|Released||4 January 2018 (Update)|
|Examine||Sleeping: Let sleeping dragons lie.|
Awake: This won't be fun.
|Max hit||30 (Magic), 32 (Ranged), 32 (Melee), 73 (Dragonfire), 121 (Dragonfire Bomb/Special), 20 (Breath, unpotted)|
|Weakness||Stab, Ranged, dragonbane weapons, Salve amulet|
|Attack style||Slash, Magic, Ranged, Dragonfire|
|Category||Blue dragon, Zombie, Boss|
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 has 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]
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]
In addition to the 100% drops, the player will also have two rolls on Vorkath's drop table, excluding tertiary items, which have only one roll. The displayed drop chances represent a single 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 144,373.
100%[edit | edit source]
|Superior dragon bones||2||Always||28,172||192|
Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]
Runes[edit | edit source]
Dragonhide[edit | edit source]
|Green dragonhide||25–30 (noted)||7/150||36,700-44,040||2,025-2,430|
|Blue dragonhide||25–30 (noted)||8/150||45,550-54,660||2,100-2,520|
|Red dragonhide||20–25 (noted)||7/150||47,720-59,650||1,740-2,175|
|Black dragonhide||15–25 (noted)||7/150||47,340-78,900||1,350-2,250|
Fletching materials[edit | edit source]
|Dragon bolts (unf)||50–100||8/150||55,050-110,100||4,200-8,400|
|Sapphire bolt tips||25–30||2/1,110||500-600||250-300|
|Emerald bolt tips||25–30||8/1,110||1,375-1,650||475-570|
|Ruby bolt tips||25–30||8/1,110||2,350-2,820||1,000-1,200|
|Diamond bolt tips||25–30||10/1,110||4,375-5,250||1,975-2,370|
|Dragonstone bolt tips||11–25||5/150||2,244-5,100||4,400-10,000|
|Dragonstone bolt tips||25–30||6/1,110||5,100-6,120||10,000-12,000|
|Onyx bolt tips||5–10||4/150||39,290-78,580||3,000-6,000|
|Onyx bolt tips||25–30||3/1,110||196,450-235,740||15,000-18,000|
|Rune dart tip||75–100||3/150||90,825-121,100||7,875-10,500|
|Dragon dart tip||10–50||6/150||29,080-145,400||1,500-7,500|
Seeds[edit | edit source]
There is a 3/150 chance of rolling the tree-herb seed drop table.
|Snapdragon seed||1||1/112.3[d 1]||65,206||36|
|Torstol seed||1||1/118.7[d 1]||56,646||42|
|Papaya tree seed||1||1/892.9||4,925||69|
|Palm tree seed||1||1/1,250||54,655||152|
|Spirit seed||1||1/1,562.5||Not sold||0|
|Dragonfruit tree seed||1||1/2,083.3||216,560||258|
|Redwood tree seed||1||1/3,125||36,196||390|
- 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]
|Adamantite ore||10–30 (noted)||7/150||9,620-28,860||2,400-7,200|
|Magic logs||50 (noted)||5/150||50,300||9,600|
|Manta ray||35–55 (noted)||4/150||46,410-72,930||4,200-6,600|
|Dragon bones||15–20 (noted)||4/150||44,040-58,720||1,440-1,920|
Rare drop table[edit | edit source]
There is a 5/150 chance of rolling the rare drop table.
|Loop half of key||1||1/190.51; 1/189.09[d 1]||10,298||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/190.51; 1/189.09[d 1]||9,595||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/768; 1/390[d 1]||465||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/1,280||37,793||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/1,536; 1/780[d 1]||672||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/1,920||22,465||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/1,920||5,200||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/3,072; 1/1,560[d 1]||1,265||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/3,840||58,960||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/4,053.77; 1/470.35[d 1]||11,905||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/8,107.55; 1/940.7[d 1]||65,240||66,000|
|Chaos talisman||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]||556||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/10,810.06; 1/1,254.27[d 1]||37,230||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/12,288; 1/6,240[d 1]||2,861||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/24,576; 1/12,480[d 1]||885||1,200|
- The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
Tertiary[edit | edit source]
|Vorkath's head||1||1/50[d 1]||Not sold||N/A|
|Brimstone key||1||1/50[d 2]||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue scroll (elite)||1||1/65||Not sold||12|
|Jar of decay||1||1/3,000||51,264||0|
Concept art[edit | edit source]
Artwork of Dragon Slayer II.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|22 November 2018
|Vorkath's 10-30 noted crushed nests drop was removed from its drop table.|
|8 January 2018
|5 January 2018
|4 January 2018
||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]
- Old School RuneScape. Vorki/Rune/Addy Dragon Drop Rates Revealed! - OSRS Q&A. 10 Jan 2018.*