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 1,009
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,189
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,177
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,825
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 217,125–265,375
Loop half of a key 1 Common 19,128
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 25,276
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,593
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 611,685–747,615
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,115
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,897
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,252,080–1,530,320
Rune javelin 5 Rare 950
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,417
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 561,255–935,425
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,159
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,547
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 21,357–25,893
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,053,675–1,287,825
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 72,324
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,410
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,170
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 500,240–631,072
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 155,675–196,390
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 49,250–68,950
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 14,445–17,655
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 249,975–305,525
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,064–32,580
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 304,920–372,680
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 35,400–194,700
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,960–15,840
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 209,340–255,860
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 40,012–45,728
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 385,830–471,570
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,001,880–1,224,520
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,475
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 622,125–760,375
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 438,570–536,030
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 483,930–591,470
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 292,365–357,335
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 180,000–220,000
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 10,528–12,032
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,778–10,032
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 390,232
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,492,900
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,050–4,950
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 11,025–13,475
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 143,550–175,450
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 12,920–15,580
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 128,250–156,750
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 38,970–47,630
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 657,180–803,220
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!'.