|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 2,720
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,060 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,320 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,555 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,570 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,187 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,732 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,399 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,433 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 40,098
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,350 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 10,520 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 7,525 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,386–19,602 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,130–18,744 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 113,949 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 48,075
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 126–378 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 615–1,845 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,587–22,761 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 889–2,667 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,178–6,534 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,074–6,222 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,418–4,254 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,529–4,587 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 871–2,613
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 38,955 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 20,240 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 5,400 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 44,600 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 17,880 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 18,730 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 84,350
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 19,740 Lobster 6 Uncommon 1,068 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,700 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 8,331 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 15,793 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 977 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,451 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,946 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,841 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,555 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 928 Law rune 45 Very rare 10,125 Death rune 45 Very rare 11,835 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,900 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,150 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,605 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,726 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,788 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,187 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,354 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,050 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,564 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,686 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,746 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 635
- 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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