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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Ankou (Daemonheim).
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Ankou are undead monsters found on the fourth level of the Stronghold of Security, in the Wilderness Volcano, and in the Forinthry Dungeon. They are described by Vannaka, a Slayer Master, as "neither skeleton nor ghost, but a combination of both." The level 88 ankous have a maximum hit of 150. The highest-level ankous are one of the strongest monsters open to non-members, surpassed only by greater demons, hellhounds and certain revenants. This monster is a very popular monster to train in members worlds because of its decent blood rune and death rune drops and their weakness against melee attacks and the Salve amulet. In free worlds, ankous are less often attacked due to their high level and poorer drops, but some players may kill these monsters for their Left skull half drops. Members can use this monster for money making; the drops of blood runes, death runes, battlestaves, pure essence, adamant arrows, and level 3 clue scrolls are a good source of money. However, the popularity of ankous makes it very crowded. Ankous act very similar to attackable human NPCs, and attack by punching.

The ankou is the only monster to drop the left skull half, a component needed to assemble the skull sceptre. It is very helpful to wear Varrock armour while killing these if you want the left skull half, as the chance of receiving a component of the skull sceptre is improved.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bones Bones 1 1 Always 325

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

72%

23–24%

2%

2%

0.4–0.5%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 33,865 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Armour and WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Black robe top Black robe top 1 3 Uncommon 26
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5–14,25 3 Uncommon 255–1,275
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon 8,064
Black knife Black knife 1 4 Rare 5
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife 1 4 Rare 4

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Blood rune Blood rune 5,6,10,11,12,16 2 Common [1] 1,015–3,248
Law rune Law rune 2–4 2 Common 580–1,160
Death rune Death rune 5–10 2 Common 590–1,180

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 651
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 35
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 238
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 337
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,463
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 5
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 657
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 7
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,945
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 11
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 3,142
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 48,365
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 35
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,844
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 680
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 397
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,266
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 37,959

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 206
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 78
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 516
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,657
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,736
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,976
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 10,471
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 2,909
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 2,994
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,396
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 39

Food (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 334
Fried mushrooms Fried mushrooms 1 3 Uncommon 303

Other itemsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 8–500 2 Common Not sold
Rune essence Rune essence 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon [2] 180
Pure essence Pure essence 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon [1] 195
Mithril ore Mithril ore 3–7,14 (noted) 3 Uncommon 2,478–11,564
Weapon poison (1) Weapon poison (1) 1 4 Rare [1] 199
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Left skull half Left skull half 1 4 Rare [3] Not sold
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 5 Very rare 1,882
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold

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 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,365
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,107
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,244
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 7,071
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,583
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 40,944
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,675
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,683
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,619
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,166
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,120
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,465
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,317
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,619
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 830,950
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,361
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,721
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,789
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,114
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,262,850
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,612,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,842,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,151,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 138,893
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,495
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,800–50,120
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 47,050–65,870
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 602
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 464
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,440–25,760
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,880
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,050
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,900–14,278
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 10,150
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 40,875–327,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 416,750–833,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,000–290,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 372,000–1,984,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,072,100
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,406,000–23,842,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,067–1,960,050
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 102,069
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 107,425–1,074,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,760–515,040
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,180–661,800
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 99,250
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,532
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 70,555–3,527,750
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 159,552–1,116,864
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,019,270
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,394
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 18,087–560,697
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,822
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 27,300–10,920,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d Members item
  2. ^ Dropped only in free worlds
  3. ^ Dropped in Stronghold/ Forinthy Dungeon

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

  • In Breton, the word Ankou means Grim Reaper or Death. It is also a psychopomp (someone who escorts deceased souls to the afterlife) in Breton mythology.
  • Although the examine info says, "A bony ghost," they do not count towards a Slayer assignment of ghosts. Instead, they are a slayer task by themselves.
  • Ankous located in the Forinthry Dungeon can drop a left skull half, this glitch has yet to be fixed.
  • It appears that when an ankou drops a Left skull half, it'll usually drop a seed/item or a battlestaff too. For non-members an ankou will usually drop a gem as well as the Left skull half.


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