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 262
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132 Grimy harralander 1 Common 674 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,165 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 448
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 55 Steel sword 1 Common 80 Steel scimitar 1 Common 71 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 20 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 26 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 36
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 120 Air rune 30 Uncommon 150 Water rune 18 Uncommon 72 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 712 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 572 Law rune 4 Rare 664
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 192 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 10,307 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840 Chaos talisman 1 Common 505 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226