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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 mask1Rare23,385
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare68,490
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare44,790
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare31,237
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare23,600
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common4,745
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon104
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon32
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon133
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon91
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,752
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,728
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,092
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,357
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,547
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,957
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,913
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,242
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common4,350–7,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common9,105
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,305
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,920
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon8,275
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon11,475
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common5,024
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common4,078
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,783
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare927
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,851
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare3,302
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common195–1,950
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,552–10,208
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon951
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 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 sapphire1Common927
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,851
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,302
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,951
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare177,795–217,305
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,713
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,325
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,641
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare613,845–750,255
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,762
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,089
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,235,340–1,509,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare995
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,463
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare561,945–936,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,315
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,596
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,566–24,934
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,083,780–1,324,620
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare74,460
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare997
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare989
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare488,280–615,984
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare128,180–161,704
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,625–69,475
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,525–18,975
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon222,750–272,250
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon26,220–31,050
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare327,780–400,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon39,000–214,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,870–15,730
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon176,220–215,380
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common35,728–40,832
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare344,520–421,080
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,019,610–1,246,190
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,453
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,795–778,305
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon427,050–521,950
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon369,900–452,100
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon236,520–289,080
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,975–195,525
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,552–15,488
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,478–18,832
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon302,640
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,211,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,535–17,765
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon170,550–208,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,764–14,186
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,775–142,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,940–40,260
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare579,420–708,180
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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