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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.

Locations

Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones[1]1Always179
AshesAshes[2]1Always104

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow[1]1–5Common23–115
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow[1]1Common15
Pink skirtPink skirt[2]1Common223
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow[1]1Uncommon20
Iron daggerIron dagger[1]1Uncommon1,010
BattlestaffBattlestaff[2]1Rare3,554
Mind runeMind rune[2]7–9Common126–162
Air runeAir rune[1]12Uncommon492
Chaos runeChaos rune2–4Uncommon242–484
Law runeLaw rune[2]2–3Uncommon990–1,485
Fire runeFire rune[1]2Rare146
Nature runeNature rune1–3Rare489–1,467
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon481
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,629
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Rare302
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare76
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare4,392
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Very rare1,243
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Very rare10,848
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Very rare2,202
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare9,367
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Very rare1,989
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare9,552
Coins 250Coins2–434Common2–434
Uncut opalUncut opal[2]1Common98
Pot of flourPot of flour[2](noted)Common235
Iron barIron bar[2]1–2Uncommon951–1,902
Big bonesBig bones[2]3–4Rare513–684
  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 sapphire1Common316
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common697
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,147
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,372
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare106,740–130,460
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,045
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,413
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,074
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,330–664,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,773
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,207
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare639,720–781,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,671
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,998
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,351–17,399
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,220–1,282,380
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,491
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,172
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare182,130–229,764
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,310–14,268
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,000–9,800
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common83,430–101,970
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon362,250–442,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,628–14,022
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare559,620–683,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,800–125,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,210–40,590
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common17,486–19,984
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare168,615–206,085
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare86,400–105,600
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,868
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare88,020–107,580
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon697,860–852,940
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon165,600–202,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,885–206,415
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,435–194,865
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon19,992–22,848
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon22,862–26,128
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon411,428
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare765,480
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common44,550–54,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,240–14,960
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon283,950–347,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,320–16,280
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare216,000–264,000
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,252
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*76,690
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,626,392,973
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
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very 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 rare9,193

Trivia

  • 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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