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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 66


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Amulet of power Amulet of power 1 Common 2,179
Red d'hide body Red d'hide body 1 Uncommon 6,314
Rune knife Rune knife 10 Uncommon 2,500
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 2 Uncommon (5/128) 19,930


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mud rune Mud rune 5–30 Uncommon 1,295–7,770
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 75 Rare 75,075


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Common 2,424


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 1 Common 783
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 8 (noted) Common 4,888
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Common 1,224
Prayer potion(4) Prayer potion(4) 1 Common 9,858


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 522–4,000 Common Not sold
Silver ore Silver ore 40 (noted) Common 3,120
Rusty sword Rusty sword 1 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 4 (noted) Common [A 1] 2,568
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 6 (noted) Common [A 1] 4,836
Cannonball Cannonball 150 Uncommon 26,250
Muddy key Muddy key 1 Uncommon 4,138
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 10 (noted) Uncommon 24,900
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 4,110
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 12 Uncommon 100,464
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[A 2] 1,080
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/42.5)[A 3] 162,934
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) 8,412
Odium shard 2 Odium shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 1,222,898
Malediction shard 2 Malediction shard 2 1 Rare (1/256)[A 5] 605,959
  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 9,094
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 12,216
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 642
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,391
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 941
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,400
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,945
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,580
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 806
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 9,315
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,990
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,956
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,632
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,016
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,800
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,459
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,204
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,195
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,097
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,631
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,355
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,785
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 805



  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."