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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 weakness against Earth spells and the Salve amulet. In free worlds, ankous are often attacked due to their high experience rates and decent drops, but some players kill these monsters solely for their left skull half drops. 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 298

Charms (m)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).


Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 20 2 Common 1,000
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 2 Common 1,061
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 2 Common 697
Battlestaff Battlestaff (m) 1 3 Uncommon 7,647
Black knife Black knife (m) 1 4 Rare 5
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife (m) 1 4 Rare 5

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Blood rune Blood rune (m) 5,6,10,11,12,16 2 Common 1,825–5,840
Death rune Death rune 10 3 Uncommon 2,630

Seeds (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 59
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 35
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 233
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 217
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,603
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 23
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 9
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 431
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 13
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,351
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 7
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 9
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 3,021
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 40,848
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 13
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,173
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 257
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 465
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,418
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 38,773

Herbs (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 130
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 125
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 639
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,412
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,548
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,307
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 9,348
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,511
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,399
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,004
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 44

Food (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 414
Fried mushrooms Fried mushrooms 1 3 Uncommon 351

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 100–2,000 2 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence (m) 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon 225
Mithril ore Mithril ore 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 1,182
Yew logs Yew logs 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 780
Weapon poison (1) Weapon poison (1) (m) 1 4 Rare 137
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Left skull half Left skull half 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 5 Very rare 5,076
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 200–350;3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,255
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,751
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,546
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,843
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 32,996
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,167
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,502
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,564
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,452
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,197
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 850
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,280
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,356
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,458
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,478
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,529,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 21,988
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,603
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,247
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,600
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,800
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,272,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 107,406
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,616
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,900–187,460
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,900–177,660
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 991
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 424
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,280–23,040
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,780
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 21,735
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,150
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 18,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 51,375–102,750
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 327,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 96,900–116,280
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,000–168,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 294,000–490,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,067,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,858
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 692,900
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,505–199,935
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,060–164,570
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,536–283,764
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,555
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 36,153
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,519
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 414,126–966,294
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,137,860
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 175,500–214,500
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. ^ 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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