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 (this is currently glitched and will not free the player like it otherwise should, although it does break the stun).

If a player is not wearing one of the 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]

The average Skeletal Wyvern kill is worth 16,008.12 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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33–35%6–7%3–4%54–55%1–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 10,369 kills.
2 items are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 16,625 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 16,625 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ 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 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 Skeletal Wyvern drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common75215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,16330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,99260
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common5,769120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare259,605-317,2955,400-6,600
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)P2P icon.png1Common14,9240
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)P2P icon.png1Common15,3900
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,392600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare512,640-626,56027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,50460,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common56,80960,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,50137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare548,820-670,780756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,64440,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,592-850,168720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,24166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,50260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,255-18,495678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,022,220-1,249,3801,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare239,360-288,640136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare7,276-8,774136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common42,660-52,14022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon386,775-472,72540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,940-16,8100
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare348,660-426,1400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon10,350-14,490Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common4,052Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon21,900-26,280Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,752Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare50,650-60,780Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common4,932Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare7,925-11,095Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon393,030-480,3700
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon130,500-159,5000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon102,645-125,4558,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,585-242,7155,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon7,028-8,032532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon53,578-61,232532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon129,7121,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare280,0701,520
Flax.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common50,850-62,1501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common21,240-25,96045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon334,800-409,200450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,396-16,1546,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare132,975-162,52564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon20,700-25,30013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare508,140-621,060243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]157,3456,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]12,43518
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,602,470,020300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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 Skeletal Wyvern 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.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 4 December 2012 (Update):
    • Ranged and magic dragonfire shields now protect against skeletal wyverns.
  • patch 15 December 2009 (Update):
    • Deflect curses should now work correctly against skeletal wyverns.

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. Existing Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Tarn's diary, written by Tarn Razorlor, "The Lair of Tarn Razorlor", 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!"