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Skeletal Wyverns (Draconis ossis) are Slayer monsters that exclusively drop granite legs, as well as the draconic visage.

Level 72 Slayer is required to kill them. An elemental, mind, body, cosmic, chaos, or Dragonfire shield (not an anti-dragon shield) must be equipped when fighting wyverns closeup, or else the player will be hit for very high damage.

Antifire potions do not work against their icy breath, unless it is combined into a Wyrmfire potion. The Protect from Magic prayer or Deflect Magic curse will reduce damage taken from the breath to less than 200, similar to Dragonfire. They are only found in the Asgarnian ice dungeon, in the chamber accessed from the southern wall of the icy area.

Killing a Skeletal Wyvern is one of the hard Falador Tasks as well as for the wish list of the Odd Old Man in the Fur 'n' Seek quest.

Players on a slayer task with over 85+ magic, 68 summoning and 80+ defence with full slayer helmet and using super magic/defence potions can easily make 450,000+ coins an hour, including banking time. They are also a good source of crimson charms, although there are many (easier) alternatives if one is not on a slayer task.


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. Contrary to popular belief, armour does not affect the accuracy of the ice-breath attack, the ice-breath will hit regardless of armour.

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.


See main article: Skeletal Wyvern/Strategies


Asgarnian Ice Dungeon


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
File:Wyvern bones.pngWyvern bones1Always


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Weapons and ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Mithril swordMithril sword1Common
Black hatchetBlack hatchet1Uncommon
Adamant hatchetAdamant hatchet1Uncommon
File:Snakeskin chaps.pngSnakeskin chaps1Uncommon
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff1Rare
File:Granite legs.pngGranite legs1Rare[1]

Runes and TalismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Pure essencePure essence60 (noted)Uncommon
Air runeAir rune10–64Uncommon
Water runeWater rune11–33Uncommon
Chaos runeChaos rune10Uncommon
Law runeLaw rune2–5Uncommon
Blood runeBlood rune2–11Uncommon
Soul runeSoul rune5–14Uncommon
Death runeDeath rune1–5Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
File:Bone bolts.pngBone bolts2–29Common
File:Mithril bolts.pngMithril bolts8–39Common
File:Adamant bolts.pngAdamant bolts5–29Common
File:Runite bolts.pngRunite bolts5–25Common


Item Quantity Rarity
File:Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon
File:Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon
File:Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Uncommon
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon
File:Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Uncommon
File:Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon
File:Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon
File:Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon
File:Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon
File:Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Uncommon
File:Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
File:Belladonna seed.pngBelladonna seed1Uncommon
File:Cadantine seed.pngCadantine seed1Uncommon
File:Dwarf weed seed.pngDwarf weed seed1Uncommon
File:Snapdragon seed.pngSnapdragon seed1Uncommon
File:Jangerberry seed.pngJangerberry seed1Uncommon
File:Limpwurt seed.pngLimpwurt seed1Uncommon
File:Marrentill seed.pngMarrentill seed1Uncommon
File:Bittercap mushroom spore.pngBittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon
File:Ranarr seed.pngRanarr seed1Uncommon
File:Spirit weed seed.pngSpirit weed seed1Uncommon
File:Strawberry seed.pngStrawberry seed1Uncommon
File:Tarromin seed.pngTarromin seed1Uncommon
File:Watermelon seed.pngWatermelon seed1Uncommon
File:Whiteberry seed.pngWhiteberry seed1Uncommon
File:Wildblood seed.pngWildblood seed1Uncommon
File:Fellstalk seed.pngFellstalk seed2Uncommon
File:Toadflax seed.pngToadflax seed1Uncommon
File:Harralander seed.pngHarralander seed1Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 250Coins20–420Common
File:Black dragon tail-bone.pngSkeletal wyvern tail-bone1Common[2]
File:Super attack (1).pngSuper attack (1)1Uncommon
File:Defence potion (3).pngDefence potion (3)1Uncommon
File:Clue scroll (hard).pngClue scroll (hard)1Uncommon
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Uncommon
Adamant c'bow (u)Adamant c'bow (u)1Rare
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rare
Draconic visageDraconic visage1Very rare[3]
  1. Estimated at 1/398 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. Only during the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
  3. Estimated at 1/12,686 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon
File:Rune arrowheads.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common
File:Onyx bolts.pngOnyx bolts135–165Rare
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare
File:Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon
File:Lantadyme seed.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon
File:Dwarf weed seed.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon
File:Magic seed.pngMagic seed4Uncommon
File:Palm tree seed.pngPalm tree seed10Rare
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Rare
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Rare
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Rare
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rare
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rare

Universal dropsEdit


  • A Wyvern is a legendary winged reptilian creature with a dragon's head, the hindquarters of a snake or lizard with two legs or none, and a barbed tail.
  • Even though the salve amulet has no effect on Skeletal Wyverns, they are mentioned in Tarn's diary:
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!
  • The horns on the sides of the skull of one of the Skeletal Wyverns look remarkably similar to those on the side of the dragon heads in the dragon forge.
  • There is currently a glitch where using the Freedom ability will not properly free the player from being frozen by a wyvern's breath. It has not been fixed yet.
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