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]
|1||Bronze mattock||5||0||Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop||N/A||824|
|10||Iron mattock||10||1||Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop||N/A||1,734|
|20||Steel mattock||15||1||Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop||N/A||3,165|
|30||Mithril mattock||20||2||Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop||N/A||4,639|
|40||Adamant mattock||25||2||Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop||N/A||8,810|
|50||Rune mattock||30||3||Smithing, Matty Ock's Mattock Shop||N/A||9,043|
|60||Dragon mattock||50||4||Ancient casket, Big Game Hunter||Augmented||47,519,886|
|70||Crystal mattock||60||5||Dragon mattock plus 4,000 Harmonic dust||Augmented||47,519,886|
|80||Imcando mattock||70||6||Dragon mattock plus chunk, lump, shard, and slice of imcando metal||Augmented||48,519,886|
|90||Elder rune mattock||70||6||Smithing||N/A||48,621|
|99||Mattock of Time and Space||80||7||Crystal mattock plus Imcando mattock and energised meteorite shard||Augmented||135,789,772|
|99||Guildmaster Tony's mattock||85||9||Display case opened with a shadowy key in the main building of the Archaeology Guild||Augmented||1,083,058,049|
Augmentation[edit | edit source]
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:
- Honed (applies to successful action, that is material rate)
- Refined (only applies to material caches)
- Efficient and Enhanced Efficient
- Furnace (only applies to gathered materials)
- Confused (applies to materials and soil)
- Imp Souled
- Glow Worm
- Charitable (applies to materials and soil)
References[edit | edit source]