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Skeleton Mage
Skeleton Mage (lv 16)
Release date 24 September 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 16
Always drops Bones
Examine
An undead worker of dark magic.
Combat info
Hitpoints 17
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 3
Weakness Melee/Ranged
Attack Styles
Magic, melee
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 17
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
14 14 14 18 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 +0 +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
Skeleton Mage
Skeleton Mage (lv 83)
Release date 2 May 2006 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 83
Always drops Ashes
Examine
Doesn't seem to want to go away.
Combat info
Hitpoints 80
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 11
Weakness Melee/Ranged
Attack Styles
Magic
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 80
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
10 10 60 100 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 +15 +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

























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.

Bone seeds

A player opening a bone seeds in a pot, summoning a skeleton mage which then performs the bow emote.

Audio options icon
I infect your body with rot... (link)
The sound when a Skeleton Mage successfully weakens a player.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ashes Ashes 1 Always 36

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pink skirt Pink skirt 1 Common 40
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Rare 8,352

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mind rune Mind rune 7–9 Common 28–36
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 204–408
Law rune Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 500–750
Nature rune Nature rune 1–3 Rare 245–735

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 12
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 13
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Rare 667
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 124
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 847
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 1,969
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 1,637
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,428
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 1,516
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 7,770
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 994

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 2–434 Common Not sold
Uncut opal Uncut opal 1 Common 139
Pot of flour Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 115
Iron bar Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 303–606
Big bones Big bones 3–4 Rare 855–1,140

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 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,330
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,758
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 790
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,000
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 936
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,782
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 981
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,158
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 765
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,380
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,383
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,415
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 11,250
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 12,420
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,610
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,943
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,622
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,100
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,947
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,735
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,318
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,180
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,086
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,568
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,246