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Wyverns are dragon-like monsters in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. They were first revealed at RuneFest 2015, after being pitched on RuneLabs and being one of the November poll winners. They require level 96 Slayer to be killed. Wyverns reside in an icy cavern beneath the area in which skeletal wyverns reside. When killing Wyverns, an elite version may spawn (guaranteed while on a Slayer assignment).

Dragonbane ammunition does not have its passive effect against the wyverns, as they are not considered dragons.

Location

Go to the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon, enter the skeletal wyverns' cave, and go to the south-west corner. There will be rope in a hole in the floor, descend down the rope and that is where the living wyverns are.

The quickest methods of reaching the cave are by using the Port Sarim lodestone, using fairy ring code AIQ to Mudskipper Point, or teleporting to the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon with a Hoardstalker ring or Dungeoneering cape.

Mechanics

Upon entry, the player is somewhat cold and the base poison damage from wyverns is 300. This means the player is in the "Cold" (around 20-25%) mechanic and should light one of the static fires nearby. As the player gets colder, an icy overlay becomes more visible on their screen. Several mechanics will take place depending on the chill from the cavern:

  • Warm: Wyvern poison damage increased up to 900 per 4-5 ticks.
  • Cold: Wyvern attack damage greatly increased; damage around 2,500 becomes typical.
  • Coldest: Player will be constantly stunned at 8–10 seconds per stun; it is highly advised to use Freedom and get out of the cavern if this happens.

Players can mitigate the chill effect by lighting any of the 5 unlit fires scattered throughout the cave. While a fire is lit, standing next to it will cause a player to slowly warm up. Thus, fighting wyverns from afar while standing next to a lit fire will allow a player to avoid dealing with the worst of the chill effects. Lit fires will only last a short time before they burn out and must be lit again.

The chill effects can be reset by leaving the cavern.

The wyverns have two ice breath attacks: their normal one (used by their skeletal brethren), and a poisonous one. Whenever the wyvern uses the poisonous ice breath, a message will appear and say "A strong wyvern poison corrodes into your bones." Using an elemental workshop shield of any sort, dragonfire shield or the wyrmfire potion will block the damage from their ice breath attacks, but will not protect against the ensuing poison attacks. The poison from this attack ignores the effects of the poison purge auras, the venomblood perk and the anti-poison totem from Dungeoneering. Fortunately, drinking a dose of antipoison will halve the damage of the poison. It is highly recommended to bring antipoison++, as each tick of poison damage will decrease the time left on the antipoison potion. Overload salve's antipoison duration is affected by the poison breath but will protect from the wyvern's ice breath.

Wyverns attack in a manner similar to Araxxi; at a distance, they only attack with magic and ranged. If the player is next to them, they will only attack with melee. If attacking from afar, prayer flicking is not recommended as the damage is already calculated before the projectile hits the player.

Melee is the most consistent method of battling wyverns, as while the player will be subjected to the cold, they can easily flick through a wyvern's attacks. A scrimshaw of vampyrism and the vampyrism aura can help prolong trips. When the player reaches the "coldest" on their meter (roughly 90%), leave the chamber and log out in the skeletal wyvern area, as it will remove accumulated frost stacks. Alternatively, one can light the fires to quickly lower the frost effect, though it runs the risk of aggression.

Despite having the lowest combat level of the Raptor mobs, they are much stronger than their combat level suggests. While they have high damage outputs from both their standard attacks and their poison, they have the lowest health (while the Camel Warrior has less health, they have 3 mirages).

Chill

As stated above, upon entering the cavern, the player will start stacking Chill stacks, which have the three possible effects.

The warmer the player is, the higher the poison damage they will take, starting at about 600 damage, every 4-5 ticks, at 0% chill. As the player gets colder, the poison damage will start getting weaker, at about 70% chill, where the posion damage completely stops. A downside to this is that the Wyverns' basic attacks will get stronger the colder the player is, this can be countered by standing in melee range, as they will only attack with melee, and using Protect/Deflect Melee, along with Devotion, or repeatedly stunning the wyvern, preventing it from attacking.

Finally, the player should be warned of the freezing effect as their chill reaches close to maximum (near 90%), so they might want to keep it around 75% and 85%, where the posion is negated, and wyverns attacks can be blocked.

Drops

Dead wyvern

A dead wyvern that The Raptor killed

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyvern bonesWyvern bones1Always2,543

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
69–73%5–7%3–5%2–4%14–18%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,116 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,281
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt1Uncommon37,209
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,009
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,961
Coins 1000Coins6,021–9,536Common6,021–9,536
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe3–5 (noted)Common2,799–4,665
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr3–5 (noted)Common5,808–9,680
Grimy iritGrimy irit3–5 (noted)Common9,477–15,795
Crushed nestCrushed nest4–6 (noted)Common5,912–8,868
Dragon dart tipDragon dart tip30–40Common18,030–24,040
SharkShark1–3Common912–2,736
Prayer potion (3)Prayer potion (3)4–12 (noted)Common8,332–24,996
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone2–4 (noted)Uncommon21,864–43,728
Soul runeSoul rune16–30Uncommon6,128–11,490
Wyvern bonesWyvern bones3–9 (noted)Uncommon7,629–22,887
Onyx bolt tips 5Onyx bolt tips4–6Uncommon27,660–41,490
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Wyvern spines 5Wyvern spines10Common3,420
Cursed amascut sandCursed amascut sand1Rare2,126,835
Wyvern crossbowWyvern crossbow1Very rare[note 1]20,128,475
Raptor key part 1Raptor key part 11Rare[note 2][note 3]Not sold
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[3]1,232,656
Notes
  1. ^ 1/2,000 chance on task, 1/10,000 off-task[1]
  2. ^ Can only be dropped during a Slayer task
  3. ^ 1/256 chance[2]

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 sapphire1Common683
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,575
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,181
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,147
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare96,615–118,085
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,695
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,243
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,932
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare491,940–601,260
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,024
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,204
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,094,760–1,338,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,905
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,575–947,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,688
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,863
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,010–1,307,790
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,526
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,437
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare473,915–597,862
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare151,385–190,978
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare45,550–63,770
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,925–25,575
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,300–282,700
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,592–20,008
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare312,300–381,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,800–147,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon261,720–319,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,604–42,976
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare362,610–443,190
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,052,640–1,286,560
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,881
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare613,215–749,485
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon286,200–349,800
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon88,650–108,350
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,230–159,170
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon140,940–172,260
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,306–6,064
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,254–10,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon394,820
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare859,470
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,820–10,780
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,000–264,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,336–12,464
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,660–41,140
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare287,550–351,450
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,734
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*241,411
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
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 rare10,059

Trivia

Elite Mobs concept art - Wyvern

Concept art of the wyvern

  • Wyverns are referred to as living wyverns in the beast tab kill count interface.
  • There was a glitch where if assigned wyverns, when quickchatted it would say you are assigned "Nothing", including if they are preferred or blocked. This did not affect the built-in slayer counter however, and has since been fixed.
  • The drop table for wyverns was buffed on 16 November 2015.
  • Due to player complaints about how difficult wyverns were compared other slayer monsters of their level, they were given several changes with the 11 September 2017 update:
    • The lit fires were given an increased area of effect from a 3x3 to a 5x5 radius. Lit fires also removed frost stacks at a faster rate from 1% to 3%.
    • Their attack speed was lowered significantly.
    • The frost stacks take twice as long to accumulate.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 28,197 kills[4].
    • This had increased to 28,252 by 6 May 2018.[5]

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. "Patch Notes - 16/04." 16 April 2018. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  3. ^ (1/10000) http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/forums.ws?74,75,52,65949497,goto,21#205
  4. ^ 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!"*
  5. ^ 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!"*