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This article is about the the standard variant. For the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Ankou (Daemonheim).
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, 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 63 ankous have a maximum hit of 180.

They're weak against Earth spells and the Salve amulet, and in free worlds, they're often attacked because of their high experience yield and decent drops, although some players will kill them solely for their left skull half drops. Combat-wise Ankous act very similar to attackable human NPCs, and attack by way of punching.

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

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BonesBones1Always119

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
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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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow20Common1,000
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common990
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common639
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon2,940
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon7,195
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare5
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare6
Adamant gauntletsAdamant gauntlets1Rare5,666

Seeds (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon250
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon199
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon114
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,671
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon561
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon25
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon25
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon237
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon39
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,614
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon17
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon24
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed1Uncommon6
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare392
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare8,824
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare2
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare20
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare991
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Rare231
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare840
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare817
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Very rare6,953

Herbs (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common118
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common208
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common340
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,749
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,470
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,168
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,674
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,216
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,627
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,639
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare40

Food (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BassBass1Uncommon262
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms1Uncommon353

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50–2,000CommonNot sold
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon345
Mithril oreMithril ore2 (noted)Uncommon472
Yew logsYew logs2 (noted)Uncommon460
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)(m)1Rare9
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Left skull halfLeft skull half1Rare[1]Not sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1–4Rare4,307–17,228
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare3,275
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot 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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common877
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,483
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,499
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,425
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare199,125–243,375
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,062
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,709
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,145
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare591,525–722,975
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,686
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,904
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,295,100–1,582,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,888
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,320–947,200
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,308
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,056
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,278–28,222
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,006
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon888
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon490
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare805,805–1,016,554
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare233,805–294,954
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare81,875–114,625
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,865–32,835
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon205,200–250,800
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,282–32,220
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon354,780–433,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon72,600–399,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon236,880–289,520
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,350
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare417,150–509,850
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare910,080–1,112,320
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,060
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,900–771,100
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon491,670–600,930
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon376,290–459,910
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,885–206,415
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,065–151,635
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon97,342–111,248
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon123,536–141,184
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon414,124
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,532,710
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon15,640–18,860
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare155,250–189,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,680–38,720
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare603,720–737,880
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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
  1. ^ Dropped in Stronghold/Forinthy Dungeon

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market 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.
  • 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. The other possibility is 50 coins and a Left skull half
  • On F2P worlds, the average profit per kill can be greatly increased by a Spring Cleaner due to the very common Adamant Arrows, Mithril 2h Swords and Mithril Chainbodies.
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