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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
BonesBones1Always190

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common100
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common129
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common34
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common79
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,393
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon4,163
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,604
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon6,369
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare5,919
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,639
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,805

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common929
ChargebowChargebow1Common62
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common346
Iron helmIron helm1Common90
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common16–176
Iron maceIron mace1Common265
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon367
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon16–240
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon452
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare428
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare12

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common240–300
Water runeWater rune2–9Common22–99
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common10–30
Fire runeFire rune2Common130
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common15–375
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon2,184
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon225–600
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon354–1,062
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon698
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon458
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare155–7,750

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon37
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,656
WheatWheat1Uncommon103
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon58
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon367
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon189
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,905
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)1Uncommon167
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon141
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon192
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare77

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth 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 sapphire1Common1,000
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,019
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,497
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,828
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,260–265,540
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,109
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,547
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,900
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare625,500–764,500
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,548
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,570
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,239,840–1,515,360
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare955
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,185
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,775–929,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,821
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,900
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,532–22,468
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,535–1,326,765
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare73,982
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare968
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare907
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare458,965–579,002
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare128,895–162,606
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare47,625–66,675
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common12,825–15,675
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon228,825–279,675
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,504–34,380
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare288,900–353,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon31,400–172,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,070–13,530
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon173,880–212,520
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common38,654–44,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare372,735–455,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare951,750–1,163,250
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,826
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,390–766,810
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon496,620–606,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon399,420–488,180
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon261,540–319,660
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon148,230–181,170
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon12,726–14,544
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,370–15,280
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon362,408
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,203,280
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,330–15,070
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon144,000–176,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,288–13,612
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,050–136,950
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,595–43,505
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare602,100–735,900
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.
Facts about "Skeleton"RDF feed
All Combat level15 +, 16 +, 32 +, 43 +, 46 +, 47 +, 49 +, 51 +, 53 +, 54 +, 58 + and 70 +
Combat level15 +, 16 +, 32 +, 43 +, 46 +, 47 +, 49 +, 51 +, 53 +, 54 +, 58 + and 70 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Staff of air", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Chargebow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron dagger", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Bronze arrow", "quantity": [1,11], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron mace", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron hatchet", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron arrow", "quantity": [1,15], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron sword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron scimitar", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Steel arrow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Air rune", "quantity": [12,15], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Water rune", "quantity": [2,9], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Earth rune", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Fire rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Mind rune", "quantity": [1,25], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Mud rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Chaos rune", "quantity": [3,8], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Nature rune", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cosmic rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Law rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Death rune", "quantity": [1,50], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [1,65], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Bucket", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cannonball", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Wheat", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Tin ore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron ore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Bronze bar", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fire talisman", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Pot lid", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Clue scroll (medium)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Skeleton Champion's scroll", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Attack potion (3)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Agility potion (2)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Antipoison (3)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fishing potion (1)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy lantadyme +, Staff of air +, Chargebow +, Iron dagger +, Iron helm +, Bronze arrow +, Iron mace +, Iron hatchet +, Iron arrow +, Iron sword +, Iron scimitar +, Steel arrow +, Air rune +, Water rune +, Earth rune +, Fire rune +, Mind rune +, Mud rune +, Chaos rune +, Nature rune +, Cosmic rune +, Law rune +, Death rune +, Coins +, Bucket +, Cannonball +, Wheat +, Tin ore +, Iron ore +, Bronze bar +, Fire talisman +, Pot lid +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Clue scroll (medium) +, Skeleton Champion's scroll +, Starved ancient effigy +, Attack potion (3) +, Agility potion (2) +, Antipoison (3) +, Fishing potion (1) + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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