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This article is about the generic skeleton. For others, see Skeleton (disambiguation).
This article is about the the standard variant. For the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Skeleton (Daemonheim).
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Skeletons are a common undead monster found all over Gielinor. Like zombies, they are the result of a necromancer reanimating the bodies of the dead. As such, they are the commonly found in tombs, graveyards and dungeons.

They are generally weak to magic, with most skeletons being especially vulnerable to earth or water spells. A salve amulet or salve amulet (e) will provide a damage and accuracy boost of +15% and +20% respectively against skeletons and other undead.

Varieties, Combat Levels and LocationsEdit

Skeletons are one of the most common enemies in the game. Unlike most enemies, skeletons wildly differ in stats, combat levels and locations. The table below lists the known locations and combat levels of all monsters named "Skeleton", and also provides links to the skeletons with separate articles.

Standard SkeletonsEdit

Type Combat level Location
Lumbridge Catacombs 15 Lumbridge Catacombs
Generic 15 Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Taverley Dungeon, Edgeville Dungeon, North of Edgeville, Steel Mine, Digsite Dungeon/Senntisten Temple, Ogre Enclave, Draynor Sewers
16 Edgeville Dungeon, Varrock Sewers
32 Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Crandor, Taverley Dungeon, Edgeville Dungeon, Varrock Sewers, Steel Mine, Bone yard, Wilderness Agility Course, Draynor Sewers, Underground Pass, Temple of Ikov
58 Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Yanille Dungeon, Edgeville Dungeon, Waterfall Dungeon, Temple of Ikov
43 Stronghold of Security fourth floor, Wilderness Volcano
30
47
49
51
53
54
Ullek 70 Ullek cliffs
POH 70 Player-owned house dungeon
Tarn's Lair 47 Tarn's Lair
70
71
72
79
77 Tarn's Lair, Chaos Tunnels
Ape Atoll 78 Ape Atoll Dungeon
Barrows 86 Barrows crypts
88

Quest SkeletonsEdit

Type Combat level Location
Demon Slayer 2 Beneath Varrock Church (during Demon Slayer)
Smoking Kills 9 Catolax's tomb (during Smoking Kills)
11
12
Draynor Manor 11 Draynor Manor
Melzar's Maze 12 Melzar's Maze
Thok Your Block Off 56 Daemonheim (during Thok Your Block Off)

Slayer alternativesEdit

Any monsters named "skeleton", with the exception of guard skeletons in a player-owned house and the Skeletons found in Daemonheim and Sinkholes, may be killed to complete a slayer assignment. The following alternatives are also available:

Banking tipsEdit

Many skeleton locations are far from banks. For players wishing to slay skeletons and bank their drops, consider the following:

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Skeletons are one of the races who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge activity. To fight the Skeleton Champion, the player must kill skeletons until one drops a Champion scroll, which is a very rare (1 in 5000). Obtaining the scroll usually takes several hours of dedicated skeleton hunting, therefore it is advice to kill lower level skeletons to increase the kill rate as much as possible.

DropsEdit

Note: Items marked "(m)" are members-only.
Note:This drop table is an amalgamation of different varieties of skeleton, and doesn't necessarily give a good indication of what a particular skeleton will drop.

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always152

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common222
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common187
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common45
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common156
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon3,032
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon2,581
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon4,837
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon6,172
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare5,480
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare5,647
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare5,921

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,131
ChargebowChargebow1Common96
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common78
Iron helmIron helm1Common38
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common13–143
Iron maceIron mace1Common44
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon60
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon10–150
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon48
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare149
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare16

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common540–675
Water runeWater rune2–9Common42–189
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common18–54
Fire runeFire rune2Common332
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common15–375
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,785
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon276–736
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon299–897
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon534
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon560
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare246–12,300

Charms (m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
89–91%5–6%0.6–1.2%2–3%0.7–1.4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 2,346 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins1–65Common1–65
BucketBucket1Uncommon30
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon2,094
WheatWheat1Uncommon73
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon77
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon466
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon243
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare2,371
Pot lidPot lid(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)(m)1Rare[1]Not sold
Skeleton Champion's scrollSkeleton Champion's scroll(m)1Very rare[2]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon200
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon77
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon91
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare61

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 price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,212
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,039
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,592
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common6,284
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare282,780–345,620
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,330
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common31,327
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,205
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare639,225–781,275
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,641
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,775
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,338,300–1,635,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,390
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,922
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,830–948,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,323
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,990
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,967–21,783
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,133,865–1,385,835
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare79,808
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,411
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare898
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare662,350–835,580
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare178,100–224,680
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare59,275–82,985
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common18,225–22,275
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon234,900–287,100
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon27,887–31,770
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare554,940–678,260
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon84,600–465,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,670–17,930
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon206,640–252,560
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common55,710
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare501,390–612,810
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare844,650–1,032,350
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common41,640
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,600–763,400
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon476,640–582,560
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon345,960–422,840
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon245,700–300,300
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon165,825–202,675
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon44,562–50,928
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon44,646–51,024
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon330,672
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare897,540
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon130,050–158,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon16,728–20,172
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare166,050–202,950
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,925–36,575
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare605,880–740,520
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
  1. ^ Dropped by Level 45, 77 and 56 skeletons.
  2. ^ Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.

TriviaEdit

  • As of 9 November 2009, various skeletons' combat animations and sounds have been reworked.
  • The level 58 skeletons in the Crandor and Karamja Dungeon are bigger than the other skeletons.
  • The skeletons in the Barrows did not drop the champion scroll for several years. This bug was eventually fixed.
  • When in a player-owned-house oubliette or dungeon when building mode is on, they are called Bones.
  • In the Hallowe'en 2011 event the player has to choose a skeleton to represent Pestilence in statue form.
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