Magic box

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A magic box is a type of trap used in the Hunter skill. The magic box trapping technique is used to catch imps. With the required Hunter level, the player may set up a magic box. When an imp passes the trap, it may be caught, but only when the player is not standing on the trap.

If the prey is successfully caught, the magic box will enclose the imp inside the box. Doing this creates an Imp-in-a-box, which can be used to bank 2 items or stacks of items.

Adding bait (any bead) to a trap will increase the catch rate by +3%, while smoking a trap will increase the catch rate by +2%.[1] Due to the low increase of the catch rate, most players believe that smoking or adding bait to traps doesn't justify the extra actions it takes.

Magic boxes, as well as magic imp box packs containing 100 magic boxes, may be bought from Aleck Aleck's Hunter Emporium. in Yanille or the Nardah Hunter Shop in Nardah.

Having a magic box in your inventory prevents you from entering the Puro-Puro mini-game.

Imp-in-a-boxes can also be used to store items while in the wilderness or pvp areas, provided you are not in combat and below level 30 wilderness.

Creatures[edit | edit source]

The following Hunter creature may be caught using the box trapping technique.

Hunter Creature Exp Location
71 Imp.png Imp 450 Gielinor, no fixed location.

Multiple traps[edit | edit source]

Magic box trapping can be done with multiple traps at once, with the maximum amount of traps depending on the player's Hunter level.

Hunter Traps
1 1
20 2
40 3
60 4
80 5

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Aleck's Hunter Emporium.Yanille3030sCoins 250.png 720Coins 250.png 420Member icon.png
Nardah Hunter Shop.Nardah3030sCoins 250.png 720Coins 250.png 420Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 June 2019

Players may now bank items with imp boxes in PvP areas provided they are not in combat.

6 June 2019

Imp boxes no longer work in PvP areas.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 2 November 2016. (Archived from the original on 15 August 2019.) Mod Ash: "+2% for the smoke, +3% for the bait."