Mage of Zamorak

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The Mage of Zamorak is a member of the Zamorak Magical Institute, and stands around the Southern Wilderness mining site and at the Altar of Zamorak in Varrock. He sells runes and teleports players into the Abyss (resulting in a drain of all Prayer points) once the Enter the Abyss miniquest is completed. He used to sell Soul runes and Astral runes, but now only sells air, water, earth, fire, mind, body, chaos, death and blood runes. Before completion of the Enter the Abyss miniquest, body runes are available to the player to buy, however, once completed they are removed and replaced with blood runes along with an increase of stock.

Many runecrafters use the Mage of Zamorak as a shortcut to their preferred altar, although this can be risky as many carry one or more valuable items that could be lost to player killers.

He will only talk to players if they speak to him in Varrock. He will refuse to speak with characters wearing any item representing a god other than Zamorak, although he will still teleport players wearing items of another god.

Players may claim a small pouch from him in Varrock if they lose one.

He sells the Demonic skull, which increases rune crafting experience in the Abyss from 2.5 times to 3.5 times the normal amount, for 550,000 coins.

He will not teleport players to the Abyss if they have had teleport block cast on them.

The player can change the default left-click option between Talk-to and Teleport by selecting the Configure option (only available in the Wilderness).

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Mage of Zamorak speaks in:

Works[edit | edit source]

Transcripts Mage of Zamorak is the author or co-author of:

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 14 April 2020 (Update):
    • The mage of Zamorak now has a 'Configure' option which can be used to set the mage's left-click or tap option to either 'Teleport' or 'Talk'.
    • When 'Talk' is selected, the mage will now still offer to teleport you to the Abyss with a yes/no option after the initial dialogue.
  • ninja 3 August 2015 (Update):
    • The mage of Zamorak will no longer teleport teleblocked players.
  • ninja 20 July 2015 (Update):
    • The Mage of Zamorak found in the Varrock Chaos Temple and north of Edgeville is now selling a mysterious object that may prove enlightening when Runecrafting using the Abyss:
      • Entering an altar through the Abyss with the item equipped will now provide 3.5x Runecrafting experience. A head icon will show that the player is currently wielding the item.
      • Players killed wearing the item will drop 500k upon death to another player.
  • patch 27 April 2015 (Update):
    • The Mage of Zamorak in the Wilderness will no longer allow players to be teleported while carrying warband supplies.
  • patch 4 December 2012 (Update):
    • The Mage of Zamorak no longer mentions being skulled.
  • patch 13 October 2009 (Update):
    • Streamlined the chat for the Zamorak mage and made it slightly less confusing after you've run his errands.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If players ask him to teleport them to the Abyss, the player will say "Beam me up", a reference to Star Trek.
  • It used be difficult to trade with him because the many skeletons standing near him would attack the player. The skeletons are no longer aggressive following a hidden update.
  • Players should be wary of other players impersonating the Mage of Zamorak, as his attire is easy to replicate in-game: using Zamorak Robes, an Attack hood, and a Staff of Zamorak. Careless players might unintentionally click on a disguised player, skull themselves, and then be attacked by the disguised player who can quickly change into powerful gear to kill the victim.
  • In Old School Runescape, it is revealed that the Mage of Zamorak's name is Herbert.