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Skeletal Wyvern
Skeletal Wyvern
Release date 12 December 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 140
Always drops Wyvern bones
Examine
A very dangerous pile of animated Wyvern bones.
Combat info
Hitpoints 210
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit
Weakness Slash, Crush, Dragon hunter crossbow
Attack Styles
Ranged, Melee, Icy breath
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 72
Slayer XP 210
Category Skeletal Wyvern
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
125 116 120 120 125
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
+140 +90 +90 +80 +140
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 4
Skeletal Wyvern icon

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 be equipped in order to be slain.

They are the only monster that drops granite legs. Despite being undead creatures, as mentioned in Tarn's journal and their examine text, the Salve amulet and its enchanted versions do not work against them.

Skeletal Wyverns are assigned by Chaeldar, and after the Slayer master task rebalance update on 10 September 2015, also by Nieve and Duradel.

Unlike other Wyverns, Skeletal Wyverns do not drop the wyvern visage; instead they drop the draconic visage.

CombatEdit

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 Wave is recommended.

Wyvern door safe-spots

The most popular way of safe-spotting Wyverns is done by trapping the eastern or western one on the side of the cave entrance after losing aggression, as shown.

WyvSP

Safe spot for task-only area

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.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,477

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,068
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,340
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,614
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,546
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,214
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,720
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,388
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,461
Granite legs Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,319
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any leggings.

Runes/TalismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 225 Common 1,125
Water rune Water rune 150 Common 750
Pure essence Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 1,250
Chaos rune Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,880–7,520
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,055
Death rune Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,800
Blood rune Blood rune 25 Uncommon 5,125
Soul rune Soul rune 20 Rare 2,960

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,337–18,909
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,715–23,892
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,024

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 3 Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 126,807
Herb seed 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 50,951

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 10–30
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 18–54
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 117–351
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 589–1,767
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 8,190–24,570
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 1,065–3,195
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,912–8,736
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,589–7,767
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,780–5,340
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,743–5,229
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 827–2,481  

MaterialsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic logs Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 37,660
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 20,760
Unpowered orb Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 6,225
Iron ore Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 23,000
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 15,920
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 16,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 86,050

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 300 Common Not sold
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 21,348
Lobster Lobster 6 Uncommon 714
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,582
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 7,169,760

Rare drop table

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

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,755
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,418
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 257
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 907
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,592
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 589
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,528
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 785
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,100
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,413
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,055
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,900
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,614
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,855
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,608
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,787
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,200
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,328
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,214
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,950
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,423
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 42,428


TriviaEdit

  • 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.