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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.

Location

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 the Elite 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 overview

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.

Drops

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.

Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Monkfish Monkfish 3 Common 1,551
Shark Shark 2 Common 1,818
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 8,099
Ranging potion(3) Ranging potion(3) 1 Common 1,381
Superantipoison(2) Superantipoison(2) 1 Common 310
Dark crab Dark crab 2 Uncommon 2,228
Saradomin brew(4) Saradomin brew(4) 1 Uncommon 2,932
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 1 Uncommon 10,616
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 19,908

Equipment

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,584
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,677
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,263
Rune knife (p) Rune knife(p++) 25 Uncommon 23,175
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Rare 82,430
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Rare (1/128) 710,190
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 133,186

Herbs

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 65,400
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 25 (noted) Uncommon 194,175
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 25 (noted) Rare 225,700
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 25 (noted) Rare 303,250

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 25 Uncommon 8,950
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 176,572
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 2 Uncommon (3/128) 361,834
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 28,452
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 2 Rare 141,050

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 100 Common 36,000
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 500 Common 18,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 250 Uncommon 24,250
Death rune Death rune 150 Uncommon 42,750

Gems

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 25 (noted) Uncommon 43,400
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 25 (noted) Uncommon 23,025
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 25 (noted) Uncommon 94,225

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato cactus Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common 29,900
Wine of zamorak Wine of zamorak 60 (noted) Common (10/128) 129,480
Ensouled kalphite head Ensouled kalphite head 1 Common (1/20) 3,173
Coins 10000 Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite bar Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,305
Magic logs Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon 67,620
Grapes Grapes 100 (noted) Uncommon 16,800
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,400
Cactus spine Cactus spine 10 (noted) Uncommon 12,670
Gold ore Gold ore 250 (noted) Uncommon 87,250
Weapon poison(++) Weapon poison(++) 5 (noted) Uncommon 37,215
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) 778,655
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 9,183
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,691
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 970
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,435
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,018
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,873
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,536
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 921
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 11,385
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 12,825
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,074
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,460
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,599
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,943
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,100
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,736
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,154
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,158
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,040
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,395
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,187
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,769
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755

Trivia

  • 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]

References

  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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