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This article is about the generic skeleton. For others, see Skeleton (disambiguation).
This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Skeleton (Daemonheim).
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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

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 market price
BonesBones1Always208

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common235
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common154
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common83
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,314
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,957
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,637
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,395
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,512
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,249
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,892

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common625
ChargebowChargebow1Common32
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common19
Iron helmIron helm1Common13
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common10–110
Iron maceIron mace1Common18
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon31
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon6–90
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon21
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare38
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare12

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common180–225
Water runeWater rune2–9Common40–180
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common14–42
Fire runeFire rune2Common78
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common22–550
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,488
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon144–384
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon229–687
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon462
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon552
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare359–17,950

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
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 market price
Coins 25Coins1–65CommonNot sold
BucketBucket1Uncommon36
CannonballCannonball3Uncommon966
WheatWheat1Uncommon42
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon80
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon212
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon264
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare2,825
Pot lidPot lid1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)1Rare[1]Not sold
Champion's scroll (skeleton)Champion's scroll (skeleton)1Very rare[2]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon187
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)1Uncommon69
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)1Uncommon76
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)1Rare52

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common696
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,443
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,472
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,050
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,782
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,712
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,319
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare554,355–677,545
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,281
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,817
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,540–1,595,660
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare815
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,980
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,700–949,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,923
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,863
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,391–28,359
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,134,405–1,386,495
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon984
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon222
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare767,130–967,764
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare179,075–225,910
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare70,625–98,875
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon27,135–33,165
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon179,100–218,900
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon30,257–34,470
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon316,260–386,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon77,600–426,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,750–19,250
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon231,120–282,480
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common36,675
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare330,075–403,425
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare929,160–1,135,640
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,032
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare645,480–788,920
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon403,650–493,350
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon341,730–417,670
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,595–230,505
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,660–140,140
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon133,532–152,608
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon173,754–198,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon511,084
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,572,810
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,600–15,400
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,090–11,110
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon86,400–105,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,884–21,566
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare177,525–216,975
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,160–35,640
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,480–667,920
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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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