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|Release date||12 December 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||1,007.5 (and 332.4 experience)|
|Always drops||Wyvern bones|
|Examine text||A very dangerous pile of animated Wyvern bones.|
|Assigned by||Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
Level 72 Slayer is required to kill them. An elemental, mind, body, cosmic, chaos, or a Dragonfire shield (not an anti-dragon shield) must be equipped when fighting wyverns, or else the player will be hit for very high damage.
Super Antifire potions will NOT work against their icy breath. However, the Protect from Magic prayer or Deflect Magic curse WILL reduce damage taken from the breath to less than 200, similar to Dragonfire. They are only found in the Asgarnian ice dungeon, in the chamber accessed from the southern wall of the icy area.
Skeletal Wyverns have an often under-rated earnings potential. Since the Evolution of Combat, the price of Wyvern Bones has increased considerably, while Skeletal Wyverns have arguably become easier to kill, though their damage capabilities can still pose a threat. Players on a slayer task with over 85+ magic, 68 summoning and 80+ defence with full slayer helmet and using super magic/defence potions can easily make 450,000+ coins an hour, including banking time. They are also a good source of crimson charms, although there are many (easier) alternatives if one is not on a slayer task.
Wyverns have high Defence, Attack, and Life points, making them very challenging opponents. They attack with melee, ranged or their unique ice-breath attack. This attack can freeze players, and they will be stunned as well, so escaping is not possible unless Freedom is used to break free (this is currently glitched and will not free the player like it otherwise should, although it does break the stun).
If a player is not wearing one of the shields they will be hit for very high damage. Contrary to popular belief, armour does not affect the accuracy of the ice-breath attack, the ice-breath will hit through all types of armour.
Wyverns will use a ranged attack both when players are attacking from a distance and when they are attacking within melee range. Their melee attacks comprise a bite and use of the tail.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Wyvern bones 1 Always 3,419
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 8,422 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Weapons and ArmourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril sword 1 Common 206 Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 81 Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 434 Snakeskin chaps 1 Uncommon 426 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,783 Granite legs 1 Rare 74,362
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Pure essence 60 (noted) Uncommon 780 Air rune 10–64 Uncommon 350–2,240 Water rune 11–33 Uncommon 220–660 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 410 Law rune 2–5 Uncommon 586–1,465 Blood rune 2–11 Uncommon 416–2,288 Soul rune 5–14 Uncommon 705–1,974 Death rune 1–5 Uncommon 115–575
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bone bolts 2–29 Common 4–58 Mithril bolts 8–39 Common 304–1,482 Adamant bolts 5–29 Common 305–1,769 Runite bolts 5–25 Common 2,370–11,850
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,010 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,598 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 202 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 497 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,821 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,992 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 10,592 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,319 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,026 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 70 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 40
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 611 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,805 Dwarf weed seed 1 Uncommon 48,951 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 1,406 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,517 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 6 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 34 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 1,296 Spirit weed seed 1 Uncommon 386 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 658 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 6 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,974 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 634 Fellstalk seed 2 Uncommon 1,874 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,908 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 11
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 20–420 Common Not sold Skeletal wyvern tail-bone 1 Common Not sold Lobster 3 Uncommon 255 Bass 1 Uncommon 328 Super attack (1) 1 Uncommon 392 Defence potion (3) 1 Uncommon 261 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Adamant c'bow (u) 1 Rare 1,018 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,245,239
- ^ Estimated at 1/398 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
- ^ Estimated at 1/12,686 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,421 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,161 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,358 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,875 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,784 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 41,520 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,612 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,352 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,556 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,054 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,160 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,543 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,312 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,482 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 827,800 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,141 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,689 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,192 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,015 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,257,300 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,200–74,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,604,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,072,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,225,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 139,818 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,536 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 35,050–49,070 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 41,850–58,590 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 665 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 447 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 6,500–195,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,860–27,440 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,820 Law rune 45 Rare 13,185 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,750–13,915 Blood rune 50 Rare 10,400 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 39,875–319,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 404,000–808,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 89,100–297,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 369,300–1,969,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,300 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,055,500 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,470,000–24,290,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,124–1,968,600 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 105,303 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 128,490–513,960 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 62,840–628,400 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 101,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,922 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 71,783–3,589,150 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 155,959–1,091,713 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,016,350 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,406 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 15,974–495,194 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,874 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 26,350–10,540,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
- A Wyvern is a legendary winged reptilian creature with a dragon's head, the hindquarters of a snake or lizard with two legs or none, and a barbed tail.
- Even though the salve amulet has no effect on Skeletal Wyverns, they are mentioned in Tarn's diary:
|“||All my long hours of research have finally paid off! Today I discovered an ancient journal in the great library, which detailed a ceremony for giving life back to greater beasts after they have died! I shall finally be able to unravel the secrets of the Skeletal Wyverns!||”|
- The horns on the sides of the skull of one of the Skeletal Wyverns look remarkably similar to those on the side of the dragon heads in the dragon forge.
- There is currently a glitch where using the Freedom ability will not properly free the player from being frozen by a wyvern's breath. It has not been fixed yet.
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