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

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones[1]1Always246
AshesAshes[2]1Always163

Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow[1]1–5Common18–90
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow[1]1Common11
Pink skirtPink skirt[2]1Common273
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow[1]1Uncommon13
Iron daggerIron dagger[1]1Uncommon323
BattlestaffBattlestaff[2]1Rare6,862
Mind runeMind rune[2]7–9Common133–171
Air runeAir rune[1]12Uncommon456
Chaos runeChaos rune2–4Uncommon206–412
Law runeLaw rune[2]2–3Uncommon664–996
Fire runeFire rune[1]2Rare184
Nature runeNature rune1–3Rare410–1,230
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon129
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon179
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Rare82
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare32
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare3,692
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Very rare2,482
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Very rare5,463
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Very rare5,379
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare4,505
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Very rare3,365
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare2,670
Coins 250Coins2–434Common2–434
Uncut opalUncut opal[2]1Common451
Pot of flourPot of flour[2](noted)Common259
Iron barIron bar[2]1–2Uncommon599–1,198
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.
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 sapphire1Common1,011
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,251
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,594
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,189
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare188,505–230,395
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,448
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,300
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,190
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare548,550–670,450
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,688
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,011
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,235,160–1,509,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,230
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,450–930,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,667
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,302
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,956–29,044
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,055,025–1,289,475
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,335
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare909
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare440,245–555,386
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare167,310–211,068
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare43,200–60,480
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,385–24,915
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon292,725–357,775
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,288–34,110
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare289,440–353,760
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,600–195,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon216,360–264,440
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common49,784–56,896
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare480,060–586,740
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare944,190–1,154,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,466
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,990–760,210
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon406,710–497,090
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon322,290–393,910
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon258,885–316,415
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon214,380–262,020
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,900–21,600
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,114–18,416
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon456,136
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,155,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,335–19,965
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon162,000–198,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon47,025–57,475
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare588,600–719,400
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*365,608
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*17,641,253
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

  • 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!'.

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