Wyvern

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Wyverns are dragon-like monsters in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon. They were first revealed at RuneFest 2015 after being pitched on RuneLabs and being one of the November poll winners. They require level 96 Slayer to be killed. Wyverns reside in an icy cavern beneath the area in which skeletal wyverns reside. When killing Wyverns, an elite version may spawn (guaranteed while on a Slayer assignment).

Unlike their skeletal counterpart, Dragon Slayer bonuses do not work against living wyverns.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

  1. Use the Port Sarim lodestone, or fairy ring code AIQ to Mudskipper Point, or teleport to the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon with a Hoardstalker ring or Dungeoneering cape.
  2. Head south to the skeletal wyverns' cave (marked on the in-game map)
  3. Go to the south-west corner and descend down the rope.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Upon entry, the player is somewhat cold and the base poison damage from wyverns is 300. This means the player is experiencing the "Cold" (around 20-25%) mechanic and should light one of the static fires nearby. As the player gets colder, an icy overlay becomes more visible on their screen. Several mechanics will take place depending on the chill from the cavern:

  • Warm: Wyvern poison damage increased up to 900 per 4-5 ticks.
  • Cold (25%): Wyvern attack damage greatly increases to around 2,500.
  • Coldest (90%): Player will be constantly stunned at 8–10 seconds per stun; it is highly advised to use Freedom and get out of the cavern if this happens.

The warmer the player is, the higher the poison damage they will take, starting at about 600 damage every 4-5 ticks at 0% chill. As the player gets colder, the poison damage will start getting weaker, and at roughly 70% chill, the poison damage completely stops. A downside to this is that the Wyverns' basic attacks will get stronger the colder the player is, though this can be easily prevented by going into melee distance and using the appropriate prayer/curses to greatly reduce damage.

Standing within two spaces of a lit fire will slowly warm a player. Lit fires will only last a short time before they must be lit again. The chill effects can be reset by leaving the cavern, though this generally isn't needed for most slayer tasks.

The wyverns have two ice breath attacks: their normal one (used by their skeletal brethren), and a poisonous one. Whenever the wyvern uses the poisonous ice breath, a message will appear and say "A strong wyvern poison corrodes into your bones." Using elemental workshop shields of any sort, dragonfire shield or the wyrmfire potion will block the damage from their ice breath attacks, but will not protect against the ensuing poison attacks.

Antipoison++ will halve the damage of the poison, but each tick of poison damage will decrease the time left on the antipoison potion. Overload salve's antipoison duration is affected by the poison breath but will protect from the wyvern's ice breath. The poison from this attack ignores the effects of the poison purge auras, the venomblood perk, incense sticks and the anti-poison totem from Dungeoneering.

Wyverns attack in a manner similar to Araxxi; at a distance they use both magic and ranged attacks. If the player is next to them, they will only attack with melee. It is highly recommended to fight them in melee distance regardless of equipment used, because the wyvern's melee attack is weaker and easier to predict, whereas the magic and ranged attacks are nearly impossible to predict and the attack immediately deals damage before the projectiles even hit the player.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The average Wyvern kill is worth 63,084.21 coins.

A dead wyvern that The Raptor killed

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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69–73%5–7%3–5%2–4%14–18%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,116 kills.
4 items are dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

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  1. ^ Estimated based on 27,197 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 27,197 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only drops during Slayer tasks.[1]
  3. ^ 1/2,000 chance on task.[2]

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 Wyvern drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common78215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,09030
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,90060
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common5,207120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare234,315-286,3855,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,4630
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,4680
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,079600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare498,555-609,34527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,95160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,54360,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,10137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare520,740-636,460756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8951,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,68140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare696,258-850,982720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare62,42466,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,81160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,837-20,413678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,020,465-1,247,2351,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare372,504-449,196136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare18,020-21,730136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common43,065-52,63522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon501,525-612,97540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,320-19,6800
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare307,440-375,7600
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon9,975-13,965Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common4,896Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon12,375-14,850Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common990Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare61,200-73,440Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,541Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare8,425-11,795Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon493,380-603,0200
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon140,760-172,0400
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Wyvern drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon142,965-174,7358,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Wyvern drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon332,505-406,3955,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon3,682-4,208532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon55,622-63,568532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon118,1041,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare217,8301,520
Flax.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common70,200-85,8001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common27,135-33,16545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon340,200-415,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,008-16,8926,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare139,050-169,95064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,050-37,95013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare543,780-664,620243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]260,3446,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]15,16218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4671
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Wyvern drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,069,816,789300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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]

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  • patch 11 September 2017 (Update):
    • The following changes have been made to Living Wyverns:
      • The radius of the fires warming effect has been increased from 1 tile to 2.
      • The fire is now 4 times more effective.
      • The environment freezing effect now takes twice as long to build stacks.
      • The wyverns' attack speed has been reduced.
  • ninja 28 November 2016 (Update):
    • Weapon drops from wyverns, ripper demons, camel warriors and Acheron mammoths now have a greater chance of being dropped during a Slayer assignment.
  • ninja 14 December 2015 (Update):
    • Added quick chat options for declaring celestial dragon, wyvern, ripper demon, camel warrior and Acheron mammoth kills.
  • patch 7 December 2015 (Update):
    • The Slayer XP of living wyverns was increased by between 50-200%.
  • patch 16 November 2015 (Update):
    • The drop rate of items on living wyverns has been buffed. The average drop should be worth approximately 15k.
  • patch 9 November 2015 (Update):
    • Preferring, blocking or quick-chatting a wyvern Slayer assignment will now display correct feedback.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Concept art of the wyvern
  • Wyverns are referred to as living wyverns in the beast tab kill count interface.
  • There was a glitch where if assigned wyverns, when quickchatted it would say you are assigned "Nothing", including if they are preferred or blocked. This did not affect the built-in slayer counter however, and has since been fixed.
  • The drop table for wyverns was buffed on 16 November 2015.
  • Due to player complaints about how difficult wyverns were compared other slayer monsters of their level, they were given several changes with the 11 September 2017 update:
    • The lit fires were given an increased area of effect from a 3x3 to a 5x5 radius. Lit fires also removed frost stacks at a faster rate from 1% to 3%.
    • Their attack speed was lowered significantly.
    • The frost stacks take twice as long to accumulate.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 28,197 kills.[4]
    • This had increased to 28,252 by 6 May 2018.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Mod Shauny. "Patch Notes - 16/04." 16 April 2018. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ a b Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. (Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.) Existing Game Updates Forums.
  3. ^ Mod Timbo. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 17 November 2017. (Archived from the original on 4 December 2018.) Existing Game Updates Forums.
  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!"