Skeleton Mage

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Not to be confused with Skeleton (mage) or Skeletal Mystic.

Skeleton Mages are a rare variant of skeleton that 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 a spell that resembles Fire Strike and will sometimes use Vulnerability on the 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.

A player opening a bone seeds in a pot, summoning a Skeleton Mage which then performs the bow emote.
Audio options icon.png
I infect your body with rot...
The sound when a Skeleton Mage successfully weakens a player.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Piscatoris Fishing Colony83Member icon.png11Maplink
Waterfall Dungeon16Member icon.png4Maplink

Level 16 drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Skeleton Mage drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1AlwaysNot sold0

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Skeleton champion scroll.png: Skeleton Mage drops Skeleton champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeleton champion scroll11/5,000Not sold0

Level 83 drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 3,569 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ashes.png: Skeleton Mage drops Ashes with rarity Always in quantity 1Ashes1AlwaysNot sold1

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Pink skirt.png: Skeleton Mage drops Pink skirt with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Pink skirt12/128531

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mind rune.png: Skeleton Mage drops Mind rune with rarity 12/128 in quantity 7-9Mind rune7–912/12821–277–9
Chaos rune.png: Skeleton Mage drops Chaos rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 3-4Chaos rune3–410/128135–180162–216
Law rune.png: Skeleton Mage drops Law rune with rarity 12/128 in quantity 2-3Law rune2–312/128234–351288–432
Nature rune.png: Skeleton Mage drops Nature rune with rarity 11/128 in quantity 1-3Nature rune1–311/128172–516108–324

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 12/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/42.7 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/42.7207
Grimy marrentill.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/56.9 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/56.9228
Grimy tarromin.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/75.9 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/75.91099
Grimy harralander.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/97.5 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/97.57029
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/124.1 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/124.17,75118
Grimy irit leaf.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/170.7 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/170.758110
Grimy avantoe.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/227.6 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/227.61,58810
Grimy kwuarm.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/273.1 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/273.11,00212
Grimy cadantine.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/341.3 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/341.31,31513
Grimy lantadyme.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/455.1 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/455.11,01913
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Skeleton Mage drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/455.1 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/455.141714

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut opal.png: Skeleton Mage drops Uncut opal with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Uncut opal110/12811912
Pot of flour.png: Skeleton Mage drops Pot of flour with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1 (noted)Pot of flour(noted)10/128926
Iron bar.png: Skeleton Mage drops Iron bar with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1-2Iron bar1–25/128111–22216–32

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Skeleton Mage drops Coins with rarity 33/128 in quantity 25-54Coins25–5433/12825–5425–54
Big bones.png: Skeleton Mage drops Big bones with rarity 6/128 in quantity 2-4Big bones2–46/128272–5440

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/51.29; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Skeleton Mage drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/102.4; 1/52[d 2]37215
Uncut emerald.png: Skeleton Mage drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/204.8; 1/104[d 2]58630
Uncut ruby.png: Skeleton Mage drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/409.6; 1/208[d 2]1,20060
Nature talisman.png: Skeleton Mage drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 2]8952
Uncut diamond.png: Skeleton Mage drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,638.4; 1/832[d 2]2,724120
Loop half of key.png: Skeleton Mage drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]9,78060
Tooth half of key.png: Skeleton Mage drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]9,77560
Rune javelin.png: Skeleton Mage drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]8151,200
Rune spear.png: Skeleton Mage drops Rune spear with rarity 1/52,428.8 in quantity 1Rune spear11/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 2][d 3]11,85412,480
Shield left half.png: Skeleton Mage drops Shield left half with rarity 1/104,857.6 in quantity 1Shield left half11/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 2][d 3]65,39566,000
Dragon spear.png: Skeleton Mage drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/139,810.13 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 2][d 3]37,06137,440
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (medium).png: Skeleton Mage drops Clue scroll (medium) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (medium)11/128[1]Not sold12
Skeleton champion scroll.png: Skeleton Mage drops Skeleton champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Skeleton champion scroll11/5,000Not sold0

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Interestingly, if the player opens bone seeds not for the purpose of defeating the sea troll army, the Skeleton Mage that appears takes on a different appearance, appearing identical to the ones found in the Waterfall Dungeon and the NPC variant that Malignius Mortifer can summon.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Tide's Twitter account. 24 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2019.) Mod Tide: "I know its been a while since the clue expansion but here is the information on clue scroll drop rates and loot chances! If anything changes I will keep you posted."