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 223
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153 Grimy harralander 1 Common 598 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,018 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 906 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,936 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,489 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,532 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,657 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 557
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 33 Steel sword 1 Common 66 Steel scimitar 1 Common 97 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 23 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 103 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 17
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 96 Air rune 30 Uncommon 150 Water rune 18 Uncommon 90 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 504 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 616 Law rune 4 Rare 592
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 95 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 9,847 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,006 Chaos talisman 1 Common 621 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 473 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 728 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,333 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 801 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,814 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 890 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,383 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,951 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,660 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,450 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,486 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,845 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,540 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 4,900 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,682 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,964 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,170 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,071 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,900 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,608 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,535