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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.


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 minimize 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.


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


100% Drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 49


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Amulet of power Amulet of power 1 Common 2,166
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,116
Rune knife Rune knife 10 Uncommon 2,820
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 2 Uncommon (5/128) 19,720


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mud rune Mud rune 5–30 Uncommon 1,210–7,260
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 75 Rare 38,550


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Common 2,276


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 1 Common 836
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 8 (noted) Common 4,960
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Common 936
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 1 Common 10,456


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 522–4,000 Common Not sold
Silver ore Silver ore 40 (noted) Common 2,440
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Common [A 1] 2,048
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 6 (noted) Common [A 1] 4,122
Cannonball Cannonball 150 Uncommon 24,300
Muddy key Muddy key 1 Uncommon 3,008
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 10 (noted) Uncommon 23,590
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 3,070
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 97,380
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[A 2] 1,027
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/42.5)[A 3] 68,122
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128)[A 4] Not sold
Fedora Fedora 1 Rare (1/128) 8,376
Odium shard 2 Odium shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 1,024,968
Malediction shard 2 Malediction shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 827,236
  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.

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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 10,744
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,288
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 512
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,324
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 834
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,080
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,778
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,502
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 687
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,100
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,315
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,024
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,500
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,461
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,738
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,100
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,363
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,102
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,089
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,927
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,581
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,946
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,790
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 885



  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."
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