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Cremation Cremation is the ability to burn bones on a bonfire or portable brazier for Prayer and Firemaking experience. It is a rare drop from ghosts and ghost-like monsters (see below). Upon receiving the ability, players will receive a game message: You have unlocked the ability to burn bones on bonfires!

Cremating bones grants 2.5× the burying experience for the bones in Prayer and 2× the burying experience in Firemaking. For example, dragon bones grant 72 Prayer experience when buried; cremating dragon bones grants 180 Prayer experience and 144 Firemaking experience.

While cremation grants less experience than using a gilded altar or the Ectofuntus, it is competitive with these methods due to the Firemaking experience granted and the speed of usage (particularly compared to the Ectofuntus). Additionally, ironmen can use cremation as an alternative to the gilded altar that does not require training Construction or purchasing the materials needed (if they are lucky enough to get it as a drop). Cremation is also the only of the three methods that free to play players have access to.

Bones cannot be cremated on permanent fires, only player-made bonfires and braziers. Cremation does not stack with brawling gloves or bonus experience weekends. Only bones can be used for cremations; ashes do not work. The speed of burning a bone is 4 ticks (2.4 seconds), or 3 ticks with perfect clicking.

Cremation was initially a reward from the 2014 Hallowe'en event, costing 10,000 points. After the event, it (and ghost hunter equipment) was added as a rare drop from ghostly creatures, much like the ectoplasmator before it.

Bones GE price Prayer exp. Prayer cost/exp. Firemaking exp. Firemaking cost/exp. Total cost/exp.
Bones Bones 274 11.2 24.46 9 30.44 13.56
Wolf bones Wolf bones 1,077 11.2 96.16 9 119.67 53.32
Burnt bones Burnt bones 873 11.2 77.95 9 97 43.22
Monkey bones Monkey bones 604 12.5 48.32 10 60.4 26.84
Large zombie monkey bones Large zombie monkey bones N/A 12.5 N/A 10 N/A N/A
Bat bones Bat bones 1,022 13.2 77.42 10.6 96.42 42.94
Big bones Big bones 392 37.5 10.45 30 13.07 5.81
Long bone Long bone N/A 37.5 N/A 30 N/A N/A
Curved bone Curved bone N/A 37.5 N/A 30 N/A N/A
Jogre bones Jogre bones 900 37.5 24 30 30 13.33
Big bones Gorilla bones N/A 45 N/A 36 N/A N/A
Zogre bones Zogre bones 541 56.2 9.63 45 12.02 5.35
Shaikahan bones Shaikahan bones 5,594 62.5 89.5 50 111.88 49.72
Baby dragon bones Baby dragon bones 594 75 7.92 60 9.9 4.4
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 2,955 125 23.64 100 29.55 13.13
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1,515 180 8.42 144 10.52 4.68
Fayrg bones Fayrg bones 7,654 210 36.45 168 45.56 20.25
Raurg bones Raurg bones 56,566 240 235.69 192 294.61 130.94
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 5,585 312.5 17.87 250 22.34 9.93
Airut bones Airut bones 5,957 331.2 17.99 265 22.48 9.99
Ourg bones Ourg bones 12,224 350 34.93 280 43.66 19.4
Hardened dragon bones Hardened dragon bones 7,278 360 20.22 288 25.27 11.23
Frost dragon bones Frost dragon bones 12,205 450 27.12 360 33.9 15.07
Reinforced dragon bones Reinforced dragon bones 14,132 475 29.75 380 37.19 16.53

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Aberrant spectre72; 781Very rare
Ahrim the Blighted 105; 150; 6501Very rare
Akrisae the Doomed115; 10001Very rare
Asyn Shade841Very rare
Banshee371Very rare
Death wing771Very rare
Dharok the Wretched 105; 150; 6501Very rare
Edimmu1221Very rare
Edimmu (elite)1251Very rare
Fiyr Shade981Very rare
Ghast 28; 35; 63; 911Very rare
Ghost25; 28; 42; 47; 481Very rare
Guthan the Infested 105; 150; 6501Very rare
Karil the Tainted150; 6501Very rare
Linza the Disgraced1501Very rare
Loar Shade581Very rare
Mighty banshee911Very rare
Phrin Shade671Very rare
Revenant cyclops601Very rare
Revenant dark beast1121Very rare
Revenant demon841Very rare
Revenant dragon1261Very rare
Revenant goblin16; 19; 22; 281Very rare
Revenant hellhound701Very rare
Revenant hobgoblin441Very rare
Revenant icefiend371Very rare
Revenant imp141Very rare
Revenant knight1191Very rare
Revenant ork981Very rare
Revenant pyrefiend401Very rare
Revenant vampyre471Very rare
Revenant werewolf531Very rare
Riyl Shade751Very rare
Spiritual mage 49; 981Very rare
Spiritual ranger 49; 981Very rare
Spiritual warrior 49; 981Very rare
Torag the Corrupted150; 6501Very rare
Tormented wraith421Very rare
Tortured soul (Queen Black Dragon)931Very rare
Verac the Defiled150; 6501Very rare


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