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For the monsters on Uncharted Isles, see Armoured zombie (Uncharted Isles).
RangedMeleeRitual of the MahjarratThe World WakesDishonour among ThievesDimension of Disaster
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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. As of March 2016 if you are taken there by Hartwin the zombies aren't aggressive and it counts as wilderness again.
  • 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 price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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Based on a sample of 39,194 kills.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow4Uncommon88
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon856
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon5,608
Rune full helmRune full helm1Very rare19,713
Cosmic runeCosmic rune6Uncommon2,532
Chaos runeChaos rune12Uncommon840
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,314
Blood runeBlood rune3Uncommon1,446
Death runeDeath rune3Uncommon501
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon93
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon124
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon86
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon37
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,527
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,871
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,467
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,790
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,006
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,558
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,434
Coins 1000Coins50–2,500Common50–2,500
Pure essencePure essence3–16 (noted)Common78–416
Zombie boneZombie bone1CommonNot sold
Eye of newtEye of newt1–4 (noted)Uncommon10–40
Oak plankOak plank(noted)Uncommon2,390
Fishing baitFishing bait7Uncommon42
Teak plankTeak plank(noted)Uncommon1,304
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
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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common850
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,616
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,655
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,968
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,560–218,240
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,412
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,312
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,007
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare540,315–660,385
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,453
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,445
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,259,640–1,539,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,626
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,390–940,650
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,603
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,659
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,549–23,701
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,074,465–1,313,235
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare69,802
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,172
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare378,950–478,060
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,775–142,270
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,550–53,970
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon234,900–287,100
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,288–34,110
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,100–361,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,200–199,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,680–16,720
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon225,720–275,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,054–37,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare318,735–389,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,031,670–1,260,930
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,826
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,390–766,810
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,360–473,440
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon341,370–417,230
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon235,665–288,035
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon144,990–177,210
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,328–15,232
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,286–15,184
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon483,020
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,620,690
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,675–11,825
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon172,350–210,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,784–15,416
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare126,900–155,100
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,340–35,860
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,050–697,950
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


Facts about "Armoured zombie"RDF feed
All Combat level86 +, 91 +, 46 +, 84 + and 42 +
Combat level86 +, 91 +, 46 +, 84 + and 42 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Mithril arrow", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Steel mace", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Adamant kiteshield", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Rune full helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Cosmic rune", "quantity": [6,6], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Chaos rune", "quantity": [12,12], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Nature rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Blood rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Death rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [50,2500], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Pure essence", "quantity": [3,16], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Zombie bone", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Eye of newt", "quantity": [1,4], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Plank", "quantity": [9,9], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Oak plank", "quantity": [5,5], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fishing bait", "quantity": [7,7], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Teak plank", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Rare drop table", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Zombie Champion's scroll", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Court summons", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Mithril arrow +, Steel mace +, Adamant kiteshield +, Rune full helm +, Cosmic rune +, Chaos rune +, Nature rune +, Blood rune +, Death rune +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Coins +, Pure essence +, Zombie bone +, Eye of newt +, Plank +, Oak plank +, Fishing bait +, Teak plank +, Rare drop table +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Zombie Champion's scroll +, Court summons +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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