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For the level 142 skeleton found on Ape Atoll, see Skeleton (Ape Atoll).
|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Combat level||13, 21, 22, 25, 42, 45, 60, 68, 77, 85|
| • Could do with gaining a few pounds.
• "It looks just a bit... underfed."
Skeletons are undead monsters found in various locations across RuneScape, often in graveyards and dungeons. Being an undead monster, it is highly vulnerable to the Crumble Undead spell. It is also weak against crush attacks. A Salve amulet (e) provides considerable boosts to Strength and Attack against the undead Skeletons.
Giant skeletons are found in at least two locations. Level 80 giant skeletons are found in the Shadow Dungeon, which is accessible with a Ring of visibility during and after the Desert Treasure quest. Level 100 giant skeletons are found in the Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon), which is accessible during and after The Lair of Tarn Razorlor miniquest. The examine text for the level 100 asks the question whether this creature is a 'giant skeleton' or a 'skeleton of a giant', suggesting this undead creature may originate from human or giant remains. (However, the size of creature suggests 'giant skeleton' is the case, as it is smaller than any known giant.)
While doing The Restless Ghost quest, a level 13 Skeleton warlock will appear when the player picks up the ghost's skull. It has 18 Hitpoints and a max hit of 2. Also, a mysterious skeleton is said to have been spotted around RuneScape before the 2008 Hallowe'en event.
Skeletons are one of the most common enemies in the game as there are a very high number of skeletons in the game compared most other monsters. They are found all over RuneScape in relation to almost any area. Some such locations are:
- Edgeville Dungeon - Level 21, 22, 25
- Digsite Dungeon - Level 22
- Draynor Sewers - Level 22, 25
- Crandor and Karamja Dungeon - Level 22, 25, 45
- Ogre Enclave - Level 22
- Taverley Dungeon - Level 22
- Temple of Ikov (dungeon) - Level 45
- Varrock Sewers - Level 21, 25
- Waterfall Dungeon - Level 45
- Wilderness (levels 1 to 6) - Level 22
- Edgeville Wilderness Dungeon - Level 45
- Wilderness Agility Course - Level 25
- Barrows - Level 77
- Melzar's Maze - Level 22
- Underground Pass (dungeon) - Level 22, 26
- Tarn's Lair - Level 42
- Security Stronghold - Level 22, 25, 60
Unlike most enemies, they wildly differ in stats, Combat levels and locations. The table below lists the known locations and combat levels of skeletons, and it also provides links to the locations with separate articles.
|13||Encountered during The Restless Ghost in the Wizards' Tower basement|
|21||Edgeville Dungeon, Varrock Sewers|
|22||Digsite Dungeon, Draynor Manor, Draynor Sewers, Edgeville Dungeon, Karamja Volcano Dungeon, Melzar's Maze, Taverley Dungeon, Wilderness (level 1-6), South-Western Wilderness Mine|
|25||Crandor, Draynor Sewers, Edgeville Dungeon, Karamja Volcano Dungeon, Varrock Sewers, Southern Wilderness Mine, Wilderness (level 35) near Moss giants and canoe pond, Bone Yard, The Forgotten Cemetery|
|42||The Lair of Tarn Razorlor|
|45||Crandor Dungeon (near Elvarg), Temple of Ikov, Waterfall Dungeon, Yanille Agility dungeon|
|60, 68, 85||Stronghold of Security: Sepulcher of Death|
Champion's Challenge Edit
All Skeletons Edit
Level 21, 22, 25, 42, 45, 60, 68, and 77 Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 73 Champion scroll (skeleton) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Level 13 Edit
The level 13 skeleton drops nothing except for bones.
Level 21, 22
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 91 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 638 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,703 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,552 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 3,446 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 3,516 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 3,276 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,130 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 2,165
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bronze arrow 2; 5 Common 12–30 Earth rune 3 Uncommon 15 Air rune 12 Uncommon 60 Chaos rune 3 Uncommon 300 Steel arrow 1 Rare 34
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 8
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2; 4; 12; 16; 25; 33 Common Not sold Grain 1 Uncommon 29 Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,169 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 91 Grimy harralander 1 Common 638 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,703 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,552 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,446 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,516 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 3,276 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,130 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 2,165
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 15 Uncommon 75 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 500 Cosmic rune 2 Rare 276 Iron arrow 12 Rare 120
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 5; 10; 25; 45; 65 Common Not sold Bronze bar 1 Uncommon 158 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) 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 1,719 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,181 Tooth half of key 1 Common 21,496 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,372 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,090 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 415 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 254 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,018 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,495 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,531 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,862 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,648 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,702 Rune javelin 5 Rare 545 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 18,100 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,080 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,039 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,124 Law rune 45 Rare 8,955 Death rune 45 Rare 11,835 Dragonstone 1 Rare 19,762 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,848 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,991 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,581 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,062
Slaying skeletons Edit
Banking tips Edit
- Low-level skeletons:
- Medium/high-level skeletons:
- The level 45 skeletons in the Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, just outside of Elvarg's lair, seem taller than the other skeletons and appear to be the same size as giant skeletons.
- The skeletons in the Barrows did not drop the champion scroll for several years. This bug was eventually fixed.
- If you open a wardrobe, there is a chance it has a skeleton inside it.