By: John K.
Table of Contents
- i - Revision history
- 1.0 - Introduction
--- About Ankous
- 2.0 - How to Get There
- 3.0 - Gear and Inventories
- 4.0 - Killing Ankous with Melee
- 5.0 - Killing Ankous with Range
- 6.0 - Killing Ankous with Magic
- 7.0 - Summoning
- 8.0 - Random Events
- 9.0 - Rewards and Experience Rates
- 10.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
- 11.0 - Credits
i - Revision history
» 18/11/2008 - Began the Guide
» 19/11/2008 - Worked a little more
» 21/11/2008 - Worked on the Gear and Inventory section
» 24/11/2008 - Added in some more information in random sections.
» 11/12/2008 - Began the magic section
1.0 - Introduction
If you are low on some dough, and you need some more while getting a decent amount of money. If any of the latter applies to you, Ankous are the place for you. If you chose to use this guide, I assure you that I can help help you maximize your stay and help you reap the rewards Ankous offer. You can even train ranged effectively here! Many middle leveled, member, players often train at Ankous because of their high Blood and Death rune drop rate.
---Where: You will be training in the Stronghold of Security, located with in the Barbarian Village, just south of Edgeville.
---How: By using Melee or Range to slay Ankous.
---Why: To gain experience and get a ton of cash off of their high Blood and Death rune count.
Max Hit: 8
Slayer Monster: No
Attack Style: Melee
Examine: A boney ghost.
Up to You or you can Eat
Skull left half
Noted Mithril ores
Noted Pure essence
Noted Rune essence (F2P Servers)
Grimy herbs (Up to Ranarr)
Spirit Weed seed
Half of a key
Shield left half
Clue scroll (level-3)
2.0 - How to Get There
This is your easiest part. Getting to the Ankous does not require any quests and it is not in some far off exotic location, it is located just south of Edgeville and just west of Varrock, in a town we all probably wasted time in as young players, the Barbarian Village. Once you are in the Barbarian Village all you need to do is go down into the cave in the center of the town and you are in the Stronghold of Security. If you haven't already made your way to the lowest level you'll have to find your way the mazes to get to the lowest level, but don't worry they aren't to hard and there are several guides which can make your trip so much easier.
Once you have made it to the lowest level, the Sepulcher of Death, or in layman terms The Rooms of Death, you should proceed to one of the spot shown in a map I have edited for you.
Also when at Ankous it can become quite crowded so you may have to hop around different worlds, don't curse or tell other players to hop just be the gentleman and do it yourself. Most likely you will find an even better world eventually.
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A map showing you how to get to the Stronghold of Security
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A map of the Sepulcher of Death
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Just how Crowded it can get
3.0 - Gear and Inventories
When going to Ankous you don't over the top, expensive gear, rune armor will suffice. I HIGHLY suggest using a Salve Amulet or a Salve Amulet (e) which can boost your strength against undead creatures, Ankous, by 15% or 20% depending if your amulet is enchanted or not. Because the Ankous will rarely hit you if you have a high level defense and have a max hit of 8, rune armor will suffice. You can also use Bandos armor and a Dragonfire Shield to improve your defensive stats, though using Bandos armor requires more money than most armor sets. You may also choose to use Guthans to heal yourself if you are low on health, even if you do use Guthan's, due to repair costs,with the amount of runes that drop you can still make a large profit.
When using bones to peaches you will take a full inventory of food along with your bones to peaches tablets. These tablets can be bought at 1,195 coins at the time of writing this guide. Bones to Peaches is a very straightforward process, when you eat a piece of your food it is suggested that you collect bones to fill your inventory with. Once your inventory is full of bones, and you are completely out of food, click on your Bones to Peaches Tablet which will convert all of your bones to peaches. Peaches heal 8 health each and are not trade-able.
If you are using Ranged to kill Ankous, I suggest that you use your highest level dragonhide armor, an archer helm, archer ring, rune crossbow, and the bolts you feel like using. Ranging Ankous is very effective because they have such a low defense level and there are a few spots in which you can safespot them. When choosing to mage you should use mystic or Ahrims and the staff of your choice but I greatly suggest using an air staff as you will save the most money when using crumble undead.
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Low Class Setup
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High Class Setup
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Low Class Range Setup
When I usually go to Ankous I usually take an inventory of Sharks, about twenty Bones to Peaches tablets. You could also take Lobsters instead of Sharks, and bring however many Bones to Peaches tablets you please. Though, if you are using Guthans to heal I do not suggest bringing Bones to Peaches tablets because there is really no point if you have armor that can heal you. I also suggest bringing one Death and Blood Rune along with you so you don't have to eat unneeded food to be able to pick up significant drops.
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Inventory Set for those choosing to Melee
4.0 - Killing Ankous with Melee
Once you get to Ankous, it only gets easier, Ankous are, in my opinion, one of the easiest creatures to slay in the whole game. When killing Ankous with melee, I HIGHLY suggest using a Salve Amulet if you have one, though not necessary. To kill Ankous, go to your desired spot of training, I suggest using Spot One as it generally the best spot for killing them. Though this is the best spot for killing them, it can often be quite crowded so you may have to do some world hopping to find a world with a small amount of plays; but if you feel brave you can train in a PVP world but there is a chance you may be killed. Just begin attacking Ankous, and your on your way to becoming a master Ankou slayer!
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Killing Ankous at Spot One
5.0 - Killing Ankous with Ranged
There are several safe spots in the lowest level of the Stronghold of Security which can be manipulated to easily kill Ankous and other monsters which haunt the area. If you are going to range Ankous I suggest a level of 60 or higher, but 70 or higher is greatly recommended because you will be able to kill the Ankous much easier. There are two main safe spots which I suggest using, one is located at Spot One and the other is located at Spot Two.
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Safe Spot in Spot Two
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Another Safe Spot at Spot One
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The Most Popular Safe Spot Located at Spot One
6.0 - Killing Ankous with Magic
Killing Ankous with magic isn't the best method but it is doable. If you are using magic to kill Ankous I HIGHLY suggest using the spell Crumble Undead to kill Ankous. Jagex states that Crumble Undead hits skeletons, ghosts, shades, and zombies hard. It just so happens that Ankous basically fall into all of those categories except shades. You can also you Ancient Magicks here using the Death and Blood runes you get as your drops to fuel your spells. Crumble Undead's max hit is 15 which is much lower than melee or range but it is still manageable to do.
All safe spots used for Ranged can be used for Magic unless you are using any of the ice spells from the Ancient Magicks spell book. If you are on Ancients and using an ice spell you can freeze your opposer and merely walk a few steps away and kill your opponent without taking any damage.
7.0 - Summoning
Since the release of summoning, players have been searching for ways to use their summoning creatures to help benefit them in their everyday activities. Choosing to use summoning while at the Ankous is an excellent decision because you will be able to maximize your stay. If you are using summoning, I suggest using it with every method other than the Guthan's method. If you choose to use summoning to help heal there are several monsters which will benefit you. I will go into certain summoning creatures more in depth in my next part of this section.
Summoning Level: 88
Why it is Useful: The Unicorn is, without a doubt, one of the most useful summoning creatures in the game. The Unicorns scroll, Healing Aura, heals 15% of your hitpoints. This means while training if you are low on hit points all you have to do is activate one your scrolls for your Unicorn to heal you.
Fire, Ice, or Moss Titan
Summoning Level: 79
Why it is Useful: The Titans are one of my favorite summoning creatures, probably because of its special abilities and its power when fighting other monsters. The Titan's Scroll, Titan's Constitution, boosts your defense and hit points by 12.5% when you activate a scroll. If you are using a Titan you should almost never be in a risky situation because of low hit points.
Summoning Level: 68
Why it is Useful: The Bunyip will heal you everything 15 seconds giving you 2 hit points per heal. This means that in one minute you will gain 8 hit points, most high leveled players will be able to to keep their hit points at their max hit points due to their higher defense level.
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A Player using a Bunyip to Heal
Summoning Level: 34
Why it is Useful: The Void Spinner has the same effect as the Bunyip but it is not as effective. The Void Spinner heals 1 hit point per every 15 seconds, this means that every minute you will gain 4 hit points. Players with a high defense level will probably be able to keep their hit points at, or near their max hit points level.
8.0 - Random Events
One reason I really enjoy training is because of the amount of Random Events I can get per trip, specifically the Maze event which you can get tons of runes and arrows off of. Some people find Random Events to be nuisances, but I find that I can reap the rewards of certain events while at the Ankous. One tactic I have found that is useful for increasing my amount of random events is burying a bone every 10 or so minutes, if you get the Maze event often you can send the amount of money you make per trip skyrocket!
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Captured by Molly
9.0 - Rewards and Experience Rates
Ankous have amazing drops for their level, and give pretty good experience per hour rates!
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A Trip at the Ankous
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A Trip at the Ankous
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A Trip at the Ankous
A trip done by: Blt2121
1604708- 7:30pm Started recording at this time
1633990- 8:30pm 29,282 Strength Experienc gained for first hour
1673662- 10:00pm (missed the half hour mark)
1700382- 11:00pm (got very busy) 26,720 Strength Experience gained
1725870-12:00pm (still quite busy, also kept losing focus during mime random so i was in it for about 5 minutes) 25,488 Strength Experience gained
10.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I am doing a slayer task here, can I use both a Slayer Mask or Helm and a Salve Amulet for an even larger stat bonus?
» A: No only one them will work, if you have a slayer task here I would suggest that you stick with your trusty Salve Amulet.
11.0 - Credits
Contributor's name: Contribution
Contributor's name: Contribution
Contributor's name: Contribution
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Edited by Aragon, 19 June 2010 - 12:44 PM.