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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.

DropsEdit

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare28,063
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare70,623
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare46,054
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare45,019
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare42,546

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon240
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon163
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon89
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,299
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,997
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon4,514
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,483
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,849

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon966
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon3,225
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,470
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon8,925
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon11,650
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon7,325
Air runeAir rune150–250Common2,400–4,000
Mud runeMud rune15Common7,275

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common5,553
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon2,875
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,509

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare759
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,430
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,468
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common388–3,880
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,508–10,032

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon702
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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common759
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,430
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,468
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,968
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,560–218,240
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,642
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,391
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,459
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare560,655–685,245
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,139
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,051
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,900–1,596,100
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,945
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,175–948,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,925
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,920–1,384,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon984
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon216
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare794,625–1,002,450
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare191,555–241,654
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare70,700–98,980
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,325–32,175
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon175,500–214,500
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,783–33,930
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon311,220–380,380
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon77,600–426,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,020–19,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon235,620–287,980
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common37,620
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare338,580–413,820
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare928,170–1,134,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,263
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare648,945–793,155
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon406,260–496,540
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,610–421,190
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,220–215,380
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,415–142,285
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon135,688–155,072
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon181,482–207,408
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon543,716
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,560,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,090–11,110
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon81,900–100,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,020–21,730
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare178,875–218,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,115–35,585
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare530,010–647,790
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

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 will attack at a speed of 6, sometimes at a speed of 5.

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