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Kalphite Queen
Kalphite Queen
Also called KQ
Release date 7 September 2004 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 333
Always drops None
Examine
I don't think insect repellent will work...
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 31
Weakness Crush attacks, Keris
Attack Styles
Melee (stab), Ranged, Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 535.5
Category Kalphite, Boss
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
300 300 300 1 150
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+50 +50 +10 +100 +100
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Poisons instead
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Kalphite Queen
Kalphite Queen 2nd form
Release date 7 September 2004 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 333
Always drops None
Examine
I don't think insect repellent will work...
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 31
Weakness Ranged
Attack Styles
Melee (stab), Ranged, Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 537.5
Category Kalphites, Boss
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
300 300 300 1 150
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+100 +100 +100 +10 +10
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

























The Kalphite Queen (Kalphiscarabeinae Pasha), also called the KQ, is the strongest of the Kalphites. The Kalphite Queen, along with dust devils and smoke devils, is most famous for dropping the Dragon chainbody armour.

The Kalphite Queen is one of the toughest monsters in RuneScape. She can inflict large amounts of damage with her Ranged and Magic attacks as they always result in a successful hit.[1] It is recommended for players to bring an emergency teleport such as an Ectophial or teleport tablet, or only bring items into the lair they are willing to lose.

LocationEdit

The Kalphite Queen resides in her lair southwest of the Shantay Pass. If you are lucky and fast, you can run from the Shantay Pass to the Kalphite Lair fast enough so that the desert heat does not affect you. Alternatively, the Fairy Ring BIQ can take you to right outside the Lair entrance. You will require a rope to enter the dungeon, which will be used in the process.

In addition, those with access to Dorgesh-Kaan can find a tunnel in the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon that leads through to the Kalphite Lair, emerging near the Kalphite Soldiers.

In order to reach the Kalphite Queen, you will require another rope to climb down into her chamber.

Two formsEdit

The Kalphite Queen has a combat level of 333. Each form has 255 Hitpoints, and her Ranged and Magic attacks have 100% accuracy. She transforms into two varieties of bug. In her first form, the Kalphite Queen is an immense scarab beetle; in her second form, she is a giant wasp.

Fighting Kalphite Queen

A player fights the airborne form of the Kalphite Queen.

As a beetle, she activates prayers preventing normal damage by Magic and Ranged attacks. As a wasp, she uses the Protect from Melee prayer. She varies her attack among Melee, Magic, and Ranged attacks. Challengers must prepare beforehand for these changes, or must be able to adapt styles. It should be noted that the second form is much more difficult to defeat than the first form.

Her Ranged attacks consists of her shooting barbed spines from her abdomen, inflicting up to 31 damage. If there are players close to the person being targeted with this attack they will also be hit, to avoid this players can stand on opposite sides of the Kalphite Queen. Her Magic attack hits up to 31 damage and bounces from player to player. Her Melee attack can also hit 31 damage, but is much less accurate than the Magic and Ranged attacks.

When doing Kalphite Queen as a team, it is best to use Protect from Magic and stand on opposite sides of the queen.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

The player will always receive two items from the Kalphite Queen's drop table: One from the regular drop table, and one from the Consumables table.

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,653
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,741
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,381
Rune knife (p) Rune knife(p++) 25 Uncommon 20,975
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Rare 86,380
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Rare (1/128) 1,281,683
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 133,567

ConsumablesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Monkfish Monkfish 3 Common 1,227
Shark Shark 2 Common 1,422
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 6,595
Ranging potion(3) Ranging potion(3) 1 Common 1,158
Superantipoison(2) Superantipoison(2) 1 Common 452
Dark crab Dark crab 2 Uncommon 2,242
Saradomin brew(4) Saradomin brew(4) 1 Uncommon 6,211
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 1 Uncommon 9,293
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,540

HerbsEdit

There is a 1 in 16 chance of rolling the herb table.[2]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy toadflax Grimy toadflax 25 (noted) Uncommon 52,350
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 25 (noted) Uncommon 168,850
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 25 (noted) Rare 199,200
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 25 (noted) Rare 215,225

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 25 Uncommon 8,650
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 115,060
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 2 Uncommon (3/128) 344,856
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 12,578
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 2 Rare 113,002

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 100 Common 20,800
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 500 Common 15,000
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 250 Uncommon 19,500
Death rune Death rune 150 Uncommon 34,350

GemsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 25 (noted) Uncommon 37,600
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 25 (noted) Uncommon 21,025
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 25 (noted) Uncommon 78,425

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato cactus Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common 20,500
Wine of zamorak Wine of zamorak 60 (noted) Uncommon (10/128) 111,840
Coins 10000 Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon Not sold
Ensouled kalphite head Ensouled kalphite head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 2,673
Runite bar Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,635
Magic logs Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon 69,180
Grapes Grapes 100 (noted) Uncommon 22,200
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,900
Cactus spine Cactus spine 10 (noted) Uncommon 51,050
Gold ore Gold ore 250 (noted) Uncommon 73,750
Weapon poison(++) Weapon poison(++) 5 (noted) Uncommon 23,245
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold
Kq head Kq head 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Jar of sand Jar of sand 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 932,553
Kalphite princess Kalphite princess 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,036
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 20,137
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 373
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 826
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 841
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,504
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 351
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,276
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 740
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,545
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,640
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,305
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,573
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,055
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,657
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 18,991
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,137
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,301
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,228
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,097
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,412
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,796


TriviaEdit

  • The Kalphite Queen is the only known entity able to use simultaneous overhead protection prayers. Protect from magic and missiles overhead
  • The Kalphite Queen's original drops were much worse, similar to the King Black Dragon's before their drop tables were updated due to player feedback.
  • Prior to a poll, only the second form counted towards the damage needed to obtain drops after her death. This upset players as crashers would come when a player was on the second form, taking the drop from them with minimal effort. This has since been changed, and now players who did the most damage to both forms will obtain the drop.
  • If you spend too much time on the second form, it will revert back to the first form and retain the second form's remaining Hitpoints. When the first form is killed again, a second form with full health will emerge. This is similar to quest bosses disappearing after a certain time.
  • When you use defence draining special attacks on her first form, this will also apply on the second form.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 June 2015.
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 4 March 2016. Mod Ash: "10/128 for the wine, 8/128 for a herb."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 8 May 2017. Mod Ash: "Yes [when the defence is lowered on KQ's first form it stays lowered on the second form], same with Vet'ion."
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