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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 Magic icon Ranged icon
280 160 280 1 320
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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+280 +30 +90 +0% 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 61

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black d'hide body Black d'hide body 1 Common 7,517
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,873
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Uncommon 12,170
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Uncommon 8,266
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 8,400
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon 12,025
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 60 Uncommon 76,440

Food/Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Plain pizza Plain pizza 1 Common 481
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 2 Common 1,174
Prayer potion(3) Prayer potion(3) 1 Common 7,402
Shark Shark 2 Uncommon 1,818
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Uncommon 1,428

Others

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Crystal key Crystal key 1 Uncommon 23,562
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,347
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,160
Cannonball Cannonball 80 Uncommon 16,480
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 8 (noted) Uncommon 24,720
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Uncommon 4,220
Gold ore Gold ore 10 (noted) Uncommon 3,490
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 6 Rare 50,442
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold

Fossils

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–115 Common (108/175=62%) 205–4,715
Unidentified small fossil Unidentified small fossil 1 Uncommon (6/175=3.4%) Not sold
Unidentified medium fossil Unidentified medium fossil 1 Uncommon (3/175=1.7%) Not sold
Unidentified large fossil Unidentified large fossil 1 Uncommon (12/875=1.37%) Not sold
Unidentified rare fossil Unidentified rare fossil 1 Rare (3/875=0.34%) Not sold

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 9,183
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,691
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 970
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,435
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
(please specify)
1 Very rare Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,018
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,873
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,536
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 921
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 11,385
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 12,825
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,074
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,360
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,599
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,943
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,100
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,736
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,154
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,158
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,040
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,395
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,187
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,769
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755

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 from the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner.