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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).

Armoured zombies training

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
BonesBones1Always203

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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 5Mithril arrow4Uncommon68
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon993
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon7,314
Rune full helmRune full helm1Very rare20,892
Cosmic runeCosmic rune6Uncommon2,502
Chaos runeChaos rune12Uncommon1,428
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,242
Blood runeBlood rune3Uncommon2,259
Death runeDeath rune3Uncommon363
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon329
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon661
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon185
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon37
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,526
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,679
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon804
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,802
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,159
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,287
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,451
Coins 1000Coins50–2,500Common50–2,500
Pure essencePure essence3–16 (noted)Common63–336
Zombie boneZombie bone1CommonNot sold
Eye of newtEye of newt1–4 (noted)Uncommon7–28
PlankPlank(noted)Uncommon5,589
Oak plankOak plank(noted)Uncommon2,110
Fishing baitFishing bait7Uncommon35
Teak plankTeak plank(noted)Uncommon818
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Zombie Champion's scrollZombie Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved 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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common322
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,289
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,005–125,895
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,720
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,158
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,838
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare487,710–596,090
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,206
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,377
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare872,100–1,065,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,486
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,368–18,632
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,079,865–1,319,835
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare946
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare885
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,775–437,470
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare46,280–58,384
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare19,400–27,160
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,350–34,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,275–247,225
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,900–14,350
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare344,700–421,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,200–89,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common23,400–28,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,820–54,780
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,896–25,024
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare211,140–258,060
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare99,720–121,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,999
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare104,985–128,315
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,510–466,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon128,970–157,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,000–198,000
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,660–140,140
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,200–4,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,536–5,184
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon100,804
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare322,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,400–39,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,270–11,330
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon268,650–328,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,075–139,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,405–22,495
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,850–282,150
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,340
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*203,836
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,849

Trivia