|Release date||20 July 2004 (Update)|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A symbol of your chompy bird hunting prowess.|
Chompy bird hats (also known as Ogre hats or Chompy hats) are a group of member's only decorative hats. To obtain these hats, players must have completed the quest Big Chompy Bird Hunting. In addition to that, players must have at least level 5 Fletching, level 30 Ranged, and have killed at least 30 Chompy or Jubbly birds (or a combination of both). As these hats are purely for decoration and recognition of an achievement; they provide players with no bonuses.
To obtain these hats, talk to Rantz to the east of Feldip Hills. Choose the option to see the "hatsies" he has to offer. An interface will open that shows all of the various hats and the number of kills required for each one. Players are able to choose which of the eligible hats to take. For example, a player who has killed 50 chompy birds, can take the Ogre yeoman hat, the Bowman hat, the Ogre bowman hat, or any combination of them. Players can choose the same hat twice in order to obtain duplicates that will stack in the bank. To save bank space, players can drop the hats because they can always be replaced for free by Rantz.
When receiving the final hat, the Expert dragon archer hat, the player will also gain a one-time 30,000 Ranged experience bonus.
Chompy birds are relatively fast kills, ranging anywhere from 50-140 kills per hour. However, to get 4,000 kills for the Expert Dragon Archer hat, a player will spend anywhere from 30–45 hours. This of course is complete luck, most players average 90 kills per hour but the really unlucky ones can get much less.
Obtaining Chompy HatsEdit
After completing the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest, players can continue to hunt chompies to obtain the ogre hats. Once you kill your 4,000th chompy Bird, you will receive 30,000 bonus Ranged experience. The current GE price for 4000 chompies is 4,024,000 coins.
Players should try to carry the least amount of weight they can. Energy potions are optional if players have low agility but they will not last very long. Food is also optional as you might be hurt from the exploding toads. Steel arrows are not required but may be gathered if wielding Ava's accumulator while the toggle is turned on. Only one ogre bellow is needed.
Using the hunting grounds at the very west may be advisable, mainly because there are no monsters there to attack players. Additionally, there are several spots to choose from. You do not actually have to put the bait on the dirt grounds but an open area helps.
After finding their preferred hunting spot, players should inflate their bellows. Then players should gather three toads and inflate them with the bellows. Dropping the toads in the hunting area will set them as bait. While waiting for the chompy birds to come, inflate your bellows again and gather toads. When a chompy bird is seen, they do not have to be attacked straight away, as they actually stay for quite a while. Players can choose to pluck them after they die. Raw chompies weigh 10 kg each, so they will add a considerable amount to a player's weight. Decent money can be made by selling raw chompy on the Grand Exchange. Some players also choose to bring unfinished wild pies, and add the chompies to them. This reduces the chompies' weight to almost nothing. Players may wish to wear weight reducing clothing.
The following is sorted based on the number of birds killed. Players may check the number of kills by right-clicking ("Check kills") on an Ogre bow or a Comp ogre bow to check how many chompy birds they have killed. It is unknown whether it was intended, but currently, when a single-feathered hat is worn, it displays as a three-feathered hat instead.
Kills Hat Image 30 Ogre bowman hat 40 Bowman hat 50 Ogre yeoman hat 70 Yeoman hat 95 Ogre marksman hat 125 Marksman hat 170 Ogre woodsman hat 225 Woodsman hat 300 Ogre forester hat 400 Forester hat 550 Ogre bowmaster hat 700 Bowmaster hat 1,000 Ogre expert hat 1,300 Expert hat 1,700 Ogre dragon archer hat 2,250 Dragon archer hat 3,000 Expert ogre dragon archer hat 4,000 Expert dragon archer hat
Chompy bird hats