Runescape hunting can be a great way to get the 99 Hunter skillcape and make Runescape money. This Runescape hunter guide will explain everything there is to know in order to get your first couple of hunting levels up. Then, this Runescape hunting guide will continue with the best way to get to 99 hunter and make Runescape money hunting.
So, let’s get started with this 99 Hunter Guide by going through how to train the first couple levels of the Runescape hunter skill.
Level 1-29 Hunter
In order to begin training to 99 Hunter, you need to work your way up through the first couple of levels by catching birds on bird snares. The first bird you can catch at level 1 is the Crimson Swift, which will give you 34 experience per catch and are located on the shore of the Feldip Hunter area, located in the Feldip Hills directly south of Yanille.
Once you reach level 5, you can move to the Uzer Hunter area to catch Golden Warbler, which is located east of the entrance where you first enter the Alkarid Desert. Go through the desert entrance, walk east, cross the bridge, and keep going east until you run into the Golden Warblers. These will give you around 48 experience each.
At level 9, you can head to the Piscatoris Hunter area, which is located northwest of the Tree Gnome Stronghold and north of Eagles’ Peak, where you can catch Copper Longtail and receive 61 hunter exp each. Catch Copper Longtails until you reach level 19, where you can then head back to the Feldip Hunter area and catch Tropical Wagtail birds for 95 experience each, until you reach level 29 Hunter.
Level 29-53 Hunter
As soon as you reach level 29 hunter, you now can switch away from catching birds with bird snares and move to a new strategy of this Runescape hunter guide, where you should now get ready to catch lizards and salamanders with net traps. A net trap consists of a rope and a small fishing net, which will then be placed onto trees, in order to catch lizards and salamanders running around.
At level 29, you are able to catch Swamp Lizards, which will give you 152 experience each. These are located in the Swamp Lizard huntig area in Morytania. In order to catch more Swamp Lizards and catch them faster, you can also place guam tar on the net traps, but it is not required. Catch Swamp Lizards until you reach level 47.
When you reach level 47, you can go back to the Uzer Hunter area where you caught Golden Warblers; however, you will now be catching Orange Salamanders, which will give you 224 experience each. In order to catch more Orange Salamanders faster, you can place Marrentill tar on the net traps; however, once again this isn’t required.
Catch Orange Salamders until you reach level 53.
Chinchompa Hunting Guide for Training Level 53-63 Hunting
From level 53 hunting, training to level 63 hunting should be done by box trapping Chinchompas in the Piscatoris Hunting area. All you really have to do is set the box trap up around where the Chinchompas are running around and they will eventually come towards the trap.
One item you can place in the box traps in order to attract Chinchompas and catch more of them is Spice Chopped Tomatoes. However, I would recommend not using the Spiced Chopped Tomatoes, since the work required to get spice, tomatoes, chop them up, spice them, and hold them in your inventory really isn’t worth the slight hunting advantage you receive.
A good strategy for hunting Chinchompas is to spread out your box traps at least one or two spaces away from each other. This will allow your box traps to attract many Chinchompas, without getting too overwhelming and confusing with all the box traps set up right next to each other.
Tips for Hunting Chinchompas to 63 Hunting
In order to get from level 53 hunting to level 63 hunting, you will have to trap around 1,170 Chinchompas. After you hunt Chinchompas, you will have the choice to either sell them to make Runescape money hunting to 99 hunter, or you can save the Chinchompas to train Range.
If you decide to sell them, do not expect to strike right with just under 1,200 Chinchompas. Since the current price per Chinchompa in the Great Exchange is 260 GP, you will make around 300k GP training from level 53 hunter to level 63 hunter.
If you decide to save them, you can use them to train range. Chinchompas are good to use for range, since they can hit against multiple targets and earn fast range experience training to 99 range.
Training to 99 Hunter by Hunting Red Chinchompas
After you train to level 63 hunting, you can now catch Red Chinchompas, which are exactly like Chinchompas; however, when you use them for range, they hit many more targets than regular Chinchompas, making them worth more money. Hunting for Red Chinchompas is one of the best ways to train to 99 hunter, since you can set up multiple traps and repeatedly set up the traps for more Red Chinchompas.
How to Hunt for Red Chinchompas
To hunt for Red Chinchompas, you will need box traps, just like when you are hunting for regular Chinchompas. It is best to bring between five to ten box traps, just so you have a couple extra traps in your inventory in-case you loose one. When you are hunting for Red Chinchompas, you may want to place Spiced Minced Meat inside the box traps, which will help attract the Red Chinchompas to your box traps. Using the Spiced Minced Meat is optional.
Where to Hunt for Red Chinchompas
One of the best places to hunt for Red Chinchompas is in Feldip Hunter area, straight south of Yanille. There are two spots with around five to seven Red Chinchompas running around. Place your traps on the hills, directly in the center of where all the Red Chinchompas are running around, in order to attract and trap all of them in a central location.
Tips for Hunting Red Chinchompas with a 99 Hunter
When using box traps, there are certain ways to setting up box traps for efficient hunting. Once you are able to set up four box traps, make sure you are placing them in a square pattern, so you can stand directly in the center of all the set up box traps. This will make all four box traps set up only one space away from where you are standing in the middle, making it easy to reach every trap.
When you are able to use five box traps, place four in a square pattern with the fifth box trap set up directly in the center of the box traps. Setting up your box traps in this pattern will allow you to reach each box trap quickly, since all five box traps are centrally located within three spaces of each other.
Deciding What to do After Hunting Red Chinchompas to 99 Hunter
In order to get from level 63 hunting to level 99 hunting, you will have to trap around 47,700 Red Chinchompas. After you hunt all those Red Chinchompas, you will have the chose whether to sell them to make Runescape money hunting to 99 hunter, or you can save the Red Chinchompas to train Range.
If you decide to sell them, you can make some amazing Runescape money! Since the current price per Red Chinchompa in the Great Exchange is 578 GP, you will make around 27.6 million GP training from level 63 to level 99 hunter in Runescape, once you catch all 47,700 Red Chinchompas.
If you decide to save them, you can use them to train range. Red Chinchompas are the best item to use for training to 99 range, since they can hit against multiple targets and earn fast range experience training to 99 range.
Hunting Implings for Quick Runescape Money
Although hunting Red Chinchompas all the way to 99 hunter is very profitable, the Runescape hunting skill allows players to catch even more valuable items: Implings.
Implings can be seen flying around every city in Runescape; however, if you really want to make quick Runescape money hunting for implings, you need to head to Impetuous Impulses mini-game. The Impetuous Impulses mini-game is located in the Lost City of Zanaris, which can be accessed after you’ve completed the Lost City quest. The Lost City of Zanaris is located in the Lumbridge swamp and can be accessed by holding a Dramen Staff when entering the small wooden hut built in the center of the swamp.
Once you are able to get inside the Lost City of Zanaris, all you have to do is walk over to the wheat patch and enter the circle portal to enter the Impetuous Impulses mini-game. Also, if you keep walking past the wheat patch, you will come upon a bank, which can be used as you go hunting for Implings
Impling Hunting Guide
Once you enter the Impetuous Impulses mini-game portal, you will be placed in the center of a huge maze. In this maze, there will be many Implings flying around which you want to catch and place into jars. You do not want to “Loot” your Implings after you catch them. All you are going to do is catch the Implings and sell them as impling jars, since you will make more money than you would trying to loot the impling jars for items and then selling the items.
Here is a list of every Impling you can catch, what hunter level you must be to catch them, and the prices you can sell the Impling Jars for:
Baby Impling Jar
17 Hunter is needed to catch Baby Implings and the Baby Impling Jars can be sold for around 1.5k GP each.
Young Impling Jar
22 Hunter is needed to catch Young Implings and the Young Impling Jars can be sold for around 1.3k GP each.
Gourmet Impling Jar
28 Hunter is needed to catch Gourmet Implings and the Gourmet Impling Jars can be sold for around 1.4k GP each.
Earth Impling Jar
36 Hunter is needed to catch Earth Implings and the Earth Impling Jars can be sold for around 1.9k GP each.
Essence Impling Jar
42 Hunter is needed to catch Essence Implings and the Essence Impling Jars can be sold for around 1.9k GP each.
Eclectic Impling Jar
50 Hunter is needed to catch Eclectic Implings and the Eclectic Impling Jars can be sold for around 1.9k GP each.
Spirit Impling Jar
54 Hunter is needed to catch Spirit Implings and the Spirit Impling Jars can be sold for around 3.8k GP each.
Nature Impling Jar
58 Hunter is needed to catch Nature Implings and the Nature Impling Jars can be sold for around 6.2k GP each.
Magpie Impling Jar
65 Hunter is needed to catch Magpie Implings and the Magpie Impling Jars can be sold for around 26k GP each.
Ninja Impling Jar
74 Hunter is needed to catch Ninja Implings and the Ninja Impling Jars can be sold for around 25k GP each.
Pirate Impling Jar
76 Hunter is needed to catch Pirate Implings and the Pirate Impling Jars can be sold for around 3k GP each. Also, you must have completed the Rocking Out quest in order to catch Pirate Implings.
Dragon Impling Jar
83 Hunter is needed to catch Dragon Implings and the Dragon Impling Jars can be sold for around 350k GP each.
Zombie Impling Jar
87 Hunter is needed to catch Zombie Implings and the Zombie Impling Jars can be sold for around 13k GP each.
Kingly Impling Jar
91 Hunter is needed to catch Kingly Implings and the Kingly Impling Jars can be sold for around 2 million GP each.
Tips for How to Hunt Dragon Implings
Obviously, there are now many different Implings you can catch, with some being more profitable than others. However, you are limited to catching Implings based on your hunting level. One of the best ways to make money hunting Implings is by hunting Dragon Implings, also known as Dragon Imps.
Hunting for Dragon imps is one of the most popular ways for Runescape players to get rich hunting. You only have to train to level 83 hunting to hunt for Dragon Implings; however, you can also train to level 80 hunting and hunt for Dragon Imps using Hunting Potions, which increases your hunting level temporarily by 3 levels.
The Best Place to Hunt for Dragon Implings
The best place to hunt for dragon Imps is actually in the Lost City of Zanaris. Although they only respawn about once every hour or two, depending upon how many people are in your world, you can still make fast Runescape money hunting for Dragon Implings, especially if you closely follow the next section of this Dragon Impling Hunting Guide, which will explain the best way to hunt for Dragon Implings.
Although you can easily run around the same maze in the Lost City of Zanaris catching one Dragon Impling per hour, there are much better ways to hunt for Dragon Implings so that you can catch anywhere from three to five Dragon Imps per hour.
Get all your hunting gear ready and head to Zanaris. Once you’ve run around the maze two times and have caught all the import Implings worth money, you are better off hopping into a new world to check for more Implings, especially Dragon Implings, since different worlds respawn Dragon Implings at different times. If you repeatedly hop to new worlds after searching around the maze for two laps per world, you will definitely make millions of Runescape GP hunting for Dragon Implings.
A Tip to Hunting for Dragon Implings
If you decide to hop worlds while hunting for Dragon Imps, make sure you mark down which worlds you catch Dragon Implings in, so you can return to the worlds where you’ve caught Dragon Imps. Once you’ve found a couple worlds that seem to always have a Dragon Impling, make sure you return to those worlds very often while hunting for Dragon Imps.
Train to 99 Magic While Hunting for Dragon Implings
Once you’ve found some good worlds to repeatedly check back for Dragon Implings, you can actually be training to 99 Magic by using the High Alchemy spell on noted Yew Longbows.
Make More Runescape Money Training to 99 Magic While Hunting for Dragon Implings
If you want to make more Runescape money while hunting for Dragon Implings and training to 99 Magic using the high alchemy spell, you can train your Fletching level and fletch Yew Longbows to High Alch.
Make Even More Runescape Money Training to 99 Magic While Hunting for Dragon Imps
There is one more way to make more Runescape money training to 99 Magic while hunting for Dragon Implings. In order to make even more money, you can choose to cut all the Yew Logs and fletch them into Yew Longbows, which will then be used for High Alching while hunting for Dragon Implings.
written by Chris K