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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.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare18,590
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare68,034
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare44,904
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare48,687
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare37,280


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon244
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon216
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon150
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,114
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,659
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon4,424
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,962
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,801

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon1,426
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,215
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,950
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon6,175
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon9,075
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon7,500
Air runeAir rune150–250Common3,750–6,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common7,950


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common5,287
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon3,100
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,684

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare806
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,351
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,235
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common425–4,250
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,673–10,692


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958Common500–4,958
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; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common806
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,351
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,841
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,845–211,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,627
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,079
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,934
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,030–656,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,663
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,402
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,360–1,606,440
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,924
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,860–948,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,291
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,111,860–1,358,940
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon814
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon757
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare523,835–660,838
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare129,545–163,426
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,325–57,855
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,680–27,720
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon223,200–272,800
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,151–33,210
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon501,660–613,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon85,000–467,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,610–14,190
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,095
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare360,855–441,045
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare905,850–1,107,150
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,843
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,645–785,455
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon398,160–486,640
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon294,300–359,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,315–220,385
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,100–152,900
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon45,766–52,304
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,154–72,176
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon401,564
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,500,700
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,625–6,875
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon147,150–179,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,212–17,138
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,075–172,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,170–34,430
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare556,740–680,460
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


  • 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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