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, skeletons have a vast range of 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, 77 and 82 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 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 10 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 113 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 485 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,020 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 998 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,115 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,945 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,413 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,962 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 884
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 303 Steel arrow 1 Rare 34
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 11
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2; 4; 12; 16; 25; 33 Common Not sold Grain 1 Uncommon 37 Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 1,603 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 113 Grimy harralander 1 Common 485 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,020 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 998 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,115 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,945 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,413 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,962 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 884
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 15 Uncommon 75 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 505 Cosmic rune 2 Rare 290 Iron arrow 12 Rare 96
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 5; 10; 25; 45; 65 Common Not sold Bronze bar 1 Uncommon 255 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 1,604 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,418 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,982 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 937 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,976 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,810 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,946 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,563 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,485 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,428 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,733 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,872 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,300 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,963 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,158 Law rune 45 Rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Rare 14,265 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,955 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,540 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,816 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,636 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,575
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 crypts did not drop the champion scroll for several years. This was eventually changed.
- If you open a wardrobe, there is a chance it has a skeleton inside it.