For other uses, see Tinderbox (disambiguation).
Tinderbox detail

The tinderbox is a tool used primarily for lighting fires using the Firemaking skill and lighting light sources such as candles and lanterns. It can be stored on the tool belt.

Obtaining tinderboxes


The average spawn rate at a general store for the full stock 10 tinderboxes is 9 minutes and 10 seconds. This means the first spawn is 10 seconds after all the tinderboxes have been bought, and one minute per every other tinderbox.

Tinderbox spawns

  • Top floor of Draynor Manor near Professor Oddenstein's machine
  • By the wardrobe in Captain Dulcin's ritual room in the Black Knights' Fortress
  • On the wrecked ship on the north of Harmony Island
  • Next to furnace in the eastern wilderness ruins
  • Searching certain shelves of the Wise Old Man's home gives a tinderbox, possibly book(s) and a message questioning why he keeps so many tinderboxes. This is likely due to Dionysus's eventual assault upon the Wizards' Tower. Though it is possible to quickly obtain multiple tinderboxes from it, your character will only take one at a time, and only if your inventory has none; this can be easily bypassed through the drop trick.

Other sources

They can be obtained from a Tool store 2 in a Player-owned house workshop.

Use with skills

In addition to Firemaking, it is also used in Summoning as the tertiary ingredient of a pyrelord. It is also used in Construction to create certain objects such as a flame pit in an oubliette. It is also used in Invention to create a pyro-matic.

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Aemad's Adventuring SuppliesEast Ardougne1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Al Kharid General StoreAl Kharid1Coins 1Coins 10No
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Arhein's StoreCatherby1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Aurel's SuppliesBurgh de Rott1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Beefy Bill's SuppliesNorth of Lumbridge1Coins 1Coins 10No
Bolkoy's Village ShopTree Gnome Village1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Dal's General Ogre SuppliesGu'Tanoth1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Dodgy Derek's Dirty DealsThieves' Guild1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Dorgesh-Kaan General SuppliesDorgesh-Kaan1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Dwarven Shopping StoreDwarven Mine1Coins 1Coins 10No
Edgeville General StoreEdgeville1Coins 1Coins 10No
Falador General StoreFalador1Coins 1Coins 10No
Frenita's Cookery ShopYanille1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
General Store (Canifis)Canifis1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Gift ShopOo'glog1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Goods of MenaphosMenaphos1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Gunslik's Assorted ItemsKeldagrim1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Ifaba's General StoreNext to the scimitar stall on Ape Atoll. East of the fenced-in banana grove.1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Ignatius's Hot DealsNortheast of the Sorcerer's Tower1Coins 1Coins 60000Yes
Jiminua's Jungle StoreKaramja1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Karamja General StoreMusa Point (Karamja)1Coins 1Coins 10No
Khazard General StorePort Khazard1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
The Lighthouse StoreLighthouse1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Lletya General StoreLletya1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Lumbridge General StoreLumbridgeFree sample-1No
Marcus EverburnTaverley1Coins 1Coins 10No
Marcus Everburn's Firemaking ShopTaverley1Coins 1Coins 10No
Mess Sergeant Ramsey's Cooking Supplies ShopTaverley1Coins 1Coins 10No
Miltog's LampsDorgesh-Kaan1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Miscellanian General StoreMiscellania and Etceteria Dungeon1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Moon Clan General StoreLunar Isle1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Nardah General StoreNardah1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
New Varrock General StoreNew Varrock1Zemomark10Yes
Obli's General StoreShilo Village (location)1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Papa Mambo's ShopHerblore Habitat1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Polypore Dungeon SuppliesPolypore Dungeon, first level1Coins 1Coins 2Yes
Port Phasmatys General StorePort Phasmatys1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Quartermaster's StoresTyras Camp1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Razmire General StoreMort'ton1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Rimmington General StoreRimmington1Coins 1Coins 10No
Sigmund the MerchantRellekka1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Sundown DaggerWaiko, Zanaris,
  • Ardougne
  • Falador
  • Seers' Village
  • Varrock


  • Edgeville Dungeon
  • Tutorial Island

, Naragun, Player-owned port, Kerapac's Laboratory, Shilo Village (location), Chaos Temple (hut),

  • Isafdar
  • Prifddinas


  • Prifddinas
, The Empty Throne Room, Player-owned house or Servants' Guild, Draynor Village, Pollnivneach, Desert Slayer Dungeon, Prifddinas, Isafdar, Ancient Cavern, Daemonheim, Varrock, Thieves' Guild, Nomad's Temple, Port district, Menaphos, Deep Sea Fishing hub, South of the Poison Waste, Barrows, Taverley, Player-owned house aquarium, Player-owned house or Invention Guild, Lumbridge Castle
1Coins 1Coins 10? (edit)
Trader Stan's Trading PostCatherby, Brimhaven, Musa Point, Oo'glog, Port Khazard, Port Phasmatys, Mos Le'Harmless, Port Tyras1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Trader's GoodsDarkmeyer1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Varrock General StoreVarrock1Coins 1Coins 10No
Void Knight General StoreVoid Knights' Outpost1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
West Ardougne General StoreWest Ardougne1Coins 1Coins 10Yes
Zanaris General StoreZanaris1Coins 1Coins 10Yes

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cave bug8; 121Common
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island)78; 791Common
Giant rock crab951Common
H.A.M. Guard301Common
Rock lobster1001Common
Wall beast471Common
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Uncommon
Cave goblin11Uncommon
Cave goblin miner71Uncommon
Guard (cave goblin)581Uncommon
Lensa (Rellekka)391Uncommon
Ogre coffinN/A1Uncommon
Werewolf63; 891Uncommon
Zombie11; 12; 22; 29; 72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 851Uncommon
Zombie (Tarn's Lair)72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 851Uncommon
Spirit implingN/A10–26Unknown
Cave goblin guard211Very rare


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