|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.
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)
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)
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 Irit leaf 20 (noted) Uncommon Ranarr weed 20 (noted) Uncommon Potato cactus 100 (noted) Common Waterskin (4) 3 Common Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/200) Kq head 1 Rare (1/128) Kalphite princess 1 Very rare (1/3,000)
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 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 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon Nature rune 67 Uncommon Runite bar 1 Uncommon Rune spear 1 Rare Rune battleaxe 1 Rare Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 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 Dragonstone 1 Rare Rune kiteshield 1 Rare Dragon med helm 1 Rare Shield left half 1 Very rare Dragon spear 1 Very rare