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 24,374 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,838
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,590–56,385 Rune kiteshield 2–5 Common 64,452–161,130 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,426 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,484 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,453 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,428 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 43,215–129,645 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 138,691
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 64,350–99,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 68,700–114,500 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 11,910–39,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 38,450–49,216 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 38,380–57,570 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 36,855–61,425 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 45,735–76,225
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 775–1,085 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,425–1,995 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,400–3,360 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,525–6,335 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,700–6,840 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 1,610–6,440 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 42,165–252,990 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 92,775–134,833 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 31,090–155,450 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 25,700–51,400
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 12,550–37,650 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 19,990–59,970 Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 30,340–91,020 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 34,750–41,839 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 57,600 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,969–35,907 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 72,700–145,400
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 5,023 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 2,370 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 37,480 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 48,205 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 55,209 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 4,095 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 70 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 39,126 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 88 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 4,833 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 36,431 Yew seed 1 Rare 94,112 Magic seed 1 Rare 154,406 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 26,800–58,960 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 973 Rare drop table 1–3 Uncommon Not sold Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 15,484–61,936 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) 165,705 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 7,643,066 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 43,945,254
- ↑ 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 9,141 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,991 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 643 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,400 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,137 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,934 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,601 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 816 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,630 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,305 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,350 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,998 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,670 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,969 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,500 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,433 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,226 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,283 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,097 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,546 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,142 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,900 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 805
- 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.