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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 337

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 19
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5–14,25 3 Uncommon 255–1,275
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon 8,109
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] 1,570–5,024
Law rune Law rune 2–4 2 Common 646–1,292
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 97
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 34
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 344
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,436
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,330
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 542
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,876
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 3,692
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 66,144
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 29
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,120
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 114
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 301
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,503
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 43,402

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 183
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 72
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 741
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,633
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,685
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,695
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 12,534
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 4,476
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,235
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 10,139
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 36

Food (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 273
Fried mushrooms Fried mushrooms 1 3 Uncommon 328

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] 240
Pure essence Pure essence 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon [1] 285
Mithril ore Mithril ore 3–7,14 (noted) 3 Uncommon 2,415–11,270
Weapon poison (1) Weapon poison (1) 1 4 Rare [1] 171
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 3,201
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 1,498
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,035
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,586
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 7,427
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,544
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,254
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,551
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 15,835
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,260
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,160
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,179
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,439
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 35,969
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 791,750
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,275
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,737
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,381
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,739
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 19,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,268,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,200–74,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,621,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,565,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,135,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 100,064
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,268
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,725–114,415
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 80,025–112,035
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,054
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 372
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,500–285,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,080–24,320
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,200
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 14,535
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 8,450–20,449
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 15,700
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 47,500–380,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 369,000–738,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 92,100–307,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 33,600–1,680,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,750–1,956,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,500
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,185,200
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,439,000–24,073,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 14,414–2,162,100
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 110,154
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 120,125–1,201,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 146,280–585,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 77,020–770,200
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 211,750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,360
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 68,499–3,424,950
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 161,158–1,128,106
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,074,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,425
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 25,317–784,827
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 2,352
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 24,950–9,980,000
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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