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 33
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mind rune 7–9 Common 21–27 Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 140–280 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 330–495 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 225–675
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 17 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 638 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 163 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 892 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 1,847 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 1,246 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,568 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 1,582 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 7,915 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 577
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 196 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 153 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 103–206 Big bones 3–4 Rare 597–796
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 9,474 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,839 Chaos talisman 1 Common 711 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 504 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 667 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,343 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,231 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 860 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,520 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,352 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,075 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,425 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,540 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,495 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,503 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,429 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,484 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,994 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,045 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,078 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,945 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,412 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,818
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