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 2,955
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Earth battlestaff 1 Common 8,942 Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,203 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,402 Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 25,140 Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,054 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,599 Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512) 161,182 Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512) 161,236 Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 40,291
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 225 Common 1,125 Water rune 150 Common 750 Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 500 Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,300–5,200 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,020 Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,680 Blood rune 25 Uncommon 8,550 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,920
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,309–18,513 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,545–22,396 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,376
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 173,571 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 66,620
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 9–27 Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 10–30 Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 144–432 Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 593–1,779 Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 8,951–26,853 Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 841–2,523 Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,926–5,778 Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,365–4,095 Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,493–4,479 Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,624–4,872 Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 554–1,662
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 35,875 Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 19,110 Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 6,825 Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 9,200 Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 13,610 Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 14,615 Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 79,130
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 300 Common Not sold Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 24,120 Lobster 6 Uncommon 882 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,361 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 5,371,432
Rare drop tableIn 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 9,673 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,187 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 474 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,428 Unknown talisman
1 Very rare Error Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,487 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,849 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,402 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 732 Law rune 45 Very rare 7,020 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,765 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,772 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,330 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,880 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 4,900 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,361 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,054 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,834 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,890 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,235 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,344 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,923 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 880
- 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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