Ancient Wizard

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Ancient Wizards appear when doing master clue scrolls when the player digs for a clue directed by the strange device or coordinates, in multicombat areas. Each wizard uses a different attack style and can hit fairly high, requiring players to be prepared for a three-on-one fight.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The wizards are much stronger than their combat levels suggest, as most of their combat levels are due to their offensive stat levels. Together, they are comparable in damage output to a God Wars Dungeon main boss. The goal should be to kill them as quickly as possible. Especially if there are no obstacles to get two of three wizards stuck behind, super sets, bossing food such as sharks or tuna potatoes, and food for tick-eating such as karambwan and/or pineapple pizza are highly advisable.

Ancient Wizards have low Defence, so melee or Ranged is advised. Magic is not advised as they are resistant due to their high Magic level. It is worth noting the melee-using wizard has a significantly higher maximum hit than the rest of the wizards, so activating Protect from Melee is highly recommended while under attack by this wizard. Armour such as dragonhide armour is recommended.

If available, the player should make use of nearby obstacles to limit the number of wizards able to attack the player at once. The other wizards cannot be used to safespot the melee wizard, he will simply walk through them. It is advised to kill the wizards in this order: Melee (if he cannot be safespotted), Ranged, and finally Magic, using the equivalent protection Prayer matching the style of the target wizard each time.

A form of antipoison is recommended as the melee-using wizard is capable of poisoning the player.

For Ancient Wizards fought in the Wilderness, bring items you are prepared to lose.

Zarosian wizards ambush the player.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Bones 1 Always 60

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 5-24 Air rune 5–24 Common 25–120
Fire rune.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 15-21 Fire rune 15–21 Common 75–105
Death rune.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-23 Death rune 5–23 Uncommon 1,115–5,129
Runite bolts.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-5 Runite bolts 1–5 Uncommon 347–1,735

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Grimy guam leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 17
Grimy marrentill.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 15
Grimy harralander.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 823
Grimy irit leaf.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 842
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,833
Grimy cadantine.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,304

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 100.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 71-244 Coins 71–244 Common Not sold
Prayer potion(4).png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Prayer potion(4) with rarity Common in quantity 1 Prayer potion(4) 1 Common 8,789
Pure essence.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Pure essence with rarity Common in quantity 25 (noted) Pure essence 25 (noted) Common 75
Potato seed.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Potato seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-3 Potato seed 1–3 Common 1–3
Strawberry seed.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Strawberry seed with rarity Common in quantity 1 Strawberry seed 1 Common 28
Snape grass seed.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Snape grass seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Snape grass seed 1 Uncommon 1,488
Staff of fire.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Staff of fire with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Staff of fire 1 Uncommon 1,546
Fire battlestaff.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Fire battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Fire battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,059
Runite crossbow (u).png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Runite crossbow (u) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Runite crossbow (u) 1 Uncommon 9,533
Looting bag.png: Ancient Wizard can drop the item Looting bag with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
  1. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Interestingly, the poison inflicted by the melee-using Ancient Wizard who uses a poisoned dragon dagger starts at 8, which is more than a dragon dagger (p++) available to players, which starts at 6.