Skeleton Mages are monsters found in some of the more troubled areas of . They primarily use RuneScape Magic to attack. Thus, it is recommended to wear magic-resistant armour such as dragonhide armour. They play a role in the Swan Song quest, where the player creates an army of them to help defeat the sea trolls.
Level 19 skeleton mages cast earth spells and will sometimes cast the
Weaken spell on a player. They also occasionally use a melee attack. Level 49 mages cast fire spells, and will sometimes use the Vulnerability spell on a player.
Malignius Mortifer will occasionally spawn a non-attackable skeleton mage, which follows him around for a while before disappearing. After completing the Swan Song quest, these skeleton mages can be spawned by the player using bone seeds. Players can give an airtight pot to Malignius Mortifer to receive more bone seeds. When they open the pot they receive, a skeleton mage appears, performs a random emote, and falls apart.
A player opening a
bone seeds in a pot, summoning a skeleton mage which then performs the Jump for Joy emote.
Weapons and armour Edit
a b c d e f g Only dropped by level 19 mages.
^ a b c d e f g h i Only dropped by level 49 mages.
Rare drop table drops Edit
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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Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 951
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,237
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,869
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,332
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 194,940–238,260
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,265
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,278
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,696
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 526,320–643,280
Dragon longsword 1 Common 55,459
Dragon spear 1 Rare 34,640
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,208,880–1,477,520
Rune javelin 5 Rare 945
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,204
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 558,060–930,100
Shield left half 1 Rare 62,827
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 57,782
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,040,985–1,272,315
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 59,537
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,695
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,098
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 395,980–499,544
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 130,195–164,246
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 40,575–56,805
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 13,230–16,170
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 245,475–300,025
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 25,056–31,320
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 300,960–367,840
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 37,000–203,500
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 11,790–14,410
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 186,660–228,140
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 40,264–46,016
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 388,260–474,540
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 965,520–1,180,080
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,601
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 624,015–762,685
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 417,150–509,850
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 344,790–421,410
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 262,755–321,145
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 206,730–252,670
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 16,982–19,408
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,692–15,648
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 459,888
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,983,830
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,500–5,500
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 10,395–12,705
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 141,300–172,700
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,260–15,990
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 131,625–160,875
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,490–39,710
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 590,220–721,380
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very 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.
Key token 1 Rare Not sold
Skeleton mages can perform the Zombie dance and Zombie walk emotes, even though they are skeletons.
If you try to open a pot of bone seeds too close to Malignius Mortifer, he will say 'You should take that pot further away from me before you open it!'.