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King Black Dragon
King Black Dragon
Release date 24 September 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat 276
Hit points 240
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 258
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous Yes
Immune to poison? No
Attack style Melee, Dragonfire (long-ranged)
Attack speed Monster attack speed 7
Max hit 26 (Melee), 65 (Dragonfire)
Weakness Ranged, Stab
Always drops Dragon bones, Black dragonhide
The biggest, meanest dragon around.
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The King Black Dragon, commonly referred to as KBD, is a three-headed dragon located in his lair, deep in the Wilderness. The King Black Dragon has a combat level of 276, which makes it the second strongest dragon in Old School RuneScape. Players should not take this foe lightly, and they should always take an Anti-dragon shield as his dragonfire breath is very deadly without protection. The King Black Dragon can also be killed as a Slayer assignment for Black dragons. Although he will always fight back when attacked, he has gotten bored over the centuries from adventurers attacking him as he revealed to his good friend, Bob the Cat. This monster can also poison and reduce the player's stats as well as inflict damage, so antipoison (Super antipoison is preferred) and stat-restoring potions, such as Super restores, are highly recommended. The King Black Dragon has 3 unblockable breath attacks: Poison, Shock, and Freeze. His normal dragonfire has a max hit of 65 with no protection, 15 with Anti-dragon or Dragonfire Shield, and completely blocked with both the shield and Antifire potion. The KBD's dragonfire is significantly stronger than normal dragonfire which has a max hit of 50 if unprotected. His Poison, Shock, and Freeze breaths can be reduced to 10 damage with the Antidragon or Dragonfire Shield. The Antifire potion reduces 75% of all damage against these 3 unique attacks, only the normal dragonfire. Thus, the player will be fully protected from the KBD's regular dragonfire with the shield and an Antifire, but his special breaths can still deal up to 10 damage. As of 13 March 2014, the King Black Dragon now has a chance of dropping the Dragon pickaxe. Protect from Magic won't protect against KBD's hits, but it may lower the chances of him freezing you with his ice attack.

Killing the King Black Dragon grants 1,020 experience in the attack style that the player is training, as well as 339.2 Hitpoints experience.

KBD defence level is 240. Its defence bonuses are +90 slash, +90 crush, +70 stab, +70 ranged, +80 magic.

It should be noted that the KBD does not drop noted dragon bones with the completion of the Elite Wilderness Diary. The reward only applies to dragons actually within the PvP area of the Wilderness.

Reaching the KBDEdit

KBD Routes

The routes that lead up to the KBD Lair.

  • From Edgeville, players can bring an axe to make a Waka canoe, which requires 57 Woodcutting, at the canoe station and take it to the Wilderness. WARNING: Players must be wary of player killers at all times while on route! Once arrived, the player will have to trek westward past some green dragons on the southern end of the Lava Maze before going slightly north-west toward the western part of the Lava Maze where some fenced lesser demons are. Enter their cage, and there is a ladder that will take you down to some aggressive poisonous spiders where a lever is pulled to finally arrive at the KBD's lair.
  • Wilderness Obelisks can also be used to get there. Be wary that using them makes the player more susceptible to encountering high-level monsters or PK'ers.
  • North-west of Ardougne Castle, there's a lever that can be pulled that takes the player to Deserted Keep. From there, the player needs to slash some spider webs to get out, and head southward to a long fence and follow it either east or west to an opening. If following it east, then beware of the Chaos Elemental. Once out, trek westward past the northern end of the Lava Maze before going slightly south-west toward the western part of the Lava Maze where some fenced lesser demons are. Enter their cage, and there's a ladder that will take you down to some aggressive poisonous spiders where a lever is pulled to finally arrive at the KBD's lair.
  • The Ice Plateau or Ghorrock Teleport is the fastest way to get there. After teleporting, the player should run south-west to the gate opening, and run south-east to some fenced lesser demons on the west side of Lava Maze. Enter the cage, and there's a ladder that takes you down to some aggressive poisonous spiders where a lever is pulled to finally arrive at the KBD's lair.


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Item Quantity Rarity
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1 1; Always
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 2 1; Always


Item Quantity Rarity
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 2; Common
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 2; Common
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 2; Common
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 4; Rare (1/128)
Dragon pickaxe Dragon pickaxe 1 5; Very rare (1/1,500)


Item Quantity Rarity
Fire rune Fire rune 300 2; Common
Air rune Air rune 300 2; Common
Blood rune Blood rune 30 2; Common
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 690 2; Common
Law rune Law rune 30 3; Uncommon
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 10–25 3; Uncommon
Dragon dart tip Dragon dart tip 5–14 3; Uncommon
Dragon arrowtips 5 Dragon arrowtips 5–14 3; Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
Amulet of power Amulet of power 1 2; Common
Yew logs Yew logs 150 (noted) 2; Common
Shark Shark 4 3; Uncommon
Gold ore Gold ore 100 (noted) 3; Uncommon
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 3; Uncommon
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 3; Uncommon
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 4; Rare (1/450)
Kbd head Kbd head 1 4; Rare (1/128)
Prince black dragon Prince black dragon 1 5; Very rare (1/3,000)
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 5; Very rare (1/5,000)

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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