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Ice strykewyrms are level 93 Slayer monsters. They can only be killed when assigned on a Slayer task, with the exception of one kill needed to complete a Fremennik Elite Task, or if the player is participating in the Rush of Blood D&D. Players must complete The Tale of the Muspah before Slayer Masters will assign these creatures.

To be assigned ice strykewyrms, players must either own a fire cape or a TokHaar-Kal, or have purchased the ability to fight them with 2,000 Slayer reward points. The completionist cape can be used in place of a fire cape. Players wearing a fire cape or its upgrades deal twice the damage to ice strykewyrms with fire-based spells.

Like all strykewyrms, ice strykewyrms reside underground beneath mounds until provoked by a player with the necessary Slayer task. Slayer Masters claim that only those who have been assigned to hunt them may make them surface, due to the strykewyrm being able to smell the intent of the slayer. Players without the necessary task to kill strykewyrms will not be able to surface the strykewyrm and will instead perform the Think emote.

Players with a Mask of the White Wyrm can ask for an ice strykewyrm assignment every three days from Morvran or Kuradal. The mask confers the same damage boost as the slayer helm while on assignment, gives additional Slayer experience when killing ice strykewyrms, and grants additional drops every tenth kill.

LocationsEdit

Ice strykewyrm caveEdit

Ice strykewyrm cave entrance location

Location of the cave's entrance

11 ice strykewyrms can be found in the ice strykewyrm cave. The quickest way to get to the cave is to use fairy ring code D•K•S, which is just south of the cave they're located in. Players can also use the Fremennik Province lodestone and run north-east.

The ice strykewyrms are found in the chamber east of the entrance. If there is water coming through the mouth, the player must block the eastern stream in the cave north of where you entered, where Jhallan was frozen during The Tale of the Muspah.

To block the stream, hop across the flat rocks just north of the entrance, enter the cave opening to the north-west, jump across the flat rocks to the east (ignore this ice mound), jump across the flat rocks to the north-east, and click on the ice mound beside you to block the stream. Then head back to the entrance cave, hop back across the flat rocks, and head east into the ice strykewyrm cave.

Blocking the other streams in the middle cave are not necessary, but can be used to remove all water streams in the entrance cave.

Frozen Waste PlateauEdit

Ice strykewyrms can be killed at the Frozen Waste Plateau in the Wilderness. If the player is killing ice strykewyrms for a Slayer assignment at this location then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned ice strykewyrms as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

Attack stylesEdit

Ice strykewyrms have four types of attacks: melee, magic, freezing spell and burrow. If the player is within one square of a strykewyrm, it will use any of the four attack types. At a distance, the strykewyrm mostly uses its magic attack but will occasionally use its freezing spell (which looks like Ice Barrage), which renders the player unable to move for around three seconds and cancels the player's next attack. Simply clicking the strykewyrm will resume attacking immediately.

The ice strykewyrm's strongest attack is when it burrows underground during battle and then pops back up, dealing up to 2000+ life points to the person it is fighting. There was an update to prevent other players from getting hit by someone else's ice strykewyrm, but it does show an animation of that getting thrown out of the way, but not losing life points. The strykewyrm becomes invulnerable during this time, so attempting to attack it while it is burrowed is futile. This attack can be easily avoided by quickly moving two steps away in any direction. The further away the player is from the strykewyrm when it burrows (such as when maging from a distance), the easier it is to avoid this attack. It can also use the burrow attack if a player walks into its square and stays there for a couple of seconds, so it is recommended not to do this. The strykewyrm will not use the burrow attack if the player is standing next to an obstacle, such as the cave wall or a stalagmite. Some players believe moving away from the burrow is easier than trying to stand by an obstacle, while other players believe it is easier to use obstacles.

StrategiesEdit

Despite the fact that a Slayer level of at least 93 is required in order to damage them, these creatures have low defence and may be killed fairly easily.

Ice strykewyrms are weak to fire spells. Players are advised to kill them by casting Fire Wave or better using a staff, such as a crystal staff or better, and Magic Power armour, such as robes of subjugation. A full slayer helmet (or an upgraded variant) should also be worn. Alternatively, players may cast Blood Burst/Barrage if they find that they need to heal, although is unlikely to be necessary. In order to damage ice strykewyrms, players must have a Slayer level of 93 or higher and be wearing a fire/kiln cape (preferably a TokHaar-Kal-Mej), unless they have purchased the ability to damage them for 2,000 Slayer points (which is not recommended, as wearing a fire cape or equivalent also increases all damage dealt to ice strykewyrms). Weaker players may wish to bring an emergency teleport and/or food, such as sharks. It is possible to kill a single Ice Strykewyrm for the Fremennik elite task First Stryke without a fire cape or unlocking the ability to kill them by using a summoning familiar such as a Steel Titan. Level 65 or better armor, high-healing food, several summoning potions to recharge the familiar special move bar, and 30 scrolls for your familiars special attack are suggested.

Because they are not aggressive, players can use the Regenerate ability after a kill to heal, the drawback being the extra time that requires. A combination of Regenerate, shark drops, enhanced excalibur, the Soul Split curse or a healing familiar can eliminate the need to bring any food.

Using an ice spell on an ice strykewyrm will immediately heal it to full health.[1]

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
79–80%5–6%3%2–3%9–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 23,605 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Common2,207
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare23,639
Staff of lightStaff of light1Rare[2]899,181
Coins 250Coins200; 660Common[3]200–660
SharkShark1–3Common880–2,640
Crushed nestCrushed nest5–9 (noted)Common23,820–42,876
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common5,220
Magic logsMagic logs(noted)Common[3]3,315
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common13,947
Coins 1000Coins4,400–8,000Uncommon4,400–8,000
Rare drop tableRare drop table1CommonNot sold
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common224
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Uncommon296
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Uncommon68
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Uncommon180
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Uncommon5,200
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Uncommon6,258
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon5,070
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare10,334
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare5,080
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Rare3,416
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,180
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common19,086
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon6,362
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Rare1,719
Mind talismanMind talisman1Rare521
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,572
Body talismanBody talisman1Rare277
Air talismanAir talisman1Rare340
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Rare357
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,609
Blood runeBlood rune15Common[4]7,800
Death runeDeath rune20Common3,540
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Rare368
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Rare21
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon563
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare292
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare913
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Rare83
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common6,012
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Rare967
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Rare12
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon4
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon15
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon70
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare538
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare745
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare388
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare22
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare26
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon77
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon534
Maple seed 5Maple seed1Rare26,573
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare585
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare700
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare294
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Very rare45,595

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1[5]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[5]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[5]1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Mod Emilee. "Game Update FAQ - 08/02/10." 11-Feb-2010 10:05:02. Recent Updates Forums.
  2. ^ As quoted by Jagex on the official update FAQ, the staff of light's drop rate was the same as that of the abyssal whip. During Runefest's big question sessions, at the time, the drop rate of the abyssal whip was revealed to be 1/512. Therefore the drop rate of the staff of light must also be 1/512.
  3. ^ a b 200 coins will always be dropped with magic logs, but not vice versa.
  4. ^ Always dropped with a seed
  5. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common970
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,697
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,825
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,038
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare181,710–222,090
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,336
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,324
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,620
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare567,900–694,100
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,832
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,746
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,220,760–1,492,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,719
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,785–942,975
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,170
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,646
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,922–26,578
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,039,635–1,270,665
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare79,660
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,609
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,202
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare413,530–521,684
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,735–140,958
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare39,300–55,020
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon228,150–278,850
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,344–31,680
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare289,800–354,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon38,800–213,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon346,680–423,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common31,990–36,560
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare308,475–377,025
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,020,960–1,247,840
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,841
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,615–767,085
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon389,520–476,080
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon389,160–475,640
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon252,090–308,110
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,130–204,270
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,430–11,920
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,800–11,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon410,072
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,808,070
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,875–9,625
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,000–209,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,396–16,154
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,975–162,525
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,885–41,415
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare581,040–710,160
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • Ice strykewyrms, along with the other strykewyrms, were the first monsters to incorporate particle effects.
  • When attacking an ice strykewyrm for the Fremennik Province Tasks, the goliath gloves' special effect is able to deal damage to it, making it possible to slay it at level 65 (the minimal requirement to obtain the gloves).
  • When the TokHaar-Kal was given the ability to count as a fire cape when fighting Ice strykewyrms, it did not give the bonus damage effect, and simply allowed players to deal normal damage the same way as the slayer reward. This was later fixed with an update on 13 March 2012.
  • Previously, investigating an ice strykewyrm required a player to be directly next to it. This requirement was changed for all types of strykewyrms by an update on 1 August 2016, so that players using ranged and magic combat styles may now investigate the mound without being moved closer.

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