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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 mask1Rare9,339
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare67,384
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare43,615
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare11,327
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare11,076
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common3,998
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon286
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon24
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon328
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon66
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,636
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,251
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,670
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,163
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,266
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,228
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,226
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,058
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common6,600–11,000
Mud runeMud rune15Common8,550
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon6,195
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon2,700
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon9,475
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon15,375
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common5,045
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common3,673
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon5,807
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare891
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,921
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare2,082
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common139–1,390
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common3,070–12,280
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon1,148
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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common891
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,921
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,082
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,769
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare169,605–207,295
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common21,445
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,457
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,696
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare526,320–643,280
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,383
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,196
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,082,880–1,323,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare850
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,699
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,485–942,475
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,155
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,746
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common29,154–35,346
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,054,080–1,288,320
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,313
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,175
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare376,545–475,026
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare104,130–131,364
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare30,450–42,630
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,190–32,010
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon285,975–349,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon15,192–18,990
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,000–363,000
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,380–20,020
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon270,720–330,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,980–49,120
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare414,450–506,550
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,012,860–1,237,940
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,397
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,955–758,945
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon359,820–439,780
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon223,920–273,680
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon242,910–296,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,870–213,730
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,190–9,360
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,170–10,480
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon408,860
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,695,880
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,550–21,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,835–14,465
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon219,600–268,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,720–44,880
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare449,280–549,120
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,991
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*216,995
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
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

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).

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