Box trap

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A box trap is a type of trap used in the Hunter skill. The box trapping technique is used to catch ferrets and chinchompas. With the required Hunter level and partial completion of the Eagles' Peak quest, the player may set up a box trap. When a chinchompa or ferret passes the trap, it may be caught, but only when the player is not standing on the trap.

If the prey is successfully caught, the box trap will close in around the animal, and the player will have the option to "check" the trap. If not successful, the trap will also close, and the player will have to reset it.

Adding bait to a trap will increase the catch rate by +3%, while smoking a trap will increase the catch rate by +2%.[1] Due to the low increase of the catch rate, most players believe that smoking or adding bait to traps doesn't justify the extra actions it takes.

Box traps may be bought from Aleck's Hunter Emporium. in Yanille or the Nardah Hunter Shop in Nardah. One can also be obtained for free by searching the crate adjacent to the bookcases in the northernmost house at Land's End. They can also be obtained from hunter kit.

Like other laid traps, box traps cannot be placed while in duels at the Duel Arena, at the Blast Furnace, Dwarven Mine and Mining Guild, Wintertodt (including the waiting area) and Ungael's crater, Tempoross Cove, Hallowed Sepulchre and The Nightmare fight, on fairy rings and inside most indoor areas, Farming Guild, Lizardman Temple, player-owned houses, inside banks and next to various bank chests (but next to the Bank Chest-wreck and the bank chest at Trouble Brewing is possible), Hespori's cave and Zulrah's shrine, Catacombs of Kourend, in underwater areas, in Theatre of Blood, near Shura and Sisterhood Sanctuary lobby nor in the Soul Wars Lobby (however, box traps may be smuggled in to the Soul Wars Arena with the Hunter Kit spell).

Creatures[edit | edit source]

The following Hunter creatures may be caught using the box trapping technique.

Hunter Creature Exp. Location
27 Ferret (Hunter).png Ferret 115 Piscatoris Hunter area
53 Chinchompa (Hunter).png Chinchompa 198.25 Piscatoris Hunter area and Kourend Woodland
63 Carnivorous chinchompa.png Carnivorous chinchompa 265 Feldip Hunter area, red chinchompa hunting ground and Gwenith Hunter area
73 Black chinchompa (Hunter).png Black chinchompa 315 Wilderness

Multiple traps[edit | edit source]

Box trapping can be done with multiple traps at once, with the maximum amount of traps depending on the player's Hunter level.

An extra trap may be set while hunting black chinchompas in the wilderness.

Hunter Traps
1 1
20 2
40 3
60 4
80 5

Item sources[edit | edit source]

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Isle of Souls - near spinning wheelMember icon.png1Maplink

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Aleck's Hunter Emporium.Yanille256sCoins 25.png 38Coins 5.png 22Member icon.png
Nardah Hunter Shop.Nardah256sCoins 25.png 38Coins 5.png 22Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 October 2018

Box traps may no longer be placed at Blast Furnace.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If the player attempts to lay a box trap at Ungael's crater, the chatbox will state "It's far too cold for you to setup a trap here." even though other cold areas such as the Ice Path do allow players to set up traps.
  • Box traps may be laid to temporarily prevent rockfalls from blocking a path at Motherlode Mine, until the box trap collapses and for a short period thenafter. The falling rocks will still damage the player.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 2 November 2016. (Archived from the original on 15 August 2019.) Mod Ash: "+2% for the smoke, +3% for the bait."