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Deranged archaeologist
Deranged archaeologist
Release date 7 September 2017 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 276
Always drops Bones
Examine
He's seen things that people wouldn't believe.
Combat info
Hitpoints 200
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 28 (standard)

70+ (special)

Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Ranged, Melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 200
Category Boss
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
280 160 280 320 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +90
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+20 +20 +50 +300 +300
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+30 +90 +280 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 7

The deranged archaeologist is a demi-boss located on Fossil Island, at the southern end of the Tar Swamp. An axe is required to reach him.

He's exactly the same as the Crazy archaeologist in terms of combat and attack - he throws books as a ranged attack, and punches and kicks nearby players. As his special attack, it's fairly the same, except he yells "Learn to Read!", and that the orange books deal much more damage.

If he is fighting a player, but cannot attack them (either due to safespotting or he cannot "see" them), it will prompt him to yell "No hiding!", causing the player to take heavy damage.
Fighting Deranged archaeologist

A player damaged by the deranged archaeologist's special attack.

Quotes

  • "Round and round and round and round!"
  • "The plants! They're alive!"
  • "They came from the ground! They came from the ground!!!"
  • "Learn to Read!"
  • "The doors won't stay closed forever!"
  • "They're cheering! Why are they cheering?"
  • "Time is running out! She will rise again!"
  • "No hiding!"
  • "Oh!" (death)

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 44

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Common 7,594
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,981
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Uncommon 12,190
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Uncommon 8,274
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,158

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 100; 200 Common 500–1,000
Mud rune Mud rune 40 Common 8,600
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon 11,575
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 60 Uncommon 75,900

Food/Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Plain pizza Plain pizza 1 Common 441
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 2 Common 1,072
Prayer potion(3) Prayer potion(3) 1 Common 6,696
Shark Shark 2 Uncommon 1,328
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Uncommon 1,029

Others

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–115 Common 95–2,185
Crystal key Crystal key 1 Uncommon 26,449
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,320
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 8,360
Cannonball Cannonball 80 Uncommon 13,440
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 8 (noted) Uncommon 24,840
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Uncommon 3,156
Gold ore Gold ore 10 (noted) Uncommon 3,060
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 6 Rare 50,538
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
Unidentified small fossil Unidentified small fossil 1 Rare Not sold
Unidentified medium fossil Unidentified medium fossil 1 Rare Not sold
Unidentified large fossil Unidentified large fossil 1 Rare Not sold
Unidentified rare fossil Unidentified rare fossil 1 Rare Not sold

Rare drop table

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

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,362
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,391
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 215
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 834
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,569
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 515
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,814
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 730
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,100
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,535
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,606
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,305
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,945
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,578
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,981
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,650
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,100
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 15,803
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,187
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,158
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,192
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,069
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,481
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,456


Trivia

  • Upon release, the Deranged Archaeologist dropped uncharged amulet of glories at an uncommon rate. As the amulet of glory is one of the most coveted ironman items (which had high requirements - either 83 Hunter to catch dragon implings, or 80 Crafting to create), this caused player complaints about making it far too easy to obtain. This was changed and now he drops crystal keys instead.
  • Upon release, the Deranged Archaeologist could be safespotted. To counter this, Jagex added an attack (indicated by him shouting No hiding!), allowing him to damage players if he cannot attack them.
  • The examine text is a reference to the "Tears in Rain" monologue in 1982 film Blade Runner.

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