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Firemaking - The Basics

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Since the dawn of civilization, people have had the gift of fire, and RuneScape is no exception. Firemaking is one of the most fundamental skills in RuneScape. By making fires it is possible to cook food in extremely difficult times, when you have no access to a Cooking range.

The Firemaking skill uses different types of logs to create fires. This skill aids the Cooking skill, because it enables you to cook food without using a range. It can also be used to light specific objects, which can aid your ventures into dark places.

To make a fire you will need a tinderbox and some logs. You can use one of the following methods:

  1. Left-click on the tinderbox in your inventory so that it is outlined in white. Then left-click on the logs to use them with the tinderbox. You will then place the logs on the ground and attempt to light a fire.
  2. Alternatively, you can drop the logs on the ground and left-click on the tinderbox so that it is outlined in white. Then left-click on the logs to use the tinderbox with the logs.

When training firemaking, try to find a spot close to a bank (or trees) that has a long row free of obstacles close to it, which will let you light a full inventory of logs without having to move. Good examples are the Grand Exchange, Draynor Bank, The Fist of Guthix cave (where there is a bank) and Falador East Bank. Also, places like the Grand Exchange have this great feature of having 2 banks close to each other, which can let you backlight (lighting fires in the another direction than the default), which can be achieved by lighting one log, then rapidly clicking ahead and clicking on another log to burn.


Your chances of lighting the fire quickly will depend on your Firemaking level.

Tinderboxes can be bought from general stores. Logs can be bought from other players or you can gather them yourself. For more information on cutting your own logs, please refer to the Woodcutting section of the Manual. The following table shows which wood types are available in RuneScape, as well as the level required to light them and the experience gained from doing so.


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