|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.
Skeletal Wyverns are assigned by Chaeldar, and after the Slayer master task rebalance update on 10 September 2015, also by Nieve and Duradel. Since the Kebos update in January 2019, Konar will also assign Skeletal Wyverns. Slayer masters will not assign Skeleton Wyverns as a slayer task until the player has completed the Elemental Workshop I quest.
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 2,358
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,025 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,346 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,568 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,401 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,211 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,726 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,411 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,460 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,528
- 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 1,000 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 2,000–8,000 Law rune 45 Uncommon 12,780 Death rune 40 Uncommon 9,800 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 6,925 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940
Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,358–19,206 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,295–11,396 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,268
Seeds[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 147,567 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 57,312
Herbs[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 19–57 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 13–39 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 130–390 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 753–2,259 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,814–23,442 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 903–2,709 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,700–5,100 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,303–3,909 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,514–4,542 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,124–3,372 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 741–2,223
Materials[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 39,305 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 21,180 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 6,000 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 28,000 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 15,040 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 14,700 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 82,350
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,572 Lobster 6 Uncommon 996 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,481 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 8,975,435
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 8,873 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,135 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 847 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,437 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,554 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,961 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,568 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 878 Law rune 45 Very rare 12,780 Death rune 45 Very rare 11,025 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 740 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,654 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,889 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,504 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,211 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,192 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,111 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,650 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,718 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,940 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 730
Konar's drop table[edit | edit source]
If killed on a Slayer assignment by Konar quo Maten, this monster has a 1 in 92[k 1] chance to access an extra loot table. This averages to an additional 1,260.48 worth of items per kill while on task.
Show/hide Konar's drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut diamond 25–35 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 73,500–102,900 Uncut ruby 25–35 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 37,600–52,640 Coal 300–500 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 64,500–107,500 Coins 50,000–150,000 Very rare (1/1,104) Not sold Gold ore 100–200 (noted) Very rare (1/1,380) 35,200–70,400 Dragon arrowtips 50–200 Very rare (1/1,380) 63,650–254,600 Iron ore 350–500 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 49,000–70,000 Rune full helm 2–4 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 41,452–82,904 Rune platebody 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 38,606–77,212 Rune platelegs 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 37,931–75,862 Fish (scales to level) Varies Very rare (1/1,840) Not sold Runite ore 10–15 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 110,660–165,990 Steel bar 300–500 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 157,500–262,500 Magic logs 120–160 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 134,760–179,680 Dragon dart tip 40–160 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 140,680–562,720 Palm tree seed 2–4 Very rare (1/5,520) 101,036–202,072 Magic seed 2–3 Very rare (1/5,520) 377,240–565,860 Celastrus seed 2–4 Very rare (1/5,520) 125,724–251,448 Dragonfruit tree seed 2–4 Very rare (1/5,520) 161,640–323,280 Redwood tree seed 1 Very rare (1/5,520) 88,468 Torstol seed 3–5 Very rare (1/5,520) 224,871–374,785 Snapdragon seed 3–5 Very rare (1/5,520) 171,936–286,560 Ranarr seed 3–5 Very rare (1/5,520) 147,567–245,945 Pure essence 3,000–5,000 (noted) Very rare (1/5,520) 12,000–20,000 Broken dragon hasta 1 Very rare (1/18,400) 187,759 Mystic hat (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 30,816 Mystic robe top (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 155,098 Mystic robe bottom (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 81,230 Mystic gloves (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 18,072 Mystic boots (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 18,773
- Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 16 January 2019.
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]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 Sep 2018. Mod Ash: "No, wyverns are not assigned unless one's done that quest."
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