Big Game Hunter

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The methods in this guide may involve considerable risk, including (but not limited to): loss of money/items, unstable prices, and/or slow GE resale.
Reason: Unchecked dinosaurs are traded at a much lower value than their Grand Exchange guide price would suggest.
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P2P icon.png
Low Level Big Game Hunter
RequirementsBig Game Hunter arena.png
Skills
  • 75 Hunter
  • 55 Slayer
  • 85 Agility recommended for traversing the island
Items
  • Dragon hatchet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon hatchetDragon hatchet or better
  • Enhanced yaktwee stick.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced yaktwee stickEnhanced yaktwee stick + Offhand (Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced ExcaliburAugmented enhanced Excalibur)
  • Grace of the elves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grace of the elvesGrace of the elves and Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves (for Seren spirits with tier 4 Luck)
  • Dwarven chainaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dwarven chainaxeDwarven chainaxe (optional for faster log gathering)
  • Decorated hunter urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Decorated hunter urnDecorated hunter urns (optional for increased xp)
  • Quest
    None
    Other
    Results
    ProfitROIExperience gained
    9,277,11818774%* 180,000 Hunter
  • 36000 Slayer
  • 40,800 Hunter (Additional XP from urns)
  • Inputs (49,415)Outputs (9,326,532)
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Raw shark.pngRaw shark[1]6.955,087
    Raw manta ray.pngRaw manta ray[2]6.9510,508
    Raw sailfish.pngRaw sailfish[3]6.9533,819
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Dragon mattock.pngDragon mattock0.195,223,648
    Arcane apoterrasaur (unchecked).pngArcane apoterrasaur (unchecked)0.1211,557
    Scimitops (unchecked).pngScimitops (unchecked)0.1250,496
    Bagrada rex (unchecked).pngBagrada rex (unchecked)0.1261,082
    Dinosaur bones.pngDinosaur bones77.4822,452
    Damaged dinosaur hide.pngDamaged dinosaur hide17.4287,075
    Dinosaur hide.pngDinosaur hide1.94496,297
    Dinosaur scale.pngDinosaur scale1,45127,574
    Raw arcane apoterrasaur meat.pngRaw arcane apoterrasaur meat9.6889,252
    Raw scimitops meat.pngRaw scimitops meat9.68953,713
    Raw bagrada rex meat.pngRaw bagrada rex meat9.68397,817
    Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby8.72,688
    Green dragonhide.pngGreen dragonhide43.538,802
    Blue dragonhide.pngBlue dragonhide25.141,641
    Red dragonhide.pngRed dragonhide24.6638,766
    Black dragonhide.pngBlack dragonhide22.1135,752
    Raw shark.pngRaw shark36.2826,557
    Large bladed adamant salvage.pngLarge bladed adamant salvage7.2562,386
    Grenwall spikes.pngGrenwall spikes48.3865,597
    Pineapple seed.pngPineapple seed4.111,636
    Maple seed.pngMaple seed3.397,668
    Arbuck seed.pngArbuck seed3.68150,324
    Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1.451,002
    Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1.4510,937
    Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1.451,985
    Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed0.977,919
    Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe0.97915.68
    Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit0.97380.24
    Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol0.9710,614

    This profit rate assumes sending 3 big game creatures into hiding within an hour. It also assumes both a fully upgraded hunter lodge and bait boxes. Without these, profit rates will decrease due to slower catch rates + banking.

    1. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters
    2. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters
    3. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters

    P2P icon.png
    Mid Level Big Game Hunter
    RequirementsBig Game Hunter arena.png
    Skills
    • 90 Hunter
    • 70 Slayer
    • 85 Agility recommended for traversing the island
    Items
  • Dragon Hatchet or better
  • Enhanced yaktwee stick + Offhand (Augmented enhanced Excalibur)
  • Grace of the elves and Luck of the Dwarves (for Seren spirits with tier 4 Luck)
  • Dwarven Chainaxe (optional for faster log gathering)
  • Decorated hunter urns (optional for increased xp)
  • Quest
    None
    Other
    Results
    ProfitROIExperience gained
    14,599,3331411%* 232,200 Hunter
  • 39,668 Slayer
  • 29,025 Hunter (Additional XP from urns)
  • Inputs (1,034,980)Outputs (15,634,313)
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Raw arcane apoterrasaur meat.pngRaw arcane apoterrasaur meat[1]6.9564,114
    Raw scimitops meat.pngRaw scimitops meat[2]6.95685,096
    Raw bagrada rex meat.pngRaw bagrada rex meat[3]6.95285,770
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Dragon mattock.pngDragon mattock0.195,223,648
    Asciatops (unchecked).pngAsciatops (unchecked)0.1168,704
    Corbicula rex (unchecked).pngCorbicula rex (unchecked)0.1258,564
    Spicati apoterrasaur (unchecked).pngSpicati apoterrasaur (unchecked)0.1145,059
    Dinosaur bones.pngDinosaur bones77.4822,452
    Damaged dinosaur hide.pngDamaged dinosaur hide17.4287,075
    Dinosaur hide.pngDinosaur hide1.94496,297
    Dinosaur scale.pngDinosaur scale2,41945,956
    Raw asciatops meat.pngRaw asciatops meat9.681,784,796
    Raw corbicula rex meat.pngRaw corbicula rex meat9.683,185,532
    Raw spicati apoterrasaur meat.pngRaw spicati apoterrasaur meat9.682,747,071
    Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond8.76,429
    Green dragonhide.pngGreen dragonhide52.2446,598
    Blue dragonhide.pngBlue dragonhide31.452,093
    Red dragonhide.pngRed dragonhide34.554,234
    Black dragonhide.pngBlack dragonhide23.2237,547
    Raw manta ray.pngRaw manta ray36.2854,855
    Large bladed adamant salvage.pngLarge bladed adamant salvage11.699,818
    Grenwall spikes.pngGrenwall spikes77.4104,954
    Papaya tree seed.pngPapaya tree seed4.111,200
    Yew seed.pngYew seed3.3913,913
    Arbuck seed.pngArbuck seed3.68150,324
    Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm2.031,403
    Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme2.0315,312
    Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine2.032,779
    Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1.3611,062
    Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1.361,279
    Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1.36531.16
    Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol1.3614,826

    This profit rate assumes sending 3 big game creatures into hiding within an hour. It also assumes both a fully upgraded hunter lodge and bait boxes. Without these, profit rates will decrease due to slower catch rates + banking.

    1. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters
    2. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters
    3. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters

    P2P icon.png
    High Level Big Game Hunter
    RequirementsBig Game Hunter arena.png
    Skills
    • 96 Hunter
    • 76 Slayer
    • 85 Agility recommended for traversing the island
    Items
  • Dragon Hatchet or better
  • Enhanced yaktwee stick + Offhand (Augmented enhanced Excalibur)
  • Grace of the elves and Luck of the Dwarves (for Seren spirits with tier 4 Luck)
  • Dwarven Chainaxe (optional for faster log gathering)
  • Decorated hunter urns (optional for increased xp)
  • Quest
    None
    Other
    Results
    ProfitROIExperience gained
    7,016,519126.57%* 400,000 Hunter
  • 72,200 Slayer
  • 79,800 Hunter (Additional XP from urns)
  • Inputs (5,543,765)Outputs (12,560,284)
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Raw corbicula rex meat.pngRaw corbicula rex meat[1]6.952,288,315
    Raw asciatops meat.pngRaw asciatops meat[2]6.951,282,101
    Raw spicati apoterrasaur meat.pngRaw spicati apoterrasaur meat[3]6.951,973,348
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Dragon mattock.pngDragon mattock0.195,223,648
    Terrasaur maul.pngTerrasaur maul0.00741,915,032
    Oculi apoterrasaur (unchecked).pngOculi apoterrasaur (unchecked)0.1125,810
    Malletops (unchecked).pngMalletops (unchecked)0.1160,876
    Pavosaurus rex (unchecked).pngPavosaurus rex (unchecked)0.1372,972
    Dinosaur bones.pngDinosaur bones77.4822,452
    Damaged dinosaur hide.pngDamaged dinosaur hide17.4287,075
    Dinosaur hide.pngDinosaur hide1.94496,297
    Dinosaur scale.pngDinosaur scale1,38626,339
    Raw malletops meat.pngRaw malletops meat9.68826,787
    Raw oculi apoterrasaur meat.pngRaw oculi apoterrasaur meat9.68807,369
    Raw pavosaurus rex meat.pngRaw pavosaurus rex meat9.68704,011
    Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone8.745,327
    Green dragonhide.pngGreen dragonhide60.9554,367
    Blue dragonhide.pngBlue dragonhide37.762,544
    Red dragonhide.pngRed dragonhide41.164,609
    Black dragonhide.pngBlack dragonhide30.9650,062
    Raw rocktail.pngRaw rocktail36.2874,628
    Large bladed adamant salvage.pngLarge bladed adamant salvage14.5124,773
    Grenwall spikes.pngGrenwall spikes96.75131,193
    Palm tree seed.pngPalm tree seed4.1113,929
    Magic seed.pngMagic seed3.39152,455
    Arbuck seed.pngArbuck seed3.68150,324
    Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm2.92,004
    Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme2.921,875
    Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine2.93,970
    Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1.9415,797
    Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1.941,827
    Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1.94758.52
    Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol1.9421,173

    This profit rate assumes sending 3 big game creatures into hiding within an hour. It also assumes both a fully upgraded hunter lodge and bait boxes. Without these, profit rates will decrease due to slower catch rates + banking.

    1. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters
    2. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters
    3. ^ Minimum needed is 5, best to have 10 or more in case of multi-encounters

    Due to variance in monster spawns, (1/16 chance for double encounters and 1/160 for triple), as well as anywhere from 5-7 instances occurring before sending a creature into hiding, this method may vary. Experienced players will likely be able to clear 3 monsters within slightly less than an hour.

    When starting an instance, withdraw 6 of the necessary bait. Inventory should always be prioritised to handle a double encounter (8 logs, 6 vines), as these encounters increase gp/hr rates, but will prove much more difficult without anticipation. Likewise, it is highly recommended that in the beginning of an instance, you first make 18 spears. Then, if the hunter lodge is:

    • Fully upgraded: randomly pick one of the available frog types and make 3 poison spears of the same colour and proceed to gather logs and vines to make the traps. This will provide a 50/50 chance of killing the creature on the first try. If the wrong colour was chosen, fix the traps that broke, and tip a few more spears--enough to deplete the creature's hp to zero.
    • Not fully upgraded: randomly choose two of the three colours, making two spears of one and one spear of the other coloured poison. These spears can deal either 7,500, 15,000 or 30,000 damage each. From the information gathered, finish the creature with any remaining required spears. This method guarantees no more than two spears will be required.

    Skin the creature, deposit your loot in the bank box, and start again. Now that you know the 'correct' colour, on the second instance, prioritise tipping the rest of your spears before gathering more logs/vines, as the frogs take a few minutes to regain their colour.

    For most Big Game Hunter creatures, bladed dive is exceptionally useful in going from trap to trap, and surge is great for evading a monster's colour-zone. One may find it useful to put bladed dive, surge, freedom, and anticipation keybound on an action bar, as they will all likely be needed for best results - especially in a triple encounter.