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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 ashes.pngAccursed ashes1Always750
Neem drupe.pngNeem drupe1–3AlwaysNot sold

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
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 guam.pngGrimy guam1Common709
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Common2,307
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Uncommon741
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Common105
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
Marrentill seed 5.pngMarrentill seed1Uncommon179
Tarromin seed 5.pngTarromin seed1Uncommon137
Harralander seed 5.pngHarralander seed1Uncommon196
Ranarr seed 5.pngRanarr seed1Uncommon976
Wildblood seed 5.pngWildblood seed1Uncommon189
Poison ivy seed 5.pngPoison ivy seed1Uncommon302
Spirit weed seed 5.pngSpirit weed seed1Uncommon78,260
Limpwurt seed 5.pngLimpwurt seed1Uncommon5,207
Cactus seed 5.pngCactus seed1Uncommon1,016
Whiteberry seed 5.pngWhiteberry seed1Uncommon136
Strawberry seed 5.pngStrawberry seed1Uncommon1,075
Jangerberry seed 5.pngJangerberry seed1Uncommon79
Bittercap mushroom spore 5.pngBittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,768
Belladonna seed 5.pngBelladonna seed1Uncommon1,007
Irit seed 5.pngIrit seed1Uncommon1,018
Kwuarm seed 5.pngKwuarm seed1Uncommon12,857
Toadflax seed 5.pngToadflax seed1Rare9,872
Avantoe seed 5.pngAvantoe seed1Rare375
Snapdragon seed 5.pngSnapdragon seed1Rare293
Cadantine seed 5.pngCadantine seed1Rare1,438
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed1Rare726
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed1Rare822
Watermelon seed 5.pngWatermelon seed1Rare3,590
Torstol seed 5.pngTorstol seed1Rare540
Polypore spore 5.pngPolypore spore1–100Common4–400
Fungal flake 5.pngFungal flake1–90Common7–630
Snape grass.pngSnape grass(noted)Common536
Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root(noted)Common5,190
Gorajian mushroom.pngGorajian mushroom1Common4,118
Pure essence.pngPure essence15–25 (noted)Common450–750
Potato cactus.pngPotato cactus(noted)Common41,992

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved 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 token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

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!"*
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Accursed ashes (1, 1, Always) +, Neem drupe (1, 3, Always) +, Grimy guam (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy marrentill (1, 1, Common) +, Grimy harralander (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Grimy tarromin (1, 1, Common) +, 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) +, Marrentill seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Tarromin seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Harralander seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Ranarr seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Wildblood seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Poison ivy seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Spirit weed seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Limpwurt seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Cactus seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Whiteberry seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Strawberry seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Jangerberry seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Bittercap mushroom spore (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Belladonna seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Irit seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Kwuarm seed (1, 1, Uncommon) +, Toadflax seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Avantoe seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Snapdragon seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Cadantine seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Lantadyme seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Dwarf weed seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Watermelon seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Torstol seed (1, 1, Rare) +, Polypore spore (1, 100, Common) +, Fungal flake (1, 90, Common) +, Snape grass (4, 4, Common) +, Limpwurt root (1, 1, Common) +, Gorajian mushroom (1, 1, Common) +, Pure essence (15, 25, Common) +, Potato cactus (8, 8, Common) +, Spirit sapphire (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit emerald (1, 1, Rare) +, Spirit ruby (1, 1, Rare) +, Starved ancient effigy (1, 1, Very rare) +, Key token (1, 1, Rare) +  and Mimic kill token (1, 1, Very rare) +
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