Slayer task/Skeletons

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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
Skeleton
  • 21
  • 22
  • 25
  • 45
  • 60
  • 68
  • 85
  • 24
  • 29
  • 17
  • 59
  • 70
  • 70
  • 77
Common skeletons, found across Gielinor
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair)
  • 40
  • 42
  • 59
  • 63
  • 72
  • 77
  • 81
  • 87
  • 26
  • 40/42
  • 53
  • 58
  • 69
  • 80
  • 71
  • 92
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]

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Location Maplink Amount Multicombat Cannonable Safespottable Notes
Catacombs of Kourend 6 Yes No No
Draynor Sewers 4 No Yes No
Edgeville Dungeon Unknown No Yes No
  • Killing skeletons in the northern part of the edgeville dungeon represents a high risk for those who decide to do their slayer task there because it is a pk zone
Stronghold of Security Unknown No Yes No
  • Found on the forth floor
Taverley Dungeon Unknown No Yes No
Varrock Sewers 7 Yes Yes No
Waterfall Dungeon 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 Unknown Yes Yes No
Tarn's Lair, Abandoned Mine Unknown Yes Yes No
Barrows Unknown Yes No No
Shayzien Crypts Unknown Yes Yes No
Melzar's Maze Unknown Yes Yes No
Ape Atoll Dungeon Unknown Yes Yes No
Draynor Manor Unknown No No No
Wizards' Tower Unknown No No 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.