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Kalphite Queen
Kalphite Queen Kalphite Queen 2nd form
Combat level 333
Hit points 255
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 267.5
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Immune to poison? No
Attack style Melee, Ranged, Magic
Attack speed Monster attack speed 6
Max hit 31
Weakness Crush attacks, Keris
Always drops None
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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

Two FormsEdit

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.

The FightEdit

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.

Required itemsEdit

Recommended itemsEdit


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 Rune axe 1 2 Common
Adamant spear Adamant spear 1 2 Common
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 3 Uncommon
Adamant longsword Adamant longsword 1 3 Uncommon
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 4 Rare [1]
  1. 1/256 chance of dropping


Item Quantity Rarity
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 2 Common
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 2 Common
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 3 Uncommon
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 2 Common
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 4 Rare [1]
  1. 1/128 chance of dropping


Item Quantity Rarity
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 500 2 Common
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 1–335 3 Uncommon
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 1–150 3 Uncommon
Rune javelin Rune javelin 1–5 3 Uncommon
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 250 3 Uncommon



Item Quantity Rarity
Prayer potion (4) Prayer potion (4) 4 3 Uncommon
Antidote++ (4) Antidote++ (4) 5 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Weapon poison++ Weapon poison++ 5 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Item Quantity Rarity
Sapphire Sapphire 1 3 Uncommon
Emerald Emerald 1 3 Uncommon
Ruby Ruby 1 3 Uncommon
Oyster pearls Oyster pearls 40 3 Uncommon
Diamond Diamond 1 2 Common
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 20 (noted) 8
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 20 2 Common
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 20 (noted) 8


Item Quantity Rarity
Blood rune Blood rune 100 2 Common
Chaos rune Chaos rune 250 2 Common
Nature rune Nature rune 69, 75 2 Common
Fire rune Fire rune 600 2 Common
Law rune Law rune 20, 45 3 Uncommon
Death rune Death rune 175 3 Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
Wine of zamorak Wine of zamorak 50 (noted) 2 Common
Coins 100 Coins 3,000 3 Uncommon
Runite bar Runite bar 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Monkfish Monkfish 8 2 Common
Air orb Air orb 30 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Magic logs Magic logs 60 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Grapes Grapes 75 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Toadflax Toadflax 20 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Lantadyme Lantadyme 20 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Avantoe Avantoe 20 (noted) 3 Uncommon
File:Irit.png Irit 20 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Ranarr weed Ranarr weed 20 (noted) 3 Uncommon
Potato cactus Potato cactus 100 (noted) 2 Common
Waterskin Waterskin (4) 3 2 Common
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 4 Rare [1]
Kq head Kq head 1 4 Rare [2]
  1. 1/200 chance of dropping
  2. 1/128 chance of dropping

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 100 Coins 3,000 2 Common
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 2 Common
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 2 Common
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 3 Uncommon
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 3 Uncommon
Runite bar Runite bar 1 4 Rare
Rune spear Rune spear 1 3 Uncommon
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 5 3 Uncommon
Nature rune Nature rune 67 3 Uncommon
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 4 Rare
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 4 Rare
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 4 Rare
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 4 Rare
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 4 Rare
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare
Death rune Death rune 45 4 Rare
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 4 Rare
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 4 Rare
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare

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