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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.

Training

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.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 223

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 598
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,018
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 906
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,936
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,489
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,532
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,657
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 557

Weapons and armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel med helm Steel med helm 1 Common 33
Steel sword Steel sword 1 Common 66
Steel scimitar Steel scimitar 1 Common 97
Iron warhammer Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 23
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Uncommon 103
Iron scimitar Iron scimitar 1 Rare 17

Ammunition/Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 96
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Water rune Water rune 18 Uncommon 90
Chaos rune Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 504
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 4 Rare 616
Law rune Law rune 4 Rare 592

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 2–427 Common Not sold
Iron bar Iron bar 1 Common 95
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Skeleton champion scroll Skeleton champion scroll 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[1] Not sold
  1. 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,847
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,006
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 621
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 473
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 728
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,333
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 801
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,814
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,383
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,951
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,660
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,450
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,486
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,845
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,540
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 4,900
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,682
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,964
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,170
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,071
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,900
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,608
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,535


Trivia

  • The level 45 skeletons in Elvarg's lair are the same size as giant skeletons, despite being "normal".
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