|Release date||12 December 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Wyvern bones|
|A very dangerous pile of animated Wyvern bones.|
Skeletal Wyverns are Slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 72 in order to be killed. They are the only monster that drops Granite legs. They also have a chance of dropping the Draconic visage; however, it is still very rare to obtain it from them. An elemental, mind, or dragonfire shield is required to reduce the damage of Skeletal Wyvern's icy fire attacks. Skeletal Wyverns can be found in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. They are the only monster in the game to drop wyvern bones. Despite being undead creatures, as mentioned in Tarn's journal and their examine text, the Salve amulet and its enchanted versions do not work against them.
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.
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. They still can, however, eat and drink potions while frozen. Players should wield a mind shield, elemental shield or dragonfire shield, 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, followed by Protect from Melee, 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. Contrary to popular belief, Magic is not effective against wyverns due to their Magic level and defence bonuses, but if using, then Fire Wave 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Wyvern bones 1 Always 3,152
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,077 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,544 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 27,172 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 27,434 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,434 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,606 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/256) 188,052 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/256) 186,797 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 43,650
Runes and talismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,125 Water rune 150 Common 750 Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 1,500 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,000 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,965 Death rune 40 Uncommon 13,160 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 6,025 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,880
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Common 1,589–22,473 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 955–8,404 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,348
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 82,956 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 33,939
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 9–27 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 16–48 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 103–309 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 459–1,377 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 6,728–20,184 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 1,148–3,444 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,189–6,567 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 2,413–7,239
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 36,260 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 23,530 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 2,475 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 41,000 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 19,890 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 19,525 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 89,990
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,012 Lobster 6 Uncommon 1,248 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,818 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 11,804,973
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,596 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,517 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,896 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 985 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,989 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,199 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 287 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,884 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,597 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,691 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,172 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,834 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,905 Rune javelin 5 Rare 620 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,600 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,200 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,987 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,965 Death rune 45 Rare 14,805 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,819 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,434 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,816 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,519 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,787
- 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.
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