Desert strykewyrm

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Desert strykewyrm icon.png

Desert strykewyrms are Slayer monsters located east of Al Kharid, through the east gate. They require level 77 Slayer to kill, and may only be killed if a player is assigned to kill them by a Slayer master. You cannot use temporary boosts, as you need to be assigned these from your master.

Although they are located in the Kharidian Desert, only the southern periphery of the area they reside in is affected by desert heat. As such, waterskins are only needed on a narrow stretch. Luckily the monsters drop waterskins (4) quite often and there are Kharidian cactii to refill them without needing to go back to Al Kharid to find some water source.

A wyrm initially appears as a mound on the ground; the mound may be still or be moving about. Before battle can be initiated with the wyrm, a player must investigate the mound by clicking on it. This causes the player's character to perform the Stomp emote, after which the wyrm bursts out of the ground.

Desert strykewyrms are an excellent source of various noted items, and the occasional focus sight, which is needed to create a full slayer helmet. If the player is not currently assigned a desert strykewyrm task, investigating the mound still causes the player's character to perform the stomp emote, but the wyrm does not burst forth. Instead, the character will then perform the Think emote.

Players should use a Mask of the Yellow Wyrm (or its helm variant Helm of the Parched Wyrm) when killing these to take advantage of its benefits.

Killing a strykewyrm is one of the elite Desert achievements, Staff on Stryke. The player must be equipped with an ancient staff and full slayer helmet when doing so. A single strykewyrm can be killed without a slayer assignment if the assigned equipment is used.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Desert strykewyrm location.png

The desert strykewyrm's standard attacks are Melee and Ranged. The wyrm will usually use melee and only occasionally use ranged when the player is not within melee range. This attack however, rarely hits and even if it hits, it usually does not hit over 100.

The desert strykewyrm also has a special attack which consists of it burrowing under the ground, moving toward the player fighting it, and then bursting out of the ground which can deal 500-2000 damage. Running over the strykewyrm right as it bursts out of the ground will hit the player twice with its special attack, possibly adding up to 4000 damage.

The special attack may be avoided by running 2-3 squares away from where the player was standing when the wyrm starts to burrow. Timing is important; hesitating a moment when the wyrm burrows could cause the wyrm's special attack to hit. Many players run directly away from the wyrm when it burrows, but depending on your reaction time, this might not be a good idea, so running to the sides is a good idea for those with laggy computers or if they are too slow to react to the attack.

Sometimes the desert strykewyrm will be stunned when it emerges from the ground. It will not be able to use its special attack until this wears off.

Tips[edit | edit source]

When running away from the special attack, it is best to click on the ground itself instead of the minimap, as the player can react to the tactical situation in the area. A player should not click on another mound when trying to get away, as the player will run up to (not onto) the mound and stop, which might leave the player too close to the surfacing wyrm.

Desert strykewyrms have a high amount of health for their level, but have low defence, making it quite easy with powerful weapons to cause a large amount of damage. The wyrm's special attack can be disabled by standing near any kind of obstacle. There are cacti and bushes around their area, but they are relatively spread out and few in number.

This special attack occurs on average once every 15-20 attacks. Depending upon how fast the player can kill a desert strykewyrm, the special attack may or may not occur with each wyrm battle, but one special attack per 2 or 3 wyrms is very likely.  

For players who have difficulty moving out of the way in time, it is advised to range strykewyrms from a distance. Range them at the maximum distance of your crossbow/shortbow/shieldbow so that you will have more time to spot and avoid their special attack. Desert strykewyrms are more resistant to ranged than they are to melee, but the ranged attack they use at a distance will also deal very low damage to a player wearing ranged armour.

It is also possible for players to avoid the desert strykewyrm's special attack by using the Escape ability. This requires a good reaction time, as the player will be sent back a few squares, thus wasting good combat time.

While on slayer task, Tuska's Wrath is a recommended ability. Activating Tuska's Wrath manually when the desert strykewrym is at or near to full health will give maximum advantage and potential instakill.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
80–81%4%2%12%0.9–1.1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 44,333 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Death rune.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Death runeF2P icon.png15Uncommon1,725930
Water rune.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Water rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-100Water rune[1]F2P icon.png2–100Uncommon38-1,9006-300
Law rune.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Law runeF2P icon.png15Uncommon7,4551,125
Air talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Air talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Air talismanF2P icon.png1Uncommon4732
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Earth talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Earth talismanF2P icon.png1Uncommon1752
Fire talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Fire talisman with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fire talismanF2P icon.png1Uncommon2712
Body talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Body talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Body talismanF2P icon.png1Rare4372
Mind talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Mind talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Mind talismanF2P icon.png1Rare2362
Water talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Water talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Water talismanF2P icon.png1Very rare2,8092
Cosmic talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Cosmic talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Cosmic talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare6322
Medium bladed mithril salvage.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Medium bladed mithril salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Medium bladed mithril salvageF2P icon.png1–2Uncommon5,307-10,6141,800-3,600
Tiny bladed rune salvage.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Tiny bladed rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Tiny bladed rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon7,0928,000
Focus sight.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Focus sight with rarity Rare in quantity 1Focus sight (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[2]27,4721,800
Cadantine seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Cadantine seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Cadantine seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common1,33538
Avantoe seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Avantoe seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Avantoe seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon55838
Kwuarm seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Kwuarm seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Kwuarm seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon21,14038
Toadflax seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Toadflax seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Toadflax seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon71720
Irit seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Irit seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Irit seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,03638
Watermelon seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Watermelon seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Watermelon seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon4,69933
Ranarr seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Ranarr seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Ranarr seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,19511
Poison ivy seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Poison ivy seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Poison ivy seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon9799
Belladonna seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Belladonna seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Belladonna seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,421106
Cactus seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Cactus seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Cactus seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon19359
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,38638
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,56238
Maple seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Maple seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Maple seed (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare1,81828
Magic seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Magic seed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare106,600253
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy guam with rarity Common in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy guamF2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Common481-1,92418-72
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,761-11,0440
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon9,443-37,7720
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon1,286-5,1440
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,116-8,4640
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon9,338-37,3520
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon316-1,2640
Grimy toadflax.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy toadflax with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy toadflax (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon6,378-25,5120
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy irit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon4,461-17,8440
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon10,727-42,9080
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy ranarr with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,052-8,2080
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-4 (noted)Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png1–4 (noted)Uncommon76-3040
Coins_1000.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 200-440, 1201-4500Coins[3]F2P icon.png200–440; 1,201–4,500Common200-4,500200-4,500
Waterskin (4).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Waterskin (4) with rarity Common in quantity 2Waterskin (4) (m)P2P icon.png2Common48036
Super defence (2).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Super defence (2) with rarity Common in quantity 1Super defence (2) (m)P2P icon.png1Common6,000118
Potato cactus.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Potato cactus with rarity Common in quantity 3, 5-18 (noted)Potato cactus (m)P2P icon.png3; 5–18 (noted)Common14,913-89,4780
Yew logs.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Yew logs with rarity Common in quantity 10 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png10 (noted)Common1,950960
Pure essence.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Pure essence with rarity Common in quantity 120 (noted)Pure essenceF2P icon.png120 (noted)Common2,880240
Swordfish.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Swordfish with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2SwordfishF2P icon.png2Uncommon264480
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Uncommon171Not alchemisable
Goat horn dust.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Goat horn dust with rarity Common in quantity 3 (noted)Goat horn dust[1] (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Common3,02721
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire[4]F2P icon.png1Common32015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut emerald[4]F2P icon.png1Uncommon70630
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond[4]F2P icon.png1Very rare2,393120
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut ruby[4]F2P icon.png1Rare1,16660
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ a b Always dropped with a seed
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/484 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ 200 coins will always be dropped along with the yew log drop.
  4. ^ a b c d Dropped with a noted herb

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Court summons.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Court summons with rarity Rare in quantity 1Court summons (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity Rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Sealed clue scroll (elite) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (elite) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead


Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

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.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common32015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common70630
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,16660
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,393120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare107,685-131,6155,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common10,9740
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,4190
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,053600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare542,385-662,91527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,99260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,29937,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare635,580-776,820756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8951,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon39,00840,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare702,144-858,176720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,67166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,96960,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,351-17,399678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,049,220-1,282,3801,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare191,012-230,338136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare11,900-14,350136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common84,105-102,79522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon380,475-465,02540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560-13,9400
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare545,220-666,3800
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon22,500-27,500Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common5,040-6,160Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon10,260-12,540Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common798-912Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,695-9,405Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare45,990-56,210Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,533Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare22,995-28,105Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon677,250-827,7500
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon169,740-207,4600
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,985-205,3158,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,210-194,5905,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon19,404-22,176532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon21,868-24,992532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon426,4001,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare802,3901,520
Flax.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common44,550-54,4501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common12,735-15,56545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon295,200-360,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260-15,9906,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare131,625-160,87564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,230-16,17013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare215,190-263,010243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]76,6906,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]16,25218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4031
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,626,392,973300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Desert strykewyrm drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,193Not alchemisable

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 16 April 2018 (Update):
    • Corrected functionality of desert strykewyrms' ranged attack.
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where Desert strykewyrms and cannons were not behaving as expected.
  • patch 3 March 2010 (Update):
    • Strykewyrms can no longer lose focus on the player they were attacking.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Using the stomp emote to attract the strykewyrm is possibly a reference to the sandworms (Shai'Hulud) from Frank Herbert's Dune novel series, which share some common characteristics.
  • The release of strykewyrms was hinted at by the Twitter hint, "Three strykes and they're out!" Additionally, the encrypted message from the Chaos Elemental in Chaos Elemental Letter 14 contained the phrase 'from beneath you, it devours' - this possibly relates simultaneously to the burrowing nature of the strykewyrms and also that they were slayer-related content. 'From beneath you, it devours' is a recurring phrase in season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Desert strykewyrms, along with the rest of the strykewyrms, were the first monsters in RuneScape that made use of particle effects.
  • If a player runs behind an obstacle just as a strykewyrm burrows into the ground, the strykewyrm will disappear. Although it will seem to respawn normally, it will leave no drops. This will not count towards a kill, and it has not been fixed yet.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 29,724 kills.[1]
    • This had increased to 30,593 by 6 May 2018.[2]
  • There was a bug where the desert styrkewyrm's ranged attack would always miss, regardless of the player's armour rating. This was patched on 16 April 2018.

References[edit | edit source]

  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!"*