Hunting Guide

Apr
27

Hunting Guide

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Introduction

How to get a hunting rifle

Where to hunt solo

How to hunt

Blue Whale Hunting [CO-OP]

Fugitive Khalk Hunting [CO-OP]

Hunting EXP Quests


Introduction

You can begin solo hunting at level 30+ if you have a hunting rifle. To hunt harder monsters such as the Blue Whale, you will need a high hunting level and at least one full party of players. Hunting can be profitable once you reach higher levels but it is very time consuming. Some cooking recipes also use whale meat which can only be collect by hunting.


How to get a hunting rifle

To get a hunting rifle, you can either buy it from the item market under the “primary weapon” tab, or you have to craft it yourself using a tool workshop. If you aren’t sure how to buy the tool workshop, click here to view our housing guide

If you are just starting out you will need to use the “Hunting for Beginners Hand Canvas” which requires Copper Ore x4 and Blackstone Powder x1. It will take approximately 20 minutes (worker speed 50). If you are unsure of how to get these crafting materials view our gathering guide.

Hunting rifles can be repaired by the blacksmith just like all other weapons.


Where to hunt solo

There are three types of monsters that you can hunt at low level to raise your hunting experience:

  1. Humpback Whales
    • These spawn alone and can drop many items such as Hard/Sharp Crystals, Black Stones and Soft Whale Meat.
    • To hunt these you will need a boat, hunting musket and a Buther Knife.
    • The whales do not attack back and can be killed at any level.
  2. Crocodiles
    • These spawn in packs of three and can drop Hard/Sharp Crystals, Black Stones and Crocodile Meat.
    • They have a long spawn rate but you can change channels and keep hunting them for a long time.
    • To hunt these you will only need a hunting rifle and a Buther Knife.
  3. Giant Boars/Giant Big-Horned Deer
    • These spawn all over Eastern Balenos Mountains and have a quick respawn rate.
    • The Deer are 4/5 shots and Boar are 9/10 with a beginner rifle, making them easy to kill.
    • At Apprentice 3, Deers gave 0.5% each and Boars gave 1% each.  To hunt these you will only need a hunting rifle and a Butcher Knife, they give Deer Meat, Pork and Boar Meat, along with some Hard/Sharp Crystal drops.

If these areas are empty you can either check another channel or wait for their respawn.


How to hunt

Once you have your hunting rifle and Tanning Knife/Buther Knife, go to one of the locations above to search for your prey.

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Equip your gun by right-clicking it then aim the cross-hair at the whale/crocodile. If the cross-hair is red you will have a chance of hitting and damaging the monster. It can take several minutes to kill them but you can crouch by pressing the SPACE key to higher your range. You can run and roll with the gun equpped but you can’t interact with objects so you will have to take the weapon off to gather from the corpse. I recommend putting the gun and your main hand on your hotbar so you can switch easily from one to the other.

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When the whale/crocodile/Boar/Deer is killed, stand on top of them to receive the loot. Make sure you have your Tanning Knife/Butcher Knife equipped then press “R” to collect. A Tanning Knife will give you hide and a Butcher Knife will give you meat. Hunting in parties will not share EXP because you receive the hunting EXP when you loot the prey and only one person can loot.

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Blue Whale Hunting [CO-OP]

The Blue Whale is a Hunting boss which randomly approximately 3 times a day on each channel. A server message will be shown when the whale spawns.

It requires multiple parties of hunters to kill and only the top 5 damaging parties will recieve loot. The whale does not stop moving and you will need a fishing boat or Epheria boat with one person to drive while the others deal damage. The driver of the boat does not have to worry about hitting the whale and they will recieve loot at the end. I would also recommend using a fishing boat instead of an Epheria boat if possible because it is much easier to stay directly behind the whale and you’ll find you are able to hit it much easier.

To begin hunting a Blue Whale you will need the following equipment:

  • Hunting Rifle(s) – I recommend bringing a few of them and enhancing them for extra damage so that you can stay longer without having to go to an island to repair.
  • Butcher Knife – If possible try to use a Lucky Butcher Knife for the best chance of drops.

Additional equipment you may want to use (optional but recommended):

  • Fortuna armor set – 2 pieces will give you 2 luck if you are not already maxed out on luck. It is debatable if luck makes any difference but I would still recommend investing in it just in case because of it’s low cost.
  • Crystal Sockets – Dim Magical Crystal of Hunting, Swiftness crystals (shoes), Vision crystals (helm)
  • Food – Fresh Hunter’s Salad/Hunter’s Salad
  • Elixirs – Elixir of Time
  • Alchemy Stone of Life
  • Splat Fisher’s Clothes Set (Pearl Store Item) or Da-Dum Da-Dum Diving Suit Set (Pearl Store Item)


You can check if a Blue Whale has spawned on your channel by hovering over the Hunting Matchlock icon on the left of your minimap. It will say which have spawned and what sea region the Blue Whale is currently in.



There are three locations where Blue Whales tend to spawn:

  1. Calpheon Sea – Seas of Banto, Seas of Peyon, Seas of Ahrmo, Seas of Olvia
  2. Balenos Sea – Seas of Nox, Cron Islands
  3. Mediah Sea – Seas of Arusha, Seas of Sausan

Below shows the possible routes the Blue Whale can follow. Use your NPC Magnifying glass to find your closest repair.

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Possible item drops (after using Butcher’s Knife):
  • Blue Whale Meat – ingredient used to create Whale Meat Salad
  • Blue Whale Tendon – ingredient used to create Whale Tendon Elixir and Whale Tendon Potion
  • Blue Whale Oil – ingredient used to create Perfume of Courage and Perfume of Swiftness
  • Blue Whale Molar – item used to craft Blue Whale Molar Earring
  • Black Stones
  • Hard/Sharp Black Crystals

Fugitive Khalk Hunting [CO-OP]

Fugitive Khalk Hunting is similar to Blue Whale Hunting and requires a large group to kill them. The bat flies around quite fast so you will need to use your hunting rifle whilst on your horse.

To begin Fugitive Khalk hunting you will need the following equipment:

  • Hunting Rifle(s) – I recommend bringing a few of them and enhancing them for extra damage so that you can stay longer without having to go to an island to repair.
  • Butcher Knife – If possible try to use a Lucky Butcher Knife for the best chance of drops.

    The following images show the 2 routes the Fugitive Khalk can spawn on.



    Possible item drops (after using Butcher’s Knife):


    Hunting EXP Quests

    Non-Repeatable Quests

    Hunting in the Forest of Seclusion
    • Requirements: 40 Amity with Hessenvale
    • Start NPC: Hessenvale (Toscani Farm, Balenos)
    • Objective: Get 1 quest item – Owl, Drop chance: 100%
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 50, Recover 2 Energy, Hunting Skill Experience
    • This quest also requires you to use a Practise Matchlock, which can be rented from Ernill in Velia or Hessenvale at the Western Guard Camp
    Bee Hurts Farm
    • Requirements: Finished quest – Basics of Hunting
    • Start NPC: Daphne DelLucci (Marino Farm, Balenos)
    • Objective: Get 3 quest items – Wooden Beehive, Drop chance: 100%
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 50, Recover 2 Energy, Hunting Skill Experience
    • This quest also requires you to use a Practise Matchlock, which can be rented from Daphne DelLucci
    Shoot and Help
    • Requirements: Level > 29, Exploration (5) > 1
    • Start NPC: Daphne DelLucci (Marino Farm, Balenos)
    • Objective: Kill monsters (5) – Wooden Beehive
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 60, [Hunting] Beginner Matchlock, Hunting Skill Experience
    • This quest also requires you to use a Practise Matchlock, which can be rented from Daphne DelLucci
    Hunter-Loving Hunter
    • Requirements: Finished quest – Shoot and Help
    • Start NPC: Daphne DelLucci (Marino Farm, Balenos)
    • Objective: Meet NPC – Black-Robed Man
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 60
    Brothers at Lake Kaia
    • Requirements: Finished quest – [Daily] Fly Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee!
    • Start NPC: Chuck Laurie (Lake Kaia, Calpheon)
    • Objective: Kill monster (1) Bull Gator
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 60, Dull Butcher Knife, Deer Meat
    Annoying Jellyfish
    • Requirements: Level > 49
    • Start NPC: Merio (Lake Kaia, Calpheon)
    • Objective: Kill monsters (3) – Jellyfish
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 80, Recover 2 Energy, Hunting Skill Experience

    Repeatable Quests

    [Daily] Fly Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee!
    • Requirements: Finished quest – Hunter-Loving Hunter
    • Start NPC: Chuck Laurie (Wolf Hills, Calpheon)
    • Objective: Give item (10) – Weeds, Kill monster (1) – Witch’s Deer
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 100, Hunting Skill Experience
    [Daily] Easy Game
    • Requirements: Level > 29
    • Start NPC: Chuck Laurie (Wolf Hills, Calpheon)
    • Objective: Kill monsters (5) – Giant Elk
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 50, Hunting Skill Experience
    [Daily] The Reckless One
    • Requirements: Finished quest – [Daily] Easy Game
    • Start NPC: Chuck Laurie (Wolf Hills, Calpheon)
    • Objective: Kill monster (2) – Giant Boar
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 50, Hunting Skill Experience
    [Daily] Hunter’s Honor
    • Requirements: Level > 49, Finished quest – [Daily] The Reckless One
    • Start NPC: Chuck Laurie (Wolf Hills, Calpheon)
    • Objective: Kill monster (1) – Giant Brown Bear
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 80, Hunting Skill Experience, Sharp Butcher Knife
    An Epicurean Alligator
    • Requirements: Finished quest – Brothers at Lake Kaia
    • Start NPC: Leo Laurie (Lake Kaia, Calpheon)
    • Objective: Give item (5) – Deer Meat, Obtain item (1) – Bull Gator Meat, Give item (1) – Bull Gator Meat
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 100, Hunting Skill Experience
    Those Seagulls!
    • Requirements: Level > 10, Have item – Practice Matchlock
    • Start NPC: Crio (Velia, Balenos)
    • Objective: Kill monsters (2) – Seagull
    • Rewards: Recover 3 Energy, Crio and Seagulls (knowledge), Contribution EXP 70, Hunting Skill Experience
    • Optional Rewards: HP Potion (Small) x10 OR MP Potion (Small) x10
    • This quest also requires you to use a Practise Matchlock, which can be rented from Daphne DelLucci at Marino Farm
    An Eye for an Eye
    • Requirements: Finished quest – The Cat that Swallowed the Canary
    • Start NPC: Villager (Alejandro Farm, Serendia)
    • Objective: Kill monster (1) – Eagle
    • Rewards: Contribution EXP 100, Recover 3 Energy, Hunting Skill Experience

    Advancement Quests

    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 10] Shooting Practice
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 15] Starting Point
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 20] Humpback Whale Hunt
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 25] In Search of Freshwater Crocodiles…
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 30] Blue Whale I
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 34] Blue Whale II
    [Hunting Level 37] Fugitive Khalk I
    [Hunting Level 40] Fugitive Khalk II
    [Hunting Level 44] The Precious Molar
    [Hunting Level 47] The Best Booty
    [Hunting Level 50] An Absolute Hunter




     

    2 Comments

    • Jul 1, 2016 @ 7:37 am

      Hey is there any spot where you can hunt in valencia?
      Thx for the guide btw

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