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Killing the Crazy archaeologist
Requirements Ruins (west).png

50+ Magic icon.png and Attack icon.png for Iban's staff (u) (75+ Magic icon.png recommended for Trident)
40+ Prayer icon.png (Protect from Missiles)


Underground Pass (for Iban's staff—optional)





Profit Experience gained
700,000 per hour

27,000 Magic icon.png
9,000 Hitpoints icon.png

Inputs Outputs

4 x Prayer potion (40,224)
1 x Stamina potion (7,050)
150 x Lobster (25,050)

0.09 x Malediction shard 2 (206,149.5)
0.09 x Odium shard 2 (120,601.26)
0.18 x Fedora (481.86)
400,000 coins (various other drops)

This guide assumes 25-30 kills per hour. Your profit per hour may vary depending on your speed. 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.

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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