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.

Zarosian wizards ambush the player.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Ancient Wizard drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always420

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Ancient Wizard drops Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 5-24Air rune5–24Common25-12010-48
Fire rune.png: Ancient Wizard drops Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 15-21Fire rune15–21Common75-10530-42
Death rune.png: Ancient Wizard drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-23Death rune5–23Uncommon1,040-4,784540-2,484
Runite bolts.png: Ancient Wizard drops Runite bolts with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-5Runite bolts1–5Uncommon425-2,125180-900

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf1Uncommon177
Grimy marrentill.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy marrentill1Uncommon198
Grimy harralander.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy harralander1Uncommon5809
Grimy irit leaf.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf1Uncommon94110
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed1Uncommon7,76318
Grimy cadantine.png: Ancient Wizard drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy cadantine1Uncommon1,65413

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_100.png: Ancient Wizard drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 71-244Coins71–244Common71-24471-244
Prayer potion(4).png: Ancient Wizard drops Prayer potion(4) with rarity Common in quantity 1Prayer potion(4)1Common9,873114
Pure essence.png: Ancient Wizard drops Pure essence with rarity Common in quantity 25 (noted)Pure essence25 (noted)Common5050
Potato seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Potato seed with rarity Common in quantity 1-3Potato seed1–3Common1-31-3
Strawberry seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Strawberry seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Strawberry seed1Common910
Snape grass seed.png: Ancient Wizard drops Snape grass seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Snape grass seed1Uncommon2,02756
Staff of fire.png: Ancient Wizard drops Staff of fire with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Staff of fire1Uncommon1,641900
Fire battlestaff.png: Ancient Wizard drops Fire battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fire battlestaff1Uncommon9,0049,300
Runite crossbow (u).png: Ancient Wizard drops Runite crossbow (u) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Runite crossbow (u)1Uncommon9,4299,700
Looting bag.png: Ancient Wizard drops Looting bag with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Looting bag11/30[1]Not soldN/A
  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.