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OSRS 1-99 Firemaking Guide

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OSRS 1 99 Firemaking Guide

Firemaking is one of the 23 skills in Old School Runescape that can be leveled up to 99 and maxed out.

However, unlike attack skills, firemaking experience can be tricky to come by if you don’t know the best methods.

Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place because we have all the tips and tricks you need to know in order to get your firemaking up to level 99!


OSRS Firemaking Guide: Level 1-99

In this guide, we’re going to walk you through everything involving firemaking, including the best methods you can use and quests that offer firemaking experience.

This way, you can easily start maxing out this skill, which otherwise would be difficult to get to level 99.

Firemaking can be a tedious skill to work on, but it is also fairly straightforward and relaxing when compared to construction or attack.

While it may not seem like the most important skill to work on, it can be significant to various OSRS diaries and quests, making it worthwhile.


Why Train Firemaking In OSRS?

Firemaking, as the name suggests, is a skill used to light logs on fire, and it needs to be trained in order to participate in certain minigames or complete specific quests.

A number of quests, such as Desert Treasure I and Recipe for Disaster, require the firemaking skill, as do minigames like Shades of Mort’ton.

This skill also allows players to be able to cook the best foods for healing in OSRS anywhere, but with a higher burn risk if your cooking skill isn’t high enough.

Furthermore, burnt-out fires create ashes which can be used to help level the members-only Herblore skill by making Serum 207 from them.

Although some players see the firemaking skill as useless, it can be extremely useful, and if anything, leveling it is a must if you want to max out all of your skills.


Things To know

In order to start gaining firemaking experience, you’re going to need a tinderbox and logs, though the ones you use will depend on your level.

Different logs require various levels of firemaking to ignite, meaning a player with a level 1 firemaking skill won’t be able to use redwood, a level 90 type of log.

To make a fire, players will need to use their tinderbox with the log, which will cause their character to kneel and create a fire before moving off to the side.

However, there is also Barbarian firemaking, which is part of the Barbarian training started by talking to Otto Godblessed near the Barbarian Outpost.

This type of firemaking allows players to use a bow to start fires, though you will need 20 more firemaking levels than usual to light specific logs.

For example, oak logs require level 20 with a tinderbox to light but will require a level 40 firemaking skill to light with a bow.

That said, there is no real benefit to lighting logs with a bow as opposed to a tinderbox, aside from freeing up an inventory slot.


Tips & Tricks

Before you get started on your firemaking training, there are a few tricks of the trade that you should know.

Firstly, you can save money by cutting down trees yourself instead of buying logs, which will also level your woodcutting skill.

You can also use wide-open areas, like the Grand Exchange, to light rows of fires quickly, allowing you to level the skill easily.

If you feel like cooking, you can also create a spicy stew with orange spice to temporarily boost your firemaking skill up to +5, depending on the dose.

Being able to boost your skill when you’re close to a threshold can allow you to start burning higher-tier logs for more experience, making this stew incredibly useful!


Quests For Firemaking Experience

There are a number of quests that provide firemaking experience, and many of them don’t require a high starting level to complete.

However, some also have additional requirements that need to be met, but we’re going to walk you through each of these quests and what you need for them.

Here are the quests in Old School Runescape that provide firemaking experience:


1. The Giant Dwarf

OSRS Firemaking Quest XP The Giant Dwarf

Experience: 1,500 Firemaking XP

This quest has an intermediate difficulty, and it only requires a firemaking skill of 16 to complete.

However, it also requires that players have at least a level 12 crafting skill, a level 33 magic skill, and a level 14 thieving skill.

That said, these requirements are low enough that it is accessible to most players, and it is worth completing for anyone needing to level firemaking.

The Giant Dwarf is the first in the Rise of the Red Axe series, and it can be started in the Keldagrim mines east of Rellekka.


2. Enlightened Journey

OSRS Firemaking Quest XP Enlightened Journey

Experience: 4,000 Firemaking XP

This quest is another intermediate one, and it is fairly short and easy to complete if you’re in a hurry.

The main requirements for it are level 20 firemaking, 30 farming, and 36 crafting, as well as 20 quest points.

Enlightened Journey provides 4,000 firemaking XP, which is a good amount given how quickly this quest can be completed.

To get started, all you need to do is speak with Auguste on the island of Entrana, which can be found southwest of Taverley.


3. Enakhra’s Lament

OSRS Firemaking Quest XP Enakhras Lament

Experience: 7,000 Firemaking XP

This quest is geared toward experienced players, but it provides 7,000 firemaking XP upon completion.

Because of this, it is a good one to complete if you’re a mid-tier player with a focus on gaining the best skillcapes in OSRS and maxing out stats.

Enakhra’s Lament requires 50 crafting, 45 firemaking, 43 prayer, and 39 magic to get started, and a level of at least 25 in combat is recommended.

To begin this medium-level quest, you can speak with Lazim in the southern desert of the Bandit Camp in the Kharidian Desert.


OSRS 1-99 Firemaking Guide: The Fastest Method

Although leveling firemaking might seem as challenging as finding the rarest pets in OSRS, there are some tried and true methods for leveling up fast.

Don’t worry if you’ve never used this method before, because we’re going to walk you through it step-by-step.

If you’re in a hurry to get your firemaking stat up, here is what you need to do:


Levels 1-15: Normal Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Normal Logs

To get from level 1 to level 15, you’ll need 61 normal logs, which costs around 8,500 coins to buy, though you can cut them down yourself.

Cutting down these logs for yourself will take about 15 minutes at most, and once you have them you can start setting them on fire in a line.

We recommend heading to the Grand Exchange for this and starting on one side of the large room, working your way across it.

When you light a fire, your character will automatically move to the left side, allowing you to immediately light another fire.

All you have to do then is rinse and repeat until you reach level 15.


Levels 15-30: Oak Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Oak Logs

Once you reach level 15 you can start using oak logs, and you will need about 183 to gain the XP needed to hit level 30.

Buying these logs will cost around 26,000 coins, or you could spend about 20 to 30 minutes chopping down oak trees for the logs yourself.

When you have all of the wood needed, you can then head back to the Grand Exchange or another large flat area and start lighting logs!


Levels 30-35: Willow Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Willow Logs

At level 30, you can start using willow logs, which cost significantly less than oak and normal logs.

To reach level 35, you should buy 101 willow logs, which will cost about 2,000 coins, and repeat the process of lighting them.

Using these logs will gain you about 104,000 XP points per hour, and it will allow you to reach level 35 easily.


Levels 35-45: Teak Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Teak Logs

When you’ve reached level 35, you can start lighting teak logs, and you will need a lot of them!

To get to level 45, you will need 373 teak logs, which costs roughly 105,000 coins if you’re planning on buying them outright.

We would recommend either buying the logs or gradually obtaining them ahead of time because it will take a fairly long time.

However, once you have them you can start lighting them, and in about 15 minutes, you should be able to reach level 45.


Levels 45-50: Maple Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Maple Logs

To reach level 50, you’ll want to switch to maple logs, and you will need 295, which will cost around 2,500 coins.

We would recommend buying these logs outright since they are fairly affordable, and chopping them down yourself will take a lot of time.

Once you have all of the maple logs needed, it should only take you around 11 minutes to reach level 50 by burning them all. 

Enjoy this fairly easy hurdle because it starts getting more difficult from here on out!


Levels 50-60: Mahogany Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Mahogany Logs

At level 50, you’ll need to transition to burning mahogany logs, and you’re going to need a whopping 1095 in order to reach level 60.

This will cost around 445,000 coins if you buy them, and it will definitely take hours if you’re planning on chopping them down yourself.

Once you start burning mahogany logs, it will take you about 43 minutes to reach the 172,409 XP that you need to hit level 60.

We would recommend doing this in between quests unless you are completely dedicated to getting your firemaking up as fast as possible.


Levels: 60-75: Yew Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Yew Logs

When you’ve reached level 60, things get even harder, and to reach level 75 you will need 4,626 yew logs, which will cost you roughly 1.25 million coins.

These logs provide 202.5 XP each and burning them all will give you the 936,679 XP needed to hit level 75.

However, this process will take you around three hours to complete, so it is something most people do over the course of a couple of sessions.

It definitely gets gradually harder to level up at this point, but using yew logs will give you the most amount of experience per log at this stage.


Levels 75-90: Magic Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Magic Logs

At level 75, you can start burning magic logs, which grant 303 XP per log, which is great because you’ll need 4,135,911 to reach your next milestone!

This means you will need at least 13,614 magic logs in order to reach level 90, and if you plan on buying them outright, you will need around 7.7 million coins.

Burning magic logs will also take you around 9 hours, but once you reach level 90 you will be in the home stretch, which definitely makes it worthwhile.

That said, we don’t recommend trying to burn all of these logs in one session; instead spread them out over the course of a couple of days.


Levels 90-99: Redwood Logs

OSRS Firemaking Guide Redwood Logs

Once you’ve reached level 90, you can rejoice because you are almost maxed out! However, there is still quite a bit of work to do!

At level 90, you can start burning redwood logs, which provide 350 XP per log, and in order to reach 99, you will need a total of 7,688,099 XP points.

If that alone sounds daunting, you might want to sit down because you also need 21,966 redwood logs to reach that amount.

This will take you around 18 hours overall and cost roughly 6.5 million if you plan on buying the logs instead of chopping them.


The Cheapest Method

While the fastest method will save you a lot of time, it can also cost you a lot of money, especially given all of the logs needed to progress.

However, there are some ways to save coins, so you can buy the best melee armor in OSRS instead of spending everything on logs. 

If you want to make fast progress without breaking the bank, here is what you need to do:


Levels 45-60:

Once you have reached level 45 using the fastest method, you can switch to maple logs and continue using them until you reach level 60.

Doing this will lower the amount of XP per hour you bring in, making it take about 30 minutes longer overall, but it will save you roughly 400,000 coins.

You can then switch back to using the faster method if you want, or you can continue using maple logs.


Levels 45-99:

At level 45, if you choose to keep burning maple logs, you can save around 21,000,000 coins overall, given the high cost of logs needed for later levels.

However, while you will save a lot of money, this will also add around 50 extra hours to the time it will take you to max out firemaking.

That said, if you aren’t in a hurry to become a firemaking master, we would recommend using this method since it will save you a lot of money!



We hope you’ve enjoyed our OSRS Firemaking guide and learned everything you need to quickly level your character’s skill!

Although firemaking training may not seem as important as other skills in the game, it does have its uses, particularly in quests like Making Friends with My Arm.

It is definitely worth taking the time to increase, even if it isn’t something you use as often as other skills like combat or crafting.

What firemaking leveling method are you planning to use? Leave a comment below.

Shawna Schofield is a professional freelance writer and part-time YouTuber. When not writing or recording she spends her time playing Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Dragon Age.

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