Cremation

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Cremation is the ability to burn bones on a bonfire or portable brazier for Prayer and Firemaking experience. It is a rare drop from ghosts and ghost-like monsters (see below). The ability is accessible to free players when killing ghosts, with the exception of ankou.[1]

Upon receiving the ability, players will receive a game message: You have unlocked the ability to burn bones on bonfires!

Cremation was initially a reward from the 2014 Hallowe'en event, costing 10,000 points. After the event, it (and ghost hunter equipment) was added as a rare drop from ghostly creatures, like the ectoplasmator before it. Starting with the 2017 Hallowe'en event, the drop rate of Cremation was doubled during Hallowe'en events.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

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Cremating bones grants two and a half times the burying experience for the bones in Prayer, and twice the burying experience in Firemaking. For example, dragon bones grant 72 Prayer experience when buried; cremating dragon bones grants 180 Prayer experience and 144 Firemaking experience. The average speed of burning a bone is 4 ticks (2.4 seconds), or 3 ticks with perfect clicking.

While cremation grants less experience than using a gilded altar or the Ectofuntus, it is competitive with these methods due to the Firemaking experience granted and the speed of usage (particularly compared to the Ectofuntus). Additionally, ironmen can use cremation as an alternative to the gilded altar that does not require training Construction or purchasing the materials needed (if they are lucky enough to get it as a drop).

Limitations[edit | edit source]

  • Bones cannot be cremated on permanent fires, only player-made bonfires and braziers.
  • Cremation cannot be done inside Dungeoneering instances; using any kind of bones on fires in the instances will result in "Nothing interesting happens" message appearing.
  • Cremation does not stack with brawling gloves or Double XP Weekends.
  • Cremation does not yield golden rocks for the Statue of Rhiannon.
  • Cremation does not grant reputation when done in Menaphos.

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Bones GE price Prayer XP Prayer cost/XP Firemaking XP Firemaking cost/XP Total cost/XP
Bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of BonesBones 320 11.2 28.57 9 35.56 15.84
Wolf bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wolf bonesWolf bones 2,435 11.2 217.41 9 270.56 120.54
Burnt bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Burnt bonesBurnt bones 1,420 11.2 126.79 9 157.78 70.3
Monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Monkey bonesMonkey bones 118 12.5 9.44 10 11.8 5.24
Large zombie monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Large zombie monkey bonesLarge zombie monkey bones N/A 12.5 N/A 10 N/A N/A
Bat bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bat bonesBat bones 1,103 13.2 83.56 10.6 104.06 46.34
Big bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Big bonesBig bones 250 37.5 6.67 30 8.33 3.7
Long bone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Long boneLong bone N/A 37.5 N/A 30 N/A N/A
Curved bone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Curved boneCurved bone N/A 37.5 N/A 30 N/A N/A
Jogre bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jogre bonesJogre bones 1,785 37.5 47.6 30 59.5 26.44
Gorilla bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gorilla bonesGorilla bones N/A 45 N/A 36 N/A N/A
Zogre bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zogre bonesZogre bones 1,178 56.2 20.96 45 26.18 11.64
Shaikahan bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shaikahan bonesShaikahan bones 23,505 62.5 376.08 50 470.1 208.93
Baby dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Baby dragon bonesBaby dragon bones 1,689 75 22.52 60 28.15 12.51
Wyvern bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern bonesWyvern bones 13,650 125 109.2 100 136.5 60.67
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bonesDragon bones 2,577 180 14.32 144 17.9 7.95
Fayrg bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fayrg bonesFayrg bones 9,107 210 43.37 168 54.21 24.09
Raurg bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raurg bonesRaurg bones 39,102 240 162.93 192 203.66 90.51
Dagannoth bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dagannoth bonesDagannoth bones 6,878 312.5 22.01 250 27.51 12.23
Airut bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Airut bonesAirut bones 8,385 331.2 25.32 265 31.64 14.06
Ourg bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ourg bonesOurg bones 28,113 350 80.32 280 100.4 44.62
Hardened dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hardened dragon bonesHardened dragon bones 9,844 360 27.34 288 34.18 15.19
Frost dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones 14,297 450 31.77 360 39.71 17.65
Reinforced dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reinforced dragon bonesReinforced dragon bones 21,689 475 45.66 380 57.08 25.37

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Ankou only drops cremation/ghost hunter armour on member worlds.

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For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Aberrant spectre72; 78 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Ahrim the Blighted105; 150; 650 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Akrisae the Doomed115; 650; 1000 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Ankou60; 61; 63 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Asyn Shade84 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Banshee37 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Death wing77 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Dharok the Wretched105; 150; 650 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Edimmu (elite)125 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Edimmu122 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Fiyr Shade98 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Ghast28; 35; 63; 91 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Ghost25; 28; 42; 47; 48 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Guthan the Infested105; 150; 650 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Karil the Tainted150; 650 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Linza the Disgraced150 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Loar Shade58 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Mighty banshee91 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Phrin Shade67 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Revenant cyclops60 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant dark beast112 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant demon84 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant dragon126 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Revenant goblin16; 19; 22; 28 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant hellhound70 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant hobgoblin44 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant icefiend37 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant imp14 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant knight119 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant ork98 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant pyrefiend40 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant vampyre47 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Revenant werewolf53 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Riyl Shade75 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Shade (Temple Trekking)42; 70; 84 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Spiritual mage49; 98 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Spiritual ranger49; 98 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Spiritual warrior49; 98 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Torag the Corrupted150; 650 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Tormented wraith42 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Tortured soul (Port Phasmatys)53 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Tortured soul (Queen Black Dragon)93 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Verac the Defiled150; 650 Multicombat.png11/1000[dr 1]P2P icon.png
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 16 April 2018 (Update):
    • An infobox message has been added when unlocking the Cremation ability to make it easier to notice.


References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 19 September 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 October 2019.) Mod Stu: "I had a quick look at the ankou death scripts (including elites) to confirm. They only drop Cremation/herb-burner/ghosthunter/essence on member worlds. The above ninja fix requested only ghosts, and ankou aren't classified as ghosts (they have a distinct Slayer category)."