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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
BonesBones1Always250

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common293
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common213
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common28
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common80
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon3,320
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,106
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,855
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon4,884
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare3,691
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,602
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,109

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,996
ChargebowChargebow1Common45
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common480
Iron helmIron helm1Common352
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common13–143
Iron maceIron mace1Common503
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon497
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon11–165
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon525
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare993
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare14

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common708–885
Water runeWater rune2–9Common46–207
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common20–60
Fire runeFire rune2Common224
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common19–475
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,782
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon294–784
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon418–1,254
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon542
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon736
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare173–8,650

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon40
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon903
WheatWheat1Uncommon118
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon52
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon215
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon226
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare972
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)1Uncommon183
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon250
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon199
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare95

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 sapphire1Common1,011
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,031
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,164
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,740
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare168,300–205,700
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,830
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,418
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,374
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare511,830–625,570
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,865
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,974
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,169,640–1,429,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,646
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,690–941,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,941
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,544
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common35,369–42,881
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,073,925–1,312,575
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,459
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,489
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare340,795–429,926
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare89,700–113,160
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare24,300–34,020
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common22,680–27,720
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon277,425–339,075
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon16,848–21,060
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare259,020–316,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,100–20,900
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon250,740–306,460
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common41,972–47,968
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare404,730–494,670
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,053,090–1,287,110
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,703
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare625,545–764,555
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon356,130–435,270
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon298,620–364,980
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon282,375–345,125
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon197,865–241,835
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,892–12,448
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,702–11,088
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon428,304
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,846,990
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon226,800–277,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,325–43,175
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare455,220–556,380
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,899
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*173,827
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
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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