Skeletons are undead monsters that can be assigned as tasks at combat level 15 by various slayer masters. They are often found in cemeteries and dungeons. A good strategy to kill them is to use melee with a weapon with crush bonuses (such as a Viggora's chainmace) and a salve amulet or salve amulet (e), due to their low defense against that style of attack.
Another strategy to kill them would be with magic, using the crumble undead spell on them.
Monster Variants[edit | edit source]
|Monster||Combat level||Slayer XP||Locations||Notes|
||Common skeletons, found across Gielinor|
|Skeleton (Tarn's Lair)||
||Skeletons found in the Abandoned Mine and Tarn's Lair, some of which animate from piles of bones on the floor when the player is near|
|Skeleton (mage)||94||85||Magic-using skeletons found in Tarn's Lair|
|Skeleton (Barrows)||77||51||Skeletons found in the Barrows minigame, which once killed contribute to the minigame's rewards|
|Skeleton (Shayzien Crypts)||132||54||Skeletons found in the Shayzien Crypts, which each attack with a different combat style|
|Skeleton (Melzar's Maze)||22||29||Found in Melzar's Maze, killed for the yellow key to progress through the maze|
|Skeleton (Ape Atoll)||142||110||Giant monkey skeletons found in the Ape Atoll Dungeon, aggressive to humans but not to players disguised using a monkey greegree|
|Skeleton (Draynor Manor)||22||29||A unique skeleton found in Draynor Manor, which attacks the player when they take the rubber tube|
|Skeleton (The Restless Ghost)||13||18||A skeleton that animates from a nearby pile of bones in the Wizards' Tower basement to attack the player when they pick up the ghost's skull|
Location Comparison[edit | edit source]
|Catacombs of Kourend||6||Yes||No||No|
|Stronghold of Security||Unknown||No||Yes||No||
|Wilderness||Unknown||Yes||Yes||No||Multicombat area and high Risk Player Killing to the makes this a very dangerous location.|
|Tarn's Lair, Abandoned Mine||Unknown||Yes||Yes||No|
|Ape Atoll Dungeon||Unknown||Yes||Yes||No|
Exceptions[edit | edit source]
- Although it is insinuated in Tarn's diary that skeletal wyverns are undead, they are in fact re-animated remains, whereas actual undead creatures have come back to life. This causes the Salve amulet and its enchanted versions to not work against them.
- The Skeleton hellhound summoned by Vanstrom Klause during the In Search of the Myreque quest although it looks like a skeleton, for some reason crumble undead does not work against this monster, and the salve amulet seems to have no effect.