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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
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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 Magic icon Ranged icon
300 300 300 150 1
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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +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 Magic icon Ranged icon
300 300 300 150 1
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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +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 notable 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. A second rope is required to reach the lower level where Kalphite Queen resides. Completion of Desert Diary removes the need to bring ropes each time.

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.

Fight overviewEdit

Fighting Kalphite Queen

A player fights the airborne form of the Kalphite Queen.

The Kalphite Queen has a combat level of 333. Each form has 255 Hitpoints, and her Ranged and Magic attacks have 100% accuracy. She may also use a decently accurate melee attack. The Queen has two forms: in the first, she is an immense scarab beetle, and in her second, a giant wasp. She switches forms only after the first has been fully defeated.

As a beetle, she is extremely resistant to Magic and Ranged attacks, as indicated by her overhead prayers. As a wasp, she is resistant to Melee attacks. Therefore, players should be prepared to use both Melee and Ranged or Magic.

Each of her attacks have a max hit of 31. Her Ranged attacks consists of her shooting barbed spines from her abdomen. 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 bounces from player to player. Her Melee attack can also hit high, but is much less accurate than the Magic and Ranged attacks.

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.

ConsumablesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Monkfish Monkfish 3 Common 1,575
Shark Shark 2 Common 1,994
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 7,583
Ranging potion(3) Ranging potion(3) 1 Common 1,670
Superantipoison(2) Superantipoison(2) 1 Common 343
Dark crab Dark crab 2 Uncommon 2,626
Saradomin brew(4) Saradomin brew(4) 1 Uncommon 3,367
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 1 Uncommon 10,688
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 19,658

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,575
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,613
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,357
Rune knife (p) Rune knife(p++) 25 Uncommon 21,350
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Rare 84,130
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Rare (1/128) 507,597
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 133,436

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 68,725
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 25 (noted) Uncommon 190,175
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 25 (noted) Rare 210,850
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 25 (noted) Rare 260,625

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 25 Uncommon 8,200
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 153,032
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 2 Uncommon (3/128) 343,356
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 19,576
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 2 Rare 140,898

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 100 Common 29,300
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 500 Common 19,000
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 250 Uncommon 18,750
Death rune Death rune 150 Uncommon 38,550

GemsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 25 (noted) Uncommon 44,400
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 25 (noted) Uncommon 23,500
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 25 (noted) Uncommon 93,925

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato cactus Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common 25,600
Wine of zamorak Wine of zamorak 60 (noted) Common (10/128) 130,620
Ensouled kalphite head Ensouled kalphite head 1 Common (1/20) 2,991
Coins 10000 Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite bar Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,320
Magic logs Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon 66,240
Grapes Grapes 100 (noted) Uncommon 12,700
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,400
Cactus spine Cactus spine 10 (noted) Uncommon 16,340
Gold ore Gold ore 250 (noted) Uncommon 94,750
Weapon poison(++) Weapon poison(++) 5 (noted) Uncommon 26,095
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) 754,071
Kalphite princess Kalphite princess 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold

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 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,454
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 15,814
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 991
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,440
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,477
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,815
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,541
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 940
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 10,125
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 11,565
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,900
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,150
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,565
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,680
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,776
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,162
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,335
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,116
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,548
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,585
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,757
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 620

TriviaEdit

  • The Kalphite Queen was previously 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 the second form stays alive for a long period of time, 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, akin to Vet'ion.
  • If stat-draining special attacks are used on her first form, the stat reductions will carry over to 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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