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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 mask1Rare31,750
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare70,032
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare46,107
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare57,543
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare35,268

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon424
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon199
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon27
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon102
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,922
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,523
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol1 (noted)Uncommon5,097
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,114
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,341

Runes and essenceEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Uncommon644
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,005
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon1,260
Death runeDeath rune25Uncommon7,175
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon12,200
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon3,450
Air runeAir rune150–250Common4,350–7,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common8,235

PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common6,309
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Uncommon3,298
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon2,508

Gems, ore, and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare954
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,832
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,535
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common317–3,170
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Uncommon2,846–11,384

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,334; 1,337; 3,043; 4,958CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon1,084
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 sapphire1Common954
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,832
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,535
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,088
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,960–224,840
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon19,353
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,311
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,046
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare542,070–662,530
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,732
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,191
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,281,060–1,565,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,021
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,315–950,525
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,268
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,127,115–1,377,585
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon59,518
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon632
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon231
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare725,205–914,874
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare180,505–227,714
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare74,875–104,825
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon29,160–35,640
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon277,425–339,075
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,320–36,360
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon501,480–612,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,400–348,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,280–21,120
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon223,020–272,580
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common42,690
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare384,210–469,590
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare963,090–1,177,110
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,029
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare645,435–788,865
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon458,730–560,670
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon418,140–511,060
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon201,555–246,345
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon141,570–173,030
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon226,618–258,992
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon299,572–342,368
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon699,636
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,676,070
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,350–12,650
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon101,700–124,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon20,332–24,518
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare201,825–246,675
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,020–41,580
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,480–667,920
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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