|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, mind, dragonfire 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 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, 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.
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 2,332
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,088 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,353 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,573 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,489 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,228 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,744 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,412 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,684 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,606
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,125 Water rune 150 Common 750 Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 1,250 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,920–7,680 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,640 Death rune 40 Uncommon 9,160 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 5,200 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,900
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,547–21,879 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,550–13,640 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,808
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 101,088 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 46,603
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 10–30 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 13–39 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 121–363 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 513–1,539 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 6,754–20,262 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 949–2,847 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,297–6,891 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,284–6,852 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,904–5,712 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,757–5,271 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 880–2,640
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 40,355 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 21,110 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 5,775 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 15,000 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 15,040 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 15,685 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 86,380
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,540 Lobster 6 Uncommon 780 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,505 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 7,553,783
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 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 9,036 Tooth half of key 1 Common 20,137 Chaos talisman 1 Common 373 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 826 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 841 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,504 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 351 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,276 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 740 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,545 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,640 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,305 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,573 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,055 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,657 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 18,991 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,137 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,301 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,228 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,097 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,412 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,796
- 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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