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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.

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

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare8,321
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare68,270
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare44,743
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare6,444
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare5,697
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common3,475
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon323
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon23
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon227
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon98
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,139
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,352
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,196
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,174
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,968
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon2,919
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon1,935
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,334
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common4,650–7,750
Mud runeMud rune15Common9,780
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon5,970
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon3,900
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon16,975
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon15,975
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common4,527
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common2,836
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,969
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare667
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,977
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare1,527
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common128–1,280
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,659–10,636
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon980
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common667
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,977
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,527
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,936
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare132,120–161,480
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,941
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,337
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,341
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare510,345–623,755
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,137
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,484
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,094,220–1,337,380
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,806
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,090–945,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,930
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,853
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,617–28,633
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,074,330–1,313,070
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,643
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,737
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare483,535–609,998
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,735–173,758
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,925–68,495
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,725–280,775
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,328–16,072
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare309,960–378,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,600–140,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon232,560–284,240
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,226–42,544
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare358,965–438,735
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,061,730–1,297,670
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,439
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,585–759,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon312,750–382,250
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon135,360–165,440
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,540–220,660
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon153,180–187,220
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon7,728–8,832
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,380–10,720
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon360,736
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,032,390
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,750–19,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,775–10,725
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon190,800–233,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,696–14,104
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,100–141,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,785–42,515
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare362,880–443,520
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon5,076
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*373,774
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare15,036

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 attack with a delay of 5 game ticks (3.0 seconds), sometimes with a delay of 4 ticks (2.4 seconds).