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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 magical attack, with most skeletons being especially vulnerable to Earth or Water spells. A Salve amulet or Salve amulet (e) provide a Strength and accuracy boost of +15% and +20% respectively against Skeletons.

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
BonesBones1Always168

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common397
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common178
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common115
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,168
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,721
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon5,501
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,238
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,527
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,555
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,765

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common585
ChargebowChargebow1Common101
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common35
Iron helmIron helm1Common20
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common7–77
Iron maceIron mace1Common40
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon30
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon7–105
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon21
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare32
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common288–360
Water runeWater rune2–9Common42–189
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common14–42
Fire runeFire rune2Common122
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common13–325
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,830
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon147–392
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon296–888
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon448
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon680
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare334–16,700

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon39
CannonballCannonball3Uncommon1,248
WheatWheat1Uncommon45
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon73
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon270
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon228
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare4,188
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)1Uncommon95
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)1Uncommon100
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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,177
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,041
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,137
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,494–302,170
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,028
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,751
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,934–766,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,856
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,509
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,387,620–1,695,980
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,103
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,265
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,991
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,120,095–1,369,005
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon70,436
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon946,725–1,194,330
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon309,725–390,730
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon104,700–146,580
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon585
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon300
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon45,900–56,100
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,675–308,825
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon36,960–41,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon389,880–476,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon59,400–326,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,160–24,640
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,580–281,820
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common42,990
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare386,910–472,890
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare952,740–1,164,460
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,639
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,585–781,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon638,640–780,560
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon409,320–500,280
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon235,890–288,310
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon187,155–228,745
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon233,968–267,392
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon322,196–368,224
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon562,792
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,339,110
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon34,650–42,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,005–15,895
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,800–123,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,400–247,500
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,830–53,570
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon656,640–802,560
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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