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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 mask.pngAncient ceremonial mask1Rare7,013
Ancient ceremonial top.pngAncient ceremonial top1Rare66,481
Ancient ceremonial legs.pngAncient ceremonial legs1Rare43,307
Ancient ceremonial gloves.pngAncient ceremonial gloves1Rare4,727
Ancient ceremonial boots.pngAncient ceremonial boots1Rare4,699
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol(noted)Common5,389
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Uncommon709
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Uncommon105
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,307
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Uncommon741
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Uncommon5,008
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon11,782
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476
Pure essence.pngPure essence46 (noted)Common1,380
Air rune.pngAir rune150; 250Common13,500–22,500
Mud rune.pngMud rune15Common13,020
Astral rune.pngAstral rune15Uncommon6,225
Chaos rune.pngChaos rune30Uncommon4,560
Soul rune.pngSoul rune25Uncommon33,625
Blood rune.pngBlood rune25Uncommon16,950
Super magic potion (3).pngSuper magic potion (3)1Common11,787
Super restore (3).pngSuper restore (3)1Common2,095
Super defence (3).pngSuper defence (3)1Uncommon7,826
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Rare809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Rare2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Rare1,842
Coal.pngCoal1–10 (noted)Common112–1,120
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar1–4 (noted)Common1,761–7,044
Coins 1000.pngCoins500; 1,000; 1,337Common500–1,337
Coins 1000.pngCoins91–4,958Uncommon91–4,958
Shark.pngShark1Uncommon1,933
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Rare drop table.pngRare 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 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal 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 token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

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).
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Ancient ceremonial mask (1, 1, Rare) +, Ancient ceremonial top (1, 1, Rare) +, Ancient ceremonial legs (1, 1, Rare) +, Ancient ceremonial gloves (1, 1, Rare) +, Ancient ceremonial boots (1, 1, Rare) +, Grimy torstol (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy guam (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy tarromin (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy marrentill (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy harralander (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy ranarr (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy irit (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy avantoe (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy kwuarm (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy cadantine (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy lantadyme (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy dwarf weed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Pure essence (46, 46, Common) +, Air rune (150, 250, Common) +, Mud rune (15, 15, Common) +, Astral rune (15, 15, Uncommon) +, Chaos rune (30, 30, Uncommon) +, Soul rune (25, 25, Uncommon) +, Blood rune (25, 25, Uncommon) +, Super magic potion (1, 1, Common) +, Super restore (1, 1, Common) +, Super defence (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Uncut sapphire (1, 1, Rare) +, Uncut emerald (1, 1, Rare) +, Uncut ruby (1, 1, Rare) +, Coal (1, 10, Common) +, Adamant bar (1, 4, Common) +, Coins (500, 1,337, Common) +, Coins (91, 4,958, Uncommon) +, Shark (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Sealed clue scroll (hard) (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Rare drop table (1, 1, Rare) +, Key token (1, 1, Rare) +  and Mimic kill token (1, 1, Very rare) +
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