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.

As it is undead, it is affected by the Salve amulet and Crumble Undead.

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 Big bones 1–7; 10 Always [1] 251–2,510
Air rune Air rune 40 Uncommon 200
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 5 Uncommon 715
Chaos rune Chaos rune 35; 50 Uncommon 3,325–4,750
Fishing bait Fishing bait 27; 50 Common 135–250
Coins 25 Coins 26 Rare Not sold
Bones Bones 3; 9; 10 Varies [1] 258–860
Dragon bones Dragon bones(m) 1–3 Varies [1] 2,828–8,484
  1. 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.

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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 10,270
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,883
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 551
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 475
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 733
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,328
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 907
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,444
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 860
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,458
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,812
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,550
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,405
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,483
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,852
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,500
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,996
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,678
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,201
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,089
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,980
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,483
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,390


  • The zombie takes a minute to respawn.
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