Ice strykewyrm

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Ice strykewyrms are level 93 Slayer monsters. They can only be killed when assigned on a Slayer task or a slayer contract, with the exception of one kill needed to complete a Fremennik Elite Task, or if the player is participating in the Rush of Blood D&D. Players must complete The Tale of the Muspah before Slayer Masters will assign these creatures.

To be assigned ice strykewyrms, players must own a fire cape, a TokHaar-Kal, or an Igneous Kal, or have purchased the ability to attack them without fiery items for 2,000 Slayer points.[1] Players wearing a fire cape or its upgrades deal twice the damage to ice strykewyrms with fire-based spells. Without any of these, the strykewyrm will numb your hands and freeze the attack.

Like all strykewyrms, ice strykewyrms reside underground beneath mounds until provoked by a player with the necessary Slayer task. Slayer Masters claim that only those who have been assigned to hunt them may make them surface, due to the strykewyrm being able to smell the intent of the slayer. Players without the necessary task to kill strykewyrms will not be able to surface the strykewyrm and will instead perform an outdated version of the Think emote.

Players with a Mask of the White Wyrm can ask for an ice strykewyrm assignment every three days from Mandrith, Morvran, Kuradal or Laniakea. The mask confers the same damage boost as a regular slayer helmet while on assignment, gives additional Slayer experience when killing ice strykewyrms, and grants additional drops every tenth kill.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Ice strykewyrm cave[edit | edit source]

Ice strykewyrm cave entrance location

Twelve ice strykewyrms can be found in the ice strykewyrm cave. The quickest way to get to the cave is to use fairy ring code DKS, which is just south of the cave they're located in. Players can also use the Fremennik Province lodestone and run north-east.

The ice strykewyrms are found in the chamber east of the entrance. If there is water coming through the mouth, the player must block the eastern stream in the cave north of where you entered, where Jhallan was frozen during The Tale of the Muspah.

To block the stream, hop across the flat rocks just north of the entrance, enter the cave opening to the north-west, jump across the flat rocks to the east (ignore this ice mound), jump across the flat rocks to the north-east, and click on the ice mound beside you to block the stream. Then head back to the cave entrance, hop back across the flat rocks, and head east into the ice strykewyrm cave.

Blocking the other streams in the middle cave are not necessary, but can be used to remove all water streams in the entrance cave.

Frozen Waste Plateau[edit | edit source]

Ice strykewyrms can be killed at the Frozen Waste Plateau in the Wilderness (level 45 - 48), just south of the fence gate. If the player is killing ice strykewyrms for a Slayer assignment or slayer contract at this location then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull. This experience bonus stacks with slayer contract bonuses, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience while on a task using a special slayer contract from Erskine. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

It is discouraged to kill strykewyrms here as players can be easily spotted from the nearby fortress of Ghorrock (without being aware) and is quite close to multiple hotspots - the Wilderness Agility Course, an obelisk and the King Black Dragon's wilderness entrance, with the banker Darren nearby.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Ice strykewyrms attack with melee and magic when in range and magic when not in melee range. The magic attack has a chance of binding players for 6 seconds if it hits. As with all strykewyrms, they possess a burrow attack and will despawn if the player is not within their line of sight.

Unlike other strykewyrms, players wearing a fire cape (and higher variants, such as TokHaar and TzekHaar capes) while using fire or blood spells will deal double damage against the wyrms, making their high health extremely trivial.

Because they are not aggressive, players can use the Regenerate ability after a kill to heal, the drawback being the extra time that requires. Use of Regenerate, shark drops, enhanced excalibur, the Sacrifice ability, the Soul Split curse, or a healing familiar can eliminate the need to bring food.

Using an ice spell on an ice strykewyrm will immediately heal it to full health.[2]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ As quoted by Jagex on the official update FAQ, the staff of light's drop rate was the same as that of the abyssal whip. During Runefest's big question sessions, at the time, the drop rate of the abyssal whip was revealed to be 1/512. Therefore the drop rate of the staff of light must also be 1/512.
  2. ^ a b When magic logs are dropped, 200 coins are always also dropped. 200 coins can also drop without magic logs.
  3. ^ Always dropped with a seed

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ This drop only attempts to roll should you fail to roll a hard clue. Should you get this item, there's a 1% chance it'll be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common58615
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common30730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common33060
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common844120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare37,980-46,4205,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon6,044600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare271,980-332,42027,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common9,9721
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common10,4251
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common58,04260,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,80260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,69537,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare707,400-864,600756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,67740,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare696,186-850,894720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,57066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,35960,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,001-24,249678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare972,000-1,188,0001,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare54,468-65,682136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,880-13,120136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common46,845-57,25522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon232,425-284,07540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,952-21,64868-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare438,120-535,480180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon7,575-10,605Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common504Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon9,275-11,130Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common742Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,300-7,560Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,127Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,475-6,265Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,740-6,560532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,084-32,096532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon195,5681,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare30,4901,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,348,200-1,647,80090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon131,670-160,93090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,695-152,4058,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon485,010-592,7905,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common52,650-64,3501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common29,520-36,08045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon430,200-525,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,992-24,1086,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare198,450-242,55064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,135-33,16513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare467,370-571,230243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]316,7006,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b 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."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Wilderness drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the Wilderness shared loot table, which is a tertiary drop. To access the table, it has to be killed inside the Wilderness.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but do increase the chance of doing so, as does doing higher-level content.
Skull.png Wilderness shared loot table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wilderness hilt.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt1Rare77,28748,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted)Adrenaline crystal5–15 (noted)Uncommon41,770-125,31012,000-36,000
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch1Uncommon33,773Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch1Very rare7,921,033Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Bloodweed seed1–3Uncommon119,029-357,08738-114
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Ice strykewyrm drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
patch 21 October 2019 (Update):
    • Players who haven't obtained a Fire Cape should no longer be assigned Ice Strykewyrm tasks by slayer masters.
  • patch 28 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Allowed ice strykewyrms to be fought and killed in Rush of Blood while on an ice strykewyrm task for Mandrith.
  • ninja 17 July 2017 (Update):
    • Ice strykewyrms will no longer target-switch to a familiar if they lose sight of the player.
  • patch 9 January 2017 (Update):
    • Ice strykwyrms will no longer become immune to attacks and then disappear after burrow attack.
  • ninja 1 August 2016 (Update):
    • Ice Strykewyrms now have 25,000 lifepoints (up from 15,000), a max hit of 729 (up from 304) and greater accuracy.
    • Increased the amount of Slayer XP given by Ice strykewyrms.
    • Players can now investigate Strykewyrm mounds from a distance, allowing players to stomp a mound when using ranged and magic combat styles.
    • The delay in switching from mound to Strykewyrm has been reduced.
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Ice strykewyrm.
  • patch 11 August 2014 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where ice strykewyrms could not be damaged under certain circumstances.
  • ninja 1 July 2014 (Update):
    • The new kiln capes (ranged & magic) can now be stored in a Keepsake Box.
    • The new kiln capes (ranged & magic) can now be used to attack ice strykewyrms.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • Strykewyrms no longer show two combat overlays.
  • patch 19 December 2012 (Update):
    • Ice strikewyrms can once again be attacked for the relevant achievement whilst not on a Slayer task.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • Players can no longer stand underneath a strykewyrm for so long before it decides to knock the player back.
  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • Increased damage against Ice Strykewyrms whilst wearing the TokHaar-Kal now functions correctly.
  • patch 7 September 2010 (Update):
    • Strikewyrms would not perform their special attack if they thought you had a pet cat.
  • patch 3 March 2010 (Update):
    • Ice strykewyrms can deal extra damage if the player isn't wearing a fire cape.
    • Strykewyrms can no longer lose focus on the player they were attacking.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ice strykewyrms, along with the other strykewyrms, were the first monsters to incorporate particle effects.
  • Before receiving a buff, ice strykewyrms used to have 15,000 life points which is now currently 25,000.
  • When attacking an ice strykewyrm for the Fremennik Province Tasks, the goliath gloves' special effect is able to deal damage to it, making it possible to slay it at level 65 (the minimal requirement to obtain the gloves).
  • When the TokHaar-Kal was given the ability to count as a fire cape when fighting ice strykewyrms, it did not give the bonus damage effect, and simply allowed players to deal normal damage the same way as the slayer reward. This was later fixed with an update on 13 March 2012.
  • Previously, investigating an ice strykewyrm required a player to be directly next to it. This requirement was changed for all types of strykewyrms by an update on 1 August 2016, so that players using ranged and magic combat styles may now investigate the mound without being moved closer.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 60,000 kills.[4]
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ With the comp cape rework in 2019, an apparent bug was introduced where they can be assigned even if these conditions are not met. See the discussion page for workarounds.
  2. ^ Mod Emilee. "Game Update FAQ - 08/02/10." 11-Feb-2010 10:05:02. Recent Updates Forums.
  3. ^ Mod Dean. Runefest 2010 - Insider Session "The Big Questions" 1/3. 29 August 2010. (Archived from the original on 2021-08-15.) "I can understand your feelings, when you are having that dry streak and are not getting that abyssal whip, but nothing has changed. Firstly, its still 1/512 drop, and its still like that, you are just having bad luck and you will read about other people's good luck on the forums more than you will about their dry streaks."
  4. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Slayer Creature. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "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. Reddit. 6 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "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!"