Incense sticks

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"Incense" redirects here. For the burners in POH chapels, see Incense burners.

Incense sticks are slivers of wooden logs combined with demonic ashes and herbs. Each kind of incense stick has a different effect that players can use. The effect is activated by consuming an incense stick. Making and using incense requires Firemaking.

Details[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Incense sticks are created in three steps:

  1. Cut logs into incense sticks (2 logs to 1 stick)
  2. Apply 2 demonic ashes to 1 incense sticks (1 stick plus 2 ashes to 1 ashed stick)
  3. Add a herb to the ashed incense sticks (1 herb plus 1 ashed stick to 1 completed stick)

Each step grants some Firemaking experience. Additionally, adding the demonic ashes to the incense sticks also grants the same amount of Prayer experience as scattering those ashes.

Timer[edit | edit source]

When initially lit, incense has a base time of 10 minutes. Additional incense can be lit to add 10 minutes to the timer each. The timer cannot exceed 60 minutes.

Incense can be active indefinitely if more incense is consumed after waiting a while - so you can use 6 right away, wait 30 minutes, then consume 3 more.

More incense can be lit at any time to add 10 minutes per incense to the timer, capping at 60 minutes.

Potency[edit | edit source]

When lit, incense begins at potency level 1. Every 10 minutes, the potency increase by 1 up to a cap of potency level 4, multiplying the effect of the incense by the potency (e.g. potency 4 guam sticks provide a 40% chance).

Alternatively, incense can 'overloaded' via a right-click option. This consumes 6 incense and skips straight to potency level 4, but only provides 10 minutes of the effect (which can be extended with more incense, as normal).

Regardless of waiting 30 minutes or overloading, potency level 4 can be maintained indefinitely as long as more of the incense is lit before the effect expires completely.

Multiple effects[edit | edit source]

The interface to override effects.

Players can only have one incense stick activated at a time until level 71, after which they can have two and then three at level 95. Attempting to activate any incense sticks beyond the player's max limit will prompt the player to chose which one they want to override, in the case that they have more than 1 active.

Notably, marrentill and irit stack multiplicatively and not additively - that is, potency 3 irit (75%) + potency 2 marrentill (25%) is not 100% poison resistance, it is 81.25% (1 - (1-0.75) * (1-0.25)).

List of incense sticks[edit | edit source]

Level Incense stick Logs Firemaking

XP to cut or coat

Firemaking XP to add herb Ash Effect
1 Guam incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Guam incense sticksGuam Logs.png: Inventory image of LogsLogs 16 24 Impious ashes.png: Inventory image of Impious ashesImpious Each potency level of these sticks provides a 10% chance to get an additional log while woodcutting regular trees.
5 Tarromin incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Tarromin incense sticksTarromin Each potency level of these sticks provides a 25% chance to automatically bank ashes gained from burning logs.
9 Marrentill incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Marrentill incense sticksMarrentill Each potency level of these sticks reduces poison damage by 12.5%.
20 Harralander incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Harralander incense sticksHarralander Oak logs.png: Inventory image of Oak logsOak 24 36 Each potency level of these sticks increases run energy replenishment rate by 25% while resting.
25 Ranarr incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Ranarr incense sticksRanarr Each potency level of these sticks provides a +1 Prayer bonus.
30 Toadflax incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Toadflax incense sticksToadflax Willow logs.png: Inventory image of Willow logsWillow 36 54 Each potency level of these sticks provides a 12.5% chance to avoid failing an agility obstacle.
35 Spirit weed incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Spirit weed incense sticksSpirit weed Each potency level of these sticks provides 10% increased familiar special attack recovery rate.
40 Irit incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Irit incense sticksIrit Maple logs.png: Inventory image of Maple logsMaple 54.2 81.3 Accursed ashes.png: Inventory image of Accursed ashesAccursed Each potency level of these sticks reduces poison damage by 25%.
41 Wergali incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Wergali incense sticksWergali Each potency level of these sticks gives a 0.5% chance to produce a strung bow when fletching logs into unstrung bows.
48 Avantoe incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Avantoe incense sticksAvantoe Acadia logs.png: Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia 56 84 Each potency level of these sticks provides a 5% chance to automatically bait Hunter traps.
54 Kwuarm incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Kwuarm incense sticksKwuarm Each potency level of these sticks provides +2.5% weapon poison damage.
57 Bloodweed incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Bloodweed incense sticksBloodweed Each potency level of these sticks provides a 2.5% chance to get double logs when cutting bloodwood trees.
59 Snapdragon incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Snapdragon incense sticksSnapdragon Each potency level of these sticks restores stats 50% faster.
65 Cadantine incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Cadantine incense sticksCadantine Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew 81 121.5 Infernal ashes.png: Inventory image of Infernal ashesInfernal Each potency level of these sticks provides a 2.5% chance to not exhaust a tree.
67 Lantadyme incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Lantadyme incense sticksLantadyme Each potency level of these sticks increases potion timers by 30 seconds.
70 Dwarf weed incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Dwarf weed incense sticksDwarf weed Each potency level of these sticks provides a 2% chance to bank dropped or gathered items.
75 Torstol incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Torstol incense sticksTorstol Magic logs.png: Inventory image of Magic logsMagic 121.5 182.2 Each potency level of these sticks provides a 0.5% increase to base XP gain.
91 Fellstalk incense sticks.png: Inventory image of Fellstalk incense sticksFellstalk Each potency level of these sticks provides a x1.01 spawn chance to elite NPCs.

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • ninja 23 April 2019 (Update):
    • Adding herbs to incense sticks now check which one to make if you have multiple valid combinations but only one single herb of each type.
  • patch 8 April 2019 (Update):
    • The tool select menu will no longer get stuck when trying to create a single incense stick.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 23 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 23 April 2019.) Mod Shauny: "Creating incense burners now give out various passive skilling rewards, such as the crystallised chocolate fragments."