Armoured zombie

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For the monsters on Uncharted Isles, see Armoured zombie (Uncharted Isles).

Armoured zombies are undead monsters that are encountered during the Defender of Varrock, Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The World Wakes, Dishonour among Thieves and Dimension of Disaster quests and other locations, see below. The attack style of the zombie can be identified by the colour of the crest on its helmet. Armoured zombies with yellow crests on their helmets use Melee, and those with blue crests use Ranged. Some of these wield scimitars and the others wield thrownaxes.

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Since 1 February 2011, armoured zombies can no longer be reached by going through the Wilderness. Instead, one must get Hartwin to teleport them to a safe version of the wilderness, where armoured zombies can be fought by going down the trapdoor to the Chaos Temple Dungeon. As of March 2016 if you are taken there by Hartwin the zombies aren't aggressive and it counts as wilderness again.
  • Armoured zombies are encountered in Varrock during the Defender of Varrock quest, but these only give 10 experience per kill and have no drops. They do leave behind a "red mist". During the Defender of Varrock quest, this "red mist" must be captured in bottles, making Bottle of mist, used to open doors further into the dungeon, and after this quest they have no use.
  • There is one Armoured zombie outside of Zemouregal's fort in The North, but this does not have the usual drops.
  • Sharathteerk summons Armoured zombies to aid him during Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
  • Zemouregal summons Armoured zombies to aid him during The World Wakes.
  • Armoured zombies are encountered underneath Zemouregal's fort during Dimension of Disaster
  • Armoured zombies can be found on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of New Varrock palace in Dimension of Disaster, these drop red mist like the ones in Defender of Varrock. This mist can be gathered in regular vials however.
  • Armoured zombies may be summoned by the Necromancers in the Shadow Reef.


Strategies[edit | edit source]

As armoured zombies are classed as undead creatures, a salve amulet (e) is useful for fighting them. The amulet can also be used alongside a full slayer helmet or its components. Another option is Demon horn necklace with bonecrusher added to toolbelt for infinite prayer points.

Due to the convenience of an altar above the location of armoured zombies, combat-boosting prayers such as Turmoil may be used to increase the experience yield.

For maximum profit per hour when killing these zombies, players should pick up most of the stackable/noted drops which include charms, types of planks, pure essence and Blood Runes, but not eyes of newt.

A player training on Armoured zombies

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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82–83%7–8%4%3%3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 39,194 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 63,651 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only dropped during Rag and Bone Man quest.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of Wealth or luck of the Dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common85015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,19030
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,17660
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,599120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare296,955-362,9455,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,3660
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,5490
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,025600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare541,125-661,37527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,57660,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,33860,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,04337,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare557,640-681,560756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9251,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,86640,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare699,588-855,052720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare100,44666,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,84160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,029-18,221678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,030,725-1,259,7751,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare225,284-271,666136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,772-10,578136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,895-62,20522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon435,600-532,40040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,960-18,0400
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare341,460-417,3400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon9,025-12,635Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,536Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon10,900-13,080Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common872Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare69,200-83,040Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,519Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare6,950-9,730Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon484,650-592,3500
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon152,820-186,7800
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon110,205-134,6958,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,825-213,6755,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,744-11,136532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon29,708-33,952532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon122,8841,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare263,8401,520
Flax.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common56,250-68,7501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common26,685-32,61545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon305,100-372,900450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,600-16,4006,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare135,000-165,00064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,525-29,97513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare555,930-679,470243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]206,5676,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,16118
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,400,846,250300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Armoured zombie drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ 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."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

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

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 6 January 2020 (Update):
    • Players are now able to collect Red Mist from multiple mist clouds in New Varrock if the player defeats multiple armoured zombies at the same time.
  • patch 6 July 2015 (Update):
    • Armoured zombies in the Dominion Tower, Defender of Varrock, Curse of Arrav, Ritual of the Mahjarrat, The World Wakes and Missing, Presumed Death have been graphically updated.
    • The armoured zombies in Dimintheis' chain lightning cutscene at the end of Defender of Varrock have been updated.

Trivia[edit | edit source]