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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]1Always234
AshesAshes[2]1Always159

Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow[1]1–5Common15–75
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow[1]1Common12
Pink skirtPink skirt[2]1Common286
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow[1]1Uncommon12
Iron daggerIron dagger[1]1Uncommon443
BattlestaffBattlestaff[2]1Rare6,923
Mind runeMind rune[2]7–9Common133–171
Air runeAir rune[1]12Uncommon540
Chaos runeChaos rune2–4Uncommon220–440
Law runeLaw rune[2]2–3Uncommon730–1,095
Fire runeFire rune[1]2Rare208
Nature runeNature rune1–3Rare419–1,257
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon147
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon192
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Rare84
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare36
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare3,296
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Very rare2,129
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Very rare5,389
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Very rare4,923
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare3,609
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Very rare3,432
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare2,647
Coins 250Coins2–434Common2–434
Uncut opalUncut opal[2]1Common411
Pot of flourPot of flour[2](noted)Common235
Iron barIron bar[2]1–2Uncommon508–1,016
Big bonesBig bones[2]3–4Rare1,134–1,512
  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 sapphire1Common950
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,956
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,428
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,126
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare185,670–226,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,337
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,639
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,860
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare533,700–652,300
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,156
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,343
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare820
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,286
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,290–932,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare70,479
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,062
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,340–1,267,860
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare928
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,125
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare348,205–439,274
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare121,095–152,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,100–46,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,575–23,925
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon317,475–388,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,216–34,020
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,720–363,880
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,400–183,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon184,500–225,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,848–42,112
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare355,320–434,280
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare976,590–1,193,610
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,400
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,000–759,000
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,950–358,050
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon286,290–349,910
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,220–270,380
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,618–18,992
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,284–20,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon431,612
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,799,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,815–16,885
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,060–47,740
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare588,600–719,400
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,805
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*277,741
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*39,178,913
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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