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Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 13
Always drops Nothing
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 18
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 2
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 18
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date Unknown (edit)
Members? No
Combat level 21
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 24
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 3
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 24
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date Unknown (edit)
Members? No
Combat level 22
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 29
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 3
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 29
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadKrystilia chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date Unknown (edit)
Members? No
Combat level 25
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 17
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 4
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 17
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadKrystilia chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date 22 January 2007 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 42
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints Unknown (edit)
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit Unknown (edit)
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP Unknown (edit)
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date Unknown (edit)
Members? Yes
Combat level 45
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 59
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 5
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 59
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadKrystilia chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date 4 July 2006 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 60
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 70
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 6
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 70
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date 4 July 2006 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 68
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 70
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 7
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 70
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date 9 May 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 77
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 50
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 10
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 51
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Skeleton
Skeleton
Release date 4 July 2006 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 85
Always drops Bones
Examine
Could do with gaining a few pounds.
Combat info
Hitpoints 77
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 10
Weakness Salve amulet, Crumble Undead, Crush
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 77
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
 ?  ? +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6





















Skeletons are undead monsters found in various locations across RuneScape, often in graveyards and dungeons. Being an undead monster, it is weak to Crumble Undead and the Salve amulet. It is also weak against crush attacks.

While doing The Restless Ghost quest, a level 13 skeleton will appear when the player picks up the ghost's skull.

Players can purchase level 22 skeleton guards for their dungeon in their player-owned house. However, they do not contribute towards a slayer assignment.

LocationsEdit

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DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 57

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Looting bag Looting bag(m) 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem(m) 1 Rare [2]
Lv 22: (1/140.5)
Lv 25: (1/146.5)
Lv 45: (1/125.5)
134,814
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment(m) 1 Rare [2]
Lv 22: (1/296.8)
Lv 25: (1/306.4)
Lv 45: (1/272.8)
1,011
Skeleton champion scroll Skeleton champion scroll(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000)[3] Not sold
  1. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  3. Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.

Lv 21, 22Edit

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 122
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 623
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,797
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 871
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,876
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,776
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,365
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,549
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 1,039

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze arrow 5 Bronze arrow 2; 5 Common 10–25
Earth rune Earth rune 3 Uncommon 15
Air rune Air rune 12 Uncommon 72
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3 Uncommon 303
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 1 Rare 38

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 6

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 2; 4; 12; 16; 25; 33 Common Not sold
Grain Grain 1 Uncommon 29
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 2,285
Ancient shard Ancient shard(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/314)
Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/471)
Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/471)
Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top(m) 1 Rare [1]
(1/471)
Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Lv 25, 45Edit

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 122
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander(m) 1 Common 623
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,797
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 871
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 1,876
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Uncommon 1,776
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,365
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,549
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 1,039

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 15 Uncommon 90
Water rune Water rune 9 Uncommon 54
Chaos rune Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 505
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Rare 304
Law rune Law rune 2 Rare 582
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 12 Rare 108

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron axe Iron axe 1 Uncommon 25
Iron med helm Iron med helm 1 Uncommon 31
Iron sword Iron sword 1 Uncommon 27

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 5; 10; 25; 45; 65 Common Not sold
Bronze bar Bronze bar 1 Uncommon 185

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 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,181
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,715
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 785
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,003
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,016
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,902
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 923
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,700
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,864
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 695
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,420
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,214
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 13,095
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,700
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,546
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,942
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,629
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,100
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,942
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,654
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,366
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,098
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,113
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,497
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,973


TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • Upon release, the skeletons in the Barrows crypts did not drop the Skeleton champion scroll. This was changed a few years later.
  • Upon opening a wardrobe, there is a 1/21 chance of a non-interactable skeleton appearing inside.[1] This is a reference to a common idiom. If there is a skeleton inside the wardrobe, searching the wardrobe yields the text "Eek! There's a skeleton in there."
  • There are level 35 skeletons in the Wrath altar - they cannot be attacked, and examining them gives the text "Even in death he still fights." While they have swords, they use the same attack animation as zombies.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 May 2018.