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Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)
Giant Skeleton (Lv 80)
Release date 18 April 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 80
Always drops Big bones
A giant skeleton.
Combat info
Hitpoints 70
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 8
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee, Crush
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 70
Category Undead
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
70 70 70 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0  ? +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4

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.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 257

Herbs Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 70
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 522
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,958
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,188
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,965
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,154
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,168
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,802
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,891

Weapons and armour Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel med helm Steel med helm 1 Common 57
Steel sword Steel sword 1 Common 58
Steel scimitar Steel scimitar 1 Common 73
Iron warhammer Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 10
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Uncommon 31
Iron scimitar Iron scimitar 1 Rare 27

Ammunition/Runes Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 264
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Water rune Water rune 18 Uncommon 90
Chaos rune Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 816
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 4 Rare 620
Law rune Law rune 4 Rare 836

Other Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 2–427 Common Not sold
Iron bar Iron bar 1 Common 263
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Champion's scroll (skeleton) Champion's scroll (skeleton) 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[1] Not sold
  1. 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 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,634
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,100
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 22,999
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,522
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,293
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 536
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 262
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,956
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,704
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,896
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,687
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,730
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,176
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 690
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,160
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,973
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,788
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,405
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 13,005
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,528
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,093
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,434
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,432
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,852


  • The level 45 skeletons in Elvarg's lair are the same size as giant skeletons, despite being "normal".

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