Saradomin wizard

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Saradomin wizard
Saradomin wizard.png
Released26 October 2004 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level108
Size1x1
ExamineFollower of Saradomin.
Combat info
XP bonus+2.5%
Max hit14 (Melee)
20 (Magic)
AggressiveYes
PoisonousYes (6)
Attack styleStab, Magic
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
1201008080801
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+40+40+0+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+30+0
Immunities
PoisonImmune
VenomImmune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID2955

Saradomin wizards appear when doing hard clue scroll coordinates outside of the Wilderness. They call out "For Saradomin!" upon appearing.

They attack with a poisoned dragon dagger, and cast Saradomin Strike when maging. Players should take caution when fighting Saradomin wizards as they will change attack styles if protection prayers are used.

Similar to Cave slime, they will almost always poison the player when fought if Protect from Melee is not activated.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Saradomin wizards have a somewhat low Defence, so melee or Ranged is advised. Magic is not advised as they are resistant due to their high Magic level.

For players using Ranged or a halberd, they may be able to make use of nearby obstacles to attack the Saradomin wizard, as the wizard will exclusively use Magic if safespotted and the player can activate Protect from Magic to negate all damage.

Another method for Ranged users is to simply attack the wizard from at least two tiles away, causing him to exclusively attack with Magic, in which the player can keep Protect from Magic active and avoid all damage. As long as the player stays out of melee distance, he will not approach the player to attack with melee.

Melee users should either wear armour resistant to melee and activate Protect from Magic OR wear armour resistant to Magic and activate Protect from Melee. Players who have a low Magic level should use the former method as a player's Magic level heavily influences their resistance to Magic attacks.

If Protect from Melee is not being used, a form of antipoison is recommended as the player will almost always become poisoned.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 589,317 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Saradomin wizard drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always700

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air battlestaff.png: Saradomin wizard drops Air battlestaff with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Air battlestaff12/1288,9659,300
Water battlestaff.png: Saradomin wizard drops Water battlestaff with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Water battlestaff13/1288,9849,300
Earth battlestaff.png: Saradomin wizard drops Earth battlestaff with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Earth battlestaff13/1288,9199,300
Fire battlestaff.png: Saradomin wizard drops Fire battlestaff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Fire battlestaff11/1288,9189,300

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Air rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 60Air rune603/128300120
Air rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Air rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 189Air rune1892/128945378
Water rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Water rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 42Water rune423/12821084
Water rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Water rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 126Water rune1262/128630252
Earth rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Earth rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 79Earth rune793/128395158
Earth rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Earth rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 86Earth rune864/128430172
Earth rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Earth rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 107Earth rune1072/128535214
Fire rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Fire rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 51Fire rune513/128306102
Fire rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Fire rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 180Fire rune1802/1281,080360
Cosmic rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Cosmic rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 25Cosmic rune251/1282,675750
Nature rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Nature rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 28Nature rune283/1285,0963,024
Nature rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Nature rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 30Nature rune307/1285,4603,240
Law rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Law rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 9Law rune91/1281,2781,296
Law rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Law rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 10Law rune104/1281,4201,440
Death rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Death rune with rarity 6/128 in quantity 45Death rune456/1288,1904,860
Blood rune.png: Saradomin wizard drops Blood rune with rarity 12/128 in quantity 8Blood rune812/1282,9361,920

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Saradomin wizard drops Coins with rarity 17/128 in quantity 77Coins7717/1287777
Coins_25.png: Saradomin wizard drops Coins with rarity 25/128 in quantity 89Coins8925/1288989
Coins_100.png: Saradomin wizard drops Coins with rarity 3/128 in quantity 240Coins2403/128240240

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2015
(update)
  • All treasure trail combat NPCs now cannot prevent a player from being attacked by a player inside a single combat zone of the wilderness.
  • All treasure trail combat NPCs now also do not allow a player to be attacked by several players at once in a single combat zone.
5 December 2006
(update)

The NPC was renamed from "Saradomin Wizard" to "Saradomin wizard".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The spell Monster Examine claims Saradomin wizards can be poisoned, though this is actually not the case.
  • Interestingly, the Saradomin wizard can cast Saradomin Strike while wielding a dragon dagger, even though players can only cast the spell while wielding a Saradomin staff. This trait is also shared by Saradomin priests.
  • Surprisingly, there is a rare effect that enables the wizard to sometimes inflict poison when using Saradomin Strike, even if he does not use melee at all throughout the fight. This is actually caused by the mechanic that the wizard uses to poison the player. If the wizard is in melee range and the player is not using Protect from Melee, the wizard has about a 95% chance of causing poison for each game tick that passes. The first game tick could fail, for example, but the poison might be inflicted on the second or third tick. Activating Protect from Melee prevents this from happening by causing the wizard to use Magic instead.
  • It's possible to imitate a Saradomin wizard by wearing desert shirt and robe, yellow cape, dragon dagger (p++) and leather boots while having the default avatar head characteristics.
  • If the player manages to hide from a Saradomin wizard and digs again in the correct coordinate spot, another wizard will appear.