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OSRS Firemaking Guide For Level 1 to 99 | RuneScape Training

April 17, 2020, 13:57

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Firemaking is one of the less popular skills in Old School RuneScape. As you go on with this OSRS firemaking guide, you might realize that it is not exactly a big money maker. In fact, quite the opposite, since you need to burn logs that would make you money. You would be quite literally burning money.

Despite this, Firemaking can be an attractive skill to level up because of its importance for quests and diaries. And if you’re thinking “no way am I going to release more CO2 into the atmosphere” then don’t fret – as far as we know, CO2 is not coded in OSRS.

Additionally, trees in Gielinor grow back quickly so there is no need to worry about them as well.

Firemaking: Where to Start a Fire?

Essentially, there are two ways to level up Firemaking: the first one is the old-fashioned log burning, the second one is in Wintertodt, though the latter is available at level 50 Firemaking. We will cover both of these to ensure that you are as well informed as possible.

Note, that even if leveling Firemaking in Wintertodt will not appeal to you, it is the only place to receive the Pyromancer outfit. Each of the four pieces provides a 0.5% increase in Firemaking experience gains with the full set providing an additional bonus of 0.5%, totaling 2.5% more experience. Therefore, visiting Wintertodt is recommended, if not for leveling, then at least for the Pyromancer outfit.

And it’s only a plus that it looks cool as hell.

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OSRS Firemaking Quests

Quests Rewarding Firemaking Experience

Quest

Firemaking level

Experience

Heroes’ Quest

-

1,575

The Giant Dwarf

16

1,500

Enlightened Journey

20

4,000

Enakhra’s Lament

45

7,000

Making Friends with My Arm

66

5,000

 

OSRS Quests Requiring Firemaking Experience

Quest

Firemaking level

Other requirements

The Giant Dwarf

16

12 Crafting

33 Magic

14 Thieving

Enlightened Journey

20

36 Crafting

30 Farming

20 Quest points

Recipe for Disaster (Skrach Uglogwee subquest)

20

41 Cooking

Sea Slug

30

-

Olaf’s Quest

40

50 Woodcutting

Swan Song

42

62 Cooking

40 Crafting

62 Fishing

66 Magic

45 Smithing

Enakhra’s Lament

45

50 Crafting

39 Magic

45 Mining

43 Prayer

Tears of Guthix

49

20 Crafting

20 Mining

Lunar Diplomacy

49

61 Crafting

40 Defense

5 Herblore

65 Magic

60 Mining

55 Woodcutting

Desert Treasure

50

50 Magic

10 Slayer

53 Thieving

Making Friends with My Arm

66

68 Agility

35 Construction

72 Mining

 

Diaries Requiring Firemaking in OSRS

Difficulty

Diary

Task

Level

Easy

Fremennik

Chop and burn some oak logs in the Fremennik Province.

15

Easy

Lumbridge & Draynor

Chop and burn some oak logs in Lumbridge.

15

Medium

Ardougne

Travel to Castle Wars by Hot Air Balloon.

50

Medium

Falador

Light a bullseye lantern at the Chemist's in Rimmington.

49

Medium

Kourend & Kebos

Subdue the Wintertodt.

50

Medium

Falador

Chop and burn some willow logs in Taverley.

30

Medium

Varrock

Use the balloon to travel from Varrock.

40

Medium

Western Provinces

Chop and burn some teak logs on Ape Atoll.

35

Hard

Desert

Burn some yew logs on the Nardah Mayor's balcony.

60

Hard

Kandarin

Burn some maple logs with a bow in Seers' Village.

65

Hard

Lumbridge & Draynor

Light your mining helmet in the Lumbridge Castle basement.

65

Hard

Morytania

Chop and burn some mahogany logs on Mos Le'Harmless.

50

Hard

Varrock

Chop some yew logs in Varrock and burn them at the top of the Varrock church.

60

Hard

Western Provinces

Chop and burn some mahogany logs on Ape Atoll.

50

Elite

Kandarin

Construct a pyre ship from magic logs.

85

Elite

Morytania

Cremate any Shade remains on a Magic or Redwood pyre.

80

Elite

Wilderness

Cut and burn some magic logs in the Resource Area.

75

 

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OSRS Firemaking Training For Each Level

Level 1-15 Firemaking

The obvious starting point is to start lighting up some Normal logs. The trees are abundant and you may want to chop them down yourself if you are also leveling Woodcutting.

Level 15-30 Firemaking

Corresponding to Woodcutting leveling, at 15-30 level bracket you will be burning Oak logs.

Level 30-35 Firemaking

Willow logs are the next obvious choice. This is one of the three types of logs free-to-play players might choose to burn on their journey to level 99 Firemaking.

Level 35-45 Firemaking

Teak logs become available for burning at level 35 Firemaking. You can also opt to keep burning Willow logs until level 45 Firemaking, thus skipping Teak logs entirely. Make your choice by calculating which is best for you at the moment you are leveling Firemaking if you are on a budget.

Level 45-50 Firemaking

Maple logs will get you through these 5 Firemaking levels to level 50 Firemaking. At this point leveling up Firemaking in Wintertodt becomes available. Maple logs are another option for F2P players to get to level 99 Firemaking.

Level 50-60 Firemaking

At this level range, you will be burning Mahogany logs, that is if you choose to level up Firemaking outside Wintertodt. Don’t feel bad for burning this tropical wood – in Gielinor they don’t produce oxygen and grow back quickly.

Level 60-75 Firemaking

You can’t skip Yew logs, whether you are leveling Woodcutting or burning them for Firemaking experience. Yew logs are also the best way for F2P players to reach level 99 Firemaking since they provide the most experience. The downside is that this method while being the fastest is quite expensive. The upside is Probemas is the best place to buy OSRS gold, so you are in good hands!

Level 75-90 Firemaking

Magic logs grant unreal amounts of experience when compared to Yew logs. Cutting down Magic trees is one of the more profitable AFK money-making methods. For this reason, you might choose to swing your axe at Magic trees yourself or buy the supplies for the Grand Exchange where you are sure to find some.

Level 90-99 Firemaking

As with Woodcutting, so with Firemaking, we end with Redwood logs. While not as big a leap in experience from Magic logs as Magic logs are from Yew logs, it is still better. Furthermore, because Redwood trees are so massively cut down, you should have no problem finding them on the GE and for a good price. Better than Magic logs, usually.

Level 50-99 Firemaking in Wintertodt

Wintertodt is unlocked at level 50 Firemaking. It is located in the northernmost part of Zeah, but unlike many other activities on the continent, it has no House favor requirement. You can get there using Games necklace if you were on a voyage to Great Kourend at least once before.

While Wintertodt requires level 50 Firemaking, having other skills is beneficial as well since they will increase your chances for a better reward. These skills are Mining, Herblore, Farming, Fishing, Construction, and last but not least, Woodcutting. The higher these skills are, the better.

However, rewards in the supply crates you get in Wintertodt are calculated when OPENING them and not when you receive them. This means that you can stash however many supply crates you like and open them later when your skills are higher and thus claim better rewards.

One thing to remember is that the Pyromancer outfit can be obtained only from these crates, so you will need to open enough of them to obtain the full set for the Firemaking experience boost. You can also level up Fletching during the fight, but that’s if you are not aiming for maximum Firemaking experience per hour.

Make sure to bring food, a hammer, a tinderbox, and good vibes. If you forgot those, for your convenience there is a bank nearby.

old school runescape wintertodt

The Wintertodt encounter itself is rather simple: you need to help the Pyromancers fight Wintertodt by lighting up the braziers and helping Pyromancers if they take too much damage and get incapacitated. There are three types of attacks Wintertodt uses:

Standard attack – players periodically take damage every 10-20 seconds. The frequency of these attacks drops If at least three braziers are lit and Wintertodt’s energy is lower.

Brazier attack – clusters of snowfall on braziers, shattering them. Players standing next to the brazier take damage.

Area attack – same as brazier attack, but snowfalls in a random 3x3 area instead of on a concrete brazier. This attack is indicated by falling snowflakes, so it can be avoided if you pay attention.

The damage of all three attacks is mitigated by the amount of braziers lit, pieces of warm clothing worn, and players’ Firemaking level. The damage is calculated in proportion to players’ Hitpoints, meaning that the lower your HP, the less damage you take. This mechanic allows players to bring fairly low tier food. Warm clothing helps to reduce damage from all attacks significantly.

Warm clothing includes such pieces of clothing as Santa outfit, Hunter gear, Yak-hide armor, Pyromancer outfit, etc. Make sure to acquire four pieces of any set of warm clothing as it will make your work that much easier.

To keep the braziers lit you will need to chop Bruma roots from Bruma trees and then use the Bruma roots to lit the braziers. You can use a knife to fletch Bruma roots into Bruma kindling, which is more effective and will also provide Fletching XP.

As for Pyromancers, you will need to use Rejuvenation potions to help them recover. To do that, you will need to add Bruma herbs which are obtained by picking Sprouting roots and add them to Unfinished rejuvenation potions. This means that you must have completed the Druidic Ritual quest. Shattered braziers can be repaired with a hammer and the action awards Construction XP.

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Note, that Wintertodt is a boss and the encounter is treated as a boss fight. Therefore, it is not safe and you will lose items upon death (pieces of Pyromancer outfit can be recovered).

Ultimate and Hardcore ironmen should be extremely cautious. During the encounter, you need 500 points minimum to receive a supply crate. You get a chance at an extra roll beyond the minimum 500, with every 500 points guaranteeing one extra roll.

All XP gains are related to your level in a corresponding skill: the higher your Firemaking level, for example, the more XP you will get in Wintertodt. Wintertotd method can be used to skip the expensive bits of Firemaking leveling, especially at a high level, or to just spice up the routine, which can be quite intense yet repetitive.

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