This article is about the skeletons in Tarn's Lair. For others, see Skeleton (disambiguation).
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Skeletons can be found in Tarn's Lair, a dungeon full of undead found in Morytania. Like most undead, they are weak to the Salve amulet and Salve amulet (e), the latter of which is obtained in the dungeon they inhabit. Most of them attack with Melee and can be found wandering around the dungeon, with the level 77 variety being extremely common, the level 79 varieties being somewhat uncommon and the level 45, level 70 and level 71 skeletons only consisting of one or two members. There are also some level 72 skeletons found inside the Abandoned Mine, just outside the entrance to the lair.

The level 79 skeletons found above the room directly preceding Tarn's abode are unlike the others in that they attack with magic and wear robes. These are capable of casting a spell that lowers your stats, saying "Let me infect your body with rot" when they do so.

Some of the skeletons initially appear as objects on the floor, but spring to life and attack once players approach them. You can use the examine text of the objects to see what type it will turn into, the ones with the examine text of "Now that's a severe diet!" turn into level 77 skeletons, and the ones with the examine text of "A meal would do him good." turn into level 79 Melee skeletons.

If you wish to train on them, the banker Odovacar can be found close to the entrance to the dungeon, allowing easy banking. A respawn of Toad batta can also be found in the dungeon, beneath a trapdoor.

The level 77 variety can also be found with some Zombies in some of the south-western caves of the Chaos Tunnels.


100% Drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze platebodyBronze platebody1Common693
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Common2,098
Steel platelegsSteel platelegs1Common1,657
Staff of airStaff of air1Common2,058
Bronze battleaxeBronze battleaxe1Common688
Iron spearIron spear1Uncommon3,465
Steel sq shieldSteel sq shield1Uncommon1,498
Mithril platelegsMithril platelegs1Uncommon2,350
Leather bodyLeather body1Uncommon250
Leather vambracesLeather vambraces1Uncommon97
Steel warhammerSteel warhammer1Rare1,254
Black longswordBlack longsword1Rare1,600
Iron arrow 5Iron arrowUnknownCommon11
Iron bolts 5Iron boltsUnknownCommon35
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrowUnknownUncommon21
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow2Uncommon102
Mud runeMud rune3Rare1,692
Attack potion (3)Attack potion (3)1Common202
Silver barSilver bar1–2Common149–298
Sapphire necklaceGames necklace (2)1UncommonNot sold
Amulet mouldAmulet mould1Uncommon116
CannonballCannonball1; 6Uncommon439–2,634
Steel nailsSteel nails12Uncommon504
Antipoison (3)Antipoison (3)1Uncommon510
Yew shieldbow (u)Yew shieldbow (u)1Rare192
Arrow shaft 5Arrow shaft8–12Rare56–84
Agility potion (2)Agility potion (2)1Rare375
Fishing potion (1)Fishing potion (1)1Rare119
Pot of flourPot of flour1Rare257
Bowl of waterBowl of water1Rare181
Weapon poison (4)Weapon poison (4)1Uncommon1,555
Steel bolts (p+) 2Steel bolts (p+)2RareNot sold
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Uncommon976
Off-hand steel daggerOff-hand steel dagger1Uncommon931
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common1,057

Level 70 skeleton

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Oak shieldbowOak shieldbow1Common409

Level 71 skeleton

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow9Uncommon117
Steel kiteshieldSteel kiteshield1Uncommon1,822
Ring of duelling (3)Ring of duelling (3)1UncommonNot sold
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Uncommon4,963
Astral runeAstral rune2Uncommon830
Bullseye lantern (empty)Bullseye lantern (empty)1Common250
Unblessed symbolUnblessed symbol1Uncommon359
Vial of waterVial of water1Uncommon51
Bronze scimitarBronze scimitar1Unknown895
Off-hand bronze scimitarOff-hand bronze scimitar1Unknown498
Steel maceSteel mace1Unknown1,096
Off-hand steel maceOff-hand steel mace1Unknown413
Steel full helmSteel full helm1Common1,218
Unpowered orbUnpowered orb1Uncommon160
Combat potion (3)Combat potion (3)1Unknown371
Bronze hatchetBronze hatchet1Unknown441
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon321
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Unknown3,231
Bronze knifeBronze knife1Unknown17
Off-hand bronze knifeOff-hand bronze knife1Unknown35

Level 72 skeleton

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant kiteshieldAdamant kiteshield1Uncommon6,962

Level 77 skeleton

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Gold oreGold ore1Uncommon160
Air runeAir rune9Unknown297
Steel studsSteel studs6Unknown2,892
Strength potion (3)Strength potion (3)1Unknown458

Level 79 skeleton

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril scimitarMithril scimitar1Uncommon2,566
Off-hand mithril scimitarOff-hand mithril scimitar1Uncommon2,545
Adamant barAdamant bar1Unknown2,799
Sapphire ringSapphire ring1Unknown792
Iron battleaxeIron battleaxe1Unknown1,009
Off-hand iron battleaxeOff-hand iron battleaxe1Unknown564
Iron warhammerIron warhammer1Unknown942
Off-hand iron warhammerOff-hand iron warhammer1Unknown177

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (easy)Sealed clue scroll (easy)1Rare[1]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (medium)Sealed clue scroll (medium)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Skeleton Champion's scrollSkeleton Champion's scroll1Very rare[2]Not sold
  1. ^ Only dropped by the level 71 and 72 skeletons.
  2. ^ Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.

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 rare8,514