Strategies for Queen Black Dragon

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The Queen Black Dragon is a very powerful dragon boss. There is no option to fight it with friends, so fighting it is a personal challenge between you and the boss.

The only actual requirement is a Summoning level of 60. No quests are required to fight the Queen Black Dragon, but completing Song from the Depths is recommended as incoming damage is reduced. Additionally, having completed The Lord of Vampyrium and having an Herblore level of 96 or higher will help, especially if you can't afford the gear below.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The Queen Black Dragon possesses a Defence level of 80 with 50 affinity towards all combat styles, making her equally weak to any combat style of their choice. However, she may modify her affinities during phase 3 and 4, although this is generally not a concern with two affinity stacks on her, such as the Guthix staff's special attack or Quake. Power armour is recommended over tank armour, simply because the fight does not have any generally dangerous mechanics and the additional damage can come in handy.

If bringing multiple combat styles to deal with her changing carapaces, then bring any "All" or "Hybrid" class armor to avoid accuracy penalties with your used weapons.

Defence-wise, Ranged is lacking against the QBD: rangers are weak to her melee attacks and are not strong against her ranged attacks. Even so, by staying at a distance the player can completely avoid her melee, and, as with mages, rangers are not limited to close distance, which means easier dodging of fire walls and souls. The royal crossbow performs well against her and should be used if the player has no stronger weapon – although of course, to obtain the crossbow you must have already reached the last stage of the fight. Ascension crossbows perform even better and are comparable to meleeing with drygores, and are somewhat equal to the seismic wand and singularity. Dragonbane arrows and bolts give a significant boost to accuracy, enough to provide near 100% hit chance with a royal crossbow. They should be used if the player lacks accuracy. Off-hand Death Lotus darts and a chaotic or ascension crossbow loaded with dragonbane bolts will give the best damage output, as the darts are calculated with the passive damage boost of Bane ammo additively and not separately.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadElite sirenic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite sirenic maskElite sirenic mask / Corrupted slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupted slayer helmetCorrupted slayer helmet (if on task)Sirenic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic maskSirenic maskSuperior Morrigan's coif.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's coifSuperior Morrigan's coifRefined anima core helm of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core helm of ZamorakRefined anima core helm of ZamorakPernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowl
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Blood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of furyAmulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury
BackTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeAva's alerter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's alerterAva's alerterCape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of Accomplishment (Ranged or Defence capes are recommended for their perks)Ava's accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's accumulatorAva's accumulator
BodyElite sirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite sirenic hauberkElite sirenic hauberkSirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic hauberkSirenic hauberkSuperior Morrigan's leather body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's leather bodySuperior Morrigan's leather bodyRefined anima core body of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core body of ZamorakRefined anima core body of ZamorakPernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix body
LegsElite sirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite sirenic chapsElite sirenic chapsSirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sirenic chapsSirenic chapsSuperior Morrigan's leather chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's leather chapsSuperior Morrigan's leather chapsRefined anima core legs of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core legs of ZamorakRefined anima core legs of ZamorakPernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chaps
Main handBlightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blightbound crossbowBlightbound crossbowAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowElite Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite Death Lotus dartElite Death Lotus dartShadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow glaiveShadow glaiveChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbow / Attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakram
Two-handed weaponEldritch crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eldritch crossbowEldritch crossbowSeren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seren godbowSeren godbowNoxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowDecimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of DecimationDecimationZaryte bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaryte bowZaryte bow / Royal crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal crossbowRoyal crossbow
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Blightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Blightbound crossbowOff-hand Blightbound crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand Elite Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Elite Death Lotus dartOff-hand Elite Death Lotus dartOff-hand shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbow / Off-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakram
Off-hand weaponVengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vengeful kiteshieldVengeful kiteshieldKalphite rebounder.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kalphite rebounderKalphite rebounderEagle-eye kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eagle-eye kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshieldElysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shieldArmadyl buckler.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bucklerArmadyl buckler
Ammo/SpellDragonbane bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonbane boltsDragonbane bolts (off-task)Ascension bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension boltsAscension bolts / Araxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowAraxyte arrowRoyal bolts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal boltsRoyal boltsHand cannon shot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hand cannon shotHand cannon shotBolt rack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bolt rackBolt rack/Diamond bolts (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Diamond bolts (e)Diamond bolts (e)
GlovesAscension grips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension gripsAscension grips / Dragon slayer gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon slayer glovesDragon slayer gloves (if on task)Nightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntletsSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift glovesPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl gloves
FeetFlarefrost boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Flarefrost bootsFlarefrost bootsElite ranger boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite ranger bootsElite ranger bootsPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsSuperior spined boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior spined bootsSuperior spined boots
RingRing of death (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of death (i)Ring of death (i)Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringOnyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i) / Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit (same damage but lower armour)
AuraMahjarrat aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahjarrat auraMahjarrat auraReckless aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reckless auraReckless auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraAncestor spirits aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancestor spirits auraAncestor spirits auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of cruelty.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of crueltySuperior scrimshaw of crueltyIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of ranging.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of rangingSuperior scrimshaw of rangingSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of deathHoly wrench.png: RS3 Inventory image of Holy wrenchHoly wrench

While Magic armour is weak to the ranged attacks of the Queen Black Dragon, it has good damage options and can apply affinity stacks to increase your accuracy for one minute if it proves to be a problem. Magic also provides the player ample distance from her and shortens the run time to nearby crystals, though not as effective as using a ranged weapon with a range of 9 or higher.

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTectonic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic maskTectonic mask (Mighty slayer helmet if on task)Superior Zuriel's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's hoodSuperior Zuriel's hoodRefined anima core helm of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core helm of SerenRefined anima core helm of SerenVirtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus maskVirtus maskAnima core helm of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core helm of SerenAnima core helm of Seren
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Dragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amuletArcane stream necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane stream necklaceArcane stream necklaceSaradomin's hiss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss
BackTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeGod cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of God capeGod capeMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeCape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishmentCape of accomplishment (Defence cape is recommended for the perk)
BodyTectonic robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe topTectonic robe topSuperior Zuriel's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's robe topSuperior Zuriel's robe topRefined anima core body of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core body of SerenRefined anima core body of SerenVirtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe topAnima core body of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of SerenAnima core body of Seren
LegsTectonic robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe bottomTectonic robe bottomSuperior Zuriel's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's robe bottomSuperior Zuriel's robe bottomRefined anima core legs of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined anima core legs of SerenRefined anima core legs of SerenVirtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legsAnima core legs of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of SerenAnima core legs of Seren
Main handWand of the praesul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the praesulWand of the praesulSeismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic wandSeismic wandWand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the Cywir eldersWand of the Cywir eldersSeasinger kiba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger kibaSeasinger kibaAttuned crystal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal wandAttuned crystal wand
Two-handed weaponInquisitor staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inquisitor staffInquisitor staffStaff of Sliske.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of SliskeStaff of SliskeNoxious staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious staffNoxious staffSuperior Zuriel's staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's staffSuperior Zuriel's staffObliteration.png: RS3 Inventory image of ObliterationObliteration
Off-hand weaponImperium core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imperium coreImperium coreSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularitySeismic singularitySeasinger makigai.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger makigaiSeasinger makigaiAttuned crystal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal orbAttuned crystal orbVirtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bookVirtus book
Off-hand weaponMerciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Merciless kiteshieldMerciless kiteshieldAttuned crystal ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal wardAttuned crystal wardFarseer kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farseer kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldArcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shieldWard of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugation
Ammo/SpellSealed large rune pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sealed large rune pouchSealed large rune pouchTirannwn quiver 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 4Tirannwn quiver 4N/AN/AN/A
GlovesCelestial handwraps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Celestial handwrapsCelestial handwrapsDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletVirtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesSpellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugation
FeetHailfire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hailfire bootsHailfire bootsVirtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bootsVirtus bootsBoots of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boots of subjugationBoots of subjugationSilverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk bootsRagefire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire bootsRagefire boots
RingAsylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathSeers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ring (i)Seers' ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Seers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ringSeers' ring
AuraManiacal aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maniacal auraManiacal auraRunic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runic accuracy auraRunic accuracy auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of the elementsSuperior scrimshaw of the elementsIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of magicSuperior scrimshaw of magicScrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of the elementsScrimshaw of the elementsSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death

Theoretically Melee is the safest way to fight QBD as the Ranged attacks can be well-blocked while the subsequent Melee attacks can be moderately tanked. However, in practice Melee is the most dangerous way to do the fight as souls may spawn erratically during phase 4, less time to react to fire walls and distance to travel for the phase 2-4 artefacts. If you are new to the fight or inexperienced, it is better to try Ranged or Magic as they are easier while also managing good kill rates.

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadMalevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helm (Mighty slayer helmet if on Task)Superior tetsu helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior tetsu helmSuperior tetsu helmTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helmBandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmetVerac's helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's helmVerac's helm / Guthan's helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthan's helmGuthan's helm / Dharok's helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dharok's helmDharok's helm / Torag's helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's helmTorag's helm
NeckEssence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of Finality amulet(or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Brawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklaceSaradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisperAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of fury / Dragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amulet
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeAbomination cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abomination capeAbomination capeSuperior reefwalker's cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior reefwalker's capeSuperior reefwalker's capeMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax cape
BodyMalevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirassSuperior tetsu body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior tetsu bodySuperior tetsu bodyTorva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebodyBandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplateVerac's brassard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's brassardVerac's brassard / Guthan's platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthan's platebodyGuthan's platebody / Dharok's platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dharok's platebodyDharok's platebody / Torag's platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's platebodyTorag's platebody
LegsMalevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greavesSuperior tetsu platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior tetsu platelegsSuperior tetsu platelegsTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegsBandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassetsVerac's plateskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's plateskirtVerac's plateskirt / Guthan's chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthan's chainskirtGuthan's chainskirt / Dharok's platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dharok's platelegsDharok's platelegs / Torag's platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's platelegsTorag's platelegs
Main handDrygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore maceDrygore mace / Drygore rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore rapierDrygore rapier / Drygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore longswordDrygore longswordChaotic claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic clawChaotic claw / Chaotic rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic rapierChaotic rapier / Chaotic longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic longswordChaotic longsword / Attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal daggerAttuned crystal daggerKorasi's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Korasi's swordKorasi's swordAbyssal vine whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal vine whipAbyssal vine whipAbyssal whip.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal whipAbyssal whip
Two-handed weaponNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scythe / Dragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lanceChaotic spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic spearChaotic spear / Chaotic maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic maulChaotic maul / Attuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberdGodswords.png: RS3 Inventory image of GodswordsGodswords / Saradomin sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin swordSaradomin sword / Zamorakian spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian spearZamorakian spearGuthan's warspear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthan's warspearGuthan's warspear / Verac's flail.png: RS3 Inventory image of Verac's flailVerac's flail / Dharok's greataxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dharok's greataxeDharok's greataxe / Torag's hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torag's hammerTorag's hammer / Crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal halberdCrystal halberdN/A
Off-hand weaponOff-hand drygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore maceOff-hand drygore mace / Off-hand drygore rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapier / Off-hand drygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longswordOff-hand chaotic claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic clawOff-hand chaotic claw / Off-hand chaotic rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic rapierOff-hand chaotic rapier / Off-hand chaotic longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic longswordOff-hand chaotic longsword / Off-hand attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand attuned crystal daggerJessika's sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jessika's swordJessika's swordElite enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite enhanced ExcaliburElite enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced Excalibur / Off-hand crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand crystal daggerOff-hand crystal dagger
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshieldChaotic kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic kiteshieldChaotic kiteshieldDivine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shieldDragonfire shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire shieldDragonfire shieldBandos warshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos warshieldBandos warshield
GlovesDragon slayer gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon slayer glovesDragon slayer gloves (On Task)Pneumatic gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pneumatic glovesPneumatic glovesTorva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva glovesGoliath gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goliath glovesGoliath glovesBandos gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos glovesBandos gloves
FeetSteadfast boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steadfast bootsSteadfast bootsTorva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsGanodermic boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic bootsGanodermic bootsDragon boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bootsDragon boots
RingSuperior leviathan ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior leviathan ringSuperior leviathan ringOnyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitWarrior ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ring (i)Warrior ring (i)Berserker ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ring (i)Berserker ring (i)
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration auraKnock-out aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Knock-out auraKnock-out aura
PocketScrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrismSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life/Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of deathScrimshaw of attack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of attackScrimshaw of attackAttacker's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker's insigniaAttacker's insignia/ Defender's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defender's insigniaDefender's insigniaSign of item protection.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of item protectionSign of item protection

All/Hybrid[edit | edit source]

Players wishing to take advantage of the QBD's occasional weakness to either physical or magical attacks can consider using Hybrid armour. Do note that these armours have lower defence and that you can instead use a set of Tank or Power armour for each style.

One disadvantage to using a specific type of combat armour against QBD is that you may become weak to either her ranged or melee attack (rangers lack defence against her melee attack and mages lack defence against her ranged attack). The use of "all" armour will prevent users from being weak to one of her attack styles.

It is recommended to use Tank or Power helmets, gloves and boots to compensate for the lost defence, while still having no negative offensive bonuses to all attack styles.

Another use of hybridding is to use multiple powerful abilities while others are on cooldown.

Recommended Equipment for Void/Hybrid
Slot Item (Most effective → least effective)
Helmet Mighty slayer helmet (On Task) > Warpriest of Saradomin helm / Warpriest of Zamorak helm > Akrisae's hood / Dragon Rider helm Any Relic helm Dragonstone helm
Neckwear Amulet of fury Dragon Rider Amulet Amulet of glory
Cape Completionist cape > Max cape / Spirit cape (if using a combat familiar with scrolls) Cape of Accomplishment Soul Wars cape / Obsidian cape / Spirit cape
Chest Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass / Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass > Akrisae's robe top / Dragon Rider body Obsidian platebody Dragonstone hauberk
Legs Warpriest of Saradomin greaves / Warpriest of Zamorak greaves > Akrisae's robe bottom / Dragon Rider chaps Obsidian platelegs / Obsidian plateskirt Dragonstone greaves
Gloves Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets / Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets > Culinaromancer's gloves 10 > Superior Dragon Rider gloves > Dragon Rider gloves Obsidian gloves Dragonstone gauntlets
Boots Warpriest of Saradomin boots / Warpriest of Zamorak boots > Superior Dragon Rider boots > Dragon Rider boots Obsidian boots Dragonstone boots
Ring Onyx ring (i) > Sixth-Age circuit Berserker ring (i) > Berserker ring TokKul-Zo

*** The Saradomin/Zamorak warpriest gear can also be substituted with Warpriest of Armadyl or Warpriest of Bandos ***

Invention perks[edit | edit source]

Using good perks on augmented items through Invention and Ancient invention will greatly increase the damage dealt and thus increase overall profit per hour.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 85, or Invention Invention 68+ with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 85.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Precise 6 1,610,243 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 647,017 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Crackling.png Crackling 4 1,086,033 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless.png Relentless 5 1,086,033 for 0.5 x Large crate (vintage) Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Absorbative.png Absorbative 4 577,109 for 2 x Ganodermic gloves Absorbative gives a 20% chance of reducing damage by 5% per rank.
Mobile.png Venomblood.png Mobile + Venomblood 352,413 for 100 x Powerburst of vitality (4) Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Venomblood makes you immune from all poison-damage.
Total cost per set 5,180,831

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 99 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 99 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 1,610,243 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Genocidal deals up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 647,017 for 2 x Small crate (timeworn) Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Mobile.png Biting 2 + Mobile 1,581,109 for 84 x Huge blunt adamant salvage Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Crackling.png Relentless.png Crackling 4 + Relentless 3 4,659,526 for 3 x Hand cannon and 1 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Devoted.png Impatient 4 + Devoted 4
(Devoted is optional)
1,728,543 for 0.2 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
2,258,289 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Devoted has a chance each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 3,036,213 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set 15,520,939

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,018,262 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Planted Feet 4,431,430 for 0.5 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+) The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 2,750,269 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png Main-hand Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 1,373,451 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Genocidal deals up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task.
Off-hand weapon slot.png Off-hand Aftershock.png Aftershock 4 58,652,031 for 1.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+) After dealing 50,000 damage, create an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies.
Torso slot.png Body Biting.png Biting 4 45,309,786 for 0.3 x Noxious longbow (level 9+) Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Relentless.png Crackling.png Relentless 5 + Crackling 4 18,771,831 for 9 x Large crate (vintage) Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Legs slot.png Legs Impatient.png Mobile.png Impatient 4 + Mobile 10,328,453 for 1.5 x Virtus wand (level 9+)
2,258,289 for 1 x Zamorak godsword (level 9+)
Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Mobile allows you to Surge twice as often.
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 3,036,213 using 700 x Crystal flask Gives a chance on each hit of replicating the Devotion ability for 3 seconds.
Total cost per set 139,730,053

A recommended perk for a shield is:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Off-hand slot.png Shield Turtling.png Turtling 4 1,018,262 for 1 x Small crate (historic) Turtling increases the duration and cooldown of Barricade by 10% per rank.

The recommended perks for weapon switches are:

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Augmented Sunspear (magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Sunspear (magic)Sunspear Planted Feet.png Aftershock.png Planted Feet + Aftershock 1 25,748,440 for 0.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+)
and 1 x Orb of the Cywir elders (level 9+)
The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%,
but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburExcalibur Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile 2,750,269 for 12 x Crystal ward Wise provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Mobile halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 120 with extreme invention potions. All prices factor in the number of tries required to get each perk at level 120 with extremes.

Slot Icons Perk Cost Effect
Main hand slot.png 2-handed Precise.png Ruthless.png Precise 6 + Ruthless 1 23,249,272 for 1.5 x Armadyl chestplate (level 9+), 1.5 x Armadyl chainskirt (level 9+) Precise increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Ruthless increases damage output by 0.5% per rank for 20 seconds whenever an enemy is killed.
Aftershock.png Equilibrium.png Aftershock 4 + Equilibrium 2 175,955,247 for 4.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros (level 9+) Aftershock creates an explosion dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies, every 50,000 damage.
Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Total cost per weapon 199,204,519

Combat breakdown[edit | edit source]

The fight consists of many different mechanics.

Similarly to Seiryu the Azure Serpent, the Queen Black Dragon's hitbox is her head, which is next to the edge of the platform. The head is considered to be a 5x5 blocked NPC.

She has a Defence level of 80 with 50 affinity towards all combat styles. She is susceptible to the effects of the inquisitor staff, and being a dragon, is naturally susceptible to dragonbane equipment and the dragon slayer ability and perk.

There are four phases, with each phase possessing 25,000 health. This in turn gives the Queen Black Dragon a total of 100,000 health. Like the Twin Furies, the Queen Black Dragon has far higher health than the phase threshold suggests.

Auto-attacks[edit | edit source]

The Queen Black Dragon possesses two auto-attacks; a simple melee and ranged attack.

The melee attack is only used when the player is within 5 spaces of her (two tiles north from the platform artefact); she simply lunges at the player to bite them.

The ranged attack is used when the player is out of her melee attack range, in which she simply sweeps her head across the arena. This attack is generally stronger than her melee attack.

Standard Dragon Breath[edit | edit source]

The Queen Black Dragon has a dragon breath that even super antifires with a dragonfire shield/anti-dragon shield cannot fully block. This attack is reduced to the low 400s with full antifire protection, and 800's with standard protection. There is a ten second cooldown on this attack, preventing the player from being inflicted with continuous typeless damage. This attack will hit over 1500 without any dragonfire protection.

Extreme Dragon Breath[edit | edit source]

The Queen Black Dragon unleashes her extremely hot dragon breath.

This is the QBD's most extreme dragonfire attack, only used in the final phase. The text The Queen Black Dragon gathers her strength to breathe extremely hot flames. appears in dark orange on the player's chatbox seconds prior to the move. Once the attack begins, the damage will depend on how far you are from the Queen Black Dragon's head. Standing in the middle (the first artefact) and the two columns of tiles on either side of the actual platform will deal increased damage; standing on the sides of both platforms, or in the middle at the water platform will deal less damage.

Dragonfire protection Location in arena Damage taken (total)
None Centre 6500 (19,500)
Side 2500 (7500)
Antifire Centre 2500 (7500)
Side 1875 (5625)
Super antifire/Dragonfire shield Centre 1950 (5850)
Side 750 (2250)

Note that this is what forges an unforged royal crossbow. To do so, stand in the centre (the zone which takes increased damage, next to the central artefact) and click the Brandish option on the unforged crossbow. You will have to stand next to her (at melee range) or it won't work. Remember that you will need to absorb all three hits of the damage, so make sure you have at least 5850 life points before doing this or you will die. If the only goal of the fight is to forge the crossbow, it is recommended to do this in practice mode. Thus, the only cost incurred is from supplies, and not dying. It should be noted, however, that she will use this attack far less often in practice mode.

Fire Wave[edit | edit source]

The fire wall attack.

An orange message appears in the chatbox prior to this attack, saying The Queen Black Dragon takes a huge breath.A few seconds later, a fire wall will appear at the northern edge of the fighting area, moving south at moderate speed.

The fighting area consists of a platform 19 squares from west to east. As the wall descends, there is always one gap out of three possibilities available for the player to pass through.

  • Possibility 1 has the gap on the 5th square.
  • Possibility 2 has the gap on the 9th square (one square to the left of the centre artefact).
  • Possibility 3 has the gap on the 15th square (the 5th from the right).

750 damage is dealt for every game tick of contact with the wall when the player drinks a super antifire, and 1875 damage is dealt with a regular antifire. Without any, the flame walls hit 2500 per game tick of contact. If you do not move from the flame walls and let it hit you, you will be hit two times per flame wall. Note that it is possible to avoid the flame walls without running through the gaps. To do so, the player must stand still until the flame wall is one square north of them, and then click to run straight through the fire. If done properly, the player will take no damage. Be aware that lag can cause desyncs and result in the player getting hit once.

In phases 2 and 3, an additional fire wave is launched right after the previous wave, for a total of 2 and 3 respectively. They will always follow a set order; the Queen Black Dragon will never repeat a fire wall with the same gap until the other two options have been exhausted.

Artefacts and Grotworms[edit | edit source]

When the Queen Black Dragon takes 25,000 damage, she will lose concentration, allowing the next artefact in line to be activated to proceed further or end the encounter. Until the next artefact in line has been activated, she will continually spit out level 72 giant worms onto the arena. The worms attack with magic like the grotworms found outside, have 6,500 health, a Defence level of 40, and affinities of 90 towards bolts, 65 towards any other range, 55 magic and 45 melee.

The worms are highly aggressive and will immediately target the player upon spawning. Up to 11 worms may be present at any given time; if the player still has not activated the artefact after the maximum number of worms has been spawned, they receive the message The power of the unprotected artefact leaks out and damages you!; the player begins receiving constant hard typeless hits of 2000 from the artefact until it is activated.

Magical platforms[edit | edit source]

The magical platforms that appear during the fight. More appear as more artefacts are activated.

The start of the second, third, and fourth phases comes with an extension to the arena: a magical platform that extends over the ocean, allowing the player to reach to the next appropriate artefact. Standing on one of these platforms for too long at once deals 1500 typeless damage every few seconds until the player returns to solid ground. Returning to solid ground will reset the timer that counts down before magical platform damage is applied.

Tortured souls[edit | edit source]

One of the most notable aspects of the entire fight is the summoning of tortured souls. Seconds before the attack is used, a purple message will appear in the chatbox saying The Queen Black Dragon summons one/several of her captured souls.

The souls are level 93 and attack with melee. They have 2,000 health, a Defence level of 67, and affinities of 90 towards crushing attacks, 65 towards any other melee, 55 magic and 45 range.

Avoiding the chaotic clouds in stage four by luring them onto one of the souls (2x speed).
  • Phase two: One soul will spawn one square west of the player.
  • Phase three: Two souls will spawn, one on each side of the player.
  • Phase four: Four souls will spawn, each soul on a different square one tile diagonally away from the player.

Souls can spawn on the first artefact.

If any of the spaces mentioned is occupied by water/magical platform, the soul will spawn somewhere else. One tick after spawning, the soul will say some dialogue, and release a chaotic cloud which chases after the player unless it hits a soul, a worm, or the player, dealing at least 1050 hard typeless damage (up to 1500 on players) on whatever it comes in contact with. The cloud lasts for a very long time if the player tries to avoid it. If the soul that summoned that cloud is killed, it will immediately dissipate.

The souls are aggressive like the giant worms; although not nearly as aggressive as the worms, players will obtain their aggression as they move around the arena. Eating is not necessarily required when one or two souls are summoned, but it is recommended to eat up just in case during phase four, since you will most likely be hit by 2 clouds (the other two will kill the soul you went through). They are level 93 with 2000 life points with a moderately strong melee attack. It is not required to kill them, but it is recommended to do so for slower players.

Souls will occasionally teleport next to the player, following the format of the phase they are on. This is independent of the Queen Black Dragon summoning them to assist her.

Avoiding chaotic clouds[edit | edit source]

The timing is very important. You have to make your move just before the souls start their cloud attack. This happens around 1 second after they spawn, and just after their spawn animation stops.

  • One soul: Run to the square directly behind the soul. The cloud will spawn on the other side and hit it.
  • Two souls: Same as with one soul, run to the square behind either one of the souls. Both clouds will hit it.
  • Four souls: This time, you should run diagonally across one of the souls. If done correctly two, three or all four clouds will hit the soul, although this generally varies on the amount of damage the cloud deals.

Healing[edit | edit source]

The Queen heals off of the tortured souls.

Not only do the souls fight for the Queen Black Dragon but they can heal it too. During phases 3 and 4, if souls spawn and are not killed the boss will after some time siphon health off of them with 200% efficiency: 100 health is taken off each soul every tick and given to the her for 200 (a maximum of 4000 life points healed from each soul). It is generally a good idea to kill these monsters, although it may be best to finish the fight if on the final phase or she uses her crystal skin or carapace (depending on what you are using) as you can deal more damage than she heals from the souls.

If a soul is using the "Time Stop" ability when this occurs, their life points will not be drained.

The text "The Queen Black Dragon starts to siphon the energy of her mages." appears preceding this.

Time Stop[edit | edit source]

During phase 4, the Queen Black Dragon may forcibly teleport a soul to the edges of the actual platform, shouting Kill me mortal...quickly! HURRY! BEFORE THE SPELL IS COMPLETE!. If not killed, the soul will proceed to shout:

A player is affected by the Time Stop spell.
  • "Time is short!"
  • "She is pouring her energy into me...hurry!"
  • "The spell is nearly complete!"

The spell takes effect seconds after the final dialogue, ten seconds after the initial warning. A haze appears over the screen, freezing the whole arena except for the Queen Black Dragon and the soul which used the ability. During this time, players cannot move, eat or teleport until it ends. The Queen Black Dragon will use all attacks at her disposal during that time, and when the ability ends the player will take all the damage in one tick, meaning that it is easy to die from this attack if not prepared.

The soul channeling the spell will not join other souls in performing the chaotic cloud attack, nor will the Queen Black Dragon siphon health from them. Even though the soul is charging the attack, it will still move towards the player.

If a soul uses this just as the phase ends, incoming grotworms will not be affected by the freeze. Platform damage is also halted if the player is standing on the magical platform when the attack was cast.

Carapaces[edit | edit source]

Crystal form[edit | edit source]

The Queen Black Dragon when in crystal form.

On phases 3 and 4 the QBD can enter a "crystal form". In this state, all magic damage dealt to her is reduced by 25%, and her affinity value is decreased from 50 to 40. However, she takes 25% more damage from both melee and ranged attacks, and her affinity values for those two combat styles are increased from 50 to 70. This state wears off in one minute, regardless if the phase is completed or not.

The player is notified of this move in the chatbox with the message colored cyan; The Queen Black Dragon takes on the consistency of crystal; she is more resistant to magic, but weaker to physical damage.

Hardened carapace[edit | edit source]

The Queen Black Dragon with a hardened carapace.

As with her crystal form, the Queen Black Dragon may harden her carapace instead of going into a crystal form. In this state, all melee and ranged damage dealt to her is reduced by 25%, and her affinity value for those two combat styles are decreased from 50 to 40. However, she takes 25% more damage from magic attacks, and her affinity value is increased from 50 to 70.

This state wears off in one minute, regardless if the phase is completed or not.

The player is notified of this move in the chatbox with the message colored dark green; The Queen Black Dragon hardens her carapace; she is more resistant to physical damage, but more vulnerable to magic.

The fight[edit | edit source]

This section explains the basic mechanics of the fight, regardless of what combat style the player is using.

Fighting the deadly Queen Black Dragon

Phase one[edit | edit source]

The QBD will only use her Ranged attack, her Melee attack (if the player is more than one square above the northernmost artefact), and the occasional singular fire wall. She will only rarely use her soul attack.

The correct artefact to activate at the end of this stage is the northernmost one, in the centre of the fighting platform.

Phase two[edit | edit source]

The QBD will use all of her previous attacks along with an occasional summoning of one tortured soul. Fire walls now come in groups of two at a time when she uses them.

The correct artefact for this stage is to the south-west. A magical platform allowing access to it will have appeared at the start of this stage.

Phase three[edit | edit source]

This QBD can now temporarily either harden her carapace or enter crystalline form. Two souls will appear every time she summons souls. Fire walls appear in groups of three. Along with that, she is now able to siphon the souls to heal herself if they linger in the field too long.

The next correct artefact is the south-eastern one. Similarly to the second artefact, a glowing platform will have arrived at the start of this stage.

Phase four[edit | edit source]

All attacks from previous stages remain available. Time Stop and Extreme Dragon Breath are now potential attacks, and soul spawns will come in fours. The fire wall attack is unchanged.

The fourth and final artefact is to the direct south, between the second and third. Once activated, all souls and grotworms on the field will die, and the QBD will return to her slumber. However, if she spat out a worm just as the artefact was touched, that worm will not be killed off.