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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 175

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 1,085
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 2 Common 676
Battlestaff Battlestaff (m) 1 3 Uncommon 7,280
Black knife Black knife (m) 1 4 Rare 4
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife (m) 1 4 Rare 5

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 10 3 Uncommon 2,220

Seeds (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 66
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 37
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 191
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 126
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,430
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 29
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 351
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 18
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 960
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 6
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 11
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 2,595
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 37,873
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 1,850
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 211
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 420
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,186
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 30,994

Herbs (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 134
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 95
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 495
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,594
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,943
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,405
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 9,042
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,790
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,357
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 8,967
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 37

Food (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 415
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 240
Mithril ore Mithril ore 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 1,062
Yew logs Yew logs 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 732
Weapon poison (1) Weapon poison (1) (m) 1 4 Rare 130
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 5,713
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy (m) 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 1,365
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,872
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,404
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,655
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,596
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 36,191
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,893
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,151
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,150
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,244
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 885
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,376
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,199
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,181
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,456,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,401
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,624
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,211
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,935
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,276,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 111,748
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,593
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 145,850–204,190
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,825–199,955
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 809
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 514
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 16,000–24,000
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,400–23,200
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,840
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 17,595
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 11,100
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 22,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 56,750–113,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 352,000
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,600–97,920
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 139,150–177,100
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 263,100–438,500
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,700
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,044,100
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,355
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 717,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 152,880–196,560
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 156,600–182,700
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 125,552–266,798
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,335
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 26,997
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,550
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 416,295–971,355
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,234,780
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 164,700–201,300
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
Ghostweave Ghostweave 10–30 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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