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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 mask1Rare10,750
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare69,842
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare45,735
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare15,779
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare14,689
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common4,998
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon194
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon219
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon87
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,675
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,877
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,717
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,198
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,004
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,277
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,107
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,012
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common5,550–9,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common13,485
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,200
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon2,700
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon16,275
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon13,250
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common4,663
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common4,468
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon7,006
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare918
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare2,305
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare3,027
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common179–1,790
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common3,475–13,900
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon988
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 sapphire1Common918
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,305
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,027
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,597
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare206,865–252,835
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common20,456
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,439
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,443
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare559,935–684,365
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common54,965
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,439
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,249,380–1,527,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,053
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare555,795–926,325
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,801
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,380
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,939–27,811
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,042,200–1,273,800
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,516
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,005
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare418,405–527,834
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,280–173,184
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare43,450–60,830
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common16,065–19,635
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon272,925–333,575
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,784–33,480
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare309,780–378,620
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,800–196,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,950–17,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon234,540–286,660
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common48,650–55,600
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare469,125–573,375
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare971,460–1,187,340
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,841
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,615–767,085
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon449,820–549,780
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon316,800–387,200
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon274,635–335,665
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon229,455–280,445
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon29,022–33,168
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon26,362–30,128
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon465,636
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,025,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,830–20,570
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon176,400–215,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,348–17,302
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare142,425–174,075
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,785–53,515
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare719,010–878,790
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*67,590
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,689,056
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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