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Crazy archaeologist
Crazy archaeologist
Release date 13 March 2014 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 204
Always drops Bones
Examine
When academics go bad...
Combat info
Hitpoints 225
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 15 (standard), 24 (special)
Weakness Stab/Slash, Magic
Attack Styles
Ranged, Melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 275
Category Boss
Assigned by
Krystilia chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
160 90 240 180 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +75
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+5 +5 +30 +250 +250
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+25 +0 +250 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

Bellock, the crazed archaeologist is an insane individual and demi-boss who resides in the ruins south of The Forgotten Cemetery. He uses Ranged and Melee attacks and can perform a special attack where he throws explosive books that explode in a 3x3 area.

Bellock is one of the three Wilderness bosses that drop one of three shards of the Malediction ward and Odium ward.

Despite his high Magic Defence, he has a negligible Magic level, and thus has a weakness to Magic. This is because magic resistance is calculated primarily based on one's Magic level[1].

Killing Bellock is a popular way for Ironmen to obtain a Rune crossbow without having to train Fletching.

StrategyEdit

It is recommended to use Magic armour with the Trident of the seas while praying range and avoiding his special attack of explosive books as soon as he says, "Rain of knowledge!" The best way to avoid it is by keeping a considerable distance, and running towards him until you are two squares away from it (this way, you will avoid Melee damage), and repeating the same steps over and over, you will minimize the chance of receiving damage.

Another strategy is to use high Ranged Defence armour (like Torag's armour and Obsidian shield) with a Zamorakian hasta or Abyssal whip along side with the Protect from Melee prayer.

The fastest way to get there is by using the spell Dareeyak Teleport from the Ancient Magicks spellbook with 78 Magic or a Dareeyak teleport tablet. Alternatively a burning amulet can be used to teleport to bandit camp and run to the ruins.

QuotesEdit

One quote is said every time Bellock attacks the player.

  • "I'm Bellock - respect me!"
  • "Get off my site!"
  • "No-one messes with Bellock's dig!"
  • "These ruins are mine!"
  • "Taste my knowledge!"
  • "You belong in a museum!"
  • "Rain of knowledge!" - when using special attack
  • "Ow!" - upon death

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 46

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Amulet of power Amulet of power 1 Common 2,236
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,318
Rune knife Rune knife 10 Uncommon 4,260
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 2 Uncommon (5/128) 19,776

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mud rune Mud rune 30 Uncommon 6,390
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 75 Rare 100,875

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Common 3,236

Food/PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 1 Common 653
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 8 (noted) Common 4,896
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Common 1,143
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 1 Common 9,419

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 522–4,000 Common Not sold
Silver ore Silver ore 40 (noted) Common 3,080
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Common [A 1] 2,984
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 6 (noted) Common [A 1] 4,584
Cannonball Cannonball 150 Uncommon 26,400
Muddy key Muddy key 1 Uncommon 4,126
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 10 (noted) Uncommon 23,540
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 6,980
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 101,076
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[A 2] 1,978
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/42.5)[A 3] 151,841
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[A 4] Not sold
Fedora Fedora 1 Rare (1/128) 6,022
Odium shard 2 Odium shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 783,199
Malediction shard 2 Malediction shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 258,810
  1. 1.0 1.1 Uncut sapphire drops with uncut emeralds
  2. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  3. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia, unless the kill was done on world 318, the official Bounty Hunter world. Killing the Crazy archaeologist on world 318 also increases the drop rate from 1/42.5 to 1/5.
  4. 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The drop rate is 1/256 for a specific shard, or 1/128 for any shard.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 5,897
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,347
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 233
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 746
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 764
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,504
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 624
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,400
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 700
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,020
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,460
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,090
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,430
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,602
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,979
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,618
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,273
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,960
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,038
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,187
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,982
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,332
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,116


TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. August 25 2015. Mod Ash: "NPCs' magic defence is calculated off their Magic level, not their Defence level, and his is negligible."