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 Monkfish 3 Common 1,419
Shark.png Shark 2 Common 1,712
Super combat potion(2).png Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 6,242
Ranging potion(3).png Ranging potion(3) 1 Common 1,373
Superantipoison(2).png Superantipoison(2) 1 Common 352
Dark crab.png Dark crab 2 Uncommon 3,046
Saradomin brew(4).png Saradomin brew(4) 1 Uncommon 2,662
Super restore(4).png Super restore(4) 1 Uncommon 10,351
Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,966

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,612
Lava battlestaff.png Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,699
Red d'hide body.png Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,299
Rune knife(p++).png Rune knife(p++) 25 Uncommon 14,625
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 10 (noted) Rare 81,420
Dragon chainbody.png Dragon chainbody 1 Rare (1/128) 1,054,345
Dragon 2h sword.png 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.[2]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy toadflax.png Grimy toadflax 25 (noted) Uncommon 41,175
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 25 (noted) Uncommon 196,350
Grimy snapdragon.png Grimy snapdragon 25 (noted) Rare 207,500
Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol 25 (noted) Rare 229,250

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed 25 Uncommon 6,700
Torstol seed 5.png Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 146,758
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 2 Uncommon (3/128) 372,738
Papaya tree seed 5.png Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 19,318
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 2 Rare 102,398

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune.png Blood rune 100 Common 28,100
Mithril arrow 5.png Mithril arrow 500 Common 18,500
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 250 Uncommon 15,750
Death rune.png Death rune 150 Uncommon 37,800

Gems[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 25 (noted) Uncommon 37,375
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 25 (noted) Uncommon 22,700
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 25 (noted) Uncommon 74,425

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common 58,400
Wine of zamorak.png Wine of zamorak 60 (noted) Common (10/128) 114,360
Ensouled kalphite head.png Ensouled kalphite head 1 Common (1/20) 2,402
Coins 10000.png Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite bar.png Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,308
Magic logs.png Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon 66,000
Grapes.png Grapes 100 (noted) Uncommon 17,100
Bucket of sand.png Bucket of sand 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,100
Cactus spine.png Cactus spine 10 (noted) Uncommon 18,340
Gold ore.png Gold ore 250 (noted) Uncommon 86,750
Weapon poison(++).png Weapon poison(++) 5 (noted) Uncommon 42,485
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold
Kq head.png Kq head 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Jar of sand.png Jar of sand 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 853,284
Kalphite princess.png Kalphite princess 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold
Kq head (tattered).png 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 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,589
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,381
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 858
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,436
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,951
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,961
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,574
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 908
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 12,690
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 11,340
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 820
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,662
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,072
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,495
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,206
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,119
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,094
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,497
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,409
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,977
Rune javelin.png 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.png Uncut diamond 25–35 (noted) Rare (1/662) 74,425–104,195
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 25–35 (noted) Rare (1/662) 37,375–52,325
Coal.png Coal 300–500 (noted) Rare (1/662) 68,700–114,500
Coins 10000.png Coins 50,000–150,000 Rare (1/662) Not sold
Gold ore.png Gold ore 100–200 (noted) Rare (1/828) 34,700–69,400
Adamant bolts(unf) 5.png Adamant bolts(unf) 200–300 Rare (1/828) 39,800–59,700
Runite bolts (unf) 5.png Runite bolts (unf) 200–300 Rare (1/828) 58,200–87,300
Dragon arrowtips.png Dragon arrowtips 50–200 Rare (1/828) 69,400–277,600
Iron ore.png Iron ore 350–500 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 51,450–73,500
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 20,719–41,438
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 37,929–75,858
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 38,590–77,180
Lobster.png Fish (scales to Fishing icon.png level) Varies Very rare (1/1,104) Not sold
Runite ore.png Runite ore 10–15 (noted) Very rare (1/1,655) 110,360–165,540
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 51,199–204,796
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 186,369–745,476
Celastrus seed 5.png Celastrus seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 57,017–228,068
Dragonfruit tree seed 5.png Dragonfruit tree seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 73,305–293,220
Redwood tree seed 5.png Redwood tree seed 1 Very rare (1/3,311) 81,449
Torstol seed 5.png Torstol seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 73,379–293,516
Snapdragon seed 5.png Snapdragon seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 59,078–236,312
Ranarr seed 5.png Ranarr seed 1–4 Very rare (1/3,311) 52,031–208,124
Pure essence.png Pure essence 3,000–5,000 (noted) Very rare (1/3,311) 12,000–20,000
Broken dragon hasta.png Broken dragon hasta 1 Very rare (1/10,680) 180,123
Mystic robe top (dusk).png Mystic robe top (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 141,260
Mystic robe bottom (dusk).png Mystic robe bottom (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 77,522
Mystic gloves (dusk).png Mystic gloves (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 16,473
Mystic boots (dusk).png Mystic boots (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 17,118
Mystic hat (dusk).png Mystic hat (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/53,400) 28,130
  1. 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. 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.[3]

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. 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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