Skeletal horror

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The Skeletal horror is a monster which may be fought after completing the Rag and Bone Man and Fur 'n Seek wish list miniquests. The horror may be killed once a week after completion of the miniquests, resetting every Wednesday at 00:00 UTC.

Once defeated, the Odd Old Man will thank the player and reward them for their efforts. The first time the creature is defeated, the player will be rewarded with 10,000 Slayer experience and 7,000 Prayer experience.

To fight the Skeletal Horror again the player must speak with the Odd Old Man and ask him to rebuild the creature; he will then rebuild the creature every week for the player to fight. Every subsequent fight after will reward the player with Slayer and Prayer experience based on the level of the respective skill.

Fighting the horror[edit | edit source]

Slayer experience[edit | edit source]

The minimum Slayer level required to finish the prerequisites of fighting the Skeletal Horror is level 72. Only the experience rewarded from that level onward is shown below.

Experience reward
Slayer Level Experience
72 9,125
73 9,250
74 9,375
75 9,500
76 9,625
77 9,750
78 9,875
79 10,000
80 10,125
81 10,250
82 10,375
83 10,500
84 10,625
85 10,750
86 10,875
87 11,000
88 11,125
Slayer Level Experience
89 11,250
90 11,375
91 11,500
92 11,625
93 11,750
94 11,875
95 12,000
96 12,125
97 12,250
98 12,375
99 12,500
100 12,625
101 12,750
102 12,875
103 13,000
104 13,125
Slayer Level Experience
105 13,250
106 13,375
107 13,500
108 13,625
109 13,750
110 13,875
111 14,000
112 14,125
113 14,250
114 14,375
115 14,500
116 14,625
117 14,750
118 14,875
119 15,000
120 15,125

Prayer experience[edit | edit source]

The minimum Prayer level required to finish the prerequisites of fighting the Skeletal Horror is level 30. Only the experience rewarded from that level onward is shown below.

Experience reward
Prayer Level Experience
30 3,100
31 3,200
32 3,300
33 3,400
34 3,500
35 3,600
36 3,700
37 3,800
38 3,900
39 4,000
40 4,100
41 4,200
42 4,300
43 4,400
44 4,500
45 4,600
46 4,700
47 4,800
48 4,900
49 5,000
50 5,100
51 5,200
52 5,300
53 5,400
Prayer Level Experience
54 5,500
55 5,600
56 5,700
57 5,800
58 5,900
59 6,000
60 6,100
61 6,200
62 6,300
63 6,400
64 6,500
65 6,600
66 6,700
67 6,800
68 6,900
69 7,000
70 7,100
71 7,200
72 7,300
73 7,400
74 7,500
75 7,600
76 7,700
77 7,800
Prayer Level Experience
78 7,900
79 8,000
80 8,100
81 8,200
82 8,300
83 8,400
84 8,500
85 8,600
86 8,700
87 8,800
88 8,900
89 9,000
90 9,100
91 9,200
92 9,300
93 9,400
94 9,500
95 9,600
96 9,700
97 9,800
98 9,900
99 10,000

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Sealed clue scroll (elite).png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Sealed clue scroll (elite) with rarity Always in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (elite) (m)P2P icon.png1Always[d 1][1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Decaying journal.png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Decaying journal with rarity Always in quantity 1Decaying journal (m)P2P icon.png1Always[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ There is a 1/100 chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master). If Pieces of Hate is completed, the chance increases to 1/12.
  2. ^ Guaranteed drop if not owned

Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 1]Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Skeleton Champion's scroll.png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Skeleton Champion's scroll with rarity 1/5000 in quantity 1Skeleton Champion's scroll (m)P2P icon.png11/50000High Level Alchemy icon.png0

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Skeletal horror drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,054Not alchemisable

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Bone I Fired (RuneScore.png 10) – Defeat the Skeletal Horror whilst wielding Zanik's crossbow and using bone bolts.
  • Skeletrail Horror (RuneScore.png 5) – Claim an elite clue scroll by defeating the skeletal horror.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 May 2019 (Update):
    • The Skeletal Horror will now always deal the appropriate amount of damage.
  • patch 16 April 2018 (Update):
    • Hopping over the bone style during the Skeletal Horror fight should now correctly remove players from the instance
  • ninja 9 April 2018 (Update):
    • The size of the skeletal horror arena instance has been increased to include additional scenery in the distance.
  • patch 20 November 2017 (Update):
    • The Skeletal Horror has now packed up his disco, leaving the environment behind him consistently lit.
  • ninja 14 August 2017 (Update):.
    • The Skeletal Horror can now be reset using Weekly D&D tokens.
  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • The Skeletal Horror will now show the correct amount of life points in the preceding cutscene.
  • patch 29 June 2015 (Update):
    • The Skeletal Horror no longer has green polygons visible from underneath its model.
  • patch 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • Players can no longer take Skeletal Horror bones out of the D&D.
  • patch 16 May 2011 (Update):
    • The Skeletal Horror task now appears in the task list when not completed, instead of after being completed for the week.
  • patch 28 March 2011 (Update):
    • The Skeletal Horror's combat level now decreases when it should.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the old diary, it is suggested that the Skeletal horror's skull was the model for the black mask.
  • The Skeletal Horror is supposed to be an ancient beast yet most of its bones are from other creatures. Some, such as the skull, are presumably the original bones of the ancient beast that the Odd Old Man found.
  • The Skeletal horror has one of the 'non-chafing manacles' that was on the Odd Old Man's wishlist after completing the Rag and Bone Man quest and the first wishlist. It appears that the Golden fleece is what makes it non-chafing.
  • All the bones retrieved from Rag and Bone Man, Rag and Bone Man wishlist and the Fur 'n Seek wish list can be found on the Skeletal horror.
  • The Skeletal Horror dropped elite clue scrolls 1/20th of the time after 4 August 2010. It was changed to 100% after 26 May 2015.
  • During the cutscene before the fight, the Skeletal Horror's health bar is set to 3,250 life points.
  • It is possible to kill the Skeletal Horror without burying all body parts.
  • Instead of burying, Skeletal Horror's limbs can be disassembled with the Invention skill.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Rowley. reddit.com. 19 March 2018. "1/12 to upgrade from elite->master, but yeah, you can downgrade back to elite if that's your preference."*