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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 50

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36 Uncommon 2,700
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,892
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 18 Uncommon 1,296
Battlestaff Battlestaff 3 (noted) Uncommon 24,069
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,400
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Rare 8,203
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Rare 15,021
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,502

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 18 Uncommon 5,616
Fire rune Fire rune 250 Uncommon 1,250
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 35 Uncommon 5,040
Lava rune Lava rune 150 Uncommon 600
Law rune Law rune 5 Uncommon 885


Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 68,123
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 53,499
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,508

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 19
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 152
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 635
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,057
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 865
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,046
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,281
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,558
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,427
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 615

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 2,054–2,996 Common Not sold
Raw lobster Raw lobster 15 (noted) Common 2,010
Waterskin Waterskin(4) 1 Uncommon 94
Mithril bar Mithril bar 22 (noted) Uncommon 14,344
Desert goat horn Desert goat horn 6 (noted) Uncommon 1,932
Bass Bass 6 Uncommon 852
Raw bass Raw bass 24 (noted) Uncommon 8,136
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 14 (noted) Uncommon 15,820
Coal Coal 32 (noted) Uncommon 4,768
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Uncommon 2,088
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 522
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 711
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,394
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 959
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,918
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 865
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,066
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,432
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,923
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,433
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,732


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