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Dark wizards are Zamorakian mages that cast strike spells when provoked. Depending on the location, their behaviour towards players will be different. There are three types of dark wizards: the ones that wear red and black clothes, the ones that wear green and grey clothes, and the ones that wear green clothes.

They play a small role in the Demon Slayer quest. These wizards are also a great way to collect runes for free players. However, they are an inefficient source on member worlds as there are many better ways. They provide low amounts of combat experience.

Locations

Dark wizards

Dark wizards in the Wilderness.

These dark wizards will automatically attack the players whose combat level is less than one plus double the wizards level. For example, the level 22 Dark Wizards will only begin a fight with the players who have a combat level less than 45. They are reasonably good profit for low-levelled free players because of the runes, talismans and staves they drop.

  • Western edge of level 6 and 7 Wilderness, levels 33 (1200), 37 (1350).

Because they are in the wilderness, they will automatically attack players that come within their attack range, regardless of the player's combat level.

  • East of Varrock's south gate, level 30 (1100).

Because the Stone Circle is within the "Starting area" of Gielinor, these wizards would make it a very dangerous place to pass by for low combat level players. Jagex has changed their attacking style in a recent update that made them non-aggressive.

Strategy

Dark wizards attack with magic. They cast the Earth Strike and Confuse spells, hitting effectively through melee armour and continuing to attack while players run. Their max hit is approximately 60. They may also cast Weaken against the player, which lowers their strength by 5% if successful. Also note that dark wizards cast magic at a slightly faster rate than players normally do. This difference can be observed by autocasting spells on them.

Those with decent magic levels will be able to fight the dark wizards for hours without using the bank. This is because the wizards drop all of the runes necessary for Bones to Bananas and Bones to Peaches (members). Dark wizard killers may heal themselves with bananas/peaches after collecting a sum of bones.

Players are strongly advised to wear armour which has a good magic defence bonus, preferably dragonhide, as the wizards always use magic attacks to fight. Warriors attacking in metal armour will not have an effective defence against the wizards' spells. However, rangers with a good supply of arrows will have an advantage. Mage-to-mage duels are also effective.

The wizards sometimes will constantly cast Confuse on a player until the spell is successful. Since their casting is generally inaccurate on players with decent magic defence, they tend to do very little damage for long periods of time.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always175

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Earth runeEarth rune10; 18; 36Common190–684
Air runeAir rune10; 18Common410–738
Water runeWater rune10; 18Common200–360
Fire runeFire rune10; 18Common1,030–1,854
Mind runeMind rune10; 18Common190–342
Body runeBody rune10; 18Common330–594
Chaos runeChaos rune4; 5Common452–565
Nature runeNature rune2–5Uncommon828–2,070
Law runeLaw rune3Rare1,206
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2; 4Uncommon832–1,664
Blood runeBlood rune(m)2; 4Rare1,448–2,896
Coins 25Coins1–30Common1–30
StaffStaff1Common1,398
Staff of airStaff of air1Common1,685
Black wizard hatBlack wizard hat1Common639
Black wizard robe topBlack wizard robe top1Common754
Black wizard robe skirtBlack wizard robe skirt1Rare855
Mind talismanMind talisman1Very rare239
ChargebowChargebow1Rare185
Water talismanWater talisman1Rare3,759
Fire talismanFire talisman1Rare316
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Very rare229
Staff of waterStaff of water3Very rare5,289

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 rare9,282

Trivia

  • Dark wizards have the same attack speed as a wand, but their range is one square less.
  • There used to be a pair of dark wizards in Draynor Village, right by the willow trees. Jagex used these wizards to combat low level macroers. An update removed these wizards as the wizards were located in the starting area of Gielinor.
  • Despite wearing a black hood, they used to instead drop black wizard hats. This was fixed after an update.
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