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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.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare7,054
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare66,790
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare44,429
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare6,788
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare5,821
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common3,772
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon250
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon30
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon289
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon60
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,276
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,120
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,490
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,145
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,737
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon2,886
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,078
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,150
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common4,500–7,500
Mud runeMud rune15Common9,480
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,860
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon3,090
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon11,500
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon14,475
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common4,892
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common3,289
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon4,575
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare895
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare2,000
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare1,863
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common138–1,380
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,823–11,292
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common895
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,000
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,863
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,543
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare159,435–194,865
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,204
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,781
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,481
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare516,645–631,455
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,797
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,606
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,079,280–1,319,120
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,652
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,780–941,300
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,551
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,216–31,784
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,051,380–1,285,020
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,427
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,402
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare402,155–507,334
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare115,310–145,468
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,275–53,585
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,645–37,455
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon246,150–300,850
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,616–18,270
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare339,300–414,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon198,360–242,440
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,522–45,168
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare381,105–465,795
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,058,850–1,294,150
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,478
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,170–760,430
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon339,480–414,920
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon185,400–226,600
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,990–243,210
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon169,200–206,800
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,100–10,400
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,702–11,088
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon421,740
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,150,440
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon210,600–257,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,300–40,700
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare393,660–481,140
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,169
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*265,426
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare50,063


  • 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).