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]

Waterfall (Level 19)[edit | edit source]

Piscatoris (Level 49)[edit | edit source]

Main drop[edit | edit source]

Waterfall (Level 19)[edit | edit source]

Piscatoris (Level 49)[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common57215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common35730
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common36260
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common856120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,520-47,0805,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,973600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare268,785-328,51527,000-33,000
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)1Common11,1491
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)1Common11,2881
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not 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)1Very rare[d 2]Not 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)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,70360,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,25760,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,43637,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare725,580-886,820756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9151,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,88040,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare699,840-855,360720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,88166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,25760,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,114-24,386678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare956,880-1,169,5201,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare55,624-67,076136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,472-12,628136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common48,600-59,40022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon241,425-295,07540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,156-21,89468-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare399,960-488,840180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon6,400-8,960Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common520Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon8,225-9,870Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common658Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,500-7,800Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,016Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,275-5,985Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,796-6,624532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,868-32,992532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon167,0761,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare28,9401,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,046,700-1,279,30090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon123,030-150,37090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon135,765-165,9358,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon435,600-532,4005,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common52,650-64,3501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common29,700-36,30045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon460,350-562,650450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,924-24,0266,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare197,775-241,72564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,070-35,53013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare482,760-590,040243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]318,7656,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Skeleton Mage drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b 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."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring 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.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Transcripts Skeleton Mage speaks in:

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - 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]