1-99 Hunter Guide for OSRS
The Hunter Skill is one of the more complicated non-combat skills in OSRS, though it offers some wonderfully fun adventures and objectives. Because this is the newest skill to the OSRS world, and there are so many different critters to hunt and so many spots around the game, the best methods to level to 99 and get your skillcape are not clear to many players. Luckily for you, PlayerAuctions is back with our 1-99 Hunter Guide to help you out. Follow these instructions and you should have no problem hitting 99 if you’re patient.
What you’ll need:
- Strongly recommended: Fair Ring Transport (Gained by beginning Fairy Tale II quest)
- A small fishing net
- Bird Snare
- Box trap
- Butterfly net & Butterfly jars
Levels 1 to 9
For these early levels, you need to look no further than the Varrock Museum and the Natural History Quiz dolled out by the Natural historians. Speak with Orlando Smith to get started, and must answer three questions about each display correctly in order to succeed. This method is not only fun but easy if you have some common knowledge (or Google). This will also lend you some Slayer experience, which is a nice perk. When you’ve completed all the questions, talk with Orlando once again.
Levels 9 to 15
If you have access to the Fairy Ring transport system (you are really going to want it to train this skill!) use the code “akq” to head to the Piscatoris Hunter Area. You’ll be catching Copper longtails here until level 15 – and it’s pretty slow-going to get started, but hang in there because it’s only 6 levels.
Levels 15 to (33 or) 37
Head back to a bank and swap your bird snare for butterfly nets and jars, then head back to Piscatoris. This time, you’re looking for a Ruby harvest butterfly spawn point. Stand next to it and capture butterflies, there’s nothing else to it. This is a bit tedious, and if you’d like a change of scenery you could leave at 33 to start catching Barb-tailed kebbits. I recommend against it, as you’ll just be heading back to Piscatoris in a few levels anyway, but it does break up the stagnation so suit yourselves.
Level 37 to 59+
This is personally my favorite part of Hunter training – kebbits! You’ll be in the Piscatoris area for the next 20 or so levels, so be sure to bring a knife, 1000 or more GP, and a chisel if you’ll be fletching kebbit bolts (optional, but valuable and easy.) You may also want to bring along a bird snare or butterfly net and jars, as kebbits can take some time and you can catch butterflies or copper longtails in the meantime. Lastly, don’t forget to leave any handheld equipment behind!
Begin with Prickly kebbits and deadfall traps, there’s nothing special about it. At level 43 you’ll be able to start catching Spotted kebbits with falcons, but be sure not to leave the Falconry or you’ll have to pay your 500 gp again. At 57, you’ll be able to add Dark kebbits to your list of prey, which will give you a small exp boost per hour. This method can actually be much faster than catching salamanders of any type, depending on the world you’re on. I personally enjoy it more anyway and usually find some players to chat with, so it’s more enjoyable than other methods. If you’d like, you can stick with it until you reach level 80 like I did.
Level 59 to 80 (Optionally)
Red salamanders are a decent option until level 67 but not my favorite for a few reasons. One, Ourania Cave is difficult to reach without teleports. It’s usually crowded with the number of salamanders available, and you aren’t making much more experience (in fact, sometimes less) than you would be with other methods. Additionally, you cannot make any gold catching salamanders and it involves a lot of running. Be that as it may, some players enjoy this method and I’d be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t tell you about it at the very least:
Bring ropes and nets to Ourania Cave, which you can reach at least with a teleport to the Khazard Battlefield if you don’t have a better option. Placing traps 3 or 4 at a time, depending on your skill level and attention. This method can yield anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 experience, and with a graceful outfit, you’ll have a far better time doing this. I’ve only done it a few times, mostly to see what all the fuss is about, and I had trouble taking care of 3 traps at a time in this area. I leave this method to better men (or women) than I.
Black Salamanders are far better experience and far less work. They are located in the wilderness, North of the Chaos Temple. Binging a torch can slightly increase your exp per hour, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble with Player Killers. If you are getting attacked, switch worlds a few times. Since you aren’t carrying anything valuable (right?) you shouldn’t have any major issues in these areas.
Levels 80 to 99
Red Chinchompas are the way to go if you’re looking to make some great profit and not have too much trouble doing it. As most players are aware, Chinchompas are one of the greatest allures of the Hunter skill for their extreme value to Ranged trainers and high market value. To really get the most out of this method, you will want to complete the Hard Western Provinces Diary tasks to get access to the Red chinchompa hunting grounds. With a little world hopping, you should be able to find sparcely if not unpopulated worlds and make the most of your time. Even so, it will be slow going, as all high-level skill training is, but you’ll begin to see high-profit margins right away and hopefully, that will spur you onward! If you stick with it, that skill cape will be yours before you know it!
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