Killing the Crazy archaeologist

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The methods in this guide may involve considerable risk, including (but not limited to): loss of money/items, unstable prices, and/or slow GE resale.
Reason: This method is located in the Wilderness
Killing the Crazy archaeologist
RequirementsFighting the Crazy archaeologist.png
Skills
50+ MagicMagic icon.png, AttackAttack icon.png for Iban's staff (u) (75+ recommended for powered staves)
40+ PrayerPrayer icon.png (Protect from Missiles)
Items
Quest
Underground Pass (for Iban's staff—optional)
Other
None
Results
ProfitExperience gained
381,618.6627,000 MagicMagic icon.png
9,000 HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
Inputs (63,228)Outputs (444,846.66)
4 × Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) (39,984)1 × Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion(4) (5,094)150 × Lobster.png Lobster (18,150)1.48 × Amulet of power.png Amulet of power (3,326.26)0.84 × Red d'hide body.png Red d'hide body (5,187.38)8.44 × Rune knife.png Rune knife (2,396.25)1.69 × Rune crossbow.png Rune crossbow (17,053.88)14.77 × Mud rune.png Mud rune (3,986.72)15.82 × Dragon arrow 5.png Dragon arrow (9,413.09)6.75 × Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed (3,732.75)6.75 × Anchovy pizza.png Anchovy pizza (4,178.25)1.69 × Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) (16,868.25)50.63 × Silver ore.png Silver ore (3,189.87)4.22 × Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire (2,273.91)6.33 × Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald (4,720.78)126.56 × Cannonball.png Cannonball (19,364.06)0.84 × Muddy key.png Muddy key (2,396.25)10.55 × Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide (25,091.02)12.66 × White berries.png White berries (3,911.39)10.13 × Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips (83,349)0.63 × Mysterious emblem.png Mysterious emblem (44,523)0.21 × Fedora.png Fedora (1,987.66)0.11 × Odium shard 2.png Odium shard 2 (107,633.5)0.11 × Malediction shard 2.png Malediction shard 2 (80,263.41)

The profit rate assumes 27 kills per hour. Your actual profits may be higher or lower depending on your speed and luck.

As the Crazy archaeologist is located in the Wilderness with the strong possibility of player killers appearing, only take a few expensive items. To reach him, teleport to the Corporeal Beast's lair via a games necklace, exit, and then run a bit south-east to the Wilderness Obelisk. Keep using the obelisk until you finally reach level 27 Wilderness where you'll run south-west towards the Western Ruins in circa level 22-24 Wilderness. Although he is within the teleport range in the Wilderness (up to level 30 Wilderness), you may get teleblocked. A faster yet potentially more risky way is to use a Burning Amulet to teleport to the Bandit Camp, and run north-west to the ruins. It is also noteworthy, if using Iban Blast, to factor in the cost of Death Runes, as their price can significantly lower profits.

Nonetheless, the most effective way is to use Magic while activating Protect from Missiles and avoiding his special attack of explosive books. Get ready to run out of the area whenever he exclaims, "Rain of knowledge!" All in all, the Crazy archaeologist is a relatively simple boss, but a simple mistake can cause some damage to you with his special attack. If you kill the Crazy Archeologist on world 18, you have a good change of receiving a mysterious emblem, worth 70,907 each.


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