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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Ankou (Dungeoneering).
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 380.

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 price
BonesBones1Always191

Charms (m)Edit

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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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow20Common1,000
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common2,607
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common1,508
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon1,700
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon7,002
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare173
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare38
Adamant gauntletsAdamant gauntlets1Rare2,963
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon376
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon233
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon312
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon5,741
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon667
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon12
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon64
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1Uncommon91
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Uncommon19
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon685
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1Uncommon34
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Uncommon16
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed(m)1Uncommon8
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed(m)1Rare294
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare987
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Rare3
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Rare26
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1Rare560
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Rare68
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Rare452
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,039
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Very rare1,076
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common74
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common119
Grimy guamGrimy guam(m)1Common97
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon3,574
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,691
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon6,067
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon4,264
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon6,201
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,765
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare4,436
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Rare34
BassBass(m)1Uncommon184
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms(m)1Uncommon366
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare2,269
Coins 1000Coins50–2,000Common50–2,000
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon420
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon414
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Uncommon370
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)(m)1Rare13
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Left skull halfLeft skull half1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence(m)1–4Rare5,158–20,632
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,141
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,099
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,664
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,812
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare216,540–264,660
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,579
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,477
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,212
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare639,540–781,660
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,352
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,564
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,260,360–1,540,440
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare965
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,116
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare556,740–927,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,545
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,116
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,792–25,208
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,905–1,303,995
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,528
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,323
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare836
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare503,295–634,926
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare150,410–189,748
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare56,725–79,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon261,225–319,275
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,156–29,790
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare337,680–412,720
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,400–200,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon193,680–236,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,768–46,592
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,120–480,480
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,004,220–1,227,380
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,393
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare635,895–777,205
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon497,790–608,410
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon349,020–426,580
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon274,635–335,665
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,710–189,090
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon15,064–17,216
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,818–15,792
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon314,000
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,287,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon197,100–240,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,580–15,170
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,875–152,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,245–52,855
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare650,430–794,970
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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


Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE 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.

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