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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 are assigned by Chaeldar, and after the Slayer master task rebalance update on 10 September 2015, also by Nieve and Duradel.

Unlike other Wyverns, Skeletal Wyverns do not drop the wyvern visage; instead they drop the draconic visage.

Combat

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.

The most popular way of safe-spotting Wyverns is done by trapping the eastern or western one on the side of the cave entrance after losing aggression, as shown.

Safe spot for task-only area

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.

Locations

Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wyvern bones.png Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,725

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth battlestaff.png Earth battlestaff 1 Common 8,973
Rune axe.png Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,181
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487
Rune warhammer.png Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,832
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,015
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,588
Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,137
Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,162
Granite legs.png Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,626
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any leggings.

Runes/Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune.png Air rune 225 Common 1,125
Water rune.png Water rune 150 Common 600
Pure essence.png Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 500
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,780–7,120
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,120
Blood rune.png Blood rune 25 Uncommon 9,175
Soul rune.png Soul rune 20 Rare 2,920

Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts 5.png Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,274–18,018
Runite bolts 5.png Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,015–17,732
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,520

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 3.png Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 136,398
Herb seed 1.png Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 54,551

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 15–45
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 13–39
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 132–396
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 674–2,022
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,640–22,920
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 775–2,325
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,814–5,442
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,165–3,495
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,312–3,936
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,391–4,173
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 448–1,344  

Materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic logs.png Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 38,150
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 19,040
Unpowered orb.png Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 6,300
Iron ore.png Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 34,600
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 12,490
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 13,135
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 81,610

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 300 Common Not sold
Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,112
Lobster.png Lobster 6 Uncommon 1,002
Runite crossbow (u).png Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,599
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage.png 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,840
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,368
Rare drop table talisman.png Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,758
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,487
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 679
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 9,135
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,940
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,459
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,249
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,015
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,488
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875

Trivia

  • 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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