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Ancient Wyverns are Slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 82 in order to be harmed. They reside in the Wyvern Cave on Fossil Island and are the strongest species of Wyvern in Old School RuneScape. Like other Wyverns, they require an elemental, mind, dragonfire or ancient wyvern shield to be equipped in order to be slain.

In addition to being harder to fight, Ancient Wyverns share the ability with Taloned Wyverns to use an unblockable Ranged attack that resembles a lighter coloured Water Blast. This attack ignores Protection prayers and hits around 10, though they can also miss. They also appear to use all Melee attack types. When fighting them, the highest defensive armour the player can access is best suited to use against them.

Locations

Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,919

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 2 Uncommon 17,914
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 25,163
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,718
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,490
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,607
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Rare 49,440
Granite longsword Granite longsword 1 Rare (1/600) 22,740
Granite boots Granite boots 1 Rare (1/600) 990,017

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36–84 Common 2,160–5,040
Nature rune Nature rune 25–50 Uncommon 7,000–14,000
Death rune Death rune 30–60 Uncommon 7,140–14,280
Blood rune Blood rune 25–50 Uncommon 9,950–19,900
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36–72 Uncommon 2,520–5,040
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 25–60 Rare 10,675–25,620

Resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 3 (noted) Common 2,421
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 3 (noted) Common 5,268
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 3 (noted) Common 3,747
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 3 (noted) Common 4,548
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 3 (noted) Common 4,152
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 3 (noted) Common 1,824
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 8,177
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–4 Uncommon 11,018–44,072
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,123
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 20 (noted) Uncommon 22,340
Runite ore Runite ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,255–33,765
Diamond Diamond 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 5,604–9,340
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 27–50 (noted) Rare 11,367–21,050

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed spore 5 Seaweed spore 3–24 Uncommon 2,124–16,992
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 68,315–204,945
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 47
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 88,364
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 53,959
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,044
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 69,932
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 37,643
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 115,237
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 15 Rare 1,335

Fossils

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–30 Common (108/175=62%) 95–570
Unidentified small fossil Unidentified small fossil 1 Uncommon (6/175=3.4%) Not sold
Unidentified medium fossil Unidentified medium fossil 1 Uncommon (3/175=1.7%) Not sold
Unidentified large fossil Unidentified large fossil 1 Uncommon (12/875=1.37%) Not sold
Unidentified rare fossil Unidentified rare fossil 1 Rare (3/875=0.34%) Not sold

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 5 Common 6,655
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 4,913
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 2 Uncommon 30,862
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–6,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,400
Supercompost Supercompost 8 (noted) Uncommon 4,088
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 10–15 Uncommon 82,420–123,630
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Wyvern visage Wyvern visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 16,430,325

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,997
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,039
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 480
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,481
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 18,760
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,856
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,490
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 793
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,505
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,710
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,080
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,550
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,914
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,000
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,418
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,122
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,987
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,935
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,404
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,445
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,784
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 635

Trivia

  • They appear to use all attack styles when using melee, depending on the animation they use: slashing when they use their talons, stabbing when they jab with their tail and crushing when they bite the target.
  • Originally, ancient wyverns had a significantly worse drop table. After player feedback, it was improved in an update the next day.
  • Upon release, the wyvern's Defence level was 220. This was reduced to 150 in an update on 18 January 2018. This also changed its combat level from 227 to 210.
  • Upon release, Ancient Wyverns only dropped a maximum of 12 seaweed spores. This was increased to 24 in an update on 12 July 2018.


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