Firemaking Skill Guide

INTRODUCTION – WHAT IS FIREMAKING?

In Runescape, Firemaking is a consumer, artisan skill used to light several items, but most importantly logs. Lighting logs will create a fire on which you can cook your food. To light a fire you will need either a tinderbox, a Forge Regent familiar, a Pyrelord familiar, or having started barbarian training any strung bow. These are listed as follows

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You can buy a tinderbox from any general store. You can use it to light logs, lanterns, candles and more by using the tinderbox on them, or by using a method described above. 
Bows can be bought from ranging shops or player made using the fletching skill. You can burn a log by using the bow with it. The higher your firemaking level, the higher your chance to succeed.

The best way to train Firemaking is by burning logs. To get these you will need to cut trees and therefore firemaking is closely related to woodcutting. You can also obtain logs by purchasing them from the Grand Exchange, or by trading with other players. In the different sections in this guide you can find information on how to light each type of item and some information on the experience rewards.

 

WHERE DO I START?
FREE TO PLAY INFORMATION MEMBERS (TRIAL)
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If you’re new to Firemaking, you may want to pay a visit to Roddeck the Advisor. He is located east of the Lumbridge General Store and will teach you about the different log types that you can burn. You can get a free Bronze hatchet from Bob’s Brilliant Axes and a Tinderbox from the Lumbridge General Store. If you are a member, you might also pay a visit to Larry the Lumberjack or Moe the Miner just south-west of Varrock to obtain a handy tool – the Dwarven Army Axe. This tool can be used as a tinderbox. If you’re on the Members’ trial, you can also visit Marcus Everburn in Taverley, who will show you the ropes, as well as giving you recommendations as to how to train.
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LOGS

There are a few ways to light a log, with a tinderbox, a Dwarven Army Axe, or with a bow (as well as using the Forge Regent and Pyrelord familiars). To use a bow you have to undertake Barbarian Training (the XP earned is the same either way).

1. You can drop the logs on the ground, right click them and then choose the “light logs” option in the menu that pops up.

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2. You can click on your tinderbox and then click on the log in your inventory. You will automatically drop the log and light it.

3. You can also choose to drop the log and then use your tinderbox on the log (this method isn’t the fastest but maybe you prefer it).

4. You can click on your log and then click on the bow in your inventory. You will automatically drop the log and light it.

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After lighting a fire, your character will move off the fire. The default direction is towards the west, unless that way is blocked.

Picture Name of Log Level to cut Cutting Experience Level to Burn (tinderbox) Level to Burn (bow) Lighting Experience
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Normal logs 1 25 1 21 40*
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Achey tree logs 1 25 1 21 40
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Oak logs 15 37.5 15 35 60
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Willow logs 30 67.5 30 50 90
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Teak logs 35 85 35 55 105
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Maple logs 45 100 45 65 135
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Mahogany logs 50 125 50 70 157.5
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Arctic pine logs 54 140.2 42 62 125
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Eucalyptus logs 58 165 58 78 193.5
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Yew logs 60 175 60 80 202.5
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Magic logs 75 250 75 95 303.8
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Blisterwood logs 76 250 75 N/A 303.5
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Elder logs 90 325 90 95 303.8

 

*An additional 10 XP is received when combining a normal log with a firelighter.

BONFIRES

Bonfires are a great alternative to lighting many fires in a row, that can be tended by other players. They are much less click-intensive, allow for talking, and even promote socialization as you gain more experience with more people using the same bonfire. Not only does this benefit Firemaking, but also comes with some bonuses, such as temporary Constitution boosts, a bonus for cooking food on a bonfire, and even small rewards in the form of Fire spirits. Bonfires do not work in Dungeoneering.

To start making bonfires, you need a player-made fire to feed. The log used to start the fire determines how long the fire will last, with higher level logs providing longer lasting bonfires. Once there is one, either right-click on the fire and choose “Add Logs,” or left-click “Craft” on logs in your inventory, and choose “Add to bonfire,” which will cause you to start adding logs to the nearest bonfire. Even by yourself, you will be gaining more experience than making lines of fires by feeding the logs into a bonfire, as shown in the table below (where the number next to the Experience headers indicates the amount of people contributing to a bonfire).

Picture Name of Log Level to burn Experience (1) Experience (2) Experience (3) Experience (4) Experience (5+)
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Normal logs 1 50 50.5 51 51.5 52
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Achey tree logs 1 50 50.5 51 51.5 52
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Oak logs 15 85 85.8 86.7 87.5 88.4
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Willow logs 30 105 106 107.1 108.1 109.2
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Cursed willow logs 30 105 106 107.1 108.1 109.2
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Teak logs 35 120 121.2 122.4 123.6 124.8
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Arctic pine logs 54 130 131.3 132.6 133.9 135.2
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Maple logs 45 175* 176.7* 178.5* 180.2* 182*
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Mahogany logs 50 180 181.8 183.6 185.4 187.2
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Eucalyptus logs 58 195 196.9 198.9 200.8 202.8
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Yew logs 60 260 262.6 265.2 267.8 270.4
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Magic logs 75 310* 313.1* 316.2* 319.3* 322.4*
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Cursed magic logs 75 310* 313.1* 316.2* 319.3* 322.4*
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Blisterwood logs 76 310* 313.1* 316.2* 319.3* 322.4*

 

* Maple, magic and blisterwood log bonfires grant a varying amount of experience based on a player’s Firemaking level. The experience shown in this table is the experience for burning them in a bonfire at level 99 Firemaking. For other levels, please see the Tip.it Firemaking Calculator.

In addition, the more people feeding a bonfire, the more bonus experience is gained. This stacks with boosts such as the flame gloves, the ring of fire, and both the penance horn and penance master horn, but NOT with firemaking familiars.

Number of people Firemaking bonus
2 1%
3 2%
4 3%
5+ 4%

 

Bonfires and Constitution

In addition to the obvious benefits to firemaking, the warmth of the bonfire will boost your Constitution after adding 5 logs of the same type in a row to a bonfire. Your Firemaking level will control the Constitution boost, and the type of log added will dictate how long the boost lasts. Try not to mix these up. A life point bonus and bonfire buff timer will show up on your buffs/debuffs interface while they are active, as shown below.

A permanent increase of 25% to the duration of bonfire health boosts can be bought from the Soul Reaper rewards shop. The same buffs can also be achieved by using Cremation with 5 or more bones rather than logs.

 

Firemaking level Constitution boost
1-9 1%
10-19 2%
20-29 3%
30-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-59 6%
60-69 7%
70-79 8%
80-89 9%
90-99 10%

 

Bonfires and Cooking

Any food cooked on a bonfire will grant 10% more Cooking experience. This stacks with any other boosts and bonuses as well.

Fire Spirits

Every so often while feeding a bonfire you may find that you have released a Fire spirit. Be sure to talk to it when you see it, as it will give you a small reward, such as charms, ore, coins, gems, and runes. The better the log use to summon it, the better your reward will be in general. Clicking on the link will bring you to a page with every variant of Fire spirit for your perusal.

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