|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 304
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 114 Grimy harralander 1 Common 470 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,873 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 916 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,247 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,076 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,237 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,700 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 866
Weapons and armour Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 37 Steel sword 1 Common 54 Steel scimitar 1 Common 82 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 17 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 23 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 39
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 520 Law rune 4 Rare 772
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 278 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 1,399 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,296 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,730 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 817 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,814 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,014 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 496 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,075 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,551 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,176 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 25,400 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 39,646 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,622 Rune javelin 5 Rare 570 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,232 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662 Law rune 45 Rare 8,685 Death rune 45 Rare 15,840 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,720 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 34,297 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 60,650 Shield left half 1 Very rare 71,695 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,028