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 52
- Barrows - Level 77
- Melzar's Maze - Level 22
- Underground Pass (dungeon) - Level 22, 26
- Tarn's Lair - Level 42
- Stronghold of Security - 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 71 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 12 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 123 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 518 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,747 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,112 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,565 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,656 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,631 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,996 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,031
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bronze arrow 2; 5 Common 14–35 Earth rune 3 Uncommon 15 Air rune 12 Uncommon 60 Chaos rune 3 Uncommon 303 Steel arrow 1 Rare 36
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 6
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2; 4; 12; 16; 25; 33 Common Not sold Grain 1 Uncommon 20 Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 1,837 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 123 Grimy harralander 1 Common 518 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,747 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,112 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,565 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,656 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,631 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,996 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,031
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 15 Uncommon 75 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 505 Cosmic rune 2 Rare 242 Iron arrow 12 Rare 108
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 5; 10; 25; 45; 65 Common Not sold Bronze bar 1 Uncommon 150 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon  2,226 Mysterious emblem 1 Rare  111,396
- ↑ Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.
- ↑ Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
- ↑ Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
- ↑ Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia. 1/146.5 for level 25; 1/140.5 for level 22; 1/125.5 for level 45.
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 8,607 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,256 Chaos talisman 1 Common 231 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 925 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 926 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,737 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 616 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,400 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,360 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 535 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 780 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,511 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,710 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,430 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,636 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,935 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,644 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,382 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,401 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,287 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,290 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,097 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,271 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,358
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.