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 959
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 898
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,621
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,612
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,184
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 188,280–230,120
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,458
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,325
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,103
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 589,635–720,665
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,788 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,394
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,285,920–1,571,680
Rune javelin 5 Rare 915
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,987
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 569,805–949,675
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,310
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,740
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 24,069–29,181
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,123,605–1,373,295
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,426
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 879
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 514
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 809,120–1,020,736
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 233,415–294,462
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 83,650–117,110
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 25,920–31,680
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 207,675–253,825
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 29,072–33,120
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 358,740–438,460
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 72,800–400,400
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 13,770–16,830
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 237,960–290,840
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 45,915
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 413,235–505,065
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 912,690–1,115,510
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,150
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 632,250–772,750
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 507,600–620,400
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 376,560–460,240
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 192,825–235,675
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 134,145–163,955
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 105,084–120,096
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 117,880–134,720
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 385,092
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,532,500
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 11,700–14,300
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 6,750–8,250
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 83,250–101,750
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 14,416–17,384
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 143,100–174,900
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 30,195–36,905
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 621,810–759,990
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.