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  209–2,090 Air rune 40 Uncommon 200 Cosmic rune 5 Uncommon 960 Chaos rune 35; 50 Uncommon 2,520–3,600 Fishing bait 27; 50 Common 108–200 Coins 26 Rare Not sold Bones 3; 9; 10 Varies  213–710 Dragon bones(m) 1–3 Varies  2,830–8,490
- ↑ 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 9,812 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,756 Chaos talisman 1 Common 519 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 438 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 695 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,303 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 702 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,520 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 765 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,280 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,467 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,157 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,930 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,765 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,421 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,851 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,513 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,500 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,738 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,699 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,162 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,079 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,872 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,452 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,712
- The zombie takes a minute to respawn.