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Killing ankous
Requirements Ankou.png

60+ Attack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.png recommended




70+ Attack icon.pngDefence icon.png (for Guthan the Infested's equipment for healing—optional)



Profit Experience gained
138,400 per hour

40,000 - 50,000 Multicombat.png
13,300 - 16,625 Hitpoints icon.png

Inputs Outputs

24 x Lobster (4,008)

208 x Death rune (42,224)
164 x Blood rune (60,188)
40,000 coins (various other drops)

Ankous are monsters found on the fourth floor of the Stronghold of Security and in the Wilderness. They are weak against Melee and the Salve amulet, which can bring extra Combat experience. Players can earn 40,000 to 50,000 experience and over 120,000 gold an hour off them. Ankous drop death runes, blood runes, noted pure essence, noted mithril ore and the occasional hard clue scroll, so they are a great money-maker. Since they are aggressive, it is very easy to AFK for short periods of time.

Additionally, Bones to Peaches is a great method for healing since they drop bones. Alternatively, Guthan's set can be used for healing.

Although this is also a free-to-play monster, it is not recommended to kill them on free-to-play because players will drastically limit their profitability. Also, players will be relegating themselves to tier-40 equipment. Nonetheless, they could still be safespotted with Ranged or Magic. A commonly used safe spot is located in the most southern large room behind the two skeletons by the east door, as it is the most protected location on the floor.

Even though they can be found in the Wilderness (The Forgotten Cemetery) for the addition of dark fishing bait, it is not recommended to kill them there due to other nearby aggressive creatures and the location being in moderately deep Wilderness.

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