|Released||4 January 2018 (Update)|
|Always drops||Superior dragon bones (2)|
Blue dragonhide (2)
|Sleeping: Let sleeping dragons lie.|
Awake: This won't be fun.
|Max hit||30 (Magic), 35 (Ranged), 72 (Dragonfire), 121 (Dragonfire Bomb/Special), 20 (Breath, unpotted)|
|Weakness||Stab, Ranged, dragonbane weapons, Salve amulet|
|Attack style||Melee (Slash), Magic, Ranged, Dragonfire (long-ranged)|
|Category||Boss, Blue dragon|
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]
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.
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]
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 2 Always 23,566 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,812
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,478–56,217 Rune kiteshield 2–3 Common 64,386–96,579 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,479 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,460 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,442 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,413 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 42,490–127,470 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000)[A 1] 167,615
Runes[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 63,700–98,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 67,500–112,500 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,540–41,800
Dragonhide[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 37,825–48,416 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 38,120–57,180 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 37,515–62,525 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 46,200–77,000
Tips[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,050–1,470 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,400–1,960 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,425–3,395 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,525–6,335 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,425–6,510 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 1,519–6,076 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 41,685–250,110 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 94,950–137,994 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 32,520–162,600 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 23,175–46,350
Materials[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 13,300–39,900 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 20,050–60,150 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 31,250–37,625 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 56,450 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 12,253–36,759 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 81,800–163,600
Seeds[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 3,457 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,680 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 38,822 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 51,826 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 46,980 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,999 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 54 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 35,911 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 57 Dragonfruit tree seed 1 Rare 155,781 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,222 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 36,570 Yew seed 1 Rare 82,060 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold Celastrus seed 1 Rare 81,120 Redwood tree seed 1 Rare 34,924 Magic seed 1 Rare (~1/550) 134,374
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 27,675–60,885 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 1,038 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon Not sold Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 15,575–62,300 Vorkath's head 1 Uncommon (1/50)[A 1][A 2] Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/65)[A 1] Not sold Jar of decay 1 Very rare (1/3,000)[A 1] 168,156 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000)[A 1] Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1] 6,983,638 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1] 38,431,252
- Independent drop; rolls in addition to the two standard rolls per kill.
- 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 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 11,663 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,635 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 626 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,476 Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,003 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,974 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,568 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 752 Law rune 45 Very rare 8,910 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,125 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,326 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,574 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,253 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,400 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,392 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,193 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,114 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,007 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,742 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare Not sold Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,439 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,874 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800
- The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
Concept art[edit | edit source]
Artwork of Dragon Slayer II.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|4 January 2018||Shortly after release, the post-quest form's Hitpoints were increased from 640 to 1,000.|
|5 January 2018 (update)||
|8 January 2018 (update)||
|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]
- Old School RuneScape. Vorki/Rune/Addy Dragon Drop Rates Revealed! - OSRS Q&A. 10 Jan 2018.*
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. Mod Ash: "About 1 / 1.1k per roll; you get two rolls per kill."
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