Hunter training

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This guide describes the most effective methods to train the Hunter skill. The experience rate estimates in this guide do not incorporate the use of any experience boosting items or bonus experience. They also assume that players are not banking any products that they obtain from hunting. Hunter is a gathering skill which involves using equipment such as box traps and bird snares to catch creatures and obtain products such as animals' fur, feathers and bones. As players level up the Hunter skill they gain the ability to catch creatures which award greater amounts of experience when they are caught. Levelling up the Hunter skill also allows players to lay more traps at once when hunting using traps.

Hunter level Concurrent traps
1 2
30 3
60 4
80 5

Useful equipment[edit | edit source]

Enhanced yaktwee stick[edit | edit source]

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An enhanced yaktwee stick gives a 2% increase in the amount of Hunter experience gained if it is wielded while hunting. It can be obtained by upgrading a regular yaktwee stick by speaking to Yaktwee Swinmari Cianta after hunting 1,000 charm sprites. Charm sprites can be hunted with at least level 72 Hunter. Wielding the enhanced yaktwee while hunting charm sprites gives a 20% increased chance of discovering the rarer types of charm sprites.

Augmented off-hand item with Wise perk[edit | edit source]

The Wise perk will increase the experience you gain by up to 4% without costing charge and can be put on an off-hand weapon or a shield and used in combination with the yaktwee stick.

Hunter's outfit[edit | edit source]

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Pieces of the hunter's outfit give a percentage increase in the amount of base Hunter experience gained. This effect stacks with that of the enhanced yaktwee stick. The outfit pieces can be purchased using chimes and taijitu from the Waiko Reward Shop in The Arc; to access The Arc the player must have completed the Impressing the Locals quest. The full set costs a total of 10,000 chimes and 10 taijitu.

Image Name Experience boost
Hunter's headwear.png Hunter's headwear 1.0%
Hunter's chestpiece.png Hunter's chestpiece 1.0%
Hunter's gloves.png Hunter's gloves 1.0%
Hunter's legwear.png Hunter's legwear 1.0%
Hunter's boots.png Hunter's boots 1.0%
Set bonus 1.0%
Total experience boost 6.0%

Trapper outfits[edit | edit source]

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The Trapper outfits are elite skilling outfits for Hunter. Pieces of the desert trapper outfit, jungle trapper outfit and arctic trapper outfit can be created from trapper fragments, which are awarded to players with at least 70 Hunter at 5 minute intervals when hunting. Each outfit consists of 5 pieces: head, body, legs, hands, feet. The fragments can be assembled into outfit pieces after discovering the Invention blueprints, requiring 80 Hunter and 20 Invention.

The outfit pieces were also previously available from Treasure Hunter during the elite trapper outfits promotion which originally ran between 23 August and 28 August 2017.

When wearing a complete version of any of these three outfits, players gain the following bonuses:

  • 5% increased hunting success rate.
  • Juju hunter potion is automatically reapplied while in Herblore Habitat.
  • Increased chance of finding rarer charm sprites.
  • 3 teleports to Hunter locations per day.
  • If the player owns the hunter's outfit, they will receive its 6% increased base experience effect while wearing a trapper outfit.

Players who own all pieces of the desert trapper outfit, jungle trapper outfit, and arctic trapper outfit can combine these outfits' components to form the volcanic trapper outfit. This outfit gives superior benefits to those given by the other trapper outfits. Players gain the following bonuses from a volcanic trapper outfit:

  • 7% increased hunting success rate (as opposed to 5% with the other trapper outfits).
  • 5 teleports to Hunter locations per day (as opposed to 3 with the other trapper outfits)
  • 10% chance of double loot.
  • Can deploy an extra trap (increasing to a maximum of 6 traps placed simultaneously).
  • Increased conversion rate for Big Chinchompa reward points. (A maximum of 2250 points instead of 1500)
  • Chance to instantly deploy/pick up traps.
  • Chance of double loot from implings (up to 3 times per day).
  • Works as a Hunter's Catalyst fragment, if the player owns one.

Scentless potions[edit | edit source]

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Scentless potions cause all traps laid by the player to act as if they have been smoked using a torch. Smoking a trap removes a player's scent from it, increasing the chance of a creature approaching it and being caught. Each dose of scentless potion lasts for 6 minutes.

Name GE price
Scentless potion (1).png: RS3 Inventory image of Scentless potion (1)Scentless potion (1) 335
Scentless potion (2).png: RS3 Inventory image of Scentless potion (2)Scentless potion (2) 698
Scentless potion (3).png: RS3 Inventory image of Scentless potion (3)Scentless potion (3) 11,830
Scentless potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Scentless potion (4)Scentless potion (4) 14,457
Scentless flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Scentless flask (6)Scentless flask (6) 45,624

Tracker auras[edit | edit source]

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Tracker auras increase a player's chance of catching a creature by a percentage while they are activated. These auras' effects last for one hour after they are activated. Players may use 5 or 10 vis wax to extend a tracker aura's activation time by 50% or 100% (costing 62,205 or 124,410). This effect must be applied before the aura is activated. Once a tracker aura has been used the player must wait 3 hours before using it again. Tracker auras can be bought using Membership loyalty points. All lower tiers of the aura must be owned before a higher tier aura can be purchased.

Tier Percentage chance of catching a creature increased by Loyalty point cost
Individual Cumulative
1 Tracker aura.png Tracker 3% 5,000 5,000
2 Greater tracker aura.png Greater tracker 5% 16,000 21,000
3 Master tracker aura.png Master tracker 7% 29,000 50,000
4 Supreme tracker aura.png Supreme tracker 10% 61,000 111,000
5 Legendary tracker aura.png Legendary tracker 15% 119,000 230,000

Torstol incense sticks[edit | edit source]

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Each potency level of torstol incense sticks provides a 0.5% increase to base XP gain. The potency level will increase every 10 minutes and will reach its maximum at level 4 (+2% to base XP). Overloading consumes 6 sticks but instantly provides the maximum potency.

Urns[edit | edit source]

Urns can be used to gain additional Hunter experience while training. When held in the inventory, urns are filled as the player hunts. Only base experience counts towards filling the urn. Full urns can be teleported away to receive additional experience. Only one urn is filled at a time, though players may own up to a total of 10 full urns. If a player owns 10 full hunter urns they must teleport at least 1 away before they can fill more urns. Urns are only tradeable in their (nr), non-runed, forms. In order to use a hunter urn the player must add a mud rune to it; this makes the urn untradeable.

Name Crafting level required to add mud rune GE price of non-runed urn Charges gained from Activities Experience required to fill Experience gained for teleporting
Cracked hunter urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cracked hunter urnCracked hunter urn 3 1,570 Creatures up to and including level 11 1,100 220
Fragile hunter urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fragile hunter urnFragile hunter urn 17 854 Creatures up to and including level 29 2,500 500
Plain hunter urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Plain hunter urnPlain hunter urn 34 1,476 Creatures up to and including level 53 5,000 1,000
Strong hunter urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strong hunter urnStrong hunter urn 55 1,613 Creatures up to and including level 74 7,000 1,400
Decorated hunter urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Decorated hunter urnDecorated hunter urn 79 4,888 Creatures up to and including level 99 8,000 1,600

Players who have at least level 24 Invention and who have completed Nomad's Elegy can discover how to make an urn enhancer. When in the player’s inventory the urn enhancer grants 25% additional experience for teleporting a full urn. This effect costs 20 charges from the player’s charge pack. Assuming the player purchases divine charges from the Grand Exchange, it would cost 635.83 to use the urn enhancer when teleporting an urn.

Summoning familiars[edit | edit source]

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There are five Summoning familiars available which invisibly boost a player's Hunter level while they are summoned. This does not let a player access higher level content, but allows them to catch creatures more effectively. Players can choose to hide familiar options in the Gameplay tab of the Settings interface to prevent misclicking on a familiar while hunting.

Image Name GE cost of pouch Summoning level required Hunter levels boosted Familiar duration (minutes)
Spirit graahk pouch.png Spirit graahk 2,930 57 5 49
Spirit kyatt pouch.png Spirit kyatt 4,514 57 5 49
Spirit larupia pouch.png Spirit larupia 2,945 57 5 49
Arctic bear pouch.png Arctic bear 2,063 71 7 28
Wolpertinger pouch.png Wolpertinger 3,897 92 5 62

Seren spells and prayers[edit | edit source]

A crystallised skilling node

Access to Seren spells and prayers, which can be found in the ancient magicks and ancient curses spell and prayer books, is unlocked upon completing The Light Within quest. Crystallise requires level 88 Magic and 6 each of water, fire, chaos, and soul runes to cast. A shaking box trap that has been crystallised will be repeatedly checked upon being checked by the player, granting 50% additional experience each time though no resources will be gained. This effect lasts for 30 seconds after Crystallise has been cast; it is not possible to cast Crystallise on more than one trap at the same time. It is possible for a trap to fall apart while it is crystallised, if too much time has elapsed since it trapped its creature. If this happens, the player will be able to cast Crystallise again immediately. With level 80 Prayer, players can use the Light Form prayer, which enhances the effects of Seren-aligned spells while it is activated, to further increase additional Hunter experience gained from checking a crystallised box trap to 87.5%. A grace of the elves can be worn to increase the duration Light Form is active; halving the prayer drain rate from 300 prayer points per minute to 150 prayer points per minute. In addition to halving prayer drain rate for Seren spells, wearing a grace of the elves gives the player a chance to spawn a Seren spirit which, when interacted with, awards the player with a random item from the rare drop table.

Players will need to consume around 53 doses of prayer potion per hour (or roughly 26 doses with a grace of the elves equipped), with level 99 Prayer, to maintain the prayer points required to keep Light Form activated. Use of prayer renewal or super prayer renewal potions can help to regain some prayer points. When training Hunter using Crystallise players may cast the spell around 120 times an hour, costing 2,288,160 in runes. This cost can be reduced by using staves to provide some of the required runes. Crystallise cannot be cast on marasamaw plants or on box traps while the player is within a private Hunter area. If catching creatures other than grenwalls while using Crystallise and Light Form players may wish to lay fewer box traps, as it is not possible to check traps as frequently while checking crystallised box traps. More experience can be gained by checking crystallised traps as often as possible, while using a smaller number of traps to ensure that a shaking trap is always available to be crystallised. At level 99 Hunter a player may gain around 221,000 experience an hour using Crystallise with 3 box traps at crimson skillchompas, as opposed to 167,500 experience an hour using 5 box traps without Crystallise.

Catalyst fragments[edit | edit source]

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The Hunter's Catalyst fragment or Combined Catalyst fragment are obtained from completing the quest Sliske's Endgame. When equipped, it resets box trapsmagic boxesbird snares, and tortle traps when they fail to catch a creature.

Ring of Whispers[edit | edit source]

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Ring of Whispers is obtained from completing the quest Sliske's Endgame. When equipped, it provides a +3 invisible level boost to the following gathering skills: Hunter, Farming, Fishing, Divination and Archaeology.

Necklace of Shadows[edit | edit source]

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Necklace of Shadows is obtained from completing the quest Sliske's Endgame. Wearing the necklace along with the Ring of Whispers and the Combined Catalyst fragment allows players to occasionally find manifested knowledge when training which will offer experience in the skill they were training when it appeared.

Avantoe incense sticks[edit | edit source]

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Avantoe incense sticks can be consumed to give a 5% chance to automatically bait Hunter traps. Each incense stick consumed provides 10 minutes of this effect; the duration of the effect can be extended by consuming more sticks. When incense effects are active their potency increases every 10 minutes up to potency 4, which multiplies the effect's strength up to 4 times (20% chance to automatically bait traps). Alternatively, 6 sticks can be consumed at once via the 'overload' right click option, skipping straight to potency 4.

Hunter cape[edit | edit source]

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The hunter cape's perk allows the player to instantly set traps. The perk does not function when simply wearing the cape but must be activated just prior to attempting to set up the trap. One way to do this is to set up your action bar(s) to include the Hunter cape and whatever trap you are using. You can then hit the associated key to activate the perk followed shortly by the key to set the trap. This process will eliminate the trap laying animation and immediately set an active trap on the ground. In addition, as soon as you start the "check trap" status you can start to deploy your trap straight away.

Potions[edit | edit source]

Using the super and extreme hunter potions can assist with catch rates. The extreme hunter potion boosts the player's Hunter level by 15% + 3 for six minutes, significantly improving success rates while trapping.

Relic powers[edit | edit source]

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Players with level 117 Archaeology can activate the Inspire Effort relic power at the mysterious monolith for a 2% experience increase to Hunter.

Methods[edit | edit source]

Following an update, XP from catching Skillchompas is no longer multiplied by the number of Skillchompas caught, nullifying Agility bonuses.

Summary[edit | edit source]

See here to calculate how many creatures will be caught during training.

Levels Method Experience per hour Alternative methods
1-19 Feeding ogleroots to rabbits 10,000 Complete the Natural history quiz in the Varrock Museum to go from 1-9.

Catch ruby harvest (Hunter) from 15-19 for 12,000 experience per hour as well as moderate profit.

19-53 or 67 Tropical wagtails 40,000 with two traps

66,000 with three traps

90,000 with four traps

At 53 Hunter, hunt chinchompas for 50,000-72,000 experience per hour.

At 59 Hunter, hunt red salamanders for 72,000 experience per hour.

At 63 Hunter, hunt red chinchompas for 82,000 experience per hour.

59-67 Red salamanders 80,000 with four traps
67-77 Black salamander (Wilderness) 110,000-186,000 Catch charm sprites from 72-77 for 100,000 experience per hour. This increases up to 162,000 experience per hour with the enhanced yaktwee stick.

Trap plover birds for 95,000-114,000 experience per hour from 73-77. This is a less intensive option.

77-96 Grenwalls using Crystallise Up to 471,500, with level 99 Hunter. Hunt amphibious jadinkos from level 77-80 Hunter, gaining 83,000 experience an hour.

Hunt draconic jadinkos from level 80-88 Hunter. This gives around 100,000 experience an hour at level 80 Hunter and around 153,500 experience an hour at level 99.

Start hunting charming moths at level 88 Hunter for up to 230,000 experience an hour, at level 99
Start hunting crimson skillchompas at level 89 Hunter to gain up to 200,000 experience an hour, at level 99 Hunter.

96-99+ Ornate tortles Around 666,000 at level 99 Hunter Catch crystal skillchompas with level 97 Hunter, for up to 300,000 experience an hour at level 99.


  • Player may prefer to place trap item on hotbar, allowing for easier deployment of traps.
  • After placing a trap, if timed correctly, placing any command such as checking another trap will cancel the automatic walking toward west animation-lock.
  • Upon seeing exp gain from successful trap, a player may start to place their next trap to cancel soft animation of retrieving previous trap.
  • Walking onto a successful trap tile, then proceeding to check it saves time due to auto-walk/checking animation-lock.
  • Walking onto a rebuild trap tile, placing a new trap then picking up the previous with area-loot is faster than rebuild animation-lock.
  • Game designers allowed many of the animation-lock to be purposely avoided, rewarding good timing, allowing higher exp gain per hour if player choose a more intensive play-style.
  • Casual play-style may opt to place a line of trap, then check them all in reverse order or as each requires attention, then repeat process.
  • New trap setters are encouraged to try multiple trap configuration other than straight line as each player will find their own preferences.

Levels 1-19: Feeding Ogleroots to rabbits[edit | edit source]

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At level 1 Hunter players should begin training by feeding ogleroots to rabbits within the Vinesweeper minigame. This gives approximately 10,000 experience an hour. However as only 4,470 experience is needed to achieve level 20 Hunter, it should take players with no previous experience of the skill approximately 27 minutes to achieve level 20. Players can travel to Vinesweeper by using the teleport option on any of the tool leprechauns found at farming patches throughout RuneScape. Upon arriving players can purchase ogleroots from Farmer Blinkin for 10 each. At most, 149 ogleroots are needed to achieve levels 1-20 Hunter. Once the player has obtained some ogleroots, then they should climb over any of the stiles to enter the gameplay area. The gameplay area can contain up to 8 rabbits; simply click on them to feed them ogleroots and receive Hunter experience. Once a rabbit has been fed an ogleroot it will disappear, so players must change worlds (using the "join" option on any player added to their friends list or the "hop worlds" option in the options menu) after feeding all the rabbits present on one world in order to find more. Players with lower Agility levels may wish to bring energy potions to regain run energy.

Levels 19-53/67: Tropical wagtails[edit | edit source]

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With level 19 Hunter players can start hunting tropical wagtails, laying 2 bird snares at the same time. With level 19-24 Hunter players can gain approximately 40,000 experience an hour hunting tropical wagtails. This increases to 55,000-66,000 experience per hour at level 30 when players can use three bird snares; and up to 90,000 experience per hour at level 60+ when players can use four bird snares. Upon successfully catching a tropical wagtail players will receive bones, raw bird meat and stripy feathers. Tropical wagtails are located in the Feldip Hunter area. Good places to catch them are located west and north of the Oo'glog lodestone. The best way to catch them easily is to place the snares close to their spawn points. Players can wear a jungle camo top (costing 965) and jungle camo legs (costing 1,360) to increase their success rate while hunting in this area.

Levels 53-67/75/77: Chinchompas and skillchompas[edit | edit source]

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Players with level 53 Hunter can begin to hunt chinchompas or viridian skillchompas using box traps. This gives around 50,000-72,000 experience an hour while using 3 traps at level 53-60 Hunter. Once the player can use 4 traps, with level 60 Hunter, this gives around 60,000-82,000 experience per hour. Up to 6 skillchompas can be caught per trap, which scales with Agility level. However, this does not increase the experience rewarded. Chinchompas will always give one per catch and are not affected by Agility level. Once trapped, chinchompas and skillchompas become stackable items. Viridian skillchompas can be caught at the Port Phasmatys Hunter area, which is found south of Port Phasmatys. Chinchompas can be caught in the Piscatoris Hunter area north of the Eagles' Peak lodestone. Ironmen may prefer to use this method all the way to 75/77 in order to collect baby chinchompas or ammunition for ranged combat (chinchompas).

Players may also start catching carnivorous chinchompas at 63 Hunter with similar experience per hour. These are located north of the Oo'glog lodestone in the Feldip Hunter Area.

At 68 Hunter, players may catch azure skillchompas for a similar experience per hour. These are located in the northern section of the Rellekka Hunter area. Upon entering the area, head to the north-eastern part of the area and climb a set of stairs to get onto an iceberg, then climb the ladder just north of this entrance to get to the azure skillchompa hunting area. Players can wear polar camouflage gear or kyatt hunter gear to increase their success rate in catching creatures while hunting in this area. Both sets are tradeable, with polar camouflage gear costing a total of 66,215 to buy, and kyatt hunter gear costing a total of 20,639.

Levels 59-67: Red salamanders[edit | edit source]

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Players with level 59 Hunter can begin to hunt red salamanders using 3-4 net traps depending on their hunter level. At level 60 Hunter players can use 4 net traps. Red salamanders are located in the Ourania Hunter area, located west of the spirit tree near the Battlefield of Khazard. To get there, use the Lunar magic spell Ourania Teleport, travel using the spirit trees, or teleport to Castle Wars Arena and walk north. There are two spots in which hunting salamanders is possible: one is located directly south of the altar, the other is located east of the entrance of the path that leads to the altar. There is also a bank in the Ourania Cave, however using the bank requires a payment of 20 runes of any type.

Catching a red salamander completes It's My Newt from the Ardougne achievements.

Levels 67-75/77: Black salamanders[edit | edit source]

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With at least level 67 Hunter players can hunt black salamanders to gain between 110,000 to 186,000 experience per hour. Black salamanders can be caught using up to 4 net traps in the Boneyard Hunter area found in the Wilderness. Players may reach this location by using the Wilderness lodestone and walking east of the Chaos Temple. Players should not take anything into the Wilderness they do not want to risk losing. Black salamanders become a level 70 Ranged weapon when caught. This can be a profitable method with each weapon worth 9,031. Players must bring a small fishing net and a rope for each trap, or 4 nets and 4 ropes if wanting to plant 4 traps. When a salamander is caught, players simply click on the trap. If the trap fails, the rope and net will fall to the ground. Players can quickly pick these up using area loot and pressing the spacebar. For best experience rates, players should right click a Black salamander in their inventory and select "Release all" to clear their inventory.

Because of the 'Release All' option added to salamanders on July 8, 2019, this has become a less attractive venture for player killers due to their targets being able to nearly instantly destroy their entire inventory.

Levels 75-99: Big Game Hunter[edit | edit source]

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Directions to the Big Game Hunter dinosaurs

Players who have at least Hunter level 75 and Slayer level 55, can begin hunting Arcane apoterrasaur dinosaurs on Anachronia within the Big Game Hunter single-player activity (commonly known as "BGH"). It is the most profitable hunting method in the game, providing boss-drop like reward chests as well as a chance to obtain the Dragon mattock, currently worth 12,875,559. Tier 3 dinosaurs also have a chance to drop pieces of the Terrasaur maul. Players can perform this activity right up to level 99. Each kill takes around 2 to 5 minutes, and each dinosaur can be killed 5 or more times before it goes on cooldown and cannot be killed for an hour. Between one to three dinosaurs of the same type can spawn in each encounter (commonly referred to as a single, double or triple hunt).

There are nine different species of dinosaur to hunt on Anachronia, shown in the table below.

  • Each species is found in a separate "arena", which is a fairly open space in the overworld.
  • Arenas are spread out around Anachronia, as shown on the map.
  • Players must have certain level requirements in Hunter and Slayer for each dinosaur, both of which can be boosted.
  • Each dinosaur also requires a specific bait to be lured and caught.
  • Experience is awarded after completing a hunt / kill.
  • When facing multiple dinosaurs in one encounter, the experience rates are higher.
Tier Dinosaur Hunter Level Slayer Level Bait Bait cost Hunter XP Slayer XP Chance to drop
1 Arcane apoterrasaur icon.png Arcane apoterrasaur 75 55 Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 2,026 6,000 800
1 Scimitops icon.png Scimitops 75 55 Raw sailfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sailfishRaw sailfish 6,037 6,000 800
1 Bagrada rex icon.png Bagrada rex 75 55 Raw manta ray.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw manta rayRaw manta ray 3,048 6,000 800
2 Spicati apoterrasaur icon.png Spicati apoterrasaur 80 60 Raw bagrada rex meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bagrada rex meatRaw bagrada rex meat 53,445 12,000 2,050
2 Asciatops icon.png Asciatops 85 65 Raw arcane apoterrasaur meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw arcane apoterrasaur meatRaw arcane apoterrasaur meat 10,732 12,000 2,050
2 Corbicula rex icon.png Corbicula rex 90 70 Raw scimitops meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw scimitops meatRaw scimitops meat 126,808 12,000 2,050
3 Oculi apoterrasaur icon.png Oculi apoterrasaur 94 74 Raw asciatops meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw asciatops meatRaw asciatops meat 186,892 21,000 3,800 Tribal fin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tribal finTribal fin
3 Malletops icon.png Malletops 95 75 Raw corbicula rex meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw corbicula rex meatRaw corbicula rex meat 310,784 21,000 3,800 Volcanic fragments.png: RS3 Inventory image of Volcanic fragmentsVolcanic fragments
3 Pavosaurus rex icon.png Pavosaurus rex 96 76 Raw spicati apoterrasaur meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw spicati apoterrasaur meatRaw spicati apoterrasaur meat 218,030 21,000 3,800 Superior long bone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior long boneSuperior long bone

Levels 77-96: Grenwalls using Crystallise[edit | edit source]

A player hunting grenwalls

Players who have at least level 77 Hunter can hunt grenwalls using box traps, after completing the Regicide quest to gain access to Isafdar. This method requires access to Crystallise (unlocked at level 88 Magic after completing The Light Within quest) and Light Form (unlocked at level 80 Prayer, also after completing The Light Within quest) as well as completion of the medium Tirannwn achievements, which allows players to trap grenwalls without bait.

Casting Crystallise on an empty box trap will cause it to give an additional 10% experience (20% when using the Light Form Prayer) at the cost of any resources gained for 30 seconds. During this time, a crystallised box trap will also automatically reset. Upon successfully catching a grenwall, players will always receive bones and 18-21 grenwall spikes, worth 1,228 each, and have a chance of receiving raw pawya meat and grimy herbs (up to grimy dwarf weed), and so by leaving at least one box trap un-crystallised, and with the help of a demon horn, twisted bird skull, or split dragontooth necklace in addition to a bonecrusher, players can maintain prayer points needed for Light Form without having to bring prayer potions or other prayer restoration items (the grace of the elves will also halve the prayer point drain of Seren spells, like Light Form).

Grenwalls can be found in three locations: in the Gorajo resource dungeon in Prifddinas, requiring level 95 Dungeoneering, just south of the Elf Camp, and on the island of Anachronia north-east of the lodestone on the eastern side of the pavosaurus rex spawn location. The Anachronia location does not spawn pawya, which can increase the rate at which grenwalls enter your traps, it also means if you are planning to use protean traps for grenwall hunting, this is an ideal location. All three locations work well, but it is suggested to use the Anachronia location as it is more efficient than the other two locations.

Levels 77-80: Amphibious jadinkos[edit | edit source]

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If the player does not have access to Crystallise then they can start hunting amphibious jadinkos at level 77 Hunter. With level 77-80 Hunter this gives approximately 83,000 experience an hour. Amphibious jadinkos can only be caught at the Herblore Habitat using marasamaw plants at this level. Within this area players can attract and catch various types of jadinkos by planting different combinations of vine flowers, vine bushes and regular trees and by building different habitats at the patches located in the centre of the habitat. It is not necessary to wait until plants are fully grown to begin hunting, as jadinkos will begin to spawn (in the northern area) as soon as the required combination of factors is present. vine bush and blossom seeds are untradeable and can be found by hunting jadinkos or by exchanging favour points. Favour points can be earned by slaying mutated jadinkos or woodcutting and firemaking roots in the Jadinko Lair and can be exchanged at the offering stone within this area. Vine blossom seeds can also be purchased from Papa Mambo for 50 each.

To attract amphibious jadinkos players must have at least level 61 Farming in order to plant a blue blossom seed and Lergberry seed in the vine blossom and bush patches. Players must also build a pond habitat at the environmental feature patch. Players with at least level 65 Construction can build the pond habitat themselves, while players with less than level 65 Construction can pay Papa Mambo 65,000 to build a pond for them. With these items present, players will also attract and catch common jadinkos, as these jadinkos are attracted by the presence of any kind of blossom.

Upon successfully catching an amphibious jadinko the player will always obtain an oily vine and may also sometimes receive harvest heaven seeds or apple, orange, or banana tree seeds. From catching common jadinkos, players will gain withered vines and may also obtain vine herb seeds, blossom seeds, vine bush seeds or harvest heaven seeds. Witchdoctor camouflage gear can be worn to increase the success rate in catching jadinkos while hunting at the Herblore Habitat. Additionally players can drink Zamorak's favour potions, which give a 10% increase in the base experience obtained while hunting jadinkos. Zamorak's favour potions are tradable and can bought from the Grand Exchange, with each dose of the potion lasting 6 minutes.

Image Name GE price
Zamorak's favour (1).png Zamorak's favour (1) 76
Zamorak's favour (2).png Zamorak's favour (2) 369
Zamorak's favour (3).png Zamorak's favour (3) 402
Zamorak's favour (4).png Zamorak's favour (4) 398

Levels 80-99: Jadinkos on Anachronia[edit | edit source]

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After level 80 you can also start training on jadinkos on Anachronia using marasamaw plants. If the player has the Hunter level for it, jadinkos should always be hunted on Anachronia rather than at Herblore Habitat. These vary in experience rates per hour depending on the type of jadinko you are catching. At level 99, using a Combined Catalyst fragment and the Hunter cape perk to reset traps quicker, approximately 600 jadinkos per hour will be caught. Using no further experience boosting items or urns, this puts the experience rate between 120,000 (common jadinkos) and 380,000 (carrion jadinkos) experience per hour, depending on the type of jadinko. If using Protean Traps, experience rates become significantly higher. Between 900,000 and 1 million xp can be earned per hour for Carrion Jadinkos (level 88+), as Protean Traps offer a bonus to xp, though you will not receive any drops as a trade-off.

Some of them require you to use juju hunter potions on a vine blossom nearby before the jadinkos become interested in the marasamaw trap. This is the case for cannibal, aquatic, camouflaged, and draconic jadinkos.

Levels 80-88: Draconic jadinkos[edit | edit source]

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At level 80 Hunter players can catch draconic jadinkos. Players can gain around 100,000 experience an hour hunting draconic jadinkos with level 80 Hunter, and approximately 153,500 experience an hour hunting draconic jadinkos with level 99 Hunter. As with amphibious jadinkos, draconic jadinkos can only be hunted using marasamaw plants at the Herblore Habitat, once they have been attracted by the presence of a particular combination of plants and habitat.

To attract draconic jadinkos players must have at least level 61 Farming in order to plant a red blossom seed and lergberry seed in the vine blossom and vine bush patches. Players must also build a dark pit habitat at the environmental feature patch. Players with at least level 80 Construction can build the dark pit habitat themselves, while players with Construction level lower than 80 can pay Papa Mambo 80,000 to build a dark pit for them. After meeting these requirements the player will additionally need to use a dose of a juju hunter potion on their red vine blossom. Each dose of juju hunter potion lasts for 10 minutes; players will need to reapply a dose of potion to vine blossom patch every 10 minutes while they are hunting draconic jadinkos. Juju hunter potions are tradable and can be bought from the Grand Exchange. With these items present, players will also attract and catch common jadinkos, as these jadinkos are attracted by the presence of any kind of blossom.

Image Name GE price
Juju hunter potion (1).png Juju hunter potion (1) 3,276
Juju hunter potion (2).png Juju hunter potion (2) 6,062
Juju hunter potion (3).png Juju hunter potion (3) 16,122
Juju hunter potion (4).png Juju hunter potion (4) 34,559

Upon successfully catching a draconic jadinko the player will always obtain a draconic vine and may also sometimes receive vine herb seeds and harvest heaven seeds. From catching common jadinkos, players will gain withered vines and may also obtain vine herb seeds, blossom seeds, vine bush seeds or harvest heaven seeds. Witchdoctor camouflage gear can be worn to increase the success rate in catching jadinkos while hunting at the Herblore Habitat. Additionally players can drink Zamorak's favour potions, which give a 10% increase in the base experience obtained while hunting jadinkos. Zamorak's favour potions are tradable and can bought from the Grand Exchange, with each dose of the potion lasting 6 minutes.

A charming moth

Levels 88-89: Charming moths[edit | edit source]

With level 88 Hunter players can start hunting charming moths. They are caught barehanded and level 83 Agility is also required to catch them.

Experience rates can vary greatly, depending on which items players are willing to bring. At level 99 Hunter, players can gain around 230,000 Hunter experience and 45,000 Agility experience an hour from hunting charming moths, with no items whatsoever. With the use of experience and catch-boosting items, this can increase up to 900,000 Hunter experience per hour (see the charming moth page for further information). As charming moths are located in the Wilderness it is possible to be attacked by other players whilst training at them. Death will result in loss of the player's items: players should not bring items that they are not willing to lose while training at charming moths.

Players can gain 20% additional Hunter experience if a demonic skull is equipped while hunting charming moths. When caught, a charming moth gives either a crimson, gold, green, or blue charm. Around 360 charms an hour can be obtained from hunting them at level 99.

If the player is not able to use Crystallise at grenwalls and does not wish to train in the Wilderness then they can continue hunting draconic jadinkos until level 89 Hunter and then start hunting crimson skillchompas.

Levels 89-96: Crimson skillchompas[edit | edit source]

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A player hunting crimson skillchompas

From level 89 players can catch crimson skillchompas using box traps. Up to 4 skillchompas can be caught per trap, which scales with Agility level. From level 94 Agility, multiple are always caught. Players can gain around 200,000 experience an hour hunting crimson skillchompas with level 99 Hunter. These skillchompas can be caught at the Desert Quarry Hunter area, which is found south of the Desert Quarry. Players will gain at least one stackable crimson skillchompa, worth 723 each, each time that one of these creatures is successfully caught.

While hunting in this area players will lose life points every 90 seconds, due to dehydration from the desert heat. This can be avoided by using waterskins, equipping an enchanted water tiara if Dealing with Scabaras has been completed, completing Crocodile Tears quest for desert heat immunity or by using a regen braclet with a tome of frost to completely eliminate the need for water. Wearing desert camouflage gear or graahk hunter gear may increase the success rate in catching crimson skillchompas while hunting in this area. Graahk hunter gear can be created from graahk furs with at least level 38 Hunter, while the desert camo top and legs are tradable (costing 1,307 and 1,368) to buy.

Levels 96-99+: Ornate tortles[edit | edit source]

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Ornate tortle.png

At level 96 Hunter players can start hunting ornate tortles. Ornate tortles are a rare Hunter resource that can be found randomly on Uncharted Isles. Uncharted Isles can be explored from the The Arc region, which requires completion of the Impressing the Locals quest to access. Completion of the Flag Fall miniquest, which allows the player to claim an uncharted isle and return to it, is also required to hunt ornate tortles effectively. To find ornate tortles, the player must first gain some chimes - either from combat or skilling in the Arc; skilling often yields more chimes compared to combat activities. Supplies can be purchased from Rosie (supplies). When the player finds an Uncharted Isle inhabited by colonies of ornate tortles then they can claim the island using a claim island flag. Once an uncharted isle is claimed the player may return to it for the price of 3 supplies per voyage: 5 supplies can be claimed per day for free from the box next to Rosie. Up to 3 colonies of ornate tortles may be present on an Uncharted Isle, if the player opts to go on a long voyage.

Ornate tortles can be caught using tortle traps at level 96 Hunter and yield shiny shell chippings when they are trapped successfully. Protean traps do not function as tortle traps and thus cannot be used. Each day the player may catch approximately 200–215 ornate tortles per colony before it is depleted. The daily cap resets at 00:00 UTC. Depleting one colony of ornate tortles takes around 30 minutes and gives around 144,835 base experience. It is recommended to create shark soups if possible - while this may significantly slow down the time it takes to hunt tortles, they provide much more chimes compared to selling the chippings or bowls themselves. Purchasing the supplies cost reductions and commodity sell price increases unlocks from the Waiko Reward Shop, in addition to having a claimed island with as many ornate tortles colonies as possible, will further increase the viability of searching for ornate tortles to hunt continuously. At level 99 Hunter trapping ornate tortles gives an experience rate equivalent to around 289,670 base experience an hour.

If players do not have enough chimes to sustain consistent ornate tortle hunting, then players should only hunt tortles on their claimed island until enough chimes are gained to obtain a large amount of supplies.

The experience from hunting ornate tortles can further be bolstered by completing contracts given by Sojobo (contracts) on Waiko or via a contract contact on an uncharted isle. Players may complete up to 3 contracts daily, and may purchase upgrades from Boni for a maximum of 7 daily contracts. Doing contracts, however, requires chimes to be able to reroll contracts until satisfactory Hunter ones are assigned.

Levels 97-99: Crystal skillchompas[edit | edit source]

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At level 97 Hunter players may wish to catch crystal skillchompas as an alternative to hunting ornate tortles as hunting them yields crystal skillchompa, which are stackable and worth 959 each. Thus, they are a good alternative for players who want money and/or do not want to deal with the hassle of finding new uncharted isles each time an Ornate tortle spot is depleted. There is a chance of catching multiple in a single trap, up to a maximum of four, with higher levels of Agility giving a better chance. At level 99 Agility there is a guaranteed chance of receiving multiple skillchompas from a single trap. Players can gain around 300,000 experience an hour hunting crystal skillchompas with level 99 Hunter. These skillchompas can be caught in Tirannwn, north of Tyras Camp.

Alternative methods of gaining experience[edit | edit source]

Completing quests[edit | edit source]

Quest Members Experience
Other requirements
Father and Son P2P icon.png Medium Hunter XP lamp N/A N/A
Jed Hunter P2P icon.png Medium Hunter XP lamp 90 Hunter
Perils of Ice Mountain F2P icon.png 500 5 Hunter
Eagles' Peak P2P icon.png 2,500 27 Hunter N/A
Hunt for Red Raktuber P2P icon.png 1,500 45 Hunter
Summer's End P2P icon.png 5,000 35 Hunter
A Void Dance P2P icon.png 10,000 46 Hunter
As a First Resort P2P icon.png 15,000 48 Hunter
Defender of Varrock P2P icon.png 15,000 51 Hunter
Deadliest Catch P2P icon.png 26,000 67 Hunter
Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf P2P icon.png 30,000 61 Hunter
Crocodile Tears P2P icon.png 35,000 73 Hunter
The Lord of Vampyrium P2P icon.png 50,000 76 Hunter
Total 190,500

Big Chinchompa[edit | edit source]

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Protea flower detail.png

Players can gain Hunter experience while taking part in the Big Chinchompa Distraction and Diversion. Up to 209,500 experience an hour can be gained with level 99 Hunter. Players can participate in this Distraction and Diversion a maximum of 2 times per day. Big Chinchompa takes place every hour, at half past the hour, when an entrance to the Big Chinchompa's cavern appears in one of several possible locations. Players can quickly travel to the cavern's entrance using Nyriki's portal which is located in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, south of the Gnome Agility Course. The portal may be used up to 3 times a day.

The aim of the Distraction and Diversion is to catch soporith moths and feed them to the large chinchompa, located in the centre of the room, to make it fall asleep. Upon entering the cavern, players will be given a moth jar which is required to store soporith moths. Simply run around the cavern and click on any soporith moth to add it to the moth jar. Players should also search for moths by checking the cocoon-laden branches in the arena, if the tree is currently shaking. Protea flowers can help players to catch more moths; as while they are wielded they will occasionally attract moths which a player's character automatically attempts to catch. Protea flowers can be picked from spawn points in the corners of the area. A player's Hunter level determines the types of moth that they spawn and are able to catch. A player may store up to 15 moths at a time in their moth jar. After catching 15 moths players must empty their moth jar into the pit which contains the big chinchompa, in the middle of the cavern. Depositing moths awards Hunter experience and competence points according to the Hunter level that is required to have caught the moths. Players may earn a maximum of 1,500 competence points each time that they play Big Chinchompa.

Image Colour Hunter level required Hunter experience per moth deposited Competence points per moth deposited
Red soporith moth detail.png Red soporith moth 1 15 1
Orange soporith moth detail.png Orange soporith moth 13 50 2
Yellow soporith moth detail.png Yellow soporith moth 26 150 5
Green soporith moth detail.png Green soporith moth 39 250 8
Blue soporith moth detail.png Blue soporith moth 52 300 12
Purple soporith moth detail.png Purple soporith moth 65 320 15
Grey soporith moth detail.png Grey soporith moth 78 400 18
Black soporith moth detail.png Black soporith moth 91 450 21

Depositing moths also increases the big chinchompa's drowsiness level, which is shown in a bar in the Distraction and Diversion's interface. The Distraction and Diversion will end either when 20 minutes have passed or if the big chinchompa reaches 100% drowsiness. The chinchompa's drowsiness increases each time that it eats the soporith moths that are emptied into its nest. If the player has moths remaining in their moth jar at the time that the game ends, then they will be awarded Hunter experience and competence points for the moths at the normal rate.

Protean hunting carrion jadinkos[edit | edit source]

Players that have access to Anachronia can hunt carrion jadinkos with protean traps. This method requires level 88 hunter, but can be boosted with extreme hunter potions at level 78 hunter. This method is very AFK, but needs a lot of protean traps. This method is the best for using protean traps because players can get between 900,000 and 1,200,000 experience an hour. The player only needs to auto-deploy the traps every five minutes. The creature has two locations in Anachronia - north west end of the island, near the venomous dinosaurs, or alternatively near the dark animica mine on the south-eastern part of the island.

Hunter urns do not work with protean traps.

Private grenwall Hunter area[edit | edit source]

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A player hunting in the private Hunter area

Players who have at least level 77 Hunter and who have unlocked the ability to access grenwall hunting areas in Isafdar, through completing the Regicide quest, can also hunt grenwalls within a private grenwall Hunter area. At least one grenwall quota ticket is needed in order to enter the grenwall portal, which is located in the south-eastern part of the Gnome Stronghold, to access the private area. Grenwall quota tickets can be purchased as a reward from the Big Chinchompa minigame, for 10 competence points per ticket. One quota ticket is used up each time that the player successfully catches a grenwall. Players may earn a maximum of 150 grenwall quota tickets, if they obtain the maximum 1,500 competence points, each time that they participate in Big Chinchompa.

Grenwalls are caught using box traps baited with pawya meat. Completion of the medium Tirannwn achievements is highly beneficial when hunting using this method, as this allows players to trap grenwalls without using bait. Unlike regular grenwall hunting spots, the private grenwall hunting area does not contain pawyas so players must leave the area to bank to obtain more pawya meat if they do not have this ability unlocked. The closest location at which players can bank is found north-west of the grenwall portal, within the Stronghold. Upon successfully catching a grenwall players will always receive bones and 18-21 grenwall spikes, worth 1,228 each, and have a chance of receiving raw pawya meat and grimy herbs (up to grimy dwarf weed). Players may find it useful to bring a bonecrusher and herbicide to convert some of the items received from hunting grenwalls into Prayer and Herblore experience.

With the medium Tirannwn achievements completed, players can gain around 310,000 experience an hour hunting grenwalls in the private hunter area with level 99 Hunter. They will also consume around 282 grenwall tickets an hour and obtain approximately 5,450 grenwall spikes, worth 6,692,600, as well as any herbs and seeds that are not destroyed.

Supply runs[edit | edit source]

The start of a supply run

Supply runs are a safe activity that take place on Mazcab every 12 hours (at midnight and noon game time). The activity begins with goebie supplies spawning at the supply rock near to Querci in Kanatah and is available until 25 minutes past the hour. Players may take up to 10 goebie supplies per day from the supply rock. Upon taking goebie supplies players become flagged for safe PvP and can be attacked by other players, with death resulting in the loss of all goebie supplies that the players are carrying. After obtaining goebie supplies players must travel north-west through the Nemi Forest to Otot, where the supplies may be exchanged for experience with Quercy. The player will be given a choice between two skills in which to gain experience: Agility or Crafting, Farming or Herblore, and Hunter or Woodcutting. Different skills are offered on different worlds, so players may change worlds to find a world where the skill in which they wish to gain experience is offered.

Between 495, with level 1, and 48,515, with level 99, experience can be gained from exchanging 10 goebie supplies. Assuming the activity is completed in 5 minutes, experience is awarded at a rate equivalent to between 5,940, with level 1, and 582,180, with level 99, experience an hour.

Money-making using the Hunter skill[edit | edit source]

Hunter money making guides
Method Profit Skill Experience Members?
Hunting viridian skillchompas 427,000 46 Hunter
64 Agility recommended
60,000-100,000 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting Crystal skillchompas 2,547,000

97 Hunter (99 highly recommended)
99 Agility
71 Summoning recommended

300,000 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting cobalt skillchompas 284,000 27 Hunter
42 Agility recommended
30,000-60,000 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting ruby harvests 1,032,000 15 Hunter (30 recommended) 10,080 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting sabre-toothed kebbits 1,692,000 51 Hunter 28,000 Hunter
630 Prayer
3500 Woodcutting
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Hunting graahks 806,000 41 Hunter (60+ recommended) 52,000 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting crimson skillchompas 305,000 89 Hunter 168,348 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting green salamanders 1,759,000 29 Hunter (higher recommended) 39,520 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting azure skillchompas 316,000 68 Hunter
88,953 Hunter
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Hunting implings 1,338,000 83 Hunter (91 recommended)
20 Magic (50/79 recommended)
18,000 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting orange salamanders 1,776,000 47 Hunter (higher recommended) 89,600 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting kyatt 933,000 55 Hunter (70+ recommended) 35,000 Hunter
1,740 Prayer
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Hunting red salamanders 2,177,000 59 Hunter (higher recommended) 108,800 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting larupia 3,138,000 31 Hunter (50+ recommended) 31,000 Hunter
2,600 Prayer
P2P icon.png
Hunting polar kebbits 964,000 1 Hunter 3,150 Hunter
472 Prayer
F2P icon.png
Hunting Grenwalls 7,088,000

77 Hunter (80+ recommended)
71 Summoning (for best results)

217,800 Hunter
P2P icon.png
Hunting black salamanders 2,007,000

67+ Hunter (higher recommended)
13+ Summoning for Beast of Burden (higher recommended)
84 Magic recommended

115,800 Hunter P2P icon.png
High level private Grenwall hunting 6,632,000 80 Hunter (99 recommended)
71 Summoning (optional for best results)
363,000 Hunter P2P icon.png
Hunting grenwalls 2,428,000 77 Hunter (80+ recommended for 5 box traps)
69 Summoning (optional for fruit bat familiar)
80,000 Hunter
170 Summoning
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