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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Ankou (Daemonheim).
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 180.

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 market price
BonesBones1Always201

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
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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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow20Common980
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common994
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common630
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon7,126
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare6
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare5
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon3,100

Seeds (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon176
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon143
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon98
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,145
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon602
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon56
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon25
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon254
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon102
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon2,163
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon17
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon24
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed1Uncommon3
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare366
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare10,566
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare3
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare19
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare1,289
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Rare298
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare428
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare787
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Very rare6,246

Herbs (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common106
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common136
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common294
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,548
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,280
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,299
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,891
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,578
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,646
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,428
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare33

Food (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BassBass1Uncommon308
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms1Uncommon353

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50–2,000CommonNot sold
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon360
Mithril oreMithril ore2 (noted)Uncommon482
Yew logsYew logs2 (noted)Uncommon500
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)(m)1Rare9
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Left skull halfLeft skull half1Rare[1]Not sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1–4Rare4,912–19,648
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare3,180
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot 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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common721
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,517
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,350
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,203
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare189,135–231,165
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,926
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,567
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,601
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare567,045–693,055
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,698
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,900
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,282,680–1,567,720
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,792
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,880–944,800
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,653
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,182–29,318
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,124,550–1,374,450
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,585
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon883
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon307
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare857,610–1,081,908
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare216,255–272,814
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare79,500–111,300
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,240–36,960
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon184,950–226,050
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,993–33,030
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon300,420–367,180
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon75,800–416,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,760–18,040
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon238,860–291,940
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,350
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare390,150–476,850
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare936,720–1,144,880
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,768
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,520–784,080
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon477,000–583,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon393,570–481,030
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon156,240–190,960
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon136,035–166,265
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon87,444–99,936
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon147,924–169,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon457,032
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,628,150
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,800–13,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,020–8,580
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,000–20,500
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare168,750–206,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,570–41,030
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare649,890–794,310
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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
  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 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, 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. The other possibility is 50 coins and a Left skull half
  • On F2P worlds, the average profit per kill can be greatly increased by a Spring Cleaner due to the very common Adamant Arrows, Mithril 2h Swords and Mithril Chainbodies.
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