite King will spawn in any combat style. Prior to this, it always spawned in melee form. The same update also reduced the slayer experience given upon death from 15,853 slayer experience to 3,963.
  • A hidden update to the King turned the instance to last for 60 minutes, after which no more Kalphite Kings will spawn. Players who leave the King's lair will also have to wait for a period of time before they can make or enter another instance.
  • On 7 December 2015, Kalphite King received a health bar update which now display his current health on the top of the screen similar to the Raids bosses and Araxxor.
  • On 12 September 2016 Kalphite King's Stomp attack was changed into regular attacks against players who stand under him. Before this, Kalphite King would attack players who stood under him for more than 5 seconds with rapid hits of approximately 1,500 damage until they moved out from under him.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 45,715 kills[1].
    • This had increased to 49,146 by 6 May 2018.[2].

References

  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!"*