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Fastest Hunter XP in OSRS (ft. Thurco)

What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and welcome to the Fastest Hunter XP in Old School Runescape.

This article was created with the help of Thurco, a member of the high level community, who streams regularly on Twitch. If you would like to check him out, a link to his channel is at the end of this article.

This article shows the 3 fastest and most efficient Hunter training methods in the game, as well as some insight into the effective XP per hour of Birdhouses. This article is not intended to be used as a guide. It is more just showcasing these methods and how tick manipulation works for Hunter. At the end of the day, it is really up to you if you want to try them out.

Birdhouse Runs

I would like to start off talking about Birdhouses, and from level 5 Hunter, which you can easily get with the Varrock Museum Quiz, Birdhouses are instantly the fastest effective XP per hour, since low level Hunter is so slow.

A full Birdhouse Run, including getting supplies and going to the bank, takes a maximum of 3 minutes, which is still being pretty conservative. So, I have added a 2 minute and 1 minute 15 second rate in there as well. This means that in a full hour of time, you can do 20, 30, or 40 Birdhouse runs.

Next to each of the types of Birdhouses, I have put a green tick or a red cross. Those with a tick are effectively faster XP per hour than the fastest possible Hunter XP method at that level. So, essentially, at the efficient rate, all of the Birdhouses are the fastest XP at every level.

Although, once you reach above level 95, the fastest method is overtaken by Black Chinchompas and very close to Herbiboars and Red Chinchompas, which are the 3 methods I will be talking about in this article.

Herbiboars – Level 80 Hunter

The third fastest method, unlocked at level 80 Hunter, is Herbiboars, and at level 99, hunting them with maximum focus caps out at an XP rate of 170 000 per hour.

By using the RuneLite or OSBuddy client, it instantly shows you the tracking path of Herbiboars, allowing you to focus a little bit less.

The main benefit of them is the massive amount of herbs – particularly for Ironmen. If you were to go from 80 – 99 just doing Herbiboars, you would get a total of over 15 000 different herbs. It is a great idea to bring along a herb sack for this reason, and stamina potions are helpful as well to consistently run while you are hunting. You also get Herblore XP when you catch them, and about 1 25th of the Hunter XP you get will be Herblore XP. So, with a max XP rate of 170 000 per hour, you will average about 6000 Herblore XP per hour. Another benefit of Herbiboars is the 1 in 6500 chance of getting a pet, and although Red and Black Chinchompas do give a pet, you have a better chance of getting the Herbiboar pet on the way to 99.

Red Chinchompas – Level 63 Hunter (80+ Recommended)

So, the second fastest Hunter method in the game is Red Chinchompas, which are initially unlocked at 63 Hunter. Their XP rates can cap out at almost 200 000 XP per hour when one ticking your traps at 99 Hunter.

The technique for 1 tick placing your traps is very important to get the maximum XP rate. There are some other items that work as well. But, Herb tarring works the best since you can bring a herb sack in case you use up your herb. You will also need a few extra box traps – more than the maximum. After collecting a completed trap, you firstly need to activate the 3 tick cycle with the herb tar.

Then, walk onto the tile of the box trap and by laying it, it lays instantly in one tick. Within that same one tick, you can move to the next tile as well, giving you a total average of 30% more XP per hour. Additionally, when you move to that next tile, you have started a 1 tick cycle, which allows you to continuously 1 tick place down the traps without having to herb tar again.

A more recent addition to the game was Celastrus Bark, and it is an item that allows you to start a 1 tick cycle slightly faster than herb tarring. This item is only good for tick manipulation with Hunter, and since it is a left-click to Fletch, it is a little bit easier to do as well. It takes 6 game ticks to set up a 1 tick trap cycle when you herb tar. But, with Celastrus Bark, it takes 4 game ticks. So, it is about 1.2 seconds faster.

There absolute best place to catch Red Chinchompas is in the private hunting ground after the Hard Western Provinces Diary. In here, there are 15 Chinchompas, a lot more than any of the outside areas.

Black Chinchompas – Level 73 Hunter (85+ Recommended)

The fastest Hunter training method in the game is Black Chinchompas in the Wilderness. While it is a dangerous area with an Alt, you can get a maximum XP rate of 280 000 per hour, depending on PKers and RNG. Once again, you should be 1 tick resetting your box traps, and taking advantage of 1 tick cycles.

Once a Chinchompa spawns, it instantly has a chance of walking into your box traps. With that, you can use an Alt account to shoot any of the Chinchompas that move away from your traps.

By marking these 3 exact Chinchompas, you can see that they spawn all around the box trap placement area.

You should place the traps in a double sided arrow formation like this, since you can place six traps in the Wilderness. Having them in this exact location ensures that as soon as a Chinchompa spawns, it instantly rolls a chance of walking into your trap.

This is not exactly need with Red Chinchompas, since there are so many within the private cave. So, having an alt here can really speed up your XP since you are only targeting 3 Chinchompas. You can also kill off the Chinchompas with your main Hunting account instead of using an alt. However, that does use up time where you could be resetting traps. So, overall, it gives a slightly slower XP rate. Another benefit of using an Alt is that you can use an unloaded bow, and the action of attacking your Alt starts a 4 tick cycle like Celastrus Bark, even though you did not shoot anything.

At the end of this article, I have linked a really good guide by Frublox that shows exactly how this Black Chinchompa method is done. So, if you are interested in learning exactly what to do to get the fastest XP rate in the game, it is linked at the end of the article.

This Hunter method with Black Chinchompas at the max XP rate gives a profit of over 2 000 000 per hour, provided that you do not get PK’d. Red Chinchompas give around 1 000 000 GP per hour, and Herbiboars average only 300 000 per hour.

One more important thing that is worth mentioning is that all of these training methods are only the fastest after level 80 Hunter. Doing Red Chinchompas or Black Chinchompas as soon as you unlock them is considerably slower and there are other methods like Black Salamanders and Birdhouses which are faster.

Anyways, thanks for reading my Fastest Hunter XP article. Make sure to show some love to Thurco,

and if you enjoy this series, be sure to let me know. For the past couple of weeks, I have been working on a 1 – 99 Slayer Guide, which I have never released on my channel before.

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