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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Ankou (Dungeoneering).
For the elite version, see Ankou (elite).
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Ankou are undead monsters found on the fourth level of the Stronghold of Security, and in the Wilderness Volcano. They are described by Vannaka, a Slayer Master, as "neither skeleton nor ghost, but a combination of both." The level 63 ankous have a maximum hit of 380.

They're weak against Earth spells and the Salve amulet. In free worlds, they're often attacked because of their high experience yield and decent drops, though some players will kill them solely for their left skull half drops. In combat, ankous act similar to attackable human NPCs - punching their opponents.

The ankou is the only monster to drop the left skull half, a component needed to assemble the skull sceptre. Wearing Varrock armour while killing them increases the chance of receiving this component of the skull sceptre.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always177

Charms (m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
72%23–24%2%2%0.3–0.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 35,709 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow20Common1,020
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common2,186
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common1,125
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon1,910
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon6,957
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare243
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare57
Adamant gauntletsAdamant gauntlets1Rare2,355
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon536
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon292
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon370
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon6,045
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon545
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon12
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon83
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1Uncommon77
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Uncommon21
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon974
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1Uncommon22
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Uncommon15
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed(m)1Uncommon4
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed(m)1Rare301
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare694
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Rare4
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Rare26
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1Rare559
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Rare70
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Rare585
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare887
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Very rare745
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common89
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common155
Grimy guamGrimy guam(m)1Common113
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,629
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,104
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon4,856
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon3,283
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,255
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,634
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,463
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Rare35
BassBass(m)1Uncommon133
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms(m)1Uncommon375
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare1,603
Coins 1000Coins50–2,000Common50–2,000
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon390
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon594
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Uncommon400
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)(m)1Rare15

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Left skull halfLeft skull half1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence(m)1–4Rare16,020–64,080
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common994
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,653
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,850
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,084
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,780–224,620
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,073
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,323
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,718
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare572,310–699,490
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,277
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,465
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,252,260–1,530,540
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,833
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,495–945,825
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,170
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,771
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,600–27,400
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,044,630–1,276,770
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare79,660
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,609
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,187
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare409,825–517,010
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare113,035–142,598
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,075–56,105
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon227,025–277,475
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon24,912–31,140
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare290,520–355,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon40,600–223,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon314,280–384,120
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,732–37,408
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare315,630–385,770
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,016,910–1,242,890
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,039
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,585–770,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon391,680–478,720
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon386,190–472,010
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon244,485–298,815
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon166,905–203,995
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,430–11,920
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,716–11,104
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon440,516
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,902,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,830–9,570
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,950–215,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,600–16,400
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare135,000–165,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,300–40,700
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare580,770–709,830
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot 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.
  • They used to be located in the Forinthry Dungeon, but were replaced by dark beasts on 8 August 2016 as part of the Wilderness Improvements update.
  • Due to excessive botting, ankous had their health boosted. This led to player complaints as the ankous then had too many life points for low-levelled players. The boost was eventually reverted with the update on 17 October 2016.

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