|Release date||12 December 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Wyvern bones|
|A very dangerous pile of animated Wyvern bones.|
Skeletal Wyverns are Slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 72 in order to be harmed. They are found at the end of the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. Like other Wyverns, they require an elemental shield, mind shield, dragonfire shield, dragonfire ward, or ancient wyvern shield to reduce damage from their icy breath however it is not required to be slain. They are also the only monster that drops granite legs.
Although it is insinuated in Tarn's journal that Skeletal Wyverns are undead, they are in fact re-animated remains, whereas actual undead creatures have come back to life. This causes the Salve amulet and its enchanted versions to not work against them.
Skeletal Wyverns have high Defence, Attack, and Hitpoints, thus making them very challenging opponents. They attack with Melee, Ranged, or their unique ice-breath attack. This attack can freeze players similar to the Ancient Magicks' ice spells, with the addition of preventing the player from retaliating back for the duration of the freeze. However, players may still eat and drink potions while frozen. Players should wield a(n) ancient, mind, elemental or dragonfire shield/ward, which negates stat loss as well as lowering the max hit of ice breath attacks to 10.
As such, if the player does not have or cannot afford a dragonfire shield, Elemental Workshop I is essentially a hidden requirement for killing Wyverns.
If a player is not wearing one of the shields, they will be hit for very high damage. Contrary to popular belief, armour does not affect the accuracy of the ice-breath attack; the ice-breath will hit through all types of armour.
Protect from Missiles is the suggested prayer to use on this fight due to the amount of range damage Skeletal Wyverns do, followed by Protect from Melee, although it is not needed if you safe spot them. Due to their moderate Defence and defence bonuses, Melee is recommended to kill Wyverns, unless your Defence level is low. If killing Wyverns with Melee, an abyssal whip is recommended due to its high slash bonuses. Contrary to popular belief, Magic is not effective against Wyverns due to their Magic level and defence bonuses, but if using, then Fire Surge is recommended.
You can safespot Wyverns in multiple ways. A common method for doing this is getting them stuck behind the main entrance. Players should always wait for the Wyverns to get unaggressive before attempting this; otherwise, they'll get hit by other Wyverns when trying to safespot another. A good method to make them unaggressive is wait in front of the main entrance for ten to twenty minutes. This will make the Wyverns unaggressive near the entrance. Players can only walk around two steps inside the cave, if they go deeper, the Wyverns will get aggressive again. Alternatively, for safe-spotting, players can bring a few prayer potions and attack the Wyvern from seven steps away with Protect from Range on.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,774
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,053 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,290 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,541 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,465 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,162 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,687 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,358 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,435 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 40,155
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,125 Water rune 150 Common 750 Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 1,000 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 2,020–8,080 Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,125 Death rune 40 Uncommon 10,280 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 7,325 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,379–19,503 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,145–18,876 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 114,738 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 48,530
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 11–33 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 16–48 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 124–372 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 614–1,842 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,607–22,821 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 896–2,688 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,230–6,690 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,085–6,255 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,413–4,239 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,586–4,758 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 855–2,565
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 38,640 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 20,180 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 5,325 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 44,400 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 17,620 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 18,690 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 84,130
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 19,658 Lobster 6 Uncommon 1,026 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,804 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,799,353
Rare drop tableIn addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,454 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 15,814 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 979 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,440 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,477 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,815 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,541 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 952 Law rune 45 Very rare 10,125 Death rune 45 Very rare 11,565 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,900 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,150 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,565 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,680 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,762 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,162 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,335 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,116 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,548 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,585 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,738 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 620
- The sound effects of their Ranged and breath attacks are similar to Ice Burst.
- Prior to the Bounty Hunter update on 18 September 2014, the drops of the Skeletal Wyvern were much poorer — their only unique items being Granite legs and the Draconic visage. Most of their drops were replaced with more valuable drops, such as 10 battlestaves, 35 magic logs, and rune item drops.
- As of an update on 21 January 2016, there is now an extended area exclusively for players who have a task of Skeletal Wyverns which can be accessed by climbing up the stairs near the passageway to the Wyverns, which was added due to player complaints on overcrowding due to the popularity of the Wyverns as a method of making money.
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