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Skeleton Mages are monsters found in some of the more troubled areas of RuneScape. They primarily use Magic to attack. Thus, it is recommended to wear magic-resistant armour such as dragonhide armour. They play a role in the Swan Song quest, where the player creates an army of them to help defeat the sea trolls.

Level 19 skeleton mages cast earth spells and will sometimes cast the Weaken spell on a player. They also occasionally use a melee attack. Level 49 mages cast fire spells, and will sometimes use the Vulnerability spell on a player.

Malignius Mortifer will occasionally spawn a non-attackable skeleton mage, which follows him around for a while before disappearing. After completing the Swan Song quest, these skeleton mages can be spawned by the player using bone seeds. Players can give an airtight pot to Malignius Mortifer to receive more bone seeds. When they open the pot they receive, a skeleton mage appears, performs a random emote, and falls apart.

Bone seeds

A player opening a bone seeds in a pot, summoning a skeleton mage.




Item Quantity Rarity GE price

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow[1]1–5Common32–160
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow[1]1Common17
Pink skirtPink skirt[2]1Common242
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow[1]1Uncommon17
Iron daggerIron dagger[1]1Uncommon1,485
Mind runeMind rune[2]7–9Common133–171
Air runeAir rune[1]12Uncommon1,164
Chaos runeChaos rune2–4Uncommon310–620
Law runeLaw rune[2]2–3Uncommon1,032–1,548
Fire runeFire rune[1]2Rare228
Nature runeNature rune1–3Rare445–1,335
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon830
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,195
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Rare596
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare98
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare4,420
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Very rare915
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Very rare9,176
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Very rare5,163
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare7,982
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Very rare1,588
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare9,357
Coins 250Coins2–434Common2–434
Uncut opalUncut opal[2]1Common144
Pot of flourPot of flour[2](noted)Common300
Iron barIron bar[2]1–2Uncommon1,458–2,916
Big bonesBig bones[2]3–4Rare576–768
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Only dropped by level 19 mages.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Only dropped by level 49 mages.

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common689
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,234
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,987
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common5,132
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare230,940–282,260
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,004
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,074
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,152
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare546,840–668,360
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,167
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,775
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare536,040–655,160
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare780
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,020
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,399
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,464–17,536
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,006,020–1,229,580
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,332
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,589
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare206,050–259,940
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare10,335–13,038
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare10,575–14,805
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,520–58,080
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon344,925–421,575
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,056–15,744
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare406,260–496,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,000–110,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common51,840–63,360
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon39,780–48,620
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,632–27,008
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare227,880–278,520
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare93,420–114,180
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,827
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare117,405–143,495
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon457,290–558,910
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon162,090–198,110
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,250–145,750
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon136,125–166,375
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,618–10,992
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,432–14,208
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon311,024
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare390,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,750–52,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common21,600–26,400
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon172,350–210,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,880–13,120
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare108,000–132,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,030–18,370
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare326,430–398,970
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon11,699
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*100,895
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,504,171,691
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price


  • Skeleton mages can perform the Zombie dance and Zombie walk emotes, even though they are skeletons.
  • If you try to open a pot of bone seeds too close to Malignius Mortifer, he will say 'You should take that pot further away from me before you open it!'.

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