Skeleton Mage

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Skeleton Mages are monsters found in some of the more troubled areas of RuneScape. They primarily use Magic to attack. Thus, it is recommended to wear magic-resistant armour such as dragonhide armour. They play a role in the Swan Song quest, where the player creates an army of them to help defeat the sea trolls.

Level 19 skeleton mages cast earth spells and will sometimes cast the Weaken spell on a player. They also occasionally use a melee attack. Level 49 mages cast fire spells, and will sometimes use the Vulnerability spell on a player.

Malignius Mortifer will occasionally spawn a non-attackable skeleton mage, which follows him around for a while before disappearing. After completing the Swan Song quest, these skeleton mages can be spawned by the player using bone seeds. Players can give an airtight pot to Malignius Mortifer to receive more bone seeds. When they open the pot they receive, a skeleton mage appears, performs a random emote, and falls apart.

A player opening a bone seeds in a pot, summoning a skeleton mage.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Bones.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Always[d 1]3530
Ashes.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Ashes with rarity Always in quantity 1AshesF2P icon.png1Always[d 2]921
  1. ^ Only dropped by level 19 mages.
  2. ^ Only dropped by level 49 mages.

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Bronze arrow.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Bronze arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1-5Bronze arrowF2P icon.png1–5Common[d 1]39-1954-20
Iron arrow.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Iron arrow with rarity Common in quantity 1Iron arrowF2P icon.png1Common[d 1]1312
Pink skirt.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Pink skirt with rarity Common in quantity 1Pink skirtF2P icon.png1Common[d 2]2221
Steel arrow.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Steel arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Steel arrowF2P icon.png1Uncommon[d 1]1527
Tiny spiky iron salvage.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Tiny spiky iron salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Tiny spiky iron salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon[d 1]14765
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 1Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 2]2,9384,200
Mind rune.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Mind rune with rarity Common in quantity 7-9Mind runeF2P icon.png7–9Common[d 2]126-16221-27
Air rune.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Air rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 12Air runeF2P icon.png12Uncommon[d 1]67236
Chaos rune.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Chaos rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-4Chaos runeF2P icon.png2–4Uncommon438-87656-112
Law rune.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-3Law runeF2P icon.png2–3Uncommon[d 2]1,028-1,542150-225
Fire rune.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Fire rune with rarity Rare in quantity 2Fire runeF2P icon.png2Rare[d 1]1846
Nature rune.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Nature rune with rarity Rare in quantity 1-3Nature runeF2P icon.png1–3Rare499-1,49774-222
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy guam with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy guamF2P icon.png1Uncommon53818
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon2,9920
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy harralander with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png1Rare4170
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png1Rare1050
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy irit with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png1Rare4,9250
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare8420
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,7570
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare3,0130
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare7,9110
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy ranarr with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare1,9300
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare6,8080
Coins_250.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 2-434CoinsF2P icon.png2–434Common2-4342-434
Uncut opal.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut opal with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut opalF2P icon.png1Common[d 2]16212
Pot of flour.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Pot of flour with rarity Common in quantity 1 (noted)Pot of flourF2P icon.png(noted)Common[d 2]2708
Iron stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Iron stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-2Iron stone spiritF2P icon.png1–2Uncommon[d 2]55-110Not alchemisable
Big bones.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Big bones with rarity Rare in quantity 3-4Big bonesF2P icon.png3–4Rare[d 2]831-1,1080
  1. ^ a b c d e f Only dropped by level 19 mages.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Only dropped by level 49 mages.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Rare drop table.png: RS3 Skeleton 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 Skeleton Mage drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common63015
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common94930
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,25460
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,609120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare117,405-143,4955,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common11,0470
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,8300
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,000600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare540,000-660,00027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common56,87460,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,77737,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare528,840-646,360756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8851,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,64440,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,592-850,168720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,79166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon57,74360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common13,108-15,892678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,012,905-1,237,9951,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare167,552-202,048136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare10,948-13,202136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common78,570-96,03022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon389,250-475,75040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,836-22,7140
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare464,220-567,3800
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 900-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png900–1,100Uncommon24,300-29,700Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,860-5,940Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon9,360-11,440Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common728-832Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare7,020-8,580Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare38,070-46,530Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,269Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare19,035-23,265Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon552,510-675,2900
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon125,910-153,8900
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon131,985-161,3158,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon153,405-187,4955,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon26,040-29,760532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon12,600-14,400532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon274,4721,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare860,5401,520
Flax.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common51,750-63,2501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common15,750-19,25045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon274,950-336,050450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon14,960-18,0406,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare148,500-181,50064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,300-18,70013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare245,430-299,970243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]116,1326,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]13,39918
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Skeleton 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 Skeleton Mage drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,686,657,284300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton 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 Skeleton Mage drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare7,888Not alchemisable

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
    • The skeletal mages under Baxtorian Waterfall will now retaliate against players and have also learned a few new tricks!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]