Torches, when lit, can be used as light sources in dungeons, and are required in some quests. Three torches are needed to fully light a dark cave. They are also used to smoke traps in the Hunter skill to increase the chance of catching something. You need at least a Hunter level of 39 to smoke a trap. When unlit torches are lit with a tinderbox, they become lit torches. Lit torches are also used in the Construction skill, as a lighting option in Dungeons, Dungeon pits, Oubliettes, and Treasure Rooms in a Player-owned house.
Torches can be purchased in cities such as
Dorgesh-Kaan, Keldagrim, Shilo Village, Tai Bwo Wannai, and Yanille or at the Grand Exchange (unlit), trading with Ignatius Vulcan and by trading with fellow players.
Sigmund in Death to the Dorgeshuun, when a player goes through the tunnel to arrive at the goblin mines without a light source, a lit torch will be automatically placed in their inventory.
Lit Torches received a graphical update with the
Champions' Challenge update on 9 November 2009.
Torches mounted on walls can be poked, doing so prompts the message "I shouldn't play with fire."