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Ancient mages are monsters found in the Ancient Prison. There is no Slayer requirement to kill them.

They attack with blood, ice, shadow and smoke spells like those in the Ancient Magicks, effectively being able to freeze you, heal themselves, lower your stats and poison you. Using Protect from Magic is highly recommended, although it won't stop any of the secondary effects, such as freezing or poison. The poison starts at 88 damage. Their magic attacks are area-of-effect magic attacks, similar to the burst/barrage spells in the Ancient Magicks.

They can drain a small amount of prayer points with their attacks, as well.

It should be noted that there are only three ancient mages in the Ancient Prison. Ancient rangers, Blood reavers, and Ancient warriors far outnumber the ancient mages.

Unlike the other inhabitants of the Ancient Prison, ancient mages will remain stationary on their spawn location unless attacking a player. They have some of the lowest wander radiuses for an NPC.

Ancient mages will be unaggressive towards players if the player is wearing the Shard of Zaros.

Drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ancient ceremonial maskAncient ceremonial mask1Rare7,911
Ancient ceremonial topAncient ceremonial top1Rare68,012
Ancient ceremonial legsAncient ceremonial legs1Rare45,031
Ancient ceremonial glovesAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare6,200
Ancient ceremonial bootsAncient ceremonial boots1Rare5,665
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol(noted)Common3,166
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon321
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon27
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon331
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon58
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,722
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,160
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon695
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,939
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,475
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,118
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,813
Pure essencePure essence46 (noted)Common1,012
Air runeAir rune150; 250Common4,950–8,250
Mud runeMud rune15Common8,460
Astral runeAstral rune15Uncommon6,225
Chaos runeChaos rune30Uncommon2,970
Soul runeSoul rune25Uncommon9,125
Blood runeBlood rune25Uncommon15,175
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)1Common3,845
Super restore (3)Super restore (3)1Common2,289
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)1Uncommon3,007
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare420
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,144
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Rare1,073
CoalCoal1–10 (noted)Common131–1,310
Adamant barAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common2,799–11,196
Coins 1000Coins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000Coins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
SharkShark1Uncommon799
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Rare drop table drops

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common420
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,144
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,188
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare98,460–120,340
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,697
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,258
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,032
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare496,440–606,760
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,234
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,245
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,115,460–1,363,340
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,576
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,640–939,400
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,613
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,840
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,077,300–1,316,700
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,099
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare787
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare514,150–648,620
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare136,370–172,036
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare51,125–71,575
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common21,195–25,905
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon226,350–276,650
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,056–15,744
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare298,620–364,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,400–17,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon283,320–346,280
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,186–44,784
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare377,865–461,835
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,100,880–1,345,520
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,436
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,540–759,660
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon284,940–348,260
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon77,490–94,710
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon136,935–167,365
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon126,180–154,220
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon2,674–3,056
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,998–5,712
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon287,672
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare704,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common24,300–29,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common4,770–5,830
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,950–215,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon8,976–10,824
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare89,100–108,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,065–19,635
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare233,820–285,780
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,440
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*200,479
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,138,409,151
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 drops

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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare8,514

Trivia

  • Their most common drop used to be 25 astral runes. However, they use ancient magics which don't require astral runes. This drop has now been made much rarer and its quantity is reduced to 15.
  • Ancient mages can drop coins in quantities of 1337, which means "leet".
  • They have an irregular attack speed, much like Cave horrors. Sometimes they attack with a delay of 5 game ticks (3.0 seconds), sometimes with a delay of 4 ticks (2.4 seconds).