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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
BonesBones1Always167

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 arrow20Common1,020
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Common2,485
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common1,115
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon2,130
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon6,882
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare60
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare21
Adamant gauntletsAdamant gauntlets1Rare2,961
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon547
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon222
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon149
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon3,641
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon515
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon7
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon41
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1Uncommon141
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Uncommon16
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon400
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1Uncommon27
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Uncommon34
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed(m)1Uncommon4
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed(m)1Rare349
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare1,404
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Rare5
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Rare23
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1Rare461
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Rare69
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Rare406
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,053
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Very rare1,330
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common101
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common154
Grimy guamGrimy guam(m)1Common158
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,597
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon2,035
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon4,267
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon2,964
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon4,494
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,437
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,245
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Rare38
BassBass(m)1Uncommon191
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms(m)1Uncommon366
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare1,689
Coins 1000Coins50–2,000Common50–2,000
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon405
Mithril oreMithril ore(noted)Uncommon458
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Uncommon396
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)(m)1Rare11
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)1–4Rare3,045–12,180
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 sapphire1Common948
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,672
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,957
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,803
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare171,135–209,165
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,120
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,957
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,376
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare556,920–680,680
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,810
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,201
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,238,760–1,514,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,215
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,545
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,175–938,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,963
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,717
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,854–21,646
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,089,720–1,331,880
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,457
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare913
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare431,210–543,988
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,305–139,154
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,225–59,115
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon203,175–248,325
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,623–30,330
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare356,220–435,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon46,000–253,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon170,640–208,560
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,396–45,024
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare379,890–464,310
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare929,070–1,135,530
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,791
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare611,865–747,835
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon371,160–453,640
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon270,360–330,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon158,940–194,260
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,775–175,725
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,620–21,280
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon19,656–22,464
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon263,252
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare769,440
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,125–12,375
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,050–213,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,464–16,236
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare133,650–163,350
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,290–30,910
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare534,870–653,730
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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