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 1,084
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 954
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,832
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,535
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,088
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 183,960–224,840
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,353
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,311
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,046
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 542,070–662,530
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,732 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,191
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,281,060–1,565,740
Rune javelin 5 Rare 880
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,021
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 570,315–950,525
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,268
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,094
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,127,115–1,377,585
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 59,518
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 632
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 231
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 725,205–914,874
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 180,505–227,714
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 74,875–104,825
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 29,160–35,640
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 277,425–339,075
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 32,320–36,360
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 501,480–612,920
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 63,400–348,700
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 17,280–21,120
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 223,020–272,580
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 42,690
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 384,210–469,590
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 963,090–1,177,110
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 43,029
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 645,435–788,865
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 458,730–560,670
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 418,140–511,060
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 201,555–246,345
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 141,570–173,030
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 226,618–258,992
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 299,572–342,368
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 699,636
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,676,070
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 18,450–22,550
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 10,350–12,650
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 101,700–124,300
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 20,332–24,518
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 201,825–246,675
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 34,020–41,580
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 546,480–667,920
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.