Jokku23said: Is that really the best strategy? This sounds very surprising - I assume there are some expensive high level chins then?
Yeah, it really is, and though there are black chinchompas that are the best of all chinchompas, even red chinchompas work well. Both of them have a ranged attack bonus similar to armadyl crossbow and twisted bow at Kree (the bows being the next best choice after chins), but the chins can be thrown almost twice as fast (1.8s vs 3s attack speed), and the chins only have to roll against level 160-175 defence (with no defensive bonuses) of the minions, while the bows have to roll against level 260 defence (with 200 ranged defense bonus) of Kree. Chins have a much lower ranged strength, but it's fine since the bows land so many misses before a successful hit. Without the minions, both types of weapons would have to roll against Kree's defence, which would make the chins useless.
Also, since you get attacked by all combat styles and can only protect against one with prayer (which has to be range given how deadly Kree's range attack is), chins can get rid of at least one bodyguard during the fight (usually people pick the melee one since the ranged armor is weakest to melee), resulting in less damage taken than with bows.
Ok, that's news to me! I don't recall that being a thing back in the day (when bows were even weaker than now). Cheers!
I'm not familiar with chins though since I never really used them. Only once. Time for a cool story.
It was 11 January, 2010. My plan was to chin mummies (in Chaos tunnels) for my 11th champion scroll. I had prepared to stay there for long, and I thought I would gain ranged levels and learn how to use chins at the same time.
Jokku23said: Ok, that's news to me! I don't recall that being a thing back in the day (when bows were even weaker than now). Cheers!
Maybe people just didn't know back then, or Jagex has changed something for OSRS to make it possible. > )
Nice RNG in your story, in a way it fits; you shouldn't waste chins on just training ranged, since it's easy enough to train ranged and profit at the same time. Blowpipe and dhcb at Vorkath are an excellent choice for one!