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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 weakness against Earth spells and the Salve amulet. In free worlds, ankous are often attacked due to their high experience rates and decent drops, but some players kill these monsters solely for their left skull half drops. 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 163

Charms (m)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 34,595 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 20 2 Common 1,000
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 2 Common 974
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 2 Common 664
Battlestaff Battlestaff (m) 1 3 Uncommon 7,875
Black knife Black knife (m) 1 4 Rare 5
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife (m) 1 4 Rare 4

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 10 3 Uncommon 3,550

Seeds (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 100
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 43
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 153
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 118
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,006
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 11
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 400
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 3 Uncommon 7
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 636
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 8
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 12
Nasturtium seed 5 Nasturtium seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 1,298
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 26,562
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 13
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 4 Rare 2,432
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 159
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 4 Rare 328
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,191
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 5 Very rare 23,933

Herbs (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 84
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 135
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 4 Rare 410
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,932
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,099
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,959
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 6,947
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,768
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 2,584
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 6,777
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 4 Rare 35

Food (m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bass Bass 1 3 Uncommon 473
Fried mushrooms Fried mushrooms 1 3 Uncommon 351

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 100–2,000 2 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence (m) 15 (noted) 3 Uncommon 225
Mithril ore Mithril ore 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 694
Yew logs Yew logs 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 722
Weapon poison (1) Weapon poison (1) (m) 1 4 Rare 123
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Left skull half Left skull half 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 5 Very rare 2,569
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy (m) 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 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,119
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,054
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,984
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,025
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 27,273
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,335
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 13,129
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,992
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,533
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,241
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,203
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,423
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,909
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,575,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,019
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,800
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,586
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,154
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 94,419
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,858
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,100–92,540
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 64,225–89,915
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 555
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 387
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 21,480–28,640
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,200
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,305
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 17,750
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 25,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 54,875–109,750
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 290,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,450–97,740
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 148,500–189,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 202,350–337,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,077,400
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,230
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 711,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 119,875–154,125
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 112,470–131,215
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 90,608–192,542
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 1,373
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 16,604
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,296
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 504,669–1,177,561
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,619,220
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 162,450–198,550
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. ^ 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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