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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, and in the Wilderness Volcano. 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. In free worlds, they're often attacked because of their high experience yield and decent drops, though some players will kill them solely for their left skull half drops. In combat, ankous act similar to attackable human NPCs - punching their opponents.

The ankou is the only monster to drop the left skull half, a component needed to assemble the skull sceptre. Wearing Varrock armour while killing them increases the chance of receiving this component of the skull sceptre.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always188

Charms (m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
72%23–24%2%2%0.4–0.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 35,934 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 sword1Common2,241
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common1,111
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon1,790
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon6,923
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare241
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare68
Adamant gauntletsAdamant gauntlets1Rare2,229
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon350
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon264
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon332
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon6,004
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon569
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon11
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon58
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1Uncommon45
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Uncommon20
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon1,289
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1Uncommon23
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Uncommon20
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed(m)1Uncommon3
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed(m)1Rare255
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare629
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Rare2
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Rare23
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1Rare629
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Rare75
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Rare506
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare756
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Very rare756
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common92
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common193
Grimy guamGrimy guam(m)1Common132
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,979
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon4,202
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon6,263
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon3,553
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon6,635
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,883
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare4,091
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Rare33
BassBass(m)1Uncommon193
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms(m)1Uncommon375
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare1,963
Coins 1000Coins50–2,000Common50–2,000
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon375
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon668
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Uncommon382
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)(m)1Rare15

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)1–4Rare14,129–56,516
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, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common1,038
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,161
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,117
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,863
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare218,835–267,465
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,795
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,810
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,497
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare607,365–742,335
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,419
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,173
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare940
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,295
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,425–932,375
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,467
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,215
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,018–25,482
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,056,240–1,290,960
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,402
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,145
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare487,695–615,246
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare157,235–198,358
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,075–68,705
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon247,500–302,500
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,200–371,800
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,260–254,540
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,082–45,808
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare386,505–472,395
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,003,770–1,226,830
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,502
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,530–760,870
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon439,830–537,570
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon469,980–574,420
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon300,195–366,905
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon182,295–222,805
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,584–12,096
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,806–10,064
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon391,328
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,538,120
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,890–13,310
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon144,000–176,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,330–48,070
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare662,850–810,150
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.
  • They used to be located in the Forinthry Dungeon, but were replaced by dark beasts on 8 August 2016 as part of the Wilderness Improvements update.
  • Due to excessive botting, ankous had their health boosted. This led to player complaints as the ankous then had too many life points for low-levelled players. The boost was eventually reverted with the update on 17 October 2016.

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