|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.
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.
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 1 Always 3,125
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,173 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,635 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 26,596 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 27,217 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,447 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,449 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/256) 186,482 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/256) 185,702 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 44,609
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 1,750 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,000 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,280 Death rune 40 Uncommon 13,120 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 6,025 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,780
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Common 1,659–23,463 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 1,025–9,020 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 3,816
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 73,206 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 31,302
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 12–36 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 16–48 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 145–435 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 607–1,821 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 6,603–19,809 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 1,549–4,647 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,655–7,965 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 3,085–9,255
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 39,410 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 24,640 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 2,475 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 29,800 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 21,920 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 19,545 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 89,350
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 17,074 Lobster 6 Uncommon 948 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,725 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,644 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,090 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,838 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,076 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,192 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 655 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 544 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,023 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,766 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,692 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,596 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,471 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,909 Rune javelin 5 Rare 475 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 14,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 780 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,880 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,452 Law rune 45 Rare 8,280 Death rune 45 Rare 14,760 Dragonstone 1 Rare 17,130 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,447 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,350 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,412 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,537
- 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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