|Release date||25 March 2002 (Update)|
|High Alch||48 coins|
|Low Alch||32 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||45 coins (info)|
|Examine||Logs cut from a maple tree.|
Maple logs are logs obtained from cutting maple trees, which give 100 Woodcutting experience per log (members wearing a Seers' headband 2 receive 110) and 2800 experience per full inventory (3080 experience with Seers' headband 2).
Members can fletch maple logs into maple shortbow (u), maple shieldbow (u), or maple stock, and members and free players alike can burn them at firemaking level 45 for 135 firemaking experience (141.8 exp if ring of fire & flame gloves are worn), or 155.5 if adding maple logs to a bonfire. Maple logs stay lit for 3 and a half minute. Maple logs can be burned using Barbarian Firemaking (Members Only) but at least level 65 Firemaking is required to do this. Burning maples in this fashion gives the same Firemaking experience as burning the Maple with a tinderbox. Free players can only cut maples on the Daemonheim Peninsula. There are maple trees located north and south of the Seers' Village bank. Maple logs are also used to make maple pyre logs.
Because of their low price and the moderate experience they provide, maple logs are commonly used for training Firemaking, where one can spend about 4324320 coins to get from level 45 to 99 Firemaking. This uses about 96,096 logs or less if practiced on Bonfires. Their frequent use has made them the second most traded item on the Grand Exchange, behind fire runes, with 11.9 billion traded in the 180 days leading up to 12 August 2010. This averages to 765 per second, peaking at nearly 1580 per second on busy days. Also, players will sometimes wait for the price of maple to drop below 40 gp each, and then wait until they get up to 50 gp, and then sell them. This takes a large amount of capital, but it is a good way to make big amounts of money.
As of the Dungeoneering update on 19 July 2010 maple logs are obtainable by woodcutting in F2P, with 30 Dungeoneering at the Daemonheim Woodcutting Island. The nearest banks are in Daemonheim and Al-Kharid (through the Ferryboat). This is a good place to train Firemaking because there are usually people powerlevelling Woodcutting that will give you free logs.
Price historyEditPrior to the release of the Grand Exchange, maple logs had a street price of about 100 coins each. When the Grand Exchange was introduced, there was an influx of hundreds of thousands of maple logs obtained from Miscellania that were all thrust into the market at once. This massive oversupply caused maple logs to drop to the low price of under 50 coins each.
With the 2 September 2009 personalised shop update, minimum price limits on many items including unstrung maple longbows were removed. Before, players would buy maples at around 36 - 42 coins each and fletch them into unstrung maple longbows. They would then be widely traded as junk with other players, along with other unwanted fletching products. The unstrung longbows were worth 144 coins each, but after the shop update, they fell to 64 coins each. The logs in turn suffered a fall to 28 coins. There is an underlying demand for unstrung maple longbows, as they still have some training value.
The 1st February 2011 free trade update caused the amount of bots to increase, in turn causing the efficiency of gathering logs to decrease per player. This sudden decrease of supply increased the price of maple logs to over 90 coins.
In September 2011, a Bonus XP Weekend was announced and players began selling maple logs, since demand was anticipated. This sudden oversupply caused price decrease, and other players seeing the drop, delayed buying the logs, leading to a lack of demand. As the Bonus XP Weekend would arrive in a few days, players guessed that prices would continue to drop, and they could then buy their logs for less.
- The value of one Maple log in Mobilising Armies is 17 Investment Credits.
- A sudden drop in price of this item was attributed to the decline of Firemaking bots as a result of ClusterFlutterer.
- The release of the bonfire update has caused the prices of maple logs to rise.
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