Kalphite Queen

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The Kalphite Queen (Kalphiscarabeinae pasha), also called the KQ, is the strongest of the Kalphites. The Kalphite Queen, along with dust devils and smoke devils, is notable for dropping the Dragon chainbody armour.

The Kalphite Queen is one of the toughest monsters in RuneScape. She can inflict large amounts of damage with her Ranged and Magic attacks as they always result in a successful hit.[1] It is recommended for players to bring an emergency teleport such as an Ectophial or teleport tablet, or only bring items into the lair they are willing to lose.

Location[edit | edit source]

The Kalphite Queen resides in her lair south-west of the Shantay Pass. If you are lucky and fast, you can run from the Shantay Pass to the Kalphite Lair fast enough so that the desert heat does not affect you. Alternatively, the fairy ring BIQ can take you to right outside the Lair entrance. You will require a rope to enter the dungeon, which will be used in the process. A second rope is required to reach the lower level where Kalphite Queen resides. Completion of Desert Diary removes the need to bring ropes each time.

In addition, those with access to Dorgesh-Kaan can find a tunnel in the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon that leads through to the Kalphite Lair, emerging near the Kalphite Soldiers.

Fight overview[edit | edit source]

A player fights the airborne form of the Kalphite Queen.

The Kalphite Queen has a combat level of 333. Each form has 255 Hitpoints, and her Ranged and Magic attacks have 100% accuracy. She may also use a decently accurate melee attack. The Queen has two forms: in the first, she is an immense scarab beetle, and in her second, a giant wasp. She switches forms only after the first has been fully defeated.

As a beetle, she is extremely resistant to Magic and Ranged attacks, as indicated by her overhead prayers. As a wasp, she is resistant to Melee attacks. Therefore, players should be prepared to use both Melee and Ranged or Magic.

Each of her attacks have a max hit of 31. Her Ranged attacks consists of her shooting barbed spines from her abdomen. Her Ranged attacks will drain 1 prayer point. When wearing a spectral spirit shield, there is a 50% chance a Range attack will drain a prayer point. If there are players close to the person being targeted with this attack they will also be hit, to avoid this players can stand on opposite sides of the Kalphite Queen. Her Magic attack bounces from player to player. Her Melee attack can also hit high, but is much less accurate than the Magic and Ranged attacks.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The player will always receive two items from the Kalphite Queen's drop table: One from the regular drop table, and one from the Consumables table.

Drop rates estimated based on 27,711 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Kalphite Queen kill is worth 67,979.

Uniques[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dragon chainbody.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon chainbody with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Dragon chainbody11/128[2]884,345150,000
Dragon 2h sword.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon 2h sword with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Dragon 2h sword11/256[2]133,140132,000

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Battlestaff.png: Kalphite Queen drops Battlestaff with rarity 5/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Battlestaff10 (noted)5/12882,02042,000
Rune chainbody.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune chainbody with rarity 4.5/128 in quantity 1Rune chainbody14.5/12829,59230,000
Red d'hide body.png: Kalphite Queen drops Red d'hide body with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Red d'hide body14/1286,1866,738
Rune knife(p++).png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune knife(p++) with rarity 4/128 in quantity 25Rune knife(p++)254/12812,2502,475
Lava battlestaff.png: Kalphite Queen drops Lava battlestaff with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Lava battlestaff12/1289,57410,200

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy toadflax.png: Kalphite Queen drops Grimy toadflax with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Grimy toadflax25 (noted)2/12838,450275
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Grimy ranarr weed25 (noted)2/128167,075450
Grimy snapdragon.png: Kalphite Queen drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Grimy snapdragon25 (noted)2/128194,175300
Grimy torstol.png: Kalphite Queen drops Grimy torstol with rarity 2/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Grimy torstol25 (noted)2/128184,400375

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Torstol seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Torstol seed with rarity 4/128 in quantity 2Torstol seed24/128101,10484
Watermelon seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Watermelon seed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 25Watermelon seed253/1281,975825
Papaya tree seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Papaya tree seed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Papaya tree seed23/1284,956138
Palm tree seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Palm tree seed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Palm tree seed23/12869,770304
Magic seed.png: Kalphite Queen drops Magic seed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Magic seed23/128247,580506

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Death rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Death rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 150Death rune1506/12831,95016,200
Blood rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Blood rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 100Blood rune1006/12837,20024,000
Mithril arrow.png: Kalphite Queen drops Mithril arrow with rarity 5/128 in quantity 500Mithril arrow5005/12816,5009,500
Rune arrow.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune arrow with rarity 3/128 in quantity 250Rune arrow2503/12823,00060,000

Gems[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut emerald.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut emerald with rarity 3/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Uncut emerald25 (noted)3/12821,375750
Uncut ruby.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut ruby with rarity 3/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Uncut ruby25 (noted)3/12836,0501,500
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut diamond with rarity 3/128 in quantity 25 (noted)Uncut diamond25 (noted)3/12876,3753,000

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Wine of zamorak.png: Kalphite Queen drops Wine of zamorak with rarity 10/128 in quantity 60 (noted)Wine of zamorak60 (noted)10/128[3]114,4800
Potato cactus.png: Kalphite Queen drops Potato cactus with rarity 8/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Potato cactus100 (noted)8/12882,2000
Coins_10000.png: Kalphite Queen drops Coins with rarity 5/128 in quantity 15000-20000Coins15,000–20,0005/12815,000-20,00015,000-20,000
Grapes.png: Kalphite Queen drops Grapes with rarity 5/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Grapes100 (noted)5/12811,1000
Runite bar.png: Kalphite Queen drops Runite bar with rarity 5/128 in quantity 3 (noted)Runite bar(noted)5/12837,3749,000
Weapon poison(++).png: Kalphite Queen drops Weapon poison(++) with rarity 5/128 in quantity 5 (noted)Weapon poison(++)(noted)5/12825,4851,295
Bucket of sand.png: Kalphite Queen drops Bucket of sand with rarity 4/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Bucket of sand100 (noted)4/1284,900100
Gold ore.png: Kalphite Queen drops Gold ore with rarity 4/128 in quantity 250 (noted)Gold ore250 (noted)4/12888,00022,500
Magic logs.png: Kalphite Queen drops Magic logs with rarity 4/128 in quantity 60 (noted)Magic logs60 (noted)4/12864,08011,520
Cactus spine.png: Kalphite Queen drops Cactus spine with rarity 3/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Cactus spine10 (noted)3/12811,8500

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Kalphite Queen drops Coins with rarity 1/780.19 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/780.193,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Kalphite Queen drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/812.85 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/812.85; 1/806.79[d 1]13,74960
Tooth half of key.png: Kalphite Queen drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/812.85 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/812.85; 1/806.79[d 1]11,79860
Uncut sapphire.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]67615
Runite bar.png: Kalphite Queen drops Runite bar with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Runite bar11/3,276.812,4583,000
Nature rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Nature rune with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 67Nature rune671/5,461.3314,2717,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/5,461.3337,95238,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/5,461.3324,57124,960
Uncut emerald.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/6,553.6 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/6,553.6; 1/3,328[d 1]85530
Law rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Law rune with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 45Law rune451/8,1929,3156,480
Death rune.png: Kalphite Queen drops Death rune with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 45Death rune451/8,1929,5854,860
Steel arrow.png: Kalphite Queen drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/8,1924,9501,050
Rune arrow.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/8,1923,86410,080
Adamant javelin.png: Kalphite Queen drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/8,1921,2601,920
Rune sq shield.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/8,19222,61723,040
Dragonstone.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/8,19212,0256,000
Silver ore.png: Kalphite Queen drops Silver ore with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/8,1927,6004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/13,107.2 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/13,107.2; 1/6,656[d 1]1,44260
Rune kiteshield.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/16,38432,15432,640
Dragon med helm.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/16,38459,04260,000
Rune spear.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune spear with rarity 1/17,296.1 in quantity 1Rune spear11/17,296.1; 1/2,006.83[d 1][d 2]11,94812,480
Shield left half.png: Kalphite Queen drops Shield left half with rarity 1/34,592.2 in quantity 1Shield left half11/34,592.2; 1/4,013.67[d 1][d 2]65,46866,000
Rare drop table talisman.png: Kalphite Queen drops Unknown talisman with rarity 1/34,952.53 in quantity 1Unknown talisman11/34,952.53[d 1]Not soldN/A
Dragon spear.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/46,122.93 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/46,122.93; 1/5,351.56[d 1][d 2]37,84337,440
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite Queen drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/52,428.8 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/52,428.8; 1/26,624[d 1]3,055120
Rune javelin.png: Kalphite Queen drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/104,857.6 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/104,857.6; 1/53,248[d 1]8251,200
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Consumables[edit | edit source]

The player will always receive two items from the Kalphite Queen's drop table: One from the regular drop table, and one from the Consumables table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Monkfish.png: Kalphite Queen drops Monkfish with rarity 1/9 in quantity 3Monkfish31/91,170414
Shark.png: Kalphite Queen drops Shark with rarity 1/9 in quantity 2Shark21/91,630204
Dark crab.png: Kalphite Queen drops Dark crab with rarity 1/9 in quantity 2Dark crab21/92,820384
Saradomin brew(4).png: Kalphite Queen drops Saradomin brew(4) with rarity 1/9 in quantity 1Saradomin brew(4)11/93,562120
Prayer potion(4).png: Kalphite Queen drops Prayer potion(4) with rarity 1/9 in quantity 2Prayer potion(4)21/917,330228
Super restore(4).png: Kalphite Queen drops Super restore(4) with rarity 1/9 in quantity 1Super restore(4)11/99,280180
Super combat potion(2).png: Kalphite Queen drops Super combat potion(2) with rarity 1/9 in quantity 1Super combat potion(2)11/95,15954
Ranging potion(3).png: Kalphite Queen drops Ranging potion(3) with rarity 1/9 in quantity 1Ranging potion(3)11/9841172
Superantipoison(2).png: Kalphite Queen drops Superantipoison(2) with rarity 1/9 in quantity 1Superantipoison(2)11/9196129

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Kq head (tattered).png: Kalphite Queen drops Kq head (tattered) with rarity Always in quantity 1Kq head (tattered)1Always[d 1]Not sold30,000
Ensouled kalphite head.png: Kalphite Queen drops Ensouled kalphite head with rarity 1/20 in quantity 1Ensouled kalphite head11/20[4]2,551259
Brimstone key.png: Kalphite Queen drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/53.4 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/53.4[d 2]Not soldN/A
Kq head.png: Kalphite Queen drops Kq head with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Kq head11/128[2]Not sold30,000
Clue scroll (elite).png: Kalphite Queen drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/100Not sold12
Jar of sand.png: Kalphite Queen drops Jar of sand with rarity 1/2,000 in quantity 1Jar of sand11/2,000963,0820
Kalphite princess.png: Kalphite Queen drops Kalphite princess with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Kalphite princess11/3,000[5]Not soldN/A
  1. Players will receive a Kq head (tattered) only on their 256th Kalphite Queen kill, or the first kill after its release if their kill count is above 256.
  2. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
6 February 2014
(update | poll)
The Kalphite Queen, King Black Dragon, the Chaos Elemental and the Dagannoth Kings now notify all nearby players of the loot they're dropping.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Kalphite Queen was previously the only known entity able to use simultaneous overhead protection prayers. Protect from magic and missiles overhead.png
  • The Kalphite Queen's original drops were much worse, similar to the King Black Dragon's before their drop tables were updated due to player feedback.
  • Prior to a poll, only the second form counted towards the damage needed to obtain drops after her death. This upset players as crashers would come when a player was on the second form, taking the drop from them with minimal effort. This has since been changed, and now players who did the most damage to both forms will obtain the drop.
  • If the second form stays alive for a long period of time, it will revert back to the first form and retain the second form's remaining Hitpoints. When the first form is killed again, a second form with full health will emerge, akin to Vet'ion.
  • If stat-draining special attacks are used on her first form, the stat reductions will carry over to the second form.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 June 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Envision. "Drop Rates V2." RuneScape Forums.
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 4 March 2016. Mod Ash: "10/128 for the wine, 8/128 for a herb."
  4. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 18 Jan 2016. Mod Kieren: "Fair few people asking about ensouled head drop rates... Here you go! [1]"
  5. Jagex. Mod JohnC's Twitter account. 8 Sep 2014. (Archived from the original on 8 Sep 2014.) Mod JohnC: "Batch 2 of the Boss Pet Drop Rates! How (un)lucky have you been? Kraken, Thermy & Penance queen next week!"
  6. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 8 May 2017. Mod Ash: "Yes [when the defence is lowered on KQ's first form it stays lowered on the second form], same with Vet'ion."
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