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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 (also including the Unholy Cursebearer boss) 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 Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Skeleton Champion, the player must kill skeletons until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop. 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

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.

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always256

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common285
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common271
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common22
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common101
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,162
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,412
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,353
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,328
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare2,991
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,104
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare2,993

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,722
ChargebowChargebow1Common69
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common617
Iron helmIron helm1Common721
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common17–187
Iron maceIron mace1Common808
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon623
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon12–180
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon824
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare1,398
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common360–450
Water runeWater rune2–9Common44–198
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common20–60
Fire runeFire rune2Common132
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common19–475
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,773
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon354–944
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon468–1,404
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon664
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon714
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare135–6,750

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon60
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,101
WheatWheat1Uncommon153
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon23
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon192
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon263
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare2,182
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

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon283
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon348
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon453
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare111
  1. ^ Dropped by Level 45, 77 and 56 skeletons.
  2. ^ 1/5000 drop rate

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 sapphire1Common707
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,158
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,665
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,057
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare137,565–168,135
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,283
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,834
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,892
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare535,140–654,060
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,949
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,027
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,090,980–1,333,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,879
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,185–946,975
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,103
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,542
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,244–25,756
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,072,305–1,310,595
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,318
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,947
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare517,205–652,474
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare158,600–200,080
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare54,550–76,370
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common27,810–33,990
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon240,075–293,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,736–16,564
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare303,480–370,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,800–147,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,750–19,250
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon274,680–335,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,492–42,848
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare361,530–441,870
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,084,230–1,325,170
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,589
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,835–762,465
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon339,030–414,370
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon136,170–166,430
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,190–175,010
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon145,890–178,310
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,862–10,128
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,282–10,608
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon393,328
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare979,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,235–10,065
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon196,200–239,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,288–13,612
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,050–136,950
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,840–41,360
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare379,350–463,650
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon5,678
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*356,731
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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 rare17,837

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.