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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.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare20,069
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare67,989
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare44,309
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare19,796
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare14,987
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common4,242
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon73
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon111
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon74
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,513
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,835
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,381
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,891
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,620
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,600
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,492
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,196
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common3,450–5,750
Mud runeMud rune15Common11,010
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon4,845
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon2,070
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon15,300
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon10,750
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common3,615
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common3,781
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,211
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare886
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,613
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,486
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common183–1,830
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,353–9,412
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common886
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,613
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,486
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,971
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,695–218,405
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,038
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,831
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,098
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare544,410–665,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,289
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,050
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,282,860–1,567,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,691
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,365–942,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,272
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,659
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,114–24,386
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,084,455–1,325,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare972
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare373,035–470,598
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,720–138,416
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,750–54,250
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,250–288,750
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,540–363,660
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,620–254,980
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,032,390–1,261,810
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,042
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,630–770,770
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,780–466,620
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon372,600–455,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon222,840–272,360
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,955–175,945
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,308–16,352
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,300–15,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon465,420
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,674,810
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,765–11,935
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon189,000–231,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare559,980–684,420
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


  • 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).
Facts about "Ancient mage"RDF feed
All Combat experience536.7 +
All Combat level103 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date10 January 2011 +
Combat experience536.7 +
Combat level103 +
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Drops itemAncient ceremonial mask +, Ancient ceremonial top +, Ancient ceremonial legs +, Ancient ceremonial gloves +, Ancient ceremonial boots +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy guam +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Pure essence +, Air rune +, Mud rune +, Astral rune +, Chaos rune +, Soul rune +, Blood rune +, Super magic potion (3) +, Super restore (3) +, Super defence (3) +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Coal +, Adamant bar +, Coins +, Shark +, Clue scroll (hard) +, Rare drop table + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date10 January 2011 +

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