|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 306
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 7 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 122 Grimy harralander 1 Common 529 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,734 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,030 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,511 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,722 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,683 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,938 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 942
Weapons and armour Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel med helm 1 Common 41 Steel sword 1 Common 69 Steel scimitar 1 Common 90 Iron warhammer 1 Uncommon 12 Steel axe 1 Uncommon 33 Iron scimitar 1 Rare 30
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 24 Uncommon 216 Air rune 30 Uncommon 150 Water rune 18 Uncommon 90 Chaos rune 8 Uncommon 808 Cosmic rune 4 Rare 472 Law rune 4 Rare 824
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–427 Common Not sold Iron bar 1 Common 215 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 892 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,577 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,653 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 864 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,701 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 701 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 237 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,735 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,547 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,005 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,515 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,918 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,289 Rune javelin 5 Rare 535 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,595 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,780 Law rune 45 Rare 9,270 Death rune 45 Rare 10,620 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,143 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,105 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,022 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,425 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,472