Ancient mages are monsters found in the Ancient Prison. There is no Slayer requirement to kill them.
They attack with blood, ice, shadow and smoke spells like those in the
Ancient Magicks, effectively being able to freeze you, heal themselves, lower your stats and poison you. Using Protect from Magic is highly recommended, although it won't stop any of the secondary effects, such as freezing or poison. The poison starts at 88 damage. Their magic attacks are area-of-effect magic attacks, similar to the burst/barrage spells in the Ancient Magicks.
They can drain a small amount of prayer points with their attacks, as well.
They are often near
Ancient rangers, who will attack if the player gets too close.
It should be noted that there are only three ancient mages in the Ancient Prison.
Ancient rangers, Blood reavers, and Ancient warriors far outnumber the ancient mages.
Unlike the other inhabitants of the Ancient Prison, ancient mages will remain stationary on their spawn location unless attacking a player. They have some of the lowest
wander radiuses for an NPC.
Ancient mages will be unaggressive towards players if the player is wearing the
Shard of Zaros.
Runes and essence Edit
Gems, ore, and bars Edit
GE market price
Coins 500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958 Common Not sold
Shark 1 Uncommon 1,011
Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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GE market price
Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 861
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,454
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,381
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,929
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 176,805–216,095
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 16,732
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 38,956
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,702
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 571,590–698,610
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,615 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 36,041
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,305,540–1,595,660
Rune javelin 5 Rare 890
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,184
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 572,760–954,600
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,102
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,897
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 19,210–23,290
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,151,010–1,406,790
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 45,525
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 566
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 195
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 742,105–936,194
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 183,560–231,568
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 66,175–92,645
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 30,105–36,795
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 249,525–304,975
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 30,720–34,560
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 381,600–466,400
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 58,800–323,400
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,390–18,810
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 226,440–276,760
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 40,560
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 365,040–446,160
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 966,960–1,181,840
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,876
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 643,140–786,060
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 460,350–562,650
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 320,670–391,930
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 159,750–195,250
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 117,630–143,770
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 155,652–177,888
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 218,876–250,144
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 599,028
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,778,730
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 19,350–23,650
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 9,315–11,385
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 100,350–122,650
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 17,816–21,484
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 176,850–216,150
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,265–39,435
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 562,950–688,050
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
Universal drops Edit
Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
GE market price
Key token 1 Rare Not sold
Their most common drop used to be 25 astral runes. However, they use ancient magics which don't require astral runes. This drop has now been made much rarer and its quantity is reduced to 15.
Ancient mages can drop coins in quantities of 1337, which means "leet".
They have an irregular attack speed, much like Cave horrors. Sometimes they will attack at a speed of 6, sometimes at a speed of 5.