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)
  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. 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.

While logged out, the timer does not decrease.

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 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]

Level Incense stick Logs Firemaking XP

to cut or coat

Firemaking XP

to add herb

Ash Effect GE price Members

Only

1 Guam incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guam incense sticksGuam Logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of LogsLogs 16 24 Impious ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious ashesImpious Each potency level of these sticks provides a 10% chance to get an additional log while woodcutting regular trees. 1,222 No
5 Tarromin incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tarromin incense sticksTarromin Each potency level of these sticks provides a 25% chance to automatically bank ashes gained from burning logs. 677 No
9 Marrentill incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Marrentill incense sticksMarrentill Each potency level of these sticks reduces poison damage by 12.5%. 1,026 Yes
20 Harralander incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Harralander incense sticksHarralander Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak 24 36 Each potency level of these sticks increases run energy replenishment rate by 25% while resting. 747 Yes
25 Ranarr incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranarr incense sticksRanarr Each potency level of these sticks provides a +1 Prayer bonus. 2,910 Yes
30 Toadflax incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Toadflax incense sticksToadflax Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow 36 54 Each potency level of these sticks provides a 12.5% chance to avoid failing an agility obstacle. 6,334 Yes
35 Spirit weed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit weed incense sticksSpirit weed Each potency level of these sticks provides 10% increased familiar special attack recovery rate. 38,186 Yes
40 Irit incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Irit incense sticksIrit Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple 54.2 81.3 Accursed ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed ashesAccursed Each potency level of these sticks reduces poison damage by 25%. 7,688 Yes
41 Wergali incense sticks.png: RS3 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. 2,689 Yes
48 Avantoe incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Avantoe incense sticksAvantoe Acadia logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia 56 84 Each potency level of these sticks provides a 5% chance to automatically bait Hunter traps. 2,945 Yes
54 Kwuarm incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kwuarm incense sticksKwuarm Each potency level of these sticks provides +2.5% weapon poison damage. 22,439 Yes
57 Bloodweed incense sticks.png: RS3 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. 21,657 Yes
59 Snapdragon incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Snapdragon incense sticksSnapdragon Each potency level of these sticks restores stats 50% faster. 3,612 Yes
65 Cadantine incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cadantine incense sticksCadantine Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew 81 121.5 Infernal ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal ashesInfernal Each potency level of these sticks provides a 2.5% chance to not exhaust a tree. 6,321 Yes
67 Lantadyme incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lantadyme incense sticksLantadyme Each potency level of these sticks increases potion timers by 30 seconds. 18,681 Yes
70 Dwarf weed incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dwarf weed incense sticksDwarf weed Each potency level of these sticks provides a 2% chance to bank dropped or gathered items. 21,051 Yes
75 Torstol incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torstol incense sticksTorstol Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic 121.5 182.2 Each potency level of these sticks provides a 0.5% increase to base XP gain. 14,634 Yes
91 Fellstalk incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fellstalk incense sticksFellstalk Each potency level of these sticks provides a x1.01 spawn chance to elite NPCs. 17,347 Yes

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!
  • 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.

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."