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Kalphite Queen
Kalphite Queen Kalphite Queen 2nd form
Combat 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. 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.

An update on 18/12/2014 made it so that when the first form is killed - it drops food or potions so players can prolong their trips.




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 (1/256)


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 (1/128)


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; Unknown
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 20 2; Common
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 20 (noted) 8; Unknown


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 60 (noted) 2; Common
Coins 100 Coins 3; 0 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
Irit leaf Irit leaf 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 (1/200)
Kq head Kq head 1 4; Rare (1/128)
Kalphite princess Kalphite princess 1 5; Very rare (1/3,000)

Rare drop table

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

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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
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3; Uncommon
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3; Uncommon
Nature rune Nature rune 67 3; Uncommon
Runite bar Runite bar 1 3; Uncommon
Rune spear Rune spear 1 4; Rare
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4; Rare
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 4; Rare
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
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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