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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".

Vorkath poke

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 Superior dragon bones 2 Always 23,860
Blue dragonhide Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,634


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longsword Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,362–56,043
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 2–3 Common 64,192–96,288
Dragon battleaxe Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,327
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,340
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,291
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,302
Battlestaff Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 41,130–123,390
Dragonbone necklace Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 69,602


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 61,750–95,000
Death rune Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 62,700–104,500
Wrath rune Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,630–42,100


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Green dragonhide Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 36,975–47,328
Blue dragonhide Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 36,340–54,510
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 34,935–58,225
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 44,970–74,950


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Sapphire bolt tips 5 Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 500–700
Emerald bolt tips 5 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,475–2,065
Ruby bolt tips 5 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,375–3,325
Diamond bolt tips 5 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,275–5,985
Amethyst bolt tips 5 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,475–6,570
Dragonstone bolt tips 5 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 2,051–8,204
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 41,130–246,780
Rune dart tip Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 92,850–134,942
Dragon dart tip Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 32,480–162,400
Dragon arrowtips 5 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 15,225–30,450


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 11,020–33,060
Diamond Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 19,070–57,210
Crushed nest Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 48,280–144,840
Grapes Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 16,250–19,565
Magic logs Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 53,900
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,996–35,988
Dragon bolts (unf) 5 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 57,300–114,600


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 3,833
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,260
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 48,032
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 61,980
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 60,943
Willow seed 5 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 4,114
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 90
Maple seed 5 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 33,076
Calquat tree seed 5 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 157
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,297
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 44,197
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 75,110
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 123,597
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 20,000–81,000 Common Not sold
Manta ray Manta ray 25–55 (noted) Common 31,075–68,365
Wrath talisman Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 878
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1–3 Uncommon Not sold
Dragon bones Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 19,796–79,184
Vorkath's head Vorkath's head 1 Uncommon (1/50)[1] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/65) Not sold
Jar of decay Jar of decay 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 42,878
Vorki Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 5,285,351
Skeletal visage Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 27,571,890
  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 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,431
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,931
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 476
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,450
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,013
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,840
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,514
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 740
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,460
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,405
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,444
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,300
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,565
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,996
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,322
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,096
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,201
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,979
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,722
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,390
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,691
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 850

Concept art


  • 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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