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Post-quest Dragon Slayer II

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".

A player poking Vorkath to awaken him for battle.

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.

Fight overview

Main article: Vorkath/Strategies

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.


In addition to the 100% drop, the player will also have two rolls on Vorkath's drop table. This excludes unique items such as Vorki, skeletal visages and elite clue scrolls.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Superior dragon bones.png Superior dragon bones 2 Always 23,560
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,510


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,212–55,818
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 2–5 Common 64,030–160,075
Dragon battleaxe.png Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,231
Dragon longsword.png Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,317
Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,162
Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,137
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 40,805–122,415
Dragonbone necklace.png Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 74,394


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 57,850–89,000
Death rune.png Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 60,900–101,500
Wrath rune.png Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,480–41,600


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Green dragonhide.png Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 35,500–45,440
Blue dragonhide.png Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 35,100–52,650
Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 33,615–56,025
Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 43,935–73,225


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Sapphire bolt tips.png Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 600–840
Emerald bolt tips.png Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,425–1,995
Ruby bolt tips.png Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,350–3,290
Diamond bolt tips.png Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,325–6,055
Amethyst bolt tips.png Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,575–6,690
Dragonstone bolt tips.png Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 2,177–8,708
Onyx bolt tips.png Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 41,105–246,630
Rune dart tip.png Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 92,325–134,179
Dragon dart tip.png Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 30,890–154,450
Dragon arrowtips.png Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 15,200–30,400


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 10,500–31,500
Diamond.png Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 18,910–56,730
Crushed nest.png Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 47,550–142,650
Grapes.png Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 18,250–21,973
Magic logs.png Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 54,500
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,932–35,796
Dragon bolts (unf) 5.png Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 57,450–114,900


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Papaya tree seed.png Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 3,589
Watermelon seed.png Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,065
Ranarr seed.png Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 45,466
Snapdragon seed.png Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 54,551
Torstol seed.png Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 58,385
Willow seed.png Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,620
Teak seed.png Teak seed 1 Uncommon 85
Maple seed.png Maple seed 1 Uncommon 28,320
Calquat tree seed.png Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 120
Mahogany seed.png Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,029
Palm tree seed.png Palm tree seed 1 Rare 39,781
Yew seed.png Yew seed 1 Rare 68,162
Magic seed.png Magic seed 1 Rare 118,931
Spirit seed.png Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000.png Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold
Manta ray.png Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 28,075–61,765
Wrath talisman.png Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 917
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table 1–3 Uncommon Not sold
Dragon bones.png Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 18,991–75,964
Vorkath's head.png Vorkath's head 1 Uncommon (1/50)[1] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/65) Not sold
Jar of decay.png Jar of decay 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 31,802
Vorki.png Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold
Draconic visage.png Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 4,940,340
Skeletal visage.png Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 26,536,000
  1. Players will always receive Vorkath's head on their 50th Vorkath kill.

Rare drop table

In 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 1000.png Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,840
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,758
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,487
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 679
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 9,135
Steel arrow.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,249
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,015
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,488
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875

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  • 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.