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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.

DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare9,751
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare68,186
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare44,819
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare15,004
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare14,542
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common4,318
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon147
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon36
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon192
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon84
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,432
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,296
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,129
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,389
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,923
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,609
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,647
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,288
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common6,750–11,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common8,760
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon5,460
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon3,300
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon14,625
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon14,075
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common4,044
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common4,842
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,959
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare950
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,956
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,428
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common167–1,670
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,632–10,528
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon1,394
Clue scroll (hard)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 sapphire1Common950
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,956
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,428
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,126
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare185,670–226,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,337
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,639
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,860
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare533,700–652,300
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,156
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,343
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,286
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,290–932,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare70,479
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,062
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,340–1,267,860
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare928
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,125
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare348,205–439,274
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare121,095–152,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,100–46,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,575–23,925
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon317,475–388,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,216–34,020
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,720–363,880
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,400–183,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon184,500–225,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,848–42,112
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare355,320–434,280
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare976,590–1,193,610
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,400
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,000–759,000
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,950–358,050
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon286,290–349,910
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,220–270,380
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,618–18,992
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,284–20,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon431,612
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,799,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,815–16,885
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,060–47,740
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare588,600–719,400
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,805
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*277,741
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*39,178,913
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

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 attack with a delay of 5 game ticks (3.0 seconds), sometimes with a delay of 4 ticks (2.4 seconds).

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