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Ancient Wyvern
Ancient Wyvern
Release date 7 September 2017 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 210
Always drops Wyvern bones
Looks old enough to be fossilised.
Combat info
Hitpoints 300
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 16 (Melee)
10 (Typeless Ranged)
44 (Icy breath)
Weakness Melee, dragon hunter crossbow
Attack Styles
Melee, Ranged, Icy breath
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 82
Slayer XP 315
Category Fossil Island Wyvern
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
150 150 150 90 90
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+70 +70 +70 +170 +120
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 5
Ancient Wyvern icon

Ancient Wyverns are Slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 82 in order to be harmed. They reside in the Wyvern Cave on Fossil Island and are the strongest species of Wyvern in Old School RuneScape. Like other Wyverns, they require an elemental, mind, dragonfire or ancient wyvern shield to be equipped in order to be slain.

In addition to being harder to fight, Ancient Wyverns share the ability with Taloned Wyverns to use an unblockable Ranged attack that resembles a lighter coloured Water Blast. This attack ignores Protection prayers and hits around 10, though they can also miss. They also appear to use all Melee attack types. When fighting them, the highest defensive armour the player can access is best suited to use against them.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,624


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 2 Uncommon 18,176
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 25,175
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,831
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,570
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,731
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Rare 50,088
Granite longsword Granite longsword 1 Rare (1/600) 194,826
Granite boots Granite boots 1 Rare (1/600) 131,156


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36–84 Common 2,124–4,956
Nature rune Nature rune 25–50 Uncommon 4,675–9,350
Death rune Death rune 30–60 Uncommon 6,930–13,860
Blood rune Blood rune 25–50 Uncommon 5,725–11,450
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36–72 Uncommon 2,916–5,832
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 25–60 Rare 8,350–20,040


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 3 (noted) Common 2,676
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 3 (noted) Common 6,360
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 3 (noted) Common 6,300
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 3 (noted) Common 3,942
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 3 (noted) Common 4,821
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 3 (noted) Common 2,166
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 10,025
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–4 Uncommon 7,214–28,856
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,216
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 20 (noted) Uncommon 24,140
Runite ore Runite ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,305–33,915
Diamond Diamond 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 6,057–10,095
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 30–50 (noted) Rare 11,220–18,700


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed spore 5 Seaweed spore 3–24 Uncommon 780–6,240
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 36,376–109,128
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 462
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 46,627
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 70,460
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 7,745
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 71,195
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 65,279
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 181,709
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 15 Rare 4,230


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–30 Common (108/175=62%) 130–780
Unidentified small fossil Unidentified small fossil 1 Uncommon (6/175=3.4%) Not sold
Unidentified medium fossil Unidentified medium fossil 1 Uncommon (3/175=1.7%) Not sold
Unidentified large fossil Unidentified large fossil 1 Uncommon (12/875=1.37%) Not sold
Unidentified rare fossil Unidentified rare fossil 1 Rare (3/875=0.34%) Not sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 5 Common 5,500
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 7,140
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 2 Uncommon 19,334
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–6,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,402
Supercompost Supercompost 8 (noted) Uncommon 4,096
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 10–15 Uncommon 83,770–125,655
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Wyvern visage Wyvern visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 23,697,332

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 7,888
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 14,785
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 887
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,448
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 12,529
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,942
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,570
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 782
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,685
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,395
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,402
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,160
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,548
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,745
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,700
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,224
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,098
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,076
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,327
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,659
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,798
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 700


  • They appear to use all attack styles when using melee, depending on the animation they use: slashing when they use their talons, stabbing when they jab with their tail and crushing when they bite the target.
  • Originally, ancient wyverns had a significantly worse drop table. After player feedback, it was improved in an update the next day.
  • Upon release, the wyvern's Defence level was 220. This was reduced to 150 in an update on 18 January 2018. This also changed its combat level from 227 to 210.
  • Upon release, Ancient Wyverns only dropped a maximum of 12 seaweed spores. This was increased to 24 in an update on 12 July 2018.