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 23,656 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,606
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,358–56,037 Rune kiteshield 2–5 Common 63,946–159,865 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,336 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,347 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,233 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,251 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 41,110–123,330 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 69,728
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 63,050–97,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 61,800–103,000 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,600–42,000
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 36,850–47,168 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 36,060–54,090 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 34,425–57,375 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 44,850–74,750
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 500–700 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 4,350–6,090 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,500–6,600 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 2,016–8,064 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 41,155–246,930 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 93,075–135,269 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 32,890–164,450 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 15,300–30,600
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 11,010–33,030 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 18,990–56,970 Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 47,230–141,690 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 16,750–20,167 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 53,450 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,997–35,991 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 56,950–113,900
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 4,000 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,260 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 46,164 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 62,675 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 58,728 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 4,153 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 83 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 33,459 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 151 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,468 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 46,280 Yew seed 1 Rare 75,798 Magic seed 1 Rare 125,010 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 31,325–68,915 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 871 Rare drop table 1–3 Uncommon Not sold Dragon bones 7–28 (noted) Uncommon 19,796–79,184 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) 40,906 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 5,288,164 Skeletal visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 27,571,890
- ↑ 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 10,217 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,954 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 471 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,448 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,544 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,842 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,469 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 720 Law rune 45 Very rare 8,730 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,270 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,444 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,280 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,508 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,997 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,307 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,973 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,108 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,947 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,621 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,469 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,659 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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