|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 can be found in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon, and an elemental, mind, or dragonfire shield is required to reduce the damage of their icy fire attacks.
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. 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.
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 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 2,849
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,084 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,416 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,750 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,669 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,754 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,801 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/256) 177,347 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/256) 175,930 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 40,911
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 1,000 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,080 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,730 Death rune 40 Uncommon 14,760 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 7,350 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,820
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,554–21,978 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,330–11,704 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,960
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 87,483 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 36,309
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 9–27 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 13–39 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 99–297 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 485–1,455 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,388–22,164 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 899–2,697 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,166–6,498 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,991–5,973
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 35,630 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 22,380 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 2,775 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 31,200 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 17,880 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 18,460 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 88,750
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 19,150 Lobster 6 Uncommon 1,770 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,714 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 9,735,573
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 1,424 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,460 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,868 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 835 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,788 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,073 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 477 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,410 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,780 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,141 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,750 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,640 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,692 Rune javelin 5 Rare 575 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,320 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,698 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,620 Law rune 45 Rare 8,730 Death rune 45 Rare 16,605 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,719 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,754 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,647 Shield left half 1 Very rare 67,086 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,042
- 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.
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