Killing the King Black Dragon

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Killing the King Black Dragon
RequirementsFighting the King Black Dragon.png

80+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
70+ RangedRanged icon.png recommended for Ranged
70+ HitpointsHitpoints icon.png recommended
44+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (70+ recommended especially for Melee)


High-level weaponry and decent armour
Anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire shield
Ranging/Super combat potion
1-2 (Extended) Antifires
1-2 Superantipoisons
1-4 Prayer potions (depending if using Prayer or not)
An emergency teleport (optional)
Rest monkfish or better

55 SlayerSlayer icon.png for Broad bolts recommended if using Ranged (optional)
Completed Barbarian Smithing and Tai Bwo Wannai Trio to use Zamorakian hasta in Melee (optional)
ProfitExperience gained
181,25019,200 CombatMulticombat.png
6,384 HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
Inputs (291,794)Outputs (473,044)
90 x Shark.png: Inventory image of SharkShark (71,190)
2.5 x Antidote++(4).png: Inventory image of Antidote++(4)Antidote++(4) (1,030)
2.5 x Extended antifire(4).png: Inventory image of Extended antifire(4)Extended antifire(4) (1,815)
17.5 x Super restore(4).png: Inventory image of Super restore(4)Super restore(4) (163,800) (Melee (15) / Ranged (20))
5 x Super combat potion(4).png: Inventory image of Super combat potion(4)Super combat potion(4) (49,735) (If using Melee)
4 x Ranging potion(4).png: Inventory image of Ranging potion(4)Ranging potion(4) (4,224) (If using Ranged)
20 x Dragon bones.png: Inventory image of Dragon bonesDragon bones (48,900)
40 x Black dragonhide.png: Inventory image of Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide (119,240)
0.01 x Dragon pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Dragon pickaxeDragon pickaxe (78,983)
1.56 x Rune longsword.png: Inventory image of Rune longswordRune longsword (29,323)
1.41 x Adamant platebody.png: Inventory image of Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody (13,481)
0.47 x Adamant kiteshield.png: Inventory image of Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield (1,410)
0.16 x Dragon med helm.png: Inventory image of Dragon med helmDragon med helm (9,250)
468.75 x Air rune.png: Inventory image of Air runeAir rune (2,344)
351.6 x Fire rune.png: Inventory image of Fire runeFire rune (1,758)
23.44 x Blood rune.png: Inventory image of Blood runeBlood rune (8,508)
23.44 x Law rune.png: Inventory image of Law runeLaw rune (4,406)
1,078.13 x Iron arrow.png: Inventory image of Iron arrowIron arrow (5,391)
27.34 x Runite bolts.png: Inventory image of Runite boltsRunite bolts (12,250)
234.38 x Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs (52,969)
2.34 x Adamantite bar.png: Inventory image of Adamantite barAdamantite bar (4,718)
7.42 x Dragon dart tip.png: Inventory image of Dragon dart tipDragon dart tip (24,025)
7.42 x Dragon arrowtips.png: Inventory image of Dragon arrowtipsDragon arrowtips (6,175)
11.72 x Dragon javelin heads.png: Inventory image of Dragon javelin headsDragon javelin heads (11,379)
0.47 x Runite bar.png: Inventory image of Runite barRunite bar (5,834)
31.25 x Gold ore.png: Inventory image of Gold oreGold ore (11,719)
1.09 x Amulet of power.png: Inventory image of Amulet of powerAmulet of power (2,379)
2.5 x Shark.png: Inventory image of SharkShark (1,978)
0.63 x Runite limbs.png: Inventory image of Runite limbsRunite limbs (5,846)
10,779.57 x Rare drop table.png: Inventory image of Rare drop tableRare drop table (10,780)
The routes that lead up to the KBD Lair.

The profit rate assumes 20 kills per hour. Your actual profits may be higher or lower depending on your speed and luck.

Before heading to the King Black Dragon Lair, log into a free world before venturing out into the Wilderness. Stand outside of the fenced lesser demon area, and log out. If possible, have your scout assess the risks. After finding an empty and safe members' world, return back on your main account, and enter the lair.

The King Black Dragon will hit 0-10 with his special dragonbreath regardless of dragonfire shielding and Prayer. By doing so, Defence bonuses become useless, so your gear should focus extensively on offensive and/or Prayer stats, concentrating on both Attack and Strength if using Melee or on Ranged bonuses if using Ranged. Prayer may also be used to speed up kills on both ends.

When he freezes you, use this time to heal by eating a couple pieces of food at the most, and try not to consistently fall below 40 Hitpoints during battle. Check your stats when he shocks you, and boost them if low.

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