Demons constantly push against the boundaries of the Fade, and when they finally cross over, they attempt to possess the first living creature they see. They are unable, however, to distinguish that which was once living from that which still is... in fact, a corpse provides an even more tempting target to a weaker demon as it has no will with which to resist the possession. A skeleton is exactly that: a corpse animated by a possessing demon. Upon finding itself trapped within a body that cannot sustain it, the demon is driven insane... it seeks to destroy any life that it encounters, attacking without thought to its own welfare. —From Codex entry: Skeleton
Like any Skeleton, they are immune to Nature and Cold damage, but are vulnerable to Fire. They are also immune to flanking, but can be shattered or affected by the anti-magic abilities like Mana Clash.