|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 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/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.
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 2,410
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,057 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,320 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,507 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,407 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,105 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,678 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,307 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,312 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 38,946
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 1,860–7,440 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,975 Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,760 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 5,000 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,960
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,470–20,790 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,225–19,580 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,916
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 123,993 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 49,433
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 10–30 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 18–54 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 118–354 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 555–1,665 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 8,123–24,369 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 1,056–3,168 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,793–8,379 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,705–8,115 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,762–5,286 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,733–5,199 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 852–2,556
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 37,240 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 20,310 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 5,700 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 21,000 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 15,900 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 16,040 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 84,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,866 Lobster 6 Uncommon 654 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,572 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,839,106
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 6,286 Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,502 Chaos talisman 1 Common 277 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 906 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 806 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,590 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 608 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,900 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,402 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 760 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,040 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,308 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,271 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,975 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,855 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,507 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,858 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,485 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,600 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,411 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,208 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,116 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,105 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,076 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,400 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,202
- 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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