The zombie is a monster that resides in the fourth level of the Stronghold of Security: Sepulcher of Death. It is found next to the ladder leading to the current floor alongside several shades. It is worth noting that combat experience gained while fighting the zombie is drastically reduced; the player will gain 1 experience for 10 damage dealt.
The zombie can be safespotted using a skeleton found on the eastern side in the middle northern part of the room.
Before the random event update in 2014, the zombie used to appear randomly when burying bones. On appearance, it would say "Brainsssss!". As with similar guardian random events, the zombie's combat level and stats scaled with the player's combat level, as well as only being attackable by the targeted player.
These zombies were somewhat rare, as pay-to-play players rarely buried bones in high enough quantities to activate this random event. Also, Prayer had two other random events that could occur while training it: Shades and Leo the Gravedigger. Zombies would not appear if training Prayer via the Ectofuntus or a POH altar.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1–7; 10 Always  251–2,510 Air rune 40 Uncommon 200 Cosmic rune 5 Uncommon 715 Chaos rune 35; 50 Uncommon 3,325–4,750 Fishing bait 27; 50 Common 135–250 Coins 26 Rare Not sold Bones 3; 9; 10 Varies  258–860 Dragon bones(m) 1–3 Varies  2,828–8,484
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Big bones are always dropped in varying quantities, but regular bones or dragon bones in members can be dropped with them.
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 10,270 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,883 Chaos talisman 1 Common 551 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 475 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 733 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,328 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 907 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,444 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 860 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,458 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,812 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,550 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,405 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,483 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,852 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,500 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,996 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,678 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,201 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,089 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,980 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,483 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,390
- The zombie takes a minute to respawn.