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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 market price
BonesBones1Always182

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common342
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common174
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common103
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,342
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,154
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,994
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,671
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,738
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,297
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,826

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common644
ChargebowChargebow1Common37
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common26
Iron helmIron helm1Common19
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common7–77
Iron maceIron mace1Common34
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon28
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon7–105
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon20
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare35
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common168–210
Water runeWater rune2–9Common30–135
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common12–36
Fire runeFire rune2Common98
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common16–400
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,437
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon144–384
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon164–492
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon604
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon442
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare348–17,400

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
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.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins1–65CommonNot sold
BucketBucket1Uncommon24
CannonballCannonball3Uncommon900
WheatWheat1Uncommon42
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon92
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon205
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon321
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare2,944
Pot lidPot lid1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1Rare [1]Not sold
Champion's scroll (skeleton)Champion's scroll (skeleton)1Very rare [2]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon218
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)1Uncommon79
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)1Uncommon77
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)1Rare52

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common769
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,444
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,191
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,725
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare167,625–204,875
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,573
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon41,038
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,146
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare591,570–723,030
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,107
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,241
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,308,060–1,598,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,202
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare573,030–955,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,320
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,081
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,894–32,606
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,158,300–1,415,700
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,494
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon622
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon204
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare793,195–1,000,646
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare207,870–262,236
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare73,600–103,040
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon37,125–45,375
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon181,125–221,375
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon33,760–37,980
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon353,340–431,860
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,600–349,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,380–20,020
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon248,400–303,600
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common48,525
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare436,725–533,775
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare995,940–1,217,260
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,074
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare646,110–789,690
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon471,960–576,840
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon331,380–405,020
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon150,885–184,415
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,145–152,955
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon147,966–169,104
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon220,024–251,456
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon608,428
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,865,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,100–9,900
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon90,450–110,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,972–22,878
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare188,325–230,175
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,345–40,755
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare576,990–705,210
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
  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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