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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
BonesBones1Always189

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 sword1Common2,346
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common1,307
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon1,670
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon6,801
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare139
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare34
Adamant gauntletsAdamant gauntlets1Rare2,673
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon482
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon225
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon241
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon3,479
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon561
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon9
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon53
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1Uncommon117
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Uncommon22
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon901
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1Uncommon34
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Uncommon17
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed(m)1Uncommon6
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed(m)1Rare293
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare1,095
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Rare3
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Rare21
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1Rare598
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Rare59
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Rare404
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,090
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Very rare1,011
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common82
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common132
Grimy guamGrimy guam(m)1Common95
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon3,003
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon2,995
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon5,793
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon3,790
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,473
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,611
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,809
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Rare34
BassBass(m)1Uncommon201
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms(m)1Uncommon366
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare1,973
Coins 1000Coins50–2,000Common50–2,000
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon405
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon430
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Uncommon346
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)1–4Rare2,626–10,504
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 sapphire1Common1,045
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,727
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,230
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,001
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,045–220,055
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,127
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,126
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,361
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare601,245–734,855
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,547
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,871
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,224,180–1,496,220
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,030
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,371
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,565–934,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,459
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,576
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,244–25,756
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,020–1,328,580
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare74,460
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,031
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare956
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare503,620–635,336
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,585–164,738
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,325–69,055
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,525–18,975
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon26,296–31,140
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare345,060–421,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon39,200–215,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,870–15,730
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon176,760–216,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,554–41,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare352,485–430,815
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,034,820–1,264,780
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,258
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare633,870–774,730
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon438,210–535,590
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon356,670–435,930
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon226,980–277,420
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,560–196,240
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,154–16,176
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,330–17,520
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon290,968
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,090,340
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,455–16,445
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon161,550–197,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,764–14,186
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,775–142,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,985–40,315
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare570,780–697,620
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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Drops itemBones +, Adamant arrow +, Mithril 2h sword +, Mithril chainbody +, Death rune +, Battlestaff +, Black knife +, Off-hand black knife +, Adamant gauntlets +, Belladonna seed +, Cactus seed +, Irit seed +, Kwuarm seed +, Limpwurt seed +, Marrentill seed +, Poison ivy seed +, Strawberry seed +, Tarromin seed +, Toadflax seed +, Whiteberry seed +, Harralander seed +, Nasturtium seed +, Avantoe seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Jangerberry seed +, Bittercap mushroom spore +, Watermelon seed +, Wildblood seed +, Spirit weed seed +, Ranarr seed +, Lantadyme seed +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy guam +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy irit +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy tarromin +, Bass +, Fried mushrooms +, Fire talisman +, Coins +, Pure essence +, Mithril ore +, Yew logs +, Weapon poison (1) +, Rare drop table +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Left skull half +, Ghostly essence +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlyfalse
Release date4 July 2006 +
Version count3 +

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