Vorkath (roughly translated as pathetic failure/weakling/runt in the dragonkin's language) is a draconic boss-monster first encountered during the Dragon Slayer II quest as the penultimate boss. Created by Zorgoth during the Fourth Age's Dragonkin Conflicts, the blue dragon is one of his subjects that have survived his experiments in the laboratory beneath the dragonkin fortress on Ungael. Despite its phenomenal strength, he notes that it lacked the aggression he desired, and abandons it to guard the fortress from invading human forces as a "little distraction".
The quest variant of Vorkath is significantly weaker than his post-quest counterpart; however, both share the same attacks. After the quest, a stronger variant of Vorkath may be fought. Both the quest and post-quest fights take place in an instance; if the player dies battling Vorkath, they can pay 100,000 coins to Torfinn to reclaim their items. If the player dies elsewhere before reclaiming their items, their unclaimed items will be permanently lost. In addition to this, Torfinn's holding capabilities do not stack with others (e.g Zulrah, Grotesque Guardians), so if players have items being held by one of these fights and dies to Vorkath, the items there will be lost.
Vorkath is considered a blue dragon for the purpose of a Slayer assignment. As Vorkath is also undead, the Salve amulet and its variants will work on him. However, it does not stack with the Slayer helmet.
Vorkath uses a variety of attacks, primarily range and mage attacks, as well as melee if standing next to him. He can also use three types of dragonfire: regular, venomous, and prayer-disabling kind. His dragonfire is stronger than other dragons' and requires more tiers of protection to block. The final common attack is a fireball he launches high in the air that must be dodged or it will deal substantial damage.
Occasionally (after six normal/dragonfire attacks), he will use one of two special attacks and alternate between them:
- Freezing the player in place and summoning a Zombified Spawn that will approach the player and explode violently if not killed, resulting in up to 60 damage
- Launching acid pools around the area and rapidly spitting fireballs at the player that must be dodged or they will deal high damage very quickly
Once Vorkath is killed, he will return to his original pose, and if Dragon Slayer II is completed, can be re-woken for another battle.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Superior dragon bones 2 Always 25,520 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,540
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,320–55,980 Rune kiteshield 2–5 Common 64,082–160,205 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,350 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,261 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,158 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,193 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 40,115–120,345 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 78,403
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 52,650–81,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 62,400–104,000 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,510–41,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 35,100–44,928 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 35,400–53,100 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 35,895–59,825 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 43,620–72,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 450–630 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,300–1,820 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,375–3,325 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,500–6,300 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,550–6,660 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 1,414–5,656 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 40,185–241,110 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 92,400–134,288 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 26,750–133,750 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 15,225–30,450
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 11,300–33,900 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 19,200–57,600 Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 35,810–107,430 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 26,250–31,605 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 48,000 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,700–35,100 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 48,200–96,400
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 6,462 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,200 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 50,936 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 68,123 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 53,499 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,425 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 77 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 38,500 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 117 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,554 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 54,812 Yew seed 1 Rare 85,980 Magic seed 1 Rare 143,577 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 26,000–57,200 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 735 Rare drop table 1–3 Uncommon Not sold Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 15,722–62,888 Vorkath's head 1 Uncommon (1/50) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/65) Not sold Jar of decay 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 50,584 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 5,298,395 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 28,968,283
- ↑ Players will always receive Vorkath's head on their 50th Vorkath kill.
Rare drop tableIn addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,066 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,432 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 522 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,369 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,946 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,731 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,473 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 711 Law rune 45 Very rare 7,965 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,360 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,024 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,460 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,502 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,700 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,100 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,394 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,041 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,990 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,923 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,433 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,732 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,918 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 865
- Originally, the post-quest Vorkath had 640 Hitpoints. This was changed to 1,000 with increased stats due to players being able to use a tactic in order to deal damage during the poison pool attack without taking any damage. Kill times were reset following this fix.
- Many players criticised this, as it made Vorkath incredibly hard to kill, especially for players who could not afford a dragon warhammer or were off-task. As a result, Vorkath's health was reduced to 750 the following day, with any damage dealt to him during the poison pool attack being reduced. In addition, it also made the salve amulet and its variants work against him. Like the first hotfix, kill times were reset again.
- Due to player requests of how poor Vorkath's drops were given the time needed to kill it, several of Vorkath's drops were increased, and given the ability to roll for two drops at a time. However, player complaints about how overpowered it was and the drop values being similar to Zulrah caused fears of items crashing, so some of the more lucrative drops were reduced as a result. The same update also increased the damage players could deal to Vorkath during his poison pool attack, up to 50% of their maximum hit.
- Vorkath's post-quest examine is a reference to a similar saying Let sleeping dogs lie, which means to avoid interfering with situations where nothing is currently wrong.
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