Skeletons are common undead enemies that come in several varieties; some appear with armor and weapons depending on the location and level of the character; while others just attack with their bare hands and have no visible armor.
|“||Butchers, Miners, Grand Magi, no station is too high that man or beast cannot be dragged down into the cursed soil by the clawing hands of their own folly.
Shackled by magicks stronger than the grip of Death itself, hordes of Skeletons rise from their graves to wander the Earth as if in aimless purgatory. They feel no pain and show no emotion other than a mirthless grin, if in life they were not beheaded. They know no purpose until aroused by the soft thudding of a living heart, rushing to meet it with dark magic or cold rusty steel.
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In Torchlight I
Skeletons appear most anywhere in Torchlight, specially spawning from broken pots and barrels.
- Skeleton - a basic skeleton that moves quickly and appears in large numbers. They also have a tendency to emerge from broken barrels.
- (ǂ)Skeletal Warrior - a stronger skeleton with sword and shield that first appears in the Necropolis. They have a 25% chance to block attacks.
- Skeletal Archer - ranged attacker
- (ξ)Enslaved - Found in the Black Palace, these green skeletons use elemental attacks. They are summoned by Dark Zealots and by Ordrak.
Using the spells Summon Skeleton, Summon Archers, and Summon Blood Skeleton the player can call upon a variety of skeletons.
- The skeletal warrior created by the spell Summon Skeleton varies depending on the rank of the spell used. For example, a rank VI skeleton carries a frost-enchanted blade.
- Summoned skeletal archers appear in groups of three in an arc and are immobile.
- (†)The blood skeleton steals health from monsters and funnels it to the caster.
In Torchlight II
Skeleton: Just your normal skeleton, usually coming from breakable stuff underground. They turn into Skeletal Torsos when killed by a normal hit.
||Path of the Honored Dead, Corrupted Crypt||Stronger than a normal Skeleton, may spawn a Skeletal Torso upon death if not killed with a Critical Hit.|
||-||What you get if you kill a Skeletal Shambler or normal Skeleton without a critical hit.|
||Echo Pass*, Bone Gallery|
||Rotting Crypt, Arena of Slaughter||The true form of a Sanguine Zombie, after it has cast off its flesh|
||Path of the Honored Dead, Corrupted Crypt|
||Path of the Honored Dead, Corrupted Crypt, Bone Gallery|
||Tower of the Moon, Stygian Aerie, Luminous Arena||May spawn after breaking urns|
||Rotting Crypt, Arena of Slaughter|
|Ancient Skeletal Shield Warrior||
||Can be summoned by the Wraith Lord in the second level of the Rotting Crypt|
|Skeletal General||Corrupted Crypt, Bone Gallery, Rotting Crypt||Each attack can knockback enemies.|
|Skeletal Archer||Path of the Honored Dead, Corrupted Crypt, Bone Gallery|
|Crumbling Archer||Rotting Crypt, Arena of Slaughter|
||Ossean Wastes, Stygian Aerie, Luminous Arena|
||Rotting Crypt, Arena of Slaughter||Similar to Desiccated Bowman, but has electric arrows instead.|
||Path of the Honored Dead, Corrupted Crypt|
||Corrupted Crypt||Detaches its head and hurls it as a missile|
||Blightbogs, Rotting Crypt, Arena of Slaughter, Reeking Cellar||Stronger version of Headless Shrieker.|
||Rotting Crypt||The 5 spinning Axes will constantly damage its enemies in quick succession.|
||Rotting Crypt||Aura deflects most missiles, although not all.|
||Tower of the Moon, Stygian Aerie|
Tomb Jailer: Weaker version of Bone Sentry.
Bleached Crewman: Undead sailors with swords.
Skeletal Marksman: Undead sailors with pistols this time.
|Skeletal Champion||Corrupted Crypt, Bone Gallery||Each attack can knockback its target.|
|Characters and monsters|
T1: Syl • Brink • Vasman • Goren • Gorn and Furl • Hatch • Trill-Bot 4000 • Duran the Transmuter • Duros the Blade • Horse • Ulrec • Goldenrod • Kolos • Triya • Gar • Valeria
Monsters and races
Animal • Bandit • Basilisk • Bittersprite • Blood Disciple • Burrower • Construct • Cursed Sword • Dark Zealot • Dragonkin • Dwarf • Dwarven Automata • Elemental • Estherian • Ezrohir • Felwing • Gargoyle • Gel • Ghost • Goblin • Goblin Hound • Lich • Manticore • Mechanical Construct • Mimic • Mirka • Mycon • Netherim • Ponya • Phase Beast • Ratlin • Roach • Skeleton • Spectral Dragon • Spectre • Spider • Strider • Sturmbeorn • Tattered Lurker • Troglodyte • Troll • Tu'tara • Varkolyn • Werewolf • Witch • Yakotaur • Zeraphi • Zombie