Incense sticks

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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); click on log to 'Craft' bringing up a 'Choose a Tool' window and select 'Incense sticks'.
  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. You can make maximum of 375 sticks an hour from scratch, with no banking times included.

Timer[edit | edit source]

When initially lit, incense has a base time of 10 minutes. More incense can be lit at any time to add 10 minutes per incense to the timer, capping at 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.

The timer does not decrease while logged out.

Potency[edit | edit source]

When lit, incense begins at potency level 1. Every 10 minutes, the potency increases 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 be '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 are limited by the amount of incense sticks they may have activated simultaneously based on their Firemaking level. Attempting to activate any incense sticks beyond the player's max limit will prompt the player to choose which one they wish to override.

Incense limit Level required
1 No requirement
2 71 Firemaking
3 95 Firemaking

Notably, marrentill and irit stack multiplicatively, not additively. For example: potency 3 irit (75%) + potency 2 marrentill (25%) does not yield 100% poison resistance, rather 81.25% (1 - (1-0.75) * (1-0.25)).

List of incense sticks[edit | edit source]

Incense stick GE price Effect Members Only
Guam incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guam incense sticksGuam 2,203 Each potency level provides a 10% chance to get an additional log while woodcutting regular trees, up to a maximum 40% chance. No
Tarromin incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tarromin incense sticksTarromin 10,284 Each potency level provides a 25% chance to automatically bank ashes gained from burning logs, up to a maximum 100% chance. No
Marrentill incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Marrentill incense sticksMarrentill 1,548 Each potency level reduces poison damage by 12.5%, up to a maximum 50% reduction. Yes
Harralander incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Harralander incense sticksHarralander 1,521 Each potency level increases run energy replenishment rate by 25% while resting, up to a maximum 100% rate. Yes
Ranarr incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranarr incense sticksRanarr 4,869 Each potency level provides a +1 Prayer bonus, up to a maximum +4 bonus. Yes
Toadflax incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Toadflax incense sticksToadflax 9,227 Each potency level provides a 12.5% chance to avoid failing an agility obstacle, up to a maximum 50% chance. Yes
Spirit weed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit weed incense sticksSpirit weed 34,788 Each potency level provides 10% increased familiar special attack recovery rate, up to a maximum 40% increase. This also affects potions which restore familiar special attack points. Yes
Irit incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Irit incense sticksIrit 20,407 Each potency level reduces poison damage by 25%, up to a maximum 100% reduction. Yes
Wergali incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wergali incense sticksWergali 3,671 Each potency level gives a 0.5% chance to produce a strung bow when fletching logs into unstrung bows, up to a 2% chance. Yes
Avantoe incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Avantoe incense sticksAvantoe 5,507 Each potency level provides a 5% chance to automatically bait Hunter traps, up to a maximum 20% chance. Yes
Kwuarm incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kwuarm incense sticksKwuarm 32,316 Each potency level provides +2.5% weapon poison damage, up to a maximum +10% damage. Yes
Bloodweed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bloodweed incense sticksBloodweed 49,790 Each potency level provides a 2.5% chance to get double logs when cutting bloodwood trees, up to a maximum 10% chance. Yes
Snapdragon incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Snapdragon incense sticksSnapdragon 6,569 Each potency level restores stats 50% faster, up to a maximum 200% increase. Yes
Cadantine incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cadantine incense sticksCadantine 11,502 Each potency level provides a 2.5% chance to not exhaust a tree (Woodcutting) or material caches (Archaeology), up to a maximum 10% chance. Yes
Lantadyme incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lantadyme incense sticksLantadyme 22,984 Each potency level increases potion timers by 30 seconds, up to a maximum 2 minute increase. Yes
Dwarf weed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dwarf weed incense sticksDwarf weed 23,017 Each potency level provides a 2% chance to bank dropped or gathered items, up to a maximum 8% chance. Yes
Torstol incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torstol incense sticksTorstol 22,651 Each potency level provides a 0.5% increase to base XP gain, up to a maximum 2% increase. Yes
Fellstalk incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fellstalk incense sticksFellstalk 22,633 Each potency level provides a x1.01 spawn chance to elite NPCs, up to a maximum increased chance of approximately 4% (each tier stacks through multiplication). Yes

Creation[edit | edit source]

Level Incense stick GE price Primary Ingredient Primary Cost Secondary Ingredient Secondary Cost Secondary only Profit Secondary only Profit/xp Logs Primary Ingredient Firemaking XP

(coating)

Secondary Ingredient Firemaking XP

(adding herb)

Ash
1 Guam incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guam incense sticksGuam 2,203 Impious incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious incense sticksImpious 5,171 Clean guam.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean guamClean guam 484 −3,452 −144 Logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of LogsLogs 16 24 Impious ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious ashesImpious
5 Tarromin incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tarromin incense sticksTarromin 10,284 Impious incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious incense sticksImpious 5,171 Clean tarromin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean tarrominClean tarromin 200 4,913 205
9 Marrentill incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Marrentill incense sticksMarrentill 1,548 Impious incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious incense sticksImpious 5,171 Clean marrentill.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean marrentillClean marrentill 6,677 −10,300 −429.17
20 Harralander incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Harralander incense sticksHarralander 1,521 Impious oak incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious oak incense sticksImpious oak 1,457 Clean harralander.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean harralanderClean harralander 1,730 −1,666 −46 Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak 24 36
25 Ranarr incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranarr incense sticksRanarr 4,869 Impious oak incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious oak incense sticksImpious oak 1,457 Clean ranarr.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean ranarrClean ranarr 5,220 −1,808 −50
30 Toadflax incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Toadflax incense sticksToadflax 9,227 Impious willow incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious willow incense sticksImpious willow 12,258 Clean toadflax.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean toadflaxClean toadflax 4,599 −7,630 −141 Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow 36 54
35 Spirit weed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit weed incense sticksSpirit weed 34,788 Impious willow incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious willow incense sticksImpious willow 12,258 Clean spirit weed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean spirit weedClean spirit weed 11,739 10,791 200
40 Irit incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Irit incense sticksIrit 20,407 Accursed maple incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed maple incense sticksAccursed maple 6,294 Clean irit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean iritClean irit 618 13,495 166 Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple 54.2 81.3 Accursed ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed ashesAccursed
41 Wergali incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wergali incense sticksWergali 3,671 Accursed maple incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed maple incense sticksAccursed maple 6,294 Clean wergali.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean wergaliClean wergali 12,257 −14,880 −183
48 Avantoe incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Avantoe incense sticksAvantoe 5,507 Accursed acadia incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed acadia incense sticksAccursed acadia 20,551 Clean avantoe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean avantoeClean avantoe 1,214 −16,258 −194 Acadia logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia 56 84
54 Kwuarm incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kwuarm incense sticksKwuarm 32,316 Accursed acadia incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed acadia incense sticksAccursed acadia 20,551 Clean kwuarm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean kwuarmClean kwuarm 1,113 10,652 127
57 Bloodweed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bloodweed incense sticksBloodweed 49,790 Accursed acadia incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed acadia incense sticksAccursed acadia 20,551 Clean bloodweed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean bloodweedClean bloodweed 25,661 3,578 43
59 Snapdragon incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Snapdragon incense sticksSnapdragon 6,569 Accursed acadia incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed acadia incense sticksAccursed acadia 20,551 Clean snapdragon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean snapdragonClean snapdragon 1,439 −15,421 −184
65 Cadantine incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cadantine incense sticksCadantine 11,502 Infernal yew incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal yew incense sticksInfernal yew 6,996 Clean cadantine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean cadantineClean cadantine 1,851 2,655 22 Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew 81 121.5 Infernal ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal ashesInfernal
67 Lantadyme incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lantadyme incense sticksLantadyme 22,984 Infernal yew incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal yew incense sticksInfernal yew 6,996 Clean lantadyme.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean lantadymeClean lantadyme 8,321 7,667 63
70 Dwarf weed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dwarf weed incense sticksDwarf weed 23,017 Infernal yew incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal yew incense sticksInfernal yew 6,996 Clean dwarf weed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean dwarf weedClean dwarf weed 8,901 7,120 59
75 Torstol incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torstol incense sticksTorstol 22,651 Infernal magic incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal magic incense sticksInfernal magic 6,294 Clean torstol.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean torstolClean torstol 11,553 4,804 26 Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic 121.5 182.2
91 Fellstalk incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fellstalk incense sticksFellstalk 22,633 Infernal magic incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal magic incense sticksInfernal magic 6,294 Clean fellstalk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clean fellstalkClean fellstalk 10,771 5,568 31

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • Quotation marks have been removed from incense examine texts.
  • patch 29 April 2019 (Update):
    • Crafting incense sticks now has a chance of providing event currencies (such as crystalised chocolate).
  • 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.
  • patch 1 April 2019 (Update):
    • Removed the "change-tool" button on the Make-X interface for untreated and ashy incense sticks.
    • Prevented incense sticks from being crafted from items stored in a beast of burden.
    • Crafting logs into incense sticks is now remembered in Make-X when producing from the same types of sticks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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."