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 500–4,958
Shark 1 Uncommon 939
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 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 806
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,351
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,235
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,841
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 172,845–211,255
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,627
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 32,079
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,934
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 537,030–656,370
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,663 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 36,402
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,314,360–1,606,440
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,924
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 568,860–948,100
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,942
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,291
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,111,860–1,358,940
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 52,293
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 814
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 757
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 523,835–660,838
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 129,545–163,426
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 41,325–57,855
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 22,680–27,720
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 223,200–272,800
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 29,151–33,210
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 501,660–613,140
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 85,000–467,500
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 11,610–14,190
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 252,900–309,100
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 40,095
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 360,855–441,045
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 905,850–1,107,150
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,843
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 642,645–785,455
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 398,160–486,640
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 294,300–359,700
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 180,315–220,385
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 125,100–152,900
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 45,766–52,304
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 63,154–72,176
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 401,564
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,500,700
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 9,000–11,000
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 5,625–6,875
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 147,150–179,850
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 14,212–17,138
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 141,075–172,425
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 28,170–34,430
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 556,740–680,460
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.