Mattock

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Bronze mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze mattockIron mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron mattockSteel mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel mattockMithril mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril mattockAdamant mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant mattockRune mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune mattockOrikalkum mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum mattockNecronium mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium mattockBane mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane mattockElder rune mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune mattockDragon mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon mattockCrystal mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal mattockImcando mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imcando mattockMattock of Time and Space.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mattock of Time and SpaceGuildmaster Tony's mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guildmaster Tony's mattock
Slot Main hand
Style Crush
Speed
Fastest (2.4s)
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Mattocks are tools used to excavate materials, artefacts, and soil in the Archaeology skill. Mattocks can be held in the inventory, stored in the tool belt, or wielded. There are no plus versions of mattocks. The golden mattock and its override are purely cosmetic and cannot be used in Archaeology.

Skillchompas can be used as alternatives to mattocks and have effectiveness equivalent to their corresponding tier.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A player's Archaeology level determines the type of mattock they can excavate with.

If multiple mattocks are carried then the order of use is equipped, inventory, and then tool belt. Only unaugmented versions may be stored in the tool belt. Any mattock except bronze mattocks can be removed from the tool belt. This allows mattocks to be swapped and upgraded. Placing a new mattock on the tool belt removes the old one into the inventory. Removing a mattock from the tool belt leaves a default bronze mattock in its place.

Every mattock has two stats: precision and focus.

Precision[edit | edit source]

Precision is a stat that determines the rate at which a player excavates an artefact at an excavation hotspot. The speed at which an excavation progresses (as indicated by the blue progress bar filling) scales linearly with precision. For example, an orikalkum mattock with 40 precision will excavate an artefact in half the time of a mithril mattock with 20 precision.

Mattock precision upgrades permanently increase the precision of any mattock by +2 and are available at the Archaeology Guild Shop starting at the Assistant qualification. These upgrades are non-repeatable, and apply to any mattock used by the player. This increase is reflected in the mattock's tool tip.

Qualification Chronotes Precision increase Cumulative increase
Qualification - Assistant 8,000 +2 +2
Qualification - Associate 30,000 +4
Qualification - Professor 75,000 +6
Qualification - Guildmaster 150,000 +8

Focus[edit | edit source]

Focus is a stat that determines the rate at which materials are found while performing an excavation (at either an excavation hotspot or material cache). This rate is independent of the excavation progress.

As a general rule, the better the mattock, the more effective it is as an Archaeology tool. It is highly recommended to use the best possible mattock for the player's current Archaeology level.

Types of mattocks[edit | edit source]

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 824
10 Iron mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron mattock Iron mattock 10 1 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 1,734
20 Steel mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel mattock Steel mattock 15 1 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 3,165
30 Mithril mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril mattock Mithril mattock 20 2 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 4,639
40 Adamant mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant mattock Adamant mattock 25 2 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 8,810
50 Rune mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune mattock Rune mattock 30 3 Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop N/A 9,043
60 Orikalkum mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum mattock Orikalkum mattock 40 3 Smithing N/A 9,395
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 47,519,886
70 Necronium mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium mattock Necronium mattock 50 4 Smithing N/A 16,852
70 Crystal mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal mattock Crystal mattock 60 5 Dragon mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon mattockDragon mattock plus 4,000 Harmonic dust.png: RS3 Inventory image of Harmonic dustHarmonic dust Augmented crystal mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal mattockAugmented 47,519,886
80 Bane mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane mattock Bane mattock 60 5 Smithing N/A 24,755
80 Imcando mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imcando mattock Imcando mattock 70 6 Dragon mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon mattockDragon mattock plus 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 48,519,886
90 Elder rune mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune mattock Elder rune mattock 70 6 Smithing N/A 48,621
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 plus Imcando mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Imcando mattockImcando mattock and 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 135,789,772
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 1,083,058,049

Augmentation[edit | edit source]

Concept art of mattocks

Dragon, crystal, imcando, Time and Space, and Guildmaster Tony's mattocks can be augmented using an augmentor. This requires level 22 Invention and having researched the augmented mattock blueprint. The following tool gizmo and ancient tool gizmo perks work when training Archaeology:[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. 2 April 2020. Mod Rowley: "It was bugging me, so the full list (including Fortune) of perks that work with Archaeology excavation:"