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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 3,530
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 8,886 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 208 Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 164 Adamant hatchet 1 Uncommon 447 Snakeskin chaps 1 Uncommon 434 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,887 Granite legs 1 Rare 42,335
Runes and TalismansEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Pure essence 60 (noted) Uncommon 1,080 Air rune 10–64 Uncommon 240–1,536 Water rune 11–33 Uncommon 297–891 Chaos rune 10 Uncommon 410 Law rune 2–5 Uncommon 574–1,435 Blood rune 2–11 Uncommon 682–3,751 Soul rune 5–14 Uncommon 810–2,268 Death rune 1–5 Uncommon 183–915
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bone bolts 2–29 Common 10–145 Mithril bolts 8–39 Common 408–1,989 Adamant bolts 5–29 Common 550–3,190 Runite bolts 5–25 Common 2,720–13,600
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,662 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,876 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 179 Grimy guam 1 Uncommon 910 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,811 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,849 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 12,613 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 10,772 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,936 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 84 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 33
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 97 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 844 Dwarf weed seed 1 Uncommon 63,679 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 2,463 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,202 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 3 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Uncommon 27 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 1,492 Spirit weed seed 1 Uncommon 290 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 559 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 1 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,014 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 3 Wildblood seed 1 Uncommon 108 Fellstalk seed 2 Uncommon 2,234 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,812 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 435 Bass 1 Uncommon 256 Super attack (1) 1 Uncommon 463 Defence potion (3) 1 Uncommon 273 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Adamant c'bow (u) 1 Rare 1,007 Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare 1,270,592
- ^ 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 1,413 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,930 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,807 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,769 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,060 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 44,631 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,111 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,763 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,398 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,012 Rune javelin 5 Rare 875 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,080 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,122 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,462 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,381 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 819,900 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,464 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,042 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,578 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,197 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 22,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,272,750 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,632,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,618,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,991,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 101,335 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,701 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,075–114,905 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,775–115,885 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 965 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 314 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,000–270,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,100–24,400 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,240 Law rune 45 Rare 12,915 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,150–22,143 Blood rune 50 Rare 17,050 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 47,750–382,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 398,250–796,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 88,950–296,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 33,750–1,687,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 346,650–1,848,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,153,200 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,306,000–23,142,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 14,548–2,182,200 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 123,618 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 122,000–1,220,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 154,260–617,040 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 78,430–784,300 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 175,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,042 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 65,359–3,267,950 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 161,950–1,133,650 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,034,390 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,463 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 24,485–759,035 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 2,234 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 24,800–9,920,000 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 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.
Dragons and dragon-like races
|Chromatic dragons||Green dragon (brutal) (Daemonheim) (baby) • Blue dragon (baby) • Red dragon (baby) (Daemonheim) • Black dragon (baby) (Daemonheim) • White dragon ( Celestial dragon)|
|Metal dragons||Bronze dragon • Iron dragon (Daemonheim) • Steel dragon • Mithril dragon|
|Other||Frost dragon (Daemonheim) • Skeletal Wyvern • Revenant dragon • Fairy Dragon|
|Notable dragons||King Black Dragon•Queen Black Dragon • Elvarg • Mr. Mordaut• Therragorn • K'klik • Tutorial dragon • Three-headed dragon|
|Dragonkin||Dragonkin (NPC) • Sakirth • Sithaph • Strisath • Kerapac • Taraket|