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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 18,629,423 coins. With the drop rate of drygore weaponry being 1/43, each kill is worth 436,627 coins excluding normal and rare drop table drops.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon232,410
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon311,130
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon310,470
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon58,050
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon337,650
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon13,240
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon10,170
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon9,350
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon3,820
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon251,705
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon245,185
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon87,170
SharkShark50Common (35/128)[d 1]33,700
Rune barRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon83,440
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Rare1,603,000
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon370,300
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon170,400
Earth talismanEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon9,400
Rare drop tableRare drop table2–3Rare[d 1][d 2]Not sold
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]10,632,030
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]21,214,048
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]9,902,295
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]25,786,014
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]21,937,759
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]22,304,393

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 sapphire1Common394
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common748
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,231
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,602
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare117,090–143,110
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,137
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common16,056
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,295
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare553,275–676,225
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,184
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,231
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare627,120–766,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,386
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,976
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,464–17,536
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,770–1,303,830
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,475
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,213
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare249,600–314,880
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,220–15,416
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,450–10,430
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common68,310–83,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon200,700–245,300
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare334,260–408,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,400–128,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common31,590–38,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon45,000–55,000
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,222–21,968
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare185,355–226,545
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare87,750–107,250
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,258
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare93,870–114,730
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon697,230–852,170
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon174,150–212,850
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon191,700–234,300
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon191,160–233,640
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,238–16,272
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,090–14,960
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon201,364
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare490,370
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common40,950–50,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,170–12,430
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon279,450–341,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,832–14,268
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare117,450–143,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,625–17,875
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare236,790–289,410
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,746
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*69,139
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
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 rare9,118

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!"*
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