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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 advised 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
BonesBones1Always234

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common147
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common192
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common36
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common84
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon3,432
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,296
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,129
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,389
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare4,923
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,647
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,609

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,355
ChargebowChargebow1Common68
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common443
Iron helmIron helm1Common280
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common15–165
Iron maceIron mace1Common458
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon358
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon12–180
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon465
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare609
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare12

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common540–675
Water runeWater rune2–9Common56–252
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common23–69
Fire runeFire rune2Common208
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common19–475
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,752
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon330–880
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon419–1,257
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon624
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon730
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare167–8,350

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon31
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,020
WheatWheat1Uncommon103
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon43
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon223
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon182
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,324
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)1Uncommon172
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon227
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon228
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare88

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common950
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,956
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,428
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,126
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare185,670–226,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,337
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,639
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,860
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare533,700–652,300
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,156
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,343
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,286
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,290–932,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare70,479
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,062
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,340–1,267,860
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare928
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,125
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare348,205–439,274
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare121,095–152,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,100–46,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,575–23,925
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon317,475–388,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,216–34,020
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,720–363,880
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,400–183,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon184,500–225,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,848–42,112
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare355,320–434,280
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare976,590–1,193,610
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,400
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,000–759,000
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,950–358,050
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon286,290–349,910
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,220–270,380
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,618–18,992
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,284–20,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon431,612
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,799,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,815–16,885
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,060–47,740
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare588,600–719,400
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,805
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*277,741
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*39,178,913
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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