Ironman Guide/Hunter

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Hunter is a skill that is commonly trained passively through bird house trapping. It is trained mostly as normal, however, an emphasis is placed on gathering ingredients for Herblore and Ranged.

At higher levels, ironmen will hunt chinchompas and salamanders to aid in ranged training.

Early training: Quests[edit | edit source]

Early levels can be skipped by completing quests. Notably, the natural history quiz has no requirements, is very short, and rewards 1,000xp, enough for level 9. Completing the quiz will allow players to begin birdhouse trapping without any other training.

Eagle's Peak is required to unlock box traps, the only way to hunt chinchompas.

Passive training: Birdhouse trapping[edit | edit source]

Bird house trapping on Fossil Island is the best method for passively gaining Hunter experience at any levels, as it also yields the player bird nests for Herblore experience, and some tree seeds for Farming training. This method becomes available after the completion of Bone Voyage

Consider farming giant seaweed whenever you go to Fossil Island for Crafting experience and/or hespori seeds.

It is always worth building the highest level bird house possible, as the experience and bird nest yield scales with bird house tier.

Active methods[edit | edit source]

Levels 63/73+: Salamanders and chinchompas[edit | edit source]

Hardcore ironman chat badge.png Hardcore Ironmen cannot realistically hunt black salamanders or black chinchompas in the Wilderness. It is recommended that Hardcore Ironmen get at least level 80 from bird houses before they start catching red chinchompas.

Hunt black or red chinchompas for Ranged training. Once a high Ranged level has been achieved, chinchompas can also be used for killing Callisto for a dragon pickaxe, or killing Kree'Arra for Armadyl armour pieces.

Level 80+: Herbiboar[edit | edit source]

Tracking herbiboars is a decent alternative to hunting chinchompas, as it gives the player herbs and is well-suited for alching or making broad arrows for Fletching training. Players will need to have stamina potions and a herb sack for this, and having a high Herblore level (85+) is recommended for higher-quality herbs.