Kalphite King

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Damaged chitin.png: Kalphite King drops Damaged chitin with rarity Always in quantity 1Damaged chitin (m)P2P icon.png1Always0High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Charms[edit | edit source]

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.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

All drops are split amongst a selection of players when using CoinShare/LootShare. Sharks are split into groups of 5, runite stone spirits 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 15,818,503 coins. With the drop rate of drygore weaponry being 1/43, each kill is worth 370,746 coins excluding normal and rare drop table drops.

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Grimy torstol.png: Kalphite King drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon127,1700
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Kalphite King drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon102,6300
Grimy lantadyme.png: Kalphite King drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon128,3700
Grimy snapdragon.png: Kalphite King drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon42,9900
Grimy kwuarm.png: Kalphite King drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon174,0600
Torstol seed.png: Kalphite King drops Torstol seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Torstol seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon6,570380
Lantadyme seed.png: Kalphite King drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon3,040380
Dwarf weed seed.png: Kalphite King drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon3,300380
Snapdragon seed.png: Kalphite King drops Snapdragon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Snapdragon seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon2,870380
Magic seed.png: Kalphite King drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png5Uncommon126,0051,265
Palm tree seed.png: Kalphite King drops Palm tree seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png5Uncommon157,550760
Yew seed.png: Kalphite King drops Yew seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Yew seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon60,030850
Shark.png: Kalphite King drops Shark with rarity Common in quantity 50Shark (m)P2P icon.png50Common (35/128)[d 1]27,6509,000
Runite stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 40Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png40Uncommon29,280Not alchemisable
Onyx bolts (e).png: Kalphite King drops Onyx bolts (e) with rarity Rare in quantity 200Onyx bolts (e) (m)P2P icon.png200Rare1,635,2001,800,000
Black dragonhide.png: Kalphite King drops Black dragonhide with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Black dragonhideF2P icon.png100 (noted)Uncommon363,4004,800
Super restore (4).png: Kalphite King drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 40Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png40Uncommon144,0007,200
Earth talisman.png: Kalphite King drops Earth talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png50 (noted)Uncommon38,300100
Rare drop table.png: Kalphite King drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 2-3Rare drop tableF2P icon.png2–3Rare[d 1][d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Drygore rapier.png: Kalphite King drops Drygore rapier with rarity Rare in quantity 1Drygore rapier (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/256)[d 1]9,202,525500,000
Drygore longsword.png: Kalphite King drops Drygore longsword with rarity Rare in quantity 1Drygore longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/256)[d 1]19,416,480500,000
Drygore mace.png: Kalphite King drops Drygore mace with rarity Rare in quantity 1Drygore mace (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/256)[d 1]8,785,740500,000
Off-hand drygore longsword.png: Kalphite King drops Off-hand drygore longsword with rarity Rare in quantity 1Off-hand drygore longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/256)[d 1]21,749,913300,000
Off-hand drygore rapier.png: Kalphite King drops Off-hand drygore rapier with rarity Rare in quantity 1Off-hand drygore rapier (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/256)[d 1]18,503,281300,000
Off-hand drygore mace.png: Kalphite King drops Off-hand drygore mace with rarity Rare in quantity 1Off-hand drygore mace (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/256)[d 1]17,522,035300,000
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 06 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ 1/50 to get triple RDT drop

Tertiary drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: Kalphite King drops Sealed clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (elite) (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Perfect chitin.png: Kalphite King drops Perfect chitin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Perfect chitin (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon (1/50)[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: Kalphite King drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Kalphite claw.png: Kalphite King drops Kalphite claw with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Kalphite claw (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  2. ^ Requires a tier 80 or higher defender in your inventory or equipped.
  3. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,000 with a threshold of 400.


Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

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.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: Kalphite King drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: Kalphite King drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common31315
Uncut emerald.png: Kalphite King drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common66930
Uncut ruby.png: Kalphite King drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,07360
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite King drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,228120
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite King drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare100,260-122,5405,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: Kalphite King drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,7200
Tooth half of a key.png: Kalphite King drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,9140
Uncut dragonstone.png: Kalphite King drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,986600
Uncut dragonstone.png: Kalphite King drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare494,370-604,23027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: Kalphite King drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,83860,000
Dragon spear.png: Kalphite King drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare37,04537,440
Battlestaff.png: Kalphite King drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare872,100-1,065,900756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: Kalphite King drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Kalphite King drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,16940,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Kalphite King drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 15-25 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15–25 (noted)Rare587,535-979,225600,000-1,000,000
Shield left half.png: Kalphite King drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,48666,000
Dragon helm.png: Kalphite King drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon59,07960,000
Rune arrowheads.png: Kalphite King drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,029-18,221678-822
Onyx bolts.png: Kalphite King drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,083,240-1,323,9601,104,165-1,349,535
Chaos talisman.png: Kalphite King drops Chaos talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Chaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare9462
Nature talisman.png: Kalphite King drops Nature talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Nature talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare8852
Water talisman.png: Kalphite King drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare344,110-434,108130-164
Earth talisman.png: Kalphite King drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare49,790-62,812130-164
Fire talisman.png: Kalphite King drops Fire talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35 (noted)Fire talismanF2P icon.png25–35 (noted)Rare20,100-28,14050-70
Raw lobster.png: Kalphite King drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common28,350-34,65022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: Kalphite King drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,275-247,22540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: Kalphite King drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,832-14,2680
Dragon bones.png: Kalphite King drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare349,020-426,5800
Coal stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png200–1,100Uncommon7,200-39,600Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common7,290-8,910Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon19,260-23,540Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common1,498-1,712Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare14,445-17,655Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare65,880-80,520Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,196Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare32,940-40,260Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: Kalphite King drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,510-466,2900
Grimy snapdragon.png: Kalphite King drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon128,970-157,6300
Super restore (4).png: Kalphite King drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,000-198,0008,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: Kalphite King drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,660-140,1405,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: Kalphite King drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,256-4,864532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: Kalphite King drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,620-5,280532-608
Magic seed.png: Kalphite King drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon100,8041,012
Palm tree seed.png: Kalphite King drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare315,1001,520
Flax.png: Kalphite King drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common32,850-40,1501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: Kalphite King drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common9,000-11,00045-55
Soft clay.png: Kalphite King drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon262,800-321,200450-550
Yew logs.png: Kalphite King drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492-13,8586,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: Kalphite King drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare114,075-139,42564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: Kalphite King drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,405-22,49513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: Kalphite King drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare230,850-282,150243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: Kalphite King drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]199,3696,000
Blurberry Special.png: Kalphite King drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]8,34018
Cheese+tom batta.png: Kalphite King drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]3941
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: Kalphite King drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,848,679,360300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: Kalphite King drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: Kalphite King drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: Kalphite King drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: Kalphite King drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: Kalphite King drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: Kalphite King drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,849Not alchemisable

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • 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:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • The loot message for the Onyx Bolts bolts drop from Kalphite king has been adjusted to better represent the amount given.
  • patch 7 December 2015 (Update):
    • Nex and the Kalphite King now have boss health bars, similar to Yakamaru and Araxxi.
  • patch 28 January 2013 (Update):
    • An issue with Kalphite King instancing and group sizes has been fixed.
    • Some changes to the Kalphite Kings behaviour have been made to prevent him being unable to reach a target.
    • Some changes to the Kalphite Kings behaviour have been made to prevent manipulation of his attack cycle in order to avoid more powerful attacks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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].
  • Prior to an update on August 20 2018, players had to wait a certain period of time before rejoining an instance they had left. This is no longer the case.

References[edit | edit source]

  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. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/adugze/top_20_boss_killers_by_monster_data_13th_december/