King Black Dragon

From Old School RuneScape Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Invasion plans.png
This article has a strategy guide here.
All information on mechanics and strategy will be on this page.
Coins 10000.png
This article has a money making guide here: Killing King Black Dragon.
Please add tips to the subpage, rather than the article below.
King Black Dragon chathead.png

The King Black Dragon, commonly referred to as KBD, is a three-headed dragon located in his lair deep in the Wilderness. The King Black Dragon has a combat level of 276, which makes him one of the strongest dragons in Old School RuneScape. Players should not take this foe lightly, and they should always take an Anti-dragon shield as his dragonfire breath is very deadly without protection. The King Black Dragon can also be killed as an alternative for a black dragon slayer assignment.

Although he will always fight back when attacked, he has gotten bored over the centuries from adventurers attacking him as he revealed to his good friend, Bob the Cat.

While the King Black Dragon's lair is entered from within the Wilderness, his lair itself is not part of the Wilderness, so players cannot attack each other in his lair. Completion of the Wilderness Diary also does not note his bone drops, and the KBD does not count towards a black dragon slayer assignment given by Krystilia.

Players can pay 50,000 coins from their inventory to open an instanced version of the KBD lair (right-click Private option on lever), where it will be inaccessible by other players. However, once players leave, the instance will expire and they will have to pay 50,000 coins to open another instance. If players leave any items in the instance, they will disappear. This means that if a player dies or disconnects while inside a KBD instance, their items will not be retrievable.

King Black Dragon respawn time is 9 seconds.

Reaching the King Black Dragon[edit | edit source]

WARNING: As the entrance to the King Black Dragon Lair (aka KBD Lair), is located in the Wilderness, watch out for player killers!

The routes that lead up to the KBD Lair.
  • The burning amulet can be used to get to the KBD lair fast. It teleports you just south-east of the fenced area containing the entrance. This is the most reliable way to get there.
  • From Edgeville, players can bring an axe to make a Waka canoe, which requires 57 Woodcutting, at the canoe station and take it to the Wilderness. Upon arrival, the player will have to trek westward past some green dragons on the southern end of the Lava Maze before going slightly north-west toward the western part of the Lava Maze where some fenced lesser demons are. Enter their cage, and there is a ladder that will take you down to some aggressive poison spiders where a lever is pulled to finally arrive at the KBD's lair.
  • Wilderness Obelisks can also be used to get there. Be wary that using them makes the player more susceptible to encountering high-level monsters or PK'ers. Players who complete the hard Wilderness Diary can choose the obelisk they wish to teleport to. The obelisk closest to the KBD's lair is level 44. The nearest obelisk can be accessed if the player teleports to the Corporeal Beast area via a games necklace, exits the cave, and runs south-east to the obelisk.
  • North-west of Ardougne Castle, there's a lever that can be pulled that takes the player to Deserted Keep. From there, the player needs to slash some spider webs to get out, and head southward to a long fence and follow it either east or west to an opening. If following it east, then beware of the Chaos Elemental. Once out, trek westward past the northern end of the Lava Maze before going slightly south-west toward the western part of the Lava Maze where some fenced lesser demons are. Enter their cage, and there's a ladder that will take you down to some aggressive poison spiders where a lever is pulled to finally arrive at the KBD's lair.
  • The Ice Plateau or Ghorrock Teleport is among the fastest ways to get there. After teleporting, the player should run south-west to the gate opening, and run south-east to some fenced lesser demons on the west side of Lava Maze. Enter the cage, and there's a ladder that takes you down to some aggressive poison spiders where a lever is pulled to finally arrive at the KBD's lair.
  • The Arceuus spellbook's teleportation spell, Cemetery Teleport, can be used to get to the KBD lair. It teleports you to the Forgotten Cemetery, just south of the KBD lair.

The battle[edit | edit source]

A group of players take on the King Black Dragon.

The King Black Dragon can also poison and reduce the player's stats as well as inflict damage, so antipoison (Super antipoison is preferred) and stat-restoring potions, such as Super restores, are highly recommended. He has three unblockable breath attacks: Poison, Shock, and Freeze.

His normal dragonfire has a max hit of 65 with no protection, 15 with the Anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire shield, and completely blocked with both the shield and Antifire potion. Again, his dragonfire is significantly stronger than normal dragonfire, which has a max hit of 65 if unprotected, so players need to be sure they have one of the aforementioned shields equipped at all times.

His poison, shock, and freeze breaths can be reduced to 10 damage using either of the said shields. Although an antifire potion reduces 75% of all damage against these three unique attacks, it will only nullify all damage from the normal dragonfire. Thus, the player will be fully protected from the KBD's regular dragonfire with the proper shielding and an antifire, but his special breaths can still deal up to 10 damage. Protect from Magic doesn't protect against or reduce damage of dragonfire when an anti-dragon shield or equivalent is equipped.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon bones.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Dragon bones 1 Always 2,186
Black dragonhide.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Black dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 2 Black dragonhide 2 Always 6,282

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longsword.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rune longsword 1 Common 18,760
Adamant platebody.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Adamant platebody with rarity Common in quantity 1 Adamant platebody 1 Common 9,604
Adamant kiteshield.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Adamant kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,992
Dragon med helm.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Rare (1/128) 59,062
Dragon pickaxe.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon pickaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon pickaxe 1 Very rare (1/1,500) 6,141,514


Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 300 Fire rune 300 Common 1,500
Air rune.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 300 Air rune 300 Common 1,500
Blood rune.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 30 Blood rune 30 Common 8,730
Law rune.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Law rune with rarity Common in quantity 30 Law rune 30 Common 6,090
Iron arrow.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Iron arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 690 Iron arrow 690 Uncommon 4,830
Runite bolts.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-25 Runite bolts 10–25 Uncommon 3,440–8,600
Dragon dart tip.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon dart tip with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-14 Dragon dart tip 5–14 Uncommon 15,935–44,618
Dragon arrowtips.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon arrowtips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-14 Dragon arrowtips 5–14 Uncommon 4,715–13,202
Dragon javelin heads 5.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon javelin heads with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 Dragon javelin heads 15 Uncommon [1] 15,105
  1. Only dropped after completion of Monkey Madness II.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rare drop table.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rare drop table with rarity Common in quantity 1 Rare drop table 1 Common (1/16) Not sold
Amulet of power.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Amulet of power with rarity Common in quantity 1 Amulet of power 1 Common 2,207
Yew logs.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Yew logs with rarity Common in quantity 150 (noted) Yew logs 150 (noted) Common 51,750
Shark.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 Shark 4 Uncommon 3,076
Gold ore.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Gold ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 100 (noted) Gold ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 35,600
Runite limbs.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Runite limbs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,303
Runite bar.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,454
Adamantite bar.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Adamantite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 Adamantite bar 3 Uncommon 6,210
Kbd heads.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Kbd heads with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Kbd heads 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/450) Not sold
Prince black dragon.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Prince black dragon with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Prince black dragon 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold
Draconic visage.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 6,915,598

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has a 1/16 chance to access the standard rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Coins with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Uncommon (1/93.09) Not sold
Loop half of key.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/101.61; 1/100.82)[R 1] 12,199
Tooth half of key.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.91; 1/106.05)[R 1] 9,618
Uncut sapphire.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/409.6; 1/204.8)[R 1] 610
Runite bar.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Rare (1/409.6) 12,454
Nature rune.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Rare in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Rare (1/682.67) 13,936
Rune 2h sword.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/682.67) 37,971
Rune battleaxe.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/682.67) 24,535
Uncut emerald.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/819.2; 1/409.6)[R 1] 795
Law rune.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 9,135
Death rune.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,024) 9,900
Steel arrow.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,024) 4,500
Rune arrow.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,024) 3,696
Adamant javelin.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,024) 1,100
Rune sq shield.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 22,580
Dragonstone.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,024) 12,274
Silver ore.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,024) 7,700
Uncut ruby.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4; 1/819.2)[R 1] 1,388
Rune kiteshield.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 32,169
Dragon med helm.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,048) 59,062
Rune spear.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,162.01; 1/253.36)[R 1] 12,120
Shield left half.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,324.02; 1/506.72)[R 1] 65,539
Nature talisman.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Nature talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Nature talisman 1 Very rare (1/4,369.07; 1/2,184.53)[R 1] Not sold
Dragon spear.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,765.37; 1/675.63)[R 1] 37,027
Uncut diamond.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6; 1/3,276.8)[R 1] 2,955
Rune javelin.png: King Black Dragon can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,107.2; 1/6,553.6)[R 1] 805
  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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Engaging combat with the King Black Dragon while not having an anti-dragon shield equipped gives unique messages in the player's chatbox when they are initially harmed by the various types of dragonfire:
    • Freezing: You're chilled to the bone by the dragon's icy breath!
    • Poison: You're badly scalded by the dragon's toxic breath!
    • Shocking: You're zapped by the dragon's shocking breath!
    • Standard: You're horribly burnt by the dragon's fiery breath!
  • The King Black Dragon can talk, as seen in A Tail of Two Cats. During the final cutscene, he is visited by Bob the Jagex Cat. During the chat between the King and Bob, R4ng3rNo0b889 attempts to solo the King, is unable to damage him, and is killed in one hit as he had no dragonfire protection at all.
  • As of an update on 18 February 2016, players can open instances for fighting the King Black Dragon.
  • As of 13 March 2014, the King Black Dragon has a chance of dropping the Dragon pickaxe.
  • Prior to the release of Dragon Slayer II, the examine text of the King Black Dragon was The biggest, meanest dragon around.
Preceded by Title Succeeded by
Black dragon Strongest monster in RuneScape Kalphite Queen