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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
BonesBones1Always182

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common110
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common152
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common87
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,782
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon2,354
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,702
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,207
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare4,857
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,639
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,285

EquipmentEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common771
ChargebowChargebow1Common191
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common268
Iron helmIron helm1Common47
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common13–143
Iron maceIron mace1Common138
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon252
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon15–225
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon325
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare440
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common240–300
Water runeWater rune2–9Common22–99
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common10–30
Fire runeFire rune2Common156
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common13–325
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon2,106
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon189–504
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon385–1,155
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon592
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon400
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare172–8,600

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
BucketBucket1Uncommon101
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,299
WheatWheat1Uncommon104
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon63
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon319
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon182
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,785
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)1Uncommon166
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon122
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon170
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 sapphire1Common888
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,785
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,221
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,785
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare170,325–208,175
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,466
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,634
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,569
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare565,605–691,295
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,779
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,087
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,231,560–1,505,240
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,631
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,465–940,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,800
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,519
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,436–23,564
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,096,740–1,340,460
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare70,854
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare962
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,214
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare449,540–567,112
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare114,010–143,828
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare44,625–62,475
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,500–247,500
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,840–30,600
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,580–380,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon38,400–211,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon129,240–157,960
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common34,034–38,896
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare328,185–401,115
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare991,890–1,212,310
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,412
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,180–759,220
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon419,130–512,270
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon235,980–288,420
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,015–179,685
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon12,796–14,624
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,936–14,784
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon266,124
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,005,350
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,475–14,025
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,000–209,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon10,880–13,120
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare108,000–132,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon30,825–37,675
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare564,840–690,360
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.
Facts about "Skeleton"RDF feed
All Combat level15 +, 16 +, 32 +, 43 +, 46 +, 47 +, 49 +, 51 +, 53 +, 54 +, 58 + and 70 +
Combat level15 +, 16 +, 32 +, 43 +, 46 +, 47 +, 49 +, 51 +, 53 +, 54 +, 58 + and 70 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Staff of air", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Chargebow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron dagger", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Bronze arrow", "quantity": [1,11], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron mace", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron hatchet", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron arrow", "quantity": [1,15], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron sword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron scimitar", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Steel arrow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Air rune", "quantity": [12,15], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Water rune", "quantity": [2,9], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Earth rune", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Fire rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Mind rune", "quantity": [1,25], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Mud rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Chaos rune", "quantity": [3,8], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Nature rune", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cosmic rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Law rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Death rune", "quantity": [1,50], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [1,65], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Bucket", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cannonball", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Wheat", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Tin ore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron ore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Bronze bar", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fire talisman", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Pot lid", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Clue scroll (medium)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Skeleton Champion's scroll", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Attack potion (3)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Agility potion (2)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Antipoison (3)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fishing potion (1)", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy lantadyme +, Staff of air +, Chargebow +, Iron dagger +, Iron helm +, Bronze arrow +, Iron mace +, Iron hatchet +, Iron arrow +, Iron sword +, Iron scimitar +, Steel arrow +, Air rune +, Water rune +, Earth rune +, Fire rune +, Mind rune +, Mud rune +, Chaos rune +, Nature rune +, Cosmic rune +, Law rune +, Death rune +, Coins +, Bucket +, Cannonball +, Wheat +, Tin ore +, Iron ore +, Bronze bar +, Fire talisman +, Pot lid +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Clue scroll (medium) +, Skeleton Champion's scroll +, Starved ancient effigy +, Attack potion (3) +, Agility potion (2) +, Antipoison (3) +, Fishing potion (1) + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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