Vorkath

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Post-questDragon Slayer II

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 Superior dragon bones 2 Always 22,270
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,772

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,560–56,340
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 2–3 Common 64,412–96,618
Dragon battleaxe.png Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,370
Dragon longsword.png Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,416
Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,430
Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,418
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 40,710–122,130
Dragonbone necklace.png Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000)[A 1] 335,447

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 65,650–101,000
Death rune.png Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 75,600–126,000
Wrath rune.png Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,540–41,800

Dragonhide[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Green dragonhide.png Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 36,825–47,136
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 37,720–56,580
Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 37,170–61,950
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 45,750–76,250

Tips[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Sapphire bolt tips 5.png Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,025–1,435
Emerald bolt tips 5.png Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,550–2,170
Ruby bolt tips 5.png Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,500–3,500
Diamond bolt tips 5.png Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,475–6,265
Amethyst bolt tips 5.png Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,550–6,660
Dragonstone bolt tips 5.png Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 1,631–6,524
Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 42,300–253,800
Rune dart tip.png Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 93,525–135,923
Dragon dart tip.png Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 36,840–184,200
Dragon arrowtips.png Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 34,700–69,400

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 11,120–33,360
Diamond.png Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 20,110–60,330
Grapes.png Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 42,750–51,471
Magic logs.png Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 55,000
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 12,072–36,216
Dragon bolts (unf) 5.png Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 56,500–113,000

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Papaya tree seed 5.png Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 9,659
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 4,020
Ranarr seed 5.png Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 52,031
Snapdragon seed 5.png Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 59,078
Torstol seed 5.png Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 73,379
Willow seed 5.png Willow seed 1 Uncommon 5,172
Teak seed 5.png Teak seed 1 Uncommon 282
Maple seed 5.png Maple seed 1 Uncommon 41,704
Calquat tree seed 5.png Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 186
Dragonfruit tree seed 5.png Dragonfruit tree seed 1 Rare 73,305
Mahogany seed 5.png Mahogany seed 1 Rare 6,769
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 1 Rare 51,199
Yew seed 5.png Yew seed 1 Rare 103,240
Spirit seed 5.png Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Celastrus seed 5.png Celastrus seed 1 Rare 57,017
Redwood tree seed 5.png Redwood tree seed 1 Rare 81,449
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 1 Very rare (~1/1,100)[1] 186,369

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000.png Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold
Manta ray.png Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 31,225–68,695
Wrath talisman.png Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 710
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dragon bones.png Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 16,576–66,304
Vorkath's head.png Vorkath's head 1 Uncommon (1/50)[A 1][A 2] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/65)[A 1] Not sold
Jar of decay.png Jar of decay 1 Very rare (1/3,000)[A 1] 140,038
Vorki.png Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000)[A 1] Not sold
Draconic visage.png Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1] 8,688,737
Skeletal visage.png Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1] 50,966,804
  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 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,589
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,381
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 858
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,436
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 465
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,951
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,961
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,574
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 908
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 12,690
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 11,340
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 820
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,662
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,072
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,495
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,206
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,119
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,094
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,497
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,409
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,977
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755

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. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. Mod Ash: "About 1 / 1.1k per roll; you get two rolls per kill."