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Skeletal Wyvern
Skeletal Wyvern
Release date 12 December 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 140
Always drops Wyvern bones
A very dangerous pile of animated Wyvern bones.
Combat info
Hitpoints 210
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit
Weakness Fire spells, Slash, Crush
Attack Styles
Ranged, Melee, Icy breath
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 72
Slayer XP 210
Category Skeletal Wyvern
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
125 116 120 120 125
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+140 +90 +90 +80 +140
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4
Skeletal Wyvern icon

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.

Skeletal Wyverns are assigned by Chaeldar, and after the Slayer master task rebalance update on 10 September 2015, also by Nieve and Duradel

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.

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 Range 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 defensive stats, either fire-based spells or any slash/crushing weapon will be sufficent to kill a wyvern. Having 80+ Combat stats provides a greater advantage when killing wyverns.

Wyvern door safe-spots

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.

Note: it may be a hidden requirement to have completed Elemental Workshop pt 1 to attain these as a slayer assignment, due to the need of an elemental / mind shield to effectively kill them. This should only refer to attaining wyverns as a TASK and not a requirement for them to be killed.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 1 Always 3,125

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,173
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,635
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 26,596
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 27,217
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,447
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,449
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/256) 186,482
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/256) 185,702
Granite legs Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 44,609

Runes and talismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 225 Common 1,125
Water rune Water rune 150 Common 750
Pure essence Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 1,750
Chaos rune Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,000
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,280
Death rune Death rune 40 Uncommon 13,120
Blood rune Blood rune 25 Uncommon 6,025
Soul rune Soul rune 20 Rare 2,780


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 7–99 Common 1,659–23,463
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,025–9,020
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,816


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 3 Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 73,206
Herb seed 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 31,302


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 12–36
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 16–48
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 145–435
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 607–1,821
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 6,603–19,809
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 1,549–4,647
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,655–7,965
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 3,085–9,255


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic logs Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 39,410
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 24,640
Unpowered orb Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 2,475
Iron ore Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 29,800
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 21,920
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 19,545
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 89,350


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 300 Common Not sold
Prayer potion (4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,074
Lobster Lobster 6 Uncommon 948
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,725
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 14,364,928

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,644
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,090
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,838
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,076
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,192
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 655
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 544
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,023
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,766
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,692
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,596
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,471
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,909
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 475
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 14,500
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 780
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,880
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,452
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,280
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 14,760
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 17,130
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,447
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,350
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,412
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,537


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