Hunter is a relatively fast and potentially lucrative skill to train in oldschool runescape. This guide will look at the most efficient ways to level the skill to 99.
Visit Orlando Smith located in the basement of the Varrock Museum and complete the Natural History Quiz. This is very quick and easy to complete, granting the player 1,000 experience.
Feldip Weasels provide the fastest experience from levels 7 to 15.
To catch a Feldip weasels you will require a noose wand, and a ring of pursuit is recommended to increase exp per hour. The Feldip Weasels are located in the Feldip Hunter area to the south of the city of Yanille.
The fastest way to travel is using the fairy ring code; A-K-S and running south-west. You can find two burrows to search near the centre of the area.
From levels 15 to 29 the fastest hunter experience rates are gained catching ruby harvests and copper longtails.
Bring two bird snares, some butterfly jars, a butterfly net and a stamina potion. Set-up your bird snares to catch the Copper Longtails, while you wait for them to be caught you can begin to catch the Ruby Harvests with your net and jars. Experience rates are around 17,500 per hour using this method.
To reach the location use a Piscatoris teleport or run south of the fairy ring code; A-K-Q.
Catching Swamp Lizards offers the best experience rates between levels 29 and 43. With around 25k exp per hour between levels 29-37, with rates incresing to around 45,000 per hour when using three traps. It is therefore recommended that players bring hunter potions to boost the hunter level for three traps at level 37.
Swamp lizards are located in the canifis hunter area, use fairy ring A-L-Q and travel south-west. Bring stamina pots and weight-reducing equipment to ensure you always have run energy. To catch the Lizards you will need a rope and small fishing net for each individual trap.
Catching Spotted Kebbits is the fastest experience from 43 to 57, followed by Dark Kebbits from levels 57-60. Expect experience rates of 60,000 exp per hour at level 43, increasing to around 75,000 at level 57.
To catch them you will need to use the falconry technique. The falconry area can be found on Piscatoris, paying a fee of 500 coins to rent a Gyr Falcon. Clicking on the relevant Kebbit will send the falcon to make an attempt at catching it.
From hunter levels of 60 to 67 in osrs, catching red salamanders will offer the fastest experience rates. Players can expect to pull averages of around 80-100k exp per hour with this method.
Rope and Fishing net will once again be required to catch the Salamanders. It is recommended to bring additional (5 rope and 5 net) this allows you to instantly reset the trap before picking up the collapsed one.
They can be hunted near the Ourania Altar. To reach the location you can either use the Ourania teleport, or visit the Khazard Battlefield spirit tree and run west.
The fastest experience from levels 67 to 73 is Black Salamanders. With average experience rates at around 120,000 per hour.
Black Salamanders can only be found in the Wilderness, at the Boneyard Hunter area. To get here use the burning amulet to teleport to the Chaos Temple then begin running north-east.
Hunting in the wilderness allows you to use 1 additional trap (5 traps at level 60). So be sure to bring a minimum of 5 ropes and small fishing nets.
Catching black Chinchompas provides the fastest hunter exp per hour in the game from levels 73 onwards. Exp rates of around 145k per hour at 73, rising to 185k at level 80 and 220k at level 99 (without tick manipulation). With use of tick manipulation rates can hit as high as 285k per hour at 99.
Black Chinchompas can also be extremely profitable. From level 73 you will need to collect 38,228 black chins to reach level 99. Resulting in profits of well over 100m.
To lay box traps when hunting for Chinchompas you are required to have completed the quest Eagle’s Peak in full. The location for hunting Black Chinchompas is at a hunting area in level 32-36 Wilderness. To get there you can use a Wilderness Obelisk to level 35, or use a Revenant cave teleport and run south. A final alternative involves using the Waka Canoe from the north-east corner of Edgeville just north of the fairy ring, this will require level 57 in the woodcutting skill.
To prevent players from attacking and killing you for your black chins you will want to make yourself as tanky as possible to absorb potential damage. Below is a list of items in each slot from most to least effective.
Magic Defence is a main priority to prevent players landing a freeze on you. Closely followed by maintaining high levels of range/melee defence as you can see with the recommended gear.
The staff of the dead has a special attach that will half all of your opponents melee damage, lasting for one minute. So make sure to use the special attack if you are attacked.
Since the hunter area is very close to the 30s teleport line it should be very easy to escape. However, if your opponent does manage to land a teleblock, you should run west to the bandit camp mine. Try to gain aggro from one of the hobgoblins and wait for the teleblock to wear off. You can also brew your stats to 0 with brews once you have gained aggro.
Making effective use of the prayer skill for its overhead protection prayers will also maximise your ability to survive. Correctly praying protect from magic on a teleblock will halve the duration of the block if it successfully lands. In addition to correct protection prayers greatly reducing the damage taken.