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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.


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.

Wyvern door safe spot

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.

Skeletal Wyvern task-only area safe spot

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.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 1 Always 2,764


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Common 8,985
Rune axe Rune axe 1 Uncommon 7,190
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,472
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 1 Uncommon 24,873
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 32,067
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,614
Dragon plateskirt Dragon plateskirt 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,210
Dragon platelegs Dragon platelegs 1 Rare (1/512)[1] 161,278
Granite legs Granite legs 1 Rare (1/512) 39,664
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/512 for a specific legging, or 1/256 for any leggings.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 225 Common 1,125
Water rune Water rune 150 Common 750
Pure essence Pure essence 250 (noted) Uncommon 500
Chaos rune Chaos rune 20; 80 Uncommon 1,980–7,920
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,280
Death rune Death rune 40 Uncommon 8,160
Blood rune Blood rune 25 Uncommon 9,325
Soul rune Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 7–99 Uncommon 1,267–17,919
Runite bolts 5 Runite bolts 5–44 Uncommon 2,020–17,776
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 36 Uncommon 2,736


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 3 Ranarr seed 3 Uncommon 131,685
Herb seed 1 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 58,768


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 14–42
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 14–42
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 138–414
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 657–1,971
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,929–23,787
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 835–2,505
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,865–5,595
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,245–3,735
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,432–4,296
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,457–4,371
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 450–1,350  


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic logs Magic logs 35 (noted) Uncommon 37,695
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 19,590
Unpowered orb Unpowered orb 75 (noted) Uncommon 6,225
Iron ore Iron ore 200 (noted) Uncommon 34,200
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 10 (noted) Uncommon 12,790
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 5 (noted) Uncommon 13,090
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 82,190


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 300 Common Not sold
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 2 Uncommon 20,346
Lobster Lobster 6 Uncommon 1,050
Runite crossbow (u) Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,492
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/350) Not sold
Draconic visage Draconic visage 1 Very rare (1/10,000) 5,250,054

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 10,242
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,024
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 429
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,417
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,075
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,864
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,472
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 691
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,280
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,180
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,192
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,512
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,820
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,000
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,279
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,067
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,890
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,941
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,554
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,107
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,618
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 870


  • 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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