Slayer task/Kalphites

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Kalphites can be assigned as a slayer task at level 15 combat by all slayer masters (except Krystilia). Kalphites come in a wide variety of levels, which is why they are possible tasks from all slayer masters. Kalphites are mainly found in the Kalphite Lair in the northwest of the Kharidian Desert. A Slayer task-exclusive area can be found in the Kalphite Cave just east of Shantay Pass.

Kalphites comes in four varities: workers, soldiers and guardians, as well as the boss monster the Kalphite Queen. With the exception of the queen all kalphites use melee attacks. Additionally the soldiers and guardians can induce poison starting at 4 and 6 hitpoints damage respectively.

Kalphites are most weak to melee attacks, especially crush attacks. Kalphites are found in multi-combat areas, which mean players can attack multiple kalphites at once. The dwarf multicannon can also be set up in these areas to increase number of kills. (Note: The cannon will be destroyed by the Kalphite Queen, if set up in her arena.) Because of their large size and use of melee attacks, they can easily be safespotted throughout the cave networks.

The Kalphites are susceptible to the Keris, a dagger awarded from completing the Contact! quest. This dagger increase damage against kalphites by 33% with a 1/51 chance of dealing a hit with tripled damage. Use of the Keris however means the player must be within reach of the kalphites allowing them to counter-attack.

Monster Variants[edit | edit source]

Monster Combat level Slayer XP Locations Notes
Kalphite Worker 28 40
  • The weakest variant of Kalphite.
Kalphite Soldier 85 90
  • A mid-level variant of Kalphite. Can induce poison beginning at 4.
Kalphite Guardian 141 170
  • A high-level variant of Kalphite. Can induce poison beginning at 6.
Kalphite Queen 333 535.5
  • Queen of the Kalphites and most powerful of its species. Has two forms with different resistances and attacks with all three forms of combat.
  • For more information on fighting the Kalphite Queen, see Kalphite Queen/Strategies.

Location Comparison[edit | edit source]

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Location Maplink Amount Multicombat Cannonable Safespotable Notes
Kalphite Lair Unknown Yes Yes Yes
Kalphite Cave Unknown Yes Yes Yes
  • Slayer task-exclusive area containing the 3 normal varieties of Kalphites.