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Lava strykewyrms are strykewyrms found in the Wilderness, south of the Lava Maze (level 34-41). They require level 94 Slayer to kill and can be assigned by Kuradal and Morvran. Unlike their other cousins where a slayer task is required to harm them, Lava strykewyrms can be killed off-task. However, this will reduce their drop rates for their component drops. They are a reincarnation of the original WildyWyrms.

Lava strykewyrms can drop wyrm spikes, scalps and hearts, which can be used with abyssal whips, dark bows, or staves of light respectively to create the lava whip, strykebow, and the staff of darkness. They also drop searing ashes, which give 200 Prayer experience upon scattering, and are also used to create Aggression potions.

Lava strykewyrm location

Location of Lava strykewyrms.

If the player is killing lava strykewyrms for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned lava strykewyrms as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience. As lava strykewyrms cannot be found anywhere outside of the Wilderness, taking a contract is recommended for additional experience or profit.

Killing lava strykewyrms can be extremely profitable, as their ashes are currently worth 38,836 coins each. In addition to this valuable drop, they also have an extremely generous drop table. However, they are located in a PvP-enabled area of the Wilderness, so do not bring any items that you are not willing to lose.

Lava strykewyrms cannot be placed in the Sunken Pyramid - attempting to do will state that it requires a volcanic environment to survive.

Mechanics

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Searing ashesSearing ashes1Always[1]38,836

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
6–7%0.9–1.4%4–5%29–31%57–59%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 4,838 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,892
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe1Uncommon24,988
Off-hand rune battleaxeOff-hand rune battleaxe1Uncommon24,327
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Wild arrow 5Wild arrow50–70Uncommon4,500–6,300
Dragon bolts (e) 5Dragon bolts (e)50–100Uncommon15,400–30,800
Onyx bolts (e) 5Onyx bolts (e)25Rare201,200
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon2,519
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,143
Gold oreGold ore10–20 (noted)Uncommon3,100–6,200
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore8–20 (noted)Uncommon1,912–4,780
Yew logsYew logs25 (noted)Uncommon4,050
Magic logsMagic logs12–25 (noted)Uncommon4,800–10,000
Black dragonhideBlack dragonhide7–11 (noted)Uncommon23,317–36,641
Fury sharkFury shark1Uncommon[2]Not sold
Weapon poison (2)Weapon poison (2)1Uncommon145
Saradomin brew (2)Saradomin brew (2)1Uncommon3,731
Zamorak brew (2)Zamorak brew (2)1Uncommon1,466
Super attack (2)Super attack (2)1Uncommon2,120
Super strength (2)Super strength (2)1Uncommon4,641
Super magic potion (2)Super magic potion (2)1Uncommon3,152
Super ranging potion (2)Super ranging potion (2)1Uncommon5,832
Super defence (2)Super defence (2)1Uncommon3,520
Antipoison (2)Antipoison (2)1Uncommon206
Coins 10000Coins10,000–25,000Common10,000–25,000
Searing ashesSearing ashes(noted)Uncommon194,180
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyrm spikeWyrm spike1Very rare[3]15,432,234
Wyrm heartWyrm heart1Very rare[3]28,398,021
Wyrm scalpWyrm scalp1Very rare[3]19,095,310
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[4]Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1[5]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[5]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[5]1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common358
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common689
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,102
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,519
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare113,355–138,545
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,679
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,842
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,143
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare546,435–667,865
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,836
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,343
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare764,640–934,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,573
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,077
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,820–19,180
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,065,285–1,302,015
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,188
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare736
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare252,980–319,144
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare14,365–18,122
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,675–10,745
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon162,225–198,275
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,812–13,038
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare327,960–400,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon19,400–106,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common27,900–34,100
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon43,020–52,580
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,408–26,752
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare225,720–275,880
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare111,420–136,180
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,007
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare120,105–146,795
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon340,560–416,240
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon124,650–152,350
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,425–196,075
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon118,530–144,870
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,970–5,680
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,116–4,704
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon141,636
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare264,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,300–51,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,135–11,165
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon261,000–319,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare109,350–133,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,905–16,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare209,250–255,750
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*172,382
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,758,438,364
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,481
  1. ^ Noted if carrying Wilderness sword 4
  2. ^ Mod Pi. "Pi Regarding future fury shark." 16 December 2014. Future Game Updates Forums. The drop rate of this item is 1/35 (1/32 if the ring of wealth is worn).
  3. ^ a b c Jagex. Mod Pi's Twitter account. 16 February 2015. Mod Pi: "Drop rate is doubled on task."
  4. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  5. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

Trivia

  • Lava strykewyrms were originally supposed to be placed between the Lava Maze and Red Dragon Isle, but player complaints due to how deep it was in the Wilderness in addition to being a multi-way area changed it to south-west of the Lava Maze.
  • Initially, lava strykewyrms gave 1404 slayer experience per kill when assigned for a task. This was changed due to player complaints on the dangers of the Wilderness, their damaging attacks and the 50% damage reduction for 10 seconds at the beginning of the fight (which is also later removed), and they now give more Slayer experience than combat experience.
  • There was a glitch where if a player was assigned lava strykewyrms, even though the slayer master said "lava strykewyrms", players who quickchatted/blocked the task said WildyWyrms instead. This has since been fixed.
  • Prior to the Patch Notes on 2 March 2015, a player in combat with a lava strykewyrm would be unable to retaliate if attacked by another player. Additionally, neither Anticipate nor Freedom would be able to prevent the pull of a Lava strykewyrm's burrow attack.
  • Sometimes, a glitch can occur where the wyrm will stop attacking the player for a few seconds. This is due to the lava strykewyrm attempting to use its burrow attack but unable to as the player is too far to be dragged/the strykewyrm cannot burst from that location.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 29,997 kills[1].
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[2]
  • Interestingly, while a wyrm is attempting to burrow underneath the player, it displays a weakness to crush despite being unable to be attacked during this attack.

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
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