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Armoured zombies are undead monsters that are encountered during the Defender of Varrock, Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The World Wakes, Dishonour among Thieves and Dimension of Disaster quests and other locations, see below. The attack style of the zombie can be identified by the colour of the crest on its helmet. Armoured zombies with yellow crests on their helmets use Melee, and those with blue crests use Ranged. Some of these wield scimitars and the others wield thrownaxes.


  • Since 1 February 2011, armoured zombies can no longer be reached by going through the Wilderness. Instead, one must get Hartwin to teleport him or her to a safe version of the wilderness, where armoured zombies can be fought by going down the trapdoor to the Chaos Temple Dungeon.
  • Armoured zombies are encountered in Varrock during the Defender of Varrock quest, but these only give 10 experience per kill and have no drops. They do leave behind a "red mist". During the Defender of Varrock quest, this "red mist" must be captured in bottles, making Bottle of mist, used to open doors further into the dungeon, and after this quest they have no use.
  • There is one Armoured zombie outside of Zemouregal's fort in The North, but this does not have the usual drops.
  • Sharathteerk summons Armoured zombies to aid him during Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
  • Zemouregal summons Armoured zombies to aid him during The World Wakes.
  • Armoured zombies are encountered underneath Zemouregal's fort during Dimension of Disaster
  • Armoured zombies can be found on the first floor of New Varrock palace in Dimension of Disaster, these drop red mist like the ones in Defender of Varrock. This mist can be gathered in regular vials however.


As armoured zombies are classed as undead creatures, a salve amulet/(e) is useful for fighting them. The amulet can also be used alongside a full slayer helmet or its components.

Due to the convenience of an altar above the location of armoured zombies, combat-boosting prayers such as Turmoil, Leech curses, Chivalry or Piety may be used to increase the experience yield.

To maximize profits when killing these zombies, players should pick up most of the stackable/noted drops which include charms, types of planks, pure essence and Blood Runes, but not mithril arrows or eyes of newt. For maximum experience per hour, players should not bury bones (unless using a Bonecrusher) or bother with herbs (unless using Herbicide), but may pick up the valuable herbs and other worthy drops like key halves (rare).


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 39,194 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons, armour and ammunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow4Uncommon88
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon54
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon2,516
Rune full helmRune full helm1Very rare20,216


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Cosmic runeCosmic rune6Uncommon1,554
Chaos runeChaos rune12Uncommon792
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,062
Blood runeBlood rune3Uncommon1,131
Death runeDeath rune3Uncommon738


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon233
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon202
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon149
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon53
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,249
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,668
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,535
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,828
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,002
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,652
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon4,817


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50–2,500Common50–2,500
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20CommonNot sold
Pure essencePure essence3–16 (noted)Common87–464
Zombie boneZombie bone1CommonNot sold
Eye of newtEye of newt1–4 (noted)Uncommon6–24
PlankPlank9 (noted)Uncommon2,475
Oak plankOak plank5 (noted)Uncommon1,530
Fishing baitFishing bait7Uncommon35
Teak plankTeak plank2 (noted)Uncommon1,202
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Zombie Champion's scrollZombie Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very 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; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common827
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,337
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,242
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,958
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,110–217,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,583
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,818
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,995
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare539,775–659,725
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,591
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,333
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,000–1,606,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,882
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,230–947,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,902
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,102
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,114,560–1,362,240
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon784
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon738
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare527,345–665,266
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare132,535–167,198
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,875–58,625
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,700–289,300
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon495,900–606,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,200–452,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon247,680–302,720
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,455
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare912,870–1,115,730
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,942
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,130–787,270
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon418,950–512,050
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon296,640–362,560
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon183,690–224,510
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,430–156,970
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,998–53,712
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,462–72,528
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,288
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,418,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,450–11,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,985–7,315
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon162,450–198,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,280–17,220
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,750–173,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,045–33,055
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare556,470–680,130
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

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


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