These skeletons have a blue and gold body with a large sack of Ancient Coins strapped on their back. A distinct, ominous tune plays as they spawn, followed by loud clattering of coins. As a Player approaches, they will begin to run away while jovial music plays. The Ancient Skeleton does not have a lot of health, making them easy to kill. However, if not defeated within 10 seconds, the Ancient Skeleton will burrow back into the ground. Once defeated, a popup message will tell the player that they have received Ancient Coins.
Where to Find[edit | edit source]
Ancient Skeletons have a random chance to spawn near Players on any Island or Fort, in Adventure Mode and The Arena. Their spawn chance is quite rare, yet more frequent than The Shrouded Ghost. They tend to spawn alone and may have their own spawn rate, but it is not clear whether their spawn is tied as part of Emergent Skeleton waves. They have been reported to have a higher spawn rate in areas with higher player concentrations. Similarly to Reaper’s Chests they seem to stop spawning once a server is locked down for merger to prevent PvE Servers from farming them.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
The exact amount rewarded does not appear on screen like it does when earning Gold or Doubloon rewards. However, an estimate can be made by the Reward Tier that appears in the pop-up message after is defeated.
Reward Tiers[edit | edit source]
The Ancient Coin reward will be a random amount falling within one of three Reward Tiers. Each Tier has its own unique name and graphic. Skeleton's Ancient Stash (Tier 1) is by far the most common, with Skeleton's Ancient Fortune (Tier 2) and Skeleton's Ancient Hoard (Tier 3) being much more rare.
Note: The exact price range of each tier are estimates based on user reports, and are subject to change.