Crazy archaeologist

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Not to be confused with Deranged archaeologist.
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Bellock, the crazy 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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A player fights Bellock, the crazy archaeologist.

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 minimise 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.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 12,478 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always460

Unique[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Odium shard 2.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Odium shard 2 with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Odium shard 211/256[d 1][2]1,020,52518,600
Malediction shard 2.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Malediction shard 2 with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Malediction shard 211/256[d 1][2]761,01618,600
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/256 for a specific shard, or 1/128 for any shard.

Armour and weaponry[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Amulet of power.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Amulet of power with rarity 7/128 in quantity 1Amulet of power17/1282,2092,115
Rune crossbow.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune crossbow with rarity 5/128 in quantity 2Rune crossbow25/12820,06219,440
Red d'hide body.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Red d'hide body with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Red d'hide body14/1286,2286,738
Rune knife.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune knife with rarity 4/128 in quantity 10Rune knife104/1282,6601,000

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mud rune.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Mud rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 30Mud rune304/1286,750360
Dragon arrow.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Dragon arrow with rarity 1/128 in quantity 75Dragon arrow751/12844,62536,000

Herbs and secondaries[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 8/128 in quantity 4 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed(noted)8/1282,18856
White berries.png: Crazy archaeologist drops White berries with rarity 6/128 in quantity 10 (noted)White berries10 (noted)6/1283,12060

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Shark.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Shark with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Shark18/128741102
Potato with cheese.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Potato with cheese with rarity 8/128 in quantity 3Potato with cheese38/12895712
Prayer potion(4).png: Crazy archaeologist drops Prayer potion(4) with rarity 8/128 in quantity 1Prayer potion(4)18/1289,986114
Anchovy pizza.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Anchovy pizza with rarity 4/128 in quantity 8 (noted)Anchovy pizza(noted)4/1285,488288

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Coins with rarity 16/128 in quantity 500-4000Coins500–4,00016/128500-4,000500-4,000
Silver ore.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Silver ore with rarity 6/128 in quantity 40 (noted)Silver ore40 (noted)6/1282,5201,800
Uncut sapphire.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 5/128 in quantity 4 (noted)Uncut sapphire(noted)5/128[d 1]2,12860
Uncut emerald.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Uncut emerald with rarity 5/128 in quantity 6 (noted)Uncut emerald(noted)5/128[d 1]4,248180
Red dragonhide.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Red dragonhide with rarity 5/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Red dragonhide10 (noted)5/12824,280870
Rusty sword.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rusty sword with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Rusty sword14/128Not sold0
Cannonball.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Cannonball with rarity 4/128 in quantity 150Cannonball1504/12824,000450
Muddy key.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Muddy key with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Muddy key14/1282,83448
Onyx bolt tips.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity 4/128 in quantity 12Onyx bolt tips124/12898,0407,200
Long bone.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Long bone with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Long bone12/128Not sold3
Fedora.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Fedora with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Fedora11/128[2]9,726180
  1. 1.0 1.1 Uncut sapphires and emeralds drop together.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Looting bag with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Looting bag11/30[2]Not soldN/A
Slayer's enchantment.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/30 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/30[d 1][3]1,103720
Mysterious emblem.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Mysterious emblem with rarity 1/43 in quantity 1Mysterious emblem11/43; 1/5[d 2][4]74,05330,000
Brimstone key.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/79.2 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/79.2[d 3]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (hard).png: Crazy archaeologist drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128; 1/64[d 4][2]Not sold12
  1. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  2. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia with a 1/43 drop rate or a 1/5 drop rate on a Bounty Hunter world.
  3. Brimstone keys are only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  4. 1/64 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn.

Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 4/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 4/128 chance of directly rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Coins with rarity 1/195.05 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/195.053,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/193.61 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/193.61; 1/183.87[d 1]10,34260
Tooth half of key.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/193.61 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/193.61; 1/183.87[d 1]10,20660
Uncut sapphire.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/110.7 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/110.7; 1/56.22[d 1]53215
Runite bar.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Runite bar with rarity 1/819.2 in quantity 1Runite bar11/819.212,4523,000
Nature rune.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Nature rune with rarity 1/1,365.33 in quantity 67Nature rune671/1,365.3314,6067,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/1,365.33 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/1,365.3337,93338,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/1,365.33 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/1,365.3324,54624,960
Uncut emerald.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/221.41 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/221.41; 1/112.43[d 1]70830
Law rune.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Law rune with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 45Law rune451/2,0488,5506,480
Death rune.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Death rune with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 45Death rune451/2,0489,3604,860
Steel arrow.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/2,0484,8001,050
Rune arrow.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/2,0483,52810,080
Adamant javelin.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/2,0481,3001,920
Rune sq shield.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/2,04822,59723,040
Dragonstone.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/2,04811,8886,000
Silver ore.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Silver ore with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/2,0486,3004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/442.81 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/442.81; 1/224.86[d 1]1,40660
Rune kiteshield.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/4,09632,14032,640
Dragon med helm.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/4,09659,25260,000
Rune spear.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune spear with rarity 1/4,056.39 in quantity 1Rune spear11/4,056.39; 1/444.52[d 1][d 2]12,01612,480
Shield left half.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Shield left half with rarity 1/8,112.77 in quantity 1Shield left half11/8,112.77; 1/889.05[d 1][d 2]65,79366,000
Nature talisman.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,180.83 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,180.83; 1/599.64[d 1]7072
Dragon spear.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/10,817.03 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/10,817.03; 1/1,185.4[d 1][d 2]38,09337,440
Uncut diamond.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,771.24 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,771.24; 1/899.46[d 1]3,002120
Rune javelin.png: Crazy archaeologist drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,542.49 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,542.49; 1/1,798.92[d 1]8551,200
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The rune spear, shield left half and dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
27 March 2014
(update | poll)
Can now drop his fedora upon death.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Envision. "Drop Rates V2." RuneScape Forums.
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 March 2018. (Archived from the original on 5 June 2019.) Mod Ash: "For nastier bosses (e.g. Callisto) it's 1/30. For other things it scales between 1/320 and 1/80 as the NPC's HP scales from 0 to 300."
  4. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 June 2017. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "It's calculated off the HP: 1 in (155 - (HP/2)) There's none with HP over 300, but it'd disregard values higher than that."