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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).

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
Ullek 70 Ullek cliffs
POH 70 Player-owned house dungeon
Tarn's Lair 47 Tarn's Lair
77 Tarn's Lair, Chaos Tunnels
Ape Atoll 78 Ape Atoll Dungeon
Barrows 86 Barrows crypts

Quest SkeletonsEdit

Type Combat level Location
Demon Slayer 2 Beneath Varrock Church (during Demon Slayer)
Smoking Kills 9 Catolax's tomb (during Smoking Kills)
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.


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.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common221
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common171
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common34
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common110
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,110
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,737
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,407
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,637
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,668
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare5,453
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,339


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common576
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common37
Iron helmIron helm1Common14
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common10–110
Iron maceIron mace1Common27
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon30
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon7–105
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon17
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare35
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare12


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common216–270
Water runeWater rune2–9Common36–162
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common11–33
Fire runeFire rune2Common158
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common21–525
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,602
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon180–480
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon279–837
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon468
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon496
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare277–13,850

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 2,346 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins1–65CommonNot sold
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon78
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon246
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon216
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare2,270
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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon207
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)1Uncommon79
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)1Uncommon79
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)1Rare56

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 market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common671
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,472
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,137
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,480
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare156,600–191,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,699
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,911
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,268
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare507,060–619,740
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,131
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,389
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,208,160–1,476,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,989
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,835–949,725
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,843
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,111,455–1,358,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,936
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon892
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon633
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare597,285–753,498
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare161,460–203,688
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare56,750–79,450
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon24,165–29,535
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon205,425–251,075
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,309–33,390
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon373,320–456,280
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon70,200–386,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,160–277,640
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,030
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare351,270–429,330
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare931,500–1,138,500
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common41,940
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,100–768,900
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon406,080–496,320
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon303,300–370,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon193,770–236,830
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,915–136,785
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon74,634–85,296
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon93,002–106,288
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon455,272
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,077,920
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common8,550–10,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,030–7,370
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon98,550–120,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,920–31,680
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare547,560–669,240
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.


  • 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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