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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.
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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]1Always184
AshesAshes[2]1Always176

Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow[1]1–5Common15–75
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow[1]1Common11
Pink skirtPink skirt[2]1Common249
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow[1]1Uncommon12
Iron daggerIron dagger[1]1Uncommon378
BattlestaffBattlestaff[2]1Rare6,791
Mind runeMind rune[2]7–9Common161–207
Air runeAir rune[1]12Uncommon348
Chaos runeChaos rune2–4Uncommon158–316
Law runeLaw rune[2]2–3Uncommon570–855
Fire runeFire rune[1]2Rare216
Nature runeNature rune1–3Rare404–1,212
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon179
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon246
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Rare98
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare38
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare3,087
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Very rare2,264
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Very rare5,419
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Very rare5,058
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare3,496
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Very rare3,846
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare2,711
Coins 250Coins2–434Common2–434
Uncut opalUncut opal[2]1Common490
Pot of flourPot of flour[2](noted)Common234
Iron barIron bar[2]1–2Uncommon495–990
Big bonesBig bones[2]3–4Rare1,050–1,400
  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 sapphire1Common1,013
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,203
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,691
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,079
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,555–224,345
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,560
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,265
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,098
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare499,410–610,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,698
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,746
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,222,380–1,494,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,546
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,190–938,650
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,944
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,225
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,758–22,742
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,043,955–1,275,945
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare52,200
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,437
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,047
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare344,045–434,026
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare107,900–136,120
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare35,250–49,350
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,905–16,995
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,725–280,775
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,200–31,500
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare291,960–356,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon194,760–238,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,526–41,744
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare352,215–430,485
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,006,740–1,230,460
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,847
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,705–767,195
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,320–456,280
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon281,250–343,750
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,340–310,860
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,565–278,135
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,184–34,496
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon24,668–28,192
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon437,764
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,907,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,430–13,970
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,552–17,548
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare144,450–176,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare570,240–696,960
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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