|Release date||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|• A giant skeleton.|
A notable variety of skeleton, Giant skeletons generally have significantly higher Combat levels and drop big bones. They have two graphical versions, one with a square shield and sword, and the other with a round shield and axe. These skeletons are found in the Shadow Dungeon.
Level 80 giant skeletons can be found in the Shadow Dungeon, which can be accessed using a ring of visibility at a certain point during the Desert Treasure quest. They are similar to the giant skeleton found in Tarn's Lair, but differ in some ways, such as their examine text and their drops.
The Shadow Dungeon giant skeletons (level 80) are good for semi-high levels to train on. Bringing Guthan's or even food to heal make them good experience. Crumble Undead is a powerful spell against skeletons and other undead for mages. Also, if you have the Salve amulet, you get 15% Attack and Strength bonuses, which makes killing these very efficient if using Melee.
To effectively maximize your training experience if Melee'ing, either stand in the centre of the south-west area by the entrance, or run eastward past the first corridor (past the second batch of giant skeletons) and go north into the nook and stand in the middle.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 278
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 116 Grimy harralander 1 Common 438 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,123 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,035 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,138 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,965 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,541 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,915 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 979
Weapons and armour Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 31 Steel sword 1 Common 35 Steel scimitar 1 Common 68 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 15 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 18 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 29
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 192 Air rune 30 Uncommon 150 Water rune 18 Uncommon 90 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 808 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 536 Law rune 4 Rare 708
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 283 Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold Champion's scroll (skeleton) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
- ↑ Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.
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 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,621 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,975 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,489 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 912 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,909 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 2,043 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 227 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,678 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,608 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,593 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,078 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,723 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,911 Rune javelin 5 Rare 600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,600 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,300 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,630 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,864 Law rune 45 Rare 7,965 Death rune 45 Rare 14,355 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,563 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,325 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,532 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,350 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,535