|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 22,270 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,772
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,560–56,340 Rune kiteshield 2–3 Common 64,412–96,618 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,370 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,416 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,430 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,418 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 40,710–122,130 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000)[A 1] 335,447
Runes[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 65,650–101,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 75,600–126,000 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 36,825–47,136 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 37,720–56,580 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 37,170–61,950 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 45,750–76,250
Tips[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,025–1,435 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,550–2,170 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,500–3,500 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,475–6,265 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,550–6,660 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 1,631–6,524 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 42,300–253,800 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 93,525–135,923 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 36,840–184,200 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 34,700–69,400
Materials[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 11,120–33,360 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 20,110–60,330 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 42,750–51,471 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 55,000 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 12,072–36,216 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 56,500–113,000
Seeds[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 9,659 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 4,020 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 52,031 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 59,078 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 73,379 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 5,172 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 282 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 41,704 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 186 Dragonfruit tree seed 1 Rare 73,305 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 6,769 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 51,199 Yew seed 1 Rare 103,240 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold Celastrus seed 1 Rare 57,017 Redwood tree seed 1 Rare 81,449 Magic seed 1 Very rare (~1/1,100) 186,369
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 31,225–68,695 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 710 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon Not sold Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 16,576–66,304 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] 140,038 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000)[A 1] Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1] 8,688,737 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[A 1] 50,966,804
- 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 8,589 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,381 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 858 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,436 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 465 Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,951 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,961 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,574 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 908 Law rune 45 Very rare 12,690 Death rune 45 Very rare 11,340 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 820 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,662 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,072 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,495 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,206 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,119 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,094 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,497 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,409 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,977 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755
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]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. Mod Ash: "About 1 / 1.1k per roll; you get two rolls per kill."
Dragons and dragon-like races