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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 4,436
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 7,999 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 213 Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 95 Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 433 Snakeskin chaps 1 Uncommon 408 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,841 Granite legs 1 Rare 66,497
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Pure essence 60 (noted) Uncommon 1,020 Air rune 10–64 Uncommon 400–2,560 Water rune 11–33 Uncommon 242–726 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 410 Law rune 2–5 Uncommon 590–1,475 Blood rune 2–11 Uncommon 550–3,025 Soul rune 5–14 Uncommon 705–1,974 Death rune 1–5 Uncommon 116–580
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bone bolts 2–29 Common 8–116 Mithril bolts 8–39 Common 288–1,404 Adamant bolts 5–29 Common 465–2,697 Runite bolts 5–25 Common 2,325–11,625
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,693 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,478 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 189 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 625 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,526 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,003 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 10,845 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,297 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,344 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 85 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 43
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 395 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 2,728 Dwarf weed seed 1 Uncommon 52,496 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 1,957 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,089 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 2 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 32 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 1,344 Spirit weed seed 1 Uncommon 595 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 610 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 4 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,647 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 525 Fellstalk seed 2 Uncommon 1,372 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,773 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 9
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 20–420 Common Not sold Skeletal wyvern tail-bone 1 Common Not sold Lobster 3 Uncommon 246 Bass 1 Uncommon 275 Super attack (1) 1 Uncommon 346 Defence potion (3) 1 Uncommon 209 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Adamant c'bow (u) 1 Rare 1,025 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,283,059
- ^ 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 1,745 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,207 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,929 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,277 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 26,832 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 43,227 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,444 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,940 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,777 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,096 Rune javelin 5 Rare 895 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,000 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,396 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,284 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,432 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 838,850 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,382 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,320 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,625 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,925 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 18,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,271,250 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,556,000 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,075,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,450,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 146,706 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,876 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 36,925–51,695 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 72,750–101,850 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 185 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 388 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,500–255,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,780–27,120 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,820 Law rune 45 Rare 13,275 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,800–14,036 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,750 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 50,875–407,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 450,000–900,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,850–279,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,200–1,410,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 445,050–2,373,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,057,400 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 4,017,000–28,119,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,101–1,965,150 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 92,103 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 100,550–1,005,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 114,180–456,720 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 53,310–533,100 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 112,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,941 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 88,291–4,414,550 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 195,100–1,365,700 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,167,440 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,957 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,661–609,491 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,372 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 28,950–11,580,000 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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