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.


100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 197


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 15
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 157
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 618
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,853
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 913
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,866
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,261
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,588
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,583
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 624

Weapons and armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel med helm Steel med helm 1 Common 38
Steel sword Steel sword 1 Common 40
Steel scimitar Steel scimitar 1 Common 53
Iron warhammer Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 21
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Uncommon 32
Iron scimitar Iron scimitar 1 Rare 51


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 144
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Water rune Water rune 18 Uncommon 90
Chaos rune Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 552
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 4 Rare 628
Law rune Law rune 4 Rare 676


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 2–427 Common Not sold
Iron bar Iron bar 1 Common 101
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 9,886
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,112
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 769
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 469
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 707
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,279
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,173
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 870
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,320
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,344
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,678
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,605
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,585
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,519
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,822
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,463
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,300
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,538
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,768
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,147
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,078
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,922
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,474
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,514


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