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What is available at what levels
Lvl Unlocked Exp MO
1 Burn Normal Logs 40 No
1 Use Torch Yes
1 Use Candle Yes
1 Use Black Candle Yes
4 Use Candle Lantern Yes
4 Use Black Candle Lantern Yes
12 Use Oil Lamp Yes
15 Burn Oak Logs 60 No
26 Use Oil Lantern Yes
30 Burn Willow Logs 90 No
35 Burn Teak Logs 105 Yes
45 Burn Maple Logs 135 No
49 Use Bullseye Lantern Yes
50 Burn Mahogany Logs 157.5 Yes
60 Burn Yew Logs 202.5 No
65 Use Mining Helmet Yes
75 Magic Logs 303.8 Yes

Firemaking is a skill that can be used to light things, whether they be logs or lanterns.

However, firemaking is considered the "worst skill in Runescape". Since there isn't much of a point to firemaking, other than to make fires, players see nothing of value from raising it, thus making many people consider it "the worst skill in Runescape". However, the logs that you can burn give very good exp, thus making it one of the fastest and easiest skills to raise. Most non-members will raise this skill in order to raise their total level or if they have nothing better to do. Members will raise it to level 50 for the famous Legends Quest and in order to use bullseye lanterns which are considered the best economic light source in the game.

How to Make Fires[edit]

To make a fire, you first of all need a log, which can be done doing the Woodcutting skill. Once you have a log, you need a tinderbox. Tinderboxes can be bought from General Stores scattered across Runescape.

There are two ways of lighting a log. The first way is to click on your tinderbox and use it with the log. Your character will then drop the log and light it. The other method is to drop the log and then right click the log and select the option "light log".

After you light a fire, your character will automatically walk one step to the west if there is room there, otherwise they will step east. It is advised to have a clear path to the west so that you can go on burning logs without having to walk to a different spot all the time. Rather than continuing to light logs, one can add logs to the current fire which gives more experience for a faster leveling experience.

Lanterns[edit]

In members worlds, you can light lanterns to see in the dark. These are used in some dungeons. You also need to be past a specific level to light certain lanterns.

These items are members only. They are only used to see in dark member dungeons.

  • Level 1 - Torch
  • Level 1 - Candle
  • Level 1 - Black Candle
  • Level 4 - Candle Lantern
  • Level 4 - Black Candle Lantern
  • Level 12 - Oil Lamp
  • Level 26 - Oil Lantern
  • Level 49 - Bullseye Lantern
  • Level 65 - Mining Helmet

Training[edit]

Because training options begin to differ between Member and free players as their levels advance there are 2 separate guides full of advice on how to efficiently raise your Firemaking skill level. However the advice for earlier levels is very similar.

Free to Play Training[edit]

Here are some ways to raise your firemaking level if you're a free player.

Level 1-15

Burn normal trees. There is a good forest between Lumbridge and Draynor where there are many normal trees.

Level 15-30

Move on to oaks. A good spot is east of Draynor Village's bank.

Level 30-60

Burn willows. These give great exp as they are easy to cut. A good spot is beside Draynor Village's bank, as there are 5 willow trees there. There are also a few trees by Rimmington, this might be a good place since Draynor tends to be very crowded.

Level 60-99

Burn yews. Although you are burning a great source of money, this is the best way to get to 99 firemaking.

Pay to Play Training[edit]

Here are some ways to raise your firemaking level if you're a member.

Levels 1-15

Burn normal trees. There is a good forest between Lumbridge and Draynor where there are many normal trees.

Levels 15-30

Move on to oaks. A good spot is east of Draynor Village's bank.

Level 30-60

Burn willows. These give great exp as they are easy to cut. A good spot is beside Draynor Village's bank, as there are 5 willow trees there.

Levels 35-60

Start the Tai Bwo Wannai cleanup minigame, get into the woodcutting area and burn teak and mohagony. These give great firemaking and woodcutting experience and you don't have to worry about wasting fletching materials. They also tend to be deserted as virtually all players see them as useless.

Levels 45-60

Burn maples, go to the far northeast of Seer's Village, just follow the path and you will get to a great spot just before the bridge. This place is nice for burning as there will usually be very few other people so you don't get in anyone's way and the path continues to the west across the bridge for almost 28 paces. This means that you won't have to reset your character every time for a new fire and you can just keep going until your inventory is almost empty.

Level 60-99

Burn yews. Although you are burning a great source of money, this is the best way to get to 99 firemaking.

Levels 75-99

Burn magics. However, these logs are hard to get, so it's up to you if you want to burn these logs or yews.