|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 26
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mind rune 7–9 Common 28–36 Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 198–396 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 356–534 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 204–612
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 16 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 597 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 122 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 957 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 2,490 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 2,330 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,934 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 1,782 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 7,495 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 797
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 104 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 134 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 218–436 Big bones 3–4 Rare 678–904
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 6,833 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,689 Chaos talisman 1 Common 165 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 817 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 822 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,543 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 456 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 680 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,080 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,510 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,668 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,010 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,260 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,682 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,000 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,640 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,641 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,143 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,144 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,052 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,086 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,540 Dragon spear 1 Rare 39,691