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
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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
348,11127,000 MagicMagic icon.png
9,000 HitpointsHitpoints icon.png
Inputs (59,205)Outputs (407,316)
4 x Prayer potion(4).png: Inventory image of Prayer potion(4)Prayer potion(4) (37,956)
1 x Stamina potion(4).png: Inventory image of Stamina potion(4)Stamina potion(4) (5,049)
150 x Lobster.png: Inventory image of LobsterLobster (16,200)
1.48 x Amulet of power.png: Inventory image of Amulet of powerAmulet of power (3,211)
0.84 x Red d'hide body.png: Inventory image of Red d'hide bodyRed d'hide body (5,255)
8.44 x Rune knife.png: Inventory image of Rune knifeRune knife (2,143)
1.69 x Rune crossbow.png: Inventory image of Rune crossbowRune crossbow (16,775)
14.77 x Mud rune.png: Inventory image of Mud runeMud rune (2,584)
15.82 x Dragon arrow.png: Inventory image of Dragon arrowDragon arrow (12,277)
6.75 x Grimy dwarf weed.png: Inventory image of Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed (3,517)
6.75 x Anchovy pizza.png: Inventory image of Anchovy pizzaAnchovy pizza (3,611)
1.69 x Prayer potion(4).png: Inventory image of Prayer potion(4)Prayer potion(4) (16,013)
50.63 x Silver ore.png: Inventory image of Silver oreSilver ore (3,646)
4.22 x Uncut sapphire.png: Inventory image of Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire (2,603)
6.33 x Uncut emerald.png: Inventory image of Uncut emeraldUncut emerald (4,885)
126.56 x Cannonball.png: Inventory image of CannonballCannonball (18,984)
0.84 x Muddy key.png: Inventory image of Muddy keyMuddy key (2,634)
10.55 x Red dragonhide.png: Inventory image of Red dragonhideRed dragonhide (24,817)
12.66 x White berries.png: Inventory image of White berriesWhite berries (4,013)
10.13 x Onyx bolt tips.png: Inventory image of Onyx bolt tipsOnyx bolt tips (83,471)
0.63 x Mysterious emblem.png: Inventory image of Mysterious emblemMysterious emblem (48,935)
0.21 x Fedora.png: Inventory image of FedoraFedora (1,768)
0.11 x Odium shard 2.png: Inventory image of Odium shard 2Odium shard 2 (88,114)
0.11 x Malediction shard 2.png: Inventory image of Malediction shard 2Malediction shard 2 (58,061)

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 over 100,000 gp each.


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