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 875
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,591
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,632
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,988
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 179,460–219,340
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,412
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 25,579
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,862
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 533,790–652,410
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,453
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,445
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,259,640–1,539,560
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,620
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 564,300–940,500
Shield left half 1 Rare 63,809
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,659
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 19,662–23,838
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,078,920–1,318,680
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 69,802
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,172
Nature talisman 1 Rare 991
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 375,700–473,960
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 112,775–142,270
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 38,550–53,970
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 13,635–16,665
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 234,450–286,550
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 27,288–34,110
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 296,100–361,900
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 36,200–199,100
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 13,680–16,720
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 225,720–275,880
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 33,054–37,776
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 318,735–389,565
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,031,760–1,261,040
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,886
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 628,290–767,910
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 387,360–473,440
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 341,370–417,230
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 228,105–278,795
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 143,280–175,120
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,328–15,232
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,286–15,184
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 483,020
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,675,240
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,500–5,500
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 9,675–11,825
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 175,050–213,950
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 12,852–15,498
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 127,575–155,925
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 29,025–35,475
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 571,050–697,950
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!'.