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For the monsters on Uncharted Isles, see Armoured zombie (Uncharted Isles).
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Armoured zombies are undead monsters that are encountered during the Defender of Varrock, Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The World Wakes, Dishonour among Thieves and Dimension of Disaster quests and other locations, see below. The attack style of the zombie can be identified by the colour of the crest on its helmet. Armoured zombies with yellow crests on their helmets use Melee, and those with blue crests use Ranged. Some of these wield scimitars and the others wield thrownaxes.

Locations

  • Since 1 February 2011, armoured zombies can no longer be reached by going through the Wilderness. Instead, one must get Hartwin to teleport him or her to a safe version of the wilderness, where armoured zombies can be fought by going down the trapdoor to the Chaos Temple Dungeon. As of March 2016 if you are taken there by Hartwin the zombies aren't aggressive and it counts as wilderness again.
  • Armoured zombies are encountered in Varrock during the Defender of Varrock quest, but these only give 10 experience per kill and have no drops. They do leave behind a "red mist". During the Defender of Varrock quest, this "red mist" must be captured in bottles, making Bottle of mist, used to open doors further into the dungeon, and after this quest they have no use.
  • There is one Armoured zombie outside of Zemouregal's fort in The North, but this does not have the usual drops.
  • Sharathteerk summons Armoured zombies to aid him during Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
  • Zemouregal summons Armoured zombies to aid him during The World Wakes.
  • Armoured zombies are encountered underneath Zemouregal's fort during Dimension of Disaster
  • Armoured zombies can be found on the first floor of New Varrock palace in Dimension of Disaster, these drop red mist like the ones in Defender of Varrock. This mist can be gathered in regular vials however.

Strategies

As armoured zombies are classed as undead creatures, a salve amulet/(e) is useful for fighting them. The amulet can also be used alongside a full slayer helmet or its components.

Due to the convenience of an altar above the location of armoured zombies, combat-boosting prayers such as Turmoil, Leech curses, Chivalry or Piety may be used to increase the experience yield.

To maximise profits when killing these zombies, players should pick up most of the stackable/noted drops which include charms, types of planks, pure essence and Blood Runes, but not mithril arrows or eyes of newt. For maximum experience per hour, players should not bury bones (unless using a Bonecrusher) or bother with herbs (unless using Herbicide), but may pick up the valuable herbs and other worthy drops like key halves (rare).

A player training on Armoured zombies

Before EoC, the zombies were excellent monsters to train on for medium to high levelled players, with many players training their combat skills to level 99. A player with good combat stats and a source of healing, such as Guthan's, could camp here without food indefinitely and earn over 60k exp/hr. The zombies are aggressive, so very little attention had to be paid. These monsters also drop noted planks and pure essences, runes, various herbs, and charms fairly regularly, which could make a player some decent money.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bones.pngBones1Always266

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
82–83%7–8%4%3%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 39,194 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril arrow 5.pngMithril arrow4Uncommon84
Steel mace.pngSteel mace1Uncommon993
Adamant kiteshield.pngAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon7,314
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm1Very rare20,892
Cosmic rune.pngCosmic rune6Uncommon2,472
Chaos rune.pngChaos rune12Uncommon1,824
Nature rune.pngNature rune3Uncommon1,215
Blood rune.pngBlood rune3Uncommon2,034
Death rune.pngDeath rune3Uncommon696
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Uncommon709
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,307
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Uncommon741
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Uncommon105
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Uncommon5,008
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon11,782
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476
Coins 1000.pngCoins50–2,500Common50–2,500
Pure essence.pngPure essence3–16 (noted)Common90–480
Zombie bone.pngZombie bone1CommonNot sold
Eye of newt.pngEye of newt1–4 (noted)Uncommon10–40
Plank.pngPlank(noted)Uncommon7,191
Oak plank.pngOak plank(noted)Uncommon2,780
Fishing bait.pngFishing bait7Uncommon35
Teak plank.pngTeak plank(noted)Uncommon744
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Zombie Champion's scroll.pngZombie Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
Court summons.pngCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table drops

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 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

Trivia