|Release date||24 September 2002 (Update)|
|Always drops||Dragon bones, Black dragonhide|
|The biggest, meanest dragon around.|
|Max hit||25 (Melee), 65 (Dragonfire)|
|Melee (slash), Dragonfire (long-ranged)|
|Category||Black dragon, Boss|
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.
Reaching the KBDEdit
- 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.
King black dragon 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 1 Common 20,605 Adamant platebody 1 Common 9,757 Adamant kiteshield 1 Common 3,775 Dragon med helm 1 Rare(1/128) 62,145 Dragon pickaxe 1 Very rare(1/1,500) 1,628,328
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 300 Common 1,800 Air rune 300 Common 1,800 Blood rune 30 Common 9,510 Iron arrow 690 Common 11,040 Law rune 30 Uncommon 6,990 Runite bolts 10–25 Uncommon 2,300–5,750 Dragon dart tip 5–14 Uncommon 21,850–61,180 Dragon arrowtips 5–14 Uncommon 8,320–23,296
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Amulet of power 1 Common 2,418 Yew logs 150 (noted) Common 60,750 Shark 4 Uncommon 5,400 Gold ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 43,400 Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 10,058 Runite ore 1 Uncommon 12,621 Adamantite bar 3 Uncommon 7,296 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare(1/450) Not sold Kbd heads 1 Rare(1/128) Not sold Prince black dragon 1 Very rare(1/3,000) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare(1/5,000) 15,908,574
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 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,754 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,789 Tooth half of key 1 Common 27,350 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 2,034 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,998 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,027 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 672 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,348 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 14,246 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,310 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,758 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 42,971 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,869 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 13,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,040 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,837 Steel arrow 150 Rare 7,200 Rune arrow 42 Rare 6,678 Law rune 45 Rare 10,485 Death rune 45 Rare 11,880 Dragonstone 1 Rare 27,413 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,441 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,145 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,503 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 94,937
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Black Dragon||Strongest monster in RuneScape||Kalphite Queen|
Dragons and dragon-like races
Wilderness bosses and rewards