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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 2,939

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 2 Uncommon 17,854
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 25,208
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,743
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,476
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,583
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Rare 47,838
Granite longsword Granite longsword 1 Rare (1/600) 25,885
Granite boots Granite boots 1 Rare (1/600) 808,370

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36–84 Common 2,520–5,880
Nature rune Nature rune 25–50 Uncommon 6,550–13,100
Death rune Death rune 30–60 Uncommon 6,480–12,960
Blood rune Blood rune 25–50 Uncommon 8,350–16,700
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36–72 Uncommon 2,304–4,608
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 25–60 Rare 12,175–29,220

Resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 3 (noted) Common 2,628
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 3 (noted) Common 5,910
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 3 (noted) Common 4,281
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 3 (noted) Common 4,482
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 3 (noted) Common 5,001
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 3 (noted) Common 1,662
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 8,069
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–4 Uncommon 8,568–34,272
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 5,778
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 20 (noted) Uncommon 17,980
Runite ore Runite ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,123–33,369
Diamond Diamond 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 5,679–9,465
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 27–50 (noted) Rare 10,233–18,950

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed spore 5 Seaweed spore 3–24 Uncommon 954–7,632
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 54,251–162,753
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 76
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 65,018
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 62,133
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 4,028
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 75,150
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 45,993
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 139,023
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%) 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 5,755
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 5,076
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 2 Uncommon 25,048
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–6,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,396
Supercompost Supercompost 8 (noted) Uncommon 4,952
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 10–15 Uncommon 80,710–121,065
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Wyvern visage Wyvern visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 16,731,091

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 9,767
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,746
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 468
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,423
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,554
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,832
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,476
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 741
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 6,840
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,720
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,688
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,465
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,811
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 4,800
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,370
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,093
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,114
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,948
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,407
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,209
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,890
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 880

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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