|Immune to poison?||No|
|Attack style||Melee, Ranged, Magic|
|Weakness||Crush attacks, Keris|
|I don't think insect repellent will work...|
The kalphite queen (Kalphiscarabeinae Pasha), also called the KQ, is the 5th highest level monster in all of RuneScape, and is the 2nd highest level monster that is neither quest or mini game related. The Kalphite Queen is most famous for dropping the Dragon chainbody armour, along with Dust Devils and Smoke Devils. The Kalphite Queen is one of the toughest monsters in RuneScape, and she can inflict incredible amounts of damage, sometimes constantly. It is recommended for players to only bring items into the lair they are willing to lose.
To get to the Kalphite Lair, you must enter the desert. The easiest way to do this is from the Shantay Pass.
The Shantay Pass is located south of Al Kharid. To go through the Pass, you will need to buy a Shantay pass from the nearby Shantay for a small fee.
The entrance is due west of the Shantay Pass, and is really a short run. If you are lucky and fast, the heat of the desert will not effect you. You will require a rope to enter the dungeon, which will be used in the process.
Alternatively, those with access to Dorgesh-Kaan will be able to find a tunnel in the Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon that leads through to the Kalphite Lair, emerging near the kalphite soldiers.
Please note: To enter the second tunnel into the Kalphite Queen area, you will need a second rope, so ensure you and anyone you bring with you has the necessary supplies
The Kalphite Queen has an extremely high combat level of 333. Each form has exactly 255 hitpoints. 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.
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, mage, 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. Her melee attack can also hit 31 damage, but is more likely to hit around 25. And then she uses a mage attack that hits up to 31 damage and bounces from player to player, hitting each of them very hard. This spell cannot, however, turn corners or go through the Kalphite Queen, which is why players like to stand on her opposites sides, giving them slightly more time, while she has to take the time to turn and attack the other players with you, standing on the other sides.
Come very prepared. She is very tough to kill and nearly impossible to kill by yourself. Beware of the level 28 kalphite workers, they are weak, but come in great numbers.
Your main priority here is to get a dragon or rune drop, these can fund at least one trip for you or numerous for a whole group. Many players also hunt for the kalphite head for their trophy room.
For more efficient killing, players usually bring at least one other player of their clan to kill the Kalphite Queen.
- Two ropes for the player's first time in the hive.
- Shantay pass if entering through the shantay pass in Al Kharid .
- Super attack potions
- Super defence potions
- Super strength potions
- A few Prayer potions for using protection prayers.
- Teleportation runes to get out
- Food (generally the best available like sharks and tuna potatoes)
- The Keris dagger is highly effective against kalphites, but cannot be used with Verac's armour.
The best armour for fighting the Kalphite Queen is considered to be a full set of Verac's armour, since the special effect of the Verac's set has a chance to ignore prayer and defence bonuses.
Usually, killing the Kalphite Queen is done in sets of two, as this is the easiest. Both players usually also follow a tactic widely recommended by experienced KQ hunters.
The tactic is to stand each players on opposite sides of the Kalphite Queen; one in front of her and one behind her. This is done for two reasons: 1) She has to turn 180 degrees to damage either of you, so she will rapidly turn between you, and thus hitting you as little as possible, and 2) so her Mage attack no longer can ricochet from one player to another.
A good idea is to bring an item like a Dragon Dagger (p++) or a Dragon Mace and use the specials as soon as you enter the room. The Dragon Mace can hit harder, but the DDP++ is recommended because it is faster (allowing you to switch back to Verac's Flail) and can poison the Queen. Some players bring Dragon Halberds, but this is dangerous because if you die, the Halberd will be saved instead of your Verac's Helmet.
Once the first form of the Queen is dead, the second form pops out. The second form has the same amount of hitpoints and her maximum hit does the same amount of damage, but she hits her max-hit more often. Also, she'll summon dozens of Level 28 Kalphite workers.
Tactic 2 Using Melee and RangeEdit
- Melee (Stab and crush 0-31 so get high defence bonuses to these)
- Range (Hits multiple targets 0-31 Get high defence bonus or pray Protect from range)
- Magic (Hits multiple targets 0-31 Get high defence bonus or pray Protect from magic)
- Keris (2nd form has protect from melee so might not be effective)
- Crush (look Keris)
- Range (2nd form)
- Magic (2nd form)
Hybrid (melee and range). Using both attacks will counter Queens prayers. Melee agains 1st form because melee armour has high range and melee defence. On 2nd form range has high magic defence. Doing this you can evade most of the damage she inflicts. Zamorakian hasta has crush attack so using it might be effective, but using its stab attack might be better for increased accuracy. Bringing full setup might not be wise. Bring melee setup and main range gear. Such as bow, chest, legs, shield.
There is a chance to get poisoned before entering Queens lair and inside lair so you migh want to bring super antipoison.
Melee for 1st form. Pray Protect from magic and Piety. Pot up before fighting. Drink from saradomin brew then from restore and finally drink from super attack and super strength.
Range for 2nd form. Pray Protect from range, Eagle eye and Steel skin. While she is transforming drink from ranging potion.
Range gear for phase 2.
2 ropes, Food 12+, Ranging potion, super strength, super attack, Saradomin brew, super restore, Prayer potion 4x, super antipoison,
Melee form 1Edit
Weapon: Zamorakkian hasta
Off-hand: Dragonfire shield + rune defender (for "pro" switchers optional or alternative)
Helm: Verac's helm
Amulet: Amulet of fury
Chest: Bandos chestplate
Legs: Bandos tassets
Boots: Dragon boots
Gloves: Barrows gloves
Ring: Berserker ring (i) / Archer's ring (i)
Cape: Fire cape
Defensive bonuses: Stab +361 Crush +365 Range +405
Offensive bonuses: Stab +108, Crush +88, Strength +116, Prayer +14
Range form 2Edit
Weapon: Armadyl crossbow
Off-hand: Odium ward
Helm: Armadyl helm
Amulet: Amulet of fury
Chest: Armadyl chestplate
Legs: Armadyl plateskirt
Boots: Ranger boots (or infinity boots for magic def)
Gloves: Barrows gloves
Ring: Archers ring (i) (or seer's ring (i) for magic defence)
Cape: Ava's accumalator
Quiver: Diamond bolts (or broad bolts)
Defensive bonuses: Magic defence +177
Offensive bonuses: Range attack +209, Prayer +11
Item Quantity Rarity Rune axe 1 Common Adamant spear 1 Common Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon Adamant longsword 1 Uncommon Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare
- ↑ 1/256 chance of dropping
Item Quantity Rarity Rune chainbody 1 Common Steel platebody 1 Common Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon Red d'hide body 1 Common Dragon chainbody 1 Rare
- ↑ 1/128 chance of dropping
Item Quantity Rarity Mithril arrow 500 Common Iron arrow 1–335 Uncommon Steel arrow 1–150 Uncommon Rune javelin 1–5 Uncommon Rune arrow 250 Uncommon
Item Quantity Rarity Prayer potion (4) 4 Uncommon Antidote++ (4) 5 (noted) Uncommon Weapon poison++ 5 (noted) Uncommon
Item Quantity Rarity Sapphire 1 Uncommon Emerald 1 Uncommon Ruby 1 Uncommon Oyster pearls 40 Uncommon Diamond 1 Common Uncut sapphire 20 (noted) Uncut emerald 20 Common Uncut diamond 20 (noted)
Item Quantity Rarity Blood rune 100 Common Chaos rune 250 Common Nature rune 69, 75 Common Fire rune 600 Common Law rune 20, 45 Uncommon Death rune 175 Uncommon
Item Quantity Rarity Wine of zamorak 50 (noted) Common Coins 3,000 Uncommon Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon Monkfish 8 Common Air orb 30 (noted) Uncommon Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon Grapes 75 (noted) Uncommon Toadflax 20 (noted) Uncommon Lantadyme 20 (noted) Uncommon Avantoe 20 (noted) Uncommon File:Irit.png Irit 20 (noted) Uncommon Ranarr weed 20 (noted) Uncommon Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common Waterskin (4) 3 Common Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Kq head 1 Rare
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity Coins 3,000 Common Uncut sapphire 1 Common Loop half of key 1 Common Tooth half of key 1 Common Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon Runite bar 1 Rare Rune spear 1 Uncommon Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon Rune 2h sword 5 Uncommon Nature rune 67 Uncommon Uncut diamond 1 Rare Rune javelin 5 Rare Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare Adamant javelin 20 Rare Rune sq shield 1 Rare Steel arrow 150 Rare Rune arrow 42 Rare Law rune 45 Rare Death rune 45 Rare Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare Dragonstone 1 Rare Rune kiteshield 1 Rare Dragon med helm 1 Rare Shield left half 1 Very rare Dragon spear 1 Very rare