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Ice strykewyrms are level 93 Slayer monsters. They can only be killed when assigned on a Slayer task or a slayer contract, 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 DKS, 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 or slayer contract at this location then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull. This experience bonus stacks with slayer contract bonuses, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience while on a task using a special slayer contract from Erskine. 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 armour, 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%9–10%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 24,541 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Common2,409
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare23,552
Staff of lightStaff of light1Rare[2]948,011
Coins 250Coins200; 660Common[3]200–660
SharkShark1–3Common945–2,835
Crushed nestCrushed nest5–9 (noted)Common24,325–43,785
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common5,926
Magic logsMagic logs(noted)Common[3]3,375
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common13,867
Coins 1000Coins4,400–8,000Uncommon4,400–8,000
Rare drop tableRare drop table1CommonNot sold
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common362
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Uncommon394
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Uncommon70
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Uncommon152
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Uncommon6,640
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Uncommon6,646
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon5,088
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare11,350
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare6,043
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Rare4,391
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon2,860
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common18,276
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon6,092
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Rare2,003
Mind talismanMind talisman1Rare307
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,623
Body talismanBody talisman1Rare295
Air talismanAir talisman1Rare336
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Rare291
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,695
Blood runeBlood rune15Common[4]7,920
Death runeDeath rune20Common3,480
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Rare430
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Rare16
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon713
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare220
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare1,273
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Rare42
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common5,940
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Rare1,825
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Rare9
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon4
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon19
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon80
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare373
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,213
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare678
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare25
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare19
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon31
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon910
Maple seed 5Maple seed1Rare25,902
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare434
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare978
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare305
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Very rare44,003

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 sapphire1Common951
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,237
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,869
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,332
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare194,940–238,260
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,265
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,278
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,696
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare526,320–643,280
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,459
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,640
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,880–1,477,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare945
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,204
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,060–930,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,827
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,040,985–1,272,315
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare59,537
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,695
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,098
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare395,980–499,544
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,195–164,246
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,575–56,805
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,475–300,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,056–31,320
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare300,960–367,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,790–14,410
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon186,660–228,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,264–46,016
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare388,260–474,540
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare965,520–1,180,080
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,601
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,015–762,685
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,150–509,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,790–421,410
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon262,755–321,145
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon206,730–252,670
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,982–19,408
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon459,888
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,983,830
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon141,300–172,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,490–39,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare590,220–721,380
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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