|Released||12 December 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Wyvern bones|
|A very dangerous pile of animated Wyvern bones.|
|Weakness||Slash, crush, dragonbane weapons|
|Attack style||Ranged, Melee, Icy breath|
|+0||+0||+0||+0%||Not immune||Not immune|
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.
Combat[edit | edit source]
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, 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. Wyverns are slightly weak to Magic; for those using it, 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.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Drops[edit | edit source]
100%[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,192
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,041 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,332 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,579 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,793 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,227 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,723 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,405 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,420 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,656
- The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific dragon legging, or ~1/256.25 for any dragon leggings.
Runes/Talismans[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,125 Water rune 150 Common 750 Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 750 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,980–7,920 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,090 Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,880 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 7,200 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940
Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,484–20,988 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,745–15,356 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,276
Seeds[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 116,100 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 51,648
Herbs[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 16–48 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 14–42 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 153–459 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 809–2,427 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 6,836–20,508 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 833–2,499 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,554–4,662 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,102–3,306 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,344–4,032 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,247–3,741 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 609–1,827
Materials[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 40,110 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 20,960 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 5,100 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 19,600 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 13,960 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 14,640 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 83,390
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,634 Lobster 6 Uncommon 822 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,486 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/92) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 6,913,084
Rare drop table
In 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 12,123 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,506 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 634 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,455 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,936 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,976 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,579 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 799 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,090 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,990 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,650 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,822 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,671 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,153 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,500 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,396 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,227 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,255 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,050 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,700 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Not sold Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,128 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,928 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 810
- The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
References[edit | edit source]
Dragons and dragon-like races