Chompy bird hunting
Players with enough kills may claim decorative chompy bird hats from Rantz in the east of Feldip Hills, as long as they have an ogre bow or comp ogre bow in the inventory. Players may see hats they can unlock by asking him for his "hatsies". These hats provide no bonuses and are purely cosmetic.
To see their kill count, players may right-click check kills on an ogre bow or comp ogre bow. This counts all kills made by the player, not just the bow currently checked.
This activity is a requirement for each tier of the Western Provinces Diary. Players will need 30, 125, 300 and 1000 kills respectively for the easy, medium, hard and elite difficulties of the diary. After full completion of the elite diary, each chompy bird (not jubbly) will have a 1/500 chance of yielding the Chompy chick pet when killed or plucked.
After the player kills their 4,000th chompy bird, they will gain an additional one-time 30,000 Ranged experience. When this occurs, a message in the chatbox will state You've been awarded ranged experience for your relentless pursuit of chompies!
Equipment[edit | edit source]
In order to hunt chompy birds, players need the following:
An ogre bow can be obtained from Rantz, while a comp ogre bow can be fletched at level 30 after completion of Zogre Flesh Eaters or obtained from the Grand Exchange. Arrows can either be purchased from the Grand Exchange (recommended) or fletched. Ogre bellows are obtained by "unlocking" a chest (a key is not required) in the cave just north of Rantz and the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest start icon on the map.
Only one ogre bellows is needed to hunt chompy birds, but using at least 2 or up to 24 is recommended as this will increase the rate at which you catch chompies. The remaining inventory space can be used for 3 toads, which is the maximum amount of toads you can carry. Bring less than 24 bellows if planning to bank the raw chompies, worth 1,745 coins each, or to make wild pies, worth 513 coins each.
Gear[edit | edit source]
- The highest level d'hide armour (or better) that you can wear; chompy birds have low Ranged defence, so high-level players won't need more than one piece of armour to save on weight
- Comp ogre bow (highly recommended due to higher attack speed than ogre bow)
- Best brutal arrows you can afford (if unable to afford mithril, use standard ogre arrows)
- One of Ava's devices
- Weight-reducing items such as the graceful outfit if not wearing full d'hide
Stamina potions are optional if players struggle with run energy. Ranging potions are also recommended for faster kills. Carrying a bonecrusher or bonecrusher necklace will grant Prayer XP when plucking a chompy. The Void Knight equipment damage bonus has no effect on comp ogre bows, so maximizing Ranged accuracy is preferred.
Locations[edit | edit source]
There are several hunting locations to choose from:
- 2 ponds south-west of Castle Wars (fairy ring code BKP)
- 3 ponds in the Feldip Hills west of Rantz (fairy ring code AKS)
The ponds south-west of Castle Wars are ideal because there are no aggressive monsters nearby and there is minimal scenery, allowing for easier movement while hunting.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
It's highly recommended to complete each successive tier of the Western Provinces Diary as you achieve the kill-count for it, as each tier provides a significantly higher rate of chompy spawning. After completing the Western Provinces Diary, and using an optimized setup, you can expect 200-350 kills per hour.
After reaching a hunting area, inflate all bellows in your inventory.
Then inflate and drop swamp toads. You can hold a maximum of 3 bloated toads, but each dropped toad has a chance to spawn chompies, so inflating and dropping toads one at a time is the optimal method by a slight margin.
After a toad spawns a chompy (or 2 with diary completion), it will not spawn any more. A chompy must be killed within 60 seconds or it will despawn.
You can choose to pluck a chompy's carcass, but this isn't required in order to increase kill-count. Raw chompies weigh 10 kg each, so they will add considerable weight to the player. Some players choose to bring unfinished wild pies and add the chompies to them, reducing the chompies' weight to almost nothing.
Chompy hats[edit | edit source]
Though they cannot be stored in a player-owned house, chompy hats can be dropped and re-obtained later from Rantz. Each time you claim hats from him, Rantz will give you every single hat that you've earned, as long as the hat is not in your inventory or bank.
|1,700||Ogre dragon archer|
|3,000||Expert ogre dragon archer|
|4,000||Expert dragon archer|
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