|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|No. of Banks||None|
|No. of Altars||1 (Unusable)|
|Teleportation||•Fairy ring D•I•S|
•East portal of the Wizards' Guild (requires level 66 Magic)
|Location on World Map|
|Port Sarim||←||Wizards' Tower||→||Lumbridge Swamp|
The Wizards' Tower is located south of Draynor Village, over a bridge. The tower plays a part in many quests. The fairy ring code D•I•S teleports you immediately south of the tower. It can also be accessed by entering the east portal on the second floor of the Wizards' Guild, although it requires 66 Magic to enter the guild. Aubury can also teleport you directly to the Tower during the quest Rune Mysteries.
The Wizard's Tower was originally created early in the Fifth Age to research and develop the new arts of Magic and Runecrafting. The wizards within the Tower also created the Mage Training Arena for mages to train the more mundane spells. During a meeting of Wizards at the Tower, the Zamorakian mages, believing their Saradominist counterparts would selfishly hoard the magical knowledge, set the Tower alight. Most of the mages within the Tower were killed, while most magical knowledge and the art of Runecrafting were lost to the flames. Though the Tower has been rebuilt, it is still in the process of rediscovering the lost knowledge.
Inside the towerEdit
Inside the tower is a multiple number of floors, and a few notable non-player characters. The whole tower, except for the basement, is a multi-combat zone.
The basement is one of two entrances to the Rune Essence available to free-players, and one of four for members. The basement also plays a role in The Restless Ghost quest. It can be accessed via a ladder on the ground floor of the Wizards' Tower.
There is an altar, but it cannot be used to recharge Prayer points.
On the ground floor there are two rooms with many Wizards. They are level 9 and quite popular for free-to-play players as not many monsters drop runes and these are the only ones that drop wizard robes (one of the only free-to-play magic armours). There is also a leather boot spawn on the table in the library. At the staircases there are three log spawns. There are also bookcases in the library, and players may find the following books while searching them:
- The Life & Times of a Thingummywut by Traiborn the Wizard
- Wind Strike for Beginners
- Life With a Wizard Husband ~ a Housewife's Story
- The Dark Arts of Magical Wands
- So You Think You're a Mage? Volume 28
- Fire, Earth and Water ~ What's it all About?
- How to become the Ultimate Wizard of the Universe
- 101 Ways to Impress Your Mates with Magic
There is also a not-so-common scam involved with this floor, a player waits outside the door of the Wizards' Tower and offers low-levelled players money to attack a wizard. (Even if you're a higher level than the wizards, you may still die, especially if you're a warrior.) When the player attacks the wizard, he/she starts to die and opens the door to run away, however, having anticipated this, the scammer quickly closes the door before the victim can escape. (This requires quick reflexes.) When the victim dies, the scammer picks up his money along with anything else the person may have dropped.
Here resides the loony Traiborn, and a wizard who can make splitbark armour in members servers, with the proper supplies. There is one or two level 9 wizards, and also a couple of useless rooms. Traiborn helps you out when making the Cake of guidance for the Lumbridge Guide in the quest, Recipe for Disaster.
On the second floor in the tower, there is a caged level 82 Lesser Demon free for players to battle with. Because it is caged, it cannot attack any players or do damage to them, but only long-ranged attacks or magic can harm it. If you wish to obtain the drops from the lesser demon, you must use telekinetic grab (33 Magic required). Also there is Wizard Grayzag, who used to be an attackable level 41 NPC, who summoned imps to fight against players who attacked him. He plays a role in the Imp Catcher quest.
- Recipe for Disaster - Freeing the Lumbridge Guide
- Wanted! (possibility of finding Solus Dellagar here)
- Abyss Miniquest (if using this teleport for the rune essence mine)
Notable non-player charactersEdit
- There is an altar in the basement of the Wizards' Tower, however this altar does not serve a purpose, not even to recharge prayer points.
- According to the map of DeviousMUD, the forerunner to RuneScape, the Wizards' Tower was originally to be called "Warlocks Tower".
- The wizards in front of the Tower appear to be wearing a cape of legends.