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==Getting there==
 
==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]] (Option 3) 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.
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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.
   
 
[[File:Kalphite King's chamber entrance.png|thumb|The entrance to the Kalphite King's Chamber.]]
 
[[File:Kalphite King's chamber entrance.png|thumb|The entrance to the Kalphite King's Chamber.]]

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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.

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.

A group of players against the Kalphite King and his marauders

Strategies

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Damaged chitin.pngDamaged chitin1AlwaysNot sold

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
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.
Add data to the log (requires JavaScript).

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 31,907,252 coins. With the droprate of drygore weaponry being 1/43, each kill is worth 747,826 coins excluding normal and rare drop table drops.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon161,670
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon254,280
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon226,530
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon53,670
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon353,460
Torstol seed 5.pngTorstol seed10Uncommon5,400
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed10Uncommon7,260
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed10Uncommon8,220
Snapdragon seed 5.pngSnapdragon seed10Uncommon2,930
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed5Uncommon262,320
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed5Uncommon198,000
Yew seed 5.pngYew seed10Uncommon153,020
Shark.pngShark50Common (35/128)[d 1]96,650
Rune bar.pngRune bar40 (noted)Uncommon119,400
Onyx bolts (e) 5.pngOnyx bolts (e)200Rare1,544,600
Black dragonhide.pngBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon348,200
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)40Uncommon111,920
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman50 (noted)Uncommon9,250
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table2–3Rare[d 1][d 2]Not sold
Drygore rapier.pngDrygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]18,513,904
Drygore longsword.pngDrygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]35,884,274
Drygore mace.pngDrygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]22,193,582
Off-hand drygore longsword.pngOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare (1/256)[d 1]42,116,327
Off-hand drygore rapier.pngOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare (1/256)[d 1]35,841,340
Off-hand drygore mace.pngOff-hand drygore mace1Rare (1/256)[d 1]36,894,083

Tertiary drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (elite).pngSealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[d 3]Not sold
Perfect chitin.pngPerfect chitin1Uncommon (1/50)[d 1][d 4]Not sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite claw.pngKalphite 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal 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 token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

Feats

  • Best Offence (RuneScore.png 50) - Defeat the Kalphite King after triggering his Immortality and then defeat him again.
  • Never Eat Silk Worms (RuneScore.png 40) - Get charged by the Kalphite King to each side of the arena and then defeat him.
  • Exiled (RuneScore.png 0) - Obtained a collection of unique drops from the Kalphite King.
  • Bug Zapper (RuneScore.png 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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Damaged chitin (1, 1, Always) +, Grimy torstol (30, 30, Uncommon) +, Grimy dwarf weed (30, 30, Uncommon) +, Grimy lantadyme (30, 30, Uncommon) +, Grimy snapdragon (30, 30, Uncommon) +, Grimy kwuarm (30, 30, Uncommon) +, Torstol seed (10, 10, Uncommon) +, Lantadyme seed (10, 10, Uncommon) +, Dwarf weed seed (10, 10, Uncommon) +, Snapdragon seed (10, 10, Uncommon) +, Magic seed (5, 5, Uncommon) +, Palm tree seed (5, 5, Uncommon) +, Yew seed (10, 10, Uncommon) +, Shark (50, 50, Common) +, Rune bar (40, 40, Uncommon) +, Onyx bolts (e) (200, 200, Rare) +, Black dragonhide (100, 100, Uncommon) +, Super restore (40, 40, Uncommon) +, Earth talisman (50, 50, Uncommon) +, Rare drop table (2, 3, Rare) +, Drygore rapier (1, 1, Rare) +, Drygore longsword (1, 1, Rare) +, Drygore mace (1, 1, Rare) +, Off-hand drygore longsword (1, 1, Rare) +, Off-hand drygore rapier (1, 1, Rare) +, Off-hand drygore mace (1, 1, Rare) +, Sealed clue scroll (elite) (1, 1, Rare) +, Perfect chitin (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Starved ancient effigy (1, 1, Very rare) +, Kalphite claw (1, 1, Very rare) +, Key token (1, 1, Rare) +  and Mimic kill token (1, 1, Very rare) +
260,000 +
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16,698 +
16,699 +
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