King Black Dragon
King black dragon

Released 24 September 2002 (Update)
Combat level 245
Hitpoints 240
Hits XP (?) 127.5
Experience (?) 382.5
Fatigue (?) 5.1%
Hostility Aggressive (?)
Pay-to-play Yes
Poisonous Yes
Poisonable Yes
Max hit 27 (65 without anti-dragon shield)
Weakness None
Examine The biggest meanest dragon around

The King Black Dragon (or KBD) is the strongest monster in RuneScape Classic. It's usually fought by a single player using melee, but it is possible to have another player ranging or casting spells on him from afar. He can be found in his lair whose entrance is found deep in the Wilderness near the Lava maze. The KBD is often fought for its expensive drops including the rare left half dragon square shield and dragon medium helmet drops.

Recommended EquipmentEdit

The same gear would be used by a mage with the addition of a chosen god cape/spell and charge, and in a ranger's case magic longbow and rune arrows.



Image Item Quantity Rarity
Dragon Bones Dragon Bones 1 1Always


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Mithril battle Axe Mithril battle Axe 1 2Common
Adamantite Axe Adamantite Axe 1 2Common
Rune long sword Rune Long Sword 1 3Uncommon
Rune Axe Rune Axe 1 4Rare
Rune battle Axe Rune battle Axe 1 4Rare
Rune 2-handed Sword Rune 2-handed Sword 1 5Very rare
Rune Spear Rune Spear 1 5Very rare


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Adamantite Plate Mail Body Adamantite Plate Mail Body 1 3Uncommon
Rune Square Shield Rune Square Shield 1 4Rare
Rune Plate Mail Legs Rune Plate Mail Legs 1 4Rare
Rune Kite Shield Rune Kite Shield 1 4Rare
Dragon medium Helmet Dragon medium Helmet 1 4Rare


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Fire-Rune Fire-Rune 70 2Common
Blood-Rune Blood-Rune 10 2Common
Nature-Rune Nature-Rune 3 3Uncommon
Air-Rune Air-Rune 70 4Rare
Death-Rune Death-Rune 5, 35 4Rare
Law-Rune Law-Rune 10, 45 4Rare

Rare drop table Edit

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 4Rare
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 4Rare
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 4Rare
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 5Very rare
Half of a key (tooth) Half of a key 1 5Very rare
Half of a key (loop) Half of a key 1 5Very rare
Half Dragon Square Shield 1 Half Dragon Square Shield 1 5Very rare


Image Item Quantity Rarity
Coins Coins 3000 2Common
Bronze Arrows Bronze Arrow 310 3Uncommon
Iron Arrows Iron Arrows 690 3Uncommon
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 3Uncommon
Runite bar Runite bar 1 4Rare
Oyster Oyster 1 3Uncommon
Shark Shark 4 3Uncommon
Ruby Amulet of strength Ruby Amulet of strength 1 3Uncommon
Coal certificate Coal certificate 20 4Rare
Iron ore certificate Iron ore certificate 20 4Rare
Silver certificate Silver certificate 20 4Rare
Yew logs certificate Yew logs certificate 20 4Rare
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 5Very rare


  • The King Black Dragon was given three heads upon transition to RuneScape 2.
  • The King Black Dragon's lair is much smaller in RuneScape Classic than in RuneScape 2.
  • In the King Black Dragon's lair, there has been a sapphire, seemingly misplaced since he came out, however it still remains in RuneScape 2.
  • An Anti-dragon shield is only needed at the start of a fight with a King black dragon, and some players choose to switch to a Rune kite shield or Dragon square shield for increased defense, as prayers are drained in combat.
  • When RuneScape 2 came out, he was outclassed by the Kalphite Queen.

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