Kalphite Lair

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Kalphite Lair
Fighting Kalphite Queen.png
Released7 September 2004 (Update)
LocationKharidian Desert
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Arabian 3
The music which plays when near the lair
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Insect Queen
The music which plays when inside the lair

The Kalphite Lair is located north-east of the Bedabin Camp, in the Kharidian Desert. Players will need a rope to enter the lair and another to enter the area containing the Kalphite Queen. As the name suggests, only Kalphites live in this area.

Players will need to bring a rope every time they visit the lair, and another rope should they wish to reach the Queen's lair; players who have completed the Hard Desert Diary need not do so after attaching the ropes one last time post-diary completion. There is also a crevice shortcut requiring 86 Agility and the Elite Desert Diary to use; it is a two-way shortcut and is helpful for players wishing to kill the Kalphite Queen as it will drop them off in the room leading to her chamber. Entering the Kalphite Lair, as well as collecting 5 potato cacti while inside, are required for the Easy Desert Diary.

Note: You do not need waterskins while inside the lair's entrance.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

First (upper) level[edit | edit source]

Reaching Kalphite Lair via Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon.
  • The player needs a rope to access the Kalphite Lair initially and a second rope to reach the Queen. The main entrance requires one rope each visit unless the Hard Desert Diary is done.
  • There is a tunnel to the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon. If players do not use a light source in this tunnel, they will be repeatedly stung by insects in the darkness.
  • There is a hole to the middle level (the Queen's Lair), which requires the second rope, with the total of two ropes used on this dungeon.

Additional features[edit | edit source]

Second (lower) level[edit | edit source]

The second level has one exit: a rope climb at the east to the first level, which is how players must enter initially.

This level contains the Kalphite Queen as well as two Kalphite Guardians, some Kalphite Workers (only spawned by the Kalphite Queen), and some Kalphite larva. Seven potato cacti spawn on this level.

Items recommended[edit | edit source]

The Kalphite Queen lurking in her lair.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Personalities[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 November 2020
(update | poll)

The permanent ropes at both the Kalphite Lair and the Kalphite Queen tunnel entrances will now appear with the Hard Diary

15 October 2015

Added blocking to the various rocks and stalagmites found within the Kalphite Lair.

2 July 2015
(update | poll)

The agility shortcut unlocked as a reward from the Elite Desert achievement diary now takes you from the very start of the Kalphite Lair directly to the entrance of the Kalphite Queen boss room.

25 June 2015
(update | poll)

Added a 'peek' option to the hole in the upper layer, allowing players to see the number of other players currently in the Queen's Chamber.

16 July 2015

It is now possible to look inside the Kalphite Queen's chamber when a rope is attached to the tunnel entrance.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

There is now a shortcut in the Kalphite Lair that you can use at level 86 agility if you have completed the Elite Desert achievement diary.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Some players use dwarf multicannons in the lair as the workers and soldiers are good prey if you have a lower Combat level and are hunting kalphites for Slayer. The chamber on the upper level with the potato cactus spawns is a popular cannon spot, since the most kalphite soldiers can be found there. The cannon will be destroyed by the queen if used in her vicinity, however.
  • Kalphite workers often drop waterskins, so you can easily get a new water supply if you ran low when going to the lair.