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.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Ancient ceremonial mask.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Ancient ceremonial mask with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ancient ceremonial mask (m)P2P icon.png1Rare6,3619,000
Ancient ceremonial top.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Ancient ceremonial top with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ancient ceremonial top (m)P2P icon.png1Rare67,56572,000
Ancient ceremonial legs.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Ancient ceremonial legs with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ancient ceremonial legs (m)P2P icon.png1Rare44,79448,000
Ancient ceremonial gloves.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Ancient ceremonial gloves with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ancient ceremonial gloves (m)P2P icon.png1Rare4,5236,000
Ancient ceremonial boots.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Ancient ceremonial boots with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ancient ceremonial boots (m)P2P icon.png1Rare4,4706,000
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy torstol with rarity Common in quantity 1 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Common5,5170
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy guam with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy guamF2P icon.png1Uncommon58118
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png1Uncommon1030
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,8640
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon4870
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy ranarr with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,8430
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy irit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon4,0900
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon8810
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon8,3530
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon2,9770
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon6,8740
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon6,4350
Pure essence.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Pure essence with rarity Common in quantity 46 (noted)Pure essenceF2P icon.png46 (noted)Common1,24292
Air rune.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 150, 250Air runeF2P icon.png150; 250Common7,800-13,000450-750
Mud rune.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Mud rune with rarity Common in quantity 15Mud rune (m)P2P icon.png15Common11,34060
Astral rune.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Astral rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15Astral rune (m)P2P icon.png15Uncommon6,120660
Chaos rune.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Chaos rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 30Chaos runeF2P icon.png30Uncommon3,810840
Soul rune.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Soul rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25Soul rune (m)P2P icon.png25Uncommon16,3502,050
Blood rune.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png25Uncommon17,4752,750
Super magic potion (3).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Super magic potion (3) with rarity Common in quantity 1Super magic potion (3) (m)P2P icon.png1Common8,874150
Super restore (3).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Super restore (3) with rarity Common in quantity 1Super restore (3) (m)P2P icon.png1Common1,760144
Super defence (3).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Super defence (3) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Super defence (3) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon6,110158
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Rare60815
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut emerald with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Rare1,09830
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Rare1,30860
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 1-10(noted)Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png1–10 (noted)Common26-260Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 1-4Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png1–4Common54-216Not alchemisable
Coins_1000.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 500, 1000, 1337CoinsF2P icon.png500; 1,000; 1,337Common500-1,337500-1,337
Coins_1000.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Coins with rarity Uncommon in quantity 91-4958CoinsF2P icon.png91–4,958Uncommon91-4,95891-4,958
Shark.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Shark (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1,062180

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png11/128Not soldNot alchemisable
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Rare drop table with rarity Rare in quantity 1Rare drop tableF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

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.
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.png1Common60815
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common1,09830
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,30860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,916120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare131,220-160,3805,400-6,600
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.png1Common8,4970
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.png1Common9,9630
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,215600
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)Rare549,675-671,82527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,02960,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare33,63237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare519,480-634,920756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9151,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,65940,000
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)Rare695,862-850,498720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare62,34166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon57,93560,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common12,995-15,755678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,001,970-1,224,6301,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare138,516-167,034136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare8,500-10,250136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,220-61,38022,950-28,050
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)Uncommon304,200-371,80040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,176-23,1240
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare495,180-605,2200
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon23,400-28,600Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,140-5,060Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,720-11,880Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common756-864Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,290-8,910Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare27,990-34,210Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common933Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare13,995-17,105Not 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)Uncommon496,530-606,8700
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)Uncommon126,360-154,4400
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)Uncommon102,105-124,7958,100-9,900
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)Uncommon115,830-141,5705,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon17,822-20,368532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,674-11,056532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon214,7241,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare543,3801,520
Flax.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common46,350-56,6501,350-1,650
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)Common16,335-19,96545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon183,600-224,400450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,424-13,7766,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare113,400-138,60064,800-79,200
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)Uncommon13,320-16,28013,500-16,500
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)Rare236,250-288,750243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]101,5196,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]12,98418
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 3]4121
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]1,747,789,117300,000
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. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ 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.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Ancient mage drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare7,050Not alchemisable

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.

References[edit | edit source]