Skeletal Wyvern/Strategies

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Skeletal Wyverns are dangerous monsters, however they are very profitable to kill. The below lists show generally accepted strategies to defeat Skeletal Wyverns.

Note that a Slayer level of 72 is required in order to deal damage to Skeletal Wyverns. This may be boosted from level 67 Slayer by eating a wild pie.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

  • High combat stats. Although not required, see the skill levels below for an indication of the advised stats:
    • If using Melee:
      • Level Attack 75 or higher
      • Level Strength 75 or higher
      • Level Hitpoints 70 or higher
      • Level Prayer 70 or higher for the Piety prayer
    • If using Ranged:
      • Level Ranged 70 or higher
      • Level Prayer 44 or higher for the Eagle Eye prayer
    • If using Magic:

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Getting to the wyverns.

The Skeletal Wyverns are located in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. The entrance to this dungeon may be found south of Port Sarim and north of Mudskipper Point. The quickest ways to travel here are:

  1. Using the fairy ring code AIQ and running north until reaching the entrance to the dungeon on top of the small hill.
  2. Using the Minigame Group Finder to teleport to Minigames Port Sarim's Rat Pits and run south to reach the entrance to the dungeon on top of the small hill. This requires completion of the Quest points Ratcatchers quest. This method is free and takes up no inventory or equipment spaces, though there is a 20-minute cooldown between uses.
  3. Teleport to the player-owned house in Rimmington using the Teleport to House spell or a Rimmington teleport tablet, and run south-east to reach the entrance to the dungeon on top of the small hill.

From the dungeon entrance, climb down the trapdoor, first run north and then run east to find an open space with ice warriors and ice giants. The entrance to the Skeletal Wyverns can be found on the southern wall of this room.

A map of the dungeon where wyverns reside.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Attack styles[edit | edit source]

Skeletal wyverns attack with Melee, Ranged and their unique ice breath attack.

  • The Melee attack is only used when the player is standing in Melee distance and can hit up to 13.
  • The Ranged attack has an attack range of 6 tiles and can hit up to 13.
  • The ice-breath attack has an attack range of 5 tiles and can hit 50+, although this damage can be drastically reduced to a maximum hit of 10 by the following shields: elemental shield, mind shield, dragonfire shield, ancient wyvern shield and dragonfire ward.
    • This attack will also freeze the player's character for a few seconds. During this period, the character is not able to move or attack.
    • Antifire potions have no effect on the wyvern's ice breath attack. Neither do ice gloves.

Draconic[edit | edit source]

Skeletal Wyverns are considered to be draconic creatures, which means that they are weak against dragonbane weapons.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Dragonbane weapons[edit | edit source]

Because Skeletal Wyverns are considered to be draconic creatures, they are weak against dragonbane weapons. Therefore it is recommended to use a dragon hunter crossbow or dragon hunter lance if any of these weapons are available.

Safespotting[edit | edit source]

South of the cave door are some additional safespots in which the western and southern sides of the ice structure (or pillar) can be used as safespots.

Skeletal Wyverns can be safespotted because they have a shorter attack range than players using a crossbow or magic spells.

  1. To safespot Skeletal Wyverns, first make sure to lose their aggressiveness. Aggressiveness is lost automatically after a player has spent 10 minutes in the same area (i.e. they don't move past a certain invisible border).
  2. After this time period, attack a Skeletal Wyvern and lure it behind an obstacle (e.g. a wall that is sticking out).
  3. While the Skeletal Wyvern is stuck behind the obstacle, move out of its attack range to make sure it can't attack the player anymore.
  4. Now start attacking the Skeletal Wyvern using Magic or Ranged.

Wyvern runners[edit | edit source]

There are a few Clan Chats with players that travel to different locations to deliver items to players who are training there.

When safespotting there, it is advisable to use these services to trade your unstackable lootings for new potions, runes or bolts.

Dwarf multicannon[edit | edit source]

Dwarf multicannon are allowed in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon, however only in the lower part of the cave; the upper Slayer-exclusive part is a no cannon zone. Cannons will make killing Skeletal Wyverns faster and the profit from the extra drops often outweigh the cost of the cannonballs. Therefore it can be recommended to bring a dwarf multicannon when meleeing Skeletal Wyverns.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Ancestral hat.png
Imbued saradomin cape.png
Occult necklace.png
Rada's blessing 4.png
Harmonised nightmare staff.png
Ancestral robe top.png
Tome of fire.png
Ancestral robe bottom.png
Tormented bracelet.png
Eternal boots.png
Seers ring (i).png
Elemental shield.pngImbued heart.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Bonecrusher.pngHerb sack.pngNature rune.png1000Rune pouch.png
Law rune.pngLava rune.pngAir rune.png

In this section it is assumed that the player is using the safespotting method to attack the Skeletal Wyverns. During the first period, while the Skeletal Wyverns are still aggressive, it is necessary to wield a shield that protects the player from the icy breath attacks. However, when the player is able to safespot the Skeletal Wyverns, it is advisable to switch shield for a shield that provides magic attack bonuses. Always keep the other shield in the inventory, as the Skeletal Wyverns sometime are not lured correctly behind the obstacles, making them not safespottable, thus them being able to use their icy breath attacks again.

This is the best-in-slot available equipment for maging Skeletal Wyverns. The set up shown in this section currently costs approximately 1,539,704,679 coins. See the table below for an overview of equipment alternatives in case this setup is not accessible or too expensive.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Equipment upgrades and downgrades[edit | edit source]

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadAncestral hat.pngAncestral hat
Slayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (if on a Slayer task)
3rd age mage hat.png3rd age mage hat
Black mask (i).pngBlack mask (i) (if on a Slayer task)
Ahrim's hood.pngAhrim's hood
Farseer helm.pngFarseer helm
Infinity hat.pngInfinity hat
Healer hat.pngHealer hat
Dagon'hai hat.pngDagon'hai hat
Elder chaos hood.pngElder chaos hood
Mitre.gifMitre
Hood of darkness.pngHood of darkness
Mystic hat.pngMystic hat
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklace3rd age amulet.png3rd age amuletAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of magic.pngAmulet of magic
BackImbued god capes.gifImbued god capeGod capes.gifGod capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3
Ghostly cloak.pngGhostly cloak
Ardougne cloak 2.pngArdougne cloak 2
BodyAncestral robe top.pngAncestral robe topAhrim's robetop.pngAhrim's robetopDagon'hai robe top.pngDagon'hai robe top3rd age robe top.png3rd age robe topInfinity top.pngInfinity top
LegsAncestral robe bottom.pngAncestral robe bottomAhrim's robeskirt.pngAhrim's robeskirt3rd age robe.png3rd age robeDagon'hai robe bottom.pngDagon'hai robe bottomInfinity bottoms.pngInfinity bottoms
WeaponHarmonised nightmare staff.pngHarmonised nightmare staffToxic staff of the dead.pngToxic staff of the deadKodai wand.pngKodai wandStaff of the dead.pngStaff of the dead
Staff of balance.pngStaff of balance
Staff of light.pngStaff of light
Nightmare staff.pngNightmare staff
Eldritch nightmare staff.pngEldritch nightmare staff
Volatile nightmare staff.pngVolatile nightmare staff
ShieldTome of fire.pngTome of fire (If using fire spells)Arcane spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shieldAncient wyvern shield.pngAncient wyvern shield
Mage's book.pngMage's book
Malediction ward.pngMalediction wardBook of darkness.pngBook of darkness
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing
Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2
N/AN/AN/A
GlovesTormented bracelet.pngTormented braceletBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon gloves
Infinity gloves.pngInfinity gloves
Rune gloves.pngRune gloves
Adamant gloves.pngAdamant gloves
Lunar gloves.pngLunar gloves
Combat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
Regen bracelet.pngRegen bracelet
Mystic gloves.pngMystic gloves
BootsEternal boots.pngEternal bootsInfinity boots.pngInfinity bootsWizard boots.pngWizard bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstone
Boots of darkness.pngBoots of darkness
Mystic boots.pngMystic boots
RingSeers ring (i).pngSeers ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringSeers ring.pngSeers ringBeacon ring.pngBeacon ringLunar ring.pngLunar ring

Neitiznot faceguard.png
Infernal cape.png
Amulet of torture.png
Rada's blessing 4.png
Dragon hunter lance.png
Inquisitor's hauberk.png
Dragonfire shield.png
Inquisitor's plateskirt.png
Ferocious gloves.png
Primordial boots.png
Berserker ring (i).png
Divine super combat potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Herb sack.pngNature rune.png1000Rune pouch.png
Law rune.pngLava rune.pngAir rune.png

This is the best-in-slot available equipment for meleeing Skeletal Wyverns. The set up shown in this section currently costs approximately 878,302,336 coins. See the table below for an overview of equipment alternatives in case this setup is not accessible or too expensive. Players should pray melee when using melee.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Equipment upgrades and downgrades[edit | edit source]

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadNeitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguard
Slayer helmet.pngSlayer helmet (if on a Slayer task)
Inquisitor's great helm.pngInquisitor's great helm
Black mask.pngBlack mask (if on a Slayer task)
Serpentine helm.pngSerpentine helmHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotBerserker helm.pngBerserker helm
Obsidian helmet.pngObsidian helmet
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of strength.pngAmulet of strengthAmulet of power.pngAmulet of power
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal cape
Infernal max cape.pngInfernal max cape
Fire cape.pngFire cape
Fire max cape.pngFire max cape
Mythical cape.pngMythical capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3
BodyInquisitor's hauberk.pngInquisitor's hauberkBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplateJusticiar chestguard.pngJusticiar chestguardDharok's platebody.pngDharok's platebody
Guthan's platebody.pngGuthan's platebody
Torag's platebody.pngTorag's platebody
3rd age platebody.png3rd age platebody
LegsInquisitor's plateskirt.pngInquisitor's plateskirtBandos tassets.pngBandos tassetsJusticiar legguards.pngJusticiar legguardsVerac's plateskirt.pngVerac's plateskirtDharok's platelegs.pngDharok's platelegs
Torag's platelegs.pngTorag's platelegs
WeaponDragon hunter lance.pngDragon hunter lanceInquisitor's mace.pngInquisitor's mace
Blade of saeldor.pngBlade of saeldor
Abyssal tentacle.pngAbyssal tentacleAbyssal whip.pngAbyssal whipGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapier
ShieldDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldAncient wyvern shield.pngAncient wyvern shieldMind shield.pngMind shieldElemental shield.pngElemental shieldDragonfire ward.pngDragonfire ward
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing
Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2
N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsSpiked manacles.pngSpiked manaclesGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsGranite boots.pngGranite boots
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringBerserker ring.pngBerserker ringN/A

Armadyl helmet.png
Ava's assembler.png
Necklace of anguish.png
Diamond dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Dragon hunter crossbow.png
Armadyl chestplate.png
Twisted buckler.png
Armadyl chainskirt.png
Barrows gloves.png
Pegasian boots.png
Archers ring (i).png
Elemental shield.pngRanging potion(4).pngRanging potion(4).pngRanging potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Bonecrusher.pngHerb sack.pngNature rune.png1000Rune pouch.png
Law rune.pngLava rune.pngAir rune.png

In this section it is assumed that the player is using the safespotting method to attack the Skeletal Wyverns. During the first period, while the Skeletal Wyverns are still aggressive, it is necessary to wield a shield that protects the player from the icy breath attacks. However, when the player is able to safespot the Skeletal Wyverns, it is advisable to switch shield for a shield that provides ranged attack bonuses. Always keep the other shield in the inventory, as the Skeletal Wyverns sometime are not lured correctly behind the obstacles, making them not safespottable, thus them being able to use their icy breath attacks again.

This is the best-in-slot available equipment for ranging Skeletal Wyverns. The set up shown in this section currently costs approximately 225,986,559 coins. See the table below for an overview of equipment alternatives in case this setup is not accessible or too expensive.

Equipment upgrades and downgrades[edit | edit source]

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadArmadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmet
Slayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (if on a Slayer task)
3rd age range coif.png3rd age range coifRobin hood hat.pngRobin hood hatBlessed coif.gifBlessed coifKaril's coif.pngKaril's coif
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerAmulet of accuracy.pngAmulet of accuracy
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assembler
Assembler max cape.pngAssembler max cape
Ava's accumulator.pngAva's accumulator
Accumulator max cape.pngAccumulator max cape
Ranging cape(t).pngRanging capeAva's attractor.pngAva's attractorFire cape.pngFire cape
Infernal cape.pngInfernal cape
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplateBlessed body.gifBlessed bodyBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide body
Karil's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertop
3rd age range top.png3rd age range top
Red d'hide body.pngRed d'hide bodyBlue d'hide body.pngBlue d'hide body
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirtBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chapsBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chaps
Karil's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirt
3rd age range legs.png3rd age range legs
Rangers' tights.pngRangers' tights
Penance skirt.pngpenance skirt
Red d'hide chaps.pngRed d'hide chaps
WeaponDragon hunter crossbow.pngDragon hunter crossbowArmadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbowRune crossbow.pngRune crossbowN/A
ShieldTwisted buckler.pngTwisted bucklerDragonfire ward.pngDragonfire wardOdium ward.pngOdium wardBook of law.pngBook of lawUnholy book.pngUnholy book
Ammo/SpellDiamond dragon bolts (e) 5.pngDiamond dragon bolts (e)Diamond bolts 5.pngDiamond bolts (e)Amethyst broad bolts 5.pngAmethyst broad boltsBroad bolts 5.pngBroad boltsN/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesBlessed vambraces.gifBlessed vambracesBlack d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambraces
Ranger gloves.pngRanger gloves
3rd age vambraces.png3rd age vambraces
Red d'hide vambraces.pngRed d'hide vambracesBlue d'hide vambraces.pngBlue d'hide vambraces
Dragon gloves.pngDragon gloves
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsBlessed boots.gifBlessed bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Archers ring.pngArchers ringBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringN/AN/A

Void ranger helm.png
Ava's assembler.png
Necklace of anguish.png
Diamond dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Dragon hunter crossbow.png
Elite void top.png
Twisted buckler.png
Elite void robe.png
Void knight gloves.png
Pegasian boots.png
Archers ring (i).png
Elemental shield.pngRanging potion(4).pngRanging potion(4).pngRanging potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Monkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.pngMonkfish.png
Bonecrusher.pngHerb sack.pngNature rune.png1000Rune pouch.png
Law rune.pngLava rune.pngAir rune.png

In this section it is assumed that the player is using the safespotting method to attack the Skeletal Wyverns. During the first period, while the Skeletal Wyverns are still aggressive, it is necessary to wield a shield that protects the player from the icy breath attacks. However, when the player is able to safespot the Skeletal Wyverns, it is advisable to switch shield for a shield that provides ranged attack bonuses. Always keep the other shield in the inventory, as the Skeletal Wyverns sometime are not lured correctly behind the obstacles, making them not safespottable, thus them being able to use their icy breath attacks again.

This equipment is recommended when the player has level 92 Ranged or higher, while not having access to Armadyl equipment, as at this Ranged level it is more effective than (blessed) dragonhide armour.

See the table below for an overview of equipment alternatives in case this setup is not accessible or too expensive.

Equipment upgrades and downgrades[edit | edit source]

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadVoid ranger helm.pngVoid ranger helmN/AN/AN/AN/A
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerAmulet of accuracy.pngAmulet of accuracy
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assembler
Assembler max cape.pngAssembler max cape
Ava's accumulator.pngAva's accumulator
Accumulator max cape.pngAccumulator max cape
Ranging cape(t).pngRanging capeAva's attractor.pngAva's attractorFire cape.pngFire cape
Infernal cape.pngInfernal cape
BodyElite void top.pngElite void topVoid knight top.pngVoid knight topN/AN/AN/A
LegsElite void robe.pngElite void robeVoid knight robe.pngVoid knight robeN/AN/AN/A
WeaponDragon hunter crossbow.pngDragon hunter crossbowArmadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbowRune crossbow.pngRune crossbowN/A
ShieldTwisted buckler.pngTwisted bucklerDragonfire ward.pngDragonfire wardOdium ward.pngOdium wardBook of law.pngBook of lawUnholy book.pngUnholy book
Ammo/SpellDiamond dragon bolts (e) 5.pngDiamond dragon bolts (e)Diamond bolts 5.pngDiamond bolts (e)Amethyst broad bolts 5.pngAmethyst broad boltsBroad bolts 5.pngBroad boltsN/A
GlovesVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight glovesN/AN/AN/AN/A
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsBlessed boots.gifBlessed bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Archers ring.pngArchers ringBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringN/AN/A