Free-to-play Firemaking training

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This article is about the free-to-play guide. For the members' guide, see Pay-to-play Firemaking training.
Worlds Icon.png The official worlds for Bonfires are worlds 29 (F2P), 16 (P2P).
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Firemaking is considered to be one of the easiest skills to train in free-to-play given its fast experience rates and low cost. It can be trained in conjunction with Woodcutting by burning the logs cut from trees. With bonfires, training Firemaking is one of the least attention-intensive activities.

Training[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The only equipment needed for training Firemaking in free-to-play is a tinderbox to light logs on fire. One is automatically stored in every player's tool belt so it is unnecessary to buy one or keep one in the bank.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Log type Experience Experience per hour Cost Profit
Per experience Per hour[1]
Regular Bonfire (solo) Bonfire (with ≥4 others) Regular[2] Bonfire (solo)[1] Bonfire (with ≥4 others)[1] Regular Bonfire (solo) Bonfire (with ≥4 others) Profit/loss per log burnt[3] Profit/loss per hour[3]
Logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of LogsLogs 40 50 52.5 48,000 47,500 49,637.5 8.57 6.86 6.53 325,850 -242 -266,200
Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak 60 85 89.25 72,000 80,750 84,787.5 6.43 4.54 4.33 366,700 -285 -313,500
Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow 90 105 110.25 108,000 99,750 104,737.5 4.08 3.5 3.33 348,650 -266 -292,600
Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple[4] 135 135 to 175 140.4 to 182 162,000 128,250 to 166,250 133,380 to 172,900 0.98 0.98 to 0.754 0.94 to 0.725 125,400 -31 -34,100
Mahogany logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany[5] 157.5 180 189 189,000 171,000 179,550 6.24 5.46 5.2 932,900 -881 -969,100
Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew 202.5 260 270.25 243,000 247,000 256,737.5 0.97 0.75 0.73 186,200 -95 -104,500
Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic[5] 303.8 309.5 320 364,560 294,025 304,000 1.27 1.25 1.21 367,650 -286 -314,600
  1. ^ a b c Assumes that 950 logs are burnt per hour.
  2. ^ Assumes that 1,200 logs are burnt per hour.
  3. ^ a b If creating individual fires and collecting ashes. Profit/loss per hour assumes that 1,100 logs are burnt per hour.
  4. ^ The experience rate of maple logs is dependent on the player's Firemaking level. The table shows two numbers, the first being the experience gained at level 45 Firemaking and the second being the experience gained at level 99 Firemaking.
  5. ^ a b Mahogany and magic trees cannot be cut by free-to-play players.

Current prices[edit | edit source]

Icon Item Price Direction Low Alch High Alch Limit Members Details Last updated
AshesAshes101
Down.svg
1110,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago
LogsLogs343
Up.svg
1225,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago
Oak logsOak logs386
Up.svgUp.svg
81225,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago
Willow logsWillow logs367
Down.svgDown.svgDown.svg
162425,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago
Maple logsMaple logs132
Down.svg
324825,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago
Mahogany logsMahogany logs982
Up.svg
203025,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago
Yew logsYew logs196
Up.svg
649625,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago
Magic logsMagic logs387
Up.svg
12819225,000F2P icon.pngview10 hours ago

General notes[edit | edit source]

  • Firemaking should be trained next to a bank for quick withdrawal of logs and thus fast experience.
  • World 29 is the official free-to-play Bonfires server, but in practice it is more likely to find bonfires, or better, Portable braziers in the Grand Exchange on World 3 due to its high population.
  • Players can add logs to an existing fire to create a bonfire. A log is burnt every 6 game ticks (3.6 seconds) rather than every 4 game ticks (2.4 seconds) when lighting fires the normal way. However, experience per log is increased, and further increased by up to 4% for every other player (up to five) using the same bonfire. With at least 5 players, the experience/hour for bonfires is slightly less than lighting the logs individually, but bonfires are semi-afkable and do not require running to and from banks and are therefore recommended.

Combining Woodcutting and Firemaking training[edit | edit source]

Woodcutting and Firemaking can be trained side by side by cutting logs, then burning them. The most effective free-to-play logs for use with this method are willow logs. A great location to do this is south of Port Sarim. This location is usually almost never crowded because there is no bank nearby, but there is plenty of space to use a bonfire or burn logs individually. Another great spot to perform this tactic is in Lumbridge. On the east side of the River Lum, slightly west of Farming Patch and slight Southeast of the Champions' Guild there are three willow trees. When you stand between the Northernmost willow trees and go all the way East until the fence, you can burn exactly 27 logs individually.

Cutting and burning yew logs would result in slower Woodcutting and Firemaking experience per hour because of reduced Woodcutting speed.

The Daemonheim Peninsula resource dungeon is another popular place in which to train Firemaking in this manner, as it is the only place in the free world where maple trees are found. You can cut and burn maples and willows there, and the only requirement is 30 Dungeoneering. Cutting and burning willows at level 75 Woodcutting yields around 70,000 experience per hour (40,000 for Firemaking), 30,000 for Woodcutting). It's recommended to swap to Maples at level 90 Woodcutting as this yields approximately 90,000 experience per hour (51,400 for Firemaking, 38,600 for Woodcutting).

Level 1-99[edit | edit source]

Level 1-15 - Normal logs[edit | edit source]

Logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Logs The best way to get from level 1 to level 15 is by burning normal logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing, which grants 52.5 experience per log.

  • Experience needed - 2,411
  • Logs needed - 46
  • Time - 3 minutes
  • Logs cost = 15,778

Level 15-30 - Oak logs[edit | edit source]

Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logs The best way to get from level 15 to level 30 is by burning oak logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing, which grants ~75 experience per log.

  • Experience needed - 10,952
  • Oak logs needed - 160
  • Time - 8 minutes
  • Logs cost = 47,478

Level 30-45 - Willow logs[edit | edit source]

Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logs The best way to get from level 30 to level 45 is by burning willow logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing, which grants 105 experience per log.

  • Experience needed - 48,149
  • Willow logs needed - 437
  • Time - 27 minutes
  • Logs cost = 160,379

Level 45-60 - Maple logs[edit | edit source]

Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logs The best way to get from level 45 to level 60 is by burning maple logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing, which grants 140.4 experience per log at level 45 (the experience receiving from burning maple logs is dependent on the player's Firemaking level).

  • Experience needed - 212,230
  • Maple logs needed - 1,512
  • Time - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Logs cost = 199,584

Level 60-75 - Yew logs[edit | edit source]

Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logs The best way to get from level 60 to level 75 is by burning yew logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing, which grants 270.25 experience per log.

  • Experience needed - 936,679
  • Yew logs needed - 3,466
  • Time - 4 hours
  • Logs cost = 679,336

Level 75-99 - Magic logs[edit | edit source]

Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logs The fastest but most expensive way to get from level 75 to level 99 is by burning magic logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing, which grants 320 experience per log.

  • Experience needed - 11,824,010
  • Magic logs needed - 36,951
  • Time - 37 hours
  • Logs cost = 14,300,037

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Level 45-99 - Maple logs[edit | edit source]

Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logs Maple logs are the cheapest logs and give decent experience. Burning maple logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing grants an average of 161.2 experience per log (the experience receiving from burning maple logs is dependent on the player's Firemaking level).

  • Experience needed - 12,972,919
  • Maple logs needed - 80,477
  • Time - 80 hours
  • Logs cost = 10,622,964

Level 60-99 - Yew logs[edit | edit source]

Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logs Yew logs are slightly more expensive than maples but cheaper than magics. Burning yew logs on a bonfire to which five or more players are contributing grants 270.25 experience per log.

  • Experience needed - 12,760,689
  • Yew logs needed - 47,218
  • Time - 47 hours
  • Logs cost = 9,254,728

This method will take approximately 6 hours longer than using magic logs from 75-99 and will cost 2,855,401 less than using magic logs from 75-99, this works out at an effective saving per hour of 475,900.17.

See also[edit | edit source]