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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. (If you stay atleast 3 blocks away from them they cant use the breath attack on you, so using a 2h staff is viable for quick kills just use protection from range and keep away.)
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 are comprised of a bite and use of the tail.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Wyvern bones 1 Always 3,124
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 9,046 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 202 Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 201 Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 460 Snakeskin chaps 1 Uncommon 481 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,901 Granite legs 1 Rare 38,829
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Pure essence 60 (noted) Uncommon 900 Air rune 10–64 Uncommon 220–1,408 Water rune 11–33 Uncommon 275–825 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 410 Law rune 2–5 Uncommon 528–1,320 Blood rune 2–11 Uncommon 500–2,750 Soul rune 5–14 Uncommon 755–2,114 Death rune 1–5 Uncommon 139–695
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bone bolts 2–29 Common 10–145 Mithril bolts 8–39 Common 472–2,301 Adamant bolts 5–29 Common 515–2,987 Runite bolts 5–25 Common 2,430–12,150
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,179 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,798 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 208 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 937 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 3,087 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,179 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 10,809 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,093 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,778 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 81 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 34
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 89 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 839 Dwarf weed seed 1 Uncommon 49,171 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 2,045 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,046 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 19 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 1,764 Spirit weed seed 1 Uncommon 344 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 422 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 4 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,208 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 150 Fellstalk seed 2 Uncommon 1,526 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 2,278 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 10
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 20–420 Common Not sold Skeletal wyvern tail-bone 1 Common Not sold Lobster 3 Uncommon 453 Bass 1 Uncommon 292 Super attack (1) 1 Uncommon 460 Defence potion (3) 1 Uncommon 271 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Adamant c'bow (u) 1 Rare 936 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,278,883
- ^ 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 1,434 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,772 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,643 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,590 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,005 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 40,326 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,867 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,237 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,300 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,098 Rune javelin 5 Rare 900 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,522 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,433 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,336 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 815,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,348 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,840 Shield left half 1 Very rare 63,812 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,386 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 20,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,264,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 21,600–72,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,635,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 90,593 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 12,984 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 87,225–122,115 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 93,875–131,425 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 984 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 303 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 7,500–225,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,640–22,560 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,020 Law rune 45 Rare 11,880 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 6,950–16,819 Blood rune 50 Rare 12,500 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 52,750–422,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 441,000–882,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 98,550–328,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 34,200–1,710,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 302,850–1,615,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,600 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,130,700 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,215,000–22,505,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,190–709,500 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 129,700–1,297,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 127,020–508,080 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 73,460–734,600 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,624 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 66,914–3,345,700 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 133,460–934,220 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,045,090 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,045 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,000–8,000,000 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly 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.