A notable variety of skeleton, Giant skeletons generally have significantly higher Combat levels and drop big bones. They have two graphical versions, one with a square shield and sword, and the other with a round shield and axe. These skeletons are found in the Shadow Dungeon.
Level 80 giant skeletons can be found in the Shadow Dungeon, which can be accessed using a ring of visibility at a certain point during the Desert Treasure quest. They are similar to the giant skeleton found in Tarn's Lair, but differ in some ways, such as their examine text and their drops.
The Shadow Dungeon giant skeletons (level 80) are good for semi-high levels to train on. Bringing Guthan's or even food to heal make them good experience. Crumble Undead is a powerful spell against skeletons and other undead for mages. Also, if you have the Salve amulet, you get 15% Attack and Strength bonuses, which makes killing these very efficient if using Melee.
To effectively maximise your training experience if Melee'ing, either stand in the centre of the south-west area by the entrance, or run eastward past the first corridor (past the second batch of giant skeletons) and go north into the nook and stand in the middle.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 240
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 111 Grimy harralander 1 Common 560 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 10,062 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 852 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,772 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,354 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,534 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,429 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 508
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 66 Steel sword 1 Common 71 Steel scimitar 1 Common 68 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 29 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 49 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 17
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 120 Air rune 30 Uncommon 180 Water rune 18 Uncommon 90 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 704 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 708 Law rune 4 Rare 852
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 98 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold Skeleton champion scroll 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
- ↑ Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 9,914 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,676 Chaos talisman 1 Common 565 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 445 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 676 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,312 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,179 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,066 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 615 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 860 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,516 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,296 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,585 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,205 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,466 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,820 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,506 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,100 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,841 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,733 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,994 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,076 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,990 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,417 Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,066