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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.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png Bones 1 Always 89


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5.png Adamant arrow 36 Uncommon 2,052
Adamant kiteshield.png Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,950
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 18 Uncommon 1,260
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 3 (noted) Uncommon 24,483
Rune dagger.png Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,391
Rune mace.png Rune mace 1 Rare 8,238
Rune scimitar.png Rune scimitar 1 Rare 14,969
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,459


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Blood rune.png Blood rune 18 Uncommon 6,606
Fire rune.png Fire rune 250 Uncommon 1,250
Cosmic rune.png Cosmic rune 35 Uncommon 5,005
Lava rune.png Lava rune 150 Uncommon 600
Law rune.png Law rune 5 Uncommon 830


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5.png Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 54,551
Herb seed 5.png Torstol seed 1 Rare 58,385
Herb seed 5.png Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,034


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander 1 Common 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 448


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 2,054–2,996 Common Not sold
Raw lobster.png Raw lobster 15 (noted) Common 3,150
Waterskin.png Waterskin(4) 1 Uncommon 119
Mithril bar.png Mithril bar 22 (noted) Uncommon 14,564
Desert goat horn.png Desert goat horn 6 (noted) Uncommon 540
Bass.png Bass 6 Uncommon 1,200
Raw bass.png Raw bass 24 (noted) Uncommon 10,968
Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore 14 (noted) Uncommon 14,700
Coal.png Coal 32 (noted) Uncommon 5,184
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Uncommon 1,820
Marrentill tar.png 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.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare 744
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 10,840
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226