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 702
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 759
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,430
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,468
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,968
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 178,560–218,240
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,642
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 36,391
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,459
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 560,655–685,245
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,139 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 36,051
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,305,900–1,596,100
Rune javelin 5 Rare 820
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,945
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 569,175–948,625
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,531
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,925
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,132,920–1,384,680
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,384
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 984
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 216
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 794,625–1,002,450
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 191,555–241,654
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 70,700–98,980
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 26,325–32,175
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 175,500–214,500
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 29,783–33,930
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 311,220–380,380
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 77,600–426,800
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,020–19,580
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 235,620–287,980
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 37,620
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 338,580–413,820
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 928,170–1,134,430
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 43,263
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 648,945–793,155
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 406,260–496,540
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 344,610–421,190
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 176,220–215,380
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 116,415–142,285
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 135,688–155,072
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 181,482–207,408
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 543,716
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,560,210
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 12,150–14,850
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 9,090–11,110
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 81,900–100,100
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 18,020–21,730
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 178,875–218,625
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 29,115–35,585
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 530,010–647,790
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.