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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.

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
BonesBones1Always210

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 sword1Common1,016
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Common712
BattlestaffBattlestaff(m)1Uncommon7,255
Black knifeBlack knife(m)1Rare5
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife(m)1Rare6
Death runeDeath rune10Uncommon3,570

Seeds (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon132
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon93
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon102
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,037
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon778
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon22
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon17
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon307
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon52
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,302
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon13
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon12
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed1Uncommon2
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare444
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare12,963
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare1
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare18
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare1,317
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Rare202
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare300
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare674
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Very rare9,692

Herbs (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common89
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common163
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common240
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,697
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,997
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,483
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,202
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,268
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,299
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,849
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare35

Food (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BassBass1Uncommon290
Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms1Uncommon353

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins100–2,000CommonNot sold
Pure essencePure essence(m)15 (noted)Uncommon315
Mithril oreMithril ore2 (noted)Uncommon502
Yew logsYew logs2 (noted)Uncommon530
Weapon poison (1)Weapon poison (1)(m)1Rare10
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 essence1–4Rare4,744–18,976
Fire talismanFire talisman1Very rare2,828
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 sapphire1Common759
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,430
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,468
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,968
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,560–218,240
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,642
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,391
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,459
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare560,655–685,245
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,139
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,051
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,900–1,596,100
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,945
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,175–948,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,925
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,920–1,384,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon984
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon216
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare794,625–1,002,450
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare191,555–241,654
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare70,700–98,980
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,325–32,175
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon175,500–214,500
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,783–33,930
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon311,220–380,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon77,600–426,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,020–19,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon235,620–287,980
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common37,620
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare338,580–413,820
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare928,170–1,134,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,263
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare648,945–793,155
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon406,260–496,540
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,610–421,190
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,220–215,380
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,415–142,285
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon135,688–155,072
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon181,482–207,408
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon543,716
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,560,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,090–11,110
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,020–21,730
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare178,875–218,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,115–35,585
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare530,010–647,790
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

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  • 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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