The Combat Training Camp is a combat training facility which players may access upon completion of the Biohazard quest. The camp is located north of West Ardougne and just east of the Gnome Stronghold's entrance. It was established by King Lathas of East Ardougne to train his forces.
The camp features a group of eight caged ogres which are popular for Ranged training. This can be used to achieve 99 Ranged relatively quickly without taking any damage. There is also an armoury as well as a few beer spawns. Towards the left side of the camp are some dummies which hold no purpose other than Attack training for those with less than 8 Attack. After a few hits players with a higher level cannot train on them any more, and those attempting to do so would be told that there is nothing more they could learn from hitting them.
Many rangers are seen training there use a variety of weapons to train 'cost effectively'. Methods are iron knives or darts, or using a Dorgeshuun crossbow, which can use the very economical bone bolts. Another very effective method, often resulting in 50,000-95,000 experience per hour, is to attack the ogres using bronze knives whilst wearing sacred clay ranging gear, a reward from the Stealing Creation minigame which doubles Ranged experience.
The ogres can also be attacked by magic and long-range melee weapons like halberds. They cannot be attacked if the ogres could possibly retaliate, so players usually attack from outside the ogre cage. Inside the cage, attacks are possible only if an ogre is directly between the player and the ogre being attacked. Since the cage blocks the effect of Ava's accumulator or attractor when attacking from the outside, some rangers use this in-cage method to have Ava's devices retrieve their arrows or other ranged weapons.
You can safely enter the cage through the fence gap at left to retrieve your ammo and the ogres' bones. The ogres are not aggressive as long as you kill the one(s) you shoot at.
These songs are from the West Ardougne playlist.
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