This guide will make it easy for you to take down this giant water creature.
Old School RuneScape has a lot of bosses to take down. Each one has different stats and requires different strategies to take them down. Players are always up for the challenge to defeat a boss to have the possibility of earning some sweet loot and OSRS gold. Well, The Kraken in Old School RuneScape is no different.
The Kraken is a very popular boss fight in Old School RuneScape. It has two exclusive drops that people are searching for, and it also offers a good amount of experience and OSRS gold per hour. This boss is only for players who can meet the requirements. While it may take some time to reach it, by the time you do, this boss should be a piece of cake.
This boss is popular because it doesn’t take long to kill even with low-level OSRS items equipped. If you are unprepared, you might take a bit more damage than others, but in the end, most players should be able to defeat this boss.
Let’s deep dive into what the Kraken has to offer.
Kraken Location and Requirements
The Kraken has a few requirements that have to be met, but nothing too daunting. First and foremost, you must have 87 Slayer level. If you are not, you won’t be able to do damage. Secondly, you must have cave krakens as a slayer task. This slayer tasks require 50 magic, so be sure to get that up as well.
You can find the Kraken boss in Kraken Cove. This area can be found near Piscatoris Fishing Colony, a little to the southwest. You can also access Kraken Cove by using the Fairy Ring or Piscatoris Teleport Scroll.
The Kraken is in a body of water during the entire fight. This area is inaccessible for melee, so players will have to use magic. The Kraken is very resistant to ranged damage, so the most efficient way to kill this boss is by using magic to wither away his health. The Kraken can hit pretty hard, despite what his combat stats are below. But he attacks slow and isn’t very accurate.
- Combat level: 291
- Weakness: Magic
- Hitpoints: 255
- Attack: 1
- Strength: 1
- Defense: 1
- Magic: 1
- Ranged: 1
Recommended OSRS Items
Before we get into the general strategy of defeating Zulrah, you should have these OSRS items to make the battle much easier and less stressful. This is especially true when snakelings are summoned.
- Tome of Fire – Increased for fire spells.
- Fishing Explosive – Used to quickly summon the Kraken from the big whirlpool.
- Prayer Potion – Restore Prayer points throughout the battle.
- Ancestral Robes – Magic spells have a higher maximum hit with each piece.
The best strategy is to make sure you come well equipped with OSRS items that boost your magic damage. This is the most efficient way to defeat the Kraken. Melee is completely unusable, and the Kraken has good defense against ranged attacks. So, make sure you have high magic when coming to fight this beast.
When it comes to defense be sure to bring gear that has high defense gear. Both the Kraken and its tentacles both use magical ranged attacks. The Kraken’s attack has a slow attack speed, but the tentacles attack much faster. It is also important to know that both of these attacks are typeless. Meaning prayers that offer protection will not be useful in this battle.
So the best thing to do is to pick a spot on the battlefield and continue to attack the Kraken. Most players sit on the small bridge the entire battle. The tentacles do little damage but can-do moderate damage over time because of how fast they attack. It is more important to focus on the Kraken. Once the Kraken is dead, so are its tentacles.
The strategy is to just throw out your fire spells if you have the Tome of Fire. You will be doing 50% more damage, which is a lot. With the right gear, you should be able to take the Kraken down within a minute or a minute and a half. Gamers with low-level gear might take a bit longer but shouldn’t be too hard.
There are some profitable drops that you can sell for OSRS GP. Also, the Kraken, and cave krakens, have some exclusive drops that are valuable. Here are some notable drops:
- Trident of the Seas – Worth a lot of OSRS gold. Good damage and has a built-in spell.
- Kraken Tentacle – Used to make various OSRS items, more specifically the Abyssal Tentacle.
In short, following this guide, you should be well on your way to defeating this boss. The Kraken might look intimidating, but by the time you reach him, you should be able to take him down easily enough. With the right gear, you can earn a lot of OSRS gold per hour. You can expect 30 or so kills per hour if you want to grind him out. Just make sure to have your Magic leveled up, or you might find yourself having a tough time trying to take him down.
Have you beaten this Kraken boss? Got any tips? Let us know what you think in the comments.