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 23,564 Blue dragonhide 2 Always 3,506
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune longsword 2–3 Common 37,342–56,013 Rune kiteshield 2–5 Common 64,182–160,455 Dragon battleaxe 1 Uncommon 119,314 Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 59,312 Dragon platelegs 1 Uncommon 161,197 Dragon plateskirt 1 Uncommon 161,227 Battlestaff 5–15 (noted) Uncommon 41,040–123,120 Dragonbone necklace 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 72,842
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Chaos rune 650–1,000 Common 65,000–100,000 Death rune 300–500 Uncommon 62,400–104,000 Wrath rune 30–100 Uncommon 12,480–41,600
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Green dragonhide 25–32 (noted) Common 37,050–47,424 Blue dragonhide 20–30 (noted) Common 35,060–52,590 Red dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 33,675–56,125 Black dragonhide 15–25 (noted) Uncommon 45,195–75,325
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Sapphire bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 600–840 Emerald bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 1,525–2,135 Ruby bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 2,425–3,395 Diamond bolt tips 25–35 Uncommon 4,475–6,265 Amethyst bolt tips 25–30 Uncommon 5,500–6,600 Dragonstone bolt tips 7–28 Uncommon 2,030–8,120 Onyx bolt tips 5–30 Uncommon 40,920–245,520 Rune dart tip 75–109 Uncommon 93,000–135,160 Dragon dart tip 10–50 Uncommon 32,060–160,300 Dragon arrowtips 25–50 Uncommon 16,000–32,000
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 10–30 (noted) Common 10,120–30,360 Diamond 10–30 (noted) Common 19,300–57,900 Crushed nest 10–30 (noted) Common 49,570–148,710 Grapes 250–301 (noted) Common 16,750–20,167 Magic logs 50 (noted) Common 54,700 Dragonstone 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,993–35,979 Dragon bolts (unf) 50–100 Uncommon 56,500–113,000
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Papaya tree seed 1 Uncommon 3,987 Watermelon seed 15 Uncommon 1,155 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 47,718 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 59,074 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 59,083 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,972 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 83 Maple seed 1 Uncommon 31,642 Calquat tree seed 1 Uncommon 124 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,247 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 44,997 Yew seed 1 Rare 70,990 Magic seed 1 Rare 118,954 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 28,725–63,195 Wrath talisman 1 Uncommon 862 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) 35,821 Vorki 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/5,000) 5,289,363 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 10,429 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,127 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 443 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,425 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,807 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,764 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,512 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 711 Law rune 45 Very rare 8,010 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,360 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 22,549 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,993 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,100 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,266 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,091 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,022 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,975 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,573 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,983 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,633 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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