King Black Dragon

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The King Black Dragon (named Shakorexis by Hannibus) is an enormous, three-headed black dragon. He was the second dragon ever, created by Kerapac's fellow dragonkin Phalaks; a failed project intended to replicate the powerful Queen Black Dragon[1] some time in or before the First Age. One decade later, he was released into the Wilderness.

Killing the King Black Dragon at least once is one of the requirements of redeeming the Dragonkin lamp from Mr. Mordaut.

The King Black Dragon can be killed to collect the soul of a black dragon in an ushabti.

Obtaining all of his unique drops is required for the title [Name] the Last Rider.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

There are two ways that players can reach the King Black Dragon's Lair. Note that the lair itself is not considered part of the Wilderness, and therefore there is no risk of being killed by other players.

  • There is a ladder in level 43 of the Wilderness guarded by four lesser demons, leading to a small area with poison spiders and a lever which can be pulled to access the King Black Dragon's lair. Entering the lair with this method will grant players a 10% damage boost against the King Black Dragon. Wilderness Obelisks may be useful in reaching it. Players should be wary of player killers if planning to use this route.
  • Players can use either the artefact in the Wilderness wall north-west of the Edgeville lodestone, or the artefact in the Lava Maze Dungeon. Activating either one will teleport the player to the lair; however, using an artefact to enter will not grant players the damage boost the way using the lever does.

History[edit | edit source]

The Third dragonkin journal reveals that another Dragonkin (now known as Phalaks) created the King Black Dragon after seeing Kerapac's Queen Black Dragon. Although Kerapac noted that he was much smaller, he surmised that they could be used for breeding strong dragons which were immune to Jas' curse. The Fourth dragonkin journal mentions, however that the new dragons were too "bestial" and "broken", so the King Black Dragon was released into what would then be called the Wilderness.

Sometime during the Second Age, Zaros brought the Ilujanka to Gielinor after seeing them ride a similar race to the dragons. Calling them Dragon Riders, they were feared by their enemies due to their dragon-riding skills. It is shown through the Last riders book that Hannibus rode the King Black Dragon, calling him Shakorexis. Hannibus and the rest of the Dragon Riders faithfully served Zaros, until there were five Dragon Riders left, which included Hannibus. Due to Zaros' failure to fulfil his promise, two of the Dragon Riders, Morvannon and Apropos wanted to side with Zamorak, while the other two, Ablenkian and Balustan, stood with Zaros. Hannibus and the King Black Dragon stayed neutral and watched as the others were killed off by their supporting sides due to confusion. Hannibus and the King Black Dragon stayed in the room which they had been brought in, which is where the King Black Dragon resides to this day. However, the Mahjarrat Enakhra was determined to capture Hannibus for Zamorak. To increase the King Black Dragon's chances of survival, Hannibus reluctantly left him.

Sometime after being left alone, the white dragon Therragorn came to him. They became friends, and Therragorn asked him to hide her from hunters, who were killing off the white dragons for armour. He assisted by hiding her in some ruins south-east of the Rogues' Castle, which he could hide from view.

A Visit by Bob and Neite[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during A Tail of Two Cats.

Bob, a reincarnation of Robert the Strong, entered a relationship with Neite. In one of their travels, they visited the King Black Dragon, who Bob was friends with. The King Black Dragon told Bob that he had been doing the same activity as always; adventurers trying to kill him. At this point, R4ng3rNo0b889 barged in and attempted to kill him, but he did no damage and the King Black Dragon immediately scorched him to a crisp.

A Visit by Hannibus[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during One of a Kind.
The King Black Dragon helping Hannibus.

Hannibus, freed by an adventurer, desired to return to his home planet of Iaia. However, he had no idea on how to do so, as he did not want to get involved with the gods again, nor could teleportation and fairy rings bring him back home. Hannibus accompanied the adventurer by looking into both the mysterious statues and dragons themselves, but did not find any result. Hannibus suddenly remembered about his old mount and the two went to the lair that he resided in.

Hannibus greeted his former mount, before the King Black Dragon noticed the adventurer alongside him, either recognizing them from previous encounters or as food if they had not fought before. Regardless, Hannibus asked him about a white dragon, which he affirmed he knew and took them out to the location where he hid Therragorn. His presence ensured that the two would not be attacked, and upon arriving, unlocked the entrance with a Dragonkin phrase before leaving.

Visited Again[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Curse of the Black Stone.

Hannibus and the World Guardian, seeking to stop The Ambassador from unleashing a malevolent entity on Gielinor, visited the King Black Dragon again. They knew of the Ilujankan plight, surprised that Hannibus had returned. Hannibus asked them to help fight the Ambassador, and they agreed, as they were like brothers. Hannibus asked his former mount if he knew of other dragons with self-control, but as they simply stayed in the room after helping them before, did not. They soon departed to Daemonheim peninsula to ready themselves for battle.

The King Black Dragon worked with Gorvek in taking out the Ambassador's cannons.

Suggestions for fighting[edit | edit source]

Two players fight the KBD.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Dragon bones.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Dragon bonesF2P icon.png1Always1,9350
Black dragonhide.png: King Black Dragon drops Black dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 1Black dragonhideF2P icon.png1Always3,47148

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
26–30%4–6%3–5%59–64%0.9–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,185 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Mystic cloth.png: King Black Dragon drops Mystic cloth with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 (noted)Mystic clothF2P icon.png1–3 (noted)Uncommon4,299-12,8972,400-7,200
Blood rune.png: King Black Dragon drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 30-50Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png30–50Common20,640-34,4003,300-5,500
Death rune.png: King Black Dragon drops Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 50Death runeF2P icon.png50Common5,9503,100
Yew logs.png: King Black Dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Common in quantity 50, 80 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png50; 80 (noted)Common7,800-12,4804,800-7,680
Magic logs.png: King Black Dragon drops Magic logs with rarity Common in quantity 10 (noted)Magic logsF2P icon.png10 (noted)Common4,2001,920
Law rune.png: King Black Dragon drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50Law runeF2P icon.png50Uncommon23,1003,750
Mithril arrow.png: King Black Dragon drops Mithril arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 250Mithril arrowF2P icon.png250Uncommon5,25011,250
Rune arrow.png: King Black Dragon drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50 , 75 , 100Rune arrowF2P icon.png50; 75; 100Uncommon7,500-15,00015,300-30,600
Medium plated rune salvage.png: King Black Dragon drops Medium plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Medium plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon23,01324,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: King Black Dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,06240,000
Medium bladed rune salvage.png: King Black Dragon drops Medium bladed rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Medium bladed rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon23,04124,000
Large bladed rune salvage.png: King Black Dragon drops Large bladed rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Large bladed rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon31,03932,000
Gold stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png50Uncommon7,750Not alchemisable
Silver stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Silver stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100Silver stone spiritF2P icon.png100Uncommon3,300Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png2–3Uncommon1,802-2,703Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png5Uncommon290Not alchemisable
Uncut ruby.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 6 (noted)Uncut rubyF2P icon.png(noted)Rare5,850360
Dragon helm.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Rare58,84060,000
Wine of Zamorak.png: King Black Dragon drops Wine of Zamorak with rarity Rare in quantity 6Wine of ZamorakF2P icon.png6Rare34,8840
Dragon rider boots.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon rider boots with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon rider boots (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]880,3097,200
Dragon rider gloves.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon rider gloves with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon rider gloves (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]566,5667,200
Dragon kite ornament kit (sp).png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon kite ornament kit (sp) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon kite ornament kit (sp) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]11,1656,000
Dragon kite ornament kit (or).png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon kite ornament kit (or) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Dragon kite ornament kit (or) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare (1/2,000)[d 1]16,8986,000
Black dragon egg (unchecked).png: King Black Dragon drops Black dragon egg (unchecked) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Black dragon egg (unchecked) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare (1/2,000)451,111Not alchemisable
  1. ^ a b c d Mod Shauny. Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates. 3 November 2017. (Archived from the original on 3 November 2017.)

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Black dragon tail-bone.png: King Black Dragon drops Black dragon tail-bone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Black dragon tail-bone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon[d 1]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
King black dragon head.png: King Black Dragon drops King black dragon head with rarity Rare in quantity 1King black dragon head (m)P2P icon.png1Rare (1/128)Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: King Black Dragon drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Court summons.png: King Black Dragon drops Court summons with rarity Rare in quantity 1Court summons (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: King Black Dragon drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Last riders.png: King Black Dragon drops Last riders with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Last ridersF2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2][d 3][d 4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: King Black Dragon drops Sealed clue scroll (elite) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (elite) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 5]Not soldNot alchemisable
Draconic visage.png: King Black Dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Draconic visageF2P icon.png1Very rare (1/5,000)1,195,041450,000
King black dragon scale.png: King Black Dragon drops King black dragon scale with rarity Very rare in quantity 1King black dragon scaleF2P icon.png1Very rare[d 6]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Tail-bone drops only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. Mod Rowley: "Recent article is incorrect on this point. As it was previously stated/how you understand it is correct. Guaranteed on 2,000th solo kill."
  3. ^ Last Riders is dropped to all players (regardless of whether they participate in the kill, or are even in the room). It remains for approximately 30 seconds before disappearing. Base drop rate of 1/1,000, but after 1,000 kill count, each kill will decrease the denominator by 1, so it is a guaranteed drop on a solo kill with a kill count of at least 2,000.
  4. ^ Having a Lorehound summoned with the Lore Helper perk increases the drop rate.
  5. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  6. ^ 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: King Black Dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common27715
Uncut emerald.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common72830
Uncut ruby.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common97560
Uncut diamond.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,175120
Uncut diamond.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare97,875-119,6255,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: King Black Dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,7490
Tooth half of a key.png: King Black Dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,5220
Uncut dragonstone.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,837600
Uncut dragonstone.png: King Black Dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare487,665-596,03527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,83660,000
Dragon spear.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,20337,440
Battlestaff.png: King Black Dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare954,720-1,166,880756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: King Black Dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8751,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: King Black Dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,06240,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: King Black Dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 15-25 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15–25 (noted)Rare585,930-976,550600,000-1,000,000
Shield left half.png: King Black Dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,47066,000
Dragon helm.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,84060,000
Rune arrowheads.png: King Black Dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common18,871-22,879678-822
Onyx bolts.png: King Black Dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,078,650-1,318,3501,104,165-1,349,535
Chaos talisman.png: King Black Dragon drops Chaos talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Chaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,1062
Nature talisman.png: King Black Dragon drops Nature talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Nature talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare9752
Water talisman.png: King Black Dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare325,650-410,820130-164
Earth talisman.png: King Black Dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare82,485-104,058130-164
Fire talisman.png: King Black Dragon drops Fire talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35 (noted)Fire talismanF2P icon.png25–35 (noted)Rare23,575-33,00550-70
Raw lobster.png: King Black Dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common24,975-30,52522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: King Black Dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon211,500-258,50040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: King Black Dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,716-15,3340
Dragon bones.png: King Black Dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare348,300-425,7000
Coal stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png200–1,100Uncommon5,200-28,600Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common13,950-17,050Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon10,440-12,760Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common812-928Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,830-9,570Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare81,090-99,110Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,703Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: King Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare40,545-49,555Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: King Black Dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon529,920-647,6800
Grimy snapdragon.png: King Black Dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon118,350-144,6500
Super restore (4).png: King Black Dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,415-230,2858,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: King Black Dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon132,255-161,6455,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: King Black Dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon6,188-7,072532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: King Black Dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon6,874-7,856532-608
Magic seed.png: King Black Dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon174,8001,012
Palm tree seed.png: King Black Dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare444,1701,520
Flax.png: King Black Dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common31,050-37,9501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: King Black Dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common8,325-10,17545-55
Soft clay.png: King Black Dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon250,200-305,800450-550
Yew logs.png: King Black Dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,608-12,7926,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: King Black Dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare105,300-128,70064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: King Black Dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270-22,33013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: King Black Dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare211,680-258,720243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: King Black Dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]209,1836,000
Blurberry Special.png: King Black Dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]9,00418
Cheese+tom batta.png: King Black Dragon 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: King Black Dragon 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: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: King Black Dragon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: King Black Dragon 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: King Black Dragon 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: King Black Dragon 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: King Black Dragon 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: King Black Dragon drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: King Black Dragon drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare8,101Not alchemisable

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A stamp featuring the King Black Dragon from a postbag
  • The King Black Dragon can talk, as seen in A Tail of Two Cats, One of a Kind and 2015 Christmas event.
  • Multiple King Black Dragons exist, as shown with the presence of Verak Lith and Verak Little.
  • The dragonkin research book refers to the King Black Dragon as "Verak Kreath Draekun", which is "King Black Dragon" translated literally into the dragonkin language.
  • For a while after the Evolution of Combat, despite being a boss monster, the King Black Dragon could be tagged, allowing the player who hit him first to receive the drop even if they did little or no damage. This has been fixed.
  • 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 of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton in the United Kingdom. However this turned out to be a marketing ploy by Diango.
  • The examine text "The biggest, meanest dragon around" wasn't true after Queen Black Dragon was released, as the Queen Black Dragon is much, much bigger and stronger than the King Black Dragon. His examine was changed due to this, to "Was the biggest, meanest dragon around."
    • A while after the Queen Black Dragon was released, when you killed a King Black Dragon, the Adventurer's log said: "I killed a King Black Dragon, the biggest, meanest dragon around." After its graphical update the adventurer's log was also changed to "I killed a King Black Dragon, which was once the biggest, meanest dragon around."
  • According to his Top Trumps card, he is 10 meters tall and is over 13,000 years old, meaning he was created in or before the First Age, assuming that the commonly assumed lengths of the ages are accurate.
  • The King Black Dragon was made available to free-to-play players on 29 February 2016.
  • He used to have a damage cap of 5,000 for a normal attack, and 6,000 on a critical hit.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 48,352 kills.[1]

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/