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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 297

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 34,151 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 15
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5–14,25 3 Uncommon 255–1,275
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon 8,111
Black knife Black knife 1 4 Rare 6
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] 1,610–5,152
Law rune Law rune 2–4 2 Common 544–1,088
Death rune Death rune 5–10 2 Common 845–1,690

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 101
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 32
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 358
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,343
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,170
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 562
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,778
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 3,535
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 60,726
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 27
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 1,971
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 113
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 295
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,412
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 43,320

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 186
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 83
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 979
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,749
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,794
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,955
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 12,357
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,713
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,654
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 10,325
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 34

Food (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 254
Fried mushrooms Fried mushrooms 1 3 Uncommon 336

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] 255
Pure essence Pure essence 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon [1] 270
Mithril ore Mithril ore 3–7,14 (noted) 3 Uncommon 2,232–10,416
Weapon poison (1) Weapon poison (1) 1 4 Rare [1] 162
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 3,215
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 1,368
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,997
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,806
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,277
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,487
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 43,434
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,516
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,710
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,438
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 23,920
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,060
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,386
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,311
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 35,975
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 821,900
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,436
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 32,191
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,290
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,080
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 22,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,265,850
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,622,200
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,630,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,084,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,881
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,892
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 77,100–107,940
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 80,375–112,525
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 960
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 303
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,000–270,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,000–24,000
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,280
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 12,240
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 8,450–20,449
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 16,100
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 46,000–368,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 406,000–812,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 90,600–302,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 32,700–1,635,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 323,100–1,723,200
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,200
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,155,600
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,165,000–22,155,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 14,398–2,159,700
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 122,760
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 120,275–1,202,750
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 146,490–585,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 76,080–760,800
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 178,250
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,913
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 68,615–3,430,750
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 153,198–1,072,386
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,001,410
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,319
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 23,156–717,836
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 2,242
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 23,450–9,380,000
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 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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  • 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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