Crystal tinderbox

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For this item's augmented variant, see augmented crystal tinderbox.
Crystal tinderbox detail.png

The crystal tinderbox is a degradable tinderbox made by singing a crystal tool seed with 150 harmonic dust, requiring 80 Smithing and giving 300 Smithing experience. Players without those requirements can pay various elves to sing the crystal tool seed for them.

The tinderbox gives quintuple the chance of spawning a fire spirit while at a bonfire with it equipped in main hand slot. When it spawns a fire spirit, it loses 3.57% charge (1.78% in Prifddinas), thus lasting 28 uses or 56 uses respectively. After it loses all charges, it degrades back to the crystal tool seed. Like other crystal tools, the tinderbox doubles the chance of getting Firemaking strange rocks for Shattered Heart.

At level 22 Invention players can research the ability to create pyro-matics, which also unlocks the ability to create augmented crystal tinderboxes.

As with all crystal tools, disassembly produces an average of 1.4 crystal parts per tinderbox with maximum junk chance reduction (average of 1.413584/tool over 4,704 seeds logged).

Perks[edit | edit source]

Recommended perks[edit source]

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 99, and extreme invention potions are highly recommended.

The recommended perks for an augmented crystal tinderbox are given as follows.

Perk Icons Perks Effect
Tinker.png Tinker 4 Has a 20% chance to carry out higher quality work, awarding an extra 25% experience.
Pyromaniac.png Rapid.png Pyromaniac 6 + Rapid 2 Has a 0.6% chance of burning all logs of the same type from the inventory.
Has a 10% chance to carry out work at a faster pace.

The recommended perks for an off-hand item such as the Augmented enhanced Excalibur, that is to be worn along with a tinderbox while training firemaking, are given as follows.

Perk Icons Perks Effect
Wise.png Mobile.png Wise 4 + Mobile Provides +4% additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.
Halves the cooldowns of Surge, Escape, Barge, and Bladed Dive at the cost of no adrenaline gain.

Possible perks[edit source]

Name Effect Number of ranks
Pyromaniac.pngPyromaniac Has a 0.1% chance per rank of burning all logs of the same type from the inventory. 6
Rapid.pngRapid Has a 5% chance per rank to carry out work at a faster pace. 4
Tinker.pngTinker Has a 5% chance per rank to carry out higher quality work, awarding an extra 25% experience 4
Wise.pngWise When equipped, +1% per rank additional experience, up to 50,000 experience per day. 4

To use an augmented tinderbox’s perks the player must have charges in their charge pack. Use of an augmented crystal tinderbox costs at most 0.31 divine charges from the player’s charge pack per second. This cost can be reduced by researching charge drain improvements or by adding the efficient perk to the item.

Charging[edit | edit source]

The tool seed can be recharged by Ilfeen, Eluned, Islwyn or Rhodri Dail for a cost that starts at 7,500 coins but decreases by 1,500 every enchantment, to a minimum of 1,500 coins. Players can also talk to the NPCs to turn the tinderbox back into a crystal tool seed.

Enchantment Cost for re-enchantment
First 7,500
Second 6,000
Third 4,500
Fourth 3,000
Fifth and thereafter 1,500

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crystal tinderbox.png Crystal tinderbox
Smithing-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
300 XP-?-
Smithing Smithing level80
Quests Completed The Eyes of Glouphrie and Plague's End
P2P icon.png Members only
Crystal tool seed.pngCrystal tool seed170,50770,507
Harmonic dust.pngHarmonic dust150N/A-

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 25 March 2019 (Update):
    • The fired up ring and gloves now have a chance to stop your Crystal Tinderbox degrading when you get a fire spirit.
  • ninja 2 October 2017 (Update):
    • The crystal tinderbox message for fire spirits can now be filtered under game messages in the chat window.
  • ninja 24 August 2015 (Update):
    • Crystal tools no longer report an incorrect remaining charge.
  • ninja 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • The harmonic dust cost to create crystal tools at a singing bowl and Eluned's coin fee to create or recharge crystal tools has been greatly reduced.