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This guide is for pay-to-play Archaeology training and aims to help players find the most effective and efficient methods of Archaeology training.

Archaeology is a gathering skill where players can excavate materials, soil, and artefacts using mattocks, then restore the artefacts at an archaeologist's workbench. A blue progress bar will appear above the player's head whilst excavating. Once the progress bar has been filled completely, players will receive a damaged artefact. There is no competition for resources except for certain resource gathering areas called material caches. The Resourceful aura gives a 10% chance at not depleting material caches only.

Excavating remains has a mechanic similar to rockertunities called time sprites, with a time limited boost to experience gain while using a particular hotspot. Unlike rockertunities however, time sprites can spawn on the hotspot you begin gathering on.

Mattocks[edit | edit source]

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Mattocks are the equipment used in Archaeology. They use a similar system to mining's pickaxes, such that players can use better mattocks as they gain archaeology levels. Higher level mattocks boast greater precision, which affects the rate of progress towards artefacts, and greater focus, which increases the rate materials are found.

Standard metal mattocks are cheap and easy to obtain, but they cannot be augmented. Unique mattocks, such as the dragon, crystal and imcando mattocks, act as a tier higher than the metal mattock of the same level. The time and space mattock, along with Guildmaster Tony's, are completely unique as they do not have a metal mattock around their level. All five of these mattocks can be augmented, and it is highly recommended to do so as augmented mattocks use very little charge but can provide powerful perks like Honed and Fortune to save money and improve experience rates.

Always increase your mattock tier when possible, to maximise experience rates.

Level Mattock Precision Focus Source Augmentable Cost
1 Bronze mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze mattock Bronze mattock 5 0 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 1,212
10 Iron mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron mattock Iron mattock 10 1 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 2,030
20 Steel mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel mattock Steel mattock 15 1 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 3,909
30 Mithril mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril mattock Mithril mattock 20 2 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 5,408
40 Adamant mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant mattock Adamant mattock 25 2 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 9,063
50 Rune mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune mattock Rune mattock 30 3 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 10,255
60 Orikalkum mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum mattock Orikalkum mattock 40 3 Smithing N/A 13,074
60 Dragon mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon mattock Dragon mattock 50 4 Ancient casket, Big Game Hunter Augmented dragon mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented dragon mattockAugmented 28,742,322
70 Necronium mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium mattock Necronium mattock 50 4 Smithing N/A 20,893
70 Crystal mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal mattock Crystal mattock 60 5 Dragon mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon mattockDragon mattock + 4,000 Harmonic dust.png: RS3 Inventory image of Harmonic dustHarmonic dust Augmented crystal mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal mattockAugmented 28,742,322
80 Bane mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane mattock Bane mattock 60 5 Smithing N/A 30,934
80 Imcando mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imcando mattock Imcando mattock 70 6 Dragon mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon mattockDragon mattock + chunk of imcando metal.png: RS3 Inventory image of chunk of imcando metalchunk, lump of imcando metal.png: RS3 Inventory image of lump of imcando metallump, shard of imcando metal.png: RS3 Inventory image of shard of imcando metalshard, and slice of imcando metal.png: RS3 Inventory image of slice of imcando metalslice of imcando metal Augmented imcando mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented imcando mattockAugmented 29,742,322
90 Elder rune mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune mattock Elder rune mattock 70 6 Smithing N/A 58,033
99 Mattock of Time and Space.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mattock of Time and Space Mattock of Time and Space 80 7 Crystal mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal mattockCrystal mattock + Imcando mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imcando mattockImcando mattock + energised meteorite shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of energised meteorite shardenergised meteorite shard Augmented Mattock of Time and Space.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Mattock of Time and SpaceAugmented 96,734,644
99 Guildmaster Tony's mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guildmaster Tony's mattock Guildmaster Tony's mattock 85 9 Display case opened with a shadowy key in the main building of the Archaeology Guild Augmented Guildmaster Tony's mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Guildmaster Tony's mattockAugmented 1,129,831,365

Other useful equipment[edit | edit source]

Bonus experience, experience lamps, the wisdom auras, Wise perk, torstol incense, refer a friend, clan avatar, advanced pulse cores, and archaeologist's tea are all helpful for boosting XP/hr.

Skilling outfits[edit | edit source]

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The skilling outfit and elite skilling outfit available in the Archaeology Guild Shop purchasable with chronotes.

The complete archaeologist's outfit provides a 6% boost in Archaeology experience, costs 50,000 chronotes, and requires Associate qualification. Therefore, a minimum of level 70 is required to obtain the full outfit.

The master archaeologist's outfit provides a 7% increase to excavation success rate, a 7% increase to screening success rates, a 7% increase to mattock base precision, increased speed when restoring projects, increased duration of Archaeology consumable items, and unlimited teleports to the dig sites. This requires the Guildmaster qualification and 250,000 chronotes. Therefore, a minimum of level 99 is required to buy any piece of the outfit.

Grace of the elves[edit | edit source]

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Signs of the porter can be used on the grace of the elves necklace to charge it up to 500 charges, giving the necklace full functionality as a sign of the porter whilst it is worn. This will send your materials straight into the material storage after completing the tutorial.

This is particularly useful when excavating at places where a deposit is not in close proximity to the excavated resource, such as many material caches, which are generally in isolated places.

Seren spirits can appear occasionally, and having a luck-enhancing item equipped gives an increased chance of receiving improved loot. Luck enhancing items also improve the chances of obtaining complete tomes and tetracompass pieces.

Alternatively, portable deposit boxes may sometimes be found and shared between players, although their scarcity makes them hard to be used regularly.

Brooch of the Gods[edit | edit source]

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When worn in the pocket slot, the Brooch of the Gods adds an extra 1x to mattock precision when sprite focus reaches 100%. It also provides a chance for blessings from the gods to appear while training Archaeology, which provide uncommon or sometimes rare invention components when claimed.

Ring of Whispers[edit | edit source]

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Obtained as a reward for completing the quest Sliske's Endgame, the Ring of Whispers provides an invisible +3 boost to all gathering skills, including Archaeology. The boost it provides will improve your success chance while excavating.

It is recommended to activate relic powers such as Luck of the Dwarves or its lesser variants to provide luck benefits while using this ring for the extra chance of receiving additional items while excavating.

Cosmic focus/accumulator[edit | edit source]

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Obtained as a reward for completing the quest Desperate Measures, the cosmic focus will prevent sprite focus from dropping below 10% while excavating when kept in the inventory.

With 90 Archaeology, players can excavate and restore the necessary artefacts to complete the Desperate for Artefacts collection and receive a cosmic pyramid, which can be combined with the Cosmic focus to create a cosmic accumulator. Cups of soil tea can be used to boost by +2 in order to excavate and restore these artefacts from a lower level.

The Cosmic accumulator prevents sprite focus from dropping below 20% while excavating, and also provides an additional 1% chance while excavating to provide an extra 1% sprite focus for 1 minute. This effect stacks with archaeology cape perk, providing a total of 4% sprite focus when excavating at a location with a time sprite.

Waterfiend (familiar)[edit | edit source]

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The waterfiend is a familiar that grants a 5% chance to duplicate any yield from screening, excavating materials, and excavating artefacts and store them within itself. The familiar can carry up to 20 items.

Straight Flush scrolls allow you to teleport all items stored within the familiar's inventory to your bank at the cost of 6 special move points.

Beast of Burden[edit | edit source]

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A beast of burden such as a pack yak can be used to store materials while excavating, and reduce the number of trips to the deposit boxes. Legendary pets can also be used as beasts of burden and can last up to 120 minutes and don't require summoning energy.

They may be used in place of a waterfiend, but remember that you won't get the benefit of potentially doubled excavated items doing so.

Dwarf weed incense sticks[edit | edit source]

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Each potency level of Dwarf weed incense sticks provides a 2% chance to bank dropped or gathered items. The potency level will increase every 10 minutes and will reach its maximum at level 4. Overloading consumes 6 sticks but instantly provides the maximum potency.

Inspire Effort[edit | edit source]

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Inspire Effort is a relic power which provides a 2% experience bonus while training Archaeology and other gathering skills. Inspire Effort can be unlocked and activated at the mysterious monolith once it has been offered the Petasos relic. Petasos is obtained by completing the Saradominist IV collection, requiring level 117 Archaeology to obtain and restore all of the necessary artefacts. Temporary skill bonuses such as the Archaeology cape (+1 level), Soil tea (+2 levels) or an archaeology potion (+3 levels) can be used.

The experience bonus from Inspire Effort applies only to conventional Archaeology skilling methods, including excavations, restorations, and screening. It does not apply to experience rewards such as completing mysteries, reading Completed tomes, doing research, or using Pylon batteries.

Flow State[edit | edit source]

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Flow State is a relic power which provides a 20% increase to base precision when excavating, with a trade-off being that soil is no longer received. Flow state can be unlocked and activated at the mysterious monolith once it has been offered the Soma relic. Soma is created using the instructions in Skeka's tablet, found in the Observation Outpost in the Orthen Dig Site. Level 102 Archaeology is required to restore an orthenglass flask required for the creation of Soma, but temporary skill bonuses may be used to do so.

Using this relic will boost the rate at which artefacts are obtained considerably, and also eliminates the need to bring an archaeological soil box or an auto-screener v1.080. This relic should only be used if the player is willing to spend extra money on materials, as the soil itself provides a little extra experience, materials and even artefacts.

Skillchompas[edit | edit source]

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If a player successfully gains experience while excavating with a skillchompa, they will receive an additional 10% of the normal base experience. Each time an excavate attempt is unsuccessful a player gains 5% of the experience that they would have received if the attempt was successful. Skillchompas have equivalent stats to mattocks, respectively. Approximately 2,000 skillchompas are used per hour.

The Chinchompa perk from Player owned farm has a 3% chance to not lose a skillchompa, this can be further increased to 5% if two small pens have active farm totems and an elder.

Image Name level required GE price per skillchompa Cost per hour
Cobalt skillchompa.png Cobalt skillchompa 31 517 1,034,000
Viridian skillchompa.png Viridian skillchompa 41 514 1,028,000
Azure skillchompa.png Azure skillchompa 51 515 1,030,000
Crimson skillchompa.png Crimson skillchompa 61 795 1,590,000
Crystal skillchompa.png Crystal skillchompa 71 943 1,886,000

Augmented equipment[edit | edit source]

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Players with at least level 22 Invention can discover how to augment certain mattocks. This allows the player to create augmented mattocks by using an augmentor on the dragon mattock, crystal mattock, imcando mattock, Mattock of Time and Space or Guildmaster Tony's mattock. At that level players can discover how to make tool gizmos allowing mattocks to use perks by adding them to the augmented mattock. The following perks may be useful to players training Archaeology.

Ancient invention is an expansion for the Invention skill that is unlocked at level 95 Archaeology while training Archaeology at the Stormguard Citadel dig site, which requires level 70 Archaeology to access. Alternatively it can be unlocked at any Archaeology level by purchasing the blueprints off the Grand Exchange, but it is still recommended to get at least 103 Invention to obtain the best possible perks for your mattock.

Recommended perks
Perk Icons Perks Effect
Honed.png Honed 6 Provides a 12% higher chance of successfully gathering materials, but not artefacts.
Fortune.png Imp Souled.png Fortune 3 + Imp Souled 2 Has a 1.5% chance to double and bank excavated items.
Has a 6% chance of banking an item to Archaeology material storage. If an item is banked it will drain 30 prayer points.
Other useful perks
Name Effect Number of ranks
Honed.pngHoned Grants an additional 2% chance per rank of successfully gathering materials, but not artefacts 5 (6 in ancient)
Imp Souled.pngImp Souled Has a 3% chance per rank of banking an item to Archaeology material storage. If an item is banked it will drain 30 prayer points. 5 (6 in ancient)
Furnace (perk).pngFurnace Has a 5% chance per rank of consuming a gathered resource for an extra 100% XP. Artefacts are not consumed. 3 (4 in ancient)
Refined.pngRefined Has a 5% chance per rank of preventing material caches from depleting. 3 (4 in ancient)
Enlightened.pngEnlightened Provides +3% item XP per rank (for the item it's installed on). 3 (4 in ancient)
Prosper.pngProsper Allows you to find clue scrolls whilst skilling and a 1% chance for elite clues found this way to be upgraded to master. 1
Ancient invention
Fortune.pngFortune Has a 0.5% chance per rank on gathering skills and 0.1% chance per rank on production skills to double and bank what you have gathered or produced. 3

Rewards shop boosts/upgrades[edit | edit source]

Rewards in the Archaeology Rewards Shop are purchased with chronotes. The list below is geared specifically toward increasing overall xp/h.

Image Name Description Chronotes Value
Intern
Hi-spec monocle.png Hi-spec monocle Increases base mattock precision by 20%. Makes time to artefacts quicker. Lasts for 20 minutes, Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes2,000 306,000
Archaeologist's tea.png Archaeologist's tea Grants a buff to boost archaeology experience by 50% while excavating remains for 20 minutes. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes2,000 306,000
Assistant
Archaeological soil box.png Soil box upgrade Increases the capacity of your soil box to 100, letting the player excavate longer. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes3,500 535,500
Material storage container.png Material storage upgrade Increases the capacity of your material storage to 30 different items. Needed by Archaeology 76 Archaeology to hold all items.
You can only restore artefacts with materials either stored inside the material storage box or unnoted in inventory.
Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes7,000 1,071,000
Golden mattock.png Mattock precision upgrade Increases the base precision of your mattock by 2. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes8,000 1,224,000
Associate
Archaeologist's hat.png Archaeologist's outfit Each item alone provides 1% more Archaeology experience when worn. When all of the set is equipped, the total bonus increases to 6%. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes50,000 7,650,000
Archaeological soil box.png Soil box upgrade Increases the capacity of your soil box to 250. (optional if using Auto-screener V1.080) Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes18,000 2,754,000
Material storage container.png Material storage upgrade Increases the capacity of your material storage to 35 different items. Needed by Archaeology 81 Archaeology to hold all items.
You can only restore artefacts with materials either stored inside the material storage box or unnoted in inventory.
Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes25,000 3,825,000
Golden mattock.png Mattock precision upgrade Increases the base precision of your mattock by 2. Must have previous upgrade. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes30,000 4,590,000
Auto-screener v1.080.png Auto-screener v1.080 blueprint Unlocks the invention blueprint required to manufacture an auto-screener v1.080. Invention 67 Invention required. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes50,000 7,650,000
Professor
Archaeological soil box.png Soil box upgrade Increases the capacity of your soil box to 500. (Optional if using Auto-screener V1.080.) Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes48,000 7,344,000
Material storage container.png Material storage upgrade Increases the capacity of your material storage to 40 different items. Needed by Archaeology 91 Archaeology to hold all items, if using the Orthen Dig site.
You can only restore artefacts with materials either stored inside the material storage box or unnoted in inventory.
Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes60,000 9,180,000
Golden mattock.png Mattock precision upgrade Increases the base precision of your mattock by 2. Must have previous upgrade. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes75,000 11,475,000
Guildmaster
Master archaeologist's hat.png Master archaeologist's outfit When the full set is worn, it has the following effects:
  • 7% increase to excavation success rate
  • 7% increase to screening success rate
  • 7% increase to mattock base precision
  • Increased speed when restoring artefacts
  • Increased speed when screening soil
  • Increased duration of archaeology consumable items
  • Unlimited teleports to archaeological dig sites and collectors

Moreover, the outfit provides up to 6% additional Archaeology experience if the regular Archaeologist's outfit is owned.

Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes250,000 38,250,000
Energised meteorite shard.png Energised meteorite shard Required to create the Mattock of Time and Space. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes250,000 38,250,000
Golden mattock.png Mattock precision upgrade Increases the base precision of your mattock by 2. Must have previous upgrade. Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chronotes150,000 22,950,000

Excavations[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Methods of training (1-120)[edit | edit source]

The majority of the player's experience gain will come solely from restoring damaged artefacts, but this takes a significant amount of time to excavate.

Tutorial[edit | edit source]

To begin training Archaeology players should speak to Acting Guildmaster Reiniger, beginning the Archaeology tutorial. Upon completion players will have obtained level 5 Archaeology and should progress to the Kharid-et digsite.

Levels 5–11[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,196.

Kharid-et, east of Al Kharid, is now accessible. You will need to talk with Dr. Nabanik to view the cutscene. Afterwards, walk down the slope and go to the Venator remains. The piles will have Venator light crossbow (damaged) and Venator dagger (damaged). You should stay at this pile until level 12. At level 10, you can upgrade your bronze mattock to an iron mattock.

Venator remains
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Mattocks can be purchased at the Archaeology Guild or smithed at an anvil. Refer to the mattock guide at the start of this page for more information about when to upgrade to the next level mattock.

To make a start on the collection log, you should expect to save two light crossbows and daggers after restoring them and hand them to Soran and Velucia to contribute to their respective collection logs.

This location can also be used later to obtain and/or restore enough artefacts at a rapid rate for the qualifications if necessary, having both a high drop rate of artefacts and requiring few materials to repair.

Levels 12-19[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 2,886.

At level 12, you can excavate the dirt pile blocking the doorway that leads into the rest of Kharid-et. Before you can complete the mystery Breaking the Seal, you will need to speak with Dr. Nabanik to receive a Centurion seal. With the seal, click on the excavated door frame to enter Kharid-et Barracks.

Head to the first building, on the west side, to the Legionary remains pile.

Legionary remains
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When you are skilling at any of the excavation piles, you will randomly receive pages that are used for the Prison Break mystery. There are a total of four pages. Once you have recovered four pages, speak with Liam, located by the prison door to receive a dial. Place the dial in the broken dial spot and press these buttons in the order of: Shadow, Blood, Smoke, and Ice to finish the Prison Break mystery.

To continue with your collection log, you should expect to save two Primis Elementis standards, Legionary gladius, and Legionary square shields to hand them in to Soran and Velucia.

When reaching level 17, move to the castra debris located right in front of the sealed door. Within this debris you can expect to excavate Zaros effigy and a Zarosian training dummy.

Castra debris
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Like before, you should look to save two Zaros effigy for Soran and Velucia, however save up three Zarosian training dummy for Soran, Velucia, and Katarina, as giving one to Katarina will unlock her as a researcher for your research team. (One dummy can be obtained from the Proving Grounds research mission)

Levels 20-24[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 3,372.

At level 20, you will receive an invitation from Movario to uncover the mysteries at the Infernal Source. Upon using the lift, you will find yourself in the Star Lodge. You will see a furnace missing three crest of Dagon. One restored crest of Dagon and one crest of Dagon (damaged) may be found by opening the Star Lodge storage scattered around the room. They may also be found while excavating in the Lodge art storage hotspots.

One goblet can be obtained from the Starry Eyed research mission.

Lodge bar storage
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You need three hookah pipes for the collections, and four wine goblets, one for Dorian.

At level 24, move to the Lodge art storage that is located on the north side of the area.

Lodge art storage
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While excavating in the area, you will come across pages needed for the Eyes in Their Stars mystery. Three crests of Dagon are needed to complete the mystery. Once the crests of Dagon are inserted, the furnace will open up, granting access to the next area.

You need another four crests of dagon for collections (making seven all together), and three disorder paintings.

Levels 25-28[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 4,189.

Head back to Kharid-et and go to the Administratum debris hotspots across the room.

Administratum debris
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You need four Legatus Maximus figurines for the collections, and three 'Solem in Umbra' paintings.

Levels 29-41[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 33,498.

Return to the Infernal Source and go to the new area unlocked from Eyes in Their Stars. Head down the path to the cultist footlocker spots in the south-east corner.

One imp mask can be obtained from the Abandon All Hope research mission.

Cultist footlocker
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You will need three of each mask for the collections.

While excavating these spots you will accumulate journal pages for the Embrace the Chaos mystery. You will need four pages to complete the mystery. Once you have collected all four pages, follow the path all the way down to the chalk circle. Grab the chalk from the box of chalk and a set of 3 candles from the boxes on the edges of the room. You will need to draw the circle, place the candles, light the candles, and chant the incantation, starting at the west candle and moving clockwise: Ordo Animam Capit, Ceterum Aperuerit Ianuam, and Et Daemonium Renascitur. Upon finishing the final chant, Embrace the Chaos will be complete. If you pass through the portal, you will be greeted by a gargoyle who will prompt the start of the Contract Claws mystery.

At level 36, move to the sacrificial altar pile in the north-west of the Dungeon of Disorder. You will stay here until level 42.

One Ritual Dagger can be obtained from The Dark Underbelly research mission.

Sacrificial altar
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Ritual dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ritual daggerRitual dagger 861.5 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A I Made Dis

You will need two sets of robes for the collections, and three daggers, don't forget to complete I Made Dis before handing in the last dagger.

Levels 42-44[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 15,983.

At level 42, Vanescula Drakan will send you an invitation to aid her at the Everlight dig site. After the cutscene, head to the prodromoi remains. While excavating the pile, you will come across journal pages needed for the Queen of the Icyene mystery. You will need a total of four pages to complete the mystery. Additionally, while excavating the Prodromoi remains, you will randomly find Icyene remains. Take it, along with a restored 'frying pan', to the graveyard south of Vanescula Drakan and bury them to finish the Fallen Angels mystery.

Prodromoi remains
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'Frying pan'.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Frying pan''Frying pan' 1,073.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Fallen Angels
Hallowed lantern.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hallowed lanternHallowed lantern 1,073.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Statue of Hebe and 'The Epic of Hebe'

You will need four hallowed lanterns; two for the collectors, one for the Statue of Hebe now, and another at 105 archaeology to make a Hallowed lantern (lit), though this one will not be consumed on use with the statue. You need three frying pans; two for the collectors, and one for Fallen Angels - but you can use the one you get from Statue of Hebe.

One lantern can be obtained from the Lions and Unicorns and Centaurs, Oh My! research mission.

Levels 45-46[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 13,615.

Head back to the Dungeon of Disorder section of the Infernal Source and excavate the dis dungeon debris pile.

Dis dungeon debris
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Branding iron.png: RS3 Inventory image of Branding ironBranding iron 1,283.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manacles.png: RS3 Inventory image of ManaclesManacles 1,283.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Two of each item, one copy of each per collector are required towards the completion of Museum - Zamorakian II and Zamorakian II collections.

Level 47[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 7,887.

Head back to Kharid-et and head through the fort entrance to the south, select the prison as your destination, and excavate the praesidio remains. You will want to add a restored Legatus pendant to your toolbelt. This will allow you to pass through the red Legatus barrier which blocks the carcerem debris. Additionally, using an ancient timepiece on the device on the wall will complete the mystery Time Served.

Praesidio remains
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Ancient timepiece.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient timepieceAncient timepiece 1,423.3 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A Time Served
Legatus pendant.png: RS3 Inventory image of Legatus pendantLegatus pendant 1,423.3 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Legatus barrier and The Vault of Shadows

You need five timepieces (including one for Time Served) and four pendants (including one for your toolbelt). (One pendant can be obtained from the Cell, a Door research mission)

Levels 48-50[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 28,931.

Return to Everlight and head to the monoceros remains.

Monoceros remains
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Ceremonial unicorn ornament.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ceremonial unicorn ornamentCeremonial unicorn ornament 1,493.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A Eduardo
Ceremonial unicorn saddle.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ceremonial unicorn saddleCeremonial unicorn saddle 1,493.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A

You need four ornaments (one for Eduardo), and two saddles.

Levels 51-56[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 72,095.

At level 51, switch to the Amphitheatre debris.

Amphitheatre debris
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Everlight harp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Everlight harpEverlight harp 1,703.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A Statue of Mesomedes
Everlight trumpet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Everlight trumpetEverlight trumpet 1,703.3 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Everlight violin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Everlight violinEverlight violin 1,703.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A

You need four harps, four trumpets and three violins.

One harp can be obtained from the Ode to a Midsummer Morning research mission.

Levels 56-58[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 40,426.

At level 56, move to the ceramics studio debris.

Ceramics studio debris
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Folded-arm figurine (female).png: RS3 Inventory image of Folded-arm figurine (female)Folded-arm figurine (female) 2,053.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
Folded-arm figurine (male).png: RS3 Inventory image of Folded-arm figurine (male)Folded-arm figurine (male) 2,053.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A

You need two of each gender's figurines.

Levels 58-61[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 77,822.

At level 58, head back to Kharid-et. Go into the prison and pass the red Legatus barrier. From the Carcerem debris pile, restore a Pontifex signet ring and add it to your tool belt. Additionally, the 'Incite Fear' spell scroll is needed for The Vault of Shadows mystery.

Carcerem debris
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
'Incite Fear' spell scroll.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Incite Fear' spell scroll'Incite Fear' spell scroll 2,193.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A The Vault of Shadows
Pontifex signet ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex signet ringPontifex signet ring 2,193.3 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A The Vault of Shadows

You need four rings, one is for your toolbelt, and four spells, one for the Vault of Shadows.

One ring can be obtained from the lockdown research mission.

Levels 61-65[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 147,140.

At level 61, return to Everlight. You will stay at the stadio debris excavation pile until level 65. While excavating, you will have a chance to find journal pages. You need to turn in five pages to complete the Fall and Rise mystery.

Stadio debris
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Dominion discus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion discusDominion discus 2,566.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dominion javelin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion javelinDominion javelin 2,566.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dominion pelte shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion pelte shieldDominion pelte shield 2,566.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A

You need two of each item for the collections.

Levels 65-68[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 155,604?.

At level 65, return to the Infernal Source and begin excavating at the infernal art location.

Infernal art
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'The Lake of Fire' painting.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'The Lake of Fire' painting'The Lake of Fire' painting 3,500 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
'Lust' metal sculpture.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Lust' metal sculpture'Lust' metal sculpture 3,500 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Three of each for the collections.

Level 68[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 63,019.

At level 68, you can go to the centre of the area (through a couple of red Dagon portals) and study the trapped demon to find the research Who Dis? Completing it rewards a chaos star (damaged). You should restore it and add it to your toolbelt. This will prevent the portals in this area from misfiring. Excavate the shakroth remains. If Contract Claws is complete, you can finish Dagon Bye at this point to finish all the Infernal Source mysteries. Importantly, this frees up Movario for you to add to your research team for enhanced speed and significantly increased materials.

One Chaos Star can be obtained from the Who Dis? research mission.

One Spiked Dog Collar can be obtained from the Deeper and Down research mission.

Shakroth remains
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Chaos star.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos starChaos star 4,200 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dagon Bye and Abyssal Gatestone
Spiked dog collar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spiked dog collarSpiked dog collar 4,200 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Who's a Bad Boy?

You need four chaos stars (Who Dis? rewards one) and two collars (Deeper and Down rewards one), providing you complete Who's a Bad Boy? before turning in the collars to collectors (otherwise you will need three collars). This is because Who's a Bad Boy? requires but does not consume a collar.

Level 69[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 69,576.

At level 69, return to Everlight and head to the Dominion games podium. You will be able to get a Dominion torch at this dig site which is used for the Statue of Padosan and needs to be placed within the door frame, under the Acropolis, to start Hallowed Be...

Dominion games podium
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Bronze Dominion medal.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze Dominion medalBronze Dominion medal 4,433.3 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
Silver Dominion medal.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silver Dominion medalSilver Dominion medal 4,433.3 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dominion torch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion torchDominion torch 4,433.3 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Statue of Padosan and Hallowed Be...

Three each for Bronze Dominion medal and Silver Dominion medal. Five Dominion torch (one for Statue of Padosan and one for Hallowed Be...)

One Dominion torch can be obtained from the Stadio Ga Ga research mission.

Levels 70-72[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 161,630.

At level 70, you will receive an invitation from Gee'ka to help discover the mysteries at the Stormguard Citadel. Head to the Temple of Ikov and study either the northern or southern archways to unlock the "Ikovian Tragedy" research. Send off the research team then return to the Temple of Ikov and start excavating the Ikovian memorial piles. Once the research team returns with an Ikovian gerege (damaged) (or you excavate one in the piles), restore it at the table next to you. You will want to add it to your toolbelt, ascend into the citadel, and continue excavating the Ikovian memorial piles. At this point it's recommended to stop excavating outside, as the Boots of Flight are only found in the Ikovian memorial piles inside the citadel.

While excavating the piles, you will randomly receive an Exile's vow page. Speak to Gee'ka once you obtain it to finish the mystery Atonement. Additionally, while excavating the piles inside the citadel you will randomly get the Boots of Flight. With the boots, speak with Gee'ka, return to the citadel, and traverse the two agility gaps to complete the mystery Leap of Faith.

Ikovian memorial
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Ikovian gerege.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ikovian geregeIkovian gerege 4,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Required for Stormguard Citadel
Toy glider.png: RS3 Inventory image of Toy gliderToy glider 4,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Toy war golem.png: RS3 Inventory image of Toy war golemToy war golem 4,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

You will need four Ikovian gerege, two Toy glider and two Toy war golem.

One Gerege can be obtained from the Ikovian Tragedy research mission.

Levels 72-74[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 197,021?.

At level 72, return to Everlight and head to the Oikos studio debris piles. While excavating you will be able to obtain a Kantharos cup. This is needed for The Everlight mystery. You will be unable to finish the mystery until level 105, so just leave an extra one in your bank. Additionally, while excavating the piles, you may randomly receive journal pages for The Dour of Bable mystery. You will need to turn four of them in to Vanescula Drakan to complete the mystery.

Oikos studio debris
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Decorative vase.png: RS3 Inventory image of Decorative vaseDecorative vase 5,133.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kantharos cup.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kantharos cupKantharos cup 5,133.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A The Everlight Mystery
Patera bowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Patera bowlPatera bowl 5,133.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A

You need 3 Kantharos cups, 2 Decorative vases and 2 Patera bowls.

One Kantharos cup can be obtained from the Home Sweet Home research mission.

Levels 74-76[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 240,165?.

At level 74, return to Kharid-et and excavate the Kharid-et chapel debris. While excavating, you may randomly receive journal pages for The Cult of Orcus. You will need to find three pages and turn them in to Dr. Nabanik to complete the mystery.

Kharid-et chapel debris
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Ceremonial mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ceremonial maceCeremonial mace 5,600 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
Pontifex Maximus figurine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex Maximus figurinePontifex Maximus figurine 5,600 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
'Consensus ad Idem' painting.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Consensus ad Idem' painting'Consensus ad Idem' painting 5,600 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A

You need 3 Ceremonial maces, 3 Pontifex Maximus figurines, and 3 'Consensus ad Idem' paintings.

Levels 76-81[edit | edit source]

A player using the Wingsuit at Stormguard Citadel

Total experience between these levels is 649,625?.

At level 76, the focus will begin to be split between multiple sites for a while. At level 76, you will receive an invitation from Zanik to explore the Warforge dig site. For the time being, you will put Zanik on hold and return to the Stormguard Citadel. Once you are at the Stormguard Citadel, first recover and repair the wingsuit v1, which can be picked up from the building near the keshik ger piles (make sure you have the Boots of Flight). Unlike other items, the wingsuit is not obtained from excavations. Similarly, locate and install the wingsuit v2 and wingsuit v3 upgrades, and fly through the electric barriers to complete the Wing Out mystery. A map of all the locations will be at the end of the document. After finishing the achievement, head to the Keshik ger pile. While excavating, you may randomly receive journal pages for The Spy Who Loved Metal mystery. Collect three pages and speak to Gee'ka.

Keshik ger
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Avian song-egg player.png: RS3 Inventory image of Avian song-egg playerAvian song-egg player 6,066.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Keshik drum.png: RS3 Inventory image of Keshik drumKeshik drum 6,066.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Morin khuur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Morin khuurMorin khuur 6,066.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A

After finishing The Spy Who Loved Metal, Wing Out, and the collection for the keshik ger pile, head to the Warforge. To address why you want to start with the Stormguard Citadel vs. Warforge boils down to imcando metal pieces (these are used to forge the Imcando mattock) and resources. Though the rate of obtaining the imcando metal pieces has increased, it is still best to dedicate most of this levelling block to obtaining the pieces. Additionally, the material resources are much more expensive than other places. By excavating the piles for longer, you will gain more of the resources passively while uncovering artefacts. At any rate, once you are at Warforge speak with Zanik to begin a cutscene. After the cutscene, head to the gladiatorial goblin remains. While excavating, you may randomly receive journal pages for The First Commander mystery. Collect five journal pages and turn them in to Zanik to complete the mystery.

Gladiatorial goblin remains
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Ekeleshuun blinder mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ekeleshuun blinder maskEkeleshuun blinder mask 6,066.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Narogoshuun 'Hob-da-Gob' ball.png: RS3 Inventory image of Narogoshuun 'Hob-da-Gob' ballNarogoshuun 'Hob-da-Gob' ball 6,066.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rekeshuun war tether.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rekeshuun war tetherRekeshuun war tether 6,066.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Alternative Method Levels 76-87[edit | edit source]

Once the player has reached level 76, they can work toward completing the Green Gobbo Goodies I collection. At this level they can excavate Gladiatorial Goblin Remains. Turning in this collection rewards the player with a guaranteed tetracompass piece and additional chronotes. Opening tetracompasses are a great secondary method of obtaining experience as they can give multiple complete tomes. Completing the Green Gobbo Goodies I collection requires Archaeology83 Archaeology.

The cost for one complete tome, including the grand exchange price of the chronotes received from completing the set 4 times for 1 tetracompass and the price of materials required for artefact restoration would be -2,166,677.33. However, tetracompasses award the player with additional materials, so this cost goes down according to the player's luck. This is regarded as an expensive method of training through these levels, but grants additional experience for the same work done.

Levels 81-82[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 480,296?.

While using an Imcando mattock (see here for how to obtain the mattock) and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 75k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels.

At level 81, you will unlock an excavation hotspot at four different dig sites. Stay at Warforge to start on the crucible stands debris excavation piles. Once that collection is finished, hop around from dig site to dig site until all the collections are finished. If you finish all the collections before level 83, return to Warforge if you haven't gotten all four Imcando metal pieces yet.

Once you collect an extra aviansie dreamcoat artefact, hand it over to Armadyl on top of Armadyl's Tower in exchange for a ring of Solomon, which unlocks the Death Ward relic power.

Once you have received and handed in the Armadylean artefacts you will receive the King Oberon's moonshroom spores which unlocks the Pharm Ecology relic power that prevents mushroom and herb patches from becoming diseased.

Crucible stands debris
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Ogre Kyzaj axe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ogre Kyzaj axeOgre Kyzaj axe 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ork cleaver sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ork cleaver swordOrk cleaver sword 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Animal trophies
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Larupia trophy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Larupia trophyLarupia trophy 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lion trophy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lion trophyLion trophy 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
She-wolf trophy.png: RS3 Inventory image of She-wolf trophyShe-wolf trophy 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pontifex remains
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Pontifex censer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex censerPontifex censer 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
Pontifex crozier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex crozierPontifex crozier 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
Pontifex mitre.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex mitrePontifex mitre 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Tailory debris
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Aviansie dreamcoat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Aviansie dreamcoatAviansie dreamcoat 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Ring of Solomon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of SolomonRing of Solomon
Ceremonial plume.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ceremonial plumeCeremonial plume 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Peacocking parasol.png: RS3 Inventory image of Peacocking parasolPeacocking parasol 7,388.9 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

One Aviansie dreamcoat can be obtained from the Deer-ly Departed research mission.

Level 83[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 278,259.

At level 83, return to Warforge and begin excavating the barricade at the bottom of the crucible. Ridding the barricade will finish the Out of the Crucible mystery. While in the Tunnels area, you can begin the Into the Forge mystery. When complete, it will allow you to unlock the ability to make an Imcando mattock. After completing the two mysteries, head to the goblin dorm debris and excavate the pile.

One Thorobshuun battle standard can be obtained from the Melting Point research mission.

Goblin dorm debris
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Thorobshuun battle standard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Thorobshuun battle standardThorobshuun battle standard 8,166.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Red hand cave painting.png: RS3 Inventory image of Red hand cave paintingRed hand cave painting
Yurkolgokh stink grenade.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yurkolgokh stink grenadeYurkolgokh stink grenade 8,166.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 84[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 307,221.

At level 84, return to Everlight and excavate the Oikos fishing hut remnants.

One Dominarian device can be obtained from the Like Clockwork research mission.

Oikos fishing hut remnants
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Dominarian device.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominarian deviceDominarian device 8,555.6 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Andvaranaut.png: RS3 Inventory image of AndvaranautAndvaranaut
Fishing trident.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fishing tridentFishing trident 8,555.6 Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 85[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 339,198.

At level 85, return to the Stormguard Citadel and excavate the weapons research debris piles. While excavating the piles you may come across journal pages for the A Study in Aether mystery. Once you have recovered all five journal pages, speak with Gee'ka to turn in the mystery. You can finish this mystery at any point as every excavation site beyond this one awards these pages; however, it is recommended that you finish it before going beyond the level 91 spot, as you can fully complete the Stormguard mysteries by 95, giving you a new researcher to add to your team.

With level 70 Divination, it may be convenient to activate the portal nearby with 20 quintessence bought off the Grand Exchange.

Weapons research debris
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Levels 86-88[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,244,503.

At level 86, return to Kharid-et and begin excavating the Orcus altar. One Necromantic focus can be obtained from Requiescat in Pace. Be sure to keep an extra 'Exsanguinate' spell scroll as it is needed for The Vault of Shadows mystery.

Orcus altar
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Level 89[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 504,037?.

While using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 100k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels. The most efficient spot would be the Big High War God shrine as it is the closest to a materials cart.

At level 89, head to the Infernal Source first and excavate the dis overspill piles until you finish your collections.

Dis overspill
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After finishing the collections, head to the Warforge dig site and excavate the Big High War God shrine piles. While excavating the piles, you may come across a journal page for the Forge War! mystery. Speak with Zanik once you have recovered the one journal page to finish the mystery.

Big High War God shrine
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Alternative Method Levels 89-99[edit | edit source]

Once a player has reached level 89, they can work toward completing the Green Gobbo Goodies II collection. At this level they can excavate Big High War God shrine. Turning in this collection rewards the player with a guaranteed tetracompass piece and additional chronotes. Opening tetracompasses are a great secondary method of obtaining experience as they can give multiple complete tomes. Completing the Green Gobbo Goodies II collection requires Archaeology97 Archaeology.

The value of one complete tome, including the grand exchange price of the chronotes received from completing the set 4 times for 1 tetracompass and the price of materials required for artefact restoration would be -2,336,989.33. However, tetracompasses award the player with additional materials, so this cost goes down according to the player's luck. This is regarded as an expensive method of training through these levels, but grants additional experience for the same work done.

Level 90[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 556,499?.

At level 90, head to the Orthen Dig Site, which is located on Anachronia. First speak with Mr. Mordaut to watch the cutscene and then walk towards the Crypt of Varanus. Whilst there, activate the Orthen teleportation device before entering the site. Excavate the Varanusaur remains until you finish your collections. While here, you will receive pages for the mystery Crypt o' Zoology.

Varanusaur remains
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Level 91[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 614,422.

Using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 117k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels. Ensure you have restored the portal north-east of the gravitron research debris to quick teleport to the area.

At level 91, return to the Stormguard Citadel and excavate the gravitron research debris. It is strongly recommended to finish getting the pages for A Study in Aether so you can finish the Stormguard mysteries by level 95.

Gravitron research debris
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Level 92[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 678,376.

Using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 116k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels.

At level 92, return to Everlight and begin excavating the Acropolis debris. While excavating the piles, you may come across journal pages for The Epic of Hebe mystery. Collect all five and speak with Vanescula Drakan to finish the mystery. Additionally, this pile has the last artefact to finish the No Secrets Left to Steal achievement, the rod of Asclepius. Giving this artefact to the statue of Tromple will award the player with an item that can be used to receive 50,000 archaeology experience.

One Rod of Asclepius can be obtained from the Ground of the Polis research mission.

Acropolis debris
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Level 93[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 748,985.

Using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average between 120-130k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels. This doesn't include the extra experience you can gain from handing in the pylon batteries gathered.

At level 93, return to Kharid-et and excavate the armarium debris.

Armarium debris
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Level 94[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 826,944.

Using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 125k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels.

At level 94, return to Warforge and excavate the Yu'biusk animal pen piles.

Yu'biusk animal pen
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Level 95[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 913,019.

Using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 143k to 150k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels.

At level 95, return to Stormguard Citadel and head to the Keshik tower debris (Dayguard Tower). Once you have found a Stormguard gerege (damaged), you can restore it to interact with the gravitational core (after having made a wingsuit v3). The Howl's Floating Workshop mystery can then be completed, giving you access to Ancient Invention.

NOTE: This digsite is very remote. Without porters or magic notepaper, it will take a considerable amount of time to level up here. If you're not using porters, collect what you need to finish collections and the Howl's Floating Workshop mystery and then return to the Yu'biusk animal pen at the Warforge. Porters are integral to maintain the average xp rates stated above

One Stormguard gerege can be obtained from the Night and Day research mission.

Keshik tower debris
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Level 96[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,008,052.

At level 96, return to Orthen Dig Site and head to the Crypt of Varanus, and begin excavating the Dragonkin reliquary. While here, you will receive pages for the mystery Crypt o' Zoology.

Dragonkin reliquary
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Level 97[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,112,977.

Using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 152k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels.

At level 97, return to Warforge and begin excavating the goblin trainee remains.

At this point you can unlock the Goblin Warpaints relic by combining the red hand cave painting (Acquired by placing a restored Thorobshuun battle standard in the north tunnel of the Warforge) with a green skull cave painting (Which you can acquire by taking a restored Garagorshuun anchor to the south tunnel in the Warforge). If you already received either painting but destroyed it, you can receive another by talking to Zanik.

One Ourg Megahitter can be obtained from the Dwarven Forge research mission.

One Garagorshuun Anchor can be obtained from the Northside research mission.

Goblin trainee remains
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Level 98[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,228,825?.

Using either an imcando mattock or elder rune mattock, and having purchased all available mattock upgrades while wearing the full archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 172k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels. The most efficient spot would be the Destroyed Golem as it is the closest to a materials cart.

At level 98, return to either the Stormguard Citadel (destroyed golem) or the Infernal Source (byzroth remains). Upon completing one of the collections, switch to the other one. It is recommended to do the Infernal Source first, so you spend more time at Stormguard to collect more blueprint pages. At Infernal Source, collect two extra hellfire katars (one from Hell Mouths) so that they can be turned in to Dagon the Gatekeeper for The Rings of Razulei relic item. Also, remember to keep an extra golem heart and golem instruction as it is needed to make golem framework at an invention workbench.

One Golem instruction can be obtained from The Aetherium Giant research mission.

Destroyed golem
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Golem framework.png: RS3 Inventory image of Golem frameworkGolem framework

One Hellfire Katar can be obtained from the Hell Mouths research mission.

Byzroth remains
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Hellfire katar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hellfire katarHellfire katar 16,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A The Rings of Razulei.png: RS3 Inventory image of The Rings of RazuleiThe Rings of Razulei (2 needed)
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Level 99[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,356,729.

At level 99, return to Orthen Dig Site, head to the Crypt of Varanus and excavate the Dragonkin coffin.

Dragonkin coffin
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Alternative Method Levels 100-120[edit | edit source]

Once the player has reached level 100, they can work toward completing the Green Gobbo Goodies III collection. At this level they can excavate Kyzaj champion's boudoir. Turning in this collection rewards the player with a guaranteed tetracompass piece and additional chronotes. Opening tetracompasses are a great secondary method of obtaining experience as they can give multiple complete tomes. Completing the Green Gobbo Goodies III collection requires Archaeology119 Archaeology.

The value of one complete tome, including the grand exchange price of the chronotes received from completing the set 4 times for 1 tetracompass and the price of materials required for artefact restoration would be -4,180,194.67. However, tetracompasses award the player with additional materials, so this cost goes down according to the player's luck. This is regarded as an expensive method of training through these levels, but grants additional experience for the same work done.

Level 100[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,497,949?.

Using a mattock of time and space, having purchased all available mattock upgrades and wearing the full master archaeologist's outfit, experience rates average around 183k xp per hour at the spots below between these levels. The most efficient spots would be the Culinarum debris as they are the close to a materials cart and you can obtain multiple Pylon battery which grant you more experience.

At level 100, send out the special research Power Behind the Throne. Upon its completion, head to Warforge and interact with the throne. You will discover that you need a 'Forged in War' sculpture. While you are excavating the Kyzaj champions boudoir pile, recover and restore a Dorgeshuun spear (damaged) and a 'Forged in War' sculpture (damaged) as both items are needed to finish the You Have Chosen... mystery. Use the sculpture on the throne, give the spear to Zanik, and watch the cutscene to finish the mystery. The wall can then be passed through.

One Dorgeshuun Spear can be obtained from the Too Many Bones research mission.

One 'Forged in War' sculpture can be obtained from the Power Behind the Throne research mission.

Kyzaj champions boudoir
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'Forged in War' sculpture.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Forged in War' sculpture'Forged in War' sculpture 18,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A You Have Chosen...

After completing You Have Chosen... and the collections, feel free to go to either Kharid-et or Everlight. At Kharid-et be sure to keep an extra 'Smoke Cloud' spell scroll as it is needed for The Vault of Shadows mystery.

One spell scroll can be obtained from Where There's Smoke research mission.

Culinarum debris
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'Smoke Cloud' spell scroll.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Smoke Cloud' spell scroll'Smoke Cloud' spell scroll 18,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A The Vault of Shadows
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Icyene weapon rack
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Level 101[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,653,867?.

At level 101 return to the Orthen Dig Site and head to the Observation outpost. First, it is recommended to complete Incomplete Portal Network I, which allows activating the Orthen teleportation device at this excavation site. This additionally requires 20 ancient vis.

Autopsy table
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Protective goggles.png: RS3 Inventory image of Protective gogglesProtective goggles 19,833.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Artificer's measure.png: RS3 Inventory image of Artificer's measureArtificer's measure

Level 102[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 1,826,016.

At level 102 stay at the Observation outpost and switch to excavating the Experiment workbench.

Experiment workbench
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Dragon burner.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon burnerDragon burner 21,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Orthen furnace core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orthen furnace coreOrthen furnace core (4 needed)
Orthenglass flask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orthenglass flaskOrthenglass flask 21,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Soma.png: RS3 Inventory image of SomaSoma

Artificer's measure.png: RS3 Inventory image of Artificer's measureArtificer's measure

Level 103[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 2,016,081.

At level 103, return to Stormguard and excavate the keshik weapon rack.

Keshik weapon rack
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Level 104[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 2,225,933.

At level 104, return to either the Infernal Source or Warforge and excavate either the hellfire forge or Warforge scrap pile.

Hellfire forge
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Warforge scrap pile
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Level 105[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 2,457,626.

At level 105, return to Everlight and begin excavating the stockpiled art pile. While excavating, you will get between one and ten mosaic pieces. Use 300 mosaic pieces and the restored Hallowed Be the Everlight painting on the elevator to finish the Hallowed Be... mystery. Going up the elevator, use the four bucklers, found while excavating piles/caches on each island, on the statues to start a light puzzle. Complete the puzzle, use the elevator to go up again, and use a kantharos cup on the light to complete The Everlight mystery.

One 'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting can be obtained from the Battle of Optimatoi research mission.

Stockpiled art
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'The Pride of Padosan' painting.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'The Pride of Padosan' painting'The Pride of Padosan' painting 24,500 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting 24,500 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Hallowed Be...
'The Lord of Light' painting.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'The Lord of Light' painting'The Lord of Light' painting 24,500 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 106[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 2,713,437.

At level 106 return to the Orthen Dig Site and teleport to the Observation outpost. Enter the site, interact with the Dragonkin Pylon and complete the puzzle by changing the symbols on the Pylon as follows: 3-1-5, 4-1-4, 1-6-7. This results in obtaining a Strange device. Interact with the device and then walk to the Moksha ritual site. At the site, interact with the Dragonkin statue and enter the following chat options: Sha, Cra, Lith, Kab. Then, as before change the symbols as follows: 5-1-6, 4-1-8, 5-1-4. Now you can enter the site and activate the Orthen teleportation device after completing first Incomplete Portal Network II and having 20 unnoted Orthenglass in your inventory.

Aughra remains
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Meditation pipe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Meditation pipeMeditation pipe 25,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A
Singing bowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Singing bowlSinging bowl 25,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Fragmented Memories
Personal totem.png: RS3 Inventory image of Personal totemPersonal totem 25,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A

Level 107[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 2,995,874?.

At level 107, return to Kharid-et and excavate the ancient magick munitions piles. There are two items that will complete the two mysteries at Kharid-et: Animate Dead spell scroll for The Vault of Shadows and portable phylactery for The Forgotten Prisoner. Additionally, there are a total of eleven journal pages to be acquired to finish the Decimation and Shadow Fall mysteries.

One spell scroll can be obtained from the Shadow Play research mission.

Ancient magick munitions
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Ancient magic tablet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient magic tabletAncient magic tablet 27,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
'Animate Dead' spell scroll.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Animate Dead' spell scroll'Animate Dead' spell scroll 27,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A The Vault of Shadows
Portable phylactery.png: RS3 Inventory image of Portable phylacteryPortable phylactery 27,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A The Forgotten Prisoner

Level 108[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 3,307,711?.

At level 108, return to the Orthen Dig Site and head to the Moksha ritual site. Using a restored Lingam stone, Master control and Singing bowl, obtained from the Aughra remains, the Fragmented Memories mystery can now be completed. This unlocks the next excavation site: Xolo city.

Moksha device
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Lingam stone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lingam stoneLingam stone 28,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Access to Xolo City
Master control.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master controlMaster control 28,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Fragmented Memories

Level 109[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 3,652,007.

At level 109, return to Everlight and excavate the Bibliotheke debris.

Bibliotheke debris
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
'The Enlightened Soul' scroll.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'The Enlightened Soul' scroll'The Enlightened Soul' scroll 29,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
'The Eudoxian Elements' tablet.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'The Eudoxian Elements' tablet'The Eudoxian Elements' tablet 29,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A

Level 110[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 4,032,140.

At level 110, return to the Warforge and begin excavating the Warforge weapon rack. While excavating you will have a chance to find journal pages. There are five journal pages to be turned in to Zanik to complete the final mystery, Heart of the Forge.

Warforge weapon rack
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Drogokishuun hook sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drogokishuun hook swordDrogokishuun hook sword 31,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hobgoblin mansticker.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hobgoblin manstickerHobgoblin mansticker 31,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

After completing the mystery and collection at Warforge, head to the Dagon Overlook at the Infernal Source Dig Site to excavate the Chthonian trophies hotspots.

Chthonian trophies
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Chaos Elemental trophy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos Elemental trophyChaos Elemental trophy 31,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virius trophy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virius trophyVirius trophy 31,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 111[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 4,451,840.

At level 111, return to Stormguard and begin excavating the flight research debris.

Flight research debris
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Flat cap.png: RS3 Inventory image of Flat capFlat cap 32,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Night owl flight goggles.png: RS3 Inventory image of Night owl flight gogglesNight owl flight goggles 32,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 112[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 4,915,228.

At level 112, stay at Stormguard and switch to the Aetherium forge piles.

Aetherium forge
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Prototype godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Prototype godbowPrototype godbow 33,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Prototype godstaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Prototype godstaffPrototype godstaff 33,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Prototype godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Prototype godswordPrototype godsword 33,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A The Subtle Blade.png: RS3 Inventory image of The Subtle BladeThe Subtle Blade and That's Not How it Works (damaged)

Level 113[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 5,426,849.

At level 113 return to the Orthen Dig Site and walk to the Xolo city excavation site after having completed Fragmented Memories. It is recommended to complete Incomplete Portal Network III and bring along 20 Quintessence to unlock the Orthen teleportation device at this site. With a restored Lingam stone interact with the door to enter the site.

Xolo mine
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Xolo hard hat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Xolo hard hatXolo hard hat 35,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A
Xolo pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Xolo pickaxeXolo pickaxe 35,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A

Level 114[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 5,991,725.

At this point it is recommended to boost to level 117 with the Archaeology potion (several will be required) and complete the Saradominist IV collection (for Sir Atcha). Doing so awards the Inspire Effort relic, which will boost all archaeology XP by 2%.

At level 114, return to Kharid-et and begin excavating the Praetorian remains.

Praetorian remains
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Praetorian hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Praetorian hoodPraetorian hood 36,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Praetorian robes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Praetorian robesPraetorian robes 36,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
Praetorian staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Praetorian staffPraetorian staff 36,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Inquisitor staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inquisitor staffInquisitor staff

Alternative method levels 114-120[edit | edit source]

Once you have reached level 114 and 115, players may begin working toward completing the Zarosian IV and Red Rum Relics III collections. It is recommended to excavate the Praetorian remains and Bandos sanctum debris and stack artefacts in bank without restoring until you have reached level 118. This is to maximise the number of artefacts that you have without having to go back at a later stage.

Once you have reached level 118, you can move on to excavate the war table debris at Kharid-et. Excavate enough artefacts so that you have an even amount of level 114 and level 118 artefacts and restore them. These 6 artefacts make up the Zarosian IV collection log with Soran and Velucia. Soran will give you 100 pylon batteries for every completed log you hand in. These pylon batteries can be handed into one of the two pylons within the Kharid-et digsite for experience.

Note that the Zarosian IV log requires an excessive amount of ancient vis and tyrian purple, with all of the praetorian remains spots requiring the former and war table debris requiring the latter. These two make up the bulk of the log's cost, most of which should be remidied from their respective sites, but part of it will have to be bought or gathered.

You should be at least level 119 by now. At this point, you can finish the Red Rum Relics III collection with the makeshift pie oven. Continue excavating until you have an even number of 'Da Boss Man' sculpture artefacts with those received at the level 115 Bandos sanctum debris and restore the artefacts. These 4 artefacts make up the Red Rum Relics III collection log with General Bentnoze and award the player with a tetracompass piece each time the log is handed in. Players have a chance of receiving up to 2 complete tomes with each ancient chest that they open, which will grant either 80,261 or 160,522 experience depending on the amount of tomes obtained from the chest. You should be level 120 once all your artefacts have been restored.

If you are aiming for 200m experience, it is recommended to go back and focus on the Red Rum Relics III collection log whilst the Pylon is not active and on the Zarosian IV log for Soran whilst the Pylon buffs are active. This is because Red Rum Relics III requires less materials compared to Zarosian IV. Any Horogothgar cooking pots obtained should be restored, disassembled and turned into timeworn/vintage packs to recoup some of the costs from Zarosian IV.

Apart from the excavation experience, a Zarosian IV log grants the player 291,600 experience, while a Red Rum Relics III log grants the player 159,999.9 experience.

(At level 116, 117 and 118, take a moment to excavate the Tsutsaroth remains, optimatoi remains and Howl's workshop debris so that you can complete the Zamorakian IV, Saradominist IV and Armadylean III collection logs and receive Ariadne's Diadem, Petasos and Howl's Thinking Cap. These can be offered to the Monolith to unlock the Inspire Love, Inspire Effort and Inspire Genius relics, which will allow you to gain 2% more xp when training support skills, gathering skills including Archaeology, and artisan skills respectively. Make sure you harness the Inspire Effort relic whilst training archaeology).

Level 115[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 6,615,397.

At this point it is recommended to boost to level 117 with the Cup of soil tea (several will be required) and complete the Saradominist IV collection (for Sir Atcha). Doing so awards the Inspire Effort relic, which will boost all archaeology XP by 2%.

Otherwise, return to the Warforge (Crucible) and begin excavating the Bandos sanctum debris piles.

Bandos sanctum debris
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Kal-i-kra chieftain crown.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kal-i-kra chieftain crownKal-i-kra chieftain crown 38,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Kal-i-kra mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kal-i-kra maceKal-i-kra mace 38,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kal-i-kra warhorn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kal-i-kra warhornKal-i-kra warhorn 38,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 116[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 7,303,988.

Use your archaeology cape boost to get to level 117 to finish up your Saradominist IV collection (Sir Atcha) for Inspire Effort relic. Return to the Infernal Source (Dagon Overlook) and begin excavating the Tsutsaroth remains.

Tsutsaroth remains
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Tsutsaroth helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tsutsaroth helmTsutsaroth helm 40,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Tsutsaroth pauldron.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tsutsaroth pauldronTsutsaroth pauldron 40,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tsutsaroth urumi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tsutsaroth urumiTsutsaroth urumi 40,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 117[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 8,064,254.

If you didn't finish the Saradominist IV collection, now is the time. Restore one of each artefact and activate the relic Inspire Effort before restoring more artefacts. Return to Everlight (Underwater cave} and begin excavating the optimatoi remains.

optimatoi remains
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Kontos lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kontos lanceKontos lance 41,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A
Doru spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Doru spearDoru spear 41,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 118[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 8,903,655.

At level 118, you can go to either Kharid-et (Praetorium)and excavate the war table debris, or to the Stormguard Citadel to excavate the Howl's workshop debris. Once you have completed one of the collections, switch to the other.

One Chuluu Stone can be obtained from the Howling Man research mission.

War table debris
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Ancient globe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient globeAncient globe 43,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
Battle plans.png: RS3 Inventory image of Battle plansBattle plans 43,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
'Prima Legio' painting.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Prima Legio' painting'Prima Legio' painting 43,333.3 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A
Howl's workshop debris
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Chuluu stone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chuluu stoneChuluu stone 43,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A Experimental Aether Reactor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Experimental Aether ReactorExperimental Aether Reactor
Quintessence counter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Quintessence counterQuintessence counter 43,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spherical astrolabe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spherical astrolabeSpherical astrolabe 43,333.3 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Level 119[edit | edit source]

Total experience between these levels is 9,830,430.

Excavate at the makeshift pie oven (Thalmund's Forge) until you have completed the collections.

One 'Da Boss Man' sculpture can be obtained from the Big High War Chest research mission.

makeshift pie oven
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
'Da Boss Man' sculpture.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Da Boss Man' sculpture'Da Boss Man' sculpture 45,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A Yes check.svg Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A
Horogothgar cooking pot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Horogothgar cooking potHorogothgar cooking pot 45,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Now travel to the Xolo city excavation site and continue excavating Xolo remains until reaching level 120.

Xolo remains
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Xolo spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Xolo spearXolo spear 45,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A
Xolo shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Xolo shieldXolo shield 45,000 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg N/A

Levels 120+[edit | edit source]

After reaching level 120 you can continue skilling at the Xolo city excavation site by excavating Saurthen debris. This is the highest excavation site available.

A restored Gold dish and 'Raksha' idol are required for completing the Mysterious City mystery, which increases the power of the Mysterious monolith by 150.

Saurthen debris
Artefact XP Velucia Art Critic Jacques Chief Tess General Bentnoze General Wartface Isaura Lowse Sir Atcha Soran Wise Old Man Sharrigan Other uses
Gold dish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gold dishGold dish 46,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Mysterious City
'Raksha' idol.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Raksha' idol'Raksha' idol 46,666.7 Yes check.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes check.svg Mysterious City

All levels[edit | edit source]

Kharid-et Pylon[edit | edit source]

When the Kharid-et pylons reach 100% charge, for the next 30 minutes they will provide a 10% experience increase, 5% precision bonus, and the ability to extremely rarely obtain inquisitor staff parts while excavating anywhere in the fortress.

Rex skeleton[edit | edit source]

When the Orthen skeleton reaches 100% charge, for the next 65 minutes it will provide a 25% increase in experience and a 10% increased drop rate for materials.

Qualifications[edit | edit source]

While training, it is important to plan out qualifications. Qualifications provide players with a higher rank among the Archaeology Guild, which in turn provides extremely useful benefits such as precision upgrades, auto-screener v1.080 and increased storage capacity for materials, all of which will be beneficial to the player.

The Assistant qualification is obtained upon completion of the Qualification - Assistant achievement which requires completion of the below achievements and talking to Acting Guildmaster Reiniger.

Complete mysteries along the way, send your research team out on field studies. Don't worry about not having materials to restore each artefact you've discovered, you may purchase them from Grand exchange or alternatively go to the highest level excavation you have access to. Avoid material caches unless absolutely necessary.

The Associate qualification is obtained upon completion of the Qualification - Associate achievement which requires completion of the below achievements and talking to Acting Guildmaster Reiniger.

If players opt to get the corresponding artefacts as they level up accordingly, they will not have enough artefacts to be discovered and repaired by the time they hit level 70. If the player wishes to get the Associate qualification immediately upon hitting level 70, then players should spend some time excavating Venator remains for fast artefacts. A slower alternative is to complete Zarosian I collections, which still goes much faster than higher-level artefacts, but will provide a solid income of chronotes and, if delivered to Soran, bonus XP from the pylon battery.

The Professor qualification is obtained upon completion of the Qualification - Professor achievement which requires completion of the below achievements and talking to Acting Guildmaster Reiniger.

The Guildmaster qualification is obtained upon completion of the Qualification - Guildmaster achievement which requires completion of the below achievements and talking to Acting Guildmaster Reiniger.

Location unlocks[edit | edit source]

Level Name
5 Kharid-Et
20 Infernal Source
42 Everlight
70 Stormguard Citadel
76 Warforge
90 Orthen

Research team unlocks[edit | edit source]

Researcher Location Cost to recruit Additional requirement Speed modifier Cost modifier Additional perk
Intern
Jimmy (Archaeology).png Jimmy Exam Centre 0% 0%
Scarlet (Archaeology).png Scarlet Exam Centre +1% +1%
Katarina (student) chathead.png Katarina North Exam Centre Zarosian training dummy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zarosian training dummyZarosian training dummy +1% 0%
Dorian (student) chathead.png Dorian East Exam Centre Opulent wine goblet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Opulent wine gobletOpulent wine goblet +1% 0%
Eduardo (student) chathead.png Eduardo North Exam Centre Ceremonial unicorn ornament.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ceremonial unicorn ornamentCeremonial unicorn ornament +1% 0%
Assistant
Alpheus chathead.png Alpheus Anachronia base camp Fully completed Totem +2% +3%
Eliza chathead.png Eliza Anachronia base camp Fully completed Totem +2% +3%
Associate
Drew chathead.png Drew Archaeology Campus +4% +6%
Helen chathead.png Helen Archaeology Campus +4% +6%
Easty chathead.png Easty Archaeology Campus +4% +6%
Professor
Simon Templeton chathead.png Simon Templeton Agility Pyramid +6% +9%
Anna Jones chathead.png Anna Jones North-east of Varrock, sitting on a bench What Lies Below +6% +9%
Asgarnia Smith chathead.png Asgarnia Smith Near the rug merchant in the Bedabin Camp Ourg megahitter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ourg megahitterOurg megahitter Desert Treasure +6% +9% Resourceful: Increases the amount of materials found
Elissa chathead.png Elissa Giovanni East Varrock Dig Site Golem instruction.png: RS3 Inventory image of Golem instructionGolem instruction The Golem +6% +9% Knowledgeable: Increases the chance of discovering artefacts
Consultants
Dr Nabanik chathead.png Dr Nabanik Kharid-et Complete Mysteries - Kharid-et +8% +12% Third Age Expert: Guarantees the discovery of an artefact 2+ hours field studies.
Vanescula Drakan (human) chathead.png Vanescula Everlight Complete Mysteries - Everlight +12% +12% Taskmistress: Significantly increases the research speed
Movario chathead.png Movario Infernal Source Complete Mysteries - Infernal Source +8% +12% Extra Resourceful: Greatly increases the amount of materials found
Gee'ka chathead.png Gee'ka Stormguard Citadel Complete Mysteries - Stormguard Citadel +6% +12% Meticulous: 10% Increase to Archaeology XP
Zanik (Nomad's Elegy) chathead.png Zanik Warforge Complete Mysteries - Warforge +8% +0% Zealous: Happily works free of charge
Mr. Mordaut chathead.png Mr Mordaut Orthen Complete Mysteries - Orthen +8% +12% Treasure Holder: Gives a chance to obtain a tetracompass piece (research time/24)

Money-making while gaining experience[edit | edit source]

Completing collections[edit | edit source]

The Museum - Saradominist II collection displayed in the interface used to hand-in artefacts to Velucia.

Players may obtain chronotes by handing in restored artefacts to collectors. All collectors offer chronotes for each artefact handed in, as well as a set bonus. Velucia offers a slightly larger set bonus for completed collections. Collections can be completed an infinite number of times and always reward the same amount of chronotes. Completing each collection exactly once awards the player with a total of 554,464 chronotes, which is about half the amount required to buy all items in the Archaeology Guild Shop. The following table lists the collections, the level required to complete them, as well as cost calculations:

Collection Archaeology level to complete Total experience with outfit Total materials cost Chronotes.png: RS3 Inventory image of ChronotesChronotes received Total value of chronotes Profit when selling chronotes GP/XP with outfit GP/XP with outfit and selling chronotes
Collection value Recurring reward Total
Anarchic Abstraction 89 15,524.9 422,862 1,574 1,574 3,148 481,644 58,782 -27.24 3.79
Radiant Renaissance 105 77,910 1,021,860 2,730 2,730 5,460 835,380 -186,480 -13.12 -2.39
Imperial Impressionism 118 52,573.2 808,756 2,086 2,086 4,172 638,316 -170,440 -15.38 -3.24
Blingy Fings 69 14,740.8 1,218,079 2,484 2,484 4,968 760,104 -457,975 -82.63 -31.07
Smoky Fings 81 15,554.7 772,069 2,204 2,204 4,408 674,424 -97,645 -49.64 -6.28
Hitty Fings 89 45,097.1 1,050,830 3,424 5,136 8,560 1,309,680 258,850 -23.3 5.74
Showy Fings 92 31,233.8 980,716 3,158 3,158 6,316 966,348 -14,368 -31.4 -0.46
Red Rum Relics I 94 43,931 1,490,704 2,884 2,884 5,768 882,504 -608,200 -33.93 -13.84
Red Rum Relics II 110 86,213.2 1,552,970 3,468 3,468 6,936 1,061,208 -491,762 -18.01 -5.7
Red Rum Relics III 119 169,599.8 1,987,762 4,540 4,540 9,080 1,389,240 -598,522 -11.72 -3.53
Green Gobbo Goodies I 83 36,605.5 1,604,441 3,252 3,252 6,504 995,112 -609,329 -43.83 -16.65
Green Gobbo Goodies II 97 64,306.5 1,823,144 3,758 3,758 7,516 1,149,948 -673,196 -28.35 -10.47
Green Gobbo Goodies III 119 197,513.2 3,239,350 6,044 6,044 12,088 1,849,464 -1,389,886 -16.4 -7.04
Zamorakian I 36 6,754.2 709,645 2,594 2,594 5,188 793,764 84,119 -105.07 12.45
Zamorakian II 81 42,541.2 1,763,461 5,146 5,146 10,292 1,574,676 -188,785 -41.45 -4.44
Zamorakian III 104 149,460 2,836,802 6,608 6,608 13,216 2,022,048 -814,754 -18.98 -5.45
Zamorakian IV 116 192,920 2,025,280 5,434 5,434 10,868 1,662,804 -362,476 -10.5 -1.88
Armadylean I 81 57,628.9 2,185,463 5,688 5,688 11,376 1,740,528 -444,935 -37.92 -7.72
Armadylean II 98 108,237.8 2,758,177 6,068 6,068 12,136 1,856,808 -901,369 -25.48 -8.33
Armadylean III 118 360,400 5,581,466 10,468 10,468 20,936 3,203,208 -2,378,258 -15.49 -6.6
Dragonkin I 99 110,534.4 2,359,564 5,524 5,524 11,048 1,690,344 -669,220 -21.35 -6.05
Dragonkin II 102 86,566.5 1,660,032 3,444 3,444 6,888 1,053,864 -606,168 -19.18 -7
Dragonkin III 108 141,686.7 2,796,388 4,652 4,652 9,304 1,423,512 -1,372,876 -19.74 -9.69
Dragonkin IV 120 268,533.4 4,053,076 6,980 6,980 13,960 2,135,880 -1,917,196 -15.09 -7.14
Saradominist I 56 15,210.6 1,294,829 3,998 3,998 7,996 1,223,388 -71,441 -85.13 -4.7
Saradominist II 72 38,583.8 2,356,361 5,202 5,202 10,404 1,591,812 -764,549 -61.07 -19.82
Saradominist III 100 82,444.6 1,845,706 4,548 4,548 9,096 1,391,688 -454,018 -22.39 -5.51
Saradominist IV 117 229,136.8 2,577,064 7,022 7,022 14,044 2,148,732 -428,332 -11.25 -1.87
Zarosian I 25 4,528.1 556,874 2,108 2,108 4,216 645,048 88,174 -122.98 19.47
Zarosian II 81 48,971.8 1,768,344 5,732 5,732 11,464 1,753,992 -14,352 -36.11 -0.29
Zarosian III 107 171,720 3,017,437 7,442 7,442 14,884 2,277,252 -740,185 -17.57 -4.31
Zarosian IV 118 254,400 2,793,084 6,810 6,810 13,620 2,083,860 -709,224 -10.98 -2.79
Museum - Armadylean I 81 57,628.9 2,185,463 5,688 7,110 12,798 1,958,094 -227,369 -37.92 -3.95
Museum - Armadylean II 98 108,237.8 2,758,177 6,068 7,585 13,653 2,088,909 -669,268 -25.48 -6.18
Museum - Armadylean III 118 360,400 5,581,466 10,468 13,085 23,553 3,603,609 -1,977,857 -15.49 -5.49
Museum - Bandosian I 89 85,659.9 3,148,529 6,756 8,445 15,201 2,325,753 -822,776 -36.76 -9.61
Museum - Bandosian II 100 132,323.1 3,202,128 6,446 8,057 14,503 2,218,959 -983,169 -24.2 -7.43
Museum - Bandosian III 119 332,486.4 4,697,732 9,540 11,925 21,465 3,284,145 -1,413,587 -14.13 -4.25
Museum - Dragonkin I 99 110,534.4 2,359,564 5,524 6,905 12,429 1,901,637 -457,927 -21.35 -4.14
Museum - Dragonkin II 102 86,566.5 1,660,032 3,444 4,305 7,749 1,185,597 -474,435 -19.18 -5.48
Museum - Dragonkin III 108 141,686.7 2,796,388 4,652 5,815 10,467 1,601,451 -1,194,937 -19.74 -8.43
Museum - Dragonkin IV 120 268,533.4 4,053,076 6,980 8,725 15,705 2,402,865 -1,650,211 -15.09 -6.15
Museum - Saradominist I 56 15,210.6 1,294,829 3,998 4,997 8,995 1,376,235 81,406 -85.13 5.35
Museum - Saradominist II 72 38,583.8 2,356,361 5,202 6,502 11,704 1,790,712 -565,649 -61.07 -14.66
Museum - Saradominist III 100 82,444.6 1,845,706 4,548 5,685 10,233 1,565,649 -280,057 -22.39 -3.4
Museum - Saradominist IV 117 229,136.8 2,577,064 7,022 8,778 15,800 2,417,400 -159,664 -11.25 -0.7
Museum - Zamorakian I 36 6,754.2 709,645 2,594 3,242 5,836 892,908 183,263 -105.07 27.13
Museum - Zamorakian II 81 42,541.2 1,763,461 5,146 6,432 11,578 1,771,434 7,973 -41.45 0.19
Museum - Zamorakian III 104 149,460 2,836,802 6,608 8,260 14,868 2,274,804 -561,998 -18.98 -3.76
Museum - Zamorakian IV 116 192,920 2,025,280 5,434 6,792 12,226 1,870,578 -154,702 -10.5 -0.8
Museum - Zarosian I 25 4,528.1 556,874 2,108 2,635 4,743 725,679 168,805 -122.98 37.28
Museum - Zarosian II 81 48,971.8 1,768,344 5,732 7,165 12,897 1,973,241 204,897 -36.11 4.18
Museum - Zarosian III 107 171,720 3,017,437 7,442 9,305 16,747 2,562,291 -455,146 -17.57 -2.65
Museum - Zarosian IV 118 254,400 2,793,084 6,810 8,512 15,322 2,344,266 -448,818 -10.98 -1.76
Wise Am the Music Man 91 36,663 1,728,746 4,024 4,024 8,048 1,231,344 -497,402 -47.15 -13.57
Hat Problem 114 130,347.3 2,274,814 5,420 6,775 12,195 1,865,835 -408,979 -17.45 -3.14
Hat Hoarder 116 118,741.8 2,106,586 4,796 5,995 10,791 1,651,023 -455,563 -17.74 -3.84
Magic Man 118 149,434 2,938,745 6,880 8,600 15,480 2,368,440 -570,305 -19.67 -3.82
Knowledge is Power 119 143,785 2,115,914 5,584 5,584 11,168 1,708,704 -407,210 -14.72 -2.83

Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop)[edit | edit source]

Players can use torn blueprint fragments to create tradable blueprints for Ancient Invention on the drafting bench in the Howl's workshop which may be sold on the GE.

Blueprints[edit | edit source]

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Harvesting caches[edit | edit source]

Caches are an effective way to make money, since they are geared specifically for harvesting materials. The experience given won't match that of excavation hotspots, because no artefacts can be found at caches. Caches in non-dig site areas do not yield any soil.

As many caches are located far from deposit boxes, players can use a beast of burden such as a war tortoise or pack yak to carry more items and reduce the number of bank trips. Players can also bring signs of the porter or the grace of the elves necklace to automatically transport materials to the material storage container.