Fungal mage, found on all floors except the bottom of the Polypore Dungeon, and are commonly killed to being easily accessible to low level mages. Their notable drop is Potato cactus which is a common drop and drops 8 noted at a time.

It requires a 50 Magic for the player to receive as a Slayer assignment.


The following are required to kill Fungal magi.

  • Magic equipment, optimally water spells. Fungal magi have very high damage reduction against any non-magical attack, with all melee and ranged based attacks having a damage cap of 50 on them.
Killing fungal mage

A player fighting a fungal mage.


Skill levels

The following skill levels are recommended for killing Fungal magi. While they are not necessary, they will unlock valuable, helpful perks.

  • 62 Magic for Air Wave
  • 70 Defence
  • 73 Agility to use the agility section of the dungeon

Suggested equipment

Generally, higher-tier Magic equipment is best against Fungal magi. However, expensive, top-tier armour such as seasinger's equipment and ganodermic armour may not be cost-effective at Fungal magi due to their high repair costs. For this reason, offensive armour is recommended above tank armour.


Recommended equipment for Magic
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Tectonic mask Tectonic mask
Full slayer helmet Full slayer helmet (on task)
Hexcrest Hexcrest (on task)
Superior seasinger's hood Superior seasinger's hood Virtus mask Virtus mask Hood of subjugation Hood of subjugation / Ganodermic visor Ganodermic visor N/A
Neck slot Arcane blood necklace Arcane blood necklace Saradomin's hiss Saradomin's hiss Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Dragon Rider amulet Dragon Rider amulet Amulet of glory Amulet of glory
Back slot Completionist cape Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Mej TokHaar-Kal-Mej Saradomin cape God capes Superior reefwalker's cape Superior reefwalker's cape Defence cape Cape of Accomplishment
Torso slot Tectonic robe top Tectonic robe top Superior seasinger's robe top Superior seasinger's robe top Virtus robe top Virtus robe top Garb of subjugation Garb of subjugation / Ganodermic poncho Ganodermic poncho Ahrim's robe top Ahrim's robe top
Legs slot Tectonic robe bottom Tectonic robe bottom Superior seasinger's robe bottom Superior seasinger's robe bottom Virtus robe legs Virtus robe legs Gown of subjugation Gown of subjugation / Ganodermic leggings Ganodermic leggings Ahrim's robe skirt Ahrim's robe skirt
Main hand slot Seismic wand Seismic wand Virtus wand Virtus wand Abyssal wand Abyssal wand Wand of treachery Wand of treachery / Ahrim's wand Ahrim's wand N/A
2h slot Chaotic staff Chaotic staff Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff Polypore staff Polypore staff / Greater runic staff Greater runic staff / Staff of light Staff of light / Enhanced ancient staff Enhanced ancient staff Blisterwood staff Blisterwood staff / Ahrim's staff Ahrim's staff N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Seismic singularity Seismic singularity Virtus book Virtus book Abyssal orb Abyssal orb Ahrim's book of magic Ahrim's book of magic N/A
Off-hand slot Merciless kiteshield Merciless kiteshield Farseer kiteshield Farseer kiteshield Arcane spirit shield Arcane spirit shield Spectral spirit shield Spectral spirit shield Ward of subjugation Ward of subjugation
Gloves slot Celestial handwraps Celestial handwraps Virtus gloves Virtus gloves Static gloves Static gloves Gloves of subjugation Gloves of subjugation Spellcaster gloves Spellcaster gloves
Feet slot Virtus boots Virtus boots Ragefire boots Ragefire boots Ganodermic boots Ganodermic boots Glaiven boots Glaiven boots Steadfast boots Steadfast boots
Ring slot Superior leviathan ring Superior leviathan ring Onyx ring (i) Onyx ring (i) Sixth-Age circuit Sixth-Age circuit Seers' ring (i) Seers' ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i)
Aura slot Vampyrism aura Vampyrism aura Penance aura Penance aura Supreme runic accuracy aura Supreme runic accuracy aura Invigorate aura Invigorate aura Inspiration aura Inspiration aura
Pocket slot Superior scrimshaw of the elements Superior scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements Sign of life Sign of life / Sign of death Sign of death Scrimshaw of magic Scrimshaw of magic Sign of item protection Sign of item protection N/A
Fungal mage neemed

A fungal mage affected by neem oil.

Inventory should include some food or other source of healing, runes for spells, and an emergency teleport. You may also wish to take a Prayer urn for collecting the ashes.

An easy way to get a few safe hits in on the mage is to attack him once, then immediately sprinkle neem oil on the mage. This will give you about three safe hits before the mage starts to attack you.

For high level players, an Aggression potion is highly recommended.

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