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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).

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
Ullek 70 Ullek cliffs
POH 70 Player-owned house dungeon
Tarn's Lair 47 Tarn's Lair
77 Tarn's Lair, Chaos Tunnels
Ape Atoll 78 Ape Atoll Dungeon
Barrows 86 Barrows crypts

Quest SkeletonsEdit

Type Combat level Location
Demon Slayer 2 Beneath Varrock Church (during Demon Slayer)
Smoking Kills 9 Catolax's tomb (during Smoking Kills)
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.


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.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common230
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common203
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common142
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,187
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,690
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,757
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,938
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,708
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare4,839
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,771


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common611
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common13
Iron helmIron helm1Common18
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common11–121
Iron maceIron mace1Common31
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon31
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon8–120
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon19
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare47
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common312–390
Water runeWater rune2–9Common40–180
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common15–45
Fire runeFire rune2Common188
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common22–550
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon1,578
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon177–472
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon332–996
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon486
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon458
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare243–12,150

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 2,346 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25Coins1–65CommonNot sold
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon78
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon289
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon253
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare1,614
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
Skeleton Champion's scrollSkeleton Champion's scroll1Very rare[2]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon205
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)1Uncommon71
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)1Uncommon80
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)1Rare59

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 sapphire1Common855
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,409
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,303
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,012
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,540–220,660
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon16,675
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,046
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,782
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare530,190–648,010
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,498
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,279
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,296,720–1,584,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,944
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,160–948,600
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,611
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,216
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,826–27,674
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,143,855–1,398,045
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon50,618
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon762
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon718
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare520,195–656,246
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare133,510–168,428
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,350–56,490
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon23,085–28,215
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,525–282,975
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,045–31,950
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon467,280–571,120
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon76,600–421,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,690
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare357,210–436,590
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare918,630–1,122,770
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,498
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare637,470–779,130
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon409,590–500,610
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon304,830–372,570
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon197,730–241,670
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon115,875–141,625
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon52,444–59,936
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon61,964–70,816
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon404,596
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,539,630
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,715–6,985
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon149,400–182,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,990–34,210
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare553,500–676,500
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.


  • 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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