Kalphite Queen

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This article is about the regular Kalphite Queen. For the exiled version, see Exiled Kalphite Queen.
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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[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. 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[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.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
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[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Rune arrow.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune arrow with rarity Common in quantity 100Rune arrowF2P icon.png100Common15,10030,600
Medium spiky rune salvage.png: Kalphite Queen drops Medium spiky rune salvage with rarity Common in quantity 2Medium spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png2Common45,95848,000
Large plated rune salvage.png: Kalphite Queen drops Large plated rune salvage with rarity Common in quantity 2Large plated rune salvageF2P icon.png2Common61,87464,000
Blood rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 50-150Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png50–150Common34,350-103,0505,500-16,500
Law rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Law rune with rarity Common in quantity 100-150Law runeF2P icon.png100–150Common57,700-86,5507,500-11,250
Death rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 100-150Death runeF2P icon.png100–150Common11,800-17,7006,200-9,300
Wine of Zamorak.png: Kalphite Queen drops Wine of Zamorak with rarity Common in quantity 20-40 (noted)Wine of ZamorakF2P icon.png20–40 (noted)Common113,880-227,7600
Potato cactus.png: Kalphite Queen drops Potato cactus with rarity Common in quantity 10-15 (noted)Potato cactus (m)P2P icon.png10–15 (noted)Common11,200-16,8000
Coins_10000.png: Kalphite Queen drops Coins with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20000-77242CoinsF2P icon.png20,000–77,242Uncommon20,000-77,24220,000-77,242
Shark.png: Kalphite Queen drops Shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14Shark (m)P2P icon.png14Uncommon9,6042,520
Medium blunt rune salvage.png: Kalphite Queen drops Medium blunt rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Medium blunt rune salvageF2P icon.png2Uncommon45,82848,000
Fire talisman.png: Kalphite Queen drops Fire talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 8-12 (noted)Fire talismanF2P icon.png8–12 (noted)Uncommon7,920-11,88016-24
Oyster pearls.png: Kalphite Queen drops Oyster pearls with rarity Rare in quantity 33-48 (noted)Oyster pearlsF2P icon.png33–48 (noted)Rare20,394-29,66427,720-40,320
Lava battlestaff.png: Kalphite Queen drops Lava battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 2Lava battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png2Rare18,72620,400
Dragon 2h sword.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon 2h sword with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon 2h sword (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/256)132,864132,000
Dragon chainbody.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon chainbody with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon chainbody (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/128)[d 1]147,874150,000
Rare drop table.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 1-2Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1–2RareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 20 October 2017. Existing Game Content Forums.


Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: Kalphite Queen drops Sealed clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (elite) (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: Kalphite Queen drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Kalphite queen head.png: Kalphite Queen drops Kalphite queen head with rarity Rare in quantity 1Kalphite queen head (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/128)Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: Kalphite Queen drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Kalphite egg.png: Kalphite Queen drops Kalphite egg with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Kalphite egg (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
  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[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 Queen drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common24015
Uncut emerald.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common67430
Uncut ruby.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common98060
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,312120
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare104,040-127,1605,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: Kalphite Queen drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,1090
Tooth half of a key.png: Kalphite Queen drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,6320
Uncut dragonstone.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,636600
Uncut dragonstone.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare478,620-584,98027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common58,05760,000
Dragon spear.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare33,76137,440
Battlestaff.png: Kalphite Queen drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare1,029,240-1,257,960756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Kalphite Queen drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,12140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: Kalphite Queen drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 15-25 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15–25 (noted)Rare586,815-978,025600,000-1,000,000
Shield left half.png: Kalphite Queen drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,18966,000
Dragon helm.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,99160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common19,210-23,290678-822
Onyx bolts.png: Kalphite Queen drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,069,740-1,307,4601,104,165-1,349,535
Chaos talisman.png: Kalphite Queen drops Chaos talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Chaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,1502
Nature talisman.png: Kalphite Queen drops Nature talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Nature talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare9792
Water talisman.png: Kalphite Queen drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare345,540-435,912130-164
Earth talisman.png: Kalphite Queen drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare81,900-103,320130-164
Fire talisman.png: Kalphite Queen drops Fire talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35 (noted)Fire talismanF2P icon.png25–35 (noted)Rare24,750-34,65050-70
Raw lobster.png: Kalphite Queen drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common24,570-30,03022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: Kalphite Queen drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon209,475-256,02540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: Kalphite Queen drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124-15,8260
Dragon bones.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare349,920-427,6800
Coal stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png200–1,100Uncommon4,400-24,200Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common15,660-19,140Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon7,920-9,680Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common616-704Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare5,940-7,260Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare70,650-86,350Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,355Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: Kalphite Queen drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare35,325-43,175Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: Kalphite Queen drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon455,760-557,0400
Grimy snapdragon.png: Kalphite Queen drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon107,730-131,6700
Super restore (4).png: Kalphite Queen drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon197,280-241,1208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: Kalphite Queen drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,785-152,5155,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon6,804-7,776532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon6,804-7,776532-608
Magic seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon229,8921,012
Palm tree seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare457,0401,520
Flax.png: Kalphite Queen drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common30,600-37,4001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: Kalphite Queen drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common6,975-8,52545-55
Soft clay.png: Kalphite Queen drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon262,350-320,650450-550
Yew logs.png: Kalphite Queen drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,200-12,3006,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: Kalphite Queen drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare101,250-123,75064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: Kalphite Queen drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon17,370-21,23013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: Kalphite Queen drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare209,790-256,410243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: Kalphite Queen drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]209,5336,000
Blurberry Special.png: Kalphite Queen drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]8,62518
Cheese+tom batta.png: Kalphite Queen 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 Queen drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,044,325,338300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. 1/1280 after hitting the RDT. [1]
  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 Queen drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: Kalphite Queen drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,545Not alchemisable

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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. ^ 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. ^ 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/