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The following guide gives advice on training the Ranged skill from levels 1-99, for members. The ranged combat skill is highly useful as it gives the player the ability to attack from long ranges with projectiles. This can allow a player to avoid all damage in combat.

Defence can be trained in the same fashion by setting combat exp gain to Defence or Defence and Ranged.

Recommended armourEdit

Note: If armour is available as a set at the Grand Exchange, prices will be based on the set price.

Requirement level Gear Total Life points bonus Armour rating Total Price Notes
1 Defence Leather body, Leather chaps, Leather vambraces, Leather cowl, Leather boots 97 7 Coins 250 147 Hardleather body requires Level 10 Defence and gives 6 more ranged attack than a Leather body.
20 Defence Studded leather armour set: Coif, Studded body, and Studded chaps with Leather vambraces and Leather boots 1088 131 Coins 1000 589 Frog-leather armour requires Level 25 Defence, when reached, it's recommended, as it offers better stats.
30 Defence Snakeskin armour set: Snakeskin bandana, Snakeskin body, Snakeskin chaps, Snakeskin vambraces, and Snakeskin boots Coins 10000 12,361 Whole armour set can be costly for new players. Alternatively, players can use Carapace armour instead of Snakeskin armour, due to its low price.
40 Defence Green dragonhide set: Green d'hide body, Green d'hide chaps, and Green d'hide vambraces with Snakeskin boots / Carapace boots and Snakeskin bandana Coins 10000 13,193 The player can change to the Void knight equipment with a ranged helm, requiring 42 Ranged, it gives a +20% range increase, +10% to accuracy, +5% to ranged damage, but the player must have level 42 in the following: Attack, Strength, Defence, Constitution, Magic, and 22 Prayer, and 750 Commendation point
50 Defence Blue dragonhide set: Blue d'hide body, Blue d'hide chaps, and Blue d'hide vambraces with Snakeskin bandana and Spined Boots Coins 10000 14,051 Snakeskin bandana can be exchanged for Blue d'hide coif, however, it's not recommended as only the fully charged version has better stats, hence the requirement to play Fist of Guthix.

The Blue d'hide body requires the completion of the quest "Dragon Slayer".

55 Defence Red dragonhide set: Red d'hide body, Red d'hide chaps, and Red d'hide vambraces with Snakeskin bandana and Spined Boots Coins 10000 17,254 Snakeskin bandana can be exchanged for Red d'hide coif, however, it's not recommended as only the fully charged version has better stats, hence the requirement to play Fist of Guthix.
60 Defence Black dragonhide armour: Black d'hide body, Black d'hide chaps, and Black d'hide vambraces with God Coif and Spined Boots Coins 10000 22,819 God Coifs can be worn at 60 Defence without needing 60 Ranged.
65 Defence Royal dragonhide armour: Royal d'hide body, Royal d'hide chaps, and Royal d'hide vambraces, God Coif and Spined Boots 2925 731 Coins 10000 25,390 This armour set has lower defence and lifepoint bonuses than Armadyl armour, but is inexpensive. It's a good choice for those without the funds for Armadyl.
70 Defence Armadyl armour: Armadyl chestplate, Armadyl chainskirt, Armadyl gloves, and Armadyl helmet,

Armadyl boots

4245 1500 Coins 10000 29,622,422 This is among the most expensive equipment, but is also the very best non-degradable. Karil's armour may be used instead for same stats. Karil's armor degrades, but you get an added set effect. Armadyl boots can be an alternative to Glaiven boots. Glaiven boots also requires 75 Ranged and 85 Defence, so it would take a while to get to there.
Armadyl armour equipped

A male player wearing Armadyl armour.

Side EquipmentEdit

ShieldsEdit

Needs update with new Off-hand weapons from E.O.C. update

When deciding to use either dual wielding or a bow/shieldbow, it is important to consider if you are using momentum or revolution. The latter, however, is preferred over the former. Abilities don't consume any ammunition, and degrading bows like the crystal bow won't degrade. As a result, it could be beneficial to use abilities, especially if dual wielding, since dual weapons have a higher cost per second compared to two handed weapons. Regenerate, Rejuvinate and Guthix's Blessing can all greatly reduce, or if one is willing to take a hit in exp per hour, remove the need for food. That said, food can temporarily boost your exp rates at the start.

Any of these shields are highly recommended especially if using thrown items such as darts and knives, or when using a crossbow. Note that if you have not done the required quests for these items you can use an anti-dragonfire shield , chaotic kiteshield or a Dragonfire shield (ranged)/Armadyl buckler for the defence bonuses. You can also use shields like spirit shields, which give no negative attack bonuses, for the same effect. There are also a wide range of Dragonhide shields to choose from.

A highly recommended shield to use is the void deflector, with a dragonhide body. If possible, enlightened versions of these books are suggested.

Unholy book equipped

A player wielding an unholy book.

Requirement level Item Picture Critical Cost of all pages
Level 1 Book of Balance Guthix's Book of Balance 0.2% 788,702 coins
Level 1 Book of Law Armadyl's Book of Law 0.1% 496,178 coins
Level 1 Zamorak's Book of Chaos Zamorak's Book of Chaos 0.5% 3,316,233 coins

NOTE: you must have completed Horror From the Deep to be able to have one.

RingsEdit

Some people may wish to wear a Ring of wealth, which is understandable, but those that wish to wear void armour may want to go for the Ranged attack bonus rings (since the void set does not have any ranged attack bonuses).

Requirement level Item Critical
Level 1 (rank 100+ at Mobilising Armies) Ruby ring (i) 2%
Level 1 Archers' ring 2.7%
Level 1 (rank 100+ at Mobilising Armies) Diamond ring (i) 2.2%
Level 1 (Completed The Elder Kiln) TokKul-Zo 1.5%
Level 1 (rank 200+ at Mobilising Armies) Dragonstone ring (i) 2.5%
Level 1 (Complete the quest The World Wakes) Sixth-Age circuit 2.7%
Level 1 (rank 300+ at Mobilising Armies) Onyx ring (i) 2.7%
Level 1 (rank 300+ at Mobilising Armies) Archers' ring (i) 3.0%

AmuletEdit

 
Requirement level Item Critical
Level 1 Amulet of accuracy 3.0%
Level 1 Amulet of glory 3.9%
Level 1 Amulet of fury 4.2%
Level 1 Amulet of ranging 4.3%
Level 1 Amulet of power 3.0%
Level 70 Saradomin's murmur 4.4%

Recommended WeaponsEdit

The following table shows you what the best advised equipment is to train ranging fast.

Note If using an optimal ability rotation, ammunition usage can be all but eliminated. Training with Momentum will obviously cost much more than using abilities, since ammunition is used with each auto-attack, however it would require less attention. Using Ava's device past level 30 will collect the ammunition automatically, as well as providing a good range bonus in cape slot.

Level Arrow weapon Bolt weapon Thrown weapon
1-9 Kayle's chargebow.[1] Bronze crossbow or Bronze 2h crossbow with Bronze bolts, 29 coins. Bronze knife, 5 coins; Off-hand bronze knife, 26 coins.
Bronze dart, 15 coins; Off-hand bronze dart, 14 coins.
Bronze throwing axe, 5 coins; Off-hand bronze throwing axe, 2 coins.
Bronze javelin, 14 coins.
10-19 Oak shortbow with Iron arrows, 7 coins per arrow. Iron crossbow or Iron 2h crossbow with Iron bolts, 33 coins or Opal bolts, 9 coins. Iron knife, 15 coins; Off-hand iron knife, 19 coins.
Iron dart, 5 coins; Off-hand iron dart, 23 coins.
Iron throwing axe, 5 coins; Off-hand iron throwing axe, 7 coins.
Iron javelin, 17 coins.
20-29 Willow shortbow with steel arrows, 13 coins per arrow. Steel crossbow or Steel 2h crossbow with Steel bolts, 56 coins, Pearl bolts, 37 coins or Opal bolts (e), 9 coins, and from level 25, Jade bolts or Silver bolts, 7 coins. Steel knife, 20 coins; Off-hand steel knife, 49 coins.
Steel dart, 2 coins; Off-hand steel dart, 33 coins.
For level 25, Black dart, 935 coins; Off-hand black dart, 79 coins.
Steel throwing axe, 20 coins; Off-hand steel throwing axe, 15 coins.
Steel javelin, 89 coins.
30-39 Maple shortbow with Mithril arrows, 19 coins per arrow. Mithril crossbow or Mithril 2h crossbow with Mithril bolts, 54 coins, Topaz bolts, 69 coins or Pearl bolts (e), 32 coins, and from level 35, Jade bolts (e).
Swamp lizard with Guam tar, 116 coins.
Mithril knife, 34 coins; Off-hand mithril knife, 69 coins.
Mithril dart, 3 coins; Off-hand mithril dart, 44 coins.
Mithril throwing axe, 30 coins; Off-hand mithril throwing axe, 23 coins.
Mithril javelin, 79 coins.
40-49 Yew shortbow with Adamant arrows, 51 coins per arrow. Adamant crossbow or Adamant 2h crossbow with Adamant bolts, 111 coins, Sapphire bolts, 35 coins or Topaz bolts (e), 36 coins. Adamant knife, 37 coins; Off-hand adamant knife, 265 coins.
Adamant dart, 13 coins; Off-hand adamant dart, 45 coins.
Adamant throwing axe, 144 coins; Off-hand adamant throwing axe, 122 coins.
Adamant javelin, 53 coins.
For level 45, Chinchompa, 431 coins.
50-59 Magic shortbow with Rune arrows, 151 coins per arrow. Rune crossbow or Rune 2h crossbow with Runite bolts, 537 coins, Ruby bolts, 163 coins, Emerald bolts, 139 coins or Sapphire bolts (e), 68 coins.
Orange salamander with Marrentill tar, 97 coins.
Rune knife, 90 coins; Off-hand rune knife, 1944 coins.
Rune dart, 86 coins; Off-hand rune dart, 881 coins.
Rune throwing axe, 196 coins; Off-hand rune throwing axe, 993 coins.
Rune javelin, 176 coins.
For level 55, Red chinchompa, 503 coins.
60-69 Elder shortbow with Dragon arrows, 276 coins per arrow. Dragon crossbow or Dragon 2h crossbow with Dragon bolts, 891 coins, Diamond bolts, 323 coins, Ruby bolts (e), 197 coins or Emerald bolts (e), 228 coins.
Red salamander with Tarromin tar, 430 coins.
Dragon dart, 152 coins; Off-hand dragon dart, 395 coins.
Dragon throwing axe, 1003 coins; Off-hand dragon throwing axe, 959 coins.
70-74 Crystal bow, 360 coins per arrow at maximum recharge price or 72 coins per arrow at minimum recharge price. 50 Agility required. Karil's crossbow or Karil's pistol crossbow with Bolt racks, 625 coins.
Armadyl crossbow with Diamond bolts (e), 381 coins or Dragon bolts (e), 768 coins.
Black salamander with Harralander tar, 505 coins.
Blisterwood stakes. Requires completion of The Branches of Darkmeyer.
75-79 Hand cannon with Hand cannon shots, 141 coins.
80-89 Zaryte bow, 33 coins per arrow. Chaotic crossbow or Royal crossbow with Royal bolts, 96 coins. Death lotus dart, 749 coins. Requires level 85 Ranged.
90-99 Ascension crossbow with Ascension bolts, 565 coins.

Notes:

  1. ^ Chargebows, unlike other bows, do not use ammunition. Kayle's version has better accuracy and damage than other weapons in this tier.


The following table shows the recommended bolts cost, as crossbows are recommended past level 36

Level Weapon Ammo 1 Cost Ammo 2 Cost Notes
30 Mith crossbow +454 Accuracy Mithril Bolts +288 damage 54 Topaz bolts (e) +384 damage 36 At the almost the same price, Topaz bolts (e) offer an enchantment Down to Earth which reduces the target's Magic level in PvP and offers more damage, although it is more difficult to obtain from the GE.
40 Adamant crossbow +628 Accuracy Adamant Bolts +384 Damage 111 Mithril Bolts +288 Damage 54 Though Mithril Bolts are slightly cheaper, Adamant Bolts should be preferred, as they have much more damage.
50

Hunters' crossbow,+850 Accuracy

Kebbit bolts,+480 Damage 8 Long kebbit bolts,+480 Damage 159 This crossbow is now at par with the Rune crossbow but it can only use Kebbit bolts and Long kebbit bolts.
50 Rune crossbow +850 Accuracy Broad-tipped bolts (with 55 Slayer) +480 Damage 65

Adamant Bolts +384 Damage

111

Broad-tipped bolts are used for training and general purposes instead because their damage is higher than adamant bolts, and are cheaper to use.

MonstersEdit

Many Monsters are also Slayer Monsters, if they are within your level, it is recommended to train on them for the extra Slayer Experience

Levels 1 - 20Edit

Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Chicken Lumbridge Chicken Coop, or South of Beefy Bill 2 50 None Hatchet and Tinderbox for low levels to cook the Raw Chicken
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Drops very good drops for a low level
  • Drops Raw chicken, can be cooked for xp and food
  • Feathers can sell for 35, stackable and drops 5 - 15 at a time
  • Often crowded.
  • Low low experience per bird and requires constant attention
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Cockroach drone Stronghold of Player Safety 8 110 None
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Relative closeness to bank
  • Considerable drop, herbs and runes
  • Large amount of monsters
  • The stronghold is relatively big and players may get lost
  • Low health, low experience
  • Requires constant attention
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Cow With Beefy Bill or at several other spots around Gielinor 2, 4, 6 150 (cow calves 100) None Use Beefy Bill for fast banking
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Less crowded than chickens
  • Cowhide can be used to training crafting
  • Still relatively low xp
  • Fair distance from a bank, unless using beefy bill, who charges a 10% fee
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Man and Woman All around Gielinor, mainly in cities, recommended Lumbridge 2 70 None Edgeville has a storage room full of men
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Many located around Gielinor
  • Generally in towns and cities with bank
  • Can be fought for money when you're short a bit
  • Drops little (very little) money or other items
  • Low experience
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Goblin East of River Lum in Lumbridge, Goblin Village, many other small villages. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16 67, 64, 100, 45/50, 150, 200, 225, 250, 400 None None
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Low experience
  • Bad drops

Levels 20 - 30Edit

Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Grizzly bear Ardougne Zoo 32 1150 None
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Average xp, moderate mouse clicking.
  • Often assigned by slayer masters for lower level player.
  • As it is in the cage, players attacking it will not receive damage.
  • Can't receive drops due to it being in the enclosure.
  • Low xp/hours.
  • Cannot retrieve ammunitions.

Level 30 - 50 Edit

Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Guard Around major cities such as Varrock, Falador and Edgeville 26 650 None Exchange body armour for chainbody
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Close to banks
  • Available everywhere
  • Some places have safespots
  • Can hit fairly accurately if players have low defence
  • Mild drop
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Green dragon Chaos tunnels or numerous wilderness zones (Forinthry Dungeon) 90 6750 None Antifire shield, Antifire
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Out of the way, far from banks
  • In dangerous or inconvenient areas (wilderness, chaos tunnels with aggressive baby black dragons)
  • Can hit very high when in melee range
  • Using an anti-dragon shield can hamper experience rates due to reduced damage rates.
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Baby blue dragon Taverley Dungeon 64 1600 Dusty key, Anti-dragon shield 70 Agility, allows use of shortcut and does not need dusty key
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Adult blue dragons in vicinity though non-aggressive.
  • No drops other than charms.
  • Moderate hits
  • Must get past aggressive chaos dwarves and magic axes
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
infernal mage slayer tower 72 880 None
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Very low max hit
  • Quick respawn
  • You can perfectly do slyer tasks

Levels 50 - 70Edit

Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Blue dragon Taverley Dungeon, Heroes' Guild, Ogre Enclave 106 5000 Dusty key if training in Taverley dungeon, can be obtained within the dungeon Use of crossbow with Anti-dragon shield for protection, 70 Agility (does not need key this way)
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Very good drops
  • Baby blue dragons nearby, may be annoyance (may be more recommended to train on them at this level)
  • Dragonfire hits dangerously high (2500+) if within range and not using any form of dragonfire protection
  • Using an anti-dragon shield can hamper experience rates due to reduced attack damage.
  • Although they are weak to ranged they can still be tough for rangers at this level.
  • Often crowded
  • Bane ammunition has high requirements and takes a while to make.
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Abyssal demon Slayer Tower Abyssal Area 140 8,500 Level 85 Slayer, partial completion of Fairytale II - Cure a Queen, Dramen Staff/Lunar Staff Combat level 119 to avoid aggressiveness of guardians and Leeches
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Occasionally crowded
  • Requires a very high slayer level (85)
  • Hits hard and accurately
  • Will teleport around and thus cannot be safespotted
  • Must be on a slayer assignment to receive the best drops (abyssal wand and orb).
  • Strong against ranged attacks.
  • Bane ammunition can take a while to make and has high requirements.
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Lesser demon Crandor,Taverley Dungeon and/or Karamja Volcano resource dungeon 100 5000 25 Dungeoneering for Karamja Volcano Runes for alchemy spells and/or Explorer ring 3 or higher, Accursed urn or better
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Can be easily safespotted
  • Good drops for alching
  • Drops accursed ashes to fill up urns
  • Weak to bolts
  • Attacks with magic
  • Can hit accurately on those with low defence
  • Out of the way
  • Drops tend to be mediocre most of the time
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Black demon Taverley Dungeon, Chaos Tunnels 140 9000 Dusty key or 70 agility 70 agility for easy access
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Drops infernal ashes
  • 40% crimson charm drop
  • Good drops for alching
  • Summoning obelisk nearby
  • Weak to bolts
  • Uses very accurate, hard-hitting magic attacks.
  • Must get past aggressive chaos dwarves and magic axes
  • Can take a long time to kill for rangers at this level, even when exploiting their weakness to bolts
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Experiment Experiment Cave 50 1250 Creature of Fenkenstrain quest partially completed Wolfbane in case you accidentally hit a Canifis resident

Fight the level 25 ones

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Decent experience
  • Low Max hit
  • Low Defence
  • Only drops Bones
  • Considerable distance to any banks (Closest one Canifis)
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Jogre Ardougne Zoo 53 600 None Use a chargebow or bring runes for telekinetic grab, as ammo cannot be retrieved normally.
Advantages Disadvantages
  • No damage dealt to you due to it being in an enclosure.
  • Not crowded

Levels 70 - 99 Edit

Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Greater demon Brimhaven dungeon, Forinthry dungeon 118 6000 Runes to high alch the drops
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Decent lifepoints
  • Safespots
  • Moderate drops
  • Weak to bolts
  • Strong
  • Either in wilderness or other very dangerous location
  • Far from bank
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Rorarius Monastery of Ascension 120 6000 *81 Slayer-icon Slayer Prayer/stat boost potions, Vampyrism aura, food
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Semi-fast exp gain
  • Quick kills
  • Several locations
  • 3m+ per hour drops
  • Weak to Ranged
  • Far from bank
  • Popular training spot
  • Aggressive while in combat
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Aviansie God Wars Dungeon 128, 132, 136 6400-6800 Skills that are needed to access to the dungeon

Death plateau and Troll Stronghold

Wear an item from all four factions to prevent aggression
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Very good drops
  • Clue scroll (hard)
  • Many available within the dungeon
  • Weak to bolts
  • Located in a dangerous dungeon
  • Far from bank
  • Dangerous in itself
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Red dragon Red Dragon Isle and Brimhaven Dungeon 120 9000 None Anti-dragon shield or Antifire
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Far from banks
  • Very strong, high damage when collecting drops
  • Widely distributed
  • Dragonfire hits dangerously high (2500+) if within range and not using any form of dragonfire protection
  • Wilderness is dangerous
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Mature grotworm Grotworm Lair 98 10500 None Alchemy runes. Prayer Potions for Protect from Magic. 50+ Agility for quicker access to the third level.
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Extremely accurate, high-hitting Magic attacks
  • Players with low Agility level will have to run through both levels of the lower level Grotworms to get to the third level
  • Inability to use a Dwarf Multicannon in the Lair
  • Quite a distance from a bank
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Wallasalki Waterbirth Island Dungeon 102 2550 Protect or deflect from Magic
Advantages Disadvantages
  • High experience
  • Considerable good drops
  • Mild to good charm drop rate
  • Use magic attack
  • Far from bank
  • Occasionally retreats when under half lifepoints
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Vyrelord/Vyrelady Darkmeyer 140 3500 The Branches of Darkmeyer

Blisterwood stakes

*Void Knight armour with Ranger helm unless on a slayer task, in which case a Full Slayer Helm or Focus Sight would be more recommended. High magic protection equipment such as black dragon hide, royal or armadyl armor to reduce the need of food.
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Training here yields a high XP rate for little to no cost.
  • A good amount of money can be earned from drops such as Blood runes, Death runes, and Splitbark Armour.
  • Some food is necessary as prayer only protects 50% but altar is located within Darkmeyer, and all Vyres only use magic
  • Weak to thrown
  • Players must fletch their own Blisterwood stakes, as they are untradable.
  • XP rates can be reduced substantially if even one more person is training in Darkmeyer; as Vyres are aggressive, making auto-retaliate less useful for training.
  • Unless a player has cremated a large number of Vyre corpses, they will not achieve the high hits necessary to earn the best XP rates.
Monster name Location(s) Combat level Lifepoints Requirements Recommendations
Waterfiend Ghorrock, Chaos Tunnels, Ancient Cavern 120 8000 The Temple at Senntisten *Players with higher Magic levels will find better xp rates due to better protection from the Waterfiends' magic attacks.
Advantages Disadvantages
  • Very good drops, such as noted water orbs and uncut sapphires, and high crimson charm drop rates.
  • Waterfiends' combat levels also allow for very high Clue scroll (hard) drop rates. One such clue can be found easily within an hour.
  • Waterfiends drop raw fish regularly, which can be used with a Bunyip, extra pouches/Spiritualise Food, Summoning potions and Swallow Whole scrolls for nearly unlimited healing.
  • Once the Waterfiends become nonagressive, they are quite easy to 3-hit with Hand Cannons for high kill/ammo rates. Players will need very little food once this occurs because of the Waterfiends' tendency to hit 1 on players more often than they either hit or miss.
  • Weak to bolts
  • If Player has access to Fairy Rings, they are very close to a bank at the Ancient Cavern
  • Ghorrock is very far from a bank; this is somewhat offset by the fact that most of their drops are noted.
  • Ghorrock is also very difficult to reach, see Ghorrock to find the best ways.
  • Can be crowded

Special Range WeaponEdit

ChinchompaEdit

LocationsEdit

Red Chinchompa and Grey Chinchompa are multitarget ranged weapons which hit up to 9 enemies in an area of 3x3. They became more effective after the EOC as the majority of combat areas are now multicombat. However due to the the nerf of the protection prayers to only 50% protection from the original 100% many of the original methods such as skeletal monkeys are now ineffective as players would die very quickly.

Killing mummies with chins

Fighting mummies in the Chaos Tunnels, using red chinchompas.

InventoryEdit

Because in multicombat areas more than one enemy can attack you, it is highly recommended you use protection prayers for the 50% protection. Your inventory should consist of mainly prayer potions and food, as well as other potions such as super restore and/or ranging potion. Also, an emergency teleport could be taken in case you run into trouble.

Experience gainEdit

Red chinchompas provide some of the fastest ranged experience within the game. The ranged experience you receive depends upon your armour, your ranged level, and whether or not you are using ranging potions. An average setup with full void will provide you with the following estimated experience per hour at ape atoll. However since the evolution of combat reduced the effectivness of protection prayers 'chinning' has became less effective as a training method.

Prior to the EoC the skeletal monkeys provided the following experience rates:

  • 85 = 300-340k XP each hour
  • 86 = 340-345k XP each hour
  • 87 = 350-355k XP each hour
  • 88 = 360-365k XP each hour
  • 89 = 370-375k XP each hour
  • 90 = 380-385k XP each hour
  • 91 = 390-395k XP each hour
  • 92 = 395-405k XP each hour
  • 93 = 410-415k XP each hour
  • 94 = 420-425k XP each hour
  • 95 = 430-435k XP each hour
  • 96 = 440-445k XP each hour
  • 97 = 450-455k XP each hour
  • 98 = 460-465k XP each hour
  • 99 = 470-475k XP each hour

Although this method at Soul Wars is a fair bit slower than the Ape Atoll Dungeon or Mummies alternatives, it seems that not only the XP per Red Chinchompa ratio is higher, but you can also choose to spend the Zeal on ranged XP which makes this less costly and still gives amongst the greatest range XP possible in game.

  • Skeletons in Ape Atoll Dungeon (Monkey Madness required to a certain extent)
  • Mummies in the Chaos Tunnels
  • Other Players in Soul Wars
  • PoH Combat Ring
  • NOTE: If going to Ape Atoll dungeon, you will notice the lack of skeletons in the beginning. In a matter of minutes after killing, more will spawn. Also, go to a populated world, which will give you faster spawns. In addition to that, one must also prevent the skeletons from turning to a pile of burning bones. They will turn to burning bones after being alive for too long. This may be prevented by chinning with other players, in packs of 2-3. Although it may seem as more people means less xp, it doesn't. The fewer bones that burn make it far easier to have 20+ skeletons at once to throw chins at. Having more skeletons WILL get you more exp per chin and overall. Also, having more people means that at least one person is likely to draw aggression from the skeletons, ensuring that they do not wander the room.
  • NOTE: Although Mummies in the Chaos Tunnels aren't as fast as Skeletons in Ape Atoll Dungeon, -150k exp pr hr less- it saves you money while you are in there considering the Rune Scimitars, Rune Sq. Shields, and Ancient Staves make up the amount of money you spend on Prayer Potions, or even the cost of the Red Chinchompas if you are lucky. (does not cover both costs at the same time).
  • NOTE: Using Red Chinchompas at Soul Wars can be very difficult as for it to be effective you will need a few requirements. Prior to EoC the experience rate has been reduced immensely. First of all, a busy world. Having a Soul Wars friends chat to help take over both graveyards helps as the only real effective spot is outside the opponent's spawn area (near their avatar) as if they have a grave, less will spawn and there will be more high levels attacking you. Standing next to where your opponent comes out of the barrier and throwing Chinchompas on oncoming victims is effective, however when they run you will run after them which is not desired. The best thing to do is to stand right where everyone comes out of the barrier - so most people won't see you - and chin a few people until someone decides to stand next to you and attack you. From there having Auto Retaliate ON is highly recommended as most people won't run. This method does involve taking a lot of damage so do always stock up on bandages and try to wear the best armour you can. For this reason Armadyl is recommended over Void. P.S: If sometimes you find you throw a Chinchompa at someone, it explodes but causes no damage symbol to appear, be happy. It simply means that others are soaking the damage for them. This makes it easier to target just one person. *Remember to always use the Attack Style "Short Fuse" for optimal results. It is also beneficial to use the soul split prayer from the Ancient Curses prayer book to maximize survival time to increase experience gain.
  • NOTE: To gain optimal experience throwing Chinchompas in a Combat Ring, gather around twenty people and have them stand in any one spot in the ring. Now, all you must do is simply throw the Chinchompas at the people. This method can rack in around 200k xp/hr. Useful for those who do not have enough cash to buy Prayer Potions.
  • NOTE: Using the "Knock-Out " aura can increase your xp gain in groups.

Cannon use guideEdit

Note that the gold cannon and royale cannon take 60 and 90 ammo per load, making them more efficient than a standard cannon at 30 ammo per load.

LocationsEdit

  • Slayer tasks (e.g. Dagannoths, Kalphite soldiers, and Black Demons)
  • Multi-combat zones with safe spots
  • NOTE: While the Black Demons are NOT particularly cost-effective for range training (as compared to the green dragons, which produce an exorbitant profit), many of their locations -particularly in the Taverley Dungeon- go quite unnoticed by most players as potentially some of the quickest experience given in the game. Taverley, for example, produces a fire rate almost double that typically found in the Green Dragons area near Clan Wars and has the added bonus of not requiring the Anti-Dragon Shield, antifire potions, or super antifire potions. However, the Black Demons WILL hit rapidly, heavily, and accurately when you must leave your safe spot, so lower levels must be wary to either activate Protect from Melee or to ensure their health and armour are strong enough to defend them very briefly to reload the cannon. When cannoning Black Demons, you may wish to bring prayer potions so you can continue to use Protect from Melee during extended trips.

RestrictionsEdit

The cannon cannot be set up in the following locations:

InventoryEdit

  • Cannon base, Cannon stand, Cannon barrels, Cannon furnace and Cannonballs.
  • Food, depending on where you are using the cannon.
  • Prayer potions, if prayer is needed in the location.
  • Ranging potions if you want to boost your Range level. Note that the cannon's accuracy is affected by your Range level and the attack style you are using. Also ranging level will only increase cannon accuracy if you wield a ranged weapon. Please note that the cannon's accuracy will not be affected as heavily as your own range stats.

Other training methodsEdit

Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top BonanzaEdit

This gives Ranged xp as well as Magic and Agility, but can only be attended weekly. Depending on your levels, the experience varies but it could be high. Going to this circus is recommended and High ranged attack bonus and ranged boosting prayers will be an advantage. High magic attack bonus and magic boosting prayers is an advantage for the Magic too. It only takes a few minutes to complete.

Black Demons and Black SalamandersEdit

After the Evolution of Combat, the black salamanders changed their attack style from magic to ranged. This led to the change of the range of monsters to kill. Monsters using magic, such as the Black Demons, are weak against ranged attacks and make perfect targets for those who wish to train ranged. With a full set of Void Equipment and black salamanders it is possible to kill Black demons very quickly (5-20 seconds), which results in a decent amount of experience per hour. Black Demons are also a good source of charms and are found in Taverley and Brimhaven Dungeons as well as in the Chaos Tunnels.

WaterfiendsEdit

With the recent updates seen due to the Evolution of Combat, Waterfiends have become a very good source of ranged training. With Elite Void or Pernix equipment and a high level ranged weapon (handcannon, crystal bow, black salamander, royal crossbow, and Karil's Crossbow are all great choices) over 150 kills per hour (around 150k-200k experience per hour) is possible. They are also an excellent source of charms and drop decently valuable loot, making them a choice spot for higher level players to train.

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