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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 63 ankous have a maximum hit of 180.

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 414

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 34,251 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 18
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5–14,25 3 Uncommon 250–1,250
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon 8,014
Black knife Black knife 1 4 Rare 5
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife 1 4 Rare 5

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Blood rune Blood rune 5,6,10,11,12,16 2 Common [1] 1,450–4,640
Law rune Law rune 2–4 2 Common 824–1,648
Death rune Death rune 5–10 2 Common 960–1,920

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 71
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 24
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 268
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,029
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,191
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 19
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 6
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 371
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 13
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 3,139
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 9
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 2,705
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 38,163
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 14
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,553
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 322
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 394
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,640
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 34,181

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 178
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 122
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 735
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,412
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 3,136
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,346
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 9,183
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 4,590
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 2,947
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 8,971
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 42

Food (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 297
Fried mushrooms Fried mushrooms 1 3 Uncommon 340

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] 345
Pure essence Pure essence 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon [1] 330
Mithril ore Mithril ore 3–7,14 (noted) 3 Uncommon 2,088–9,744
Weapon poison (1) Weapon poison (1) 1 4 Rare [1] 145
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 3,725
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 1,659
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,806
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 4,296
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,688
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,106
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 43,764
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,822
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,669
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,618
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,226
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 855
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,537
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,324
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,549
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 830,900
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,077
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,886
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,484
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,373
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 16,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,602,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 102,957
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,660
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 92,825–129,955
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 93,125–130,375
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 981
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 383
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 11,000–330,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,840–23,360
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,720
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 18,540
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 9,600–23,232
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 14,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 51,000–408,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 418,000–836,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 103,050–343,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,300–1,815,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 363,900–1,940,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,082,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,553,000–24,871,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,296–714,800
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 120,700–1,207,000
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 139,740–558,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,010–1,000,100
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,659
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 68,689–3,434,450
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 125,730–880,110
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,313,780
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,674
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,250–8,100,000
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
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 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 nearly 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

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Ankou
  • 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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