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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 guam1Common131
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common197
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common95
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,926
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon4,371
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon3,029
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon6,686
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare6,538
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,565
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare4,258

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,411
ChargebowChargebow1Common57
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common315
Iron helmIron helm1Common144
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common21–231
Iron maceIron mace1Common434
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon411
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon17–255
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon437
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare434
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare12

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common444–555
Water runeWater rune2–9Common32–144
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common14–42
Fire runeFire rune2Common178
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common24–600
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon2,280
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon228–608
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon385–1,155
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon716
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon516
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare179–8,950

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon51
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,308
WheatWheat1Uncommon115
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon69
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon307
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon186
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,963
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)1Uncommon179
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon176
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon246
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare80

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common1,004
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,129
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,141
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,758
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare214,110–261,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,042
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,091
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,539
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare609,255–744,645
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,887
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,544
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,242,000–1,518,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare940
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,396
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,940–934,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,862
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,613
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,374–27,126
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,045,575–1,277,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,406
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,197
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare500,500–631,400
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare146,965–185,402
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,075–68,705
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,496–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,020–371,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon212,580–259,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,214–44,816
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,135–462,165
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare995,580–1,216,820
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,493
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,395–760,705
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon443,520–542,080
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon477,900–584,100
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon278,325–340,175
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,450–209,550
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,262–11,728
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,232–9,408
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon381,548
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,521,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,620–12,980
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon147,600–180,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,275–49,225
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare663,390–810,810
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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