Killing ankous

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Killing ankous
RequirementsAnkou.png
Skills
60+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
Items
Quest
None
Other
70+ AttackAttack icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png (for Guthan the Infested's equipment for healing—optional)
Results
ProfitExperience gained
103,19044,400 CombatMulticombat.png
11,100 HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
Inputs (2,520)Outputs (105,710)
24 x Lobster.png: Inventory image of LobsterLobster (2,520)
203.5 x Death rune.png: Inventory image of Death runeDeath rune (44,770)
163.82 x Blood rune.png: Inventory image of Blood runeBlood rune (60,940)
0 x Law rune.png: Inventory image of Law runeLaw rune (0)
0 x Ranarr seed.png: Inventory image of Ranarr seedRanarr seed (0)
0 x Snapdragon seed.png: Inventory image of Snapdragon seedSnapdragon seed (0)
0 x Torstol seed.png: Inventory image of Torstol seedTorstol seed (0)
0 x Grimy ranarr weed.png: Inventory image of Grimy ranarr weedGrimy ranarr weed (0)
0 x Mithril ore.png: Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore (0)
0 x Gem drop table.png: Inventory image of Gem drop tableGem drop table (0*)

The profit rate assumes 185 kills per hour. Your actual profits may be higher or lower depending on your speed and luck.

Ankous are monsters found on the fourth floor of the Stronghold of Security and in the Wilderness. They are weak against Melee and the Salve amulet, which can bring extra Combat experience. Players can earn 40,000 to 50,000 experience and over 120,000 gold an hour off them. Ankous drop death runes, blood runes, noted pure essence, noted mithril ore and the occasional hard clue scroll, so they are a great money-maker. Since they are aggressive, it is very easy to AFK for short periods of time.

Additionally, Bones to Peaches is a great method for healing since they drop bones. Alternatively, Guthan's set can be used for healing.

Although this is also a free-to-play monster, it is not recommended to kill them on free-to-play because players will drastically limit their profitability, due to the fact that the best money-making items (Blood and Death runes) do not drop. Also, players will be relegating themselves to rune equipment. Nonetheless, they could still be safespotted with Ranged or Magic. A commonly used safe spot is located in the most southern large room behind the two skeletons by the east door, as it is the most protected location on the floor.

Even though they can be found in the Wilderness (The Forgotten Cemetery) for the addition of dark fishing bait, it is not recommended to kill them there due to other nearby aggressive creatures and the location being in moderately deep Wilderness.


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