King Black Dragon

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The King Black Dragon (or KBD) is the strongest and highest leveled monster which can be found living in Gielinor on RuneScape Classic. Players usually fight the dragon alone using melee, but it is possible to have another player ranging or casting spells on him from afar. However, it should be noted that ranged and prayer are significantly drained upon attacking, and therefore not reliable to use. Unlike other game versions, the KBD doesn't directly inflict poison, however a Cure poison Potion may still prove necessary for the journey. He can be found in his lair deep inside the Wilderness near the Lava Maze. Players must pull the lever in the Lava Maze dungeon to access his lair. The ladder leading down to the dungeon is surrounded by four Lesser demons, and six Poison spiders surround the lever itself. The KBD is often fought for its rare and valuable drops including cut dragonstones, left half dragon square shields and dragon medium helmets.

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

The same gear would be used by a mage with the addition of a chosen god cape/spell and charge. Players using ranged should use a magic longbow and rune arrows.

Note: an Anti-dragon shield is only needed at the start of a fight with the King Black Dragon, and some players choose to switch to a Rune kite shield or Dragon square shield for increased defense immediately after taking the first hit.

Location[edit | edit source]

King Black Dragon lair. The entrance is on the western end of the Lava Maze.

Bestiary[edit | edit source]


Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Dragon Bones.pngDragon Bones11Always

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Rune long sword.pngRune Long Sword12Common (~10/128)
Dragon medium Helmet.pngDragon medium Helmet14Rare (~1/128)
Adamantite Plate Mail Body.pngAdamantite Plate Mail Body12Common (~9/128)
Adamantite Axe.pngAdamantite Axe13Uncommon (~2/128)
Mithril battle Axe.pngMithril battle Axe14Rare (~1/128)

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Iron Arrows.pngIron Arrows6902Common (~10/128)
Fire-Rune.pngFire-Rune702Common (~11/128)
Air-Rune.pngAir-Rune702Common (~20/128)
Blood-Rune.pngBlood-Rune102Common (~19/128)
Law-Rune.pngLaw-Rune103Uncommon (~5/128)
Death-Rune.pngDeath-Rune53Uncommon (~3/128)

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Shark.pngShark43Uncommon (~4/128)
Oyster.pngOyster14Rare (~1/128)
Certificate.pngIron ore certificate203Uncommon (~2/128)
Certificate.pngYew logs certificate202Common (~10/128)
Adamantite bar.pngAdamantite bar13Uncommon (~3/128)
Ruby Amulet.pngRuby Amulet of strength12Common (~7/128)

Rare/Ultra-rare drop tables[edit | edit source]

There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is a 8/128 chance of rolling the ultra-rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire14Rare (~1/157.54)
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald14Rare (~1/315.08)
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby14Rare (~1/630.15)
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond15Very rare (~1/2,520.62)
Half of a key (loop).pngHalf of a key (loop)14Rare (~1/100.36)
Half of a key (tooth).pngHalf of a key (tooth)14Rare (~1/105.53)
Half Dragon Square Shield (left).pngHalf Dragon Square Shield (left)15Very rare (~1/5,671.81)
Rune Spear.pngRune Spear16Extremely rare (~1/17,015.43)
Rune Kite Shield.pngRune Kite Shield15Very rare (~1/2,048)
Rune Square Shield.pngRune Square Shield15Very rare (~1/1,024)
Dragonstone.pngDragonstone15Very rare (~1/1,024)
Dragon medium Helmet.pngDragon medium Helmet15Very rare (~1/2,048)
Rune Axe.pngRune Axe14Rare (~1/682.67)
Runite bar.pngRunite bar15Very rare (~1/1,024)
Rune 2-handed Sword.pngRune 2-handed Sword14Rare (~1/682.67)
Rune battle Axe.pngRune battle Axe15Very rare (~1/1,024)
Law-Rune.pngLaw-Rune304Rare (~1/682.67)
Death-Rune.pngDeath-Rune305Very rare (~1/1,024)
Bronze Arrows.pngBronze Arrows3005Very rare (~1/1,024)
Certificate.pngSilver certificate205Very rare (~1/1,024)
Certificate.pngCoal certificate205Very rare (~1/1,024)
Nature-Rune.pngNature-Rune455Very rare (~1/1,024)
Coins.pngCoins30003Uncommon (~1/81.92)

Trivia[edit | edit source]