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Everyone knows that chinning is the best ranged experience in the game, but how does it work? This osrs chinning guide covers both MM1 and MM2 locations, gear/inventory setup, and how to chin with the bonecrusher necklace.

Chinning EXP Rates

Chinning experience rates depend on your location (MM1 tunnels or MM2 tunnels), whether you use black/red chins, attack style (short or medium fuse), and whether you use the 2-tile method or the AFK method.

Skeletal monkeys (MM1) experience rate:

Chinning against skeletal monkeys will give you experience rates of between 150 to 400K per hour. Depending on your ranged level, chinchompas used and method used.

Maniacal monkeys (MM2) experience rate:

Against maniacal monkeys, you can expect experience rates of between 350 – 800K. Completely depending on which chinchompas you are using, and whether or not you are efficiently using the two-tile method or not.

Other factors that will influence your hourly experience rates:

  • your gear setup
  • your current ranged level
  • whether or not you have access to the rigour prayer
  • how often you sip ranging potions

Chinning cost

To figure out the cost of chinning in osrs, you can use a chinning calculator which you can find here.

Chinning Gear Setup

The best in slot gear setup for chinning is elite void with pegasian boots, necklace of anguish, ava’s assembler, twisted buckler, and black chinchompas.

Best in slot gear setup:

  • Elite void
  • Ava’s assembler
  • Necklace of anguish
  • Pegasian boots
  • Archer ring (I)
  • Twisted buckler
  • Black chinchompas

Mid-level gear setup:

  • Regular void/blessed d’hide
  • Ava’s accumulator
  • Necklace of anguish/fury
  • Blessed boots
  • Archer ring (I)
  • Unholy book
  • Red chinchompas
osrs chinning guide gear setup. The best in slot gear for chinning is elite void with assembler, anguish, pegasian boots, archers ring and black chins.
Example of BIS and mid-level gear setup

Chinning Inventory Setup

  • 1 Stamina Potion
  • 4 ranging potions
  • prayer potions
  • Emergency food
  • teleportation method out
  • light source
  • holy wrench (optional)
  • Bonecrusher necklace (optional)

Chinning Locations

Chinning in MM1 tunnels

To gain access to the monkey madness tunnels, you’ll need to do the monkey madness quest all the way up to the part where the zooknock tunnels are used. (So you might as well finish it, unless you are a zerker pure*)

The easiest way to get here is by using the Ape Atoll teleport, which becomes available after completing the Awowogei section of the recipe for disaster series. Teleportation tabs can be purchased from the grand exchange.

the Ape Atoll Dungeon is located in the Southern part of the island.

location of the MM1 tunnels in osrs. This is where you can chin against skeletal monkeys for some of the best ranged experience in osrs

From here, you’ll want to turn on your protect from Melee while you navigate through the tunnels as illustrated below. Sipping from a stamina potion is advised.

zook's dungeon how to get to the skeletal monkeys in osrs.
How to navigate the monkey madness 1 tunnels.

Chinning in MM2 tunnels

Since Monkey Madness 2 came out, the maniacal monkeys have become a superior option to training ranged with higher experience rates.

Maniacal monkeys are located in Kruk’s dungeon which is located in Ape Atoll.

monkey madness 2 chinning location is located south of Ape Atoll. This is where you can chin against maniacal monkeys for the fastest ranged experience in the game.
Trapdoor location on Ape Atoll

Once you climb down the trapdoor, you’ll find a hole on your right side. Make sure you use the “Look-in-all-hole” option to check whether or not your current world is occupied.

Next, follow the agility course that leads to the maniacal monkey spot. It’s a bit hard to explain this part in text-form so I’d advise you to check out the youtube video below.

How chinning works

Chinchompas, just like ice barrage have the ability to target multiple targets at once. This makes for great ranged experience rates in multi-combat zones where aggressive monsters constantly spawn back. This is where skeletal or maniacal monkeys from MM1 and MM2 come in, these are the best targets for chinning in osrs.

Chinning with bonecrusher necklace

Requirements: 80 prayer, Morytania Hard Diaries

The bonecrusher necklace lets you regain prayer points without using prayer potions, this is both cheaper and increases your hourly experience rates.

The bonecrusher necklace is the combination of 1 bonecrusher, 1 dragonbone necklace, and 1 hydra tail.

Both the dragonbone necklace and the hydra tail can be bought from the grand exchange. The Bonecrusher is a reward from the morytania hard diaries and must be charged with ectotokens.

So how do players benefit from having a bonecrusher necklace while chinning? It’s simple. The bonecrusher necklace combines the effects of the bonecrusher and dragonbone necklace. This means that the necklace both buries bones without touching them and regains prayer points for those buried bones.

To effectively use this you should have the necklace in your inventory and once your prayer points fall below 15, you switch to the bonecrusher necklace until you’ve regained your prayer points and then switch back to your necklace of Anguish.


Dean started playing Runescape in 2006 when he was just 10 years old and has been playing ever on and off ever since (you never quit OSRS, right?) In 2013 he switched to OSRS Servers and never looked back. Dean has spent over 20,000 hours in the game now and frequently revisits his favourite portion of OSRS; the early-to-mid game through new account builds. You can also find bite-sized runescape guides on Deans' YouTube channel

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