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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 2,808

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 2 Uncommon 17,750
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Uncommon 25,079
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,728
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,491
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,647
Battlestaff Battlestaff 6 (noted) Rare 47,154
Granite longsword Granite longsword 1 Rare (1/600) 35,030
Granite boots Granite boots 1 Rare (1/600) 834,613

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36–84 Common 2,592–6,048
Nature rune Nature rune 25–50 Uncommon 5,600–11,200
Death rune Death rune 30–60 Uncommon 6,150–12,300
Blood rune Blood rune 25–50 Uncommon 7,375–14,750
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36–72 Uncommon 2,376–4,752
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 25–60 Rare 13,575–32,580

Resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 3 (noted) Common 2,661
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 3 (noted) Common 5,613
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 3 (noted) Common 3,819
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 3 (noted) Common 4,749
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 3 (noted) Common 4,821
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 3 (noted) Common 1,803
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 1 Uncommon 7,859
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–4 Uncommon 7,883–31,532
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 5,772
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 20 (noted) Uncommon 20,180
Runite ore Runite ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 11,003–33,009
Diamond Diamond 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 5,556–9,260
Mahogany logs Mahogany logs 27–50 (noted) Rare 9,936–18,400

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Seaweed spore 5 Seaweed spore 3–24 Uncommon 1,710–13,680
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 42,778–128,334
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 95
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 66,910
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 53,443
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 5,356
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 78,191
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 52,152
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare 148,851
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare Not sold
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 15 Rare 960

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 5,230
Super combat potion(2) Super combat potion(2) 1 Common 4,636
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 2 Uncommon 24,680
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–6,000 Uncommon Not sold
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,366
Supercompost Supercompost 8 (noted) Uncommon 2,832
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 10–15 Uncommon 79,460–119,190
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Wyvern visage Wyvern visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 17,736,952

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 9,643
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,770
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 487
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,342
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,008
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,773
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,491
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 684
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,200
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,225
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,772
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,468
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,594
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 5,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,339
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,117
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,134
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,987
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,535
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,759
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,932
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 860

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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