Ancient mage

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Ancient mages are monsters found in the Ancient Prison. There is no Slayer requirement to kill them.

They attack with blood, ice, shadow and smoke spells like those in the Ancient Magicks, effectively being able to freeze you, heal themselves, lower your stats and poison you. Using Protect from Magic is highly recommended, although it won't stop any of the secondary effects, such as freezing or poison. The poison starts at 88 damage. Their magic attacks are area-of-effect magic attacks, similar to the burst/barrage spells in the Ancient Magicks.

They can drain a small amount of prayer points with their attacks, as well.

There are only three ancient mages in the Ancient Prison. Ancient rangers, Blood reavers, and Ancient warriors far outnumber the ancient mages.

Unlike the other inhabitants of the Ancient Prison, ancient mages will remain stationary on their spawn location unless attacking a player. They have some of the lowest wander radiuses for an NPC.

Ancient mages will be unaggressive towards players if the player is wearing the Shard of Zaros.

Ancient mages have a 1/128 chance to drop a random piece of Ancient ceremonial robes.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common63115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common50630
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common52360
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common979120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare44,055-53,8455,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common9,1570
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common9,2770
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon5,585600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare251,325-307,17527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,71260,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,38260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare34,05437,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare730,800-893,200756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,66140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,898-850,542720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare65,63066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon57,67360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common17,063-20,687678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare985,635-1,204,6651,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare33,320-40,180136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,416-17,384136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common58,185-71,11522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon363,825-444,67540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,360-22,1400
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare256,320-313,2800
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon3,875-5,425Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common704Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon6,350-7,620Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common508Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare8,800-10,560Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,886Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare4,000-5,600Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon686,610-839,1900
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon153,000-187,0000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,080-210,3208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon388,305-474,5955,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,746-5,424532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon60,186-68,784532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon169,7841,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare42,4601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common60,750-74,2501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common23,760-29,04045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon368,550-450,450450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon22,372-26,9786,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare222,075-271,42564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon21,465-26,23513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare411,210-502,590243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]606,4496,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]5031
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]13,16518
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,147,446,846300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.
  2. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  3. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Their most common drop used to be 25 astral runes. However, they use ancient magics which don't require astral runes. This drop has now been made much rarer and its quantity is reduced to 15.
  • Ancient mages can drop coins in quantities of 1337, which means "leet".
  • They have an irregular attack speed, much like Cave horrors. Sometimes they attack with a delay of 5 game ticks (3.0 seconds), sometimes with a delay of 4 ticks (2.4 seconds).
  • They use a variant of the original graphics of the ancient ceremonial robes, making them the only human followers of Zaros in the God Wars Dungeon to use armour not related to Nex's legates - the ancient warriors and rangers use the original graphics of Torva and Pernix armour respectively.

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