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The fungal mage is a monster found in the Polypore Dungeon. If players come within one square away from it, it will infect them, dealing fast hits of 15-17 life points. However, this can be prevented by using neem oil on it. It should be noted that fungal magi are incredibly strong against melee and ranged, as with all other creatures found in the Polypore dungeon.

Players with fair magical defence can tank their attacks with ease. Players with a low Magic level and poor magic defensive bonuses should not go near the fungal mage and allow it to infest them; it would be difficult to break even while using Protect from Magic/Deflect Magic, and the damage from infestation is much less than the attacks from the magic attacks themselves.

It seems that even with good defence its normal magical attacks still cause more damage, but as the damage is small either way it is partially up to personal preference. If the player wishes to go for the infection method, they must stay in melee range and not use neem oil (players should note that when neem oil is used on a fungal mage it stops attacking for a few seconds).

Melee and range attacks will be capped to no more than 50 damage per hit. Note that a Dwarf Multicannon will no longer work in this area.

Players can kill these without 50 Magic, but they will not get them as a Slayer task until they have the level. It should be noted that they are weak for their level, with a moderately low max hit and accuracy. A good way of training on these if lacking coins is to use a Staff of air or equivalent, as it allows unlimited casts of Air spells, which are their primary weakness.

Killing fungal magi can be quite profitable, due to their valuable drops such as potato cactus and seeds.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Accursed ashesAccursed ashes1Always119
Neem drupeNeem drupe1–3AlwaysNot sold

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
79–80%5%12%2%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 35,920 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common344
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common380
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon63
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common31
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,438
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,464
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon752
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,649
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,790
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,692
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,417
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon25
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon34
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon69
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon886
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon58
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon110
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon3,892
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon326
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon71
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon45
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon457
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon4
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,775
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon1,013
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon658
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon10,478
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Rare1,599
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare294
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare254
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare1,063
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare201
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare331
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare1,474
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Rare526
Polypore spore 5Polypore spore1–100Common4–400
Fungal flake 5Fungal flake1–90Common10–900
Snape grassSnape grass(noted)Common152
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Common1,209
Gorajian mushroomGorajian mushroom1Common1,450
Pure essencePure essence15–25 (noted)Common330–550
Potato cactusPotato cactus(noted)Common10,280

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very 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 rare5,816

Trivia

  • When the fungal mage is assigned as a Slayer task, when you block it you can also choose the option to block all monsters in the Polypore dungeon.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 259,437 kills[1], shared with all polypore creatures.
    • This had increased to 351,360 by 6 May 2018.[2]

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*