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 23,436 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,478
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,340–56,010 Rune kiteshield 2–5 Common 64,196–160,490 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,331 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,334 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,258 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,248 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 40,920–122,760 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 73,424
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 63,700–98,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 62,100–103,500 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,510–41,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 36,125–46,240 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 34,780–52,170 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 32,805–54,675 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 44,835–74,725
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 625–875 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,500–2,100 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,375–3,325 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,425–6,195 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,525–6,630 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 2,107–8,428 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 40,940–245,640 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 93,225–135,487 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 31,680–158,400 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 15,800–31,600
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 9,980–29,940 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 19,400–58,200 Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 49,600–148,800 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 17,250–20,769 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 54,300 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,978–35,934 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 56,750–113,500
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 3,983 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,110 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 48,948 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 58,977 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 60,369 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,952 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 82 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 31,221 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 123 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,146 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 44,660 Yew seed 1 Rare 70,275 Magic seed 1 Rare 118,989 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 28,700–63,140 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 892 Rare drop table 1–3 Uncommon Not sold Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 19,523–78,092 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) 34,321 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 5,227,648 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 26,536,000
- ↑ 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 10,283 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,193 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 445 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,434 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,740 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,766 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,505 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 712 Law rune 45 Very rare 8,055 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,315 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,066 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,567 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,978 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,279 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,098 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,027 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,919 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,637 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,939 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,644 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 885
- 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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