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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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 72

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36 Uncommon 2,340
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,919
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 18 Uncommon 1,062
Battlestaff Battlestaff 3 (noted) Uncommon 23,682
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,444
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Rare 8,192
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Rare 15,005
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,507

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 18 Uncommon 6,912
Fire rune Fire rune 250 Uncommon 1,250
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 35 Uncommon 6,685
Lava rune Lava rune 150 Uncommon 600
Law rune Law rune 5 Uncommon 765


Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 71,393
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 53,909
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 835

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 101
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 498
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 10,539
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,600
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,264
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,409
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,369
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 500

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 122
Mithril bar Mithril bar 22 (noted) Uncommon 14,256
Desert goat horn Desert goat horn 6 (noted) Uncommon 330
Bass Bass 6 Uncommon 1,200
Raw bass Raw bass 24 (noted) Uncommon 10,776
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 14 (noted) Uncommon 14,966
Coal Coal 32 (noted) Uncommon 4,544
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Uncommon 1,788
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 447
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 680
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,276
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 755
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,708
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 765
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,879
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,767
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,872
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,481
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,492


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