Chompy Bird Hunting Guide

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Chompy bird hunting is a fun members only minigame that you can play after you complete the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest. Killing 4,000 chompy birds is a requirement for the trimmed Completionist Cape. Also, an experienced hunter can show off his skills by wearing a priceless chompy hat. To start the chompy hunting minigame, come down far south to the Feldip Hills, south of Yanille (Fairy Ring teleport code AKS). You can also hunt in the areas south of Castle Wars (Fairy Ring teleport code BKP). The habitat of the chompy birds is shaded in yellow in the map below and the swamps where you can find the needed toads are indicated in green.

Chompy Hunting Map Jubbly Rock Mining Spot Jubbly Rock Mining Spot Jubbly Rock Mining Spot

You can also hunt jubbly birds after starting the Skrach 'Bone Crusher' Uglogwee part of the Recipe for Disaster quest. Jubbly birds are much larger than chompies, but they inhabit the same area and are hunted using the same weapons and arrows. Like chompies, baiting them requires swamp toads, but with some additions. Details are here.

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What you will need

It's important to bring along everything you will need, and thankfully much of what you need can be kept in your toolbelt. Depending on where you are hunting, you might use the Castle Wars bank chest or the Yanille city bank. If you have access to the Feldip Hills glider site (requires One Small Favour quest), the Gnome Stronghold Grand Tree bank is convenient to the south-east hunting grounds. The Fairy Ring teleport network offers other travel options as well.

Items you will need
Pic Name Notes
Ogre Bow Ogre Bow One of two bows you can use to kill chompy birds. Pay Rantz 500-600gp for it. Requires Ogre or Brutal arrows.
Ogre Arrow Ogre Arrows Arrows used with Ogre and Composite ogre bows. Fletchable, see below for details. The shop at Oo'glog also stocks 100 of these.
Ogre Comp Bow Composite Ogre Bow One of two bows you can use to kill chompy birds. Obtainable or Fletchable after completing the Zogre Flesh Eater quest. Only works with Ogre or Brutal Arrows.
Brutal Arrows Brutal Arrows Arrows used with the Ogre and Composite ogre bows. Fletchable, comes in bronze-rune, see below for details.
Ogre Bellows Bellows Use with swamp bubbles and then with toads to obtain bloated toads. Required to bait chompy birds.
Lobster Food To heal from the blood hungry wolves in the surrounding area.
Feather Feathers * For fletching Ogre or Brutal arrows.
Ball of Wool Ball of wool ** For baiting jubbly birds.

* Only needed if you are planning to fletch more Ogre arrows or Composite ogre bows.
** Only needed to bait jubbly birds.

  • The Ogre Bow is a massive bow that you receive during the Big Chompy Bird Hunting Quest. If you lose it, pay Rantz 500-600 coins for a new one (the price changes after every purchase).
  • Ogre Arrows are massive arrows that are used to kill chompy birds. These (and Brutal arrows) are the only arrows that will kill the bird. To make them you will need feathers and level 5 fletching. First, look for an Achey Tree. They are all over the east side of the swamp and one is shown below. Cut the tree and you will get some Achey logs. Fletch the logs to make some Ogre Arrow shafts. You will receive between 2-6 shafts per log. Now use your feathers with the shafts. Four feathers are used per shaft. After you have the headless arrows craft some wolf bones. This will yield 2-6 arrowtips, use these on the headless arrows to finish making Ogre Arrows.
Chompy Hunting Acheytree
  • Ogre Bellows can be found in a chest in the cave north of Rantz. These are used to inflate the toads to bait the chompies. It is extremely handy to have 2 or more Ogre Bellows with you! To get 2, go to the cave north of Rantz, drop your Ogre Bellows on the ground, then go to the chest and get another bellows. Now pick up the Ogre Bellows you dropped and you will have two!
  • The Composite Ogre Bow is like a shortbow, and shoots fast, but with little range. It is the same strength as the regular ogre bow. To make a composite ogre bow you need 30 fletching and must have completed the Zogre Flesh Eaters quest. Cut an achey tree and use a knife on the logs with wolf bones in your pack to make the bow. Now add a bowstring and you're set (you can buy bowstrings from "Uglug's stuffsies"). In the rest of this guide, the words "ogre bow" usually implies both the Ogre bow and the Composite Ogre bow, as either one is permissible.
  • Brutal Arrows: To make brutal arrows, you must fletch achey shafts. Each shaft requires 4 feathers to be tailed. Using a hammer attach nails to the shafts. Each bar can be smithed to produce 15 nails. You can sell and buy brutal arrows at Uglug's Stuffsies shop (at the Zogre camp). Higher level brutal arrows such as rune will make kills faster.
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The Basics

Chompy bird hunting is the art of killing chompies. Chompies give you tons of feathers, chompy meat (heals 10, gives 140 cooking exp, weighs 10kg, and must be cooked on a spit), and eventually, new chompy bird hats. The catch is, they are not your regular monster. The only time they will ever fly down to the ground is to grab a quick snack, and then fly back up in the sky.

A chompy has taken the bait.

To set a trap, we will need to gather the proper bait: bloated toads. First, use your ogre bellows on the swamp gas bubbles, which are found at certain points on the edges of the swamps. When you fill your bellows, you will have 3 uses before the gas runs out and you will have to refill it. Around the swamp there will be a bunch of toads hopping about. Use your filled Ogre Bellows with a toad to fill it up. Now you will have a bloated toad. You can hold up to three bloated toads in your pack.

Catching the toads and filling them with the bellows.

Stand on the square where you want to drop your bait and then click on the bloated toad. After a short while a chompy bird will probably come down to eat the frog. Attack it with your ogre bow and ogre/arrows equipped, and it should die in a few hits. It can take from 15-30 seconds for a bird to see your trap, be patient and stay alert.

The bait

The chompy may either wander right up to the toad to eat it, or it may start to wander away if it sees you too close to the bait. Don't let it get too far away!

Attacking a chompy.

You should have no problem killing it with a couple of strong blows. The chompy bird has 100 lp and it is quite possible to kill it quickly, or even in one hit provided your ranged level is high enough. It can be tricky to click though, so don't get too sure that you can always take it down in a few seconds. Also, they can be hard to spot sometimes, so be sure to use the arrows both on the main screen and the minimap to help you find the bird. If your luck is low and you are too slow killing it, the chompy bird will fly away, even if in combat!

Your prey is escaping!

If you kill the creature, you automatically scratch a mark on your Ogre Bow. Also, once the bird is down, make sure to pluck it. You can get 10-50 feathers. Sometimes the bloated toad will not attract a chompy to the area, that happens sometimes. Just keep laying the bait and you will be sure to attract some.

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Speed hunting

Speed hunting is the art of killing chompy birds constantly and quickly. It can only be done near the swamps since you need a quick 'supply' of swamp gas and toads for this. It can also only be done effectively if the wolves are no longer aggressive to you (they stop attacking you after 10-15 minutes, or if you are level 121+ combat). For faster luring it is recommended to use at least 2 Ogre bellows.

First, fill up both your Ogre bellows with swamp gas. Now fill up a frog then drop it. Repeat this over and over until you eventually have to refill your bellows. It is a generally good idea to count to 7 in your head before setting a new toad down. You should have about 5-6 bloated frogs lying around.

Keep the supply of toads steady.

Chompy birds will be coming down in fast intervals unless you waited a bit between setting each trap as suggested earlier. Try to kill the chompy, get your arrows and feathers, and then set more toads up. The key is keeping a steady cycle of dropping toads, killing a chompy, drop toads, kill a chompy and so on.

Be prepared for multiple at once.

The advantages are that you can get chompy kills a lot faster; getting your kills up for new hats and more feathers. The disadvantages are that it's harder to do, requires much more focus, and the chompy birds sometimes come a bunch at a time and some will get away if you are too slow.

Another application of this method is as follows. Fill your inventory with around 20 bellows (get from chest then drop on ground, get from chest - do that 20 times) and fill up all those bellows with swamp gas. Then you don't have to run and fill them every minute. Walk over to the opposite side of the spot where you fill your bellows and make 3 inflated frogs. Place them quickly, make 3 new frogs while you are waiting, and place them next to the others. Soon you will get so many chompies to range that time flies faster! Be careful with placing too many frogs though, since you can suddenly have 5 or 7 chompies flying around and have trouble killing them all before they leave.

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Jubbly Birds

To be able to kill jubbly birds, you'll have to do the Skrach 'Bone Crusher' Uglogwee part of the Recipe for Disaster quest. During and after the quest, you'll be able to bait and kill jubbly birds.

Baiting jubbly birds is slightly different from chompies. Use your ogre bellows full of swamp gas on a toad to get it into your inventory. Now, go north of the place where you originally met Rantz. Mine a piece out of the rock a little north-east of the cave entrance (marked with a mining site symbol on mini-map) and then use the bellows on the same toad again while having a ball of wool and the rock in your inventory to make a new kind of bait. Now, drop the bait somewhere in the hunting grounds and move away from it. Hopefully, a jubbly bird will soon appear. Attack and kill it as usual, using your Ogre bow with Ogre/Brutal arrows.

Like chompies, jubbly birds must be cooked on a spit. Jubbly birds are even larger and heavier than chompies, so do not expect to run far carrying them.

NOTE: Jubbly bird kills DO count towards your chompy bird hat level. However, due to their higher life points and the lengthy time needed to prepare the bait, killing them in bulk is not recommended.

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Levels and Chompy Hats

Ogre levels are the levels you achieve from killing a certain amount of chompy birds. To see what level you are and how many chompy bird kills you have, right click on your Ogre Bow, and press 'Check kills'. A window will pop up and say how many kills you have and what Ogre level you are in your chat window.

Chompy bird hats are untradeable prizes you receive from getting a certain Ogre levels. There is a hat for every Ogre level from Ogre Bowman and upward. There are three different types of hats (with one, three, and five feathers each), and each type comes in six colours (Grey, green, red, black, blue, and yellow). To get a chompy bird hat, use your Ogre bow on Rantz or speak to him and ask him to show you his 'hatsies'.

Chompy Levels
Hat Kills Chompy Level
N/A 3 Ogre Novice
N/A 4 Novice
N/A 6 Ogre Beginner
N/A 10 Beginner
N/A 15 Ogre Learner
N/A 20 Learner
Chompy Hunter Hats
Chompy Hunting Ogrebowmanhat Chompy Hunting Bowmanhat Chompy Hunting Ogreyeomanhat
Chompy Hunting Yeomanhat Chompy Hunting Ogremarksmanhat Chompy Hunting Marksmanhat
Chompy Hunting Ogrewoodsmanhat Chompy Hunting Woodsmanhat Chompy Hunting Ogreforesterhat
Chompy Hunting Foresterhat Chompy Hunting Ogrebowmasterhat Chompy Hunting Bowmasterhat
Chompy Hunting Ogreexperthat Chompy Hunting Experthat Chompy Hunting Ogredragonarcherhat
Chompy Hunting Dragonarcherhat Chompy Hunting Expertogredragonarcherhat Chompy Hunting Expertdragonarcherhat

Upon reaching 4000 kills, an Expert Dragon Archer earns a one-time bonus reward of 30,000 xp!

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  • It is recommended to use the rapid fire attack mode for the Ogre bow, because otherwise it is too slow.
  • Two bellows are suggested; it makes it a lot easier and faster to set bloated toads for bait.
  • Don't worry if you are getting a lot of duds. Just ignore it and keep a steady fast pace of planting frogs.
  • It is much better to kill chompies at the chompy grounds south of Castle Wars and west of Yanille. At these swamps there are many more frogs and swamp bubbles. There are also 2 different swamps so there is lots of room to kill them! Also, you can chill with Gargh, Gruh and Scarg, who are ogre expert chompy hunters!
  • If you're only interested in getting fast kills you should only pluck the chompies for their feathers since their meat does not stack and weighs so much.
  • Raw chompies are an ingredient in wild pies, but at 10kg each, carrying them until you have enough to bank becomes a problem. A partially made wild pie (with only raw bear meat) weighs almost nothing. After adding a chompy to it, it still weighs nothing! So avoid the weight problem by bringing along part wild pies with raw bear meat and adding raw chompies on the spot. Don't bring along more then 20 part wild pies, because you need space for 2 bellows, feathers, arrows, 3 toads and at least 1 raw chompy. When you've added raw chompies to all of them, you can go directly to a bank. Later, add the last ingredient (raw rabbit) before cooking.

Most of all, have a good time doing this and don't spend too much time killing them in one long stretch. Killing chompies is an excellent way to get feathers, and you can usually get a thousand after around 50 kills. Also, chompy hats are the new style, happy hunting!

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Original guide by: Smavey

Revised Version by: Jaffy1

Thanks to: abomb67, aspeeder, destructaboy, EchoBeam, Howlin0001, idunedain, Illy_Toga, Juhniz, Kimberly, Lady_Shahdie, lichey, Pirkka, pokemama, Profins, quantumkik, SerpentEye, Sorator, Speedyshel, Sunli and wiseTSM

Last Updated by: Omnitec

Last updated: 23-Dec-2012

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