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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
The Arc Varies Uncharted Isles

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
BonesBones1Always187

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common101
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common117
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common74
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,718
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,255
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon3,797
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,910
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare6,094
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare4,351
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare4,613

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,063
ChargebowChargebow1Common61
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common364
Iron helmIron helm1Common71
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common15–165
Iron maceIron mace1Common202
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon312
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon17–255
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon408
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare421
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare15

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common396–495
Water runeWater rune2–9Common34–153
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common13–39
Fire runeFire rune2Common162
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common15–375
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon2,541
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon213–568
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon394–1,182
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon818
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon466
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare171–8,550

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon54
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,623
WheatWheat1Uncommon90
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon54
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon362
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon190
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare2,327
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)1Uncommon170
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon137
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon172
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare73

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 sapphire1Common1,064
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,058
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,652
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,485
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare201,825–246,675
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,178
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,471
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,937
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare627,165–766,535
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,650
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,894
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,271,340–1,553,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare960
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon36,793
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare551,895–919,825
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,470
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,109
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,064,070–1,300,530
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,528
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,377
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare875
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare512,720–646,816
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare157,365–198,522
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare58,175–81,445
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon247,500–302,500
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,460–30,150
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare343,800–420,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,000–198,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,690–15,510
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon188,460–230,340
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,200–44,800
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,000–462,000
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare994,590–1,215,610
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,534
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare638,010–779,790
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon490,050–598,950
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon358,290–437,910
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon270,180–330,220
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,755–189,145
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,384–15,296
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,266–16,304
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon316,500
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,362,960
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,140–16,060
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,900–265,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,580–15,170
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,875–152,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,770–49,830
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare655,560–801,240
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.
Facts about "Skeleton"RDF feed
All Combat level15 +, 16 +, 32 +, 43 +, 46 +, 47 +, 49 +, 51 +, 53 +, 54 +, 58 + and 70 +
Combat level15 +, 16 +, 32 +, 43 +, 46 +, 47 +, 49 +, 51 +, 53 +, 54 +, 58 + and 70 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "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": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Staff of air", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Chargebow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron dagger", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Bronze arrow", "quantity": [1,11], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron mace", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron hatchet", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron arrow", "quantity": [1,15], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron sword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron scimitar", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Steel arrow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Air rune", "quantity": [12,15], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Water rune", "quantity": [2,9], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Earth rune", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Fire rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Mind rune", "quantity": [1,25], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Mud rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Chaos rune", "quantity": [3,8], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Nature rune", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cosmic rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Law rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Death rune", "quantity": [1,50], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [1,65], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Bucket", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cannonball", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Wheat", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Tin ore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron ore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Bronze bar", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fire talisman", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Pot lid", "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": "Clue scroll (medium)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Skeleton Champion's scroll", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Attack potion (3)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Agility potion (2)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Antipoison (3)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fishing potion (1)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy lantadyme +, Staff of air +, Chargebow +, Iron dagger +, Iron helm +, Bronze arrow +, Iron mace +, Iron hatchet +, Iron arrow +, Iron sword +, Iron scimitar +, Steel arrow +, Air rune +, Water rune +, Earth rune +, Fire rune +, Mind rune +, Mud rune +, Chaos rune +, Nature rune +, Cosmic rune +, Law rune +, Death rune +, Coins +, Bucket +, Cannonball +, Wheat +, Tin ore +, Iron ore +, Bronze bar +, Fire talisman +, Pot lid +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Clue scroll (medium) +, Skeleton Champion's scroll +, Starved ancient effigy +, Attack potion (3) +, Agility potion (2) +, Antipoison (3) +, Fishing potion (1) + 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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