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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 Magic icon Ranged icon
160 90 240 1 180
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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+250 +25 +0 +0% 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 48

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Amulet of power Amulet of power 1 Common 2,282
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,336
Rune knife Rune knife 10 Uncommon 4,580
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 2 Uncommon (5/128) 19,704

Runes/AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mud rune Mud rune 30 Uncommon 6,000
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 75 Rare 134,700

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Common 2,928

Food/PotionsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 1 Common 1,143
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 8 (noted) Common 4,184
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Common 1,200
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 1 Common 9,445

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 522–4,000 Common Not sold
Silver ore Silver ore 40 (noted) Common 3,360
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Common [A 1] 3,588
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 6 (noted) Common [A 1] 4,740
Cannonball Cannonball 150 Uncommon 32,250
Muddy key Muddy key 1 Uncommon 3,463
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 10 (noted) Uncommon 23,900
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 9,280
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 100,680
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[A 2] 1,629
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/42.5)[A 3] 149,738
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) 4,779
Odium shard 2 Odium shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 835,435
Malediction shard 2 Malediction shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 376,629
  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 the official Bounty Hunter world. Killing the Crazy archaeologist on the Bounty Hunter 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 has access to the standard rare drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,199
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 15,179
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 897
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,452
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 12,663
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,962
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,586
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 790
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,595
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,440
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,486
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,140
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,581
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,801
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,742
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,174
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,314
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,097
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,916
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,291
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,823
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 695

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."