Firemaking Skill Guide

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Introduction Basic Log Fires Pyremaking Lamps and Lanterns - - Making Oil Firemaking is one of the most useful skills in RuneScape. No, I am not kidding, it is very good for many things. Oh, well, actually it is not. It is used for making a campfire where you can cook your freshly caught fish or your uncooked stews. Level 33 firemaking is required for the Sea Slug quest. Firemaking's usefulness has been expanded by the Shades of Mort'ton quest, since higher firemaking levels allow cremating higher level shades, hopefully yielding better keys and Mort'ton dungeon chest loot. For lighting a fire, you will need logs. To obtain these, use your woodcutting skill described in the woodcutting guide, which can be found here. To light logs you need a tinderbox, which looks like this:

With your tinderbox, make sure you have a log which you have the firemaking level to burn. (Look at Section 3 of this guide to know the required levels). Now, all you need to do is to stand on a piece of clear land (Not standing on top of flowers, or any smaller objects which you can walk on), and use your tinderbox on your logs. Back to Top

Basic Log Firemaking
Picture of Log Firemaking Level Required 1 15 30 35 45 50 Exp Gained When Burned 40 60 90 105 135 157.5

Type of Log Regular Oak Willow Teak Maple Mahogany

Yew Magic

60 75

202.5 303

The burn time of your fire is NOT affected by the type of log you use. Below is a table with the recommended levels when you should stop and start burning specific logs.

Log Type Regular Oak Willow Maple Yew Magic

Recommended Start Burning Level 1 25 40 50 68 85

Recommended Stop Burning Level 25 40 50 68 85 Continue

This is probably the best, and fastest way to level firemaking. This will be a step by step instruction task.
1. 2. 3. When you start off at level 1 firemaking, cut down normal logs using the Woodcutting Skill, and burn these until level 20 firemaking. Using your Woodcutting Skill now, cut down Oak Logs, and burn these until level 40 firemaking. Go to a Free to Play world. With only 250k in hand, take your tinderbox, your 250k and yourself to Rimmington. Now, at the General Store on Rimmington, there is usually always alot of willow logs in there. Usually around 5-10k willows at a time. These willows sell for 12gp each from the general store. Buy 26 of these logs, and burn them, then buy another 26, and burn them. If you decide to buy willow logs from players, you could be looking at hefty prices of up to 7 mil to get you the amount of logs you will be paying 2.2 mil for.

Note: When doing the third and final step, make sure you have at least 2.2 mil gp, and you must have alot of patience* Back to Top

To cremate shade remains in Mort'ton, Sacred oil is required. This is obtained by using Olive oil on the temple's sacred fire when your Sanctity is 10% or more. For a better understanding, see the Shades of Mort'ton Quest Guide, and/or refer to the Mort'ton Shade Burning Special Report.

Type of Log Regular Oak

Doses of Sacred oil 2 2

Firemaking Level Required 5 20

Shade Remains Shade Levels Cremated Loar Loar, Phrin 40 40

Exp Gained 60 70

Willow Teak Maple Mahogany Yew Magic

3 3 3 3 4 4

35 40 50 55 65 80

Loar, Phrin, Riyl Loar, Phrin, Riyl Loar, Phrin, Riyl Loar, Phrin, Riyl Loar, Phrin, Riyl, Asyn Loar, Phrin, Riyl, Asyn, Fiyr

40, 60 40, 60 40, 60, 80 40, 60, 80 40, 60, 80, 100 40, 60, 80, 100, 120

100 120 175 210 255 404.5

Shade remains are obtained by killing shades in Mort'ton and in the Mort'ton dungeon. A minimum of a Bronze key is required to enter Mort'ton dungeon (obtainable by killing a Loar shade in Mort'ton and cremating the remains per the instructions below). Deeper into the dungeon (access determined by key color), higher levels of shades are found. Cremating higher level shades (using higher level pyre logs) yields higher level keys, which get you further into the dungeon. The key hierarchy is Bronze, Steel, Black, and Silver. The keys also open color-coded chests, and the higher level keys/chests yield better loot, including a greater chance of obtaining Fine cloth (a rare item used to make Splitbark armour). Place pyre logs (logs treated with Sacred oil) on one of the funeral pyre sites located around Mort'ton. Place shade remains on top of the logs. You will not be permitted to place the remains if the logs are not the appropriate level; note also that you cannot pick back up your logs (nor the shade remains)! Use a Tinderbox to light the pyre and the shade will be "released". Some loot will appear on the nearby stand: hopefully a Mort'ton dungeon key, or else possibly just some coins. Back to Top

Lamps and Lanterns
Candles, Lamps and Lanterns are items which can be lit using the firemaking skill, which can give you access to places which are dark. The best example to show this is the Lumbridge Swamp Dungeon. Making lamps and lanterns uses the Crafting skill and in some cases the Smithing skill. Refer to the Crafting Guide for manufacturing details. Lamps and lanterns can blow out so you should carry a Tinderbox with you. No Firemaking experience is earned when lighting these.


Item Name Candle lantern Oil lamp Oil lantern Bullseye lantern Mining helmet

Firemaking Level Required 4 12 26 49 65

The Candle Lantern takes a white candle, bought from the Lumbridge Swamp Candle seller or from Catherby's Candle-maker. It will also take the Black Candle left over from Merlin's Crystal Quest which you may have stowed away in your bank. However, the Candle lantern with a Black Candle will take up an extra space in your bank and will not stack with the White Candle version. The Oil Lamp can be made and used on its own but is more convenient and stronger if put into an Iron frame, converting it to an Oil lantern (Smithing level 26 to make frame, Crafting level 26 to assemble.) Use some oil on an oil lamp, then light with a tinderbox. The Bullseye Lantern is made from a Steel frame and a glass Lantern lens (Smithing level 49 to make frame, Crafting level 49 to assemble.). Use Some Oil on a Bullseye Lantern, and light it using a tinderbox. The Oil Lamp / Lantern and the Bullseye Lantern require oil. Use some oil on an oil lamp, then light with a tinderbox. Mining helmets are dropped by Level 11 Cave Goblin Miners in the "Lost Tribe" dungeon underneath Lumbridge Castle. Use a Tinderbox on the Mining Helmet to light it. Back to Top

Making Oil
To Make Oil, you must do the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. Collect 1 swamp tar for each lantern you wish to add oil to. Take all the swamp tar, and all the lanterns you wish to add oil to to the chemist in Rimmington. In the middle of the chemist's house, there is an Oil Still. Use the swamp tar on the Oil Still. Use your lantern on the oil still, and it will be filled with oil.

When a lantern is lit, you can extinguish it by using the extinguish option on the lantern when lit. Once you have added oil, it never needs to be added again. Other skill guides associated with Firemaking: Woodcutting Cooking Crafting Smithing Herblore

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