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The Kalphite Queen (Kalphiscarabeinae pasha) is a large kalphite who resides in the deepest room of the Kalphite Hive. She is the strongest monster in the hive.

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

Location

Main article: Kalphite Hive
Kalphite Hive map

A map of the Kalphite Hive

Kalphite Queen's lair

The queen's lair

The entrance to the Kalphite hive is due west of Shantay Pass (see Kalphite Hive § Getting there). New visitors to the hive will require a rope to climb down the hive. A second rope will also be required for entrance into the queen's room.

Once inside, the queen's chambers can be found by navigating through the tunnel. The entrance to her room is guarded by two kalphite guardians. There is a tunnel entrance in the centre of this room. It has two options: Quick-Climb, which will send players into the world encounter without any additional dialogue, and Climb down, which prompts players to either enter the world encounter or create a private instance.

An instance can be created for a base cost of 100,000 coins. A Kalphite Queen instance can hold up to 200 players, can have a custom spawn timer, and can be done in practice mode. There is currently a bug with Kalphite Queen instances, making 2 Kalphite Guardians spawn every time the Queen respawns. There is no limit on how many guardians can spawn.

The world encounter for the Kalphite Queen has several potato cactus spawns. A private instance is initially empty and contains no item spawns.

The fight

The Kalphite Queen has two forms, both with 40,000 life points and unique immunities. Both forms have the same attacks and abilities. When her first form is lowered to 0 life points, she will collapse to the ground and moult from her skin and take to the air. When her second form is lowered to 0 life points, the queen will die, leaving drops on the ground.

In her first form, she is immune to magic and ranged damage, leaving only melee attacks available as an option. In her second form, this is reversed; she receives immunity to melee attacks, but can be damaged by magic and ranged. Combat familiars can damage both of her forms with any style.

The Kalphite Queen has 3 basic attacks:

  • Bite, a basic melee attack. Unlike her other attacks, this attack can miss.
  • Lightning, a magic attack that can bounce between targets. This attack has 100% accuracy against all players.
  • Spines, a ranged attack that also drains prayer points by 10. This attack has 100% accuracy against all players.

In addition to her standard attacks, the Kalphite Queen has the ability to spawn aggressive kalphite workers from the cocoons on the outer wall. She will only spawn them if she is within 10 squares of the cocoons. Each cocoon can spawn a kalphite worker multiple times.

If a dwarf multicannon is set up near the queen, she has the ability to destroy it.

Strategies

Drops

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
77–81%2–4%3–4%5–7%7–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,119 kills.
6 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow100Common15,100
Rune spearRune spear2Common23,146
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody2Common58,004
Blood runeBlood rune50–150Common40,000–120,000
Law runeLaw rune100–150Common47,600–71,400
Death runeDeath rune100–150Common12,100–18,150
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak20–40 (noted)Common273,180–546,360
Potato cactusPotato cactus10–15 (noted)Common71,670–107,505
Coins 10000Coins20,000–77,242Uncommon20,000–77,242
SharkShark14Uncommon10,948
Rune warhammerRune warhammer2Uncommon46,436
Fire talismanFire talisman8–12 (noted)Uncommon2,584–3,876
Oyster pearlsOyster pearls33–48 (noted)Rare13,266–19,296
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff2Rare18,194
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare (1/256)133,414
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Rare (1/128)[d 1]152,941
Rare drop tableRare drop table1–2RareNot sold
  1. ^ Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 20 October 2017. Existing Game Content Forums.

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[d 1]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Kalphite queen headKalphite queen head1Rare (1/128)Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Kalphite eggKalphite egg1Very rare[d 2]Not sold
  1. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  2. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,500 with a threshold of 500


Rare drop table

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common430
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common777
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,404
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,766
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare124,470–152,130
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,213
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,774
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,832
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare577,440–705,760
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,244
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,183
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare584,820–714,780
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,271
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,871
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,125–17,125
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,048,275–1,281,225
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,456
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,281
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare204,035–257,398
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,740–16,072
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,075–11,305
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common82,350–100,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon267,975–327,525
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare426,060–520,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,400–134,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common34,020–41,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,020–52,580
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,112–24,128
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare203,580–248,820
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare80,730–98,670
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,549
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare98,235–120,065
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon737,100–900,900
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon167,940–205,260
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon150,165–183,535
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon183,870–224,730
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon37,548–42,912
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,944–23,936
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon391,052
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare912,660
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,355–17,545
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon229,500–280,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,025–167,475
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,075–18,425
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare241,380–295,020
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,775
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*96,580
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare6,652

Feats

  • Hail To The Queen (RuneScore 20) - Defeat two Kalphite Guardians whilst fighting Kalphite Queen and then defeat her.
  • Checkmate (RuneScore 0) - Obtained a collection of unique drops from the Kalphite Queen.
  • Bug Swatter (RuneScore 5) - Defeat the Kalphite Queen several times depending on the tier.

Trivia

KQ fight

Zenevivia and the Wise Old Man fight the Kalphite Queen

  • The Kalphite Queen is level 98 during the Love Story cutscene.
  • When the Kalphite Queen was first released, she only used two attack styles: magic and melee. A ranged attack was added to prevent players from camping her with little or no risk.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, the Kalphite Queen's "prayers" provided increased defence, rather than full immunity.
  • The Kalphite Queen's drops were greatly improved after the Kalphite King was released.
  • Both of the Queen's forms are similar to the life cycle of the cicada. She starts off as a beetle, then moults into an airborne insect.
  • 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 Windsor and Catherine Middleton in the UK.
  • Kalphite Queen is included in RuneScape Top Trumps.
  • The first form does not affect experience or kill count.
  • On 12 September 2016 Kalphite Queen received the ability to attack players who stand under her.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 7,370 kills[1].
    • This had not increased 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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