Killing ankous

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Killing ankous
Attack 60+ , Strength , Defence recommended
Attack 70+ , Defence (for Guthan the Infested's equipment for healing—optional)
ProfitExperience gained
81,481 Combat level 44,400
Hitpoints 11,100
Inputs (4,488)Outputs (85,969)
24 × Lobster.png Lobster (4,488)204 × Death rune.png Death rune (33,985)164 × Blood rune.png Blood rune (35,876)28.49 × Law rune.png Law rune (3,789)0.056 × Ranarr seed.png Ranarr seed (1,806)0.074 × Snapdragon seed.png Snapdragon seed (3,454)0.0017 × Torstol seed.png Torstol seed (31.2)0.37 × Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed (2,454)19.43 × Mithril ore.png Mithril ore (2,933)3.7 × Gem drop table.png Gem drop table (1,642)

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, in the Catacombs of Kourend, 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. Protect from Melee is recommended when not safespoting.

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, the strongest equipment players can use is Rune armour and weapons. Nonetheless, they could still be safespotted with Ranged or Magic. A commonly used safespot 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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