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Skeletons are a common undead monster found all over Gielinor. Like zombies, they are the result of a necromancer reanimating the bodies of the dead. As such, they are the commonly found in tombs, graveyards and dungeons.

They are generally weak to magic, with most skeletons being especially vulnerable to earth or water spells. A salve amulet or salve amulet (e) will provide a damage and accuracy boost of +15% and +20% respectively against skeletons and other undead.

Varieties, combat levels and locations

Skeletons are one of the most common enemies in the game. Unlike most enemies, skeletons wildly differ in stats, combat levels and locations. The table below lists the known locations and combat levels of all monsters named "Skeleton", and also provides links to the skeletons with separate articles.

Standard skeletons

Type Combat level Location
Lumbridge Catacombs 15 Lumbridge Catacombs
Generic 15 Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Taverley Dungeon, Edgeville Dungeon, North of Edgeville, Steel Mine, Digsite Dungeon/Senntisten Temple, Ogre Enclave, Draynor Sewers
16 Edgeville Dungeon, Varrock Sewers
32 Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Crandor, Taverley Dungeon, Edgeville Dungeon, Varrock Sewers, Steel Mine, Bone yard, Wilderness Agility Course, Draynor Sewers, Underground Pass, Temple of Ikov
58 Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Yanille Dungeon, Edgeville Dungeon, Waterfall Dungeon, Temple of Ikov
43 Stronghold of Security fourth floor, Wilderness Volcano
30
47
49
51
53
54
Ullek 70 Ullek cliffs
POH 70 Player-owned house dungeon
Tarn's Lair 47 Tarn's Lair
70
71
72
79
77 Tarn's Lair, Chaos Tunnels
Ape Atoll 78 Ape Atoll Dungeon
Barrows 86 Barrows crypts
88
The Arc Varies Uncharted Isles

Quest skeletons

Type Combat level Location
Demon Slayer 2 Beneath Varrock Church (during Demon Slayer)
Smoking Kills 9 Catolax's tomb (during Smoking Kills)
11
12
Draynor Manor 11 Draynor Manor
Melzar's Maze 12 Melzar's Maze
Thok Your Block Off 56 Daemonheim (during Thok Your Block Off)

Slayer alternatives

Any monsters named "skeleton", with the exception of guard skeletons in a player-owned house and the Skeletons found in Daemonheim (also including the Unholy Cursebearer boss) and Sinkholes, may be killed to complete a slayer assignment. The following alternatives are also available:

Banking tips

Many skeleton locations are far from banks. For players wishing to slay skeletons and bank their drops, consider the following:

Champions' Challenge

Skeletons are one of the races who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Skeleton Champion, the player must kill skeletons until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop. Obtaining the scroll usually takes several hours of dedicated skeleton hunting, therefore it is advised to kill lower level skeletons to increase the kill rate as much as possible.

Drops

Items marked "(m)" are members-only.

This drop table is an amalgamation of different varieties of skeleton, and doesn't necessarily give a good indication of what a particular skeleton will drop.

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always211

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common342
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common629
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common36
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common193
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon1,478
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,788
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon802
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,784
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare2,241
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,347
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare4,184

Equipment

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,884
ChargebowChargebow1Common152
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common892
Iron helmIron helm1Common656
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow1–11Common25–275
Iron maceIron mace1Common972
Iron hatchetIron hatchet1Uncommon1,762
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow1; 12–15Uncommon11–165
Iron swordIron sword1Uncommon1,090
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Rare4,258
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow1Rare13

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air runeAir rune12–15Common468–585
Water runeWater rune2–9Common48–216
Earth runeEarth rune1–3Common19–57
Fire runeFire rune2Common192
Mind runeMind rune1–25Common21–525
Mud runeMud rune3Uncommon2,895
Chaos runeChaos rune3–8Uncommon360–960
Nature runeNature rune1–3Uncommon405–1,215
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon812
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon960
Death runeDeath rune1–50Rare119–5,950

Charms (m)

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
89–91%5–6%0.6–1.2%2–3%0.7–1.4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,346 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins1–65Common1–65
BucketBucket1Uncommon133
CannonballCannonball(m)3Uncommon1,080
WheatWheat1Uncommon55
Tin oreTin ore1Uncommon53
Iron oreIron ore1Uncommon408
Bronze barBronze bar1Uncommon461
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare916
Pot lidPot lid(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (medium)Sealed clue scroll (medium)(m)1Rare[1]Not sold
Skeleton Champion's scrollSkeleton Champion's scroll(m)1Very rare[2]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold

Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Uncommon199
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)(m)1Uncommon380
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)(m)1Uncommon319
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)(m)1Rare122
  1. ^ Dropped by Level 45, 77 and 56 skeletons.
  2. ^ 1/5000 drop rate

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 sapphire1Common320
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,089
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,289
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,005–125,895
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,818
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,078
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,770
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare484,650–592,350
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,421
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,048
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare864,540–1,056,660
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,479
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,069
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,594–18,906
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,079,865–1,319,835
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare948
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare885
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare343,980–433,944
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare53,170–67,076
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare22,900–32,060
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,565–36,135
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon204,525–249,975
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,696–14,104
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare349,020–426,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,200–89,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common21,780–26,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,820–54,780
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,476–24,544
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare207,090–253,110
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare99,720–121,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,227
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare108,405–132,495
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,950–457,050
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon124,830–152,570
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon156,960–191,840
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon115,515–141,185
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,578–5,232
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,718–5,392
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon100,248
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare322,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common33,300–40,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,090–11,110
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon274,950–336,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,084–13,366
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare110,025–134,475
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270–22,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare222,480–271,920
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,340
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*199,369
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 rare9,392

Trivia

  • As of 9 November 2009, various skeletons' combat animations and sounds have been reworked.
  • The level 58 skeletons in the Crandor and Karamja Dungeon are bigger than the other skeletons.
  • The skeletons in the Barrows did not drop the champion scroll for several years. This bug was eventually fixed.
  • When in a player-owned-house oubliette or dungeon when building mode is on, they are called Bones.
  • In the Hallowe'en 2011 event the player has to choose a skeleton to represent Pestilence in statue form.