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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
BonesBones1Always128

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common309
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common192
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common42
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common117
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,678
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,516
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,850
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,552
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare6,308
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,752
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,797

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common591
ChargebowChargebow1Common41
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common25
Iron helmIron helm1Common17
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common8–88
Iron maceIron mace1Common21
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon29
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon9–135
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon17
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare26
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common216–270
Water runeWater rune2–9Common38–171
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common13–39
Fire runeFire rune2Common150
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common20–500
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon2,244
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon174–464
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon284–852
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon492
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon496
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare293–14,650

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon31
CannonballCannonball3Uncommon1,026
WheatWheat1Uncommon35
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon74
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon243
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon249
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare3,271
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)1Uncommon177
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)1Uncommon81
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)1Uncommon83
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)1Rare54

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 sapphire1Common880
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,535
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,476
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,305
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare193,725–236,775
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,732
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,670
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,242
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare595,890–728,310
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,401
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,394
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,293,120–1,580,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,852
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,780–946,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,431
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,960
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,123,605–1,373,295
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,006
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon879
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon515
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare819,065–1,033,282
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare235,755–297,414
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare81,775–114,485
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,325–32,175
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon205,650–251,350
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon356,760–436,040
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon72,600–399,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,680–16,720
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon235,620–287,980
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,050
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare414,450–506,550
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare913,050–1,115,950
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,108
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,620–771,980
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon515,970–630,630
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon376,110–459,690
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,915–213,785
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon122,850–150,150
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon101,668–116,192
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon122,976–140,544
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon388,804
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,509,880
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,660–8,140
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon82,800–101,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,892–17,958
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare147,825–180,675
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,815–38,885
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare619,110–756,690
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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