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.
Runes and essence Edit
Gems, ore, and bars Edit
GE market price
Coins 500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958 Common Not sold
Shark 1 Uncommon 741
Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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GE market price
Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 800
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,340
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,293
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,825
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 172,125–210,375
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,070
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 35,818
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,678
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 570,510–697,290
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,816 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,846
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,299,960–1,588,840
Rune javelin 5 Rare 920
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,216
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 573,240–955,400
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,127
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,052
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,143,450–1,397,550
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,405
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 823
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 213
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 773,370–975,636
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 191,750–241,900
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 72,150–101,010
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 26,055–31,845
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 181,125–221,375
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 32,080–36,090
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 362,340–442,860
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 69,000–379,500
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,660–19,140
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 243,000–297,000
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 40,455
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 364,095–445,005
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 942,750–1,152,250
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,762
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 641,430–783,970
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 443,160–541,640
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 324,000–396,000
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 157,500–192,500
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 116,595–142,505
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 129,430–147,920
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 164,192–187,648
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 593,140
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,497,860
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 12,150–14,850
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 6,705–8,195
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 92,250–112,750
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 18,428–22,222
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 182,925–223,575
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,355–39,545
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 607,500–742,500
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
Universal drops Edit
Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
GE market price
Key token 1 Rare Not sold
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.