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Unlit torch
Unlit torch.png
Released9 September 2002 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsNone (?)
ExamineAn unlit home-made torch.
Value4 coins
High alch2 coins
Low alch1 coin
Weight0.5 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange1 coin (info)
Buy limit40
Daily volume7,498
Advanced data
Item ID596
Unlit torch detail.png
Lit torch detail.png

An unlit torch may be used with a tinderbox to get a lit torch. It is useful for dark tunnels and smoking Hunter traps once lit. 39 Hunter is required to smoke traps. Smoking traps increases the chance of catching a creature by 2%.[1]

Unlit torches are dropped by many cave dwelling creatures including the level 49 and level 76-78 Catablepons, and Cave slimes.

Unlit torches can sometimes be found inside barrels.

They can also be purchased from these stores:

When lit, a torch can be used as a light source in dark dungeons and in some quests such as Shilo Village. Multiple torches (up to 3) can be used at the same time for brighter lighting (this also works with candles).

This can be a dangerous source of light in some places such as the Lumbridge Swamp Caves due to the fact that its open flame can ignite the "swamp gases" within the caves. If the player does not leave the swamp gas area immediately, or does not extinguish the flame, then the swamp gas may explode, damaging the player and putting out all light sources in the player's inventory.

Lit torches are also used in the Construction skill, as a lighting option in Dungeons, Oubliettes, and Treasure Rooms in a Player-owned house.

Firemaking info[edit | edit source]

Level requiredFiremaking 1
Firemaking XP0 xp
TypeLight source
Required toolTinderbox or Dry sticks

Products[edit | edit source]

Skull torches icon.pngSkull torches
Member icon.png
  • Construction 94
  • Construction 246
Torches (Construction) icon.pngTorches (Construction)
Member icon.png
  • Construction 84
  • Construction 244

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png11/100
Catablepon (m)49; 64; 68 Multicombat.png19/101
Cave goblin (Dorgesh-Kaan)36 Thieving icon.png11/20
Cave slime23 Multicombat.png111/128
Hunter kitN/A Casket.png1Always
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Low level42; 59 Multicombat.png12/128
Wall beast49 Multicombat.png1Common

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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in stock
sold at
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Obli's General Store.Shilo Village105m Coins 5.png 6Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Jiminua's Jungle Store.Karamja105m Coins 5.png 6Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Miltog's LampsDorgesh-Kaan151m Coins 5.png 6Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Obli's General Store. (Karamja gloves)Shilo Village105m Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Jiminua's Jungle Store. (Karamja gloves)Karamja105m Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Dorgesh-Kaan General SuppliesDorgesh-Kaan56sCoins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Gunslik's Assorted ItemsKeldagrim105m Coins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Nardah Hunter Shop.Nardah206sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Darkmeyer Lantern ShopDarkmeyer101m Coins 4.png 4Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Aleck's Hunter Emporium.Yanille206sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 November 2018

The message received when smoking a trap can now be filtered.

20 July 2017

The "Extinguish" option was made right click.

22 May –
13 June 2006

The items were renamed from "Torch" to "Lit torch" and "Unlit torch" respectively.

14 March 2005

The "Extinguish" option was added.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlit torches found at Trouble Brewing will be destroyed when dropped on ground with a humorous message telling that "a monkey will scamper off with it".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 30 November 2016. (Archived from the original on 29 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "2%. Take it or leave it - most people leave it."