Fungal mage/Strategies

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Fungal mage, found on all floors except the bottom of the Polypore Dungeon, and are commonly killed to being easily accessible to low level mages. Their notable drop is Potato cactus which is a common drop and drops 8 noted at a time.

It requires a 50 Magic for the player to receive as a Slayer assignment.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

The following are required to kill Fungal magi.

  • Magic equipment, optimally air spells. Fungal magi have very high damage reduction against any non-magical attack, with all melee and ranged based attacks having a damage cap of 50 on them.
A player fighting a fungal mage.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

The following skill levels are recommended for killing Fungal magi. While they are not necessary, they will unlock valuable, helpful perks.

  • 62 Magic for Air Wave
  • 70 Defence
  • 73 Agility to use the agility section of the dungeon

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Generally, higher-tier Magic equipment is best against Fungal magi. However, expensive, top-tier armour such as seasinger's equipment and ganodermic armour may not be cost-effective at Fungal magi due to their high repair costs. For this reason, offensive armour is recommended above tank armour.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTectonic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic maskTectonic mask
Full slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmetFull slayer helmet (on task)
Hexcrest.png: RS3 Inventory image of HexcrestHexcrest (on task)
Superior seasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's hoodSuperior seasinger's hoodVirtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus maskVirtus maskHood of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hood of subjugationHood of subjugation / Ganodermic visor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic visorGanodermic visorN/A
NeckArcane blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane blood necklaceArcane blood necklaceSaradomin's hiss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hissAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of furyDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amuletAmulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of glory
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejGod capes.png: RS3 Inventory image of God capesGod capesSuperior reefwalker's cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior reefwalker's capeSuperior reefwalker's capeCape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of Accomplishment
BodyTectonic robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe topTectonic robe topSuperior seasinger's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's robe topSuperior seasinger's robe topVirtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe topGarb of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Garb of subjugationGarb of subjugation / Ganodermic poncho.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic ponchoGanodermic ponchoAhrim's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe topAhrim's robe top
LegsTectonic robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe bottomTectonic robe bottomSuperior seasinger's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's robe bottomSuperior seasinger's robe bottomVirtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legsGown of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gown of subjugationGown of subjugation / Ganodermic leggings.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic leggingsGanodermic leggingsAhrim's robe skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe skirtAhrim's robe skirt
Main handSeismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic wandSeismic wandVirtus wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wandVirtus wandAbyssal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal wandAbyssal wandWand of treachery.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of treacheryWand of treachery / Ahrim's wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's wandAhrim's wandN/A
Two-handed weaponChaotic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic staffChaotic staffArmadyl battlestaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaffPolypore staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Polypore staffPolypore staff / Greater runic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater runic staffGreater runic staff / Staff of light.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of lightStaff of light / Enhanced ancient staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ancient staffEnhanced ancient staffBlisterwood staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff / Ahrim's staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's staffAhrim's staffN/A
Off-hand weaponSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularitySeismic singularityVirtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bookVirtus bookAbyssal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal orbAbyssal orbAhrim's book of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's book of magicAhrim's book of magicN/A
Off-hand weaponMerciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Merciless kiteshieldMerciless kiteshieldFarseer kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farseer kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldArcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spectral spirit shieldSpectral spirit shieldWard of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugation
GlovesCelestial handwraps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Celestial handwrapsCelestial handwrapsVirtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesStatic gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Static glovesStatic glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugationSpellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster gloves
FeetVirtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bootsVirtus bootsRagefire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire bootsRagefire bootsGanodermic boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic bootsGanodermic bootsGlaiven boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glaiven bootsGlaiven bootsSteadfast boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steadfast bootsSteadfast boots
RingSuperior leviathan ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior leviathan ringSuperior leviathan ringOnyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitSeers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ring (i)Seers' ring (i)Berserker ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ring (i)Berserker ring (i)
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraSupreme runic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme runic accuracy auraSupreme runic accuracy auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of the elementsSuperior scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of the elementsScrimshaw of the elementsSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of deathScrimshaw of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of magicScrimshaw of magicSign of item protection.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of item protectionSign of item protectionN/A
A fungal mage affected by neem oil.

Inventory should include some food or other source of healing, runes for spells, and an emergency teleport. You may also wish to take a Prayer urn for collecting the ashes.

An easy way to get a few safe hits in on the mage is to attack him once, then immediately sprinkle neem oil on the mage. This will give you about three safe hits before the mage starts to attack you.

For high level players, an Aggression potion is highly recommended.