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This article is about the firemaking skill. For information on training firemaking, see Firemaking training (F2P) (P2P).
The official worlds for Bonfires are worlds 29 (F2P), 16 (P2P).
Firemaking
Firemaking-icon
Also known as FM
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members only No
Minimum level
for Hiscores
15
as of 30 Oct 2014
Players with
99
141,301
as of 30 Oct 2014
Players with 120 1,197
Players with
200M XP
472
as of 30 Oct 2014
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Firemaking

Firemaking is a skill that can be used to set objects such as logs or lanterns on fire.

Firemaking is the companion skill of Woodcutting, often trained by players to complete quests or minigames that require a certain level of Firemaking. A number of members' Quests with good rewards require Firemaking skills, such as As a First Resort..., Recipe for Disaster, Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf, The Void Stares Back and Desert Treasure. Similarly, Firemaking-oriented minigames with good rewards include Shades of Mort'ton and All Fired Up. Also, after completing the Legacy of Seergaze quest, players can hunt down the Vyrewatch and burn their Vyre corpses for rewards. Another use for Firemaking is the ability to make a fire and cook things like meat and fish on the spot; when low-level players fight Giant rats, they can then cook the rat meat and consume it to heal life points.

Burnt-out fires leave behind a heap of Ashes. Ashes sell well on Grand Exchange, mainly because they are a required ingredient to make the Serum 207 potion which many members use to power-train Herblore, but are otherwise completely useless. Players could theoretically profit from burning cheaper logs and collecting the ashes, but doing so would effectively halt any serious progress toward training the Firemaking skill.

The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at approximately rank 1,253,276) on the hiscores for Firemaking is level 15. As of 30 October 2014, there are 141,301 current members that have achieved level 99 in Firemaking.

How to make firesEdit

Lighting fire

A player uses Firemaking to set a log on fire.

Fire

A lit fire burning.

To make a fire, players need any log and a Tinderbox. Alternatively, they may ignite a fire with a bow (barbarian training required), a Pyrelord (requiring 46 Summoning), a Forge Regent (requiring 76 Summoning) or a dwarven army axe (members), a multipurpose tool.

Cutting trees generates logs, though players can alternatively acquire them from the Grand Exchange, or (rarely) as monster drops. After Barbarian Training, bows can start fires, excluding the Ogre bow, Ogre comp bow, Dark bow, and Crystal bow. The player can procure a tinderbox in the general store, such as those in Varrock, Falador and Lumbridge, for 1 coin. They can also be taken as a free sample from the Lumbridge general store.

To burn a log, the player may:

  • Use a tinderbox with the log, or a log with the tinderbox. When a player does this, they will drop the log and light it with the tinderbox.
  • With a tinderbox in the Toolbelt by right clicking the log in the inventory and clicking the 'Light' option.
  • Drop the log, then right click the log and select the 'light log' option.
  • Drop the log, then use the tinderbox with the log. This way is almost never used, but it is still available.
  • Using a bow on the log causes the log to drop and kindles a fire. Only Members have this ability, and must complete Barbarian Training to do so.
  • Using a log on a Pyrelord familiar. Only members have this ability, and it requires level 46 Summoning .

Once the player creates a fire, they will walk one step to the west if there is room there, otherwise they will take one step east. If both ways are blocked, the player will move south. If all three ways are blocked, the player will travel north.

Players used to go to a large area such as the Grand Exchange and light many logs in a row. This was called "power lighting" or "power firemaking". After starting one fire with a clear path to the west, more fires could be rapidly lit. When the avatar is in the process of making one fire, the player would prepare to start the next immediately after lighting the first fire. The chat box would say "the fire catches and the logs begin to burn," instead of "you attempt to light the logs."  However, though this method is still possible, with the new ability to add logs to current fires and the extra experience granted by it, this old method became obsolete.

Fires require an empty ground upon which to light, with additional restrictions on select buildings and other locations, including plants and ferns, adjacent to growing vines, in doorways. Additionally, closed doors block the creation of fires—except in Draynor. Conversely, open doors do not obstruct firemaking. The Grand Exchange imposes a final restriction in that players must light fires at least 2 squares away from the desks .

LogsEdit

Different logs require different levels to ignite, as shown in the table below. When a log is lit, it will stay on fire for a short while. How long a fire stays lit is always random despite the player's firemaking level and type of log. As a result, Yew logs do not necessarily burn longer than normal logs.

Log Level Experience Obtained from Other uses Notes
Logs
Normal
1 40 Dead/dying trees, Evergreen Trees, and Normal Trees. Players often fletch arrow shafts, or improve their houses by constructing new furnishings. In addition, using coloured firelighter on the resulting fire changes its colour. With the Seers' headband two logs can be obtained from a single tree. Players can find these trees throughout RuneScape.
Achey tree logs
Achey (m)
1 40 Achey tree Players use Achey logs in the member's only quest Big Chompy Bird Hunting, and to make Ogre bows and arrows. Only one log is obtained from the tree before felling.
Oak logs
Oak
15 60 Oak tree Like normal logs, Construction and fletching tend to expend Oak logs. Many logs are received before the tree falls.
Willow logs
Willow
30 90 Willow tree Players can use Willow logs in Fletching.
Teak logs
Teak (m)
35 105 Teak tree By talking to the Sawmill operator, players can turn teak into planks, primarily for use in construction.
Arctic pine logs
Arctic pine (m)
42 125 Arctic pine Players can use Arctic pine logs to create Fremennik roundshields, and can split the logs on a stump for woodcutting experience.
Maple logs
Maple
45 135 Maple tree Players can use Maple logs in Fletching. Free players can burn Maple logs, and can now cut them following the Dungeoneering update on 19 July 2010.
Mahogany logs
Mahogany (m)
50 157.5 Mahogany tree Burning them is not recommended—except while power training in the Hardwood Grove--as Construction consumes great quantities of mahogany planks.
Eucalyptus logs
Eucalyptus (m)
58 193.5 Eucalyptus tree Eucalyptus logs serve no purpose other than firemaking. Players can only obtain them near Oo'glog. Eucalyptus logs are an alternative to yews, giving similar xp at a reduced cost.
Yew logs
Yew
60 202.5 Yew tree Players can use Yew logs in Fletching.
Magic logs
Magic (m)
75 303.8 Magic tree Due to the difficulty of cutting these trees, players typically refrain from lighting Magic logs and prefer to sell them, fletch them, or use them for cremating Fiyr remains.
Blisterwood logs
Blisterwood (m)
76 303.8 Blisterwood Tree Players can find the Blisterwood tree in the Arboretum of Darkmeyer. Blisterwood logs cannot be used to cremate vyres or shades.
Cursed magic logs
Cursed magic (m)
82 303.8 Cursed Magic Tree in the Spirit Realm Players rarely use these logs for experience. If taken back through the portal, they become magic logs (see above). While in the Spirit Realm players cannot fletch them or turn them into pyre logs. These logs burn with a white flame.
Curly rootCurly root (m) 83 378.7 Jade root They have no other use besides firemaking. Players cannot trade Curly roots, and can cut and burn them in the Jadinko Lair. Chopping jade roots requires 83 Woodcutting. Adding additional roots to the fire doesn't require a tinderbox.
Elder logs
Elder (m)
90 450 Elder tree Due to the difficulty of cutting these trees or its expensive price, players typically refrain from lighting Elder logs and prefer to sell them or fletch them. Elder trees can only be found from 10 places around Gielinor and the tree will become depleted after 5 minutes of continous chopping. The player will have to move to a different place as it is instanced in all worlds and will regrow after 10 minutes of in-game time.

Pyre logsEdit

Members have an alternate method to increase their firemaking level by burning pyre logs.

To make pyre logs, players need sacred oil, created during the Shades of Mort'ton Quest. Creating sacred oil necessitates the purchase of olive oil from Razmire Keelgan in Mort'ton, and necessitates the rebuild and restoration of the temple in the Shades of Mort'ton quest. Upon restoring the temple, players can buy Olive oil and ignite a fire in the centre of the temple with it, converting the olive oil into sacred oil.

The pyre log itself results from the combination of the sacred oil and a log. Once a player obtains a log and sacred oil, they can use the sacred oil with the log, which will turn it into a pyre log. Players can then light the pyre logs on the funeral pyres to the eastside of Mort'ton. However, players also need to have Shade remains, the remains from dead shades of Mort'on. Only at the funeral pyres can the player ignite pyre logs. Burning pyre logs aids players in obtaining the key to a chest which contains fine cloth, useful for Splitbark equipment.

After completing the Legacy of Seergaze quest, players can burn Vyrewatch remains in the Paterdomus Columbarium with pyre logs. Players can only burn Vyrewatch corpses with teak pyre logs or better.

Name Level Logs required Sacred oil drops Experience
Pyre logs
Pyre logs
5 Normal or achey 2 50.5
Oak pyre logs
Oak pyre logs
20 Oak 2 70
Willow pyre logs
Willow pyre logs
35 Willow 3 100
Teak pyre logs
Teak pyre logs
40 Teak 3 120
Arctic pyre logs
Arctic pyre logs
47 Arctic pine 3 158
Maple pyre logs
Maple pyre logs
50 Maple 3 175
Mahogany pyre logs
Mahogany pyre logs
55 Mahogany 3 210
Eucalyptus pyre logs
Eucalyptus pyre logs
63 Eucalyptus 4 216.5
Yew pyre logs
Yew pyre logs
65 Yew 4 225
Magic pyre logs
Magic pyre logs
80 Magic 4 404.5
Elder pyre logs
Elder pyre logs
95 Elder 4 550

Barbarian FiremakingEdit

Barbarian firemaking

A player making fires with a Bow.

Barbarian Firemaking is part of the Barbarian training that starts by talking to Otto Godblessed close to Barbarian Outpost. A player must have a firemaking level of at least 35 in order to burn the oak log that is required for the firemaking portion of Barbarian training.

There are two types of activities that fall under Barbarian Firemaking: Lighting fires with a bow and lighting pyre ships.

Bow firemakingEdit

Barbarian firemaking works by using most types of Bows in the Inventory on a log. Crystal, Ogre, and Dark bows will not work. Bow firemaking requires higher firemaking than normal in order to light the same type of log as with a tinderbox, yet gives no additional firemaking experience. Players can use Sacred clay bows to light a fire, but will not gain extra experience.

There are no inherent advantages or disadvantages to use a bow instead of a Tinderbox other than the freedom of a precious inventory space. One difference between using a tinderbox and a bow is that if a player has a bow equipped, and chooses the option "Light logs" from the inventory, the player doesn't light a fire. However, the use of this firemaking method is now almost completely redundant, due to the fact that a Tinderbox can now be added to the Toolbelt, eliminating the need to hold a tinderbox in the inventory.

Pyre shipsEdit

Main article: Pyreship

Warning: This activity is dangerous. You can die and lose items in this section.

Items needed:

  • Logs
  • Tinderbox or Bow
  • Hatchet to carve the pyre ship
  • Ideally, Chewed bones. Players can substitute Mangled bones if necessary. When using mangled bones, bring armour, weapons, and food as a level 166 Barbarian Spirit will attack. The protect from melee prayer can provide additional defence.

This activity requires both firemaking and crafting levels of at least 11 to participate. Chewed and mangled bones are acquired in the Ancient Cavern, a very high risk area. Use the required items on one of the burnt spaces (pyre sites) just north of Otto's Grotto to make a pyreship. Burning a pyreship will grant the player a prayer bonus of up to 300%, depending on the logs used, the next time the player buries bones.


LogsFiremaking/Crafting Level RequiredCrafting experience gainedFiremaking experience gained Number of bones with enhanced XP rewards
NormalLogs1110401
AcheyAchey tree logs1110401
OakOak logs2515602
WillowWillow logs4022.5902
TeakTeak logs4526.21053
Arctic pineArctic pine logs5231.21253
MapleMaple logs5533.71353
MahoganyMahogany logs6039.3157.54
EucalyptusEucalyptus logs68421714
YewYew logs7050.6202.54
MagicMagic logs8575.9303.85
ElderElder logs95109435???
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Torches, candles and lanternsEdit

Members can light lanterns to increase visiblity in poorly lit areas. Players cannot receive experience by lighting a lantern. Some lanterns require glass, which can be made by using the crafting skill. There is a shop in Dorgesh-Kaan which sell lanterns and other firemaking equipment. There is also a Candle Shop in Catherby where you can buy candles.

Name Level Notes
TorchTorch 1 Players can purchase torches at Tai Bwo Wannai's general store. The torches can be lit in the submersed chamber in the Haunted Mine by rubbing dry sticks together and using them on the unlit torch. Torches can also be bought from the Firemaking Master Ignatius Vulcan south of Seers' Village.
CandleCandle 1 Players can purchase candles at Catherby's candle shop.
Black candleBlack candle 1 Used during the Merlin's Crystal quest.
Candle lanternCandle lantern 4 Players can craft candle lanterns or buy them from other players.
Candle lantern (black)Black candle lantern 4 Made by using a black candle on a candle lantern.
Oil lamp (lit)Oil lamp 12 Can be crafted by players, or bought for other players.
Oil lantern (lit)Oil lantern 26 Players can learn how to craft oil lanterns by talking to the candle seller at the Lumbridge Swamp. When the lantern is lit, the fire will eventually go out.
Bullseye lantern (lit)Bullseye lantern 49 Players can craft bullseye lanterns or buy them from other players. This is so far one of the best light sources, mainly because it never goes out.
Sapphire lanternSapphire lantern 49 This lantern is created by taking a bullseye lantern and using a cut sapphire on it. It is only used during the Tears of Guthix and While Guthix Sleeps quests.
Emerald lanternEmerald lantern 49 This lantern is only used during the Lunar Diplomacy quest.
Light orb Replace Light orbs 52 1000 firemaking experience for each one replaced in Dorgesh-Kaan; extra 5000 xp when 100 replaced.
Mining helmet (lit)Mining helmet 65 Mining helmets are dropped by level 11 cave goblin miners in the Lumbridge Cave. The helmets can be worn on a player's head. Once they are lit, they won't go out on their own; however, they cannot be traded after they are lit. Light does go out in the chamber filled with water during the Haunted Mine quest and also in the Sophanem Dungeon during the quest "Contact!".

BalloonsEdit

Firemaking can also be of use in a method of transportation. By having completed the Enlightened Journey quest and having a certain amount of logs a player may travel to the following places:

Destination Log type Firemaking level
Entrana Logs 20
Taverley Logs 20
Crafting Guild Oak logs 30
Varrock Willow logs 40
Castle Wars Yew logs 50
Grand Tree Magic logs 60

Haunted Woods TorchesEdit

Main article: Haunted Woods Torches

Haunted Woods Torches were added in the Woodcutting Rebalance update of 23 September 2009. Torches are scattered around the Haunted Woods which can be lit with 47 Firemaking and a piece of bark in the player's inventory to restore a total of 100 Prayer Points, each lit torch restores 10 Prayer Points. Lighting one gives 100 experience to Firemaking.

BonfiresEdit

Main article: Bonfire

Bonfires are a new training method, announced in the May 2012 Behind the Scenes and added to the game on 10 May 2012 in the Bonfires Update, that allow for a player to add additional logs to a fire he/she or another player has made. Doing so grants the player more experience. Multiple players can add to the bonfire to increase the experience multiplier. As you level up, the amount of experience gained from each log added to Bonfires increases slightly. Once the player has chosen to add logs to the bonfire, logs will continue to be added automatically, thus making it an easier training method. Players can also receive a boost to their maximum life points from the warmth of the fire. In addition, there is a possibility of releasing fire spirits from logs added to the bonfire that will reward players with items once freed.

MinigamesEdit

Many players believe that the firemaking skill is most useful in minigames, especially the Shades of Mort'ton minigame, and barbarian training where players can burn pyre ships and have a chance of receiving the valuable dragon full helmet.

Barbarian AssaultEdit

Main article: Barbarian Assault

You may receive a Penance horn or Penance master horn which when you choose to get the experience reward instead of the normal honour points. As a result from wielding it while lighting a fire you will get 2x the normal XP (this also goes to Mining and Agility).

Blast FurnaceEdit

Main article: Blast Furnace

Distractions and DiversionsEdit

Evil TreeEdit

Main article: Evil Tree

Phoenix LairEdit

Main article: Phoenix Lair

Trouble BrewingEdit

Main article: Trouble Brewing

Shades of Mort'tonEdit

All Fired UpEdit

  • King Roald III will reward players according to the number of beacons simultaneously lit.
Image Item Beacons lit Level Attributes
Ring of fire Ring of fire 6 beacons 62 2% more firemaking experience per log.
Flame gloves Flame gloves 10 beacons 79 2% more firemaking experience per log. When worn at the same time as the Ring of fire, this grants a 5% firemaking bonus instead of the expected 4%.
Inferno adze Inferno Adze 14 beacons 92 This is a combination of a Dragon hatchet and a Rune pickaxe. It gives the same experience for both Mining and Woodcutting per log or ore that you gain. Occasionally, the heat stored inside the Inferno Adze sets fire to logs whilst you are cutting, giving firemaking experience and Woodcutting experience for that log (this occurs with about 30% of the logs you cut).

Note: Level indicated is minimum firemaking level required; additional requirements may be needed (see the main article or Beacon Network for details).

Quest RewardsEdit

Temporary boostsEdit

  • An orange spicy stew has a chance of boosting or lowering firemaking by 1 to 6 (available as a result of the Evil Dave sub-quest for Recipe for Disaster.)
  • A Pyrelord (46Summoning-icon) can offer a +3 invisible firemaking boost and also counts as a tinderbox with an additional 10 XP bonus to every log.
  • A Lava titan (83Summoning-icon) offers a +10 invisible firemaking boost but does not give additional experience per log.
  • A God banner offers a +2 firemaking boost for 30 minutes every day.

Experience boostsEdit

  • A Forge Regent (76Summoning-icon) counts as a tinderbox with an additional 10 XP bonus to every log, just like the aforementioned Pyrelord.
  • You will have extra experience per log when training Bonfires plus up to another 4% extra xp if you have more players using the Bonfire with you. This xp boost is not shown in the table below
  • You can get double experience if you have bonus firemaking experience, although this bonus is not included in the table below.
  • You can get double exp when using the special effect the book of char. This effect does not stack with any other bonuses.
Log Base XP Ring or Gloves +2% Ring and Gloves +5% Summoning +10 XP Ring or Gloves,
Summoning +2% +10 XP
Ring and Gloves,
Summoning +5% +10 XP
Penance horn +100% Ring or gloves,
Penance horn +102%
Ring and gloves,
Penance horn +105%
Normal 40 40.8 42 50 50.8 52 80 80.8 82
Achey 40 40.8 42 50 50.8 52 80 80.8 82
Oak 60 61.2 63 70 71.2 73 120 121.2 123
Willow 90 91.8 94.5 100 101.8 104.5 180 181.8 184.5
Teak 105 107.1 110.25 115 117.1 120.25 210 212.1 215.25
Arctic 125 127.5 131.25 135 137.5 141.25 250 252.5 256.25
Maple 135 137.7 141.75 145 147.7 151.75 270 272.7 276.75
Mahogany 157.5 160.65 165.375 167.5 170.65 175.375 315 318.15 322.875
Eucalyptus 193.5 197.37 203.175 203.5 207.47 213.175 387 390.87 396.675
Yew 202.5 206.55 212.625 212.5 216.55 222.625 405 409.05 415.125
Magic 303.8 309.876 318.99 313.8 319.876 328.99 607.6 613.676 622.79
Cursed Magic 303.8 309.876 318.99 313.8 319.876 328.99 607.6 613.676 622.79
Curly Root 378.5 386.07 397.425 388.5 397 407.5 n/a n/a n/a
Elder 450 459 472.5 460 469 482.5 900 918 945

Notes: The familiar's +10 XP bonus does not stack with the effect of the Penance horns; only the familiar's +10 XP bonus will be in effect. The effect of the Penance horns only stacks with the ring of fire and flame gloves. Also note that with Yew, MagicCursed magic logs, Curly roots or Elder the XP received when lighting a fire with the ring of fire and flame gloves together is greater than simply lighting a fire with the familiar's +10 XP bonus, as shown in bold in the above table.

Firemaking Emote

A player wearing a Firemaking cape (t) and performing the Skillcape emote.

Firemaking milestone

A player who reaches 99 Firemaking will receive this menu.

Audio options icon
Firemaking Level up (link)
Plays when you level up in Firemaking.

Mouse Options in RunescapeEdit

One option to reduce the effort when training firemaking is to switch to mouse button 1 in the options interface. This allows for the player to perform a right click with a left click, so only left clicks are needed to make the fire.

TriviaEdit

  • After the introduction of Bonfires, the Barbarian Firemaking Method of bowfires is even less useful than before. Traditionally, lighting fires with bows was only slightly slower than using Tinderboxes. But with the addition of bonus experience to Firemaking and the auto-adding of logs to a Bonfire made this feature an obsolete activity.
  • The most Firemaking experience you can get at one time (excluding special xp rewards such as lamps and quest rewards) is 1,630 by instantly incinerating all 4 curly roots upon chopping a jade root in the jadinko lair with the inferno adze, flame gloves, ring of fire, and forge regent's +10 exp bonus. The odds of instantly incinerating all four curly roots at once are approximately 1 in 84.

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