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 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 922
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,856
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,310
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,427
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 199,215–243,485
Loop half of a key 1 Common 15,505
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,565
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,041
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 586,845–717,255
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,749
Dragon spear 1 Rare 34,570
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,226,880–1,499,520
Rune javelin 5 Rare 955
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,179
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 557,685–929,475
Shield left half 1 Rare 62,930
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 57,400
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,193–22,057
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,102,680–1,347,720
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 73,982
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 968
Nature talisman 1 Rare 907
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 431,470–544,316
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 122,395–154,406
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 45,225–63,315
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 12,285–15,015
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 224,100–273,900
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,784–33,480
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 303,300–370,700
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 32,000–176,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 11,340–13,860
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 166,680–203,720
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 35,826–40,944
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 345,465–422,235
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 970,290–1,185,910
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,550
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 623,250–761,750
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 504,000–616,000
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 399,960–488,840
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 260,325–318,175
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 142,065–173,635
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,314–15,216
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,118–14,992
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 380,480
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,089,220
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,050–4,950
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,060–14,740
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 137,700–168,300
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 11,764–14,186
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 116,775–142,725
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,085–39,215
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 571,860–698,940
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!'.