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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 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 364

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 20
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5–14,25 3 Uncommon 245–1,225
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 3 Uncommon 8,179
Black knife Black knife 1 4 Rare 5
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife 1 4 Rare 5

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Blood rune Blood rune 5,6,10,11,12,16 2 Common [1] 1,300–4,160
Law rune Law rune 2–4 2 Common 538–1,076
Death rune Death rune 5–10 2 Common 695–1,390

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 89
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 20
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 330
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 903
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,121
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 5
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 422
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 4
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,278
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 2,581
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 49,171
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 19
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,208
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 150
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 327
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,721
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 34,066

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 208
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 81
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 937
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,798
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 3,213
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,324
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 10,852
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 4,778
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 3,179
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,093
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 30

Food (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 283
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] 240
Pure essence Pure essence 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon [1] 225
Mithril ore Mithril ore 3–7,14 (noted) 3 Uncommon 1,821–8,498
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 3,755
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 1,434
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,772
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,720
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,497
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,992
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 39,957
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,867
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,138
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,300
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,136
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,373
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,387
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,336
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 815,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,348
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,624
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,812
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,386
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 21,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,264,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 21,600–72,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,635,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 90,593
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 12,983
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,225–122,115
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 93,875–131,425
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 984
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 327
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,740–22,960
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,020
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 12,105
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 6,950–16,819
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 13,000
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 52,750–422,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 441,000–882,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,650–325,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,200–1,710,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 302,850–1,615,200
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,400
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,130,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,215,000–22,505,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,190–709,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 129,700–1,297,000
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 127,020–508,080
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 73,460–734,600
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,624
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 70,524–3,526,200
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 135,485–948,395
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,045,090
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,138
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 21,500–8,600,000
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 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

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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