|Release date||15 December 2009 (Update)|
|XP per kill||55 (and 18.2 experience)|
|Examine text||It rattles when it moves.|
A skeleton warlock is an undead monster found during The Restless Ghost. Players must search a rock for a skull in the Lumbridge Swamp, which will cause the skeleton warlock to spawn. Players are not required to kill the warlock to complete the quest; after a while it will simply disappear.
The warlock uses magic attacks and is weak to arrows (and other ranged weapons to a lesser extent), and so it is recommended that players equip magic-resistant leather or better armour alongside a shortbow to quickly dispatch the monster.
- Other players not doing The Restless Ghost may attack the skeleton warlock and kill him for you.
- Before The Restless Ghost quest update, players fought a regular skeleton in the Wizards' Tower in place of the skeleton warlock.
- The animation is similar to old magic animation (from strike to blast).