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 795
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 681
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,527
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,226
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,044
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 181,980–222,420
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 14,921
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 33,877
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,651
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 569,295–695,805
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,903 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,646
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,290,600–1,577,400
Rune javelin 5 Rare 880
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,970
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 569,550–949,250
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,463
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,080
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 25,651–31,099
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,140,075–1,393,425
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,543
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 885
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 292
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 782,665–987,362
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 196,820–248,296
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 73,375–102,725
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 31,590–38,610
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 182,250–222,750
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 29,072–33,120
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 304,380–372,020
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 75,200–413,600
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,580–17,820
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 221,580–270,820
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 39,885
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 358,965–438,735
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 932,040–1,139,160
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,423
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 636,345–777,755
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 430,560–526,240
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 372,870–455,730
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 153,225–187,275
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 131,265–160,435
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 82,614–94,416
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 143,738–164,272
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 412,412
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,536,850
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 10,350–12,650
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 6,885–8,415
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 82,350–100,650
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 17,204–20,746
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 170,775–208,725
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 29,655–36,245
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 585,630–715,770
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.