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Skeletal Wyverns (Draconis ossis) are Slayer monsters that exclusively drop granite legs, as well as the draconic visage.

Level 72 Slayer is required to kill them. An elemental, mind, body, cosmic, chaos, or Dragonfire shield (not an anti-dragon shield) must be equipped when fighting wyverns closeup, or else the player will be hit for very high damage. However, keeping away more than 4 squares from them will cause them not to use their ice breath, which makes using 2h Magic/Ranged weaponry a viable choice.

Super antifire potions do 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.

Killing a Skeletal Wyvern is one of the hard Falador Tasks as well as for the wish list of the Odd Old Man in the Fur 'n' Seek quest.

Since the Evolution of Combat, 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.

CombatEdit

Wyverns 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 regardless 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.

StrategiesEdit

HabitatEdit

Asgarnian Ice Dungeon

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 1 1 Always 3,278

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

33–35%

6–7%

3–4%

54–56%

1–2%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 9,322 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 Mithril sword 1 2 Common 210
Black hatchet Black hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 281
Adamant hatchet Adamant hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 475
Snakeskin chaps Snakeskin chaps 1 3 Uncommon 515
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 4 Rare 8,738
Granite legs Granite legs 1 4 Rare [1] 45,332

Runes and TalismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Pure essence Pure essence 60 (noted) 3 Uncommon 900
Air rune Air rune 10–64 3 Uncommon 280–1,792
Water rune Water rune 11–33 3 Uncommon 297–891
Chaos rune Chaos rune 10 3 Uncommon 430
Law rune Law rune 2–5 3 Uncommon 1,056–2,640
Blood rune Blood rune 2–11 3 Uncommon 730–4,015
Soul rune Soul rune 5–14 3 Uncommon 1,105–3,094
Death rune Death rune 1–5 3 Uncommon 267–1,335

BoltsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bone bolts 5 Bone bolts 2–29 2 Common 10–145
Mithril bolts 5 Mithril bolts 8–39 2 Common 432–2,106
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 5–29 2 Common 355–2,059
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 5–25 2 Common 1,920–9,600

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,399
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,565
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3 Uncommon 148
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 3 Uncommon 639
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,581
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,417
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 9,348
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 9,329
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,460
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 3 Uncommon 152
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 3 Uncommon 44

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 59
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 3 Uncommon 800
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 3 Uncommon 44,606
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,555
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,557
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 20
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 3 Uncommon 12
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,340
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 3 Uncommon 465
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 399
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 14
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,341
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 6
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 3 Uncommon 302
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 3 Uncommon 2,078
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,494
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 12

OthersEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 20–420 2 Common Not sold
Black dragon tail-bone Skeletal wyvern tail-bone 1 2 Common [2] Not sold
Lobster Lobster 3 3 Uncommon 654
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 405
Super attack (1) Super attack (1) 1 3 Uncommon 434
Defence potion (3) Defence potion (3) 1 3 Uncommon 290
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 3 Uncommon 2,865
Adamant c'bow (u) Adamant c'bow (u) 1 4 Rare 924
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 5 Very rare [3] 1,384,813
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/398 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  3. ^ 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350;3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,323
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,437
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,788
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,445
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 45,120
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,552
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,564
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,393
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,197
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 850
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,260
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,492
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,458
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,374
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,572,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,197
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,639
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,814
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,208
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 14,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,975
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,616
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,900–187,460
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,900–177,660
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 991
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 346
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,420
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 23,760
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,350
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 18,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 50,250–100,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,250
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,650–117,180
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,000–168,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 324,000–540,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,061,200
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,675
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 683,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,505–199,935
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,060–164,570
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,912–303,688
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,555
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 41,717
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,023
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 427,980–998,620
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,101,940
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 175,500–214,500
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

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 Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

  • 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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