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 1,098
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 50; 250–500; 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,213
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,311
Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,956
Uncut diamond 1; 2; 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 5,839–321,145
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 24,955
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,491
Uncut dragonstone 1; 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 14,388–791,340
Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 57,944 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,970
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,371,780–1,676,620
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,105
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,718
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,718
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Uncommon 20,905–25,345
Onyx bolts 135–165 Uncommon 1,136,160–1,388,640
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 68,734
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Uncommon 907,790–1,145,212
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Uncommon 297,180–374,904
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 101,300–141,820
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 613
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 287
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 43,065–52,635
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 267,075–326,425
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 37,520–42,210
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 451,260–551,540
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 63,600–349,800
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 20,070–24,530
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 241,380–295,020
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 44,805
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 403,245–492,855
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 956,880–1,169,520
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,954
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 644,310–787,490
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 588,870–719,730
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 430,470–526,130
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 254,115–310,585
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 172,170–210,430
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 251,118–286,992
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 328,580–375,520
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 587,916
Palm tree seed 10 Uncommon 1,507,510
Flax 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 29,700–36,300
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 10,845–13,255
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 108,900–133,100
Yew logs 68–82; 675–825 (noted) Uncommon 20,944–254,100
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 40,860–49,940
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Uncommon 657,450–803,550
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.