In order to build the Odd Skeleton, players have to place a Fossil Fragment on the ground and then repair it using additional Fossil Fragments similar to repairing Walls. The built pile can be Hammered down to yield every single Fossil Fragments used on it, regardless of its size. It takes eight Fossil Fragments to completely assemble an Odd Skeleton.
There are three Odd Skeleton designs: a complete, correct form and two messed up structures. The form will be set when the player places the fifth Fossil Fragment on the Odd Skeleton. It has a 60% chance to become the correct form, and a 20% chance to become one of the two wrong variations each. Only the correct Odd Skeleton can be resurrected into the Reanimated Skeleton or Ancient Fuelweaver by using a Shadow Atrium.