Queen Black Dragon

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The Queen Black Dragon (or QBD) is a very powerful dragon slumbering at the bottom of the Grotworm Lair. She was the first dragon ever created, created by the dragonkin Kerapac, and is the mother to all dragons, though the most unique of her "children" were the white dragons. Level 60 Summoning is required to enter her chamber, an area that can only be accessed alone. Waking her and fighting her effectively requires practice, apt reflexes, and high-level gear. Returning her to slumber rewards the player with a hefty reward and additionally Slayer experience if assigned a black dragon or cluster dragon task. Wearing Dragon slayer gloves while activating the last crystal will grant bonus Slayer experience.

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

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

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The Queen Black Dragon resides in the lowest level of the Grotworm Lair. To reach her, players who have access to the Max guild can direct the boss portal to arrive outside the Queen's entrance portal. Additionally, players who have completed Song from the Depths can use Remora's necklace to teleport and arrive outside the portal. Players who do not have access to these methods must enter the caves and slide down the worm burrow shortcut on the first level, requiring level 50 Agility. This will take the player to the bottom level of the lair. Players without level 50 Agility must traverse the three levels of the cave to reach the bottom.

Here a portal can be found, leading to the Queen. It requires level 60 Summoning to enter. Once inside, there is no exit. The only way to leave is through teleportation, death, or victory. Upon joining, the player will be in a partially submerged arena, with the dragon sleeping. Once she wakes up, the battle begins.

History[edit | edit source]

A player entering the Summoning portal at the end of the Grotworm Lair.
A player fighting the Queen Black Dragon.

The Queen Black Dragon hatched from an egg mentioned in the first dragonkin journal. The egg was infused by Kerapac with his own lifeblood in an experiment to try and create a new type of dragonkin that would not be cursed to feel pain whenever the Stone of Jas was used by False Users.

The second dragonkin journal describes the time after she hatched. Kerapac noted she was intelligent and possessed many of the powers a dragonkin does such as breathing fire, as well as inheriting his magical powers. However, he noted that her large size prevented him from manipulating her powers. He believed that she could utilise her powers properly if she could find smaller vessels to channel them into.

The third dragonkin journal tells of other dragonkin attempting similar experiments, one resulting in the creation of the King Black Dragon. Despite him being a significantly weaker version, Kerapac attempted to use them for breeding.

These offspring were deemed to be an abject failure. The fourth dragonkin journal describes them as "broken" and "bestial". Kerapac was enraged and wanted to kill both the King and Queen, but he regained composure and released the King Black Dragon into the wilds, where he would eventually be Hannibus' mount during the God Wars. As for the Queen, he had used his own blood to create her, and despite being a failure, still had a large amount of raw power that could be useful in the future. He created four artefacts designed to protect and imprison her before leaving.

Sometime after being imprisoned, a siren named Remora fled from her sisters' abuse and tried to find solace, but was unable to. During her travels, she encountered a dark and enraged spirit and sung to it, giving it life, before consuming her. This soul was the Queen Black Dragon, who put Remora into a dream-like state by making her believe that she was on an island singing for men, and used her powers to lure the men of Rimmington into her in their sleep. She solved the problem that Kerapac had pointed out thousands of years ago, creating using their souls to channel her power.

Eventually, Lucille requested aid after her husband Waylan had fallen into a dream-like trance, having hired The Raptor at first to solve the problem. However, fearing the Raptor would unintentionally harm her husband due to his cold personality, she soon found another adventurer and asked them to trail the Raptor to ensure he wouldn't harm him. The pair navigated Rimmington's underground caverns before finding a chasm and jumping into it; the Queen Black Dragon subsequently ate both of them. They soon found the source of the lulling magic, freeing Remora from her clutches as she vomited the trio out. Enraged that her dream was disturbed, she attempted to scorch the trio, but the Raptor's shield protected them. Remora attempted to grab her necklace to teleport out, but she was burned to death; the adventurer soon obtained her necklace, and the two teleported out. The Queen Black Dragon then returned to her slumber.

During the events of One of a Kind, Hannibus and the same adventurer revisited her while she was sleeping for a clue to get Hannibus back home to his realm. She telepathically talks through Hannibus, having a good dream where an Ilujanka would be unable to dominate her. If battled before, she recognises the adventurer as a "cruel dream", but allows them to ask her any question. Upon mentioning the dragonkin, she becomes enraged and labels the adventurer as a "nightmare-thing". Hannibus manages to subdue her and the two leave before she is able to wake up and attack the "nightmare-thing".

During the 2017 Christmas event, Santa Claus, wanting to create the perfect child, went to the Queen Black Dragon to imbue a clockwork gnome with her dragonfire after Thurgo suggested it, claiming that if it worked on royal crossbows, it should work on the clockwork gnome too. Santa visited the Queen Black Dragon, who subsequently swallowed him while destroying his sleigh and killing Rudolph, leaving behind his ashes. The adventurer visited the Queen Black Dragon, who she swallowed up. Inside, they would find Santa and the gnome before casting a fire spell on one of her sacs, freeing all three. They left before she could regain consciousness and attack.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

After restoring the enchantment and returning the Queen to her slumber, the player may enter a rewards room with a dragonkin coffer containing their spoils. The coffer rolls on three different drop tables at once; the 100% drops, a main drop, and consumables. Unique drops, if rolled, are added on the side as tertiary rewards.

Rewards are not noted. There are options to "Bank all", "Take all", and "Abandon all", along with right-click for all 3 options on each item. "Take all" option results in the player's inventory being full of all of the unnoted items of that variant. The "Abandon all" option can also be used, which discards all of the items from the coffer. Items stay in the coffer until the player logs out or leaves the chamber. Having tier 3 or higher luck will affect the drops in the chest.

If the player clicks on the coffer but does not claim the rewards, and later logs out or loses connection, the rewards will be sent to the player's bank.

Collecting all four dragonkin journals is a requirement to trim the completionist cape and to obtain the master quest cape.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 8Dragon bonesF2P icon.png8Always16,7120
Royal dragonhide.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Royal dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 5-7Royal dragonhide (m)P2P icon.png5–7Always21,365-29,911300-420
Royal bolts.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Royal bolts with rarity Always in quantity 70-100Royal bolts (m)P2P icon.png70–100Always5,180-7,4006,300-9,000

Journals[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
First dragonkin journal.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops First dragonkin journal with rarity Always in quantity 1First dragonkin journal (m)P2P icon.png1Always[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Second dragonkin journal.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Second dragonkin journal with rarity 1/19 in quantity 1Second dragonkin journal (m)P2P icon.png11/19[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Third dragonkin journal.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Third dragonkin journal with rarity 1/19 in quantity 1Third dragonkin journal (m)P2P icon.png11/19[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Fourth dragonkin journal.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Fourth dragonkin journal with rarity 1/19 in quantity 1Fourth dragonkin journal (m)P2P icon.png11/19[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ a b c d Journals are received in numerical order. First dragonkin journal is always obtained on the first Queen Black Dragon kill.

Charm drop[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
61–63%10–11%4–5%4–5%17–19%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 5,591 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Unique[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Royal torsion spring.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Royal torsion spring with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Royal torsion spring (m)P2P icon.png15/128[1]88,77590,000
Royal sight.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Royal sight with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Royal sight (m)P2P icon.png15/128[1]88,08990,000
Royal frame.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Royal frame with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Royal frame (m)P2P icon.png15/128[1]87,89390,000
Royal bolt stabiliser.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Royal bolt stabiliser with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Royal bolt stabiliser (m)P2P icon.png15/128[1]89,05790,000
Dragonbone upgrade kit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dragonbone upgrade kit with rarity 1/64 in quantity 1Dragonbone upgrade kit (m)P2P icon.png11/64[1]20,242Not alchemisable
Dragon kiteshield.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dragon kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Dragon kiteshield (m)P2P icon.png11/128[1]329,419330,000

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Rocktail.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Rocktail with rarity Common in quantity 4-10Rocktail (m)P2P icon.png4–10Common16,440-41,1001,440-3,600
Saradomin brew (2).png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Saradomin brew (2) with rarity Common in quantity 4-10Saradomin brew (2) (m)P2P icon.png4–10Common44,276-110,690360-900
Super restore (2).png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Super restore (2) with rarity Common in quantity 4-10Super restore (2) (m)P2P icon.png4–10Common5,936-14,840432-1,080

Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png50Uncommon77,500Not alchemisable
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png50Uncommon90,600Not alchemisable
Luminite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Luminite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25Luminite stone spirit[d 1]F2P icon.png25Uncommon7,475Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25Runite stone spirit[d 1]F2P icon.png25Uncommon11,225Not alchemisable
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png5Uncommon70,1853,000
Yew logs.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 300 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png300 (noted)Uncommon54,90028,800
Magic logs.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Magic logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 120 (noted)Magic logsF2P icon.png120 (noted)Uncommon47,76023,040
Onyx bolt tips.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30Onyx bolt tips (m)P2P icon.png30Uncommon217,920162,000
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png10Uncommon79,4300
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 50Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png50Rare507,0500
Snapdragon seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Snapdragon seed with rarity Common in quantity 5Snapdragon seed (m)P2P icon.png5Common2,945190
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon3,05138
Torstol seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Torstol seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Torstol seed (m)P2P icon.png1Rare98538
Magic seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png1Rare85,589253
Coins_10000.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Coins with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150000, 200000CoinsF2P icon.png150,000; 200,000Uncommon150,000-200,000150,000-200,000
Raw shark.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 40Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png40Uncommon50,6407,200
Black dragon egg (unchecked).png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Black dragon egg (unchecked) with rarity 1/200 in quantity 1Black dragon egg (unchecked) (m)P2P icon.png11/200345,914Not alchemisable
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 2Rare drop tableF2P icon.png2RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Inert adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Inert adrenaline crystal with rarity unknown in quantity 1Inert adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png1unknown61,5132,400
  1. ^ a b Runite stone spirit and Luminite stone spirit are always dropped together.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Queen black dragon scale.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Queen black dragon scale with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Queen black dragon scale (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Draconic visage.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/109 in quantity 1Draconic visageF2P icon.png11/109[1]1,162,519450,000
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ 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: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common55915
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common1,00130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,48360
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common3,114120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare140,130-171,2705,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,2560
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,1850
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon14,037600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare631,665-772,03527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,89260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,07137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare546,840-668,360756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8851,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,54340,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare693,774-847,946720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,70166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,90860,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,012-16,988678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,004,670-1,227,9301,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare231,880-279,620136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare13,464-16,236136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common64,665-79,03522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon284,850-348,15040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804-16,6460
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare376,020-459,5800
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon27,900-34,100Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,590-5,610Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,540-11,660Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common742-848Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,155-8,745Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare40,410-49,390Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,347Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare20,205-24,695Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon714,870-873,7300
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon151,200-184,8000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon142,290-173,9108,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon213,300-260,7005,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon42,714-48,816532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon21,896-25,024532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon342,3561,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare880,2601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common46,350-56,6501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common18,810-22,99045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon210,600-257,400450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,444-15,0066,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare123,525-150,97564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,515-20,18513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare298,890-365,310243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]108,8816,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]14,38018
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4121
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Queen Black Dragon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,686,657,284300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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: RS3 Queen 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.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 20 January 2020 (Update):
    • Text no longer overflows into the next dialogue box when investigating QBD entrance.
  • patch 14 October 2019 (Update):
    • Updated the QBD warning message to match the combat recommendation on the Beasts interface entry. Updated values for recommended combat levels for each boss on the Beasts interface.
  • patch 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • Defeating the Queen Black Dragon will now appropriately count towards applicable Rampage daily challenges.
  • ninja 6 November 2017 (Update):
    • Coins obtained via the Queen Black Dragon loot chest will now move to the money pouch when claimed.
  • patch 6 November 2017 (Update):
    • Added a popup message when the Queen Black Dragon does her extreme dragon breath attack if the player is carrying an unforged royal crossbow.
  • patch 10 July 2017 (Update):
    • A health counter has been added to the Queen Black Dragon for each of her phases.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • Araxxi, Queen Black Dragon, Beastmaster Durzag, Yakamaru and Rush of Blood loot chests now show their total value.
  • patch 12 December 2016 (Update):
    • Once the last pedestal has been clicked in the QBD encounter, players will no longer be affected by Time Stop.
  • ninja 6 June 2016 (Update):
    • The message when quick-starting or restarting a Queen Black Dragon fight has been removed.
  • patch 16 March 2015 (Update):
    • It is now possible to use surge in the Queen Black Dragon boss instance.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Grand Exchange guide prices now also appear when examined from the Dragonkin coffer beneath the Queen Black Dragon lair.
  • ninja 24 November 2014 (Update):
    • Players will no longer take damage from the Queen Black Dragon's fire waves after touching the final crystal.
  • patch 13 October 2014 (Update):
    • Noted shark will no longer appear in the rewards chest after killing the Queen Black Dragon.
  • patch 29 September 2014 (Update):
    • The grotworms and tortured souls summoned during the Queen Black Dragon fight have had their accuracy updated to better reflect the level of the boss.
  • ninja 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • When entering a Queen Black Dragon instance, the camera will now function correctly.
    • The portal in the rewards chamber of the Queen Black Dragon now has a right-click quick start option.
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • If you die to the Queen Black Dragon, your gravestone will now only appear outside the summoning portal, within Grotworm Lair.
    • The Queen Black Dragon's dragon breath now charges Ranged and Magic dragonfire shields correctly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to the May Behind the Scenes article, it was intended for the Queen Black Dragon to be so large enough to fit 5 King Black Dragons into her mouth alone; however, she is not quite that big in the concept art nor in encounters, although upon entering her lair, the game camera zooms out further to make it look as if the Queen Black Dragon is very large in comparison to the player.
  • The platform upon which the Queen Black Dragon is fought is the Stone of Jas half of the Dragonkin emblem, who are responsible for the creation of the Queen Black Dragon, as well as all of the other species of dragons across RuneScape.
  • Before the release of the Evolution of Combat, the Queen Black Dragon had a combat level of 2100, the highest level ever attained by any attackable monster in the old combat system.
  • According to a Postbag from the Hedge, the Queen Black Dragon is on a body of water to "tend" the flames in her furnace. She also calls her creator "Father", and she waits for him to come back, instead of being angry that he had abandoned her.
  • This boss was revealed at the Runefest 2011 Future Updates session by Mod Mark. The Kalphite King was the other boss planned alongside the Queen Black Dragon.
  • Before the release of the Evolution of Combat, the Queen Black Dragon could charge the dragonfire shield in one dragonfire attack, which other dragonfire could not accomplish.
  • The update of 7 August 2012 allowed the Queen Black dragon to drop charms and removed less "desirable" rewards from her drop table. Her dragonfire attack was also changed to have a cooldown of 10 seconds.
  • Originally, the Queen Black Dragon did not count for a black dragon slayer assignment. However, with the release of the Wilderness Warbands update, she now counts as a black dragon.
  • Despite having no stun-immune icon, the Queen Black Dragon is unaffected by stuns. This has been fixed on 17 February 2014.
    • Along with the patch notes, the player can now quick-start the fight by clicking the second option, rather than leaving the chest room to go to the portal and then restart the fight.
  • If a player receives any unique, non-effigy/royal drop, the Adventurer's log will say "While battling the Queen Black Dragon, I looted a (unique item)." If a player gets an effigy, the log will say "After killing a Queen Black Dragon, it dropped an effigy.", even though the Queen Black Dragon cannot be killed and its drops are by looting the chest, not by killing it.
  • For a while after the Evolution of Combat, when investigating the portal the Pre-EoC combat value was used, stating that the player should have at least a combat level of 120 before fighting her. This has been fixed and the message is still the same, although the portal recommends that the player should be have at least a combat level of 170 before fighting her. After Legacy Mode update, the recommended combat level was once again reverted to 120.
  • The Queen Black Dragon may be a reference to Alfred Tennyson's "The Kraken", wherein the Kraken is also in a deep slumber, lives deep in a "grot", and is covered with "huge sea-worms".
  • Despite being a classified as a black dragon, she does not drop black dragonhides, much like Verak Lith. However, this is most likely due to the fact that she was the first dragon ever created.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 80,788 kills.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 27 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/