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kalphite king melee.gifkalphite king magic.gifkalphite king ranged.gif
This mighty kalphite is even more powerful than the queen.
Location: Exiled Kalphite Hive
Aggressive monster icon
Non-poisonous icon
Can be stunned icon
Can be leeched from icon
Shove immunity icon
Can be poisoned icon
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Attack Strength Magic Ranged Defence
85 1 85 85 85
Level: 230
Attack style: weak to slash.gif SlashMagic MagicRanged Ranged
Max hit: 10,000+ (insta kill)
Life points: 260000
Weakness: weak to fire.gif Fireweak to arrows.gif Arrowsweak to stab.gif Stab
Combat XP Constitution XP
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Attack speed:
Fast - 3 seconds
Always: Damaged chitin
Notable: Drygore weapons
Other: See drop table
Slayer master: Kuradal
Slayer level: 1
Slayer XP: 1

The Kalphite King is the most dangerous monster in RuneScape. It resides in the Exiled Kalphite Hive, being the boss of the dungeon. It is Level 230, being the highest level monster in RuneScape, surpassing the Queen Black Dragon and Nex. The king itself is also the first (and so far only) unsoloable monster in RuneScape, having many abilities involving an insta-kill attack. KK in an initalism often used to describe the Kalphite King, similar to how KQ is used to describe the Kalphite Queen.

To fight the Kalphite King is different from any other boss fight in RuneScape. One has to be adept with the ability bar system and the adrenaline meter, as the Kalphite King uses attacks that require abilities. As well as being able to utilize all three attack styles, the Kalphite King has an instant kill attack that makes a player green. If teammates of the player do not use Provoke in time, the targeted player will be hit for over 10,000 damage, often resulting in an instant kill. To avoid this attack completely, Provoke must be used, then Resonance to avoid being instant killed. This is why the boss is unsoloable.

The Kalphite King is able to summon exiled kalphite marauders. However, despite this ability, they are not vital to killing the king, but killing them does help take off extra damage.

Dwarf multicannons aren't able to be set up in the dungeon, but the use of a Dreadnip or Dominion mine appears able to be used. If one is to die in the fight, their gravestone will appear near the entrance to the King's lair within the hive.

Along with the King's release, the King has a chance to drop Drygore weaponry, namely the Drygore rapier, Drygore longsword, and the Drygore mace, as well as all their offhand equivalents. The weapons are made from Kalphite body parts.

Defeating the King

The Kalphite King has 3 forms:

Kalphite king (melee) ( Level 230 | Weak to weak to fire.gif )
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Melee Form
In this form the king will attack with the following abilities (in addition to the special abilities that he can perform):
Kalphite king (magic) ( Level 230 | Weak to weak to arrows.gif )
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Magic Form
In this form the king will attack with the following abilities (in addition to the special abilities that he can perform):
Kalphite king (ranged) ( Level 230 | Weak to weak to stab.gif )
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Ranged Form
In this form the king will attack with the following abilities (in addition to the special abilities that he can perform):

The Kalphite King is a powerful foe and he has learnt some clever tricks over the years. Keep your eyes and ears open for signs that he will employ the following attacks:

  • Charge - The King will charge forward in the direction he is facing (or, if he is not facing a cardinal point, he will choose the side with the most attackers). Any attackers who are in his way will be caught in his mandibles and will not be able to attack until he finishes charging.
  • Knock back - Any attackers surrounding the King will be knocked away from him a short distance as he stomps the ground.
  • Beetle juice - Attackers caught in this attack cannot move, use potions, or break free of the attack. If another attacker cannot distract the King, he will kill one of those who are incapacitated. Note that the damage done by this attack is significant and a method of nullifying or reducing the damage inflicted should be employed - a shield is also required.
  • Area slam - The King digs beneath the sand and sneaks up on the attacker who held his attentions before he vanished. Any attackers in the area that he emerges in will take damage.
  • Battle cry - The King calls out for assistance. His piercing screech will damage the ears of any attackers around him, damaging and briefly stunning them.
  • Swarm - Following the King's call for help, Exiled kalphite marauders will emerge.

Depending on the actions of those attacking him, the King also has a few retaliatory attacks up his carapace:

  • Proximity - The King does not like things getting to close to him, especially those that would do him harm. Any attacker who attempts to crawl beneath him, or on top of him, will take damage until they remove themselves.
  • Release - The King is a canny creature and is able to escape some attempts to prevent him from moving.
  • Death Threat - Should attackers attempt to cause the King a lot of damage - such as through the Unload or Frenzy abilities - he has a chance to heal himself, or absorb the damage.


For killing the Kalphite king, there is a chance that some of the items below will be dropped.

Click here to see how the rarity of the drop is established
Rate From To Notes
Always 1 N/A This is a guaranteed drop.
Common 0.1 0.99 Up to a 1 in 10 chance
Uncommon 0.01 0.099 Up to a 1 in 100 chance
Rare 0.001 0.0099 Up to a 1 in 1,000 chance
Very Rare 0.0001 0.00099 Up to a 1 in 10,000 chance
Super Rare - - Greater than a 1 in 10,000 chance
(Usually a 1 in 100,000 or a 1 in 1,000,000)

There is also an uncommon chance that you will get 3 items from the Rare Drop Table.

Image Name Quantity Price (each) Drop rate
Summoning Charms
gold charm.gif Gold charm 20 N/A Uncommon
green charm.gif Green charm 20 N/A Common
crimson charm.gif Crimson charm 20 N/A Common
blue charm.gif Blue charm 20 N/A Common
drygore rapier.gif Drygore rapier 1 26579 coins Rare
off-hand drygore rapier.gif Off-hand drygore rapier 1 26583 coins Rare
drygore longsword.gif Drygore longsword 1 26587 coins Rare
off-hand drygore longsword.gif Off-hand drygore longsword 1 26591 coins Rare
drygore mace.gif Drygore mace 1 26595 coins Rare
off-hand drygore mace.gif Off-hand drygore mace 1 26599 coins Rare
Note that these weapons degrade with use and can be repaired with Chitin scraps which can be gained from breaking down Damaged chitin - dropped by all exiled kalphites - on an anvil. One chitin will break down into 20-40 scraps depending on your Smithing level. You need 60 Smithing to break down the chitin.
snapdragon seed.gif Snapdragon seed 10 5300 coins Uncommon
lantadyme seed.gif Lantadyme seed 10 5302 coins Uncommon
dwarf weed.gif Dwarf weed seed 10 5303 coins Uncommon
torstol seed.gif Torstol seed 10 5304 coins Uncommon
magic seed.gif Magic seed 5 5316 coins Uncommon
palm seed.gif Palm tree seed 5 5289 coins Uncommon
yew.gif Yew seed 10 5315 coins Uncommon
Grimy torstol (noted) 30 219 coins Uncommon
Grimy kwuarm (noted) 30 213 coins Uncommon
Grimy snapdragon (noted) 30 3051 coins Uncommon
Grimy lantadyme (noted) 30 2485 coins Uncommon
Grimy dwarf weed (noted) 30 217 coins Uncommon
damaged chitin.gif Damaged chitin 1 N/A Always
Onyx bolts (e) 200 9245 coins Uncommon
blackdhide.gif Black dragonhide (noted) 100 1747 coins Uncommon
shark.gif Shark 50 385 coins Uncommon
superrestore potion.gif Super restore 40 3024 coins Uncommon

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