They appear while doing master clue scrolls when the player digs for a clue directed by the strange device or coordinates, in Single-way combat areas. Their attack is not considered melee, Ranged or Magic and as such cannot be nullified by protection prayers.
Brassican Mages have low Defence, so melee or Ranged is advised. Magic is not advised as they are resistant due to their high Magic level. Because a player cannot pray against a Brassican Mage's attack, having plenty of food before the fight is essential, especially considering that the strange device damages the player after every use.
Although protection prayers do not work against them, it can be useful to use defensive prayers such as Steel Skin to increase your overall defence. It is even more useful to use Piety or Rigour(depending on combat style) to increase both your defence and your melee/ranged stats.
For Brassican Mages fought in the Wilderness, bring items you are prepared to lose.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 70
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Staff of earth 1 Uncommon 781 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,942
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Onion seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Cabbage seed 1–4 Common 2–8 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 8 Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 143 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 591 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,963
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Cabbage 11–18 Common 440–720 Coins 51–244 Common Not sold Air rune 5–24 Common 25–120 Earth rune 7–23 Common 35–115 Pure essence 25 (noted) Common 50 Death rune 5–24 Uncommon 1,065–5,112 Sapphire 1 Uncommon 338 Prayer potion(4) 1 Uncommon 10,625 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
- The Brassican Mage's name comes from the genus Brassica, which includes cabbage.
- The mage wields a Cabbage round shield, which is a possible reward from medium Treasure Trails.