Vorkath

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Vorkath (roughly translated as pathetic failure/weakling/runt in the dragonkin's language) is a draconic boss-monster first encountered during the Dragon Slayer II quest as the penultimate boss. Created by Zorgoth during the Fourth Age's Dragonkin Conflicts, the blue dragon is one of his subjects that have survived his experiments in the laboratory beneath the dragonkin fortress on Ungael. Despite its phenomenal strength, he notes that it lacked the aggression he desired, and abandons it to guard the fortress from invading human forces as a "little distraction".

The quest variant of Vorkath is significantly weaker than his post-quest counterpart; however, both share the same attacks. After the quest, a stronger variant of Vorkath may be fought. Both the quest and post-quest fights take place in an instance; if the player dies battling Vorkath, they can pay 100,000 coins to Torfinn to reclaim their items. If the player dies elsewhere before reclaiming their items, their unclaimed items will be permanently lost. In addition to this, Torfinn's holding capabilities do not stack with others (e.g Zulrah, Grotesque Guardians), so if players have items being held by one of these fights and dies to Vorkath, the items there will be lost.

Vorkath is considered a blue dragon for the purpose of a Slayer assignment. As Vorkath is also undead, the Salve amulet and its variants will work on him. However, it does not stack with the Slayer helmet.

Fight overview[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vorkath/Strategies

Vorkath uses a variety of attacks, primarily ranged and magical attacks, as well as melee if standing next to him. Similar to the King Black Dragon, he can also use three types of dragonfire: regular, venomous, and prayer-disabling kind. His dragonfire is stronger than other dragons' and requires more tiers of protection to block. The final common attack is a fireball he launches high in the air that must be dodged or it will deal substantial damage.

A player fighting Vorkath on Ungael.

Occasionally (after six normal/dragonfire attacks), he will use one of two special attacks and alternate between them:

  • Freezing the player in place and summoning a Zombified Spawn that will approach the player and explode violently if not killed, resulting in up to 60 damage
  • Launching acid pools around the area and rapidly spitting fireballs at the player that must be dodged or they will deal high damage very quickly

Once Vorkath is killed, he will return to his original pose, and if Dragon Slayer II is completed, can be re-woken for another battle.

Drops[edit | edit source]

In addition to the 100% drops, the player will also have two rolls on Vorkath's drop table. This excludes unique items such as Vorki, skeletal visages and elite clue scrolls.

Drops remain on the ground for 30 minutes, or until the player leaves the instanced area.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Superior dragon bones.png: Vorkath can drop the item Superior dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 2 Superior dragon bones 2 Always 23,566
Blue dragonhide.png: Vorkath can drop the item Blue dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 2 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,812

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longsword.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune longsword with rarity Common in quantity 2-3 Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,478–56,217
Rune kiteshield.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Common in quantity 2-3 Rune kiteshield 2–3 Common 64,386–96,579
Dragon battleaxe.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,479
Dragon longsword.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon longsword with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,460
Dragon platelegs.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon platelegs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,442
Dragon plateskirt.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon plateskirt with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,413
Battlestaff.png: Vorkath can drop the item Battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted) Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 42,490–127,470
Dragonbone necklace.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragonbone necklace with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000)[A 1][1] 167,615

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune.png: Vorkath can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Common in quantity 650-1000 Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 63,700–98,000
Death rune.png: Vorkath can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 300-500 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 67,500–112,500
Wrath rune.png: Vorkath can drop the item Wrath rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30-100 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,540–41,800

Dragonhide[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Green dragonhide.png: Vorkath can drop the item Green dragonhide with rarity Common in quantity 25-32 (noted) Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 37,825–48,416
Blue dragonhide.png: Vorkath can drop the item Blue dragonhide with rarity Common in quantity 20-30 (noted) Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 38,120–57,180
Red dragonhide.png: Vorkath can drop the item Red dragonhide with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15-25 (noted) Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 37,515–62,525
Black dragonhide.png: Vorkath can drop the item Black dragonhide with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15-25 (noted) Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 46,200–77,000

Tips[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Sapphire bolt tips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Sapphire bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35 Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,050–1,470
Emerald bolt tips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Emerald bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,400–1,960
Ruby bolt tips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Ruby bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,425–3,395
Diamond bolt tips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Diamond bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,525–6,335
Amethyst bolt tips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Amethyst bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,425–6,510
Dragonstone bolt tips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragonstone bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 7-28 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 1,519–6,076
Onyx bolt tips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Onyx bolt tips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-30 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 41,685–250,110
Rune dart tip.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune dart tip with rarity Uncommon in quantity 75-109 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 94,950–137,994
Dragon dart tip.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon dart tip with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10-50 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 32,520–162,600
Dragon arrowtips.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon arrowtips with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-50 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 23,175–46,350

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore.png: Vorkath can drop the item Adamantite ore with rarity Common in quantity 10-30 (noted) Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 13,300–39,900
Diamond.png: Vorkath can drop the item Diamond with rarity Common in quantity 10-30 (noted) Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 20,050–60,150
Grapes.png: Vorkath can drop the item Grapes with rarity Common in quantity 250-301 (noted) Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 31,250–37,625
Magic logs.png: Vorkath can drop the item Magic logs with rarity Common in quantity 50 (noted) Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 56,450
Dragonstone.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 (noted) Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 12,253–36,759
Dragon bolts (unf) 5.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon bolts (unf) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50-100 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 81,800–163,600

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Papaya tree seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Papaya tree seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 3,457
Watermelon seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Watermelon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,680
Ranarr seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Ranarr seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 38,822
Snapdragon seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Snapdragon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 51,826
Torstol seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Torstol seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 46,980
Willow seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Willow seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,999
Teak seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Teak seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 54
Maple seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Maple seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 35,911
Calquat tree seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Calquat tree seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 57
Dragonfruit tree seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragonfruit tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragonfruit tree seed 1 Rare 155,781
Mahogany seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Mahogany seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,222
Palm tree seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 36,570
Yew seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Yew seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Yew seed 1 Rare 82,060
Spirit seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Spirit seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Celastrus seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Celastrus seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Celastrus seed 1 Rare 81,120
Redwood tree seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Redwood tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Redwood tree seed 1 Rare 34,924
Magic seed.png: Vorkath can drop the item Magic seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Magic seed 1 Rare (~1/550)[2] 134,374

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000.png: Vorkath can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 20000-81000 Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold
Manta ray.png: Vorkath can drop the item Manta ray with rarity Common in quantity 25-55 (noted) Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 27,675–60,885
Wrath talisman.png: Vorkath can drop the item Wrath talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 1,038
Rare drop table.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rare drop table with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dragon bones.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 7-28 (noted) Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 15,575–62,300
Vorkath's head.png: Vorkath can drop the item Vorkath's head with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Vorkath's head 1 Uncommon (1/50)[A 1][A 2][1] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: Vorkath can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/65)[A 1][1] Not sold
Jar of decay.png: Vorkath can drop the item Jar of decay with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Jar of decay 1 Very rare (1/3,000)[A 1][1] 168,156
Vorki.png: Vorkath can drop the item Vorki with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000)[A 1][1] Not sold
Draconic visage.png: Vorkath can drop the item Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1][1] 6,983,638
Skeletal visage.png: Vorkath can drop the item Skeletal visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1][1] 38,431,252
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Independent drop; rolls in addition to the two standard rolls per kill.
  2. Players will always receive Vorkath's head on their 50th Vorkath kill.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Vorkath can drop the item Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Vorkath can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Rare 11,663
Tooth half of key.png: Vorkath can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,635
Uncut sapphire.png: Vorkath can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 626
Runite bar.png: Vorkath can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,476
Nature rune.png: Vorkath can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,003
Rune 2h sword.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,974
Rune battleaxe.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,568
Uncut emerald.png: Vorkath can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 752
Law rune.png: Vorkath can drop the item Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Very rare 8,910
Death rune.png: Vorkath can drop the item Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,125
Steel arrow.png: Vorkath can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,326
Adamant javelin.png: Vorkath can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180
Rune sq shield.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,574
Dragonstone.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,253
Silver ore.png: Vorkath can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,400
Uncut ruby.png: Vorkath can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,392
Rune kiteshield.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,193
Dragon med helm.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,114
Rune spear.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,007
Shield left half.png: Vorkath can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,742
Chaos talisman.png: Vorkath can drop the item Chaos talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare Not sold
Dragon spear.png: Vorkath can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,439
Uncut diamond.png: Vorkath can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,874
Rune javelin.png: Vorkath can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800
  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.

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
4 January 2018 Shortly after release, the post-quest form's Hitpoints were increased from 640 to 1,000.
5 January 2018 (update)
  • Damage to Vorkath during acid attack phase was reduced by 75%
  • Salve amulet now works on Vorkath
  • Post-quest form's Hitpoints reduced to 750 and quest form's Hitpoints increased to 460
8 January 2018 (update)
  • Damage to Vorkath during acid attack phase is now reduced by 50%
  • Vorkath's base Defence was reduced, to discourage leaving when Defence draining special attacks fail
  • Standard drops were improved and players now roll the standard loot twice
  • Regular antifire potions had their effectiveness reduced against Vorkath
22 November 2018 (update) Vorkath's 10-30 noted crushed nests drop was removed from its drop table.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Vorkath's post-quest examine is a reference to the phrase "let sleeping dogs lie," which means to avoid interfering with situations where nothing is currently wrong.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Old School RuneScape. Vorki/Rune/Addy Dragon Drop Rates Revealed! - OSRS Q&A. 10 Jan 2018.*
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. Mod Ash: "About 1 / 1.1k per roll; you get two rolls per kill."