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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]22,041

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 helm1Uncommon18,924
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon23,552
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,204
Wild arrow 5Wild arrow50–70Uncommon4,400–6,160
Dragon bolts (e) 5Dragon bolts (e)50–100Uncommon16,150–32,300
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)25Rare194,950
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon4,332
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,696
Gold oreGold ore10–20 (noted)Uncommon1,310–2,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore8–20 (noted)Uncommon8,296–20,740
Yew logsYew logs25 (noted)Uncommon4,875
Magic logsMagic logs12–25 (noted)Uncommon8,100–16,875
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide7–11 (noted)Uncommon29,183–45,859
Fury sharkFury shark1Uncommon[2]Not sold
Weapon poison (2)Weapon poison (2)1Uncommon39
Saradomin brew (2)Saradomin brew (2)1Uncommon5,130
Zamorak brew (2)Zamorak brew (2)1Uncommon1,801
Super attack (2)Super attack (2)1Uncommon2,274
Super strength (2)Super strength (2)1Uncommon6,181
Super magic potion (2)Super magic potion (2)1Uncommon3,015
Super ranging potion (2)Super ranging potion (2)1Uncommon8,199
Super defence (2)Super defence (2)1Uncommon4,114
Antipoison (2)Antipoison (2)1Uncommon125
Coins 10000Coins10,000–25,000Common10,000–25,000
Searing ashesSearing ashes(noted)Uncommon110,205
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyrm spikeWyrm spike1Very rare[3]15,712,045
Wyrm heartWyrm heart1Very rare[3]49,786,571
Wyrm scalpWyrm scalp1Very rare[3]68,550,195
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 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
  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 before it was removed. This reduction was removed with a hidden update.

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