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, 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.[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 Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,358

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth battlestaff.png Earth battlestaff 1 Common 9,025
Rune axe.png Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,346
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,568
Rune warhammer.png Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,401
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,211
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,726
Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,411
Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[note 1] 161,460
Granite legs.png Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,528
  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 Air rune 225 Common 1,125
Water rune.png Water rune 150 Common 750
Pure essence.png Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 1,000
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 2,000–8,000
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Uncommon 12,780
Death rune.png Death rune 40 Uncommon 9,800
Blood rune.png Blood rune 25 Uncommon 6,925
Soul rune.png Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts 5.png Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,358–19,206
Runite bolts 5.png Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,295–11,396
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,268

Seeds[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ranarr seed 3.png Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 147,567
Snapdragon seed 1.png Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 57,312

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 19–57
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 13–39
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 130–390
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 753–2,259
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,814–23,442
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 903–2,709
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,700–5,100
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,303–3,909
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,514–4,542
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,124–3,372
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 741–2,223  

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic logs.png Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 39,305
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 21,180
Unpowered orb.png Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 6,000
Iron ore.png Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 28,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 15,040
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 14,700
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 82,350

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 300 Common Not sold
Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,572
Lobster.png Lobster 6 Uncommon 996
Runite crossbow (u).png Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,481
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage.png 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 1000.png Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,873
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,135
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 847
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,437
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,554
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,961
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,568
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 878
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 12,780
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 11,025
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 740
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,654
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,889
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,504
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,211
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,192
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,111
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,650
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,718
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,940
Rune javelin.png 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.png Uncut diamond 25–35 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 73,500–102,900
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 25–35 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 37,600–52,640
Coal.png Coal 300–500 (noted) Very rare (1/1,104) 64,500–107,500
Coins 10000.png Coins 50,000–150,000 Very rare (1/1,104) Not sold
Gold ore.png Gold ore 100–200 (noted) Very rare (1/1,380) 35,200–70,400
Dragon arrowtips.png Dragon arrowtips 50–200 Very rare (1/1,380) 63,650–254,600
Iron ore.png Iron ore 350–500 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 49,000–70,000
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 2–4 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 41,452–82,904
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 38,606–77,212
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 1–2 (noted) Very rare (1/1,840) 37,931–75,862
Lobster.png Fish (scales to Fishing icon.png level) Varies Very rare (1/1,840) Not sold
Runite ore.png Runite ore 10–15 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 110,660–165,990
Steel bar.png Steel bar 300–500 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 157,500–262,500
Magic logs.png Magic logs 120–160 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 134,760–179,680
Dragon dart tip.png Dragon dart tip 40–160 (noted) Very rare (1/2,760) 140,680–562,720
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 2–4 Very rare (1/5,520) 101,036–202,072
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 2–3 Very rare (1/5,520) 377,240–565,860
Celastrus seed 5.png Celastrus seed 2–4 Very rare (1/5,520) 125,724–251,448
Dragonfruit tree seed 5.png Dragonfruit tree seed 2–4 Very rare (1/5,520) 161,640–323,280
Redwood tree seed 5.png Redwood tree seed 1 Very rare (1/5,520) 88,468
Torstol seed 5.png Torstol seed 3–5 Very rare (1/5,520) 224,871–374,785
Snapdragon seed 5.png Snapdragon seed 3–5 Very rare (1/5,520) 171,936–286,560
Ranarr seed 5.png Ranarr seed 3–5 Very rare (1/5,520) 147,567–245,945
Pure essence.png Pure essence 3,000–5,000 (noted) Very rare (1/5,520) 12,000–20,000
Broken dragon hasta.png Broken dragon hasta 1 Very rare (1/18,400) 187,759
Mystic hat (dusk).png Mystic hat (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 30,816
Mystic robe top (dusk).png Mystic robe top (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 155,098
Mystic robe bottom (dusk).png Mystic robe bottom (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 81,230
Mystic gloves (dusk).png Mystic gloves (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 18,072
Mystic boots (dusk).png Mystic boots (dusk) 1 Very rare (1/92,000) 18,773
  1. 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]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 Sep 2018. Mod Ash: "No, wyverns are not assigned unless one's done that quest."