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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Malevolent Mage.
Infernal Mage
Infernal Mage
Release date 26 January 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 66
Always drops Bones
An evil magic user.
Combat info
Hitpoints 60
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 8
Weakness Melee, Ranged
Attack Styles
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 45
Slayer XP 60
Category Infernal Mage
Assigned by
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Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
1 1 60 75 1
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +40 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Infernal Mage icon

Infernal Mages are slayer monsters that require 45 Slayer to kill. They can be slain for their common death rune drops and their rarely dropped dark mystic boots and hat. When assigned as monsters for a slayer task, beware of their accurate magic attack.

Strengths and weaknesses

Infernal Mages use a weaker version of the spell Fire Blast to attack the player, so it is recommended to wear dragonhide or magic armour, which will reduce their chance to hit. Wearing Void Knight armour is a good option because of its high magic defence. The Protect from Magic prayer is recommended for lower levels, as these mages hit extremely often. Prayer flicking is an effective strategy to minimise their damage output. They are weak to ranged, so it is advisable to bring the best bow, knives or crossbow available.

(Be aware though that if you kill an Infernal Mage right before its spell animation has started it will still cast that spell even during its death animation)




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 61


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff Staff 1 Common 83
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Uncommon 1,224
Mystic hat (dark) Mystic hat (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 100,135
Mystic boots (dark) Mystic boots (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 87,131
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 9,677


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Earth rune Earth rune 5; 10; 18; 36 Common 25–180
Fire rune Fire rune 10; 18 Common 60–108
Death rune Death rune 7 Common 1,995
Water rune Water rune 10; 18 Uncommon 50–90
Air rune Air rune 10; 18 Uncommon 50–90
Blood rune Blood rune 4 Uncommon 1,440
Mind rune Mind rune 18 Uncommon 72
Body rune Body rune 18; 57 Rare 108–342


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 1–15; 29 Common Not sold


  • Infernal Mages appear to be wielding a green version of the Slayer's staff, along with a set of green, decaying mystic robes.
  • They appear to be casting Fire Blast, however their max hit suggests they are actually casting Fire Strike.
  • Due to their high accuracy, damaging magic attacks, and lack of consistent valuable drops, players often skip Infernal Mage tasks.