Dark wizard

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This article is about the standard attackable NPCs. For other uses, see Dark wizard (disambiguation).
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Dark wizards are Zamorakian mages that cast strike spells when provoked. Depending on the location, their behaviour towards players will be different. There are three types of dark wizards: the ones that wear red and black clothes, the ones that wear green and grey clothes, and the ones that wear green clothes.

They play a small role in the Demon Slayer quest. These wizards are also a great way to collect runes for free players. However, they are an inefficient source on member worlds as there are many better ways. They provide low amounts of combat experience.

Dark wizards located in the Wilderness.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dark wizards attack with magic. They cast Water Strike, Earth Strike, Weaken and Confuse spells, hitting effectively through melee armour and continuing to attack while players run. Their max hit is approximately 60. Also note that dark wizards cast magic at a slightly faster rate than players normally do. This difference can be observed by autocasting spells on them.

Warriors attacking in metal armour will not have an effective defence against the wizards' spells. However, rangers with ranged armour would have an advantage. Mage-to-mage duels are also effective.

The wizards sometimes will constantly cast Confuse or Weaken on a player until the spell is successful. Since their casting is generally inaccurate on players with decent magic defence, they tend to do very little damage for long periods of time.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Main drops[edit | edit source]

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This drop table may not have accurate data due to a low kill count.
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  1. ^ Estimated based on 685 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Players can only receive a maximum of five chargebows a day from monster drops, but this doesn't affect the number that may be purchased from the Grand Exchange.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

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

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 28 January 2013 (Update):
    • The stats of one kind of dark wizard whose life points were abnormally low has been adjusted.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dark wizards have the same attack speed as a wand, but their range is one square less.
  • They are able to cast damaging spells despite not having any magic weapon equipped, which is required after the Evolution of Combat. They also retained the previous Avatar: The Last Airbender-inspired elemental spell casting animations that is no longer used by players.
  • There used to be a pair of dark wizards in Draynor Village, right by the willow trees. Jagex used these wizards to combat low level macroers. An update removed these wizards as the wizards were located in the starting area of Gielinor.
  • Despite wearing a black hood, they drop black wizard hats, which used to look like a hat but now looks like a hood.