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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]1Always196
AshesAshes[2]1Always101

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow[1]1–5Common30–150
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow[1]1Common11
Pink skirtPink skirt[2]1Common231
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow[1]1Uncommon15
Iron daggerIron dagger[1]1Uncommon947
BattlestaffBattlestaff[2]1Rare4,863
Mind runeMind rune[2]7–9Common140–180
Air runeAir rune[1]12Uncommon516
Chaos runeChaos rune2–4Uncommon234–468
Law runeLaw rune[2]2–3Uncommon854–1,281
Fire runeFire rune[1]2Rare200
Nature runeNature rune1–3Rare426–1,278
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon333
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon976
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Rare99
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Rare55
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare3,867
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Very rare747
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Very rare5,946
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Very rare2,245
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare4,565
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Very rare1,471
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare3,582
Coins 250Coins2–434Common2–434
Uncut opalUncut opal[2]1Common60
Pot of flourPot of flour[2](noted)Common245
Iron barIron bar[2]1–2Uncommon1,216–2,432
Big bonesBig bones[2]3–4Rare507–676
  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 sapphire1Common338
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common742
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,044
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,280
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,001
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,423
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,035–628,265
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,457
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,849
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare875,340–1,069,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,056
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,115
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,820–19,180
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,670–1,326,930
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,013
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,970–437,716
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare40,560–51,168
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare17,075–23,905
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,595–32,505
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon191,250–233,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare352,080–430,320
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,800–136,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common23,220–28,380
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,576–26,944
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare227,340–277,860
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare106,650–130,350
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,587
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,805–139,095
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon354,780–433,620
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon131,940–161,260
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,155–195,745
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,420–136,180
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,214–4,816
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,634–5,296
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon77,060
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare288,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common30,600–37,400
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,530–12,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon306,900–375,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270–22,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare227,610–278,190
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*208,534
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 rare8,773

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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