|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 214
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 117 Grimy harralander 1 Common 554 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,290 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 970 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,204 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,393 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,831 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,828 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 963
Weapons and armour Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 52 Steel sword 1 Common 74 Steel scimitar 1 Common 95 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 11 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 26 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 28
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 168 Air rune 30 Uncommon 150 Water rune 18 Uncommon 90 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 776 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 476 Law rune 4 Rare 876
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 174 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 Skeleton champion scroll 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 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,697 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,861 Chaos talisman 1 Common 430 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 779 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,596 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 399 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,200 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,402 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 715 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,360 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,481 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,276 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,855 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,890 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,596 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,999 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,665 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,270 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,385 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,199 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,269 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,074 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,459 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,865