Talk:Cremation

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Stacking?[edit source]

Does the 250% xp stack with anything else, like bonus xp or the dragon rider amulet etc.? 04ismailjj6 (talk) 19:35, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Bonus XP works, but the Dragon Rider amulet don't. Subrosian1 (talk) 23:28, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

F2P?[edit source]

Does anyone know whether only members can acquire the cremation ability, or if it is also available to non-members? 108.196.156.199 19:43, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if non-members can buy it, but it works on a F2P world at least. Subrosian1 (talk) 23:28, October 20, 2014 (UTC)
Free players can buy and use it. --Saftzie (talk) 23:43, October 20, 2014 (UTC)
I can confirm that it will drop to f2p players (from ghosts). Daveorock (talk) 01:43, August 20, 2017 (UTC)

XP Rates[edit source]

So presumably this is better than usng an alter now unless you have brawling gloves? Djpailo (talk) 21:01, October 21, 2014 (UTC)

Altars still have incense burners. A comparison of actual xp rates (if someone did one) would be an interesting addition to the article. It's definitely more convenient than altars. --Saftzie (talk) 23:14, October 21, 2014 (UTC)

Max Gilded Altar vs Cremation[edit source]

Which is better to use and why? Puretppc (talk) 02:17, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

The numbers should tell you: gilded altar and burners = 3.5x exp, while cremation is only 2.5x. Ectofuntus is 4x, which is best if you don't care about the slowness of preparations. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 04:27, October 22, 2014 (UTC)
But Bonfiring does not require any running unlike Gilded Altars. It all depends on how many bones can be burned every hour compared to how many bones can be offered at an altar every hour. Puretppc (talk) 13:44, October 22, 2014 (UTC)
Is the bonfire burning rate the same as logs? Or does it depend on the bones used? I think that Bonfire will be faster xp per hour, but it's more expensive per xp, which makes sense since the most expensive methods are usually the fastest xp/hour and the cheapest are the slowest xp/hour.04ismailjj6 (talk) 15:59, October 22, 2014 (UTC)
Someone did the math on the RSOF. Cremation is faster xp, but only if you actually want Firemaking xp; Gilded altars are, of course, better in cost and speed for pure Prayer xp. Cremation is preferable if you want Firemaking xp and can make about 2m an hour, since the faster xp means you save time, which can be spent making more money, according to him. Nothing special here. (talk) 20:49, October 23, 2014 (UTC)
Agh. I can't figure out how to link to a specific RSOF post, so here's the page instead:
QFC: 15-16-974-65503321-32-333597193
His analysis is about halfway down the page. Nothing special here. (talk) 20:54, October 23, 2014 (UTC)

Burning Bones[edit source]

Several months before this event I first saw piles of bones on the ground that were burning. It seemed to be something certain players could make, since I only saw them in areas with lots of players (like near Varrock bank). They were called "Burning Bones" and could only be examined, not interacted with in any other way (I don't remember the examine text off the top of my head).

Were the burning bones a possible teaser for the Halloween event? Or are the two unrelated? In in case, I haven't seen anything about those burning bone piles on Wikia, so I don't really know where they came from. Has anyone else seen them? 50.81.103.89 21:56, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

Unrelated. You can burn Jogre bones. MolMan 22:00, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

Curved/Long bones[edit source]

Not sure if this is known, but it appears you can cremate them. --Jlun2 (talk) 08:45, January 15, 2015 (UTC)

Drop[edit source]

Be good to have a list of "ghosts and ghost like creatures" that drop the ability. Rich Farmbrough, 22:45 18 April 2015 (UTC).

I just had this dropped from the QBD spirits. 114.198.82.86 05:32, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

Contradiction on page[edit source]

The second paragraph states "Only bones can be used for cremations; ashes do not work.", yet the table contains experience values and gp/xp costs for ashes? Which is it? Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 18:56, June 23, 2015 (UTC)

The ashes were added only yesterday; nothing suggests that it changed and would allow those to work. I've removed them again. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 03:41, June 24, 2015 (UTC)

F2P drops[edit source]

Just wanted to confirm that F2P players can in fact get the ability as a drop, got one today on a F2P character.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 121.45.92.131 (talk) on 09:35, 30 August 2017‎.

Seconded got f2p drop after ~2500 ghost kills (lvl 25)135.23.139.106 02:13, October 19, 2017 (UTC)

This needs to be re-verified due to a possible coding error as explained in this thread on RSOF: http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/forums.ws?14,15,257,65966777 138.75.217.29 08:36, November 26, 2017 (UTC)

Cremation is currently P2P only but a fix to make it F2P again is in the works. Source: https://twitter.com/JagexStu/status/936567230149595136 101.127.206.25 02:11, December 2, 2017 (UTC)