Skeletal Wyverns are Slayer monsters that require a Slayer level of 72 in order to be harmed. They are found at the end of the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. Like other Wyverns, they require an elemental shield, mind shield, dragonfire shield, dragonfire ward, or ancient wyvern shield to reduce damage from their icy breath however it is not required to be slain. They are also the only monster that drops granite legs.
Although it is insinuated in Tarn's journal that Skeletal Wyverns are undead, they are in fact re-animated remains, whereas actual undead creatures have come back to life. This causes the Salve amulet and its enchanted versions to not work against them.
Skeletal Wyverns have high Defence, Attack, and Hitpoints, thus making them very challenging opponents. They attack with Melee, Ranged, or their unique ice-breath attack. This attack can freeze players similar to the Ancient Magicks' ice spells, with the addition of preventing the player from retaliating back for the duration of the freeze. However, players may still eat and drink potions while frozen. Players should wield a(n) ancient, mind, elemental or dragonfire shield/ward, which negates stat loss as well as lowering the max hit of ice breath attacks to 10.
As such, if the player does not have or cannot afford a dragonfire shield, Elemental Workshop I is essentially a hidden requirement for killing Wyverns.
If a player is not wearing one of the shields, they will be hit for very high damage. Contrary to popular belief, armour does not affect the accuracy of the ice-breath attack; the ice-breath will hit through all types of armour.
Protect from Missiles is the suggested prayer to use on this fight due to the amount of range damage Skeletal Wyverns do, followed by Protect from Melee, although it is not needed if you safe spot them. Due to their moderate Defence and defence bonuses, Melee is recommended to kill Wyverns, unless your Defence level is low. If killing Wyverns with Melee, an abyssal whip is recommended due to its high slash bonuses. Wyverns are slightly weak to Magic; for those using it, Fire Surge is recommended.
You can safespot Wyverns in multiple ways. A common method for doing this is getting them stuck behind the main entrance. Players should always wait for the Wyverns to get unaggressive before attempting this; otherwise, they'll get hit by other Wyverns when trying to safespot another. A good method to make them unaggressive is wait in front of the main entrance for ten to twenty minutes. This will make the Wyverns unaggressive near the entrance. Players can only walk around two steps inside the cave, if they go deeper, the Wyverns will get aggressive again. Alternatively, for safe-spotting, players can bring a few prayer potions and attack the Wyvern from seven steps away with Protect from Range on.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,725
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 8,973 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,181 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,832 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,015 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,588 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,137 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,162 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,626
- The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any leggings.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,125 Water rune 150 Common 600 Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 500 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,780–7,120 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470 Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,120 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 9,175 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,920
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,274–18,018 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,015–17,732 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,520
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 136,398 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 54,551
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 15–45 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 13–39 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 132–396 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 674–2,022 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,640–22,920 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 775–2,325 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,814–5,442 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,165–3,495 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,312–3,936 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,391–4,173 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 448–1,344
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 38,150 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 19,040 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 6,300 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 34,600 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 12,490 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 13,135 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 81,610
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,112 Lobster 6 Uncommon 1,002 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,599 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 4,940,340
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,307 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,840 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,758 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,487 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 679 Law rune 45 Very rare 7,470 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,135 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,000 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,249 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,015 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,488 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
- The sound effects of their Ranged and breath attacks are similar to Ice Burst.
- Prior to the Bounty Hunter update on 18 September 2014, the drops of the Skeletal Wyvern were much poorer — their only unique items being Granite legs and the Draconic visage. Most of their drops were replaced with more valuable drops, such as 10 battlestaves, 35 magic logs, and rune item drops.
- As of an update on 21 January 2016, there is now an extended area exclusively for players who have a task of Skeletal Wyverns which can be accessed by climbing up the stairs near the passageway to the Wyverns, which was added due to player complaints on overcrowding due to the popularity of the Wyverns as a method of making money.
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