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The Skeleton thug can be found wandering around the Ancient Cavern. It is one of the weaker monsters in the Ancient Cavern.

As with all undead, they are weak to the Salve amulet as well as the Salve amulet (e).


Ancient Cavern


100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price

Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Common1,771
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon1,154
Steel scimitarSteel scimitar1Uncommon1,971
Steel hastaSteel hasta1Uncommon159
Yew shortbowYew shortbow1Uncommon597
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow20Uncommon280
Silver bolts 5Silver bolts5Uncommon130
Mithril grappleMithril grapple2Uncommon4,000
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Rare6,241
Rune scimitarRune scimitar1Rare14,730
Steel dartSteel dart10Rare170
Steel knifeSteel knife10Rare1,480
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow5Rare250
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Uncommon1,486
Steel kiteshieldSteel kiteshield1Uncommon2,476
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Uncommon1,062
Mithril helmMithril helm1Uncommon1,588
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Rare4,008
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon250
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon289
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon30
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon60
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,276
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare3,120
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare1,490
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,145
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare2,737
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare2,886
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,078
Coins 250Coins106–323Common106–323
Strength mix (2)Strength mix (2)1Common90
Gold barGold bar1Common430
Steel barSteel bar(noted)Common2,142
Silver barSilver bar(noted)Common471
Yew logsYew logs1Common189
Gold oreGold ore1Uncommon165
Blood runeBlood rune3Uncommon1,737
Death runeDeath rune5Uncommon730
Sapphire ringSapphire ring1Uncommon1,146
Adamant barAdamant bar1Rare2,823

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (medium)Sealed clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Ancient page BAncient page1RareNot sold
Skeleton Champion's scrollSkeleton Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common895
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,000
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,863
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,543
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare159,435–194,865
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,204
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,781
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,481
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare516,645–631,455
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,797
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,606
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,079,280–1,319,120
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,652
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,780–941,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,551
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,216–31,784
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,051,380–1,285,020
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,427
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,402
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare402,155–507,334
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare115,310–145,468
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,275–53,585
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,645–37,455
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon246,150–300,850
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,616–18,270
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare339,300–414,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon198,360–242,440
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,522–45,168
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare381,105–465,795
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,058,850–1,294,150
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,478
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,170–760,430
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon339,480–414,920
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon185,400–226,600
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,990–243,210
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon169,200–206,800
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,100–10,400
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,702–11,088
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon421,740
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,150,440
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon210,600–257,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,300–40,700
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare393,660–481,140
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*265,426
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare50,063


  • The examine text for this monster is a possible reference to the saying "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."