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Lava strykewyrms are strykewyrms found in the Wilderness, south of the Lava Maze (level 34-41) or the Dragonkin Laboratory. They require level 94 Slayer to kill and can be assigned by Kuradal and Morvran. Unlike their other cousins where a slayer task is required to harm them, Lava strykewyrms can be killed off-task. However, this will reduce their drop rates for their component drops. They are a reincarnation of the original WildyWyrms.

Lava strykewyrms can drop wyrm spikes, scalps and hearts, which can be used with abyssal whips, dark bows, or staves of light respectively to create the lava whip, strykebow, and the staff of darkness. They also drop searing ashes, which give 200 Prayer experience upon scattering, and are also used to create Aggression potions.

Lava strykewyrm location

Location of Lava strykewyrms.

If the player is killing lava strykewyrms for a Slayer assignment 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 lava 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. As lava strykewyrms cannot be found anywhere outside of the Wilderness, taking a contract is recommended for additional experience or profit.

Killing lava strykewyrms can be extremely profitable, as their ashes are currently worth 27940 coins each. In addition to this valuable drop, they also have an extremely generous drop table. However, they are located in a PvP-enabled area of the Wilderness, so do not bring any items that you are not willing to lose.

Lava strykewyrms cannot be placed in the Sunken Pyramid - attempting to do will state that it requires a volcanic environment to survive.

MechanicsEdit

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Searing ashesSearing ashes1Always[1]27,940

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
6–7%0.9–1.4%4–5%29–31%57–59%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 4,838 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,801
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,810
Off-hand rune battleaxeOff-hand rune battleaxe1Uncommon23,741
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,703
Wild arrow 5Wild arrow50–70Uncommon4,450–6,230
Dragon bolts (e) 5Dragon bolts (e)50–100Uncommon16,000–32,000
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)25Rare202,000
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon3,336
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,580
Gold oreGold ore10–20 (noted)Uncommon1,640–3,280
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore8–20 (noted)Uncommon10,120–25,300
Yew logsYew logs25 (noted)Uncommon3,800
Magic logsMagic logs12–25 (noted)Uncommon4,740–9,875
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide7–11 (noted)Uncommon26,894–42,262
Fury sharkFury shark1Uncommon[2]Not sold
Weapon poison (2)Weapon poison (2)1Uncommon116
Saradomin brew (2)Saradomin brew (2)1Uncommon3,826
Zamorak brew (2)Zamorak brew (2)1Uncommon1,945
Super attack (2)Super attack (2)1Uncommon2,249
Super strength (2)Super strength (2)1Uncommon4,489
Super magic potion (2)Super magic potion (2)1Uncommon3,359
Super ranging potion (2)Super ranging potion (2)1Uncommon6,926
Super defence (2)Super defence (2)1Uncommon2,669
Antipoison (2)Antipoison (2)1Uncommon212
Coins 10000Coins10,000–25,000Common10,000–25,000
Searing ashesSearing ashes(noted)Uncommon139,700
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyrm spikeWyrm spike1Very rare[3]12,253,738
Wyrm heartWyrm heart1Very rare[3]23,612,074
Wyrm scalpWyrm scalp1Very rare[3]26,770,443
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[4]Not 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

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common765
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,099
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,790
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,336
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare150,120–183,480
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,736
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,001
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,580
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare566,100–691,900
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,066
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,046
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,109,160–1,355,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,703
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,545–942,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,418
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,820
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,635–1,303,665
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,261
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,587
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare613,535–773,998
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare232,505–293,314
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare76,500–107,100
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common24,975–30,525
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,425–306,075
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,396–16,154
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare305,820–373,780
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,400–139,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,760–18,040
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,700–278,300
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,406–48,464
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare408,915–499,785
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,011,690–1,236,510
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,284
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare604,260–738,540
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon329,400–402,600
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon118,800–145,200
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,020–195,580
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon152,820–186,780
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,880–6,720
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon7,364–8,416
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon369,028
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare908,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common26,550–32,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,145–9,955
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon195,750–239,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,336–12,464
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,090–44,110
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare386,640–472,560
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon6,469
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*301,297
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare23,036
  1. ^ Noted if carrying Wilderness sword 4
  2. ^ Mod Pi. "Pi Regarding future fury shark." 16 December 2014. Future Game Updates Forums. The drop rate of this item is 1/35 (1/32 if the ring of wealth is worn).
  3. ^ a b c Jagex. Mod Pi's Twitter account. 16 February 2015. Mod Pi: "Drop rate is doubled on task."
  4. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  5. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

TriviaEdit

  • Lava strykewyrms were originally supposed to be placed between the Lava Maze and Red Dragon Isle, but player complaints due to how deep it was in the Wilderness in addition to being a multi-way area changed it to south-west of the Lava Maze.
  • Initially, lava strykewyrms gave 1404 slayer experience per kill when assigned for a task. This was changed due to player complaints on the dangers of the Wilderness, their damaging attacks and the 50% damage reduction for 10 seconds at the beginning of the fight (which is also later removed), and they now give more Slayer experience than combat experience.
  • There was a glitch where if a player was assigned lava strykewyrms, even though the slayer master said "lava strykewyrms", players who quickchatted/blocked the task said WildyWyrms instead. This has since been fixed.
  • Prior to the Patch Notes on 2 March 2015, a player in combat with a lava strykewyrm would be unable to retaliate if attacked by another player. Additionally, neither Anticipate nor Freedom would be able to prevent the pull of a Lava strykewyrm's burrow attack.
  • Sometimes, a glitch can occur where the wyrm will stop attacking the player for a few seconds. This is due to the lava strykewyrm attempting to use its burrow attack but unable to as the player is too far to be dragged/the strykewyrm cannot burst from that location.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 29,997 kills[1].
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[2]
  • Interestingly, while a wyrm is attempting to burrow underneath the player, it displays a weakness to crush despite being unable to be attacked during this attack.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"