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Kalphite Queen
Kalphite Queen
Also called KQ
Release date 7 September 2004 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 333
Always drops None
Examine
I don't think insect repellent will work...
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 31
Weakness Crush attacks, Keris
Attack Styles
Melee (stab), Ranged, Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 535.5
Category Kalphites, Boss
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
300 300 300 1 150
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+50 +50 +10 +100 +100
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Poisons instead
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Kalphite Queen
Kalphite Queen 2nd form
Release date 7 September 2004 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 333
Always drops None
Examine
I don't think insect repellent will work...
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 31
Weakness Ranged
Attack Styles
Melee (stab), Ranged, Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 537.5
Category Kalphites, Boss
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
300 300 300 1 150
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+100 +100 +100 +10 +10
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No Yes
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

























The Kalphite Queen (Kalphiscarabeinae Pasha), also called the KQ, is the 12th highest level monster in all of RuneScape, and is the 11th highest level monster that is neither quest or mini-game related. The Kalphite Queen, along with Dust devils and Smoke devils, is most famous for dropping the Dragon chainbody armour.

The Kalphite Queen is one of the toughest monsters in RuneScape. She can inflict large amounts of damage with her Ranged and Magic attacks being 100% accurate. Despite the Kalphite Queen's 100% accurate hits, she can still hit a 0.[1] It is recommended for players to only bring items into the lair they are willing to lose.

LocationEdit

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 (5 coins).

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 affect 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.

Lastly, use of the Fairy Rings is a quick way to get to the lair. This is especially helpful for ironman accounts, where one could use an Ardougne cloak 1 or higher to teleport to the monastery, recharge their Prayer, and run east to the fairy ring near the Tower of Life. The fairy ring code for the Kalphite Lair is: BIQ.

Please note: Without the completion of the Elite Desert Diaries, players must bring two ropes (1 if entering from Dorgesh-Kaan), as the ropes are consumed with use.

Two formsEdit

The Kalphite Queen has a combat level of 333. Each form has 255 Hitpoints, and her Ranged and Magic attacks have 100% accuracy. 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.

Fighting Kalphite Queen

A pair of players fighting the Kalphite Queen.

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, Magic, 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. If there are players close to the person being targeted with this attack they will also be hit, to avoid this players can stand on opposite sides of the Kalphite Queen. Her Magic attack hits up to 31 damage and bounces from player to player. Her Melee attack can also hit 31 damage, but is much less accurate than the Magic and Ranged attacks.

When doing Kalphite Queen as a team, it is best to use Protect from Magic and stand on opposite sides of the queen.

StrategiesEdit

DropsEdit

The player will always receive two items from the Kalphite Queen's drop table: One from the regular drop table, and one from the Consumables table.

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Common 29,781
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,838
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,463
Rune knife (p) Rune knife(p++) 25 Rare 36,050
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Rare 88,150
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Rare (1/128) 934,958
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 144,373

ConsumablesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Monkfish Monkfish 3 Common 1,476
Shark Shark 2 Common 1,820
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 4,784
Ranging potion(3) Ranging potion(3) 1 Common 1,989
Superantipoison(2) Superantipoison(2) 1 Common 731
Dark crab Dark crab 2 Uncommon 3,258
Saradomin brew(4) Saradomin brew(4) 1 Uncommon 8,284
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 1 Uncommon 10,019
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 19,772

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy toadflax Grimy toadflax 25 (noted) Uncommon 61,125
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 25 (noted) Uncommon 188,325
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 25 Uncommon 11,625
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Uncommon 35,948
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 2 Uncommon (3/128) 271,760
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 25 (noted) Rare 207,075
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 25 (noted) Rare 120,550
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 12,194
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 2 Rare 98,246

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 100 Common 29,400
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 500 Common 19,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 250 Uncommon 27,750
Death rune Death rune 150 Uncommon 54,450

GemsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 25 (noted) Uncommon 45,125
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 25 (noted) Uncommon 20,675
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 25 (noted) Uncommon 88,600

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wine of zamorak Wine of zamorak 60 (noted) Common 164,160
Potato cactus Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common 23,000
Coins 10000 Coins 15,000–20,000 Uncommon Not sold
Ensouled kalphite head Ensouled kalphite head 1 Uncommon (1/20) 2,730
Runite bar Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,662
Magic logs Magic logs 60 (noted) Uncommon 61,080
Grapes Grapes 100 (noted) Uncommon 17,700
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 100 (noted) Uncommon 4,300
Cactus spine Cactus spine 10 (noted) Uncommon 65,440
Gold ore Gold ore 250 (noted) Uncommon 82,250
Weapon poison(++) Weapon poison(++) 5 (noted) Uncommon 25,045
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold
Kq head Kq head 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Jar of sand Jar of sand 1 Very rare (1/2,000) 1,099,674
Kalphite princess Kalphite princess 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold

Rare drop table

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

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,437
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 10,242
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,958
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,805
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,022
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 474
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,276
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,554
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,116
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,671
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,053
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,544
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 565
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,482
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,640
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 16,335
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,766
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,519
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,302
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 70,453
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,899


TriviaEdit

  • The Kalphite Queen's original drops were much worse, similar to the King Black Dragon's before their drop tables were updated due to player feedback.
  • Prior to a poll, only the second form counted towards the damage needed to obtain drops after her death. This upset players as crashers would come when a player was on the second form, taking the drop from them with minimal effort. This has since been changed, and now players who did the most damage to both forms will obtain the drop.
  • If you spend too much time on the second form, it will revert back to the first form and retain the second form's remaining Hitpoints. When the first form is killed again, a second form with full health will emerge. This is similar to quest bosses disappearing after a certain time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mod Ash. "Kalphite Queen accuracy". 2 June 2015. Twitter *
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