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The Kalphite King, dubbed the "Toughest Boss in Runescape history", is a boss monster who can be can be found in the Exiled Kalphite Hive. At a combat level of 230, it is currently the strongest monster in RuneScape. The Kalphite King was first mentioned at RuneFest 2011 in Mod Mark's RuneScape 2012 speech. The Kalphite King has a chance to drop the Drygore longsword, mace and rapier, along with their offhand versions.

The fight with the Kalphite King is a challenge that requires players to be adept with the ability bar system and changes with the introduction of the Evolution of Combat. As well as being able to use all three attack styles, it has a special attack that causes a player to turn green, which if the player’s team members do not activate the Defence ability Provoke in time, will be hit for more than 10,000 damage, often resulting in a one-hit kill. When the teammates provoke they will take the damage as if they were green, the only way to avoid this is to provoke the king then quickly use the Resonance, Barricade or Immortality abilities. The only way to avoid this is being saved with Provoke by your teammates.

The Kalphite King is also able to summon marauders. These monsters don't have to be killed in order to kill the king.

The Kalphite King will not allow the use of Dwarf multicannons to be set up, however Dreadnips and Dominion mines appear to be able to be used, the latter, does not do any damage.

Getting there

The Exiled Kalphite Hive is located south of the Jaldraocht Pyramid in the Kharidian Desert. The easiest way of getting there is via the Bandit Camp Lodestone and run south. Alternatively, players can use the magic carpet to travel to Menaphos, and simply run north 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. This tunnel only needs to be cleared once. When entering the Kalphite King tunnel, five messages will appear that the player can choose from. The first will ask if the player wants to start a new battle or join an existing fight. The second one will ask the player what the maximum number of people can join, ranging from 1 to 20. The third will ask what a minimum combat level must be to join this specific battle. The fourth requires the player to enter an entry key between 1 and 999,999. This is needed for other players to join the player's fight. If entered "0" there will be no entry key. The last one allows the player to choose the spawn rate of the Kalphite King.

After choosing all the options, the player will appear in the lair. After a while, the Kalphite King will appear in the melee form.

Strategies

Kalphite King fight

A group of players against the Kalphite King and his marauders.

Drops

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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Armour/Weapons

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Herbs & Seeds

Note: All drops are split equally amongst a selection of players. Grimy herbs are split in groups of 6, and herb seeds are split in groups of 2.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Drygore rapierDrygore rapier1Rare18,513,904
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword1Rare35,884,274
Drygore maceDrygore mace1Rare22,193,582
Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier1Rare35,841,340
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword1Rare42,116,327
Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace1Rare36,894,083

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Others

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol30 (noted)Uncommon161,670
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed30 (noted)Uncommon254,280
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme30 (noted)Uncommon226,530
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon30 (noted)Uncommon53,670
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm30 (noted)Uncommon353,460
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed10Uncommon5,400
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed10Uncommon7,260
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed10Uncommon8,220
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed10Uncommon2,930
Magic seed 5Magic seed5Uncommon262,320
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed5Uncommon198,000
Yew seed 5Yew seed10Uncommon153,020

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Rare drop table drops

Items are taken from the rare drop table in sets of 3. Getting a drop from the rare drop table is Uncommon.

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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
SharkShark50Common96,650
Rune barRune bar40Uncommon119,400
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)200Uncommon1,544,600
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide100 (noted)Uncommon348,200
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)40Uncommon111,920
Clue scrollClue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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

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Trivia

  • The Kalphite King is the first boss to utilize player abilities against the players themselves, especially bleed-over-time abilities such as Slaughter, Fragmentation Shot, CombustIncendiary Shot and Quake, along with various stuns.
  • With the release of the Kalphite King, the prices of the weapons shattered the Corporeal Beast as the monster that has some of the best (expensive) drops in RuneScape. However due to the price reduction, the Corporeal Beast has taken back it's record of the most expensive drops that can be dropped.
  • If a player rapidly enters and exits the lair, on the third entry the player will take damage up to 1360 until they leave the lair or die. This might be a glitch or to prevent players from using a hit-and-run method on the King.
  • On release, the main Drygore weapons were priced at 500m each and their off-hand versions at 300m each. Shortly after, Jagex reduced the prices to 250m and 150m to reflect the street price for which they were selling.
  • Continuously using binding spells and abilities (eg. Entangle) on the Kalphite King once stopped it from changing its phase or digging, making it faster to kill. This was hotfixed on 15 January 2013 and again for another method the next day.
  • The Kalphite King seems to dig away from the arena. This is shown if you have an attacking familiar out it appears to go to the northeast corner of the map.
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