Skeleton Mages are monsters found in some of the more troubled areas of RuneScape. They both make use of Magic to attack. Thus, it is recommended to wear magic-resistant armour such as dragonhide armour. They play a role in the Swan Song quest, where the player creates an army of them to help defeat the sea trolls.
Level 16 mages usually attack with melee and will occasionally cast a spell, exclaiming "I infect your body with rot..." that resembles Weaken as a projectile and Curse when it lands successfully. If successful, it will lower the player's Attack, Strength and Defence stats by 4 levels.
Level 83 mages cast fire spells, and will sometimes use the Vulnerability spell on a player.
Malignius Mortifer will occasionally spawn a non-attackable skeleton mage, which follows him around for a while before disappearing. After completing the Swan Song quest, these skeleton mages can be spawned by the player using bone seeds. Players can give an airtight pot to Malignius Mortifer to receive more bone seeds. When they open the pot they receive, a skeleton mage appears, performs a random emote, and falls apart.
- Piscatoris Fishing Colony
- Waterfall Dungeon
- South of Falador (Unattackable, occasionally called up by Malignius Mortifer)
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Ashes 1 Always 28
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mind rune 7–9 Common 28–36 Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 160–320 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 366–549 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 210–630
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 19 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 23 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 738 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 156 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 836 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 2,066 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 1,194 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,583 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 1,568 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 7,754 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 534
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 184 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 181 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 126–252 Big bones 3–4 Rare 633–844
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 10,520 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,236 Chaos talisman 1 Common 412 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 530 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 691 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,381 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 718 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,402 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 835 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,240 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,443 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,070 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,235 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,315 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,571 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,932 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,597 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,200 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,847 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,874 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,113 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,102 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,948 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,446 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,413
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