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 197
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 15 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 157 Grimy harralander 1 Common 618 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,853 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 913 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,866 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,261 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,588 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,583 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 624
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 38 Steel sword 1 Common 40 Steel scimitar 1 Common 53 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 21 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 32 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 51
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 144 Air rune 30 Uncommon 150 Water rune 18 Uncommon 90 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 552 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 628 Law rune 4 Rare 676
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 101 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 9,886 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,112 Chaos talisman 1 Common 769 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 469 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 707 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,279 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,173 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 870 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,320 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,344 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,678 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,605 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,585 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,519 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,822 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,463 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,538 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,768 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,147 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,078 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,922 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,474 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,514