|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 264
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 98 Grimy harralander 1 Common 439 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,043 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,041 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,854 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,257 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,796 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,808 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,110
Weapons and armour Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 31 Steel sword 1 Common 37 Steel scimitar 1 Common 60 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 16 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 18 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 30
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 264 Air rune 30 Uncommon 150 Water rune 18 Uncommon 90 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 808 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 712 Law rune 4 Rare 700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 310 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 1,575 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,864 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,979 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 988 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,028 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,400 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 316 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,152 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,589 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,621 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,556 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,897 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,904 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 6,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,240 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,576 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,875 Death rune 45 Rare 16,785 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,539 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,660 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 60,722 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,986 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,031