This article is about the generic skeleton. For other uses, see Skeleton (disambiguation).
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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
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
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)
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.


Items marked "(m)" are members-only.

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 price


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common282
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common294
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common76
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,272
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,080
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,554
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon4,985
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare2,920
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,136
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare2,864


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common2,251
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common664
Iron helmIron helm1Common746
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common18–198
Iron maceIron mace1Common799
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon716
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon12–180
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon822
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare1,460
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common432–540
Water runeWater rune2–9Common54–243
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common20–60
Fire runeFire rune2Common140
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common19–475
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon2,001
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon327–872
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon473–1,419
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon530
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon622
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare146–7,300

Charms (m)Edit

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 price
Coins 25Coins1–65Common1–65
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon26
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon199
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon227
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,540
Pot lidPot lid(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (medium)Sealed 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


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon243
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon315
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon393
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare102

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common885
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,048
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,844
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,614
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare162,630–198,770
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,967
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common21,105
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,722
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare527,490–644,710
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,908
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,867
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,104,660–1,350,140
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,639
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,585–940,975
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,160
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,595
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,781–32,469
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,059,750–1,295,250
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,461
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,432
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare410,800–518,240
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare115,960–146,288
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,500–53,900
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,970–36,630
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon266,850–326,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,668–16,482
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare321,840–393,360
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,300–18,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon216,720–264,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,816–45,504
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare383,940–469,260
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,082,880–1,323,520
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,060
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,900–771,100
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon341,550–417,450
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon181,620–221,980
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon190,800–233,200
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon169,650–207,350
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,296–10,624
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,800–11,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon438,480
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,048,570
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,750–19,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon213,300–260,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,840–41,360
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare389,880–476,520
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,615
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*268,789
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare37,153
  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.