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Revision as of 01:36, May 12, 2018

The deranged archaeologist is a demi-boss located on Fossil Island, at the southern end of the Tar Swamp. An axe is required to reach him.

He's exactly the same as the Crazy archaeologist in terms of combat and attack - he throws books as a ranged attack, and punches and kicks nearby players. As his special attack, it's fairly the same, except he yells "Learn to Read!", and that the orange books deal much more damage.

If he is fighting a player, but cannot attack them (either due to safespotting or he cannot "see" them), it will prompt him to yell "No hiding!", causing the player to take heavy damage.
Fighting Deranged archaeologist

A player damaged by the deranged archaeologist's special attack.


  • "Round and round and round and round!"
  • "The plants! They're alive!"
  • "They came from the ground! They came from the ground!!!"
  • "Learn to Read!"
  • "The doors won't stay closed forever!"
  • "They're cheering! Why are they cheering?"
  • "Time is running out! She will rise again!"
  • "No hiding!"
  • "Oh!" (death)



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 95


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black d&#039;hide body Black d'hide body 1 Common 7,439
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,870
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Uncommon 12,123
Rune mace Rune mace 1 Uncommon 8,246
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,167


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 100; 200 Common 500–1,000
Mud rune Mud rune 40 Common 11,440
Rune knife Rune knife 25 Uncommon 8,900
Dragon arrow 5 Dragon arrow 60 Uncommon 34,200


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Plain pizza Plain pizza 1 Common 918
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 2 Common 2,040
Prayer potion(3) Prayer potion(3) 1 Common 9,470
Shark Shark 2 Uncommon 2,408
Potato with cheese Potato with cheese 3 Uncommon 1,488


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Crystal key Crystal key 1 Uncommon 21,346
Runite limbs Runite limbs 1 Uncommon 9,277
White berries White berries 10 (noted) Uncommon 3,180
Cannonball Cannonball 80 Uncommon 15,440
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide 8 (noted) Uncommon 25,592
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 4 (noted) Uncommon 2,040
Gold ore Gold ore 10 (noted) Uncommon 1,950
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 6 Rare 49,332
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numulite 25 Numulite 5–115 Common (108/175=62%) 100–2,300
Unidentified small fossil Unidentified small fossil 1 Uncommon (6/175=3.4%) Not sold
Unidentified medium fossil Unidentified medium fossil 1 Uncommon (3/175=1.7%) Not sold
Unidentified large fossil Unidentified large fossil 1 Uncommon (12/875=1.37%) Not sold
Unidentified rare fossil Unidentified rare fossil 1 Rare (3/875=0.34%) Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 10,165
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,284
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 568
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 468
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 713
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,352
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,072
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,192
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 610
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 840
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,515
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,899
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,035
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,385
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,513
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,870
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,558
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,200
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,971
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,830
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,167
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,116
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,967
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,425
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,652


  • Upon release, the Deranged Archaeologist dropped uncharged amulet of glories at an uncommon rate. As the amulet of glory is one of the most coveted ironman items (which had high requirements - either 83 Hunter to catch dragon implings, or 80 Crafting to create), this caused player complaints about making it far too easy to obtain. This was changed and now he drops crystal keys instead.
  • Upon release, the Deranged Archaeologist could be safespotted. To counter this, Jagex added an attack (indicated by him shouting No hiding!), allowing him to damage players if he cannot attack them.
  • The examine text is a reference to the "Tears in Rain" monologue in 1982 film Blade Runner.

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