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KBD Guide Solo


Oct 17, 2021

The King Black Dragon  is usually one of the player’s first bossing experiences, due to the fact it is mid-game content, which is when the real bossing starts.

The King Black Dragon can yield you anywhere from 200k to 1 million OSRS GP per hour, depending on current market rates. Also, you have a chance of getting the pet! The prince black dragon is certainly an amazing pet to carry around.

(or you can just buy osrs gold from Ariba Gold)


The requirements for the King Black Dragon boss are certainly not low, but they are not outrageously high. An additional note is that if you have friends or join a clan, you don’t need such high requirements, at the cost of splitting rewards which can highly reduce profits but also results in faster kill times. It is recommended to solo this boss if you’re intending on farming it for rewards.

Soloing the boss is recommended unless you just want to get a few kills while lower level.. The boss is actually relatively safe, but you need to access it through the wilderness. It is only relatively safe because you only have to run for a few seconds, but that is enough for pures to absolutely demolish you if you’re in their combat range and additionally lack defence levels.


Ranging this boss is the recommended method. KBD has impeccable magical defence, and as we know from the combat triangle, ranged is effective against magic. Here are the requirements:

· 70 Ranged. Any higher is a bonus.

· 44 prayer. The higher the better in this case.

· 70 hitpoints. Attack and strength don’t really matter aside from it affecting your combat level which could put you in the combat bracket of pures.

As for your inventory:

· 2 Prayer potions.

· 1 Range potion.

· Antifire potion.

· Super anti-poison, because KBD may occasionally hit you with poison. An anti-poison is acceptable but may make trips shorter.

· The rest of your inventory should be food that restores a high amount of hitpoints. For example, sharks, pineapple pizzas, monkfish (for tick-eating).

· A looting bag is optional. Increases the number of drops you can store, but you will need to leave the KBD lair (which is non-wilderness). You hit a lever to store your drops in the wilderness but can also be attacked.


I would recommend 150 Ruby Bolts (e) and 150 Diamond Bolts (e) and to switch from ruby to diamond after the boss has gone below 50% hp and to switch back once you killed it.

· Blessed d’hide or the best dragonhide you can wear. Karil’s can replace d’hide. If you want to be extremely optimal and have wealth, Armadyl gear can be used.

· Amulet of glory, or amulet of fury and necklace of anguish if you’re extra-wealthy.

· Ava’s assembler or Ava’s accumulator is a given.

· Barrows gloves or blessed vambraces/d’hide vambraces.

· Blessed boots, or ranger boots. Use Pegasian boots if you’re extra-wealthy.

· Archers ring or ring of life can be used if you don’t have an Archers ring.

· Order of crossbows (worst to best): Rune, Dragon, Armadyl and Dragon Hunter crossbows can all be used.

· Anti-dragon shield or the Dragonfire ward if you have it.

(or you can just buy osrs gold from Ariba Gold for your gear)


Melee is perfectly acceptable but does have higher requirements.

· 80+ attack. 80+ strength. 70+ defence, 70+ hitpoints.

· 44+ prayer, 70+ recommended.


· Super combat potion.

· 4 prayer potions.

· 2 extended anti-fires.

· One or two super anti-poisons.

· Food such as pineapple pizzas, sharks and monkfish (for tick-eating).

· Looting bag can be used, same as the ranging method.

As for gear:

· Simply wear the best gear you have. Whether that’s Rune or Dragon.

· Amulet of glory is fine; you can also use the amulet of fury or amulet of torture if you have them.

· Barrows gear is optimal or Bandos if you have it.

· Anti-dragon shield or Dragonfire shield are needed.

· Weapons (worst to best): abyssal whip, abyssal dagger (p++), Ghrazi rapier and the Dragon hunter lance.

(or you can just buy osrs gold from Ariba Gold for your gear)

Soloing tactic would be to be praying melee while stood next to the KBD it will limit the amount of magic attacks it will do that will always do around 10 damage and below. It will also make your trips last alot longer as you will consume less food.

Hope you found this guide to be helpful and you get some good loot ie Draconic Visage (1/5000) Pet (1/3000) or Dragon Pickaxe (1/1500) (or you can just buy osrs gold from Ariba Gold for a big cash stack)


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