Ankou

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Ankou are undead monsters found on the fourth level of the Stronghold of Security and in the Wilderness Crater. They are described by the Slayer Master Vannaka as "neither skeleton nor ghost, but a combination of both."

Ankou are weak against Earth spells and the Salve amulet. In free worlds, they are often attacked because of their high experience yield and decent drops, although some players will kill them solely for their left skull half drops. In combat, ankous act similar to attackable human NPCs by punching their opponents.

The ankou is the only monster to drop the left skull half, a component needed to assemble the skull sceptre. Wearing Varrock armour while killing them increases the chance of receiving this component of the skull sceptre.

When killing ankous, an elite version may spawn (guaranteed while on a Slayer assignment), which can be further increased with the use of fellstalk incense sticks.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 4,726 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Ankou kill is worth 1,975 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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1Green charm.png
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1Blue charm.png
72–73%23–24%2%2%0.3–0.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 37,197 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Ankou drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250–500High Level Alchemy icon.png250–500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Ankou drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Ankou drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common42515
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Ankou drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common31230
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Ankou drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common41860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ankou drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common1,045120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ankou drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare47,025–57,4755,400–6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Ankou drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon6,324600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Ankou drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare284,580–347,82027,000–33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Ankou drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common8,7571
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Ankou drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common8,8371
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Ankou drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Ankou drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Ankou drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Ankou drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common56,60160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Ankou drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common55,66560,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Ankou drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare34,60737,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Ankou drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare675,360–825,440756,000–924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Ankou drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9351,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Ankou drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon37,43940,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Ankou drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare673,902–823,658720,000–880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Ankou drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare65,57166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Ankou drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon57,40460,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Ankou drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common27,120–32,880678–822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Ankou drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare777,195–949,9051,104,165–1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Ankou drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare46,104–55,596136–164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Ankou drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare16,320–19,680136–164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Ankou drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common71,415–87,28522,950–28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Ankou drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon230,850–282,15040,500–49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Ankou drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon22,848–27,55268–82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Ankou drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare637,200–778,800180–220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Ankou drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon4,825–6,755Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ankou drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common504Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ankou drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon6,250–7,500Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ankou drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common500Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ankou drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,300–7,560Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ankou drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common3,459Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ankou drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,175–5,845Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Ankou drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon12,110–13,840532–608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Ankou drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon85,638–97,872532–608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Ankou drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon125,7081,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Ankou drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare27,9701,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Ankou drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon337,680–412,72090–110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Ankou drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon111,690–136,51090–110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Ankou drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon170,865–208,8358,100–9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Ankou drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon427,680–522,7205,130–6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Ankou drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common45,000–55,0001,350–1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Ankou drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common38,835–47,46545–55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Ankou drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon876,150–1,070,850450–550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ankou drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon24,548–29,6026,528–7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ankou drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare243,675–297,82564,800–79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Ankou drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,425–42,07513,500–16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Ankou drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare556,740–680,460243,000–297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Ankou drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Ankou drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]489,6956,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Ankou drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]6081
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Ankou drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]17,21918
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Ankou drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster and skilling action outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • hotfix 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • The drop rate of mystic cloth from ankou has been reduced.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 17 November 2017. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Stu: "Had a look at the code: * It only drops on member worlds * Looks like a 1/1,000 drop chance, no modifiers * It just flags a variable and messages "You have unlocked the ability to burn bones on bonfires!", so it's easy to miss you've unlocked it"