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King Black Dragon
Was the biggest, meanest dragon around.
Location: King Black Dragon Lair (within the Lava Maze)
Aggressive monster icon
Non-poisonous icon
Stun immunity icon
Leech immunity icon
Can be shoved icon
Can be poisoned icon
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Attack Strength Magic Ranged Defence
60 1 60 60 60
Level: 276
Attack style: Slash Slash icon
Max hit: Unknown [Edit]
Life points: 45000
Weakness: No weakness
Combat XP Constitution XP
Unknown [Edit] Unknown [Edit]
Attack speed:
Fastest - 2.4 seconds
Always: Dragon bones, Black dragonhide
Notable: 50 Gold ore, 100 Silver ore, 50 yew logs, 5 adamant bars, 10 Magic logs, 3 Runite ore
Other: Rune sq, Rune Longsword, Rune Platebody, Rune Warhammer, Runite bolts, Dragon Rider Boots, Dragon rider Gloves
Slayer master: Sumona
Duradel or Lapalok
Slayer level: 1
Slayer XP: 1105
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The King Black Dragon - also known as the KBD - is one of the biggest and strongest dragons in RuneScape, second only to the even bigger and more dangerous Queen Black Dragon. Armed with sharp claws and teeth, three heads that breathe fire, poison and ice, and possessing the ability to use magic attacks, nobody should enter this beast's lair unprepared.

Lurking within his lair below the Lava Maze, it is possible to reach the KBD by activating a handy artefact on the wall northwest of Edgeville. Those who brave the trek through the Wilderness, however, will be rewarded for their courage with a 10% damage boost against this monster. It is possible to solo the King Black Dragon in the Evolution of Combat without the need of super antifires and dragonfire shields, but regular antifires and Protect from Magic are highly recommended in order to survive the kill(s). The easiest way to defeat the KBD is to use melee with either Chaotic maul or with dual Drygore weaponry. For Ranged, it is recommended to use either the Royal crossbow or dual wielding Chaotic Crossbow (assuming adequate dragonfire protection is available). Using magic would be Virtus wand, Chaotic staff, or Armadyl Battlestaff for maximum efficiency. In addition, it is recommended to bring a Beast of Burden along with you to store extra food while soloing as you may take a large amount of damage. If the Pack yak is available for access, 100 winter storage scrolls are recommended. This is because you will only need to bank the important loot and not risk too many scrolls. However, some players may bring more or less scrolls depending on how long they can survive before having to restock on more food or picking up only the expensive drops.


Ranged solo guide

Inventory setup (ranged)

The inventory setup you take when using ranged can vary greatly, depending largely on your ranged level, hitpoints level, summoning level, what prayers you have available (normal or curses), your budget, and whether you are going in a team or not.

Melee solo guide

Inventory setup (melee)

The inventory setup you take when using melee can vary greatly, depending largely on your melee stats (attack/strength/defence/hitpoints), your summoning level, what prayers you have available (normal, curses), and your budget in general.

For someone who is above 90 in attack, strength, and defence, with 95 prayer, and a set of extreme potions/overload, a trip to the kbd could last forever with properly timed player flashes (turmoil and soul split). Many players are capable of this on a slayer task with a slayer helm and a chaotic longsword.


There are eight rolls: one for the tail bone, one for the draconic visage, one for the dragon ornament kits, one for the trophy head, one for the court summons, one for the hard clue scroll, one for the elite clue scroll, and another for the remaining drop table items.

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)
Image Name Quantity Price (each) Drop rate
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 536 coins Always
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 1 1747 coins Always
Black dragon tail-bone ^ 1 N/A Common
KBD heads KBD heads 1 N/A Rare
Last riders Last riders 1 N/A Very rare
Dragon kite ornament kit (or) Dragon kite ornament kit (or) 1 25312 coins Very rare
Dragon kite ornament kit (sp) Dragon kite ornament kit (sp) 1 25314 coins Very rare
Dragon rider boots Dragon rider boots 1 25316 coins Very rare
Dragon rider gloves Dragon rider gloves 1 25318 coins Very rare
No charm N/A N/A Common
Green charm Green charm 4 N/A Common
Crimson charm Crimson charm 4 N/A Common
Gold charm Gold charm 4 N/A Uncommon
Blue charm Blue charm 4 N/A Uncommon
Mithril arrow Mithril arrows 250 888 coins Uncommon
Rune arrow Rune arrows 50 882 coins Uncommon
Runite bolts Runite bolts 25 9342 coins Uncommon
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 1303 coins Uncommon
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 1373 coins Uncommon
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 1149 coins Uncommon
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 1127 coins Uncommon
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 1185 coins Uncommon
Blood rune Blood rune 30 - 40 565 coins Uncommon
Death rune Death rune 50 560 coins Uncommon
Law rune Law rune 50 563 coins Uncommon
Yew logs Yew logs (noted) 50 1616 coins Uncommon
Magic logs Magic logs (noted) 10 1513 coins Uncommon
Runite ore Runite ore (noted) 3 451 coins Uncommon
Gold ore Gold ore (noted) 50 444 coins Uncommon
Silver ore Silver ore (noted) 100 442 coins Uncommon
Rune bar Rune bar (noted) 2 2363 coins Uncommon
Adamant bar Adamant bar (noted) 5 2361 coins Uncommon
Drop table: Super Rare N/A N/A Uncommon
Drop table: Gems N/A N/A Uncommon
Clue scroll (hard Clue scroll (hard) 1 N/A Rare
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 N/A Rare
Court summons Court summons 1 N/A Rare
Draconic visage 1 11286 coins Very rare
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 N/A Very rare

^ This will only drop for the Fur 'n' Seek wishlist.


  • During the Royal Wedding in 2011, Jagex announced he was getting married to the Kalphite Queen, another high level boss monster. However, this turned out to be a marketing ploy by Diango.
  • After the Evolution of Combat, Black Dragon's had a higher combat level than the King Black Dragon.
  • During the One of a Kind quest, you find out that the KBD used to be the steed of Hannibus, and that his real name is Shakorexis.
Preceded By Strongest monster in RuneScape Succeeded By
Black dragon
King Black Dragon
Kalphite Queen

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