Skeleton

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This article is about the generic skeleton. For other uses, see Skeleton (disambiguation).
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Skeletons are a common undead monster found all over Gielinor. Like zombies, they are the result of a necromancer reanimating the bodies of the dead. As such, they are the commonly found in tombs, graveyards and dungeons.

According to Azzanadra, skeletons can also reanimate themselves should their burial site be desecrated, which is further supported when attempting to loot fallen barbarian corpses in the Ancient Cavern.

They are generally weak to magic, with most skeletons being especially vulnerable to earth or water spells. A salve amulet or salve amulet (e) will provide a damage and accuracy boost of +15% and +20% respectively against skeletons and other undead.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Slayer alternatives[edit | edit source]

Any monsters named "skeleton", with the exception of guard skeletons in a player-owned house and the Skeletons found in Daemonheim (also including the Unholy Cursebearer boss) and Sinkholes, may be killed to complete a slayer assignment. The following alternatives are also available:

Banking tips[edit | edit source]

Many skeleton locations are far from banks. For players wishing to slay skeletons and bank their drops, consider the following:

Champion's Challenge[edit | edit source]

Skeletons are one of the races who have lesser champions in the Champion's Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Skeleton Champion, the player must kill skeletons until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop. Obtaining the scroll usually takes several hours of dedicated skeleton hunting, therefore it is advised to kill lower level skeletons to increase the kill rate as much as possible.

Drops[edit | edit source]

This drop table is an amalgamation of different varieties of skeleton, and doesn't necessarily give a good indication of what a particular skeleton will drop.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

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89–91%5–6%0.6–1.2%2–3%0.7–1.4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,346 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Dropped by Level 70, 72, 77, and 79 skeletons.

Rare drop table[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 Skeleton drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common95915
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,94830
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,45060
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,968120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare313,560-383,2405,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,8950
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,7600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,037600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare541,665-662,03527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common58,01860,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,75660,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,08137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare561,780-686,620756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8901,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,85040,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare699,300-854,700720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare68,81566,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,74360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,272-19,728678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,033,155-1,262,7451,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare259,080-312,420136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,976-10,824136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,355-61,54522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon436,950-534,05040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,456-19,8440
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare343,080-419,3200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon16,375-22,925Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common6,472Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon15,675-18,810Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,254Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare80,900-97,080Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,517Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,600-14,840Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon516,420-631,1800
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon176,760-216,0400
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Skeleton drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon107,370-131,2308,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Skeleton drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,895-216,2055,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,478-10,832532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon49,826-56,944532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon124,3161,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare243,6001,520
Flax.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common53,550-65,4501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common31,050-37,95045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon376,650-460,350450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,252-19,5986,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare161,325-197,17564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon26,865-32,83513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare582,120-711,480243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]202,4856,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Skeleton drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,52218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Skeleton 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 Skeleton drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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!
  • ninja 2 March 2015 (Update):
    • A large number of skeletons across Gielinor have been graphically updated.
  • patch 16 February 2015 (Update):
    • Some skeletons no longer shoot rocks out of their bows.
  • patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
    • Reworked various zombie and skeleton combat animations.
  • patch 7 October 2009 (Update):
    • Updated the skull of a skeleton to match the rest of its, er, body.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The level 58 skeletons in the Crandor and Karamja Dungeon are bigger than the other skeletons.
  • The skeletons in the Barrows did not drop the champion scroll for several years. This bug was eventually fixed.
  • When in a player-owned-house oubliette or dungeon when building mode is on, they are called Bones.
  • In the Hallowe'en 2011 event the player has to choose a skeleton to represent Pestilence in statue form.

References[edit | edit source]