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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 mask1Rare22,369
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare67,830
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare44,756
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare23,499
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare16,049
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common5,108
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon97
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon39
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon135
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon89
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,771
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,990
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,984
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,186
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,804
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,098
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,916
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,196
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common3,600–6,000
Mud runeMud rune15Common11,715
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,605
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon2,160
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon8,550
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon9,850
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common5,026
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common4,829
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon6,993
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare1,177
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare2,139
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare3,617
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common172–1,720
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,822–11,288
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon1,016
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.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common1,177
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,139
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,617
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common5,033
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare226,485–276,815
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,271
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,263
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,823
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare622,035–760,265
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,582
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,202
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,268,100–1,549,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare995
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,468
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,020–936,700
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,227
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,531
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,089,450–1,331,550
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare73,982
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,049
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare875
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare445,380–561,864
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,150–173,020
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,425–67,795
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon226,800–277,200
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,776–32,220
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare309,600–378,400
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon34,400–189,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon168,480–205,920
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,508–45,152
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare380,970–465,630
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,004,760–1,228,040
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,820
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,300–766,700
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon459,720–561,880
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,240–410,960
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon298,845–365,255
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,045–209,055
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,308–16,352
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,916–15,904
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon317,744
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,210,950
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon162,900–199,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon38,655–47,245
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare635,850–777,150
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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