|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 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.
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.
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 2,476
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,095 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,414 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,599 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,446 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,240 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,776 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,484 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,764 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,313
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,125 Water rune 150 Common 750 Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 1,500 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 2,020–8,080 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,945 Death rune 40 Uncommon 9,720 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 5,450 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,960
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,561–22,077 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,700–14,960 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,024
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 110,280 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 47,824
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 11–33 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 15–45 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 152–456 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 533–1,599 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 8,860–26,580 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 1,095–3,285 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,442–7,326 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,531–7,593 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,509–4,527 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 2,069–6,207 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 1,108–3,324
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 40,180 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 21,670 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 4,425 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 19,000 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 17,870 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 19,425 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 86,000
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 22,470 Lobster 6 Uncommon 954 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,459 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold 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 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 8,488 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,258 Chaos talisman 1 Common 252 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 933 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 994 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,787 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 517 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,528 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 550 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 920 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,560 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,735 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,945 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,935 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,599 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,985 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,644 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,800 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,437 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,885 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,219 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,240 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,095 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,453 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,399
- 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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