Falconry is a Hunter technique requiring 43 Hunter. The falconry technique is used to catch several kebbits. With the required Hunter level and a gyr falcon, clicking on a kebbit will send the falcon towards the kebbit. When the falcon catches the kebbit, the hunter needs to retrieve both the falcon and the drops. A yellow arrow marks the location of the falcon with its catch. If the falcon is not retrieved within a short time, the player will get the message, "Your falcon has left its prey. You see it heading back toward the falconer." As long as the player is inside the falconry area, they may talk with the Matthias to get their falcon back without cost; however, no experience is given for the lost prey.
For a fee of 500 coins, hunters can rent a gyr falcon and a falconer's glove from the falcon expert Matthias at the Piscatoris falconry area. Both hands must be free for falconry, which means no items may be carried in the weapon, shield and gloves slot.
The kebbits have a relatively fast respawn, which gives impressive training speed. However, competition from other falcon hunters can substantially reduce speed and adversely impact training. Although the success rate is supposedly not affected by proximity, running up to the target before catching it may improve success rate. This is because success is strongly affected by whether or not the target is moving. Falcons travel at a definitive speed, so if it is further away then it is harder to predict when the target will be moving or not. Another reason is that if it fails, it takes much less time to return to the hunter which can seriously affect training time. Of course, the success rate is also based on the player's Hunter level.
Creatures[edit | edit source]
The following Hunter creatures may be caught using the falconry technique.
|43||Spotted kebbit||104||Piscatoris falconry area|
|57||Dark kebbit||132||Piscatoris falconry area|
|69||Dashing kebbit||156||Piscatoris falconry area|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|7 May 2015
|Some falconry related messages are now caught by the spam filter.|