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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 23,840 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril battleaxeMithril battleaxe1Common2,291
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Rare23,527
Staff of lightStaff of light1Rare[2]1,250,470
Coins 250Coins200; 660Common[3]200–660
SharkShark1–3Common941–2,823
Crushed nestCrushed nest5–9 (noted)Common25,590–46,062
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Common7,078
Magic logsMagic logs(noted)Common[3]3,405
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common13,848
Coins 1000Coins4,400–8,000Uncommon4,400–8,000
Rare drop tableRare drop table1CommonNot sold
Grimy guamGrimy guam(noted)Common266
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(noted)Uncommon382
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(noted)Uncommon64
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(noted)Uncommon186
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Uncommon5,592
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Uncommon7,982
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Uncommon5,894
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Rare13,370
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(noted)Rare6,318
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(noted)Rare4,035
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Uncommon3,521
Water talismanWater talisman(noted)Common21,783
Water talismanWater talisman1Uncommon7,261
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Rare2,437
Mind talismanMind talisman1Rare301
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,948
Body talismanBody talisman1Rare385
Air talismanAir talisman1Rare349
Cosmic talismanCosmic talisman1Rare330
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,402
Blood runeBlood rune15Common[4]7,605
Death runeDeath rune20Common3,540
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Rare341
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Rare21
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon622
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare264
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare775
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Rare55
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Common6,202
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Rare1,276
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Rare11
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon2
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon21
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon74
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare350
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare758
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare485
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare23
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare23
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon44
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon590
Maple seed 5Maple seed1Rare25,649
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare505
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare642
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare250
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Very rare42,041

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 sapphire1Common1,073
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,202
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,057
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,959
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare223,155–272,745
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,379
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,806
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,351
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare600,795–734,305
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,653
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,680
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,253,160–1,531,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare935
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,413
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare561,195–935,325
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,467
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,418
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,679–25,071
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,048,005–1,280,895
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare69,383
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,402
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,145
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare471,965–595,402
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare158,405–199,834
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,700–68,180
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon246,825–301,675
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,136–32,670
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare303,660–371,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,800–196,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,620–254,980
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,180–45,920
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare387,450–473,550
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare998,370–1,220,230
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,544
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,160–761,640
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon437,400–534,600
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon468,990–573,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon311,445–380,655
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,985–227,315
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,612–12,128
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,988–10,272
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon392,896
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,519,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,530–12,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon140,850–172,150
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,555–48,345
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare672,030–821,370
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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