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 56 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 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 155 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 547 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,593 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,113 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,380 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,475 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,536 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,060 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,093
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 5
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2; 4; 12; 16; 25; 33 Common Not sold Grain 1 Uncommon 22 Fire talisman 1 Uncommon 1,878 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 155 Grimy harralander 1 Common 547 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,593 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,113 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,380 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,475 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,536 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,060 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,093
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 15 Uncommon 75 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 505 Cosmic rune 2 Rare 228 Iron arrow 12 Rare 108
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 5; 10; 25; 45; 65 Common Not sold Bronze bar 1 Uncommon 196 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon  2,749 Mysterious emblem 1 Rare  122,598
- ↑ 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 8,333 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,101 Chaos talisman 1 Common 260 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 907 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 984 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,735 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 537 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,948 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 540 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 880 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,560 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,869 Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,395 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,160 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,547 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,925 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,579 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,800 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,435 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,838 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,331 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,183 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,051 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,459 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,214
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.