Skeletal Wyvern

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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 Chaeldar, Konar, Nieve and Duradel. Slayer masters will not assign Skeleton Wyverns as a slayer task until the player has completed the Elemental Workshop I quest.[1]

Unlike other Wyverns, Skeletal Wyverns do not drop the wyvern visage; instead 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. 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.

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.

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.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Wyvern bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,192

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth battlestaff.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Earth battlestaff with rarity Common in quantity 1 Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,041
Rune axe.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune axe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,332
Rune battleaxe.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,579
Rune warhammer.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune warhammer with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,793
Rune kiteshield.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,227
Rune full helm.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune full helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,723
Dragon plateskirt.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Dragon plateskirt with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,405
Dragon platelegs.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Dragon platelegs with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,420
Granite legs.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Granite legs with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,656
  1. 1.0 1.1 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.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 225 Air rune 225 Common 1,125
Water rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Water rune with rarity Common in quantity 150 Water rune 150 Common 750
Pure essence.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Pure essence with rarity Uncommon in quantity 250 (noted) Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 750
Chaos rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20,80 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,980–7,920
Law rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,090
Death rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 40 Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,880
Blood rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 7,200
Soul rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Soul rune with rarity Rare in quantity 20 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Adamant bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 7-99 Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,484–20,988
Runite bolts.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-44 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,745–15,356
Rune arrow.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 36 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,276

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ranarr seed 3.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Ranarr seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3 Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 116,100
Snapdragon seed 1.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Snapdragon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 51,648

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1-3 Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 16–48
Grimy marrentill.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1-3 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 14–42
Grimy tarromin.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1-3 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 153–459
Grimy harralander.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy harralander with rarity Common in quantity 1-3 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 809–2,427
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 6,836–20,508
Grimy irit leaf.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 833–2,499
Grimy avantoe.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,554–4,662
Grimy kwuarm.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,102–3,306
Grimy cadantine.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,344–4,032
Grimy lantadyme.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,247–3,741
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 609–1,827  

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic logs.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Magic logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 35 (noted) Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 40,110
Adamantite bar.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Adamantite bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 (noted) Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 20,960
Unpowered orb.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Unpowered orb with rarity Uncommon in quantity 75 (noted) Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 5,100
Iron ore.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Iron ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200 (noted) Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 19,600
Uncut ruby.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 (noted) Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 13,960
Uncut diamond.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5 (noted) Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 14,640
Battlestaff.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 (noted) Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 83,390

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 300 Coins 300 Common Not sold
Prayer potion(4).png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Prayer potion(4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,634
Lobster.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Lobster with rarity Uncommon in quantity 6 Lobster 6 Uncommon 822
Runite crossbow (u).png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Runite crossbow (u) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,486
Brimstone key.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Uncommon (1/92)[2] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Draconic visage with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Coins with rarity Rare in quantity 3000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Rare 12,123
Tooth half of key.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,506
Uncut sapphire.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 634
Runite bar.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Runite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,455
Nature rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Nature rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 67 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,936
Rune 2h sword.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune 2h sword with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,976
Rune battleaxe.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,579
Uncut emerald.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 799
Law rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Law rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,090
Death rune.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Death rune with rarity Very rare in quantity 45 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,990
Steel arrow.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Steel arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 150 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,650
Rune arrow.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Very rare in quantity 42 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,822
Adamant javelin.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Adamant javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 20 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,180
Rune sq shield.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune sq shield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,671
Dragonstone.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Dragonstone with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,153
Silver ore.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Silver ore with rarity Very rare in quantity 100 (noted) Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,500
Uncut ruby.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,396
Rune kiteshield.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune kiteshield with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,227
Dragon med helm.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Dragon med helm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,255
Rune spear.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,050
Shield left half.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,700
Rare drop table talisman.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Unknown talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Not sold
Dragon spear.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,128
Uncut diamond.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,928
Rune javelin.png: Skeletal Wyvern can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 810
  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 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]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 Sep 2018. Mod Ash: "No, wyverns are not assigned unless one's done that quest."
  2. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.