For other uses, see Candle (disambiguation).
File:Candle.png File:Lit candle.png
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update unknown) edit
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 1 coin
Low alch 1 coin
Destroy Drop
Store price 24 coins
Exchange price 259 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine A candle.
Weight 0 kg
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A candle is a Firemaking item which can be lit with a tinderbox. Lit candles will not stay lit forever and will eventually go out; it is advisable to always carry a tinderbox when using a candle for a light source. With the introduction of the toolbelt, this is not necessary once the tinderbox has been added. Most candles are white, but there is also a black candle used during Merlin's Crystal, obtained from the Candle-maker in Catherby.

Players who enter the Lumbridge Swamp Caves with candles should be careful, as they tend to ignite swamp gas in certain areas. The explosion will extinguish the candle, cause about 150 life points worth of damage, and leave players at the mercy of whatever lurks in the dark until the candle is relit. One can put a candle in an empty candle lantern to prevent this from happening.

Candles need to be extinguished before they can be traded or sold.


Candles are used:

Obtaining candles

Candles can be purchased from the general store in Keldagrim, the Candle Shop in Catherby (3 coins), the Tai Bwo Wannai or Shilo Village shops on Karamja, other players. Candles can also be stolen from north of the altar in the Entrana church with level 20 Thieving.

There is also a lit candle spawn on the ground floor of the Watchtower in Yanille, the Monastery south of Ardougne, and on the 1st floor[help] of the Sword Shop in Varrock.

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cave bug6; 961Uncommon
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