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 53
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mind rune 7–9 Common 28–36 Chaos rune 2–4 Uncommon 146–292 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 310–465 Nature rune 1–3 Rare 270–810
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 7 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 12 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 513 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 114 Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 795 Grimy avantoe 1 Very rare 1,626 Grimy kwuarm 1 Very rare 1,250 Grimy cadantine 1 Very rare 1,410 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 1,379 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Very rare 10,384 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 501
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2–434 Common Not sold Uncut opal 1 Common 129 Pot of flour 1 (noted) Common 110 Iron bar 1–2 Uncommon 92–184 Big bones 3–4 Rare 630–840
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 9,716 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,757 Chaos talisman 1 Common 507 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 436 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 686 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,300 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 717 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,520 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 765 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,380 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,454 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,090 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,975 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,855 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,423 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,871 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,479 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,200 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,667 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,706 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,918 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,026 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,898 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,321 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,389
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