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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 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 when scattered.

The fastest way to reach lava strykewyrms is by using the lava titan's interact ability to teleport directly; you will be teleported right outside the entrance of the Lava Maze, where there are lava strykewyrms nearby, though you will need to go to a nearby cape seller to access your bank to switch it for a BoB. The Wilderness obelisks are also a good choice; the level 35/44 obelisks are not far from the lava strykewyrms. You can also use the Wilderness sword to teleport to the herb patch, or use a waka canoe to enter the Wilderness and run west from there.

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.

MechanicsEdit

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 spawn in its place (it comes with a world announcement); however, the chances of that happening are rather low.

Lava strykewyrms 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.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Searing ashesSearing ashes1Always[1]27,357

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 helm1Uncommon19,198
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,310
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,306
Wild arrow 5Wild arrow50–70Uncommon4,400–6,160
Dragon bolts (e) 5Dragon bolts (e)50–100Uncommon17,900–35,800
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)25Rare197,550
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon4,000
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,335
Gold oreGold ore10–20 (noted)Uncommon1,530–3,060
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore8–20 (noted)Uncommon9,160–22,900
Yew logsYew logs25 (noted)Uncommon4,950
Magic logsMagic logs12–25 (noted)Uncommon7,728–16,100
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide7–11 (noted)Uncommon26,355–41,415
Fury sharkFury shark1Uncommon[2]Not sold
Weapon poison (2)Weapon poison (2)1Uncommon49
Saradomin brew (2)Saradomin brew (2)1Uncommon4,911
Zamorak brew (2)Zamorak brew (2)1Uncommon2,070
Super attack (2)Super attack (2)1Uncommon2,304
Super strength (2)Super strength (2)1Uncommon5,316
Super magic potion (2)Super magic potion (2)1Uncommon3,094
Super ranging potion (2)Super ranging potion (2)1Uncommon8,056
Super defence (2)Super defence (2)1Uncommon3,737
Antipoison (2)Antipoison (2)1Uncommon122
Coins 10000Coins10,000–25,000Common10,000–25,000
Searing ashesSearing ashes(noted)Uncommon136,785
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyrm spikeWyrm spike1Very rare[3]13,880,891
Wyrm heartWyrm heart1Very rare[3]38,150,263
Wyrm scalpWyrm scalp1Very rare[3]59,130,869
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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common905
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,854
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,469
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,000
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,000–220,000
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common20,199
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,101
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,335
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare510,075–623,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,988
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,239
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,229,040–1,502,160
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,306
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,590–932,650
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,251
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,375
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,001–24,249
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,046,385–1,278,915
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,311
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare906
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare350,025–441,570
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare131,690–166,132
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,750–47,250
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,305–23,595
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon259,875–317,625
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,360–34,200
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare306,360–374,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,000–192,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon206,100–251,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common38,528–44,032
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare371,520–454,080
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare962,010–1,175,790
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,169
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,535–754,765
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon386,190–472,010
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon297,990–364,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon264,150–322,850
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon211,320–258,280
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon21,504–24,576
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,450–18,800
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon573,332
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,291,100
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,275–16,225
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon161,100–196,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,464–16,236
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare133,650–163,350
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,270–44,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare567,810–693,990
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*348,450
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*18,309,594
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. Mod Pi: "Drop rate is doubled on task."
  4. ^ 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Lava strykewyrms used to have a 50% damage reduction at the start of the fight which lasted for 10 seconds, but this was removed in a hidden update.

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