|Release date||12 July 2011 (Update)|
|High Alch||2 coins|
|Low Alch||1 coin|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A curly jade root. Only good for burning.|
A curly root is an item obtained from chopping curly jade roots (83 Woodcutting required) within the Jadinko Lair and then collecting the roots (2 distinct actions). It can be used on dry patches within the lair to create a firepit or simply burnt on an existing firepit (83 Firemaking required).
Chopping & Collecting RootsEdit
To get curly roots, players need to cut curled Jade roots rather than straight roots in the Jadinko Lair. However, the roots can change while they are being cut. If a curly jade root straightens while a player is chopping, the player will receive a straight root instead of a curly root.
Chopping the roots requires two distinct actions. The first cuts the root (80.8 Woodcutting experience) and the second collects the root (80.8 woodcutting experience) for a total of 161.6 experience. Collecting the roots yields 4 curly roots. If a player has less than 4 slots open in his inventory, the additional roots will fall to the floor.
Players should be careful when clicking on jade roots. Although the monsters in the Jadinko Lair are not aggressive, mutated Jadinko babies are level 90 and can be attacked by left-clicking. To avoid this, players should either wield a bow without arrows or chop the jade roots in the areas other than where jadinko babies reside.Jade roots are not instanced; it is recommended to find an area or world in which nobody else is chopping jade roots to avoid competition for faster experience.
There is a limit to how fast the roots can be cut. When attempting to chop a 5th root in rapid sequence, a play will get the message: "The root squirms out of the way of your hatchet. You have already chopped 4 other roots that haven't regrown yet." Once one of the chopped roots regrows, the player can resume chopping.
Burning RootsEditDry patches are available at the south side of all three areas with attackable Jadinkos. These are the only locations where curly roots can be burned. To start the fire, you will need to place the jade root on the dry patch with a tinderbox or hardened straight root in your inventory. This can be done by left-clicking on the dry patch.
Once the fire is burning, the dry patch becomes a firepit. You can burn additional curly roots by left-clicking the firepit. This brings up a Burn-X interface for curly roots. Each root burned in the firepit increases the fire's life by 30 seconds.
Burning a curly root yields 378.7 Firemaking experience. A full inventory results in 10,603.6 experience.
Boosts & BonusesEdit
For each curly root you burn in a firepit, you will receive 2 favour points. See the page for Jadinko Lair Rewards for more information.
Flame gloves and ring of fire both award their bonuses while burning curly roots. The result of using both increases the Firemaking experience to 397.6 xp per curly root. Added to this, while having a Pyrelord summoned, each root will give 407.5xp, giving an extra 2.5% boost. If you use an avatar buff on top of this, you can get 419.725xp per root.
The inferno adze can incinerate up to all four curly roots at once for an instant 1514.8 (1590.4 with gloves/ring) firemaking experience. On average, you burn about 8 curly roots in 7 cuts which is about 1.14 roots per cut. Roots burned by the inferno adze do not provide any favour points.
Experience Rate Before The Inferno Adze UpdateEdit
A test conducted at 98 Woodcutting and 97 Firemaking with full Lumberjack, Flame Gloves, Ring of Fire and the Inferno Adze yielded 39,000 Woodcutting experience, 375,000 Firemaking experience and 1280 Jadinko Favour in an hour, making this the second fastest Firemaking experience in the entire game behind only continuous burning of magic logs. Players with only the minimum requirements can expect about 25,000 Woodcutting and 200,000 Firemaking experience per hour. However, as no GP is lost using this training technique and Samaden seeds and Ugune seeds can be redeemed from the Favour earned, this is considered by some to be the best Firemaking training method in RuneScape.
- A glitch occurs with the "lumberjack woodcutting" animation from the solomon's general store; chopping curly roots with the inferno adze while the animation is active prevents the adze's burning effect from happening. Deactivating the animation will fix this.
- Contrary to the geology of this type of cave, the game guide calls the dry patches non-permeable bedrock.
- Before the update, when a player attempted to chop a curly root a second time with a full inventory, the chatbox message says that the player's inventory is too full to hold any more logs, even though they are roots and not technically logs. Also, when the inferno adze incinerates curly roots the message in chatbox is: "You chop some logs. The heat of the inferno adze incinerates them.".
- At one point, the incineration effect of the inferno adze did NOT reward 2 favour points for each root burnt.
- Burning curly vines does not always succeed, and therefore the Lava Titan's invisible firemaking boost actually helps here, making it the second place where it has any effect (the first being a reduction in the Hand Cannon's explosion rate).
- If a jade vine grows above a curly root that is on the ground, the curly root is picked up, as if off a table.
- After receiving 2000 favour points you are still able to chop and burn the curly root, but the jadinko will not accept your offering.
- Roots can block you from entering the north room when they grow side by side.