|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 24
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 436–654 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 220–660
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 19 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 516 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 105 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 841 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 2,137 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 2,220 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,701 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 1,720 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 7,085 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 844
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 119 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 84 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 177–354 Big bones 3–4 Rare 609–812
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 7,501 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,184 Chaos talisman 1 Common 228 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 828 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 811 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,602 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 479 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 655 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,120 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,564 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,740 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,810 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,720 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,565 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,949 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,642 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 15,925 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,290 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,182 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,220 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,040 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,381 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,908