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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 mask1Rare34,773
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare69,485
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare47,354
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare50,731
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare49,392

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon340
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon180
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon92
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,270
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,114
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon5,369
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,774
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,918

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon966
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon3,600
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,320
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon8,700
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon11,200
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon4,750
Air runeAir rune150–250Common1,950–3,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common7,275

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common5,752
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon2,566
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon2,856

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare746
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,421
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,190
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common314–3,140
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon3,051–12,204

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon690
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 sapphire1Common746
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,421
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,190
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,758
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare169,110–206,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,017
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon40,287
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,478
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare561,510–686,290
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,004
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,053
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,289,700–1,576,300
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,068
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,020–951,700
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon65,239
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,040
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,973–30,277
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,146,150–1,400,850
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,880
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon641
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon210
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare807,885–1,019,178
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare208,715–263,302
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare73,575–103,005
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon33,075–40,425
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon161,550–197,450
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,960–37,080
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon340,380–416,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon62,800–345,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,840–19,360
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon260,100–317,900
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,765
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare411,885–503,415
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare985,410–1,204,390
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,224
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare648,360–792,440
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon483,210–590,590
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon332,100–405,900
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon155,070–189,530
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon129,825–158,675
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon132,034–150,896
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon218,414–249,616
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon586,728
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,757,330
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,010–9,790
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,050–103,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,156–21,894
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare180,225–220,275
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,850–40,150
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare568,890–695,310
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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