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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)
41 (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 Ranged-icon Magic-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
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+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 colored 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 2,533


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 2 Uncommon 18,158
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 25,220
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,828
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,644
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,753
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Rare 51,660
Granite longsword Granite longsword 1 Rare (1/600) 278,622
Granite boots Granite boots 1 Rare (1/600) 138,613


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune 25–50 Uncommon 5,050–10,100
Death rune Death rune 30–60 Uncommon 7,470–14,940
Blood rune Blood rune 25–50 Uncommon 5,600–11,200
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36–84 Common 2,052–4,788
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36–72 Uncommon 2,664–5,328
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 25–60 Rare 7,450–17,880


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,204
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 20 (noted) Uncommon 23,320
Runite ore Runite ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,231–33,693
Diamond Diamond 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 6,000–10,000
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 11,159
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–4 Uncommon 7,283–29,132
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 3 (noted) Common 2,847
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 3 (noted) Common 7,155
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 3 (noted) Common 6,681
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 3 (noted) Common 5,484
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 3 (noted) Common 5,292
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 3 (noted) Common 2,442


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 15 Rare 6,150
Seaweed spore 5 Seaweed spore 3–12 Uncommon 129–516
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 37,226–111,678
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 688
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 48,232
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 22,809
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 82,096
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 81,563
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 221,021
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–30 Common (163/175=93%) 80–480
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 3,190
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 7,798
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 2 Uncommon 19,800
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–6,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,475
Supercompost Supercompost 8 (noted) Uncommon 3,480
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 10–15 Uncommon 84,100–126,150
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Wyvern visage Wyvern visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 22,685,947

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 5,643
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,950
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 234
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 744
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 751
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,513
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 630
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 690
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,040
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,461
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,000
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,205
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,644
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,974
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,645
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,330
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,056
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,100
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,226
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,042
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,255
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,691


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Originally, ancient wyverns had a significantly worse drop table. After player feedback, it was improved in an update the next day.