|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 a 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 27
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mind rune 7–9 Common 28–36 Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 202–404 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 458–687 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 209–627
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 13 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 507 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 113 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 1,076 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 2,476 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 2,711 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,614 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 2,008 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 7,523 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,002
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 100 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 111 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 160–320 Big bones 3–4 Rare 801–1,068
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 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 916 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,565 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,820 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 924 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,765 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 601 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 199 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,003 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,464 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,170 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,626 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,979 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,460 Rune javelin 5 Rare 515 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 820 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,674 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,400 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,108 Law rune 45 Rare 10,305 Death rune 45 Rare 11,475 Dragonstone 1 Rare 17,549 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,280 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,393 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,641 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,316