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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+ range, 68 summoning and 80+ defence with full slayer helmet and using ranging/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 4,795
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 7,439 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 248 Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 138 Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 489 Snakeskin chaps 1 Uncommon 510 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,859 Granite legs 1 Rare 48,992
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Pure essence 60 (noted) Uncommon 1,260 Air rune 10–64 Uncommon 270–1,728 Water rune 11–33 Uncommon 209–627 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 420 Law rune 2–5 Uncommon 660–1,650 Blood rune 2–11 Uncommon 472–2,596 Soul rune 5–14 Uncommon 635–1,778 Death rune 1–5 Uncommon 105–525
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bone bolts 2–29 Common 8–116 Mithril bolts 8–39 Common 240–1,170 Adamant bolts 5–29 Common 305–1,769 Runite bolts 5–25 Common 940–4,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 1,996 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,797 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 214 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 574 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,814 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 3,218 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 11,361 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,979 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,819 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 60 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 55
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 109 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 2,869 Dwarf weed seed 1 Uncommon 61,258 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 2,533 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 4 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 796 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 25 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 18 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 847 Spirit weed seed 1 Uncommon 885 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 567 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 9 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,865 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 15 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 248 Fellstalk seed 2 Uncommon 1,004 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,916 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 5
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 20–420 Common Not sold Skeletal wyvern tail-bone 1 Common Not sold Lobster 3 Uncommon 240 Bass 1 Uncommon 179 Super attack (1) 1 Uncommon 200 Defence potion (3) 1 Uncommon 270 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Adamant c'bow (u) 1 Rare 1,135 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,326,800
- ^ 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 improves the chances when equipped but 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 1,854 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,328 Uncut ruby 1 Common 5,068 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,915 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 26,371 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,431 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,889 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,477 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 17,033 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,279 Rune javelin 5 Rare 920 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,647 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,455 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,957 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 851,650 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,416 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,029 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,927 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,474 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,244,400 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,514,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,873,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,500,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 87,486 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 9,207 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 18,425–25,795 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 79,675–111,545 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 91 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 145 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,580–22,320 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,540 Law rune 45 Rare 14,850 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,250–12,705 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,800 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 38,875–311,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 458,000–916,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 79,050–263,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 25,500–1,275,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 481,050–2,565,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,037,400 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,939,000–27,573,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 12,994–1,949,100 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 66,462 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 116,100–1,161,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 134,520–538,080 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 57,620–576,200 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 45,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,595 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 73,411–3,670,550 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 159,220–1,114,540 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,409,060 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,533 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,896–616,776 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,004 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,200–9,640,000 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
- 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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