|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 290
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 128 Grimy harralander 1 Common 520 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,660 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,329 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,417 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,109 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,185 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,875 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,209
Weapons and armour Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 33 Steel sword 1 Common 47 Steel scimitar 1 Common 76 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 20 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 32 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 17
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 800 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 648 Law rune 4 Rare 740
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 274 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 1,661 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,207 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,923 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,153 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,093 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 760 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 539 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,889 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,787 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,606 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,675 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,376 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,888 Rune javelin 5 Rare 455 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 15,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,169 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,242 Law rune 45 Rare 8,325 Death rune 45 Rare 14,760 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,967 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,504 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,567 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,098 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,005