The human inhabitants of the Vampire Castle suffered a cruel fate once the Dark Lord set up her lair inside. While most of them changed into Vampire Warriors, a few, mainly those who were the Dark Lord's most loyal retainers when she was human, were made into Skeleton Warriors by the spell of the Puppeteer.
Unlike other beings animated by this magic, the vestiges of a once human soul make Skeleton Warriors difficult to command and they are therefore rarely found in groups greater than two or three.
Gabriel first encountered the Skeleton Warriors in the Sewers under the Vampire Castle. While he was attempting to open a gate, one of the skeletons inched closer and closer to him. Gabriel turned around just as it had gotten to his position. He encountered more throughout the castle.
In Lords of Shadow 2, the souls of the skeleton warriors are no longer under the control of the Toy Maker, the castle blood now has the power to bring Bloody Skeletons to life.
Revelations DLC adds Bloody Lancers, which are like normal Bloody Skeletons only stronger and with long lance weapons.
Skeleton warriors have medium speed, and are well armored. The best strategy is to keep a distance, and roll behind them to attack their backs. If hit from the front their helms and shields will break after a while making it easier for a frontal attack. Once in a while a warrior may turn into a whirlwind, and fly around the room. Roll to avoid this or run away from it. When the whirlwind stops the skeleton is stunned for a few moments, which is a good time to do extra damage. Once the skeleton is damaged enough it will collapse, and the crushed bones will begin to jitter and hop on the ground. Do a ground attack, such as a ground punch, or a guillotine strike to break the bones. Otherwise, the skeleton will arise for an encore fight. Bloody Skeletons and Lancers are harder because they breakdown into a blood puddle that can move. A good strategy is to freeze them: if they are damaged enough in a frozen state, the Bloody Skeletons will instantly shatter.
Castle Sewer Trial
Finish the level after killing 3 Skeleton Warriors without destroying their shields.
Castle Courtyard Trial
Kill 3 Skeleton Warriors while mounted on a Warg.
|Enemy Data: Skeleton Warrior|
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|The human inhabitants of the Vampire Castle suffered a cruel fate once the Dark Lord set up her lair inside. ()|| Strong: Dagger ×3, Fairy|
Weak: Dagger, Light Fairy, Holy Water, Crystal ×3
| Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13|
|Despite being dead, the remains of these warriors retain an echo of what they once were when alive and so continue to defend the castle. Loyal to their new lord, they keep watch tirelessly over every corner of the fortress, hunting intruders and never abandoning their posts for as long as their bones endure.|| Weak: Boomerang|
| Drop: 10 Magic|| Cells, Inner Cells (+ Bestiary), Vertical Prison, Courtyard, Belfry, Castle Entrance, Crypt, Cemetery|
|Fearsome to behold and much more skilled than the rest of the castle denizens, armored skeletons hold a special place of honor amongst the armies of the Dragon. The same spell that keeps them on their feet is also used to fill them with the false hope that they continue to serve the cause for which they were trained in life.|| Weak: Boomerang|
| Drop: 25 Magic|| Castle Entrance, Crypt, Cemetery, Entrance Bridge, Guards Room|
|Item Data: Guards Room|
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|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Text: Crossing the bridge, we were careful not to trip over the piles of bones stacked upon the ground, when suddenly one of our men shouted in pain. His chest had been pierced by the rusted sword of a skeleton. In a heartbeat, the dead rose up around us, forming an army of fleshless corpses.|| Item|
| +XP|| Find: Cells ( )|