|Released||7 September 2004 (Update)|
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|Weakness||Crush attacks (1st form), Magic (2nd form), Keris|
|Attack style||Melee (stab), Ranged, Magic|
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. 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.
Fight overview[edit | edit source]
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 3 Common 1,419 Shark 2 Common 1,712 Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 6,242 Ranging potion(3) 1 Common 1,373 Superantipoison(2) 1 Common 352 Dark crab 2 Uncommon 3,046 Saradomin brew(4) 1 Uncommon 2,662 Super restore(4) 1 Uncommon 10,351 Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,966
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,612 Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,699 Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,299 Rune knife(p++) 25 Uncommon 14,625 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Rare 81,420 Dragon chainbody 1 Rare (1/128) 1,054,345 Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 133,644
Herbs[edit | edit source]
There is a 1 in 16 chance of rolling the herb table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy toadflax 25 (noted) Uncommon 41,175 Grimy ranarr weed 25 (noted) Uncommon 196,350 Grimy snapdragon 25 (noted) Rare 207,500 Grimy torstol 25 (noted) Rare 229,250
Seeds[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Watermelon seed 25 Uncommon 6,700 Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 146,758 Magic seed 2 Uncommon (3/128) 372,738 Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 19,318 Palm tree seed 2 Rare 102,398
Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Blood rune 100 Common 28,100 Mithril arrow 500 Common 18,500 Rune arrow 250 Uncommon 15,750 Death rune 150 Uncommon 37,800
Gems[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut ruby 25 (noted) Uncommon 37,375 Uncut emerald 25 (noted) Uncommon 22,700 Uncut diamond 25 (noted) Uncommon 74,425
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common 58,400 Wine of zamorak 60 (noted) Common (10/128) 114,360 Ensouled kalphite head 1 Common (1/20) 2,402 Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon Not sold Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,308 Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon 66,000 Grapes 100 (noted) Uncommon 17,100 Bucket of sand 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,100 Cactus spine 10 (noted) Uncommon 18,340 Gold ore 250 (noted) Uncommon 86,750 Weapon poison(++) 5 (noted) Uncommon 42,485 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold Kq head 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Jar of sand 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 853,284 Kalphite princess 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Kq head (tattered) 1 Always [A 1] Not sold
- 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,589 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,381 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 858 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,436 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,951 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,961 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,574 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 908 Law rune 45 Very rare 12,690 Death rune 45 Very rare 11,340 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 820 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,662 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,072 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,495 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,206 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,119 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,094 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,497 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,409 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,977 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755
Konar's drop table[edit | edit source]
If killed on a Slayer assignment by Konar quo Maten, this monster has a 1 in 53.4[k 1] chance to access an extra loot table. This averages to an additional 1,701.82 worth of items per kill while on task.
Show/hide Konar's drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut diamond 25–35 (noted) Rare (1/662) 74,425–104,195 Uncut ruby 25–35 (noted) Rare (1/662) 37,375–52,325 Coal 300–500 (noted) Rare (1/662) 68,700–114,500 Coins 50,000–150,000 Rare (1/662) Not sold Gold ore 100–200 (noted) Rare (1/828) 34,700–69,400 Adamant bolts(unf) 200–300 Rare (1/828) 39,800–59,700 Runite bolts (unf) 200–300 Rare (1/828) 58,200–87,300 Dragon arrowtips 50–200 Rare (1/828) 69,400–277,600 Iron ore 350–500 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 51,450–73,500 Rune full helm 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 20,719–41,438 Rune platelegs 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 37,929–75,858 Rune platebody 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 38,590–77,180 Fish (scales to level) Varies Very rare (1/1,104) Not sold Runite ore 10–15 (noted) Very rare (1/1,655) 110,360–165,540 Palm tree seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 51,199–204,796 Magic seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 186,369–745,476 Celastrus seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 57,017–228,068 Dragonfruit tree seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 73,305–293,220 Redwood tree seed 1 Very rare (1/3,311) 81,449 Torstol seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 73,379–293,516 Snapdragon seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 59,078–236,312 Ranarr seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 52,031–208,124 Pure essence 3,000–5,000 (noted) Very rare (1/3,311) 12,000–20,000 Broken dragon hasta 1 Very rare (1/10,680) 180,123 Mystic robe top (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 141,260 Mystic robe bottom (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 77,522 Mystic gloves (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 16,473 Mystic boots (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 17,118 Mystic hat (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 28,130
- Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 16 January 2019.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Kalphite Queen was previously the only known entity able to use simultaneous overhead protection prayers.
- 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 June 2015.
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 4 March 2016. Mod Ash: "10/128 for the wine, 8/128 for a herb."
- 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."
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|King Black Dragon||Strongest monster in RuneScape||TzTok-Jad|