Kraken

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This article is about the boss variant of Cave krakens. For the normal Slayer monster, see Cave kraken.
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The Kraken is a stronger and larger version of the cave kraken. It requires level 87 Slayer to kill and cannot be boosted. Located at the Kraken Cove, it can only be attacked if the player has cave krakens as a Slayer task, which also requires level 50 Magic. Alongside its non-boss variants, it is the only monster that drops the trident of the seas and Kraken tentacle.

Like its smaller brethren, the Kraken is submerged underwater. Magic is the only reliable way of dealing damage to it, as Ranged attacks are heavily reduced, and Melee cannot be used. To start the fight, players can use a fishing explosive on the large whirlpool. Alternatively, the four whirlpools around can be disturbed; when all four whirlpools are disturbed, the larger one can be disturbed, which will result in the Kraken waking up. Both methods will release level 112 Enormous Tentacles, which attack with Magic.

Both the Kraken and its tentacles attack with magic; the Kraken can hit very hard, but often misses, while the tentacles are much more accurate but deal less damage. The Kraken and its tentacles use Typeless Magic and as such Protect from Magic does not provide any degree of damage reduction. The Kraken's projectile resembles Fire Wave.

Players can create a Kraken instance for 25,000 coins. This fee can be deducted directly from the bank; players do not need to carry coins on them to create the instance.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 437,585 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Kraken kill is worth 21,358.52.

The average Kraken kill while on a Konar task is worth 23,401.46.

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mystic water staff.png: Kraken drops Mystic water staff with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Mystic water staff13/12825,12725,500
Rune warhammer.png: Kraken drops Rune warhammer with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune warhammer12/12825,04524,900
Rune longsword.png: Kraken drops Rune longsword with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune longsword12/12818,68719,200
Mystic robe top.png: Kraken drops Mystic robe top with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mystic robe top11/12871,54272,000
Mystic robe bottom.png: Kraken drops Mystic robe bottom with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mystic robe bottom11/12847,60048,000
Trident of the seas (full).png: Kraken drops Trident of the seas (full) with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Trident of the seas (full)11/512[1]776,35241,400

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Water rune.png: Kraken drops Water rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 400Water rune40010/1282,000800
Mist rune.png: Kraken drops Mist rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 100Mist rune1004/1288,4001,200
Chaos rune.png: Kraken drops Chaos rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 250Chaos rune25010/12812,00013,500
Death rune.png: Kraken drops Death rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 150Death rune15010/12830,45016,200
Blood rune.png: Kraken drops Blood rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 60Blood rune6010/12821,96014,400
Soul rune.png: Kraken drops Soul rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 50Soul rune507/1287,8009,000

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Watermelon seed.png: Kraken drops Watermelon seed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 24Watermelon seed243/128360792
Torstol seed.png: Kraken drops Torstol seed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Torstol seed21/128106,68884
Magic seed.png: Kraken drops Magic seed with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Magic seed11/128[1]173,174253

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Seaweed.png: Kraken drops Seaweed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 125 (noted)Seaweed125 (noted)3/128875125
Battlestaff.png: Kraken drops Battlestaff with rarity 4/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Battlestaff10 (noted)4/12878,16042,000
Unpowered orb.png: Kraken drops Unpowered orb with rarity 2/128 in quantity 50 (noted)Unpowered orb50 (noted)2/1284,9503,000
Diamond.png: Kraken drops Diamond with rarity 1/128 in quantity 8 (noted)Diamond(noted)1/12815,2009,600
Oak plank.png: Kraken drops Oak plank with rarity 3/128 in quantity 60 (noted)Oak plank60 (noted)3/12825,0809,000
Runite bar.png: Kraken drops Runite bar with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Runite bar21/12825,0126,000
Raw shark.png: Kraken drops Raw shark with rarity 2/128 in quantity 50 (noted)Raw shark50 (noted)2/12832,0005,100
Raw monkfish.png: Kraken drops Raw monkfish with rarity 2/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Raw monkfish100 (noted)2/12821,60013,800
Grimy snapdragon.png: Kraken drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity 2/128 in quantity 6 (noted)Grimy snapdragon(noted)2/12846,31472

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_10000.png: Kraken drops Coins with rarity 15/128 in quantity 10000-19999Coins10,000–19,99915/12810,000–19,99910,000–19,999
Shark.png: Kraken drops Shark with rarity 7/128 in quantity 5Shark57/1283,800510
Pirate boots.png: Kraken drops Pirate boots with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Pirate boots14/128287210
Sanfew serum(4).png: Kraken drops Sanfew serum(4) with rarity 4/128 in quantity 2Sanfew serum(4)24/12847,138360
Edible seaweed.png: Kraken drops Edible seaweed with rarity 3/128 in quantity 5Edible seaweed53/128955
Harpoon.png: Kraken drops Harpoon with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Harpoon11/128543
Bucket.png: Kraken drops Bucket with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Bucket11/12861
Crystal key.png: Kraken drops Crystal key with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Crystal key11/12821,16190
Rusty sword.png: Kraken drops Rusty sword with rarity 1.75/128 in quantity 1Rusty sword11.75/128Not sold0
Antidote++(4).png: Kraken drops Antidote++(4) with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2 (noted)Antidote++(4)(noted)2/1283,814432
Dragonstone ring.png: Kraken drops Dragonstone ring with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Dragonstone ring11/128[1]11,97510,575
Kraken tentacle.png: Kraken drops Kraken tentacle with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Kraken tentacle11/400[1]316,05050,004

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/128.23; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Kraken drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/256; 1/130[d 2]37815
Uncut emerald.png: Kraken drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/512; 1/260[d 2]63630
Uncut ruby.png: Kraken drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/1,024; 1/520[d 2]1,35960
Chaos talisman.png: Kraken drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2][d 3]3792
Nature talisman.png: Kraken drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2][d 3]9042
Uncut diamond.png: Kraken drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/4,096; 1/2,080[d 2]2,759120
Loop half of key.png: Kraken drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]10,21860
Tooth half of key.png: Kraken drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]10,63160
Rune javelin.png: Kraken drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]8701,200
Rune spear.png: Kraken drops Rune spear with rarity 1/131,072 in quantity 1Rune spear11/131,072; 1/7,800[d 2][d 4]11,76012,480
Shield left half.png: Kraken drops Shield left half with rarity 1/262,144 in quantity 1Shield left half11/262,144; 1/15,600[d 2][d 4]65,74066,000
Dragon spear.png: Kraken drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/349,525.33 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 2][d 4]37,30337,440
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The talisman dropped depends on where the monster is located: monsters above ground level drop the nature talisman, and monsters below ground level drop the chaos talisman.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Kraken drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/48 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/48[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (elite).png: Kraken drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/500 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/500[d 2][1]Not sold12
Jar of dirt.png: Kraken drops Jar of dirt with rarity 1/1,000 in quantity 1Jar of dirt11/1,000[1]9,5310
Pet kraken.png: Kraken drops Pet kraken with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Pet kraken11/3,000[2]Not soldN/A
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.
  2. The elite clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/475 with the completion of the elite combat achievements.

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

The following Combat Achievement tasks involve the Kraken.

Name Description Difficulty Category
Kraken Adept Kill the Kraken 100 times. Hard Kill count
Unnecessary Optimization Kill the Kraken after killing all four tentacles. Hard Mechanical
Krakan't Hurt Me Kill the Kraken 25 times in a privately rented instance without leaving the room. Hard Stamina
Ten-tacles Kill the Kraken 50 times in a privately rented instance without leaving the room. Elite Stamina
One Hundred Tentacles Kill the Kraken 100 times in a privately rented instance without leaving the room. Master Stamina

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
14 July 2021
(update | poll)

Fishing explosives can now be used to instantly awaken the Kraken.

23 July 2020
(update)

The Kraken will now correctly attack the player it is engaged in combat with.

24 September 2015
(update)

The Kraken whirlpool can no longer be damaged by poison.

25 June 2015
(update | poll)

Added a 'peek' option to the entrance of this boss, allowing players to see the number of other players currently in the boss room.

19 March 2015
(update | poll)

It is now possible to open an instanced Kraken cave.

17 July 2014
(update | poll)

Players can now receive a pet version of this boss after defeating it.

22 May 2014
(update)

Thermy and the Cave kraken boss now have 'Attack' options, rather than 'Fight'.

24 April 2014
(update)

Kraken now respawns at the same rate as the thermonuclear smoke devil.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Envision. "Drop Rates V2." Old School RuneScape Forums.
  2. Jagex. Mod JohnC's Twitter account. 15 September 2014. (Archived from the original on 15 September 2014.) Mod JohnC: "Kraken, Thermy & Penance Queen pet drop rates - DKS for the final reveal next week!"