|Release date||24 September 2002 (Update)|
|An undead worker of dark magic.|
|Release date||2 May 2006 (Update)|
|Doesn't seem to want to go away.|
Skeleton Mages are monsters found in some of the more troubled areas of RuneScape. They both make use of 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 16 mages usually attack with melee and will occasionally cast a spell, exclaiming "I infect your body with rot..." that resembles Weaken as a projectile and Curse when it lands successfully. If successful, it will lower the player's Attack, Strength and Defence stats by 4 levels.
Level 83 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.
- Piscatoris Fishing Colony
- Waterfall Dungeon
- South of Falador (Unattackable, occasionally called up by Malignius Mortifer)
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ashes 1 Always 31
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mind rune 7–9 Common 28–36 Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 188–376 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 358–537 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 194–582
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 14 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 12 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 625 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 144 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 912 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 2,237 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 1,934 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,226 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 1,598 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 7,053 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 621
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 80 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 119 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 239–478 Big bones 3–4 Rare 738–984
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 6,719 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,518 Chaos talisman 1 Common 391 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 804 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 719 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,498 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 677 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,000 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,066 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 700 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,020 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,504 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 12,998 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,055 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,990 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,588 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,904 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,623 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,443 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,152 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,319 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,204 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,005 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,419 Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,138