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 690
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 746
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,421
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,190
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,758
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 169,110–206,690
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,017
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 40,287
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,478
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 561,510–686,290
Dragon longsword 1 Common 58,004 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 36,053
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,289,700–1,576,300
Rune javelin 5 Rare 920
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,068
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 571,020–951,700
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 65,239
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,040
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 24,973–30,277
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,146,150–1,400,850
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 41,880
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 641
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 210
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 807,885–1,019,178
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 208,715–263,302
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 73,575–103,005
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 33,075–40,425
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 161,550–197,450
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 32,960–37,080
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 340,380–416,020
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 62,800–345,400
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,840–19,360
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 260,100–317,900
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 45,765
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 411,885–503,415
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 985,410–1,204,390
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 43,224
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 648,360–792,440
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 483,210–590,590
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 332,100–405,900
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 155,070–189,530
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 129,825–158,675
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 132,034–150,896
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 218,414–249,616
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 586,728
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,757,330
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 14,850–18,150
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 8,010–9,790
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 85,050–103,950
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 18,156–21,894
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 180,225–220,275
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,850–40,150
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 568,890–695,310
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.