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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 42

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 36 Uncommon 2,232
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,982
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 18 Uncommon 1,098
Battlestaff Battlestaff 3 (noted) Uncommon 24,576
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,453
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Rare 8,224
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Rare 15,015
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,503

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune Blood rune 18 Uncommon 5,994
Fire rune Fire rune 250 Uncommon 1,250
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 35 Uncommon 4,480
Lava rune Lava rune 150 Uncommon 600
Law rune Law rune 5 Uncommon 790


Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 59,362
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare 52,521
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,755

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 19
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 190
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Common 580
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,763
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 941
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,913
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,241
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,654
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,480
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 503

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 2,054–2,996 Common Not sold
Raw lobster Raw lobster 15 (noted) Common 1,950
Waterskin Waterskin(4) 1 Uncommon 127
Mithril bar Mithril bar 22 (noted) Uncommon 13,684
Desert goat horn Desert goat horn 6 (noted) Uncommon 1,788
Bass Bass 6 Uncommon 996
Raw bass Raw bass 24 (noted) Uncommon 7,176
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 14 (noted) Uncommon 17,780
Coal Coal 32 (noted) Uncommon 4,032
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Uncommon 2,180
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 545
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 734
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,387
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 701
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,858
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 835
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,826
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,727
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,952
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,229
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,567


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