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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.

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.

DropsEdit

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare32,985
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare67,541
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare46,480
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare59,819
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare43,460

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon443
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon151
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon26
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon96
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,330
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,921
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon5,115
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,003
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,690

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon782
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon3,495
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,320
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon5,950
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon8,850
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon4,150
Air runeAir rune150–250Common3,150–5,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common6,870

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common5,721
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon2,637
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon2,919

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare861
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,454
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,381
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common294–2,940
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,704–10,816

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon1,011
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common861
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,454
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,381
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,929
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,805–216,095
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon16,732
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,956
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,702
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare571,590–698,610
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,615
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,041
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,540–1,595,660
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,184
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,760–954,600
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,102
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,897
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,210–23,290
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,151,010–1,406,790
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon45,525
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon566
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon195
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare742,105–936,194
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare183,560–231,568
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare66,175–92,645
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,105–36,795
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,525–304,975
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon30,720–34,560
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon381,600–466,400
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon58,800–323,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,390–18,810
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon226,440–276,760
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,560
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare365,040–446,160
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare966,960–1,181,840
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,876
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare643,140–786,060
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon460,350–562,650
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon320,670–391,930
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,750–195,250
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,630–143,770
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon155,652–177,888
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon218,876–250,144
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon599,028
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,778,730
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,315–11,385
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,350–122,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,816–21,484
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare176,850–216,150
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,265–39,435
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare562,950–688,050
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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 will attack at a speed of 6, sometimes at a speed of 5.

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