OSRS Kraken Guide

The Kraken boss was one of OSRS’s first ever slayer bosses. They can be assigned at level 87 slayer and drop rewards such as the kraken tentacle and the trident of the seas. It is one of the easiest bosses in the game to kill, with a difficulty level similar to that of the other slayer bosses; Cerberus, Kraken, Thermy, Hydra, Sire and the Gargoyle Boss.

In this OSRS kraken guide, we’ll look over some of the most important factors to consider when killing this demi-boss. Including relevant kraken gear setups and how to get there.

How to get to the Kraken?

The Kraken boss can be found on Piscatoris Island. In a Cave south-west of the Fishing Colony, called the Kraken Cove. To get there use one of the following methods:

  • Fairy ring code A-K-Q, run west to the dungeon
  • Piscarilius teleport scroll, run west to the dungeon
  • Western banner 3 or 4 (Hard/Elite western provinces diary required) to teleport to Piscatoris Fishing Colony and run west to the dungeon
OSRS Kraken location
Kraken Cove location

Best Gear Setup for Kraken

There are a variety of gear setups that you can use when killing Kraken in OSRS. Magic combat is by far the most superior combat style here, so bring your best magic gear. It is recommended to use offensive magic gear for faster kills, but magic defence gear can also be used if you want to be more AFK. Example setups can be seen below.

Max Gear

OSRS Kraken Max Setup
Example Max Setup

Mid-tier Gear

OSRS Kraken Mid-tier Setup
Example Mid-tier Setup

Magic Defence Gear

Example Magic Defence Setup

Killing the Kraken Boss

Before you can damage the Kraken, you must first disturb it from its rest. Either attack all 4 of its small whirlpools, or use a fishing explosive on the large whirlpool. Fishing explosives save significant time so they are highly recommended.

Once awoken, simply attack the Kraken until it dies. The fight itself requires little to no interaction after the Kraken is attackable. The kraken, and its enormous tentacles will deal a typeless magical ranged attack. This means protection prayers have no effect. The kraken’s max hit is 28, while its tentacles max hit is 2.