Crazy archaeologist

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Not to be confused with Deranged archaeologist.

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.

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]

100% Drops[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png Bones 1 Always 72

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Amulet of power.png Amulet of power 1 Common 2,196
Red d'hide body.png Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,299
Rune knife.png Rune knife 10 Uncommon 3,750
Rune crossbow.png Rune crossbow 2 Uncommon (5/128) 19,528

Runes/Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mud rune.png Mud rune 5–30 Uncommon 845–5,070
Dragon arrow 5.png Dragon arrow 75 Rare 99,750

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Common 3,064

Food/Potions[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark.png Shark 1 Common 856
Anchovy pizza.png Anchovy pizza 8 (noted) Common 4,880
Potato with cheese.png Potato with cheese 3 Common 1,371
Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) 1 Common 10,483

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 522–4,000 Common Not sold
Silver ore.png Silver ore 40 (noted) Common 3,160
Rusty sword.png Rusty sword 1 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Common [A 1] 3,432
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 6 (noted) Common [A 1] 5,448
Cannonball.png Cannonball 150 Uncommon 27,000
Muddy key.png Muddy key 1 Uncommon 3,529
Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide 10 (noted) Uncommon 24,780
White berries.png White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 4,310
Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 101,520
Looting bag.png Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment.png Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[A 2] 1,191
Mysterious emblem.png Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/42.5)[A 3] 137,600
Long bone.png Long bone 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[A 4] Not sold
Fedora.png Fedora 1 Rare (1/128) 6,834
Odium shard 2.png Odium shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 1,565,656
Malediction shard 2.png Malediction shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 739,503
  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.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,589
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,381
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 858
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare 12,436
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Very rare 801
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,951
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,961
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,574
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 908
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare 12,690
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare 11,340
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 820
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,662
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,072
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,495
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,206
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,119
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,094
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,497
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,409
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,977
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755

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."