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Scarab mages are encountered during the Contact! quest. They attack using Magic. Their magic attack looks like a swarm of beetles and hits up to 17 hitpoints.

The mages have an unusually slow attack speed, attacking every 9 seconds (which would put their attack speed rating at a value of -5), making prayer flicking very easy against them. This somewhat compensates for their high accuracy and max hit.

An easy way to reach the scabarites is to enter the Dungeon and immediately head west and down the ladder, make sure to bring a lightsource with you.

Warning: Scarab mages are able to extinguish a player's light source, including bullseye lanterns. Bring a tinderbox! A firemaking cape, bruma torch or Kandarin headgear with any level of the Kandarin Diary completed, can be used to eliminate the need for a tinderbox.

Locations

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 60

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36 Uncommon 2,484
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,935
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 18 Uncommon 1,224
Battlestaff Battlestaff 3 (noted) Uncommon 23,988
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,497
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Rare 8,149
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Rare 14,984
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,439

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 18 Uncommon 5,436
Fire rune Fire rune 250 Uncommon 1,000
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 35 Uncommon 4,935
Lava rune Lava rune 150 Uncommon 600
Law rune Law rune 5 Uncommon 825


Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 60,275
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 52,426
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 836

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 144
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 614
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,793
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 901
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,982
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,329
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,689
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,663
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 516

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 2,054–2,996 Common Not sold
Raw lobster Raw lobster 15 (noted) Common 2,130
Waterskin Waterskin(4) 1 Uncommon 97
Mithril bar Mithril bar 22 (noted) Uncommon 13,508
Desert goat horn Desert goat horn 6 (noted) Uncommon 1,068
Bass Bass 6 Uncommon 696
Raw bass Raw bass 24 (noted) Uncommon 7,584
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 14 (noted) Uncommon 11,312
Coal Coal 32 (noted) Uncommon 4,160
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Uncommon 1,864
Marrentill tar Marrentill tar 80 Unknown 80

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 466
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 692
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,325
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 723
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,910
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 885
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,161
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,827
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,905
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,541
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,351


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