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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.

Strategy

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.

Quotes

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

100% Drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 71

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Amulet of power Amulet of power 1 Common 2,173
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,081
Rune knife Rune knife 10 Uncommon 4,180
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 2 Uncommon (5/128) 19,698

Runes/Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mud rune Mud rune 5–30 Uncommon 1,650–9,900
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 75 Rare 44,550

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Common 2,236

Food/Potions

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 1 Common 1,109
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 8 (noted) Common 5,472
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Common 1,227
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 1 Common 10,773

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 522–4,000 Common Not sold
Silver ore Silver ore 40 (noted) Common 1,880
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Common [A 1] 1,856
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 6 (noted) Common [A 1] 4,410
Cannonball Cannonball 150 Uncommon 33,000
Muddy key Muddy key 1 Uncommon 4,774
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 10 (noted) Uncommon 23,010
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 3,090
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 96,900
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[A 2] 1,469
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) 5,847
Odium shard 2 Odium shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 1,090,017
Malediction shard 2 Malediction shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 1,250,219
  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 9,970
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,280
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 464
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,415
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 721
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,018
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,848
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,507
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 735
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,065
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,630
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,688
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,320
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,482
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,801
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 4,700
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,335
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,089
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,997
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,926
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,436
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,476
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,918
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 865

Trivia

References

  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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