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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.

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.

DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare14,073
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare68,068
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare43,719
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare14,494
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare11,119
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common4,300
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon182
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon34
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon208
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon79
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,988
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,030
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,500
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,487
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,204
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,763
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,999
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,058
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common6,750–11,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common11,085
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,260
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon2,220
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon17,700
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon13,575
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common3,704
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common4,151
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,586
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare946
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,973
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,604
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common186–1,860
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,472–9,888
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon976
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common946
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,973
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,604
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,088
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,960–224,840
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,899
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,135
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,601
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare522,045–638,055
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,246
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,946
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,209,600–1,478,400
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,373
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,595–934,325
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,598
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,205
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,758–22,742
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,034,235–1,264,065
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare59,537
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,706
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,021
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare353,665–446,162
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,735–140,958
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare35,625–49,875
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,975–305,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,128–31,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare308,700–377,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,200–204,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,420–15,180
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon193,500–236,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common34,608–39,552
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare333,720–407,880
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare975,780–1,192,620
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,370
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,550–758,450
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,000–473,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon332,280–406,120
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,160–310,640
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon211,320–258,280
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon19,656–22,464
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,848–18,112
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon519,652
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,101,410
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,440–12,760
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon144,900–177,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,170–34,430
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare561,330–686,070
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • 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 attack with a delay of 5 game ticks (3.0 seconds), sometimes with a delay of 4 ticks (2.4 seconds).

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