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.

All three wizards will open combat with their special attacks, which hit hard and hit fast. However, their damage output decreases significantly after this first volley. Don't allow this warning to lead one into complacency.

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.

Ancient wizards ambush the player.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 202,394 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Ancient Wizard drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always960

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Fire battlestaff.png: Ancient Wizard drops Fire battlestaff with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Fire battlestaff11/508,9189,300
Staff of fire.png: Ancient Wizard drops Staff of fire with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Staff of fire11/501,464900

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Ancient Wizard drops Air rune with rarity 5/50 in quantity 5-24Air rune5–245/5025–12010–48
Fire rune.png: Ancient Wizard drops Fire rune with rarity 5/50 in quantity 5-24Fire rune5–245/5025–12010–48
Death rune.png: Ancient Wizard drops Death rune with rarity 5/50 in quantity 5-24Death rune5–245/50970–4,656540–2,592
Runite bolts.png: Ancient Wizard drops Runite bolts with rarity 5/50 in quantity 1-5Runite bolts1–55/50254–1,270180–900

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 5/50 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/40 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/40207
Grimy marrentill.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/53.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/53.3168
Grimy tarromin.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/71.1 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/71.11019
Grimy harralander.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/91.4 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/91.45779
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/116.4 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/116.46,64818
Grimy irit leaf.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/160 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/16063010
Grimy avantoe.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/213.3 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/213.31,74610
Grimy kwuarm.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/2561,46512
Grimy cadantine.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/320 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/3201,44513
Grimy lantadyme.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/426.7 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/426.71,33313
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/426.7 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/426.757014

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/50 chance of rolling the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Potato seed with rarity 1/33.3 in quantity 1-4Potato seed1–41/33.31–41–4
Onion seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Onion seed with rarity 1/66.7 in quantity 1-3Onion seed1–31/66.71–31–3
Cabbage seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/133.3 in quantity 1-3Cabbage seed1–31/133.31–31–3
Tomato seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/266.7 in quantity 1-2Tomato seed1–21/266.72–42–4
Sweetcorn seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/533.3 in quantity 1-2Sweetcorn seed1–21/533.33–64–8
Strawberry seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/1,066.7 in quantity 1Strawberry seed11/1,066.7410
Watermelon seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/2,133.3 in quantity 1Watermelon seed11/2,133.33333
Snape grass seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/2,133.3 in quantity 1Snape grass seed11/2,133.32,72956

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_100.png: Ancient Wizard drops Coins with rarity 10/50 in quantity 50-249Coins50–24910/5050–24950–249
Prayer potion(4).png: Ancient Wizard drops Prayer potion(4) with rarity 2/50 in quantity 1Prayer potion(4)12/508,682114
Pure essence.png: Ancient Wizard drops Pure essence with rarity 7/50 in quantity 25 (noted)Pure essence25 (noted)7/505050
Runite crossbow (u).png: Ancient Wizard drops Runite crossbow (u) with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Runite crossbow (u)11/509,3779,700

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Ancient Wizard drops Looting bag with rarity 1/3 in quantity 1Looting bag11/3[d 1]Not soldN/A
  1. Looting bags are 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.