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|The Kalphite Hive is NOT the safest place in Gielinor. Aside from the soldiers and guardians that can poison you, this hive contains the Kalphite Queen. The Kalphite Queen is one of the toughest monsters in Gielinor, and she can inflict incredible amounts of damage, sometimes constantly. Please only bring items into the hive you are willing to lose.|
Not to be confused with the Exiled Kalphite Hive, the Kalphite Hive is accessed via an opening in the desert. The ancient Kalphite Empire has made its home here, where the dust and heat of the lands above allow only the most determined of adventurers' passage.
While the walk around the kalphite tunnels may seem punishing enough to most, at the end of the tunnel lies a beast with tremendous power, waiting to unleash it on anyone who dares to attack her. The Kalphite Queen, level 200, enjoys two things the most: killing individuals and killing teams. You have been warned...
To get to the Kalphite Hive, you must enter the desert. The easiest way to do this is from the Shantay Pass. The Shantay Pass is located south of Al Kharid.
The entrance is due west of the Shantay Pass, and is really a short run. If you are lucky and fast, the heat of the desert will not affect you. You will require a rope to enter the dungeon, which will be used in the process.
Alternatively, those with access to Dorgesh-Kaan will be able to find a tunnel in the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon that leads through to the Kalphite Hive, emerging near the kalphite soldiers.
Please note: To enter the second tunnel into the Kalphite Queen area, you will need a second rope, so ensure you and anyone you bring with you has the necessary supplies.
Points of Interest
Entrance to the queen's lair
Exit to the queen's lair
The map to the left shows the layout of the kalphite area. The workers are the lowest level kalphite that you can attack. They are good prey if you have a lower Combat level and are hunting kalphites for Slayer.
Going deeper into the tunnels, you will meet kalphite soldiers. There is a large room full of kalphite soldiers. It is here you will find a few potato cactus spawnpoints, useful for higher-level herbalists.
Continuing round, you will no doubt spot two huge guardians guarding a second tunnel entrance. If you have another rope, you can go down into the Kalphite Queen chamber.
|Weird Old Man|
|The Weird Old Man can be found just outside the hive, near the well you use your first rope with.|
There are no quests to start in the Kalphite Hive.
The Kalphite Empire
|Kalphite worker ( Level 108 | Weak to )||Kalphite soldier ( Level 120 | Weak to )|
|The workers can be found busying themselves in the entrance area, or are summoned by the Kalphite Queen.||Kalphite soldiers are found a little further around the tunnels.|
|Kalphite guardian ( Level 140 | Weak to )|
|Kalphite guardians are found at the entrance to and within the queen's lair.|
The Kalphite Queen
|Kalphite queen ( Level 200 | No weakness )|
While the Queen does not pray to any gods, she is naturally immune to certain forms of attack. In her first form she is resistant to Magic and Ranged attacks, and will happily eat any adventurer foolish enough to try.
In her second form she is no longer resistant to Magic or Ranged attacks, but as she flies above the ground she is resistant to melee attacks. This means of course you will have to use Ranged or Magic attacks against her.
In both forms she is tough to fight, and will use Magical, Ranged and melee attacks against you, all which can hit for a large amount.
For killing the Kalphite queen, there is a chance that some of the items below will be dropped. Note that rarity of the drop is established as follows:
|Common||1 in 10 chance|
|Uncommon||1 in 100 chance|
|Rare||1 in 1000 chance|
|Very Rare||1 in 10000 chance|
There is also an uncommon chance that you will get an item from the Rare Drop Table.
|Rune chainbody||2||1113 coins|
|Dragon chainbody||1||3140 coins|
|Rune spear||2||1247 coins|
|Rune warhammer||2||1347 coins|
|Lava battlestaff||2||3053 coins|
|Dragon 2h sword||1||7158 coins|
|Nature rune||200 to 300||561 coins|
|Cosmic rune||200 to 300||564 coins|
|Blood rune||200 to 300||565 coins|
|Death rune||200 to 300||560 coins|
|Law rune||200 to 300||563 coins|
|Coins||60000 - 80000||N/A|
|Rune arrow||100||892 coins|
|Wine of zamorak||10 - 30||245 coins|
|Oyster pearls||20-50||413 coins|
- Cats can chase the kalphite larva found in and around the hive.
- The Kalphite Queen drops the most sought after chainbody in the game: the dragon chainbody.
- Some warriors have ventured into the hive with dragon two-handed swords to fight the Queen. None have returned, so she may drop one of these sought-after swords on the rare occasion.
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