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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 No No
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 killed. They can be found in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon, and an elemental, mind, or dragonfire shield is required to reduce the damage of their icy fire attacks.

They are the only monster that drops granite legs. They also have a chance of dropping the draconic visage; however, it is still very rare to obtain it from them. They are the only monster in the game to drop wyvern bones. 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

CombatEdit

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 mind shield, elemental shield or dragonfire shield, 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.

Location(s)Edit

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,476

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,095
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,414
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,599
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,446
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,240
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,776
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,484
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,764
Granite legs Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,313
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any leggings.

Runes and 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 1,500
Chaos rune Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 2,020–8,080
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,945
Death rune Death rune 40 Uncommon 9,720
Blood rune Blood rune 25 Uncommon 5,450
Soul rune Soul rune 20 Rare 2,960

AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,561–22,077
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,700–14,960
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,024

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 3 Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 110,280
Herb seed 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 47,824

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 11–33
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 15–45
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 152–456
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 533–1,599
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 8,860–26,580
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 1,095–3,285
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,442–7,326
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,531–7,593
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,509–4,527
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 2,069–6,207
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 1,108–3,324  

MaterialsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic logs Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 40,180
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 21,670
Unpowered orb Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 4,425
Iron ore Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 19,000
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 17,870
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 19,425
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 86,000

OthersEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 300 Common Not sold
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 22,470
Lobster Lobster 6 Uncommon 954
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,459
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 8,661,733

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 8,488
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,258
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 252
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 933
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 994
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,787
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 517
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,528
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 550
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 920
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,560
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,735
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,945
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,935
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,599
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,985
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,644
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,800
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,437
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,885
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,219
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,240
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,095
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,453
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,399


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.


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