This article is about the common variant. For skeletons found on Ape Atoll, see Skeleton (Ape Atoll).
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Skeletons are undead monsters found in various locations across RuneScape, often in graveyards and dungeons. Being an undead monster, it is weak to Crumble Undead and the Salve amulet. It is also weak against crush attacks.

While doing The Restless Ghost quest, a level 13 skeleton will appear when the player picks up the ghost's skull.

Players can purchase level 22 skeleton guards for their dungeon in their player-owned house. However, they do not contribute towards a slayer assignment.

Locations

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Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png Bones 1 Always 89

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Looting bag.png Looting bag(m) 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Mysterious emblem.png Mysterious emblem(m) 1 Rare [2]
Lv 22: (1/140.5)
Lv 25: (1/146.5)
Lv 45: (1/125.5)
68,122
Slayer's enchantment.png Slayer's enchantment(m) 1 Rare [2]
Lv 22: (1/296.8)
Lv 25: (1/306.4)
Lv 45: (1/272.8)
1,661
Skeleton champion scroll.png Skeleton champion scroll(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[3] Not sold
  1. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  3. Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.

Lv 21, 22

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 448

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze arrow 5.png Bronze arrow 2; 5 Common 10–25
Earth rune.png Earth rune 3 Uncommon 12
Air rune.png Air rune 12 Uncommon 60
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 3 Uncommon 267
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 1 Rare 32

Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron dagger.png Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 23

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25.png Coins 2; 4; 12; 16; 25; 33 Common Not sold
Grain.png Grain 1 Uncommon 37
Fire talisman.png Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 4,924
Ancient shard.png Ancient shard(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/314)
Not sold
Dark totem base.png Dark totem base(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/471)
Not sold
Dark totem middle.png Dark totem middle(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/471)
Not sold
Dark totem top.png Dark totem top(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/471)
Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Lv 25, 45

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander(m) 1 Common 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Uncommon 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 448

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune.png Air rune 15 Uncommon 75
Water rune.png Water rune 9 Uncommon 36
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 445
Cosmic rune.png Cosmic rune 2 Rare 286
Law rune.png Law rune 2 Rare 332
Iron arrow 5.png Iron arrow 12 Rare 60

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron axe.png Iron axe 1 Uncommon 39
Iron med helm.png Iron med helm 1 Uncommon 39
Iron sword.png Iron sword 1 Uncommon 20
Iron scimitar.png Iron scimitar 1 Uncommon 36

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25.png Coins 5; 10; 25; 45; 65 Common Not sold
Bronze bar.png Bronze bar 1 Uncommon 287

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.png Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Common 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Common 505
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226


Trivia

  • The level 45 skeletons in the Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, just outside of Elvarg's lair, seem taller than the other skeletons and appear to be the same size as giant skeletons.
  • Upon release, the skeletons in the Barrows crypts did not drop the Skeleton champion scroll. This was changed a few years later.
  • Upon opening a wardrobe, there is a 1/21 chance of a non-interactable skeleton appearing inside.[1] This is a reference to a common idiom. If there is a skeleton inside the wardrobe, searching the wardrobe yields the text "Eek! There's a skeleton in there."
  • There are level 35 skeletons in the Wrath altar - they cannot be attacked, and examining them gives the text "Even in death he still fights." While they have swords, they use the same attack animation as zombies.

References

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 May 2018.
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