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The Kalphite Queen is a mid-tier boss in Pauper. It doesn't drop anything extravagant, but it does have quite a few drops to make money off of. It is also the only monster in game to drop a dragon full helm. This boss essentially has two stages to it, with two different forms. Each one of these forms has 2,550 health points, which total her health to 5,100. The player must kill the first form in order to start the second phase.

Even though the Kalphite Queen is considered a mid-tier boss, she is still one of the toughest monsters in the game. However, all bosses are considered to be some of the toughest monsters in the game. Notwithstanding, this boss surpasses those of God Wars Dungeon, making her a decent challenge for those unprepared or under-leveled.

It's recommended that players wait until they have decent stats and items before attempting this boss. If you venture to her lair unprepared, you will most likely face defeat.

Whereabouts

You will find the Kalphite Queen in the Kalphite Lair, where she is resting. You can gain access to her lair by using the Portal Home in Edgeville, under the boss category of it's teleporting options. Alternatively, you may use the Lodestone Network to travel to Al Kharid or the Bandit Camp and run to it from there, if you don't want to spend any money on the teleport taxes.

Be sure to bring food on your journey, as the Kalphite Hive is swarming with Kalphite creatures, most of which are aggressive. However, these creatures are only prone to using melee auto attacks, have low damage, and are all considered weak for their level. Their hostility towards you isn't as much of a concern as it is for the preparation of fighting the Kalphite Queen.

Kalphite Queen

Kalphite Queen in her crawling form.

Once you make it inside the Kalphite Hive, you will need to simply follow the path it takes you until you've reached the end of the cave. There will simply be a tunnel that you can climb down, and you'll enter the Kalphite Queen's lair.

Strategy

Fighting the Kalphite Queen without any knowledge of her is a bad idea. You'll most likely end up dying, so it's always good to be prepared. Since she has two phases that have different attacks, she could be tough for those of you that aren't familiar with this boss. If you are less than combat level 110, it's highly recommended you bring a friend for the Kalphite Queen.

Two Forms

KQ Transform

Kalphite Queen changing to her second form.

This boss has two forms that she has available to her. In her first form, she will be crawling on the ground resembling a giant beetle. When she transforms into her second form, she will have the resemblance of a giant wasp. Each of these forms have 2,550 health points each, amounting to a total of 5,100 health. She also has 100% bonus ranged and magic accuracy, so be careful.

The first form she has, she will be crawling on the ground and using protection prayers against projectile attacks. For this phase, it's very recommended to use melee against her. While it is possible to deal magic and ranged damage to her in this phase, it's possibly the worst tactic to use against this phase. However, bolt effects will still apply to this phase, so you can potentially solo the boss using only ranged, however ineffective that might be. Though, if you're wanting to kill her the effective way, just bring high defensive melee armor and a ranged set of your choice. During this first phase, you'll just have to fight her with melee, as magic and range are being prayed against.

During the first phase, the Kalphite Queen only has two attacks. These attacks are a basic single-targeted melee attack and a multi-targeted magic attack. Both of these attacks have two separate animations and the hits are delayed. So, you'll be able to switch your prayers before taking any incoming damage in hopes to negate some of that.

Once you defeat her first form, she will transform into her giant wasp form. During this stage, she will have an additional multi-targeted ranged attack, on top of the two previous attacks she had in the last phase. Once she reaches her giant wasp phase, she will start to protect against melee damage. For this stage, it's highly recommended that you switch to your ranging or magic set, and avoid attacking her with melee. Once you're out of melee distance, she will not follow her opponents, and simply stay back to use magic or ranged damage. However, her range and magic attack animations are the same, so you may take some damage.

When fighting the Kalphite Queen with a team, it's most recommended to pray against magic damage and stand on opposite sides of her.

Drops

Drop Quantity Rarity
Adamant Spear 1 Common
Ruined Dragon Armor Lump 1 Very Rare
Ruined Dragon Armor Slice 1 Very Rare
Ruined Dragon Armor Shard 1 Very Rare
Dragon Full Helm 1 Very Rare
Rune 2h Sword 1 Common
Rune Battleaxe 1 Common
Rune Hatchet 1 Common
Rune Warhammer 1 Common
Adamant Longsword 1 Common
Lava Battlestaff 1 Common
Dragon 2h Sword 1 Rare
Rune Spear 1 Common
Dragon Spear 1 Uncommon
Rune Chainbody 1 Uncommon
Rune Square Shield 1 Common
Rune Kiteshield 1 Uncommon
Dragon Chainbody 1 Rare
Dragon Helm 1 Uncommon
Mithril Arrow 100-1500 Common
Iron Arrow 1-500 Common
Steel Arrow 1-500 Common
Rune Javelin 1-500 Uncommon
Rune Arrow 100-500 Uncommon
Blood Rune 19-275 Common
Nature Rune 13-220 Uncommon
Fire Rune 600-6000 Common
Law Rune 20-125 Uncommon
Death Rune 1-450 Uncommon
Loop Half of Key 1 Uncommon
Tooth Half of Key 1 Uncommon
Shield Left Half 1 Rare