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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
BonesBones1Always200

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 arrow4Uncommon84
Steel maceSteel mace1Uncommon1,096
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon6,963
Rune full helmRune full helm1Very rare19,866
Cosmic runeCosmic rune6Uncommon2,442
Chaos runeChaos rune12Uncommon1,200
Nature runeNature rune3Uncommon1,299
Blood runeBlood rune3Uncommon1,833
Death runeDeath rune3Uncommon399
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon311
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon332
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon56
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon27
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,743
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,184
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon692
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,916
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,447
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,128
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,960
Coins 1000Coins50–2,500Common50–2,500
Pure essencePure essence3–16 (noted)Common66–352
Zombie boneZombie bone1CommonNot sold
Eye of newtEye of newt1–4 (noted)Uncommon7–28
PlankPlank(noted)Uncommon2,781
Oak plankOak plank(noted)Uncommon1,875
Fishing baitFishing bait7Uncommon35
Teak plankTeak plank(noted)Uncommon708
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 sapphire1Common414
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,144
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,086
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,231
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare100,395–122,705
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,827
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,661
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,085
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare498,825–609,675
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,211
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,166
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,125,720–1,375,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,751
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,265–943,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,268
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,841
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,419–22,331
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,077,300–1,316,700
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,099
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare787
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare518,375–653,950
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,345–173,266
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare50,475–70,665
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common21,600–26,400
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon228,375–279,125
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,648–15,252
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare301,500–368,500
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,600–146,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,670–17,930
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon280,980–343,420
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,410–45,040
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare380,025–464,475
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,124,010–1,373,790
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,673
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare625,095–764,005
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon285,840–349,360
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon74,970–91,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon134,820–164,780
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,640–153,560
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon2,730–3,120
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon5,138–5,872
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon301,440
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare705,810
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common24,300–29,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common4,635–5,665
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon177,300–216,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon9,112–10,988
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare90,450–110,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,930–19,470
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare234,090–286,110
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,307
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*200,479
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,138,409,151
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 rare8,528

Trivia