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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 mask1Rare19,701
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare68,409
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare45,055
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare49,389
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare39,439

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon319
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon190
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon41
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon117
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,720
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,524
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon5,640
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,182
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,837

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon1,150
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,365
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,830
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon7,325
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon9,875
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon9,300
Air runeAir rune150–250Common2,700–4,500
Mud runeMud rune15Common10,230

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common7,406
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon2,950
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,127

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare898
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,621
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,612
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common364–3,640
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon3,061–12,244

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon959
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; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common898
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,621
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,612
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,184
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare188,280–230,120
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,458
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,325
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,103
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare589,635–720,665
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,788
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,394
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,285,920–1,571,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,987
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,805–949,675
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,310
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,740
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,069–29,181
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,123,605–1,373,295
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,426
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon879
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon514
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare809,120–1,020,736
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare233,415–294,462
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare83,650–117,110
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,920–31,680
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon207,675–253,825
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon358,740–438,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon72,800–400,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon237,960–290,840
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,915
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare413,235–505,065
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare912,690–1,115,510
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,150
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare632,250–772,750
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon507,600–620,400
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon376,560–460,240
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon192,825–235,675
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon134,145–163,955
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon105,084–120,096
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon117,880–134,720
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon385,092
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,532,500
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon83,250–101,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,416–17,384
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare143,100–174,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon30,195–36,905
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare621,810–759,990
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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