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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 the Slayer masters Chaeldar, Konar, Nieve, and Duradel. Because an elemental shield or better is required to defend against their icy breath, they will only assign them if the player has completed the Elemental Workshop I quest.[1]

Unlike the Wyverns that reside within Fossil Island, Skeletal Wyverns do not drop the wyvern visage; rather, they drop the draconic visage.

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 and reducing the player's stats. However, players may still eat food or drink potions while frozen. Players can wield an ancient, mind, elemental, or dragonfire shield/ward to negate the wyverns' ice breath's stat reduction as well as lowering its max hit to 10. 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 against them due to the amount of range damage Skeletal Wyverns do, although it is not needed if you can safespot them.

Due to their moderate melee Defence, melee is recommended to kill Wyverns, unless the player's Defence level is low. If killing Wyverns with Melee, an abyssal whip or other high-accuracy slash weapon is recommended. Wyverns are slightly weak to Magic.

The most popular way of safe-spotting Wyverns is done by trapping the eastern or western one on the side of the cave entrance after losing aggression, as shown.
Safe spot for task-only area.

Wyverns can be safespotted 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 to wait in front of the main entrance for ten to twenty minutes; this will make the Wyverns unaggressive near the entrance. Players who do this should be careful not to walk more than a few steps deeper into the cave, as if they do, 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]

Drop rates estimated based on 228,591 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

The average skeletal wyvern kill, including its unique drops, is worth 20,721. Without the draconic visage, dragon platelegs, dragon plateskirt and granite legs drops, the average kill is worth 19,518

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Wyvern bones.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Wyvern bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Wyvern bones1Always2,95896

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Earth battlestaff.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Earth battlestaff with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Earth battlestaff14/1288,8999,300
Battlestaff.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Battlestaff with rarity 3/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Battlestaff10 (noted)3/12879,78042,000
Rune axe.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune axe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Rune axe13/1287,1767,680
Rune battleaxe.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe12/12824,43424,960
Rune warhammer.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune warhammer with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune warhammer12/12825,14124,900
Rune full helm.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune full helm with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune full helm12/12820,59021,120
Rune kiteshield.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/12832,05632,640
Granite legs.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Granite legs with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Granite legs11/512[2]39,93239,600
Dragon platelegs.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon platelegs with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Dragon platelegs11/512161,057162,000
Dragon plateskirt.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon plateskirt with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Dragon plateskirt11/512161,078162,000

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Air rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 225Air rune2256/128900450
Rune arrow.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune arrow with rarity 5/128 in quantity 36Rune arrow365/1282,4128,640
Water rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Water rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 150Water rune1504/128750300
Chaos rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Chaos rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 80Chaos rune804/1285,2004,320
Law rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Law rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 45Law rune454/1287,4706,480
Death rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Death rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 40Death rune404/1287,8804,320
Blood rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Blood rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 25Blood rune254/1287,5756,000
Adamant bolts.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Adamant bolts with rarity 3/128 in quantity 75-99Adamant bolts75–993/12813,275-17,5232,550-3,366
Runite bolts.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Runite bolts with rarity 3/128 in quantity 35-44Runite bolts35–443/12820,580-25,8726,300-7,920
Soul rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Soul rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 20Soul rune201/1282,9203,600

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 7/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table. 3 herbs are always dropped at a time.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/73.1 in quantity 1-3Grimy guam leaf1–31/73.110-307-21
Grimy marrentill.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/97.5 in quantity 1-3Grimy marrentill1–31/97.510-308-24
Grimy tarromin.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/130 in quantity 1-3Grimy tarromin1–31/130149-4479-27
Grimy harralander.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/167.2 in quantity 1-3Grimy harralander1–31/167.2677-2,0319-27
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/212.8 in quantity 1-3Grimy ranarr weed1–31/212.87,606-22,81818-54
Grimy irit leaf.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/292.6 in quantity 1-3Grimy irit leaf1–31/292.6882-2,64610-30
Grimy avantoe.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/390.1 in quantity 1-3Grimy avantoe1–31/390.12,010-6,03010-30
Grimy kwuarm.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/468.1 in quantity 1-3Grimy kwuarm1–31/468.11,286-3,85812-36
Grimy cadantine.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/585.1 in quantity 1-3Grimy cadantine1–31/585.11,613-4,83913-39
Grimy lantadyme.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/780.2 in quantity 1-3Grimy lantadyme1–31/780.21,535-4,60513-39
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/780.2 in quantity 1-3Grimy dwarf weed1–31/780.2516-1,54814-42

Resources[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Pure essence.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Pure essence with rarity 8/128 in quantity 250 (noted)Pure essence250 (noted)8/128500500
Magic logs.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Magic logs with rarity 6/128 in quantity 35 (noted)Magic logs35 (noted)6/12835,2106,720
Adamantite bar.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Adamantite bar with rarity 6/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Adamantite bar10 (noted)6/12819,4403,840
Iron ore.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Iron ore with rarity 3/128 in quantity 200 (noted)Iron ore200 (noted)3/12810,8002,000
Uncut ruby.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut ruby with rarity 2/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Uncut ruby10 (noted)2/12812,650600
Uncut diamond.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity 2/128 in quantity 5 (noted)Uncut diamond(noted)2/12814,305600

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_250.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Coins with rarity 12/128 in quantity 300Coins30012/128300300
Lobster.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Lobster with rarity 8/128 in quantity 6Lobster68/128732252
Prayer potion(4).png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Prayer potion(4) with rarity 7/128 in quantity 2Prayer potion(4)27/12820,136228
Unpowered orb.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Unpowered orb with rarity 2/128 in quantity 75 (noted)Unpowered orb75 (noted)2/1287,5754,500
Runite crossbow (u).png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Runite crossbow (u) with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Runite crossbow (u)12/1289,3459,700
Ranarr seed.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Ranarr seed with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Ranarr seed32/128123,04890
Snapdragon seed.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed12/12865,20636

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Coins with rarity 1/260.06 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/260.063,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/270.95 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/270.95; 1/268.93[d 1]10,29860
Tooth half of key.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/270.95 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/270.95; 1/268.93[d 1]9,59560
Uncut sapphire.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 1]46515
Runite bar.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Runite bar with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Runite bar11/1,092.2712,3283,000
Nature rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Nature rune with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 67Nature rune671/1,820.4415,2767,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/1,820.4437,79338,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/1,820.4424,43424,960
Uncut emerald.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/2,184.53 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/2,184.53; 1/1,109.33[d 1]67230
Law rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Law rune with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 45Law rune451/2,730.677,4706,480
Death rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Death rune with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 45Death rune451/2,730.678,8654,860
Steel arrow.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/2,730.674,9501,050
Rune arrow.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/2,730.672,81410,080
Adamant javelin.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/2,730.671,5001,920
Rune sq shield.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/2,730.6722,46523,040
Dragonstone.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/2,730.6711,7046,000
Silver ore.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Silver ore with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/2,730.675,2004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/4,369.07 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/4,369.07; 1/2,218.67[d 1]1,26560
Rune kiteshield.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/5,461.3332,05632,640
Dragon med helm.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/5,461.3358,96060,000
Rune spear.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune spear with rarity 1/5,765.37 in quantity 1Rune spear11/5,765.37; 1/668.94[d 1]11,90512,480
Shield left half.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Shield left half with rarity 1/11,530.73 in quantity 1Shield left half11/11,530.73; 1/1,337.89[d 1]65,24066,000
Chaos talisman.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/11,650.84 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/11,650.84; 1/5,916.44[d 1]5562
Dragon spear.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/15,374.31 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/15,374.31; 1/1,783.85[d 1]37,23037,440
Uncut diamond.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/17,476.27 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/17,476.27; 1/8,874.67[d 1]2,861120
Rune javelin.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/34,952.53 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/34,952.53; 1/17,749.33[d 1]8851,200
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/92 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/92[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (elite).png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/350 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/350[2]Not sold12
Draconic visage.png: Skeletal Wyvern drops Draconic visage with rarity 1/10,000 in quantity 1Draconic visage11/10,000[2]4,950,118450,000
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The sound effects of their Ranged and breath attacks are similar to Ice Burst.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 September 2014
(update | poll)
The Skeletal Wyvern drop table was given a boost in value, with items like battlestaves, magic logs, and rune items added. Previously their only drops of value were the granite legs and draconic visage.
21 January 2016
(update)
The task-only Skeletal Wyvern area was added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 Sep 2018. Mod Ash: "No, wyverns are not assigned unless one's done that quest."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Envision. "Drop Rates V2." RuneScape Forums.