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. 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.

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Monkfish.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Monkfish with rarity Common in quantity 3 Monkfish 3 Common 1,155
Shark.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Shark with rarity Common in quantity 2 Shark 2 Common 1,478
Super combat potion(2).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Super combat potion(2) with rarity Common in quantity 1 Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 4,703
Ranging potion(3).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Ranging potion(3) with rarity Common in quantity 1 Ranging potion(3) 1 Common 1,016
Superantipoison(2).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Superantipoison(2) with rarity Common in quantity 1 Superantipoison(2) 1 Common 276
Dark crab.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Dark crab with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 Dark crab 2 Uncommon 2,568
Saradomin brew(4).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Saradomin brew(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Saradomin brew(4) 1 Uncommon 2,802
Super restore(4).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Super restore(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Super restore(4) 1 Uncommon 9,677
Prayer potion(4).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Prayer potion(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,634

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbody.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune chainbody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,636
Lava battlestaff.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Lava battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,715
Red d'hide body.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Red d'hide body with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,323
Rune knife(p++).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune knife(p++) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 Rune knife(p++) 25 Uncommon 15,900
Battlestaff.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 10 (noted) Battlestaff 10 (noted) Rare 83,390
Dragon chainbody.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Dragon chainbody with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon chainbody 1 Rare (1/128) 907,212
Dragon 2h sword.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Dragon 2h sword with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 132,853

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 1 in 16 chance of rolling the herb table.[2]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy toadflax.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Grimy toadflax with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 (noted) Grimy toadflax 25 (noted) Uncommon 31,750
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 (noted) Grimy ranarr weed 25 (noted) Uncommon 170,900
Grimy snapdragon.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Grimy snapdragon with rarity Rare in quantity 25 (noted) Grimy snapdragon 25 (noted) Rare 203,775
Grimy torstol.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Grimy torstol with rarity Rare in quantity 25 (noted) Grimy torstol 25 (noted) Rare 179,175

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Watermelon seed.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Watermelon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 Watermelon seed 25 Uncommon 2,900
Torstol seed.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Torstol seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 101,034
Magic seed.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 Magic seed 2 Uncommon (3/128) 279,968
Papaya tree seed.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Papaya tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 2 Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 8,114
Palm tree seed.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 2 Palm tree seed 2 Rare 75,442

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 100 Blood rune 100 Common 28,800
Mithril arrow.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Mithril arrow with rarity Common in quantity 500 Mithril arrow 500 Common 16,000
Rune arrow.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 250 Rune arrow 250 Uncommon 22,750
Death rune.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 150 Death rune 150 Uncommon 33,300

Gems[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut ruby.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 (noted) Uncut ruby 25 (noted) Uncommon 34,900
Uncut emerald.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 (noted) Uncut emerald 25 (noted) Uncommon 19,975
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 (noted) Uncut diamond 25 (noted) Uncommon 73,200

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato cactus.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Potato cactus with rarity Common in quantity 100 (noted) Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common 98,200
Wine of zamorak.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Wine of zamorak with rarity Common in quantity 60 (noted) Wine of zamorak 60 (noted) Common (10/128) 122,760
Ensouled kalphite head.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Ensouled kalphite head with rarity Common in quantity 1 Ensouled kalphite head 1 Common (1/20) 2,541
Coins 10000.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Coins with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15000-20000 Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite bar.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 (noted) Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,365
Magic logs.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Magic logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 60 (noted) Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon 68,760
Grapes.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Grapes with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted) Grapes 100 (noted) Uncommon 12,600
Bucket of sand.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Bucket of sand with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted) Bucket of sand 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,800
Cactus spine.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Cactus spine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 (noted) Cactus spine 10 (noted) Uncommon 10,120
Gold ore.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Gold ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 250 (noted) Gold ore 250 (noted) Uncommon 88,750
Weapon poison(++).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Weapon poison(++) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 (noted) Weapon poison(++) 5 (noted) Uncommon 36,475
Brimstone key.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/53.4)[3] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold
Kq head.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Kq head with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Kq head 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Jar of sand.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Jar of sand with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Jar of sand 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 865,698
Kalphite princess.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Kalphite princess with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Kalphite princess 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold
Kq head (tattered).png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Kq head (tattered) with rarity Always in quantity 1 Kq head (tattered) 1 Always [A 1] Not sold
  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.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Rare 12,123
Tooth half of key.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,506
Uncut sapphire.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 634
Runite bar.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,455
Nature rune.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,936
Rune 2h sword.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,976
Rune battleaxe.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,579
Uncut emerald.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 799
Law rune.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,090
Death rune.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,990
Steel arrow.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,650
Rune arrow.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,822
Adamant javelin.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180
Rune sq shield.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,671
Dragonstone.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,153
Silver ore.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,500
Uncut ruby.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,396
Rune kiteshield.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,227
Dragon med helm.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,255
Rune spear.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,050
Shield left half.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,700
Rare drop table talisman.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Unknown talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Not sold
Dragon spear.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,128
Uncut diamond.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,928
Rune javelin.png: Kalphite Queen can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 810
  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 is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

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.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 June 2015.
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 4 March 2016. Mod Ash: "10/128 for the wine, 8/128 for a herb."
  3. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  4. 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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