Chinchompa (weapon)

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For other uses, see Chinchompa (disambiguation).

Chinchompas are a type of members Ranged throwing weapon. They must either be bought from other players or caught in a box trap using the Hunter skill.

They are thrown and explode on impact, hitting any targets in a 3x3 area, similar to burst and barrage spells. Unlike other throwing weapons, they cannot be retrieved, even when doing no damage.

Chinchompas make use of unique mechanics, where their accuracy depends on how many squares they travel until they reach the target and the combat style being used by the player. The initial target also serves as the accuracy roll for surrounding targets - if the initial hit is a successful hit, then all surrounding targets will be hit. As such, it can be useful to target an opponent with lower Defence in order to damage a nearby higher Defence opponent; this is commonly used against Kree'arra.

Below lists all the accuracy rates of possible combinations.[1][2][3]

Style 0-3 Squares 4-6 Squares 7+ Squares
Short fuse 100% 75% 50%
Medium fuse 75% 100% 75%
Long fuse 50% 75% 100%

Note: 100% accuracy does not mean a successful hit — it takes into consideration the player's Ranged attack bonus. For example, if the player had +100 Ranged attack, and used the short fuse style on an opponent one square away, it would roll the full +100 Ranged attack against the opponent's Defence. However, if the player used long fuse with the same distance and Ranged attack bonus, then their Ranged attack effectively becomes +50 instead.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat Options Combat Style Type Experience
CombatStyles grenade.png Short fuse Accurate Ranged and Hitpoints
Medium fuse Rapid Ranged and Hitpoints
Long fuse Longrange Ranged, Hitpoints and Defence

Chinchompas[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Chinchompa.png Chinchompa 0 0 0 0 +45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0
Red chinchompa.png Red chinchompa 0 0 0 0 +70 0 0 0 0 0 0 +15 0% 0
Black chinchompa.png Black chinchompa 0 0 0 0 +80 0 0 0 0 0 0 +30 0% 0

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 August 2016. Mod Ash: "If you chose the short fuse, 0-3 gives you full accuracy, 4-6 gives reduced, 7+ gives bad, etc."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 May 2018. Mod Ash: "Medium fuses 0-3 tiles and 7+ tiles are 75%, not 50%. It's applied to the accuracy/defence roll when the attack is cast, like armour bonuses are."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 18 May 2017. Mod Ash: "No, they work with the same mechanics but not with the same numbers. It's like you guessed."