Logs are a resource that are obtained in the Woodcutting skill by cutting regular trees. Logs are used in the Fletching skill to make arrow shafts, unstrung shortbows, unstrung longbows, and to make fires. Unlike RuneScape 2, these are the only logs that can be lit in the Firemaking skill.
For every log successfully obtained from cutting a tree, the player will gain 25 Woodcutting experience.
Lighting a log gives the player Firemaking experience, which is based on the following formula:
- In Classic a player can only light logs by first dropping them on the ground and then lighting them one at a time (which may fail). In RuneScape 2, you must select the Tinderbox, then select the log from your inventory. After a period of time, a fire will burn out and ashes will appear.
- Players who attempt to light a fire by using a tinderbox on a log in their inventory will get the following message:
- "I think you should put the logs down before you light them!"
- Originally, there were only normal trees in RuneScape, and the experience gained when cutting trees raised with every level you gained (the formula for this experience, was 28.25 + (level *1.75)).
- When the Fletching skill was released, Jagex added new trees for members and made a fixed the limit of experience on normal trees. It was 12.5 experience briefly, and then was later changed to 25 experience. While Jagex compensated for this by adding one-click woodcutting, many players (especially free users) were upset that reaching a high-level woodcutting would take a longer period of time.