|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 257
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 70 Grimy harralander 1 Common 522 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,958 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,188 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,965 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,154 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,168 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,802 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,891
Weapons and armour Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 57 Steel sword 1 Common 58 Steel scimitar 1 Common 73 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 10 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 31 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 27
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 816 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 620 Law rune 4 Rare 836
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 263 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 1,634 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,100 Tooth half of key 1 Common 22,999 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,522 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,293 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 536 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 262 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,956 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,704 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,896 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,687 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,730 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,176 Rune javelin 5 Rare 690 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,160 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,973 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,788 Law rune 45 Rare 9,405 Death rune 45 Rare 13,005 Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,528 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,093 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,434 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,432 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,852