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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 mask1Rare23,982
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare70,577
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare46,731
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare48,866
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare40,770

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon291
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon135
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon100
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,434
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,085
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon4,784
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,192
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,925

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon1,150
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon3,450
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,470
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon7,800
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon10,350
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon8,575
Air runeAir rune150–250Common2,400–4,000
Mud runeMud rune15Common8,685

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common6,178
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon2,453
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,674

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare681
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,527
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,226
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common376–3,760
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,659–10,636

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon795
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 sapphire1Common681
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,527
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,226
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,044
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare181,980–222,420
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,921
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon33,877
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,651
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare569,295–695,805
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,903
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,646
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,290,600–1,577,400
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,970
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,550–949,250
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,463
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,080
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,651–31,099
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,140,075–1,393,425
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,543
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon885
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon292
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare782,665–987,362
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare196,820–248,296
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare73,375–102,725
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon182,250–222,750
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon304,380–372,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon75,200–413,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon221,580–270,820
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,885
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare358,965–438,735
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare932,040–1,139,160
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,423
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,345–777,755
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon430,560–526,240
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon372,870–455,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon153,225–187,275
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon131,265–160,435
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon82,614–94,416
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon143,738–164,272
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon412,412
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,536,850
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,350–12,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,885–8,415
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon82,350–100,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,204–20,746
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare170,775–208,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,655–36,245
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare585,630–715,770
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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