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Lava strykewyrms are strykewyrms found exclusively in the Wilderness, south of the Lava Maze. They require level 94 slayer to kill. They 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 when scattered.

The fastest way to reach lava strykewyrms is by using the lava titan's interact ability to teleport directly on top of the spawn area. Wilderness obelisks are also a good option, as they are near the level 35/43 obelisks. Alternative methods include using a games necklace to teleport to the Corporeal Beast cave and running west, making a waka canoe and running west from the lake, or by using Dareeyak Teleport from the Ancient Magicks spellbook and running northeast.

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.

The lava strykewyrms' location is a PVP-enabled area, meaning it is possible for other players to attack you while there. Do not bring equipment that you are not willing to lose. If players are attacked, there are plenty of areas to escape their assailant, as they are relatively close to the level 30 Wilderness line, the King Black Dragon's lair and the Forinthry Dungeon.


A wyrm initially appears as a mound on the ground. Before combat can be initiated with the wyrm, the mound must be investigated, like any other strykewyrm mound. This action causes the wyrm to burst out of the ground and attack the player who investigated the mound. It should be noted that while killing lava strykewyrms, a much stronger strykewyrm can appear in mound form, though this comes with a world announcement.

When a lava strykewyrm bursts from the ground, it will take 50% reduced damage from the player for 15-20 game ticks. Lava strykewyrms also attack players immediately upon the mound being investigated, due to their stun immunity. When in melee range, the wyrms use magic and melee attacks and when attacked from a distance they will use magic and ranged attacks. The wyrm's ranged and melee attacks can be avoided; in the case of its ranged attack, moving far enough away from where the projectile strikes will suffice; if the projectile lands just as the player starts moving, it will hit the player. The melee attack can be avoided by simply moving out of melee range before damage can be calculated.

Prayer flicking is advised when fighting lava strykewyrms, as they deal considerably more damage than other strykewyrms. The primary prayer that should be used is Protect/Deflect Magic, as their magic attack has no delay and does very high damage compared to their ranged attack, which has a small delay and deals less damage.

Like all strykewyrms, lava strykewyrms can burrow to attack. However, unlike their cousins, they have two forms of burrowing attack:

  • The traditional burrow attack, where the strykewyrm observes the player's position, burrows to that spot and then bursts out of the ground. This attack is used if the player is in an open area. If there is something near the player (e.g. a tree, rocks etc.), or if the strykewyrm itself is blocked by obstacles, it will be unable to use this attack.
  • A unique burrow attack, where the strykewyrm will look at the player's position and drag them to the mound (the screen will also shake when this happens). The strykewyrm will then burst out from the ground. This attack is used regardless of what is around the player or the wyrm, provided that they are within 6 spaces of each other. Using Freedom or Anticipation will prevent the player from being dragged.

If the player is hit by either burrow attack they will lose 50% of their current lifepoints as damage and their protection prayers/deflection curses will be disabled for a short duration. If the strykewyrm cannot perform either burrow attack, it will continue attacking the player as normal. However, it is possible the strykewyrm will attempt to burrow, only to realize that it can't and it will then be unable to attack for a short time.

Moving under a lava strykewyrm whilst fighting it will instantly result in heavy damage to the player.

Unlike other strykewyrms which burrow back into the ground if the player hides from them, lava strykewyrms are continually aggressive towards the player and will not return to the ground unless the player moves too far away, logs out or is attacked by another monster/player.



Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Searing ashesSearing ashes1Always[1]34,802


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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,751
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,837
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,620
Wild arrow 5Wild arrow50–70Uncommon4,650–6,510
Dragon bolts (e) 5Dragon bolts (e)50–100Uncommon16,150–32,300
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)25Rare203,200
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon3,988
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,862
Gold oreGold ore10–20 (noted)Uncommon1,500–3,000
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore8–20 (noted)Uncommon10,120–25,300
Yew logsYew logs25 (noted)Uncommon4,725
Magic logsMagic logs12–25 (noted)Uncommon7,716–16,075
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide7–11 (noted)Uncommon25,858–40,634
Fury sharkFury shark1Uncommon[2]Not sold
Weapon poison (2)Weapon poison (2)1Uncommon29
Saradomin brew (2)Saradomin brew (2)1Uncommon4,716
Zamorak brew (2)Zamorak brew (2)1Uncommon1,449
Super attack (2)Super attack (2)1Uncommon1,836
Super strength (2)Super strength (2)1Uncommon3,627
Super magic potion (2)Super magic potion (2)1Uncommon2,877
Super ranging potion (2)Super ranging potion (2)1Uncommon6,981
Super defence (2)Super defence (2)1Uncommon2,984
Antipoison (2)Antipoison (2)1Uncommon102
Coins 10000Coins10,000–25,000Common10,000–25,000
Searing ashesSearing ashes(noted)Uncommon174,010
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyrm spikeWyrm spike1Very rare[3]17,969,347
Wyrm heartWyrm heart1Very rare[3]59,235,880
Wyrm scalpWyrm scalp1Very rare[3]69,984,944
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1[4]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[4]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[4]1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

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 sapphire1Common875
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,591
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,632
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,988
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,460–219,340
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,039
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,579
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,862
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare533,790–652,410
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,639
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,254
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,620
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,300–940,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,652
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,662–23,838
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare69,802
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare375,700–473,960
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,515–141,942
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,175–53,445
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon234,450–286,550
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,352–32,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare294,660–360,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,400–200,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,700–278,300
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,634–37,296
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare314,685–384,615
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,031,760–1,261,040
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,886
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,290–767,910
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,180–473,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon351,450–429,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon228,105–278,795
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,280–175,120
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,986–15,984
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,776–15,744
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon482,096
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,675,240
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,050–213,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,025–35,475
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare565,920–691,680
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
  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. The drop rate of this item is doubled if fought while on a slayer task.
  4. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.


  • 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 at the beginning of the fight, 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.

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