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Wyverns are dragon-like monsters in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. They were first revealed at RuneFest 2015, after being pitched on RuneLabs and being one of the November poll winners. They require level 96 Slayer to be killed. Wyverns reside in an icy cavern beneath the area in which skeletal wyverns reside. When killing Wyverns, an elite version may spawn (guaranteed while on a Slayer assignment).

Dragonbane ammunition does not have its passive effect against the wyverns, as they are not considered dragons.

LocationEdit

Go to the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon, enter the skeletal wyverns' cave, and go to the south-west corner. There will be rope in a hole in the floor, descend down the rope and that is where the living wyverns are.

The quickest methods of reaching the cave are by using the Port Sarim lodestone, using fairy ring code AIQ to Mudskipper Point, or teleporting to the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon with a Hoardstalker ring or Dungeoneering cape.

MechanicsEdit

Upon entry, the player is somewhat cold and the base poison damage from wyverns is 300. This means the player is in the "Cold" (around 20-25%) mechanic and should light one of the static fires nearby. As the player gets colder, an icy overlay becomes more visible on their screen. Several mechanics will take place depending on the chill from the cavern:

  • Warm: Wyvern poison damage increased up to 900 per 4-5 ticks.
  • Cold: Wyvern attack damage greatly increased; damage around 2,500 becomes typical.
  • Coldest: Player will be constantly stunned at 8–10 seconds per stun; it is highly advised to use Freedom and get out of the cavern if this happens.

Players can mitigate the chill effect by lighting any of the 5 unlit fires scattered throughout the cave. While a fire is lit, standing next to it will cause a player to slowly warm up. Thus, fighting wyverns from afar while standing next to a lit fire will allow a player to avoid dealing with the worst of the chill effects. Lit fires will only last a short time before they burn out and must be lit again.

The chill effects can be reset by leaving the cavern.

The wyverns have two ice breath attacks: their normal one (used by their skeletal brethren), and a poisonous one. Whenever the wyvern uses the poisonous ice breath, a message will appear and say "A strong wyvern poison corrodes into your bones." Using an elemental workshop shield of any sort, dragonfire shield or the wyrmfire potion will block the damage from their ice breath attacks, but will not protect against the ensuing poison attacks. The poison from this attack ignores the effects of the poison purge auras, the venomblood perk and the anti-poison totem from Dungeoneering. Fortunately, drinking a dose of antipoison will halve the damage of the poison. It is highly recommended to bring antipoison++, as each tick of poison damage will decrease the time left on the antipoison potion. Overload salve's antipoison duration is affected by the poison breath but will protect from the wyvern's ice breath.

Wyverns attack in a manner similar to Araxxi; at a distance, they only attack with magic and ranged. If the player is next to them, they will only attack with melee. If attacking from afar, prayer flicking is not recommended as the damage is already calculated before the projectile hits the player.

Melee is the most consistent method of battling wyverns, as while the player will be subjected to the cold, they can easily flick through a wyvern's attacks. A scrimshaw of vampyrism and the vampyrism aura can help prolong trips. When the player reaches the "coldest" on their meter (roughly 90%), leave the chamber and log out in the skeletal wyvern area, as it will remove accumulated frost stacks. Alternatively, one can light the fires to quickly lower the frost effect, though it runs the risk of aggression.

Despite having the lowest combat level of the Raptor mobs, they are much stronger than their combat level suggests. While they have high damage outputs from both their standard attacks and their poison, they have the lowest health (while the Camel Warrior has less health, they have 3 mirages).

Chill Edit

As stated above, upon entering the cavern, the player will start stacking Chill stacks, which have the three possible effects.

The warmer the player is, the higher the poison damage they will take, starting at about 600 damage, every 4-5 ticks, at 0% chill. As the player gets colder, the poison damage will start getting weaker, at about 70% chill, where the posion damage completely stops. A downside to this is that the Wyverns' basic attacks will get stronger the colder the player is, this can be countered by standing in melee range, as they will only attack with melee, and using Protect/Deflect Melee, along with Devotion, or repeatedly stunning the wyvern, preventing it from attacking.

Finally, the player should be warned of the freezing effect as their chill reaches close to maximum (near 90%), so they might want to keep it around 75% and 85%, where the posion is negated, and wyverns attacks can be blocked.

DropsEdit

Dead wyvern

A dead wyvern that The Raptor killed

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyvern bonesWyvern bones1Always2,469

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
69–73%5–7%3–5%2–4%14–18%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,116 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,134
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt1Uncommon37,101
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,028
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,886
Coins 1000Coins6,021–9,536Common6,021–9,536
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe3–5 (noted)Common2,982–4,970
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr3–5 (noted)Common5,841–9,735
Grimy iritGrimy irit3–5 (noted)Common8,985–14,975
Crushed nestCrushed nest4–6 (noted)Common6,036–9,054
Dragon dart tipDragon dart tip30–40Common16,110–21,480
SharkShark1–3Common944–2,832
Prayer potion (3)Prayer potion (3)4–12 (noted)Common8,504–25,512
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone2–4 (noted)Uncommon22,450–44,900
Soul runeSoul rune16–30Uncommon6,224–11,670
Wyvern bonesWyvern bones3–9 (noted)Uncommon7,407–22,221
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips4–6Uncommon27,368–41,052
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyvern spines 5Wyvern spines10Common3,590
Cursed amascut sandCursed amascut sand1Rare2,032,373
Wyvern crossbowWyvern crossbow1Very rare[note 1]19,333,155
Raptor key part 1Raptor key part 11Rare[note 2][note 3]Not sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[3]1,253,631
Notes
  1. ^ 1/2,000 chance on task, 1/10,000 off-task[1]
  2. ^ Can only be dropped during a Slayer task
  3. ^ 1/256 chance[2]

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common610
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,536
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,219
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,797
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare125,865–153,835
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,021
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,595
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,225
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare505,125–617,375
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,045
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,764
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,107,180–1,353,220
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,823
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,345–945,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,722
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,977
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,843–28,907
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,068,255–1,305,645
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,571
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,625
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare457,080–576,624
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare132,405–167,034
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,625–59,675
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,170–23,430
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon235,125–287,375
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,660–20,090
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,380–372,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,400–150,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon232,200–283,800
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,722–41,968
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare354,105–432,795
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,060,290–1,295,910
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,917
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare613,755–750,145
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon289,890–354,310
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon97,470–119,130
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon137,655–168,245
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon134,415–164,285
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,082–5,808
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,778–10,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon475,460
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,032,080
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,550–21,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,110–8,690
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon205,650–251,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,472–12,628
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare103,950–127,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon26,730–32,670
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare291,600–356,400
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,379
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*263,375
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare14,767

TriviaEdit

Elite Mobs concept art - Wyvern

Concept art of the wyvern

  • Wyverns are referred to as living wyverns in the beast tab kill count interface.
  • There was a glitch where if assigned wyverns, when quickchatted it would say you are assigned "Nothing", including if they are preferred or blocked. This did not affect the built-in slayer counter however, and has since been fixed.
  • The drop table for wyverns was buffed on 16 November 2015.
  • Due to player complaints about how difficult wyverns were compared other slayer monsters of their level, they were given several changes with the 11 September 2017 update:
    • The lit fires were given an increased area of effect from a 3x3 to a 5x5 radius. Lit fires also removed frost stacks at a faster rate from 1% to 3%.
    • Their attack speed was lowered significantly.
    • The frost stacks take twice as long to accumulate.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 28,197 kills[4].
    • This had increased to 28,252 by 6 May 2018.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. "Patch Notes - 16/04." 16 April 2018. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  3. ^ (1/10000) http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/forums.ws?74,75,52,65949497,goto,21#205
  4. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  5. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"