Slayer task/Kalphites

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Kalphite Soldier.png
Combat levelCombat level 15
Task Amounts
Turael chathead.png Turael15-50
Mazchna chathead.png Mazchna40-70
Vannaka chathead.png Vannaka60-120
Chaeldar chathead.png Chaeldar110-170
Konar quo Maten chathead.png Konar120-170
Nieve chathead.png Nieve120-185
Duradel chathead.png Duradel130-200
Advanced data
Icon IDNo

Kalphites can be assigned as a Slayer task at level 15 combat by all Slayer masters, with the exception of Wilderness Slayer master Krystilia. Kalphites come in a wide variety of levels, which is why they are possible tasks from all Slayer masters. They are mainly found in the Kalphite Lair in the north-west of the Kharidian Desert. A Slayer task-exclusive area can be found in the Kalphite Cave just east of Shantay Pass.

Kalphites comes in four varieties: Workers, Soldiers, and Guardians, as well as the boss monster the Kalphite Queen. With the exception of the Queen, all Kalphites use melee attacks. Additionally the Soldiers and Guardians can induce poison starting at 4 and 6 Hitpoints damage respectively.

They are weak to melee attacks, especially crush attacks. Many are found in multi-combat areas, which mean players can attack multiple kalphites at once. The dwarf multicannon can also be set up in these areas to increase number of kills. (Note: The cannon will be destroyed by the Kalphite Queen, if set up in her arena.) Because of their large size and use of melee attacks, they can easily be safespotted throughout the cave networks.

Keris[edit | edit source]

The Keris is a dagger awarded from completing the Contact! quest. It increases damage against all kalphites by 33% with a 1/51 chance of dealing a hit with tripled damage. However, in general, the Keris is not recommended because of its low accuracy. Its stab attack is identical to that of a dragon dagger, with a Strength bonus of 10 lower. This makes the dragon scimitar or abyssal whip more ideal for fast damage.

Monster variants[edit | edit source]

Monster Combat level Slayer XP Locations Notes
Kalphite Worker 28 40
  • The weakest variant of Kalphite.
Kalphite Soldier 85 90
  • A mid-level variant of Kalphite. Can induce poison beginning at 4.
Kalphite Guardian 141 170
  • A high-level variant of Kalphite. Can induce poison beginning at 6.
Boss#Boss slayer.png Kalphite Queen 333 535.5
  • Queen of the Kalphites and most powerful of its species. Has two forms with different resistances and attacks with all three forms of combat.
  • For more information on fighting the Kalphite Queen, see Kalphite Queen/Strategies.

Location comparison[edit | edit source]

Location Map Amount Multicombat Cannonable Safespotable Notes
Kalphite Lair Maplink 13 Workers
7 Soldiers
4 Guardians
Boss#Boss slayer.png 1 Queen
Yes Yes Yes
Kalphite Cave Maplink 18 Workers
20 Soldiers
5 Guardians
Yes Yes Yes
  • Slayer task-exclusive area containing the 3 normal varieties of Kalphites.