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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 2,251

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 2 Uncommon 17,976
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 25,129
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,756
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,534
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,655
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Rare 49,530
Granite longsword Granite longsword 1 Rare (1/600) 81,433
Granite boots Granite boots 1 Rare (1/600) 1,228,654

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36–84 Common 2,844–6,636
Nature rune Nature rune 25–50 Uncommon 5,300–10,600
Death rune Death rune 30–60 Uncommon 6,210–12,420
Blood rune Blood rune 25–50 Uncommon 8,325–16,650
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36–72 Uncommon 2,988–5,976
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 25–60 Rare 12,225–29,340

Resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 3 (noted) Common 2,556
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 3 (noted) Common 6,309
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 3 (noted) Common 4,086
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 3 (noted) Common 4,662
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 3 (noted) Common 4,764
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 3 (noted) Common 1,659
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 7,508
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–4 Uncommon 7,752–31,008
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 6,045
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 20 (noted) Uncommon 22,660
Runite ore Runite ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 10,892–32,676
Diamond Diamond 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 5,721–9,535
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 27–50 (noted) Rare 10,287–19,050

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed spore 5 Seaweed spore 3–24 Uncommon 1,554–12,432
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 45,839–137,517
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 91
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 63,862
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 52,112
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,339
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 69,904
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 53,389
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 138,201
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 15 Rare 1,290

Fossils

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–30 Common (108/175=62%) 85–510
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 3,700
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 4,771
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 2 Uncommon 21,926
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–6,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,358
Supercompost Supercompost 8 (noted) Uncommon 3,136
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 10–15 Uncommon 82,320–123,480
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Wyvern visage Wyvern visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 16,620,804

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 10,038
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,863
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 539
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,436
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,204
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,909
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,534
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 746
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,820
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,315
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,486
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,563
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,994
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,300
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,404
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,097
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,030
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,901
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,601
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,695
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,932
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 865

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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