This article is about the dungeon. For the quest, see Temple of Ikov.
Temple of Ikov
Temple of Ikov
Kingdom Kandarin
Main Music Chain of Command
Attack 5
Levels 2
Strongest Monster Lesarkus the Fire Warrior
(during quest)
Lesser Demon (after quest)
Quests Temple of Ikov
Inhabitants/Race Various
Temple of Ikov map
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The Temple of Ikov is a dungeon underneath Hemenster. You don't need to start the Temple of Ikov quest to get access to it. The dungeon is located north of East Ardougne and south of the Ranging Guild. You can also pick up the Boots of lightness in here if you have lost your pair (bring a light source and slashing weapon). This is also where the Staff of Armadyl was located.

The Temple of Ikov is the site of the only remaining temple of Armadyl in Gielinor, and is inhabited by the Guardians of Armadyl. The guardians serve to protect the Staff of Armadyl, a very powerful staff used by Zamorak to banish Zaros at the end of the Second Age.

During the Temple of Ikov quest, the player is employed by Lucien to steal the staff from the temple, although the player is later given the choice to either aid the guardians or Lucien. Despite what the player chooses to do, the staff is later stolen anyway by Movario.

The soundtrack that plays in the temple is "Chain Of Command".






Old KBD Lair

The former KBD Lair, visible by using the oculus orb.

  • Originally, when RuneScape 2 was released, the King Black Dragon Lair was mapped by the Temple of Ikov. It was later changed due to safe-spotting.[1] It still exists in-game, although cannot be reached by any means and has no purpose. Players who are in the icy area of the Temple of Ikov can see some of the old KBD lair's tiles on their minimap, and even hear the lava bubbling if they stand close enough to the western wall.


  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 August 2014. Mod Ash: "When RuneScape 2 came out, the KBD lair was mapped by the Temple of Ikov. It changed due to safe-spotting."