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OSRS King Black Dragon Guide

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The King Black Dragon Guide OSRS

The King Black Dragon, often called KBD, is a powerful three-headed dragon found deep within its lair in the Wilderness. With a combat level of 276, it ranks among OSRS's strongest dragons. To face it, players must equip an anti-dragon shield to fend off its deadly dragonfire breath. While its lair is in the Wilderness, it's a separate area, ensuring no player-versus-player combat. The King Black Dragon offers an alternative target for black dragon Slayer tasks, except those from Krystilia. Notably, completing the Wilderness Diary doesn't impact its bone drop notation.

Note: For a fee of 50,000 coins, players have the option to unlock a private instanced version of the King Black Dragon's lair. This personalized space ensures exclusivity, barring other players from entry. Importantly, the fee can be directly deducted from the bank, negating the necessity of carrying coins. However, it's essential to note that items dropped within this instance will vanish after 1800 seconds, equivalent to 30 minutes.

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Stats

Stats king black dragon


How to get there

 

How to get there

The King Black Dragon takes residence in the King Black Dragon Lair, distinct from the Wilderness itself. This means that teleports can be employed within the lair if necessary. However, reaching the lair mandates traversing through the Wilderness, so exercise caution and refrain from bringing valuable items you're not prepared to lose.

Here's a compilation of methods, listed from fastest to slowest, to access the King Black Dragon Lair:

1. Burning Amulet:

Teleport to the Lava Maze using a burning amulet.

Travel west and then north along the fence.

Pass through the gate and descend the ladder.

2. Player-Owned House Obelisk:

Requires completing the Achievement Diary hard Wilderness Diary or higher.

Opt for level 44 teleport at the obelisk in your superior garden.

Right-click the Wilderness Obelisk and select teleport to destination.

Journey southeast, pass through the gate, and descend the ladder.

3. Ghorrock Teleport (Tablet/Portal):

Requires completing the Desert Treasure I quest.

Use Ghorrock Teleport (or tablet/portal) to reach the Frozen Waste Plateau, near the level 44 Wilderness Obelisk west of the KBD lair.

Head southeast, go through the gate, and descend the ladder.

4. Games Necklace and Wilderness Obelisk:

Requires completing the Achievement Diary hard Wilderness Diary or higher.

Teleport to the Corporeal Beast's lair using a games necklace.

Exit the cave and travel southeast to the Wilderness Obelisk.

Opt for level 44 teleport at the Wilderness Obelisk.Right-click the Wilderness Obelisk and select teleport to destination.

Proceed southeast, pass through the gate, and descend the ladder.

5. Waka Canoe:

Requires a woodcutting axe and Woodcutting level 57 or higher.

Use the canoe station in Edgeville to journey to the Wilderness pond in level 35 Wilderness.

Run west-northwest and then north along the fence.

Go through the gate and descend the ladder.

6. Lever Descent:

Reach the lever located downstairs, which grants access to the King Black Dragon Lair.


Skills and Recomendations

High combat stats. Although not required, the skill levels below are advised:

If using Melee:

Level Attack melee 80 or higher

Level Strenght melee 80 or higher

Level Hitpoints melee 70 or higher

Level prayer to piety 70 or higher for the Piety prayer

If using Ranged:

Level ranged 80 or higher

Level hitpoints ranged 70 or higher

Level prayer to rigour 74 or higher for the Rigour prayer

Partial completion of Dragon Slayer I for access to anti-dragon shields.

Completion of Slug Menace for access to proselyte armour.

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Recommended Equipment Melee

Equipment Melee

Inventory:

Antidote++

Extended Antifire Poison

Divine super combat potion

Teleport to House

Super restore potion (4)

Burning Amulet

Food

Inventory melee

Recommended Equipment Range

Equipment Range

Inventory:

Antidote++

Extended Antifire Poison

Divine super ranging potion

Teleport to House

Super restore potion (4)

Burning Amulet

Food

Inventory ranged


Battle Strategies Against the King Black Dragon

Prepare for a dynamic confrontation when facing the King Black Dragon. It employs both Melee and dragonfire attacks, demanding adaptable strategies. Here's what to expect:

Melee Attack: The King Black Dragon will execute a melee attack approximately one-third of the time, provided the target is within melee range. This attack can deal a maximum of 25 damage. Utilizing the Protect from Melee prayer negates all damage from this attack.

Dragonfire Attacks: Expect a dragonfire attack with a 50% chance of a special dragonfire variant. Three types of special dragonfires (Toxic, Shocking, and Icy breath) are equally likely, each manifesting with a 1/9 chance in melee range or a 1/6 chance outside melee range.

Fiery Breath: This attack delivers a potential damage of up to 65. Employ antifire shields, antifire potions, Protect from Magic, or a combination thereof to partially mitigate its impact.Fiery Breath

Toxic Breath: With the potential to deal up to 50 damage, this attack may also inflict poison upon a successful hit (starting at 8 damage). Employ antifire shields and Protect from Magic, or both, to reduce its damage and effects.Toxic Breath

Shocking Breath: Capable of dealing up to 50 damage, this attack poses a risk of draining two levels from all the player's stats on a successful hit. Employ antifire shields and Protect from Magic to minimize the damage and potential stat reduction.

Shocking Breath

Icy Breath: This attack can cause up to 50 damage and has the potential to freeze the player for 10 ticks (6 seconds) upon a successful hit. To counter this attack, use antifire shields and Protect from Magic.Icy Breath

Employ a combination of antifire shields, antifire potions, and Protect prayers to mitigate the diverse dragonfire attacks. Stay vigilant, adapt your tactics, and be prepared to overcome the King Black Dragon's varied assaults.


Suicide Strategy for King Black Dragon Lair Access:

For those traversing the Wilderness to reach the King Black Dragon Lair, a unique strategy called the "Suicide Method" can be employed to carry more than the usual number of valuable items. Here's how to execute this method effectively:

1. Prepare the Looting Bag:

Fill the looting bag with non-essential items such as potions and food, ensuring four spaces remain empty.

2. Configure Your Inventory:

Equip the inventory with the looting bag, a burning amulet, 22 pieces of food, and the four valuable items you intend to "smuggle" into the King Black Dragon Lair.

3. Activate Protect Item:

Initiate the Protect Item prayer to safeguard one of your most valuable items.

4. Access the Lair:

Dash to the lever that grants entry to the King Black Dragon lair.

5. Quick Actions:

While positioned beside the lever, swiftly transfer the four valuable items into the looting bag. Immediately thereafter, engage the lever to enter the lair.

6. Execution of the Suicide Strategy:

Confront the King Black Dragon and allow yourself to perish. Your inventory items and the looting bag contents will disperse onto the ground. These items will be retained within your gravestone for exactly 15 minutes. If unclaimed within this time frame, they will be transported to the death's lair and require a fee for retrieval.

7. Final Preparation:

Proceed to equip yourself properly for the forthcoming King Black Dragon encounter. Keep the four slots of the previously "smuggled" items vacant. Upon entry into the King Black Dragon Lair, these items will be collected from the ground and equipped.

Recommended Equipment Melee (Suicide method)

Equipment Melee (Suicide method)

Recommended Equipment Range (Suicide method)

Equipment Range (Suicide method)