Kalphite Queen

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This article is about the regular Kalphite Queen. For the exiled version, see Exiled Kalphite Queen.
For the achievement, see Kalphite Queen (achievement).
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The Kalphite Queen (Kalphiscarabeinae pasha) is a powerful kalphite and the queen of the kalphites that live in the Kalphite Hive. Players can encounter her if they enter the lowest chamber in the hive.

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

Locations[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kalphite Hive
A map of the Kalphite Hive
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.

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[edit | edit source]

The Kalphite Queen transforms into her second form

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.

When killed, the kalphite guardians and any kalphite workers summoned to assist her will also die off.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Drops 4 items from the gem table.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ This drop only attempts to roll should you fail to roll a hard clue, should you get this item, there's a 1% chance it'll be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).
  2. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,500 with a threshold of 500.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common83415
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,05830
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,76560
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common4,332120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare194,940-238,2605,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,0200
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,0900
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,119600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare455,355-556,54527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,43960,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,31560,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,36237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare547,200-668,800756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,65140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,718-850,322720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare66,61766,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,66560,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common17,289-20,961678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,035,315-1,265,3851,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare285,940-344,810136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare12,172-14,678136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common47,790-58,41022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon456,750-558,25040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,136-20,6640
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare310,680-379,7200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon9,550-13,370Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common4,732Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon11,575-13,890Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common926Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare59,150-70,980Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common4,884Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare9,600-13,440Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon508,860-621,9400
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon156,060-190,7400
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon261,360-319,4408,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon329,715-402,9855,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,858-5,552532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon105,672-120,768532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon92,7601,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare234,0001,520
Flax.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common76,500-93,5001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common20,070-24,53045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon347,850-425,150450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,612-21,2386,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare174,825-213,67564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,830-31,57013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare499,230-610,170243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]370,8746,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]14,13918
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4671
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Kalphite Queen drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,120,733,791300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Kalphite Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 11 January 2021 (Update):
    • Various bosses around RuneScape have taken their Santa Hats off for another year.
  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Kalphite Queen will now despawn her Kalphite Guardians when killed in an instance.
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Exiled Kalphites.
  • patch 16 March 2015 (Update):
    • It is now possible to use surge in the Kalphite Queen boss instances.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • The Kalphite Queen (plus Exiled) no longer drops oyster pearls in an unnoted form.
  • patch 15 September 2014 (Update):
    • An animation issue has been corrected with worker cocoons that hatch during the Kalphite Queen fight.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The Kalphite Queen, as it appears on an exhibit in the Varrock Museum
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.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 20 October 2017. Existing Game Content Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 25 January 2019.) Mod Shauny: "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. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 20 Boss Killers by Monster (Data: 13th December 2018). Reddit. 8 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "[link to a spreadsheet]"