Chompy bird

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AliveDead
Chompy bird
Chompy bird.png
Released18 May 2004 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level6
Size1x1
ExamineA large boisterous bird, a delicacy for ogres.
Combat info
Max hit0
AggressiveNo
PoisonousNo
Attack styleNone
Attack speedDoes not attack
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP10 xp
CategoryBirds
Assigned byTurael chathead.png Spria chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
1055300
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0+0+0+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Immunities
PoisonImmune
VenomImmune
Advanced data
Monster ID1475
Chompy bird
Chompy bird (downed).png
Released18 May 2004 (Update)
MembersYes
RaceBird
LocationFeldip Hills
QuestBig Chompy Bird Hunting
OptionsPluck
ExamineA once boisterous bird, closer to being an ogre delicacy.
Advanced data
NPC ID1476
An escaping Chompy Bird

Chompy birds are part of the Chompy bird hunting activity. They can only be killed after completing the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest. Killing them requires a comp ogre bow or ogre bow with brutal arrows or ogre arrows. They cannot be killed with melee or Magic. Bloated toads must be used as bait to lure them to the area. Bloated toads are made by using ogre bellows filled with swamp gas on nearby toads at the swamp. Chompy birds spawn in a 10 tile radius around the bloated toad (21x21 square). A Chompy bird will leave if it is not killed after one minute.

Killing a Chompy Bird yields the message: "You scratch a notch on your bow for the chompy bird kill." Each kill yields a chompy bird corpse which can be plucked for feathers, a raw chompy, and bones. The bonecrusher's effect works on the bones when plucking the dead chompy. After 30 kills, players can claim their first chompy bird hat.

The bird Slayer task assigned by Turael and Spria can be completed with chompy birds; while they are much slower kills than chickens, it can be sped up with gear listed on chompy bird hunting. Players do these on task for progress towards completing the Western Provinces Diary.

Completing tiers of the Western Provinces Diary will grant benefits when killing chompy birds:

  • Completing the easy tasks will grant a 25% chance of two chompy birds appearing.
  • Completing the medium tasks will grant a 50% chance of two chompy birds appearing.
  • Completing the elite tasks will grant a 100% chance of two chompy birds appearing.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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Although chompy birds are not particularly hard to kill, especially considering the fact they do not fight back when attacked, it is generally useful to optimise the kills per hour when trying to obtain a higher kill count, either for the Western Diary, the Chompy chick pet, or for the minigame's direct rewards, being the Chompy bird hats and the Ranged experience reward.

The best equipment for hunting chompy birds is the equipment that gives the highest offensive ranged stats. While the Void Knight equipment's accuracy bonus does apply, its damage bonus does not get applied when using ogre bows,[1][2] so using normal ranged armour such as black dragonhide armour, Armadyl armour, or Masori armour is recommended. The most significant impact on kill speed will be the arrows that are used. Only ogre arrows and brutal arrows can be used, meaning that the fastest kills will be achieved when using rune brutal arrows. However, to save some money, using adamant brutal or mithril brutal may be viable alternatives.

The fastest way to kill chompies is to use one of the areas just south of Castle Wars near the swamp bubbles to lay down toads. Fill your inventory with around 25 ogre bellows (less if plucking the chompies) and leaving three slots empty, and fill all of the bellows using the swamp bubbles. After filling the first bellows, the rest of the bellows in your inventory will be filled one by one, every few ticks. This can be sped up by manually using the empty bellows on the bubbles. After filling up all of the bellows, inflate up to three Swamp Toads and lay them anywhere on the floor. Immediately continue inflating more toads and dropping them down, until chompies start flying down from the sky. Simply kill the chompies, and continue inflating and dropping toads on the floor.

Players who have completed the Elite Western Diary trying to obtain a Chompy chick pet should also pluck the chompies after killing them, since this will give them another chance at obtaining the pet. Players who are not specifically trying to get this pet as soon as possible are advised to leave the dead chompies, as plucking them generally is not worth the time. When plucking chompies, it is recommended to have one inventory slot free for the feathers that are automatically obtained when plucking, and optionally use one slot for the Bonecrusher for a small amount of passive Prayer experience.

With high Ranged, Ranged strength and Ranged-boosting Prayers are the best improvements to kill speed. Above 60 Ranged accuracy, more does not increase kill times because of chompy's low Defence. Lower Ranged levels require checking a damage calculator to determine what accuracy is needed so that kills are optimal. Use either Rigour or Eagle Eye, rune brutals, a necklace of anguish, and Ava's assembler for maximum Ranged strength.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Feldip Hills Kandarin, south and south-west of Castle Wars
Fairy ring code aks Fairy ring code bkp

Drops[edit | edit source]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Chompy bird drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always730
Raw chompy.png: Chompy bird drops Raw chompy with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw chompy1Always1,28351

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Chompy chick.png: Chompy bird drops Chompy chick with rarity 1/500 in quantity 1Chompy chick11/500[d 1]Not soldN/A
  1. ^ Only players who have completed the elite Western Provinces Diary are eligible to receive this pet.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 March 2015
(update | poll)
5 July –
19 September 2005

The NPC now always appears above players standing in the same tile.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The chompy bird's appearance is similar to the extinct Dodo.
  • Killing 4,000 chompy birds yields 160,000 Ranged experience and 40,000 Hitpoints experience. The 4,000th kill also grants an additional 30,000 Ranged experience for a total of 190,000 Ranged experience.
  • Attempting to drop a bloated toad at the quest location after Big Chompy Bird Hunting is complete yields the message: "Rantz doesn't like it when you chompy hunt on his turf. But you can hunt for chompys in the rest of the ogre area."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 5 September 2019. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "The accuracy benefits do stack. I've previously confirmed that they didn't stack with a lot of such effects, but the accuracy calculation appears to have changed in July."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 January 2022. (Archived from the original on 14 January 2022.) Mod Ash: "Correct, it does not. Only the accuracy was changed in the update to which I referred."