Skeletal Wyvern

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Skeletal wyverns (Draconis ossis) are undead Slayer monsters that require level 72 Slayer to kill. They are the only monster to drop granite legs, and also have a chance of dropping the draconic visage. They can be found in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon, in the chamber accessed from the southern wall of the icy area.

They have a heavy hitting ice-breath attack, which can be negated with an elemental, mind, body, cosmic, chaos, dragonbane shield or dragonfire shield. Using Wyrmfire potions, Protect from Magic, or Deflect Magic is also an alternative. Antifire, super antifire, and brightfire potions do not work.

Killing a Skeletal Wyvern is required for the hard Falador achievement Why Oh Wyvern. Their tail bone is also required for the Odd Old Man's wish list after Fur 'n Seek.

Players on a Slayer task with over 85 Magic, 68 Summoning, and 80 Defence, with a full slayer helmet and using appropriate combat potions, can easily profit from this task. They are also a good source of crimson charms, although there are many easier alternatives if one is not on a slayer task.

Their living counterparts reside deeper in the same cave.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Wyverns attack with melee, ranged or their unique ice-breath attack. This attack can freeze players, and they will be stunned as well, so escaping is not possible unless Freedom is used to break free.

If a player is not wearing one of the elemental shields they will be hit for very high damage. Their ice-breath attack deals typeless damage, meaning armour type and armour stats do not affect its accuracy.

Wyverns will use a ranged attack both when players are attacking from a distance and when they are attacking within melee range. Their melee attacks are comprised of a bite and use of the tail.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 16,625 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Skeletal Wyvern kill is worth 24,428 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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33–35%6–7%3–4%54–55%1–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 11,119 kills.
2 items are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

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

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 Skeletal Wyvern drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common58115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common35730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common36760
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common859120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,655-47,2455,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,937600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare267,165-326,53527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common10,7711
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common10,8451
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,92560,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,53160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,35137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare734,040-897,160756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9401,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,90740,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare700,326-855,954720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,59666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,43260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,227-24,523678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare952,290-1,163,9101,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare52,156-62,894136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,880-13,120136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,385-57,91522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,875-306,62540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,088-21,81268-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare418,860-511,940180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon7,250-10,150Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common528Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon9,525-11,430Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common762Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,600-7,920Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,136Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,325-6,055Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,726-6,544532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,406-32,464532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon175,3361,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare30,6101,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,177,560-1,439,24090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon133,290-162,91090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon139,680-170,7208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon460,395-562,7055,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common51,300-62,7001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common30,600-37,40045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon482,400-589,600450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,856-23,9446,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare197,100-240,90064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,265-39,43513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare474,660-580,140243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern 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.

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 9 September 2008 (Update):
    • One of the skeletal wyverns was appearing as level 158 rather than level 140, even though it was really no tougher than the other level 140 wyverns. It's had its level adjusted to match the rest; this will not affect its difficulty in combat.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Even though the salve amulet has no effect on Skeletal Wyverns, they are mentioned in Tarn's diary.[2]
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 13,599 kills.[3]
    • This had increased to 15,295 by 6 May 2018.[4]
  • The skeletal wyvern's specific name, ossis, means bone in Latin, referencing their skeletal nature.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Timbo. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. (Archived from the original on 18 November 2017.) Existing Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Tarn's diary, written by Tarn Razorlor, "Tarn's Lair", RuneScape. "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!"
  3. ^ 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!"
  4. ^ 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!"