Skeleton Mage

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Location Liurnia of the Lakes
Drops item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 108 - 682 Runes
Grave Scythe
Human Bone Shard

Skeleton Mage is a Humanoid Enemy in Elden Ring. Skeleton Mages are Skeleton creatures with low spell-casting abilities. Their soul remains on their body for a moment after defeated, and if they receive no attack during this period, they will come back to life with full health.


Skeleton Mages are usually found on graveyards in the Lands Between. They rise out of the ground, often found in groups, wielding scythes and casting ghostly skulls to chase their targets.


Elden Ring Skeleton Mage Locations

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Elden Ring Skeleton Mage Drops

Remember to hit them again once you defeat them so you don't let them come back to life and you will only then obtain your runes.


Skeleton Mage Notes & Tips

  • Skeleton Mages are a spell-casting variation of Skeletons, most of whom just use weapons instead of Spells.
  • Other notes and player tips go here


Skeleton Mage Image Gallery


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    • Anonymous

      easy farm,
      start as knight. go pick up "Lordsworn's greatsword" next to gatefront site of grace
      pick up sacred blade near third church of marika.
      put sacred blade AoW on the greatsword and 2 h it.
      go to lake facing cliff site of grace farm area, use ash of war on 1st mage, and running heavy on the two others, this will 1 shot each of them, and make sure you dont need to hit their corpses. and you can be farming within 15 minutes of starting a character

      • Anonymous

        3 can be found east of Mistwood Ruins that can drop scythe. Still better off farming at the Lake-Facing Cliffs grace unless you want one before then.

        • Anonymous

          you can kill them easier with holy damage then you don't need to hit them one more time to prevent resurection.

          • Anonymous

            What I find silly is that these undead are not vulnerable to the Heal spells like the Revenants and Wraiths are.

            • Anonymous

              I got two of these quickly from the gravyard just north west of the Church of Irith. You can respawn at the Lake-Facing Cliffs grace, just behind the Stormhill Castle. Theres 3 skeletons who can drop it in that graveyard.

              • Anonymous

                There's a spawn for the grave scythe next to the church of vows. You need to let them fully spawn in, then kill them in their "revival" state to get item drops. I used the silver scarab and the silver pickled fowl foot and got it in 5 minutes.

                • Anonymous

                  I found a good farm for the scythe at the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook in Mountaintop of the Giants. Spawn there and head northeast along the cliff edge, about 20 steps next to tree stump will be one mage skeleton. Two snails spawn next to it so you can kill the snails or just jump off the cliff and reload. Hope this helps

                  • Anonymous

                    Holy damage doesn't seem to do anything against them, they still get back up unless you hit them twice. I also killed about 270 of them while farming the Grave Scythe, all I got was 1 scythe and 9 human bone shards.

                    • Anonymous

                      I think you guys got the wrong image. Those big axe skeletons most definitely don't cast spells. Although they do pack a punch and they could drop their axe, so maybe they should have their own wiki page.

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