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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. Ring of recoils do not inflict damage on Vorkath.

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, which have only one roll.

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

Drop rates estimated based on 154,350 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

An average Vorkath kill is worth 139,469.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Superior dragon bones.png: Vorkath drops Superior dragon bones with rarity Always in quantity 2Superior dragon bones2Always23,100192
Blue dragonhide.png: Vorkath drops Blue dragonhide with rarity Always in quantity 2Blue dragonhide2Always3,718168

Weapons and Armour[edit | edit source]

The displayed drop chance represents a single roll. There are two rolls per kill.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune longsword.png: Vorkath drops Rune longsword with rarity 5/150 in quantity 2-3Rune longsword2–35/15037,404-56,10638,400-57,600
Rune kiteshield.png: Vorkath drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 5/150 in quantity 2-3Rune kiteshield2–35/15064,244-96,36665,280-97,920
Dragon battleaxe.png: Vorkath drops Dragon battleaxe with rarity 2/150 in quantity 1Dragon battleaxe12/150119,377120,000
Dragon longsword.png: Vorkath drops Dragon longsword with rarity 2/150 in quantity 1Dragon longsword12/15059,41360,000
Dragon platelegs.png: Vorkath drops Dragon platelegs with rarity 2/150 in quantity 1Dragon platelegs12/150161,343162,000
Dragon plateskirt.png: Vorkath drops Dragon plateskirt with rarity 2/150 in quantity 1Dragon plateskirt12/150161,310162,000
Battlestaff.png: Vorkath drops Battlestaff with rarity 4/150 in quantity 5-15 (noted)Battlestaff5–15 (noted)4/15040,935-122,80521,000-63,000

Runes[edit | edit source]

The displayed drop chance represents a single roll. There are two rolls per kill.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Chaos rune.png: Vorkath drops Chaos rune with rarity 6/150 in quantity 650-1000Chaos rune650–1,0006/15050,700-78,00035,100-54,000
Death rune.png: Vorkath drops Death rune with rarity 6/150 in quantity 300-500Death rune300–5006/15062,400-104,00032,400-54,000
Wrath rune.png: Vorkath drops Wrath rune with rarity 3/150 in quantity 30-60Wrath rune30–603/15011,130-22,2609,000-18,000

Dragonhide[edit | edit source]

The displayed drop chance represents a single roll. There are two rolls per kill.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Green dragonhide.png: Vorkath drops Green dragonhide with rarity 7/150 in quantity 25-30 (noted)Green dragonhide25–30 (noted)7/15036,100-43,3202,025-2,430
Blue dragonhide.png: Vorkath drops Blue dragonhide with rarity 8/150 in quantity 25-30 (noted)Blue dragonhide25–30 (noted)8/15046,475-55,7702,100-2,520
Red dragonhide.png: Vorkath drops Red dragonhide with rarity 7/150 in quantity 20-25 (noted)Red dragonhide20–25 (noted)7/15047,600-59,5001,740-2,175
Black dragonhide.png: Vorkath drops Black dragonhide with rarity 7/150 in quantity 15-25 (noted)Black dragonhide15–25 (noted)7/15045,930-76,5501,350-2,250

Tips[edit | edit source]

The displayed drop chance represents a single roll. There are two rolls per kill.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Sapphire bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Sapphire bolt tips with rarity 2/1,110 in quantity 25-30Sapphire bolt tips25–302/1,110800-960250-300
Emerald bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Emerald bolt tips with rarity 8/1,110 in quantity 25-30Emerald bolt tips25–308/1,1101,275-1,530475-570
Ruby bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Ruby bolt tips with rarity 8/1,110 in quantity 25-30Ruby bolt tips25–308/1,1102,300-2,7601,000-1,200
Diamond bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Diamond bolt tips with rarity 10/1,110 in quantity 25-30Diamond bolt tips25–3010/1,1104,425-5,3101,975-2,370
Dragonstone bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Dragonstone bolt tips with rarity 5/150 in quantity 11-25Dragonstone bolt tips11–255/1502,277-5,1754,400-10,000
Dragonstone bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Dragonstone bolt tips with rarity 6/1,110 in quantity 25-30Dragonstone bolt tips25–306/1,1105,175-6,21010,000-12,000
Onyx bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity 4/150 in quantity 5-10Onyx bolt tips5–104/15040,685-81,3703,000-6,000
Onyx bolt tips.png: Vorkath drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity 3/1,110 in quantity 25-30Onyx bolt tips25–303/1,110203,425-244,11015,000-18,000
Rune dart tip.png: Vorkath drops Rune dart tip with rarity 3/150 in quantity 75-100Rune dart tip75–1003/15093,075-124,1007,875-10,500
Dragon dart tip.png: Vorkath drops Dragon dart tip with rarity 6/150 in quantity 10-50Dragon dart tip10–506/15029,970-149,8501,500-7,500
Dragon arrowtips.png: Vorkath drops Dragon arrowtips with rarity 3/150 in quantity 25-50Dragon arrowtips25–503/15018,100-36,2007,500-15,000

Materials[edit | edit source]

The displayed drop chance represents a single roll. There are two rolls per kill.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamantite ore.png: Vorkath drops Adamantite ore with rarity 7/150 in quantity 10-30 (noted)Adamantite ore10–30 (noted)7/15012,130-36,3902,400-7,200
Diamond.png: Vorkath drops Diamond with rarity 4/150 in quantity 10-20 (noted)Diamond10–20 (noted)4/15018,830-37,66012,000-24,000
Grapes.png: Vorkath drops Grapes with rarity 5/150 in quantity 250-300 (noted)Grapes250–300 (noted)5/15019,250-23,1000
Magic logs.png: Vorkath drops Magic logs with rarity 5/150 in quantity 50 (noted)Magic logs50 (noted)5/15050,6509,600
Dragonstone.png: Vorkath drops Dragonstone with rarity 3/150 in quantity 2-3 (noted)Dragonstone2–3 (noted)3/15022,898-34,34712,000-18,000
Dragon bolts (unf) 5.png: Vorkath drops Dragon bolts (unf) with rarity 8/150 in quantity 50-100Dragon bolts (unf)50–1008/15051,050-102,1004,200-8,400

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/150 chance of rolling the tree-herb seed drop table. The displayed drop chance represents a single roll. There are two rolls per kill.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ranarr seed.png: Vorkath drops Ranarr seed with rarity 1/416.7 in quantity 1Ranarr seed11/416.749,44130
Snapdragon seed.png: Vorkath drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 1/112.3 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed11/112.3[d 1]60,16936
Torstol seed.png: Vorkath drops Torstol seed with rarity 1/118.7 in quantity 1Torstol seed11/118.7[d 1]54,58842
Watermelon seed.png: Vorkath drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/625 in quantity 15Watermelon seed151/6251,515495
Willow seed.png: Vorkath drops Willow seed with rarity 1/625 in quantity 1Willow seed11/6253,8099
Mahogany seed.png: Vorkath drops Mahogany seed with rarity 1/694.4 in quantity 1Mahogany seed11/694.42,96728
Maple seed.png: Vorkath drops Maple seed with rarity 1/694.4 in quantity 1Maple seed11/694.432,31128
Teak seed.png: Vorkath drops Teak seed with rarity 1/694.4 in quantity 1Teak seed11/694.48228
Yew seed.png: Vorkath drops Yew seed with rarity 1/694.4 in quantity 1Yew seed11/694.469,78885
Papaya tree seed.png: Vorkath drops Papaya tree seed with rarity 1/892.9 in quantity 1Papaya tree seed11/892.92,00469
Magic seed.png: Vorkath drops Magic seed with rarity 1/1,041.7 in quantity 1Magic seed11/1,041.7122,948253
Palm tree seed.png: Vorkath drops Palm tree seed with rarity 1/1,250 in quantity 1Palm tree seed11/1,25039,421152
Spirit seed.png: Vorkath drops Spirit seed with rarity 1/1,562.5 in quantity 1Spirit seed11/1,562.5Not sold0
Dragonfruit tree seed.png: Vorkath drops Dragonfruit tree seed with rarity 1/2,083.3 in quantity 1Dragonfruit tree seed11/2,083.3189,944258
Celastrus seed.png: Vorkath drops Celastrus seed with rarity 1/3,125 in quantity 1Celastrus seed11/3,12592,656324
Redwood tree seed.png: Vorkath drops Redwood tree seed with rarity 1/3,125 in quantity 1Redwood tree seed11/3,12533,060390
  1. 1.0 1.1 This item is rolled on both the main loot table as well as the tree-herb seed drop table. The effective chance is written here.

Other[edit | edit source]

The displayed drop chance represents a single roll. There are two rolls per kill.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_10000.png: Vorkath drops Coins with rarity 5/150 in quantity 20000-81000Coins20,000–81,0005/15020,000-81,00020,000-81,000
Manta ray.png: Vorkath drops Manta ray with rarity 4/150 in quantity 35-55 (noted)Manta ray35–55 (noted)4/15034,720-54,5604,200-6,600
Wrath talisman.png: Vorkath drops Wrath talisman with rarity 3/150 in quantity 1Wrath talisman13/1507832
Dragon bones.png: Vorkath drops Dragon bones with rarity 4/150 in quantity 15-20 (noted)Dragon bones15–20 (noted)4/15034,530-46,0401,440-1,920

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 5/150 chance of rolling the rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Vorkath drops Coins with rarity 1/182.86 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/182.863,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Vorkath drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/190.51 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/190.51; 1/189.09[d 1]9,76260
Tooth half of key.png: Vorkath drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/190.51 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/190.51; 1/189.09[d 1]9,68860
Uncut sapphire.png: Vorkath drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/768 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/768; 1/390[d 1]53415
Runite bar.png: Vorkath drops Runite bar with rarity 1/768 in quantity 1Runite bar11/76812,4423,000
Nature rune.png: Vorkath drops Nature rune with rarity 1/1,280 in quantity 67Nature rune671/1,28014,0707,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Vorkath drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/1,280 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/1,28037,79438,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Vorkath drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/1,280 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/1,28024,57424,960
Uncut emerald.png: Vorkath drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/1,536 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/1,536; 1/780[d 1]71530
Law rune.png: Vorkath drops Law rune with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 45Law rune451/1,9207,1106,480
Death rune.png: Vorkath drops Death rune with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 45Death rune451/1,9209,3604,860
Steel arrow.png: Vorkath drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/1,9204,8001,050
Rune arrow.png: Vorkath drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/1,9202,60410,080
Adamant javelin.png: Vorkath drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/1,9201,2201,920
Rune sq shield.png: Vorkath drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/1,92022,57423,040
Dragonstone.png: Vorkath drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/1,92011,4496,000
Silver ore.png: Vorkath drops Silver ore with rarity 1/1,920 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/1,9206,0004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Vorkath drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/3,072 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/3,072; 1/1,560[d 1]1,38260
Rune kiteshield.png: Vorkath drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/3,840 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/3,84032,12232,640
Dragon med helm.png: Vorkath drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/3,840 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/3,84059,07760,000
Rune spear.png: Vorkath drops Rune spear with rarity 1/4,053.77 in quantity 1Rune spear11/4,053.77; 1/470.35[d 1][d 2]11,94012,480
Shield left half.png: Vorkath drops Shield left half with rarity 1/8,107.55 in quantity 1Shield left half11/8,107.55; 1/940.7[d 1][d 2]65,61666,000
Chaos talisman.png: Vorkath drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]3972
Dragon spear.png: Vorkath drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/10,810.06 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/10,810.06; 1/1,254.27[d 1][d 2]37,39537,440
Uncut diamond.png: Vorkath drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/12,288 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/12,288; 1/6,240[d 1]2,844120
Rune javelin.png: Vorkath drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/24,576 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/24,576; 1/12,480[d 1]8351,200
  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 of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Vorkath's head.png: Vorkath drops Vorkath's head with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Vorkath's head11/50[d 1][1]Not soldN/A
Brimstone key.png: Vorkath drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/50[d 2]Not soldN/A
Dragonbone necklace.png: Vorkath drops Dragonbone necklace with rarity 1/1,000 in quantity 1Dragonbone necklace11/1,000[1]70,96348,000
Clue scroll (elite).png: Vorkath drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/65 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/65[1]Not sold12
Jar of decay.png: Vorkath drops Jar of decay with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Jar of decay11/3,000[1]31,0990
Vorki.png: Vorkath drops Vorki with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Vorki11/3,000[1]Not soldN/A
Draconic visage.png: Vorkath drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/5,000[1]5,911,797450,000
Skeletal visage.png: Vorkath drops Skeletal visage with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeletal visage11/5,000[1]29,495,191900,000
  1. Players will always receive Vorkath's head on their 50th Vorkath kill.
  2. Brimstone keys are only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 November 2018
(update)
Vorkath's 10-30 noted crushed nests drop was removed from its drop table.
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
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
4 January 2018
Hotfix Shortly after release, the post-quest form's Hitpoints were increased from 640 to 1,000.

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.*