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 970
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,697
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,825
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,038
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 181,710–222,090
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,141
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 25,324
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,620
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 567,900–694,100
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,236
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,465
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,239,120–1,514,480
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,719
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 565,785–942,975
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,170
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,647
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 21,922–26,578
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,039,635–1,270,665
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 79,660
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,609
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,202
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 413,530–521,684
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 114,075–143,910
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 39,900–55,860
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 14,445–17,655
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 228,150–278,850
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 25,128–31,410
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 289,800–354,200
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 41,000–225,500
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 13,410–16,390
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 330,120–403,480
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 32,032–36,608
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 308,880–377,520
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,020,960–1,247,840
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,841
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 627,615–767,085
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 387,540–473,660
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 386,010–471,790
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 252,090–308,110
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 167,130–204,270
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 10,332–11,808
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,912–11,328
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 424,692
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,808,070
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,500–5,500
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 7,875–9,625
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 171,000–209,000
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,396–16,154
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 132,975–162,525
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 33,885–41,415
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 582,930–712,470
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!'.