Killing the King Black Dragon
Profit KBD Special Breaths
658,500 per hour
Skill requirements

80+ Attack iconStrength iconDefence icon recommended for Melee
70+ Ranged icon recommended for Ranged
70+ Hitpoints icon recommended
44+ Prayer icon (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Item requirements

High-level weaponry and decent armour
Anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire shield
Ranging/Super combat potion
1-2 (Extended) Antifires
1-2 Superantipoisons
1-4 Prayer potions (depending if using Prayer or not)
An emergency teleport (optional)
Rest monkfish or better

Quest requirements Inputs



Melee Ranged

15 x Super restore (145,815)
5 x Super combat potion (68,815)
2.5 x Extended antifire (915)
2.5 x Antidote++ (787.5)
90 x Shark (81,900)

20 x Super restore (194,420)
4 x Ranging potion (11,388)
2.5 x Extended antifire (915)
2.5 x Antidote++ (787.5)
90 x Shark (81,900)

Other requirements Outputs

55 Slayer icon for Broad bolts recommended if using Ranged (optional)
Completed Barbarian Smithing and Tai Bwo Wannai Trio to use Zamorakian hasta in Melee (optional)

40 x Black dragonhide (118,040)
20 x Dragon bones (52,880)
0.004 x Draconic visage (28,865.800583544)
0.0132 x Dragon pickaxe (56,297.761943578)
320,000 coins (various other drops)

Location Experience gained

19,200 Multicombat experience
6,384 Hitpoints icon experience

KBD Routes

The routes that lead up to the KBD Lair.

The profit rate assumes 20 kills per hour. Your actual profit may be higher or lower depending on your speed.

Before heading to the King Black Dragon Lair, log into a free world before venturing out into the Wilderness. Stand outside of the fenced lesser demon area, and log out. If possible, have your scout assess the risks. After finding an empty and safe members' world, return back on your main account, and enter the lair.

The King Black Dragon will hit 0-10 with his special dragonbreath regardless of dragonfire shielding and Prayer. By doing so, Defence bonuses become useless, so your gear should focus extensively on offensive and/or Prayer stats, concentrating on both Attack and Strength if using Melee or on Ranged bonuses if using Ranged. Prayer may also be used to speed up kills on both ends.

When he freezes you, use this time to heal by eating a couple pieces of food at the most, and try not to consistently fall below 40 Hitpoints during battle. Check your stats when he shocks you, and boost them if low.

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