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Lava Strykewyrms


Lava Strykewyrms are one of the most profitable slayer tasks, while also providing decent Slayer XP. They have a guaranteed drop of Searing Ashes (worth 48,945 coins each) and also drop the Wyrm Spike, Scalp and Heart.

⬥ After the Wilderness Update, killing Lava Strykewyrms has become substantially safer. Despite that, their drops are still highly valued mainly due to Searing Ashes being the main ingredient for Aggression Potions aggressionpotion


slayer XP per kill : 1872

⬥ Optimal kills per hour: ~520 range, 450 magic

⬥ Optimal slayer XP per hour : ~973K range, 842K magic

Desirable Drops

⬥ Lava Strykewyrms have a valuable loot table containing: Searing Ashes, Onyx Bolts (e), Rune salvage, coins and potions.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This makes them one of the better tasks to do for gp.

⬥ For the Slayer log, Lava Strykewyrms also drop:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Wyrm Spike wyrmspike - worth 3,929,726 coins

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Wyrm Heart wyrmheart - worth 8,199,666 coins

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Wyrm Scalp wyrmscalp - worth 28,813,692 coins

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Dropped at a rate of 1/6168 on task (1/12,288 off task) from Lava Strykewyrms or 1/1,536 from WildyWyrms.

Location and how to get there

⬥ They are located South of the Lava Maze (level 34-41 wilderness).

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• The quickest way to get there is via the obelisk teleport to the level 35 obelisk.

Useful Items and Unlocks

Wilderness sword 4 wildernesssword     • Automatically notes ashes when carried in the inventory. ⬥ Headhunter's thrill headhuntersthrill     • Since lava strykes cannot be poisoned, there is no glove slot that significantly increases kph. Thus, these can be used for longer tasks. ⬥ Portable fairy ring/Quest cape masterquestcape     • Provides a fast teleport to the Glacor cavern for the Stone of Jas buff jasboostPortable obelisk/Obelisk shard     • Used to teleport to the level 35 Obelisk, the fastest way to get to lava strykewyrms. ​
Passive unlocks
Premier Artefact premierartefact     • Can be used for longer tasks. ⬥ Stone of Jas buff jasboost     • Provides a 4% damage increase against lava strykewyrms. ⬥ Infernal Puzzle box infernalpuzzlebox     • Provides a 9% damage increase and 14% damage reduction in the wilderness at max rank. ⬥ Mobile mob perk on armour     • Lava strykes are spaced out and spawn moderately slowly. You will need to use movement abilities frequently while waiting for spawns.

General strategy

Place your cannon cannon between the 2 small lava pits as shown below. You will alternate between killing the strykes northwest and southeast of this spot, most of which can be hit by the cannon.

Method: Active Magic

This method is can be done with low effort, only requiring the player to click on each spawn and letting Revo++ kill them (~250 KPH), or with high effort, using both dual-wield and 2H weapons and full manual (~450 KPH).

⬥ If 4TAA, stamp on mounds with inquisitorstaff equipped and input the auto when you see your character do the stomp animation.


Active Magic

Action Bar

Use this bar if doing the task low effort, shift tuskas to last slot if not on task.

Video example

⬥ Lava strykes task magic -

Method: Active Ranged

If bolg is owned, range is the best style for killing lava strykewyrms due to its high damage, range and mobility.

⬥ Upkeep perfectequilibrium at all times.

⬥ Proc priority for perfectequilibrium if 3 stacks: tuskas > shadowtend > bolg spec > rapid > snipe

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Don't let autos snipe perfectequilibrium proc when using shadowtend

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Stacked damage buffs of slayerhelm infernalpuzzlebox fularrow reckless scriptureofful allow you to easily hit hitcap with perfectequilibrium even outside of deathsswift

grico mds piercing are your main basics, use them to balance stacks and keep an eye on your threshold cooldowns.

⬥ Common ability sequences for kills include (adjust order based on perfectequilibrium stack count):

  1. gricobolg spec or shadowtendmds if needed

  2. piercingsnapgrico

  3. rapidgrico / mds

  4. gricotuskas (helpful for building adren)


Active Ranged

Video example

⬥ Strykewyrms task range -