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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 mask1Rare41,250
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare70,002
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare46,784
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare63,814
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare36,707

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon477
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon186
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon27
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon113
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,568
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,626
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon6,543
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,769
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,732

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon690
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,050
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,350
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon8,500
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon12,425
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon3,900
Air runeAir rune150–250Common3,750–6,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common9,450

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common9,257
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon4,056
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,023

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare1,213
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare2,311
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,956
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common318–3,180
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,987–11,948

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon1,098
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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,213
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,311
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,956
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,839–321,145
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,955
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,491
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,388–791,340
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,944
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,970
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,371,780–1,676,620
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,105
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,718
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,718
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon20,905–25,345
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,136,160–1,388,640
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon68,734
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon907,790–1,145,212
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon297,180–374,904
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon101,300–141,820
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon613
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon287
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon43,065–52,635
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon267,075–326,425
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon37,520–42,210
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon451,260–551,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,600–349,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,070–24,530
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon241,380–295,020
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common44,805
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare403,245–492,855
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare956,880–1,169,520
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,954
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,310–787,490
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon588,870–719,730
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon430,470–526,130
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,115–310,585
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,170–210,430
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon251,118–286,992
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon328,580–375,520
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon587,916
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,507,510
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon29,700–36,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon10,845–13,255
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon108,900–133,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,944–254,100
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon657,450–803,550
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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