Talk:Ice strykewyrm

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ok, I somehow managed to screw up one image while fixing another. What happened to the png I was trying to put up though? It says it's blank or something. The filepage checks, though. --TheLastWordSword 16:52, February 8, 2010 (UTC)


I keep hearing that you HAVE to be assigned them for them to appear... Is that true? Forum moderator crown.pngFerrelShadowSlayer.png 18:53, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

yea it is; copy pasted from the KB:

Why can't I fight strykewyrms even though I have the Slayer level for them?

Strykewyrms are smarter that they appear, and can sense a lot about any creatures in their territory through subtle vibrations in the ground. It must be that only slayers who are specifically assigned to kill strykewyrms give off a subtle, possibly more tensed vibe, which the wyrms sense, and know to protect their territory from. Casual passers-by clearly aren't as invested in killing them, so the wyrms do not consider them a large enough threat to bother with. --FishingFbi Agen22 Shark.png 19:01, February 8, 2010 (UTC)


Can someone please mark down where exactly they are... I have a task, and I can't find them at all... Forum moderator crown.pngFerrelShadowSlayer.png 19:08, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

If you've completed the quest, go to Fairy Ring D-K-S, or just go to the south of the Trollweiss Hunter area, and there is the canoe. Clickon the canoe and then either right there or inside the cave. What world are you using, I'll come along and take pics. --TheLastWordSword 21:11, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

For DKS, go into the cave, block off the East stream in the cave, then exit the cave, and you will find that the stream has let up and a cave is now enterable. 74.83.38.60 07:49, March 7, 2010 (UTC)


Could someone please note that, Ice Strykewyrm, and all other Strykewyrms make use of Particles, something new in monsters. It's seen in the ring of dust around their bodies. AnemoneS2 04:43, February 9, 2010 (UTC) AnemoneS2

Should we count the Staff of light as a rare drop? It seems that way. Babyvegeta93 11:37, February 9, 2010 (UTC)


Shark drop is not very rare, I had at least 8 drops on a 187 wyrms task and 3 shark drops on my second task within the first 20 kills. Noted water talismans is not rare either, I had 3 drops of those in 187 wyrms task. Finally, magic logs are quite common (5 noted logs every 15 kills or so) and are always (so far) dropped along with coins. They seem to be dropping 2 or 3 drops at once sometimes. Still no staff. Lathow 15:37, February 10, 2010 (UTC)


Hey guys, I got 42 rune arrows as a drop. It's not mentioned on the wiki page so I wanted to let you know. They drop 42 at a time. It's probably extremely rare, just my luck...


The drop rate of the staff of light is the same as the abyssal whip as confirmed by mod on the forrums. You should really change it to at least equal to abyssal whip which is rare.


Ice spells heal them[edit source]

As per the new line that I added complete with reference from the forums Game Update Faq from Mod Emilee, ice spells heal the wyrms. So don't try it! Damnads 10:37, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

I don't object, sir Wright lawyer. It's right here. --Coolnesse 14:18, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

Nerfed[edit source]

I've just been told, and it's been confirmed on the forums that the drops have been nerfed. I havn't personally tried yet because Kuradal hates me >.> But apparently it's only 5 nests now, I don't know about the other drops. Forum moderator crown.pngFerrelShadowSlayer.png 19:08, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

It is actually 7 Noted nests now just got two drops of them 131.183.226.242 19:36, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

I got 8 and 9 nests as 2 drops, seems like they drop 5-9 or whatever it is. Lathow 19:50, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

I also must add with this drop change, im gettin key halves like crazy. 3 Teeth and Loops in under 60 Kills anyone else gettin this? 131.183.226.242 20:02, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

The 'obsolete' tag (out of date info) should be moved down to the drops section, not at the top. When I see it at the top it makes me think everything in the article is wrong, however only the drops have changed. Damnads 22:37, February 11, 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I just put it there so that people know that something is wrong. Forum moderator crown.pngFerrelShadowSlayer.png 01:18, February 12, 2010 (UTC)
They simply randomised the drops.  Tien  01:28, February 12, 2010 (UTC)

How can I upload a map?[edit source]

I'm kinda new, but I made a good map of the cave. How would I upload it to the page? 74.83.38.60 07:47, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

Factual correction[edit source]

Who gave the figure of 1100, has this ever been achieved?


Fire surge: 280

Fire cap *2 so 560

Hexcrest, Staff of light, Arcane stream necklace and drinking an Extreme magic potion: 15% + 15% + 15% + 21% = 66%

1.66*560 = 929.6

Fire cape gives additional +40

so max hit is 969???


Now disproven... the max hit is at least 1106, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98EBOmS5MSQ


The way I understand it, things like the slayer headgear and void armour are added after other damage calculation, so it would actually be a 30% increase, then a 21% increase, then a 15% increase, resulting in 280*2*1.3*1.21*1.15+40=1053.012... Since the mathematical maximum is below the so-far highest recorded hit, there is obviously some sort of factor at work which isn't accounted for; perhaps some of the multipliers are applied to the fire cape damage boost as well? 98.27.162.44 06:13, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

?! What is the max hit possible since I dont see chaotic staff being used (giving 20% instead of staff of light 15%) and I dont see boost of a wolpertinger being added either. Then finally there is the option to use full void > not with void mage headgear but with the new void shield instead.

So that would be boosts of: Full void, chaotic staff, wolpertinger, mage prayer (augury), slayer helm (hexcrest), arcane steam necklace, extreme magic potion, and fire cape. ?!

The deflector can't replace a void helm and wolpertinger's level boost does not stack with extreme magic's level boost.  Summoning-icon.png Sci (talk) Enhanced Excalibur.png 17:31, January 30, 2011 (UTC)

Assignment[edit source]

Does anyone know about how often Strykewyrms are assigned? I've done about 50-100 tasks since they were released and I've only got one of each type of wyrm assigned. Does Kuradal just hate me or are they hard to get assigned. Yes I own a fire cape.

Only Clarity 01:53, June 21, 2010 (UTC)Only Clarity

I lack the level for Ice Strykewyrms, however, I'm assigned Jungle Strykes and Desert Strykes more frequently than I'd like. Dsctatom 19:52, September 6, 2010 (UTC)


According to this post, since the comp cape rework in spring 2019, there is a bug where Ice Strykewyrms can be assigned even if the player does not have the fire cape or other requirements to damage them. Hopefully this bug will be fixed soon, but in the meantime, possible workarounds include:

  1. Get the fire cape from the Fight Cave minigame.
  2. Pay to cancel the slayer task.
  3. Obtain the ability to damage them by paying 2k points.
  4. Kill them with a combat familiar. This would take a long time for an entire Slayer assignment.

Getting the fire cape seems the best choice, as it does not cost anything and will work if the task is assigned again later.

Jimk (talk) 16:38, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

trivia[edit source]

Can some1 make this pic the right kind of pic for article? http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/268/wyrmdragon.png 62.31.197.30 19:39, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

the red outline is showing the "side of a dragons head" on the ice strykewyrms head62.31.197.30 20:01, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

map picture[edit source]

Need a new screen where east is to the left and west is to the right. This screen is confusing.[[File:Ice Wyrm Cave.png|thumb]] -- Ruderion (Talk) Farming cape (t).png 09:58, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

Drops[edit source]

The runite bar isn't always noted, should unnoted bars be added as another drop or how does that usually get added when something drops an item noted and unnoted ? Summoning-icon.png Sci (talk) Enhanced Excalibur.png 06:59, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

rune bars are not allways noted.

just got drop of 200 noted battlestaves - please add 81.86.227.67 20:49, October 7, 2012 (UTC)legola55

That drop is part of the rare drop table, which is in its own section in the article and brought in via a template.  a proofreader ▸  20:52, October 7, 2012 (UTC)

Also they sometimes drop nothing

9/13/17 - Just received one (1) magic seed as a drop. Doesn't appear to be RDT and follows the other seed pattern of dropping one (1) seed. Arby Flash Arby Flash (talk) 16:34, September 13, 2017 (UTC)

Stone of Jas Effect?[edit source]

Does the stone of Jas have any effect while killing Ice Wyrms? I'd think so since it affects slayer cave and it's somewhat further, but is there a way to tell the stone's effect? While fighting glacors, the effect seems to be +80 damage every hit, including splashes, but I've splashed on ice wyrms under the influence of the stone and hit nothing o_o Godel 23:13, September 26, 2011 (UTC)

I got a Rune Kiteshield and Magic Seed while killing Ice Strykewyrms. I don't know if those are RDT drops, but if not they should be added. 152.3.68.6 00:42, October 17, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, those are on the rare drop table. Suppa chuppa Talk 00:43, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
The magic seeds on the rare drop table are shown to drop 3-7 at a time while I just got a single one. 13:15, June 6, 2016 (UTC +2)

Tok-Haar-Kal effect[edit source]

By inference, does the Tok-Haar-Kal (upgraded fire cape) have the same effect (or better) on ice strykewyrms? If nobody knows, I plan on finding out this weekend. Good luck me :) (ro maxed) 122.49.149.57 04:53, February 15, 2012 (UTC)

Irrelevant"[edit source]

"In some circumstances it is possible that a single magic spell cast will appear as two hit markers simultaneously. This is a special effect of the celestial surgebox."

This sounds more related to the surgebox than to something specific to ice strykewyrms. Unless this "double-hit" thing outside of the critical hit only affects ice strykewyrms, I think this little bit should be removed, or added to every other monster that can be damaged by a celestial surgebox spell. 98.249.218.100 18:47, August 10, 2012 (UTC)

Ammunition drops[edit source]

Never seen them dropping these before, and rune arrows are definitely from rdt.

Anyone else ever had one of those ammunition drops before?

El Flamingo (talk) 20:10, January 14, 2013 (UTC)

Drops not shown on list[edit source]

They also drop Chaos talisman's

Rare drop table. Alchez 11:41, April 15, 2013 (UTC)


Just had a crystal triskelion fragment drop from ice wyrms this should be added to the drop list

//Zulu

9/13/17 - Just received one (1) magic seed as a drop. Doesn't appear to be RDT and follows the other seed pattern of dropping one (1) seed. Arby FlashArby Flash (talk) 16:35, September 13, 2017 (UTC)

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"As quoted by Jagex on the official update faq, the staff of light's drop rate is the same as that of the abyssal whip. During Runefest's big question sessions, 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."

Whip's drop rate is now 1/1024, was it changed for the staff as well? X-popek (talk) 14:30, May 1, 2014 (UTC)

I doubt it; the whip was changes specifically when the orb and wand were added. They should not affect the SoL. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 14:48, May 1, 2014 (UTC)

Dropped Fire cape[edit source]

Can you still get this assigned if you owned a Fire Cape before but destroyed this? Puretppc (talk) 02:26, December 31, 2014 (UTC)

Ways to kill ice strykes without fire cape[edit source]

I'm just here to state the fact that your familiars can damage ice strykewyrms even if you dont have a fire cape. Also you can damage them with death's swiftness's and sunshine's aoe portion even if you dont have a fire cape.    first post on wikia, i hope i didnt break anything    80.221.250.93 15:30, October 5, 2015 (UTC)

hey there i have noticed the page is missing that the task may also be acquired by means of using the ice wyrm mask won on treasure hunter. i am not so good with the editing so if anyone could add this into the page that would be great, thanks.

neil84.87.197.131 22:32, November 6, 2016 (UTC)

Main Drop Table[edit source]

I've not been killing these for long, but within the same task I got two drops of ~80 yew logs and two drops of 99 gold ore (both noted) for different kills..

Is this simply some very coincidental rare drop table stuff or a rare main drop from these? Has anyone else had similar? 86.191.17.254 21:14, July 13, 2017 (UTC)