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This article is about the generic skeleton. For others, see Skeleton (disambiguation).
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Skeleton (Dungeoneering).
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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 price
BonesBones1Always163

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common118
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common121
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common99
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,303
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon2,003
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,518
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon4,560
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare4,336
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,620
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,419

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common778
ChargebowChargebow1Common250
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common208
Iron helmIron helm1Common70
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common11–121
Iron maceIron mace1Common96
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon156
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon12–180
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon276
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare394
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare14

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common228–285
Water runeWater rune2–9Common22–99
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common10–30
Fire runeFire rune2Common144
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common15–375
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,866
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon171–456
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon377–1,131
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon714
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon420
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare187–9,350

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon61
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,485
WheatWheat1Uncommon96
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon62
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon327
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon196
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,608
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)1Uncommon157
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon106
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon149
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare70

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 sapphire1Common908
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,593
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,892
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,526
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare158,670–193,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common14,571
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,284
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,875
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare579,375–708,125
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,286
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,704
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,241,100–1,516,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare955
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,656
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,840–941,400
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,675
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,832
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common16,272–19,728
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,020–1,328,580
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,185
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare930
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare933
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare419,575–529,310
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare113,750–143,500
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,200–56,280
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon199,575–243,925
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon27,018–30,780
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare334,260–408,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon41,800–229,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,510–15,290
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon158,760–194,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common35,448–40,512
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare341,820–417,780
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare918,450–1,122,550
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,373
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,595–758,505
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon372,420–455,180
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon278,100–339,900
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,670–215,930
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon141,345–172,755
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,434–16,496
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,106–17,264
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon280,548
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare807,760
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,650–9,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,465–15,235
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon163,350–199,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,090–33,110
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare549,990–672,210
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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