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. The ladder leading down to his lair is surrounded by several[Clarify] Lesser demons and Poison spiders. The KBD is often fought for its rare and valuable drops including the uncut dragonstone, left half dragon square shield and dragon medium helmet.

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

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

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.

Drops[edit | edit source]

These drop rates are estimated based on a mix of drop logs, videos, and at times, comparison to later code. See the talk page for more details.

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)
Adamantite Plate Mail Body.pngAdamantite Plate Mail Body12Common (~9/128)
Adamantite Axe.pngAdamantite Axe13Uncommon (~2/128)

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Blood-Rune.pngBlood-Rune102Common (~22/128)
Air-Rune.pngAir-Rune702Common (~17/128)
Fire-Rune.pngFire-Rune702Common (~10/128)
Law-Rune.pngLaw-Rune103Uncommon (~5/128)
Death-Rune.pngDeath-Rune53Uncommon (~4/128)
Iron Arrows.pngIron Arrows6902Common (~10/128)

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Ruby Amulet.pngRuby Amulet of strength12Common (~11/128)
Adamantite bar.pngAdamantite bar13Uncommon (~3/128)
Shark.pngShark43Uncommon (~4/128)
Certificate.pngYew logs certificate202Common (~10/128)
Certificate.pngIron ore certificate203Uncommon (~2/128)
Oyster.pngOyster14Rare (~1/128)

Ultra-rare drop table[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire14Rare
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald14Rare
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby14Rare
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond15Very rare
Half of a key (loop).pngHalf of a key (loop)14Rare
Half of a key (tooth).pngHalf of a key (tooth)14Rare
Coins.pngCoins30004Rare
Dragonstone.pngDragonstone15Very rare
Rune 2-handed Sword.pngRune 2-handed Sword15Very rare
Rune battle Axe.pngRune battle Axe15Very rare
Rune Axe.pngRune Axe15Very rare
Dragon medium Helmet.pngDragon medium Helmet15Very rare
Rune Kite Shield.pngRune Kite Shield15Very rare
Rune Square Shield.pngRune Square Shield15Very rare
Rune Plate Mail Legs.pngRune Plate Mail Legs15Very rare
Rune Chain Mail Body.pngRune Chain Mail Body15Very rare
Runite bar.pngRunite bar15Very rare
Death-Rune.pngDeath-Rune305Very rare
Nature-Rune.pngNature-Rune455Very rare
Law-Rune.pngLaw-Rune305Very rare
Bronze Arrows.pngBronze Arrows3005Very rare
Certificate.pngSilver certificate205Very rare
Certificate.pngCoal certificate205Very rare
Rune Spear.pngRune Spear16Extremely rare
Half Dragon Square Shield (left).pngHalf Dragon Square Shield (left)16Extremely rare

Trivia[edit | edit source]