|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 25
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mind rune 7–9 Common 28–36 Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 190–380 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 348–522 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 212–636
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 6 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 17 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 486 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 132 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 1,156 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 2,710 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 2,667 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,590 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 2,006 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 8,377 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 949
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 63 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 105 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 275–550 Big bones 3–4 Rare 804–1,072
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 1,487 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,364 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,365 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 908 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,854 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 980 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 364 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,204 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,437 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,788 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,285 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,774 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,534 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,100 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,380 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,389 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,700 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,116 Law rune 45 Rare 7,830 Death rune 45 Rare 11,340 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,916 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,052 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,333 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,860 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,472