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1.0 - Introduction

Can you imagine reality if fire was never discovered? Well, in RuneScape, it's a similar deal. While it may seem insignificant, firemaking is a great skill and can become fairly profitable at higher levels.

Firemaking is a simple skill that goes with woodcutting, but can be used to accompany Cooking too. It is easy to level as the experience given from each log is quite high.



2.0 - Basics
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Lighting a Fire

To start firemaking you require a tinderbox. You obtain one of these on Tutorial Island, but if you lost it you can buy one from any General Store for 1gp. The woodsman tutor in Lumbridge will also supply you with a free tinderbox and bronze axe if you don't have them in your inventory or bank.

To light a fire you can "use" the tinderbox with the logs. This will show a short animation of you lighting a fire. If you fail to light the logs on fire, you will continue until you are successful. When you light the fire, you will automatically walk a one square to the west.

The other way to light a fire is to drop the logs on the ground and then use your tinderbox on them. This way, however, is very slow and it will take longer to light your fires.

After you light the fire, you can use it for whatever you please. Most players prefer to use their firemaking skill to light fires for cooking; however, there are other possibilities.

There are many different types of logs for you to light around RuneScape and each one has different requirements and rewards. In the next section, you will find out about the different types of logs.




3.0 - Levels and Requirements

There are eight different logs that you can burn, three of which are Members only.

Picture Log type Level to burn Experience given Members?
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Logs Logs 1 40 No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Oak Logs Oak Logs 15 60 No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Willow Logs Willow Logs 30 90 No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Teak Logs Teak Logs (M) 35 105 Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Arctic Pine Log Arctic Pine 42 125 Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Maple Logs Maple Logs 45 135 No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mahogany Logs Mahogany Logs (M) 50 157.5 Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of arctic pine Arctic Pine Logs 56 125 Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Yew Logs Yew Logs 60 202.5 No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Magic Logs Magic Logs (M) 75 303.75 Yes


4.0 - Training Methods and Locations

The fastest way to train firemaking is to store logs in the bank, then withdraw then burn and repeat until all your logs are gone and then withdraw, burn and repeat... You would do this for the highest log your firemaking level allows you to burn. If you would like to cut and burn at the same time, use the following methods:

Levels 1-15

The early beginning levels: You only need to burn three normal logs to advance to level 2.
Free Players: Cut and burn normal logs in Draynor Village forest.
Members: Cut and burn normal logs in Draynor Village forest.

Levels 16-30

Free Players: Cut and burn oak logs in Draynor Village forest.
Members: Cut and burn oak logs in Draynor Village forest.

Levels 31-50

Although free players can burn maple logs, they are generally far too expensive to worry about buying them to burn at level 45 firemaking.
Free Players: Cut and burn willow logs by the Draynor Village bank, or south-east of Melzars' Maze near Rimmington.
Members: Cut and burn willow Logs behind Seers' Village bank.

Levels 51-65

Free Players: Cut and burn willow logs still as maple logs would be expensive to buy. It would also be time-saving to stockpile the Willow logs and burn them in right through Edgeville
Members: Cut and burn maple logs north of Seers' Village and around the Legends' Guild. Another option would to cut and burn teak/mahogany logs at Tai Bwo Wannai (remember you will need 100 trade sticks to enter!).

Levels 66-75

Free Players: Cut and burn willow logs. They are in abundance behind Draynor Village bank.
Members: Cut and burn maple logs. There are lots behind the Seers' Village bank.

If you are going to cut your logs, then willow and maple are still the fastest, as yews are very slow to cut. If you are going to buy them at this level, then both free players and members should purchase yew logs to burn.

Levels 75-99

Free Players: Burning willow and yew logs is the fastest way to level in Free to Play. It's advisable to cut the logs, as then you can also gain Woodcutting experience and you don't lose any cash at all. Alternative way is to buy Maple logs from the Official Forums, as maple logs can be burned in Free to Play.

Members: The best logs to cut and burn are yew and maple logs. There are many locations for cutting them, these include: Edgeville, Seers' Village, Tree Gnome Stronghold and many more. Fast way to get maple logs is also to use your kingdom.



5.0 - Funeral Pyres
Funeral Pyre Logs

In the Shades of Mort'ton quest, you have to burn a new kind of log, the "Pyre log." Adding sacred oil to any log will gain you 10 firemaking exp. To burn the shade remains; use a pyre log on the funeral pyre (located in the town), add the required shade remains to the pyre and then light the funeral pyre. An explanation of these very useful Pyre logs is in our Mort'ton Funeral Pyres Minigame Guide. Here are the level requirements.

Picture Log type Level to burn Sacred oil used Can be used to burn Firemaking XP per log gained
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Regular Pyre Logs Regular Pyre log 5 2 doses Loar Shades 50
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Oak Pyre Logs Oak Pyre Log 5 2 doses Loar and Phrin Shades 70
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Willow Pyre Logs Willow Pyre Log 40 3 doses Loar, Phrin and Riyl Shades 100
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Teak Pyre Logs Teak Pyre Log 35 3 doses Loar, Phrin and Riyl Shades 120
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Maple Pyre Logs Maple Pyre Log 50 3 doses Loar, Phrin and Riyl shades 175
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mahogany Pyre Logs Mahogany Pyre Log 55 3 doses Loar, Phrin and Riyl shades 210
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Yew Pyre Logs Yew Pyre Log 65 4 doses Loar, Phrin, Riyl and Asyn shades 255
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Magic Pyre Logs Magic Pyre Log 80 4 doses Loar, Phrin, Riyl, Asyn, and Fiyr shades 404.5


6.0 - Light Sources

Light Sources are required to illuminate the Lumbridge Caves , and various other locations in RuneScape. Remember to bring a tinderbox in case the lantern burns out, as without one; bugs will rapidly attack you, striking many 1's until you are dead.

The higher quality the lantern, the further you can go into the cave. Note that having a naked flame (a lit candle) in your inventory with an oil lamp will cause it to explode. The best quality lanterns are the Bullseye Lantern and the Mining Helmet. You can obtain Mining helmets after completing The Lost Tribe quest, or from the level 11 miner-goblins within the Lumbridge Caves .
More detailed information on how to craft lanterns is in our Crafting Guide.



Picture Name Level Requirement
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Candle Candle 1
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Black Candle Black Candle 1
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Torch Torch 1
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Candle Lantern (Black) Candle lantern 4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Oil Lamp Oil lamp 12
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Oil Lantern Oil lantern 26
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Harpie bug lantern Harpie bug lantern (is not a light source) 33
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bullseye Lantern Bullseye lantern 49
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mining Helmet Mining helmet 65


7.0 - Miscellaneous Firemaking

There some alternative ways of gaining Fire Making xp.

Picture Type Level to set on fire Experience given Members?
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Origami Ballons Origami Balloon 1 20 Yes


7.1 - Firelighters

Firelighters are items that can be used to give bonus Firemaking experience when lighting regular logs. They also change the colour of the fire itself. Firelighters range from colours Red to Blue. To create a coloured fire, use the firelighter on a regular log. The log will then turn to the colour of the firelighter. From there, use a tinderbox with the coloured log to create the coloured fire.

The only way you can get Firelighters is by completing any level Treasure Trail Help. Firelighters are indeed a common reward. The below table shows all of the information about these firelighters.

Picture Name Level Extra Experience Fire Picture
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Red Firelighter Red Firelighter 1 50 Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Red Fire
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Green Firelighter Green Firelighter 1 50 Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Green Fire
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a White Firelighter White Firelighter 1 50 Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a White Fire
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Purple Firelighter Purple Firelighter 1 50 Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Purple Fire
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Blue Firelighter Blue Firelighter 1 50 Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Blue Fire


7.2 - Dorgeshuun Lightorbs

In the city of Dorgesh-Kaan, there is a special lighting system. There are lamps all around the city powered by a generator. Occasionally one of the lamps will burn out and need replacing. To replace a bulb, grab a dorgeshuun lightorbs by either thieiving one from the chests in the city or by making one with level 87 Crafting then add a filiment wire (found on the wire machine in the south-west part of the city) to it.

Use the complete orb with any burnt out lamps you find for a large amount of experience. If you manage to fix 100 bulbs, you will recieve a bonus 5000 firemaking experience.

Picture Type Level to set on fire Experience given Members?
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Dorgeshuun Light Orb Dorgeshuun Light Orb 52 1000 Yes


7.3 - Barbarian Firemaking
Lighting logs with bows

Firstly speak to Otto and ask about barbarian firemaking skills, he will tell you to take a bow and use it with oaken (oak) logs as a way of lighting them without a tinderbox. You can use any type of bow except ogre or crystal bows and lighting logs in this manner gives the same experience as lighting them with a tinderbox. After lighting your first logs, speak to Otto again to be able to continue.

Note: The next step can be dangerous and requires the use of combat gear, anti-dragonfire shields, anti-fire potions, super sets, teleports out and high healing food are highly recommended inside the cave.

Funeral Pyre Ships
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Funeral Pyre

After lighting the logs, talk to Otto again and he will instruct you on how to burn and create pyre ship funerals for dead barbarians. For a funeral pyre, you need any type of log (though remember to note that the higher the level wood, the longer you receive prayer experience from burying bones after the procedure), and the chewed bones of a dead barbarian warrior. The remains of barbarians can be gathered in the Ancient Cavern (can be reached by jumping into the whirlpool in the lake); fight the more difficult creatures in the cavern and they will either drop mangled or chewed bones, however, the mangled bones don't reward you when burnt and instead cause a Ferocious/Enraged/Angry/Berserk Barbarian Spirit (level-166) to attack. Be careful in the cave to avoid being attacked by the monsters as you gather bones. You can leave the cave by the logs at the edge of the underground river.

Once you have logs, the chewed bones, and a bow or tinderbox, you can build a pyre at the edge of the lake north of Otto using a "Pyre-site." The burning of the remains will give you Firemaking experience, and a bonus depending on the logs you used, to the experience gained when burying bones. When you burn the remains you will be given a reward for setting the hero's spirit free, which can even be the Dragon full helmet! Speak to Otto once more to complete your training.


Picture Name Required Firemaking/Crafting Level Firemaking Experience Crafting Experience Bones Buried Withholding Enchantment
Zybez RuneScape Help's Log Image Normal log 11 40 10 1
Zybez RuneScape Help's Achey Tree Log Image Achey log 11 40 10 1
Zybez RuneScape Help's Oak Log Image Oak log 25 60 15 2
Zybez RuneScape Help's Willow Log Image Willow log 40 90 22.5 2
Zybez RuneScape Help's Teak Log Image Teak log 45 105 26.2 3
Zybez RuneScape Help's Log Image Artic Pine log 52 125 31.2 3
Zybez RuneScape Help's Maple Log Image Maple log 55 135 33.7 3
Zybez RuneScape Help's Mahogany Log Image Mahogany log 60 157.5 39.3 4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Yew Log Image Yew log 70 202.5 50.6 4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Magic Log Image Magic log 85 303.8 75.9 5



8.0 - Quests for Experience

Quests with a choice Experience

Author: Dark

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