Skeleton

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This article is about the common variant. For other skeletons, see Skeleton (disambiguation).

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. They are also often weak against crush attacks.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops (Plain)[edit | edit source]

These drops are only applicable to skeletons that do not drop anything.

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Skeleton drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always940

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Skeleton drops Looting bag with rarity 1/6 in quantity 1Looting bag(m)11/61/3[d 1]Not soldN/A
Skeleton champion scroll.png: Skeleton drops Skeleton champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeleton champion scroll(m)11/5,000[d 2]Not sold0
  1. Looting bags are only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  2. Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.

Wilderness Slayer tertiary[edit | edit source]

The following drops are only accessible while on a Slayer task given by Krystilia.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Larran's key.png: Skeleton drops Larran's key with rarity 1/1,144 in quantity 1Larran's key11/1,1441/467Not sold54
Slayer's enchantment.png: Skeleton drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/301 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/3011/2731,063720

Drops (Unarmed)[edit | edit source]

These skeletons are commonly found in sewer systems and major city dungeons.

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Skeleton drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always940

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bronze arrow.png: Skeleton drops Bronze arrow with rarity 7/128 in quantity 2Bronze arrow27/128120
Bronze arrow.png: Skeleton drops Bronze arrow with rarity 4/128 in quantity 5Bronze arrow54/128300
Iron arrow.png: Skeleton drops Iron arrow with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Iron arrow14/12871
Air rune.png: Skeleton drops Air rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 12Air rune122/1286024
Earth rune.png: Skeleton drops Earth rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Earth rune32/128156
Fire rune.png: Skeleton drops Fire rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Fire rune22/128104
Chaos rune.png: Skeleton drops Chaos rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Chaos rune32/128189162
Nature rune.png: Skeleton drops Nature rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 3Nature rune31/128654324
Steel arrow.png: Skeleton drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Steel arrow11/128337

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 21/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Skeleton drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/24.4 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf(m)11/24.4207
Grimy marrentill.png: Skeleton drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/32.5 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill(m)11/32.5158
Grimy tarromin.png: Skeleton drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/43.3 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin(m)11/43.31009
Grimy harralander.png: Skeleton drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/55.7 in quantity 1Grimy harralander(m)11/55.75679
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Skeleton drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/70.9 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed(m)11/70.96,47318
Grimy irit leaf.png: Skeleton drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/97.5 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf(m)11/97.563310
Grimy avantoe.png: Skeleton drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/130 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe(m)11/1301,83910
Grimy kwuarm.png: Skeleton drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/156 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm(m)11/1561,41812
Grimy cadantine.png: Skeleton drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/195 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine(m)11/1951,47113
Grimy lantadyme.png: Skeleton drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/260.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme(m)11/260.11,29313
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Skeleton drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/260.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed(m)11/260.156514

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_5.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 21/128 in quantity 10Coins(f)1021/128[d 1]1010
Coins_2.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 18/128 in quantity 2Coins218/12822
Coins_5.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 15/128 in quantity 12Coins1215/1281212
Coins_4.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 7/128 in quantity 4Coins47/12844
Coins_5.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 4/128 in quantity 16Coins164/1281616
Coins_25.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 4/128 in quantity 25Coins254/1282525
Coins_25.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 4/128 in quantity 33Coins334/1283333
Coins_25.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 48Coins481/1284848
  1. Only dropped in Free-to-play

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A18/128N/AN/A
Iron dagger.png: Skeleton drops Iron dagger with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Iron dagger16/1282021
Fire talisman.png: Skeleton drops Fire talisman with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Fire talisman12/1284,7102
Iron ore.png: Skeleton drops Iron ore with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron ore11/1287810
Grain.png: Skeleton drops Grain with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Grain11/128361

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/256.47; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Skeleton drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/512; 1/260[d 2]39915
Uncut emerald.png: Skeleton drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/1,024; 1/520[d 2]65730
Uncut ruby.png: Skeleton drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/2,048; 1/1,040[d 2]1,28660
Chaos talisman.png: Skeleton drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2][d 3]5812
Nature talisman.png: Skeleton drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2][d 3]7942
Uncut diamond.png: Skeleton drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]2,541120
Loop half of key.png: Skeleton drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/16,384; 1/8,320[d 2]10,26960
Tooth half of key.png: Skeleton drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/16,384; 1/8,320[d 2]10,26560
Rune javelin.png: Skeleton drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/16,384 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/16,384; 1/8,320[d 2]8701,200
Rune spear.png: Skeleton drops Rune spear with rarity 1/262,144 in quantity 1Rune spear11/262,144; 1/15,600[d 2][d 4]11,71012,480
Shield left half.png: Skeleton drops Shield left half with rarity 1/524,288 in quantity 1Shield left half11/524,288; 1/31,200[d 2][d 4]65,00166,000
Dragon spear.png: Skeleton drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/699,050.67 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/699,050.67; 1/41,600[d 2][d 4]37,63837,440
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The talisman dropped depends on where the monster is located: monsters above ground level drop the nature talisman, and monsters below ground level drop the chaos talisman.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Skeleton drops Looting bag with rarity 1/14 in quantity 1Looting bag(m)11/141/6[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (beginner).png: Skeleton drops Clue scroll (beginner) with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Clue scroll (beginner)11/100Not sold12
Skeleton champion scroll.png: Skeleton drops Skeleton champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeleton champion scroll(m)11/5,000[d 2]Not sold0
  1. Looting bags are only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  2. Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.

Wilderness Slayer tertiary[edit | edit source]

The following drops are only accessible while on a Slayer task given by Krystilia.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Larran's key.png: Skeleton drops Larran's key with rarity 1/1,144 in quantity 1Larran's key11/1,1441/467Not sold54
Slayer's enchantment.png: Skeleton drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/301 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/3011/2731,063720

Drops (Armed)[edit | edit source]

These skeletons are commonly found in sewer systems, major city dungeons, and on Great Kourend.

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Skeleton drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always940

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron med helm.png: Skeleton drops Iron med helm with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Iron med helm16/1286350
Iron sword.png: Skeleton drops Iron sword with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Iron sword14/1285954
Iron axe.png: Skeleton drops Iron axe with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Iron axe12/1283633
Iron scimitar.png: Skeleton drops Iron scimitar with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron scimitar11/1284567

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Skeleton drops Air rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 15Air rune153/1287530
Water rune.png: Skeleton drops Water rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 9Water rune93/1283618
Chaos rune.png: Skeleton drops Chaos rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 5Chaos rune53/128315270
Iron arrow.png: Skeleton drops Iron arrow with rarity 2/128 in quantity 12Iron arrow122/1288412
Law rune.png: Skeleton drops Law rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Law rune22/128240288
Cosmic rune.png: Skeleton drops Cosmic rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Cosmic rune21/12825660

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 20/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Skeleton drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/25.6 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf(m)11/25.6207
Grimy marrentill.png: Skeleton drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/34.1 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill(m)11/34.1158
Grimy tarromin.png: Skeleton drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/45.5 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin(m)11/45.51009
Grimy harralander.png: Skeleton drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/58.5 in quantity 1Grimy harralander(m)11/58.55679
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Skeleton drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/74.5 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed(m)11/74.56,47318
Grimy irit leaf.png: Skeleton drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf(m)11/102.463310
Grimy avantoe.png: Skeleton drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/136.5 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe(m)11/136.51,83910
Grimy kwuarm.png: Skeleton drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/163.8 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm(m)11/163.81,41812
Grimy cadantine.png: Skeleton drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine(m)11/204.81,47113
Grimy lantadyme.png: Skeleton drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme(m)11/273.11,29313
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Skeleton drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed(m)11/273.156514

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_5.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 44/128 in quantity 10Coins1044/128; 24/128[d 1]1010
Coins_5.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 25/128 in quantity 5Coins525/12855
Coins_25.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 8/128 in quantity 25Coins258/1282525
Coins_25.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 4/128 in quantity 45Coins454/1284545
Coins_25.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 3/128 in quantity 65Coins653/1286565
Coins_1.png: Skeleton drops Coins with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Coins12/12811
  1. The drop rate decreases to 24/128 on a members world.

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A8/128N/AN/A
Bronze bar.png: Skeleton drops Bronze bar with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Bronze bar15/1281564

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/128.23; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Skeleton drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/256; 1/130[d 2]39915
Uncut emerald.png: Skeleton drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/512; 1/260[d 2]65730
Uncut ruby.png: Skeleton drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/1,024; 1/520[d 2]1,28660
Chaos talisman.png: Skeleton drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2][d 3]5812
Nature talisman.png: Skeleton drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2][d 3]7942
Uncut diamond.png: Skeleton drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/4,096; 1/2,080[d 2]2,541120
Loop half of key.png: Skeleton drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]10,26960
Tooth half of key.png: Skeleton drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]10,26560
Rune javelin.png: Skeleton drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]8701,200
Rune spear.png: Skeleton drops Rune spear with rarity 1/131,072 in quantity 1Rune spear11/131,072; 1/7,800[d 2][d 4]11,71012,480
Shield left half.png: Skeleton drops Shield left half with rarity 1/262,144 in quantity 1Shield left half11/262,144; 1/15,600[d 2][d 4]65,00166,000
Dragon spear.png: Skeleton drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/349,525.33 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 2][d 4]37,63837,440
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The talisman dropped depends on where the monster is located: monsters above ground level drop the nature talisman, and monsters below ground level drop the chaos talisman.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Skeleton drops Looting bag with rarity 1/14 in quantity 1Looting bag(m)11/141/6[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (beginner).png: Skeleton drops Clue scroll (beginner) with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Clue scroll (beginner)11/100Not sold12
Skeleton champion scroll.png: Skeleton drops Skeleton champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeleton champion scroll(m)11/5,000[d 2]Not sold0
  1. Looting bags are only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  2. Only dropped if access to Champions' Guild is available, and the Skeleton Champion hasn't been previously killed in the Champions' Challenge.

Catacombs tertiary[edit | edit source]

The following drops are only accessible while killing the Catacombs of Kourend variants.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ancient shard.png: Skeleton drops Ancient shard with rarity 1/314 in quantity 1Ancient shard11/314Not sold122
Dark totem base.png: Skeleton drops Dark totem base with rarity 1/471 in quantity 1Dark totem base11/471Not sold123
Dark totem middle.png: Skeleton drops Dark totem middle with rarity 1/471 in quantity 1Dark totem middle11/471Not sold123
Dark totem top.png: Skeleton drops Dark totem top with rarity 1/471 in quantity 1Dark totem top11/471Not sold123

Wilderness Slayer tertiary[edit | edit source]

The following drops are only accessible while on a Slayer task given by Krystilia.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Larran's key.png: Skeleton drops Larran's key with rarity 1/1,144 in quantity 1Larran's key11/1,1441/467Not sold54
Slayer's enchantment.png: Skeleton drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/301 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/3011/2731,063720

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.)