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Skeletal Wyverns (Draconis Ossis) pronounced /'waɪvərn/ ("WHY-vurn") are very dangerous monsters that can drop granite legs and the rare draconic visage.

Level 72 Slayer is required to kill them. An elemental, mind, body, cosmic, chaos, or a dragonfire shield (not an anti-dragon shield) must be equipped when fighting wyverns, or else the player will be hit for very high damage. Super Antifire potions will NOT work against them. They are only found in the Asgarnian ice dungeon, in the chamber accessed from the southern wall of the icy area.

Killing a Skeletal Wyvern is one of the hard Falador Tasks as well as for the wish list of the Odd Old Man in the Fur 'n' Seek quest.

Skeletal Wyverns have an often under-rated earnings potential, as players on a slayer task with over 85+ range, 68 summoning and 80+ defence with full slayer helmet and using ranging/defence potions can easily make 200,000+ coins an hour, including banking time. They are also a good source of crimson charms, although there are many (easier) alternatives if one is not on a slayer task.

Combat

Wyverns have high Defence, Attack, and Life points, making them very challenging opponents. They attack with melee, ranged or their unique ice-breath attack. This attack can freeze players in a fashion similar to the Ancient Magicks ice spells. Players should wield a mind shield, elemental shield, body shield, cosmic shield, chaos shield or dragonfire shield, which negates stat loss as well as lowering the max hit of ice breath attacks to 129.

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. Higher magic defence will make the max hit slightly lower.

Protect from Range is the suggested prayer to use on this fight due to the amount of range damage Skeletal Wyverns do, followed by Protect from Melee. While Protect Magic will reduce the amount of damage that the Skeletal Wyverns ice breath will do, it is not recommended for most players due to the amount of damaged being done by other styles of attack.

  • Note: Ranged below level 80 as well as Attack and Strength below level 80 WILL have trouble dealing any damage without a crushing weapon.

Suggestions for fighting

Habitat

Drops

100% Drop

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Weapons and Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyvern bonesWyvern bones1Always16,608

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Runes and Talismans

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common1,534
Black hatchetBlack hatchet1Uncommon3,295
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Uncommon10,119
Snakeskin chapsSnakeskin chaps1Uncommon2,789
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff1Uncommon8,028
Granite legsGranite legs1Uncommon36,264

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Charms

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Pure essencePure essence60 (noted)Common1,800
Air runeAir rune10–64Common900–5,760
Water runeWater rune11–33Common275–825
Chaos runeChaos rune10Common1,520
Law runeLaw rune2–5Common1,140–2,850
Blood runeBlood rune2–11Common1,356–7,458
Soul runeSoul rune5–14Common6,725–18,830
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
33–35%6–7%3–4%54–55%1–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 10,369 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
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Bolts

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Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bone bolts 5Bone bolts2–28Common98–1,372
Mithril bolts 5Mithril bolts8–39Common592–2,886
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts7–29Common791–3,277
Runite bolts 5Runite bolts5–22Common985–4,334

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Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon741
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon709
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon5,008
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551

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Others

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon1,007
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon1,438
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon822
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon79
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon5,207
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon179
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,768
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon976
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon78,260
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon1,075
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon137
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon3,590
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon136
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon189
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed2Uncommon1,450

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  1. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.

Rare drop table drops

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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins20–420Common20–420
File:Tail-bone.pngSkeletal wyvern tail-bone1Common[1]Not sold
LobsterLobster3Uncommon423
BassBass1Uncommon299
Super attack (1)Super attack (1)1Uncommon1,603
Defence potion (3)Defence potion (3)1Uncommon2,190
Clue scrollClue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Adamant crossbow (u)Adamant c'bow (u)1RareError
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare1,187,911
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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

Trivia

  • A Wyvern is a legendary winged reptilian creature with a dragon's head, the hindquarters of a snake or lizard with two legs or none, and a barbed tail.
  • Even though the salve amulet has no effect on Skeletal Wyverns, they are mentioned in Tarn's diary:
All my long hours of research have finally paid off! Today I discovered an ancient journal in the great library, which detailed a ceremony for giving life back to greater beasts after they have died! I shall finally be able to unravel the secrets of the Skeletal Wyverns!
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  • The horns on the sides of the Skeletal Wyvern's skull look remarkably similar to those on the side of the dragon heads in the dragon forge.
  • On the 23 April 2010, some players experienced a graphical glitch which caused all wyverns in view to disappear; however, their life bar and shadow remained, making it look as if players are fighting the air.
  • Before the skeletal wyvern's attacks were updated, there was a glitch in which Protect from Melee would block both its melee attacks and breath attacks.
  • There is a glitch where, when the wyvern melees you, it shows damage without the melee sign. However you can still block it with Protect from Melee.
  • Skeletal Wyverns used to be level 140, but after an update, their combat levels were raised to 198.
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