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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 2,725

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 2 Uncommon 17,896
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 24,974
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,715
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,588
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Rare 48,966
Granite longsword Granite longsword 1 Rare (1/600) 20,638
Granite boots Granite boots 1 Rare (1/600) 927,130

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36–84 Common 2,052–4,788
Nature rune Nature rune 25–50 Uncommon 5,425–10,850
Death rune Death rune 30–60 Uncommon 6,090–12,180
Blood rune Blood rune 25–50 Uncommon 9,175–18,350
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36–72 Uncommon 2,520–5,040
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 25–60 Rare 10,075–24,180

Resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 3 (noted) Common 2,325
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 3 (noted) Common 5,442
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 3 (noted) Common 3,495
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 3 (noted) Common 3,936
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 3 (noted) Common 4,173
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 3 (noted) Common 1,344
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 8,341
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–4 Uncommon 7,640–30,560
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 5,712
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 20 (noted) Uncommon 21,000
Runite ore Runite ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,169–33,507
Diamond Diamond 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 5,673–9,455
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 27–50 (noted) Rare 11,151–20,650

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed spore 5 Seaweed spore 3–24 Uncommon 2,892–23,136
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 45,466–136,398
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 85
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 54,551
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 58,385
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,029
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 68,162
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 39,781
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 118,931
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 15 Rare 1,065

Fossils

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–30 Common (108/175=62%) 100–600
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 4,605
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 4,885
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 2 Uncommon 19,892
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–6,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,599
Supercompost Supercompost 8 (noted) Uncommon 3,648
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 10–15 Uncommon 82,210–123,315
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Wyvern visage Wyvern visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 17,325,532

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 10,307
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,840
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,758
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,487
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 679
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,470
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,135
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,000
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,249
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,015
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,488
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875

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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