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, which are powerful tier 90 melee weapons. It also drops the perfect chitin, which can be combined with an off-hand drygore weapon, off-hand ascension crossbow or seismic singularity to create the tier 90 set of defenders.

On release, the fight with the Kalphite King and his summoned marauders was a challenge that required 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, although the latter does not have any effect on him.

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 player fighting against the Kalphite King.

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: RS3 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]

The Kalphite King's drops are fairly unique compared to other monsters - rather than dropping one large amount, it drops smaller quantities which are then multiplied accordingly upon being rolled. In free-for-all groups, the whole drop goes to the player who dealt the most damage. In LootShare and CoinShare, the drops are split accordingly based on LootShare potential. For clarity, the whole drop (multipliers included) are listed on the table below rather than individual groups.

Drop multipliers:

  • Sharks - 10 (5 base)
  • Super restore - 10 (4 base)
  • Earth talisman - 10 (5 base)
  • Onyx bolts (e) - 5 (40 base)
  • Black dragonhide - 5 (20 base)
  • Runite stone spirit - 5 (8 base)
  • Herbs - 5 (6 base)
  • Tree seeds - 5 (1 palm tree/magic, 2 yew seeds base)
  • Herb seeds - 5 (2 seeds base)
  • Coins - 4 (10000-20000 base)

The average value of a drygore weapon is 18,550,556 coins. With the drop rate of drygore weaponry being 1/43, each kill is worth 434,779 coins excluding normal and rare drop table drops.

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Inert adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Inert adrenaline crystal with rarity unknown in quantity 10Inert adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png10unknown248,75024,000
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon278,9700
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon351,9000
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon301,5600
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon51,5400
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30 (noted)Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png30 (noted)Uncommon386,3100
Torstol seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Torstol seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Torstol seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon9,460380
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon13,600380
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon14,910380
Snapdragon seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Snapdragon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Snapdragon seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon4,050380
Magic seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png5Uncommon424,1951,265
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Palm tree seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png5Uncommon317,335760
Yew seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Yew seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Yew seed (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon113,740850
Shark.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Shark with rarity 35/128 in quantity 50Shark (m)P2P icon.png5035/128[1]27,8509,000
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 40Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png40Uncommon20,000Not alchemisable
Onyx bolts (e).png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Onyx bolts (e) with rarity Rare in quantity 200Onyx bolts (e) (m)P2P icon.png200Rare1,602,8001,800,000
Black dragonhide.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Black dragonhide with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted)Black dragonhideF2P icon.png100 (noted)Uncommon357,9004,800
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 40Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png40Uncommon144,5207,200
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Earth talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png50 (noted)Uncommon8,600100
Coins_10000.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Coins with rarity Uncommon in quantity 40000-80000CoinsF2P icon.png40,000–80,000Uncommon40,000-80,00040,000-80,000
Drygore rapier.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Drygore rapier with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Drygore rapier (m)P2P icon.png11/256[1]10,606,426500,000
Drygore longsword.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Drygore longsword with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Drygore longsword (m)P2P icon.png11/256[1]21,676,605500,000
Drygore mace.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Drygore mace with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Drygore mace (m)P2P icon.png11/256[1]10,105,160500,000
Off-hand drygore longsword.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Off-hand drygore longsword with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Off-hand drygore longsword (m)P2P icon.png11/256[1]26,097,958300,000
Off-hand drygore rapier.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Off-hand drygore rapier with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Off-hand drygore rapier (m)P2P icon.png11/256[1]21,562,919300,000
Off-hand drygore mace.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Off-hand drygore mace with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Off-hand drygore mace (m)P2P icon.png11/256[1]21,254,267300,000

Tertiary drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: RS3 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
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Rare drop table with rarity 1/50 in quantity 3Rare drop tableF2P icon.png31/50[1][d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Perfect chitin.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Perfect chitin with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Perfect chitin (m)P2P icon.png11/50[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 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: RS3 Kalphite King drops Kalphite claw with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Kalphite claw (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  2. ^ 1/50 to get triple RDT drop
  3. ^ Requires a tier 80 or higher defender in your inventory or equipped.
  4. ^ 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: RS3 Kalphite King drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common33415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common67030
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,08760
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,398120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare107,910-131,8905,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,3980
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,4690
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,969600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare538,605-658,29527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,01760,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,89337,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare630,360-770,440756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,90240,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare700,236-855,844720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,60066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,86860,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,125-17,125678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,055,025-1,289,4751,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare219,300-264,450136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare11,696-14,104136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common78,975-96,52522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon312,525-381,97540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,220-13,5300
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare481,140-588,0600
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon21,600-26,400Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,770-5,830Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,180-11,220Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common714-816Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare6,885-8,415Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare45,000-55,000Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,500Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare22,500-27,500Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon836,910-1,022,8900
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon154,620-188,9800
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,585-198,7158,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,465-213,2355,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon19,040-21,760532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon20,874-23,856532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon339,3561,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare634,6701,520
Flax.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common45,000-55,0001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common11,160-13,64045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon268,200-327,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,328-16,0726,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare132,300-161,70064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon12,915-15,78513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare211,140-258,060243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]74,1916,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]16,74618
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4031
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,626,392,973300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 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: RS3 Kalphite King drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Kalphite King drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,010Not 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]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • 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 experience to 3,963.
  • The Kalphite King was the first boss to make use of a boss instance system in which the boss would continually spawn until all players left the instance, regardless of how long the instance lasted. It was later changed into the current boss instance system sometime later.
  • 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, the 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[2].
  • 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. ^ a b c d e f g h Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 06 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ 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!"*
  3. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/adugze/top_20_boss_killers_by_monster_data_13th_december/