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Killing the King Black Dragon
Requirements KBD Special Breaths.gif

80+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended for Melee
70+ Ranged icon.png recommended for Ranged
70+ Hitpoints icon.png recommended
44+ Prayer icon.png (70+ recommended especially for Melee)


High-level weaponry and decent armour
Anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire shield
Ranging/Super combat potion
1-2 (Extended) Antifires
1-2 Superantipoisons
1-4 Prayer potions (depending if using Prayer or not)
An emergency teleport (optional)
Rest monkfish or better




55 Slayer icon.png for Broad bolts recommended if using Ranged (optional)
Completed Barbarian Smithing and Tai Bwo Wannai Trio to use Zamorakian hasta in Melee (optional)



Profit Experience gained
378,500 per hour

19,200 Multicombat.png
6,384 Hitpoints icon.png

Inputs Outputs

Melee Ranged

15 x Super restore (149,190)
5 x Super combat potion (48,395)
2.5 x Extended antifire (1,940)
2.5 x Antidote++ (2,772.5)
90 x Shark (82,890)

20 x Super restore (198,920)
4 x Ranging potion (2,720)
2.5 x Extended antifire (1,940)
2.5 x Antidote++ (2,772.5)
90 x Shark (82,890)

40 x Black dragonhide (117,160)
20 x Dragon bones (54,260)
0.004 x Draconic visage (19,723.858433626)
0.0132 x Dragon pickaxe (74,387.9499981)
320,000 coins (various other drops)

The routes that lead up to the KBD Lair.

The profit rate assumes 20 kills per hour. Your actual profit may be higher or lower depending on your speed.

Before heading to the King Black Dragon Lair, log into a free world before venturing out into the Wilderness. Stand outside of the fenced lesser demon area, and log out. If possible, have your scout assess the risks. After finding an empty and safe members' world, return back on your main account, and enter the lair.

The King Black Dragon will hit 0-10 with his special dragonbreath regardless of dragonfire shielding and Prayer. By doing so, Defence bonuses become useless, so your gear should focus extensively on offensive and/or Prayer stats, concentrating on both Attack and Strength if using Melee or on Ranged bonuses if using Ranged. Prayer may also be used to speed up kills on both ends.

When he freezes you, use this time to heal by eating a couple pieces of food at the most, and try not to consistently fall below 40 Hitpoints during battle. Check your stats when he shocks you, and boost them if low.

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