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
- 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 68 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 6 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 118 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 508 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,811 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,072 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,540 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,710 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,698 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,093 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 952
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 35
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 26 Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 1,506 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 6 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 118 Grimy harralander 1 Common 508 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,811 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,072 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,540 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,710 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,698 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,093 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 952
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 15 Uncommon 75 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 505 Cosmic rune 2 Rare 254 Iron arrow 12 Rare 108
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 5; 10; 25; 45; 65 Common Not sold Bronze bar 1 Uncommon 134 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon  2,997 Mysterious emblem 1 Rare  104,986
- ↑ 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 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 920 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,206 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,333 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 867 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,761 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 606 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 216 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,204 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,577 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,096 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,570 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,967 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,343 Rune javelin 5 Rare 540 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,628 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,234 Law rune 45 Rare 9,720 Death rune 45 Rare 10,530 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,409 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,152 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,350 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,536 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,413
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.