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Level 19Level 49NPC
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Skeleton Mage
Skeleton Mage
Release date 26 September 2005 (Update)
Race Skeleton
Members only No
Quest NPC No
Location South of Falador, varies
Sells items No
Gender Unknown
Examine Dead, but still powerful.

Skeleton Mages are monsters found in some of the more troubled areas of RuneScape. They primarily use 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.

Bone seeds

A player opening a bone seeds in a pot, summoning a skeleton mage which then performs the Jump for Joy emote.




Item Quantity Rarity GE price

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow[1]1–5Common26–130
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow[1]1Common20
Pink skirtPink skirt[2]1Common206
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow[1]1Uncommon16
Iron daggerIron dagger[1]1Uncommon340


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mind runeMind rune[2]7–9Common126–162
Air runeAir rune[1]12Uncommon264
Chaos runeChaos rune2–4Uncommon140–280
Law runeLaw rune[2]2–3Uncommon434–651
Fire runeFire rune[1]2Rare136
Nature runeNature rune1–3Rare438–1,314


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon93
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon124
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Rare86
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare37
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare2,871
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Very rare2,467
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Very rare4,790
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Very rare5,006
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare3,558
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Very rare2,527
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare3,434


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins2–434Common2–434
Uncut opalUncut opal[2]1Common442
Pot of flourPot of flour[2](noted)Common154
Iron barIron bar[2]1–2Uncommon528–1,056
Big bonesBig bones[2]3–4Rare1,137–1,516
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Only dropped by level 19 mages.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Only dropped by level 49 mages.

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 sapphire1Common875
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,591
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,632
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,988
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,460–219,340
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,412
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,579
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,862
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare533,790–652,410
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,453
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,445
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,259,640–1,539,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,620
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,300–940,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,659
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,662–23,838
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare69,802
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,172
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare375,700–473,960
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,775–142,270
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,550–53,970
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon234,450–286,550
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,288–34,110
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,100–361,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,200–199,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,680–16,720
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon225,720–275,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,054–37,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare318,735–389,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,031,760–1,261,040
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,886
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,290–767,910
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,360–473,440
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon341,370–417,230
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon228,105–278,795
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,280–175,120
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,328–15,232
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,286–15,184
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon483,020
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,675,240
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,675–11,825
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,050–213,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,025–35,475
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,050–697,950
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


  • 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!'.
Facts about "Skeleton Mage"RDF feed
All Combat level19 + and 49 +
Combat level19 + and 49 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Ashes", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Bronze arrow", "quantity": [1,5], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron arrow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Pink skirt", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Steel arrow", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron dagger", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Battlestaff", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Mind rune", "quantity": [7,9], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Air rune", "quantity": [12,12], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Chaos rune", "quantity": [2,4], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Law rune", "quantity": [2,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fire rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Nature rune", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Coins", "quantity": [2,434], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Uncut opal", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Pot of flour", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron bar", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Big bones", "quantity": [3,4], "rarity": "Rare" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Ashes +, Bronze arrow +, Iron arrow +, Pink skirt +, Steel arrow +, Iron dagger +, Battlestaff +, Mind rune +, Air rune +, Chaos rune +, Law rune +, Fire rune +, Nature rune +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Coins +, Uncut opal +, Pot of flour +, Iron bar +, Big bones + 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 +
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