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Skeletons are skeletal apes that are found in the Ape Atoll Dungeon. Due to their aggressiveness they are a common target for rangers using grey and red chinchompas and mages using burst and barrage spells to train on.

They are a form of Undead, meaning players can equip a Salve amulet (or Salve amulet (e)), if wishing to train Melee on them.

It is worth noting that Skeletons (Ape Atoll) have the tendency of spawning from the bones they drop. To prevent an overflow of extra skeletons, they will disappear into a pile of burning bones after a short while. When they respawn, they do so with an animation of them coming out of the ground, this is unique among other monsters. The bones cannot be taken away from Ape Atoll, and when teleporting out a message appears saying 'The skeleton bones you are carrying crumble to dust'. Ashes are then left in your inventory.

The bones were not originally able to be crushed for Prayer experience by the Bonecrusher, but a small update made it possible to do so. However, it is still not recommended to crush the bones since the skeletons spawn from them.

StrategiesEdit

Red chinchompa Ranged training methodEdit

Prior to EoC, the Red chinchompa method was one of the fastest ranged methods available. Afterwards, this method is no longer viable due to a combination of the ineffectiveness of chins, the monkeys being weak to Magic and not Ranged, and Protection prayers being only half effective. Even with high level gear and 90+ Ranged, this method is now about 250k XP/hr with legacy.

Ice Burst/Barrage Magic training methodEdit

As well as training range these skeletons are also decent for training magic. The only down side is is that once the first few die off, there are less to kill so your experience per hit gets lower, costing you more time and money, not to mention the fact that they have to be re-lured each time. Ape Atoll skeletons are a much better option for purely training magic because they always spawn back where they die, and if enough are lured or are with a few people, there are constantly 10+ skeletons on the pile. This means no luring is necessary, and the area-of-effect attacks are always hitting 9 at a time.

Equipment:

An expensive but more effective inventory (recommended):

A cheap but less effective inventory:

Note: You may use Ice barrage instead of Blood burst/Ice burst for increased experience gains but do note that this is much more expensive per cast than the aforementioned spells. If you will be using Ice barrage, the runes you will need are the same as Ice burst except you will need blood runes instead of death runes.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bones Bones (Ape Atoll) 1 1 Always Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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