Killing lava strykewyrms

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The methods in this guide may involve considerable risk, including (but not limited to): loss of money/items, unstable prices, and/or slow GE resale.
Reason: Lava strykewyrm are in the wilderness. Do not bring items you are not willing to lose.
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Killing lava strykewyrms
RequirementsLava strykewyrm.png
94 Slayer

Hellfire bow or any T80+ weapons (recommended)
T60+ armour (recommended)
Wilderness Sword 4 (Highly recommended to note searing ashes)
Enhanced luck potion (recommended)
Fury Shark (recommended to protect 1 extra item)


Slayer task (recommended)
Advanced gold accumulator (recommended, toolbelt)
Penance or Vampyrism aura (recommended)
Beast of burden (optional)
Overloads or stat-enhancing potions (recommended)

ProfitExperience gained
96,000 Combat
31,680 Constitution
Inputs (582,116)Outputs (11,274,870.58)
10 × Prayer potion (4).png Prayer potion (4) (42,860)
50,000 × Coins 10000.png Coins (50,000) For gear repair
60 × Shark.png Shark (129,240)
1 × Pack yak pouch.png Pack yak pouch (4,028)
1 × Enhanced luck potion.png Enhanced luck potion (58,016)
153.2 × Searing ashes.png Searing ashes (9,763,589.2)
3.36 × Yew logs.png Yew logs (584.64)
8.64 × Wild arrow 5.png Wild arrow (760.32)
4.64 × Dragon bolts (e) 5.png Dragon bolts (e) (1,470.88)
3.68 × Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone (45,944.8)
0.08 × Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond (566.96)
2.24 × Black dragonhide.png Black dragonhide (8,093.12)
3.2 × Magic logs.png Magic logs (1,248)
0.8 × Super attack (2).png Super attack (2) (2,701.6)
0.72 × Antipoison (2).png Antipoison (2) (139.68)
0.72 × Saradomin brew (2).png Saradomin brew (2) (7,860.24)
2.24 × Huge plated rune salvage.png Huge plated rune salvage (86,441.6)
3.36 × Large bladed rune salvage.png Large bladed rune salvage (103,313.28)
6.56 × Medium plated rune salvage.png Medium plated rune salvage (149,076)
9.6 × Small plated rune salvage.png Small plated rune salvage (140,515.2)
0.48 × Onyx bolts (e) 5.png Onyx bolts (e) (3,735.36)
0.013 × Wyrm heart.png Wyrm heart (475,897.87) On task
0.013 × Wyrm scalp.png Wyrm scalp (184,949.4) On task
0.013 × Wyrm spike.png Wyrm spike (118,782.43) On task
179,200 × Coins 10000.png Coins (179,200)

The profit rate assumes 80 kills per hour. Your actual profit may be higher or lower depending on your speed.

80 kills per hour is a high estimate for:

  1. being on task with focus sight and genocidal perk
  2. using overloads and t95 prayer
  3. using t87 weapon and t70 power armour augmented with standard combat perks
  4. banking every 5 minutes at Darren with minimal interruption from PKers.

Actual kill rates without the above conditions range from 40-60 per hour. Profits can take a dip from frequent interruption by PKers, especially if you are killed for supplies and loot or worse, if you lose your gear from being skull tricked. See Strategies for Lava strykewyrms for general guide on combat mechanics and escaping in wilderness. Wilderness Sword 4 is highly recommended both for noting the searing ashes drops to save space for food, and to access teleport functions up to wilderness level 30. Enhanced luck potion can provide the effect of ring of Fortune for 1 hour.

To increase kills per hour, it is recommended to be on a slayer task, use Focus sight and weapons augmented with Genocidal perk. If you care about slayer experience, you can bring Demonic skull, Wilderness slayer xp enhancer and Special slayer contract for 144% more slayer experience. If using Soul Split with t95 prayers, Penance aura can save inventory space otherwise used for prayer potions. Berserk, Maniacal, and Reckless auras do not work in wilderness.

As the place is highly frequented by PKers, for beginners, it's highly recommended to NOT bring items you are not willing to lose in the wilderness, since there is a real chance of being skull tricked. A good starter equipment set will be royal crossbow and royal dragonhide armour for its low cost. For other slots, you can equip other free-to-reclaim stat-boosting items, such as Ardougne cape 4, Sixth age circuit and Desert amulet 4. If not using demonic skull, players can equip Holy wrench to boost prayer points restored. More experienced players can bring augmented decimation with augmented top and bottom ranged armour for increased damage output, along with Kurask boots and Royal spiky vambraces. If risking equipment, the priority will be to NOT get skull tricked.