What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and today I’m proud to be bringing you guys a complete Wintertodt Guide for Old School Runescape.
Basically, the Wintertodt is a Firemaking skilling Boss, and it requires level 50 Firemaking to partake in it. There are no other requirements. However, the Mini Game itself does give XP in other things like Herblore, Fletching and Construction.
Before I get into the guide, I want to say that the official Wintertodt world is World 309, and I highly recommend playing on that world because it makes games go a lot quicker.
Really quickly, I want to talk about XP rates. Completing a game and getting at least 500 point will give you Firemaking XP 100 times your level. So that is one big XP reward at the end of the match. But, obviously you do get XP as you play. This XP reward is vital for increasing your XP per hour. So, it is pretty important to get that 500 points. In terms of actual XP rate, doing the Boss, you can actually get more XP per hour if you have a higher Firemaking level. At level 50 Firemaking, you can probably expect about 150 000 Firemaking XP per hour, which is insanely quick. But, then at level 90-99 Firemaking, you can get yourself over 300 000 XP per hour.
Now for the items needed. A very important factor of the Wintertodt is to bring warm clothing. There are a lot of warm clothing in the game, so I’m not going to go through all of them, but I will put them on the screen right now. Personally, the easiest one to get is the Clue Hunter Gear, which is completely free. You just have to dig in a few places across the map.
Along with your warm clothing, you should bring your best woodcutting axe. Better axes actually chop the roots faster in the Wintertodt. You will also need a Tinderbox to light the brazier, and you will need a knife if you want to Fletch. But, I’ll explain the pros and cons of fletching soon. You also need a hammer to repair the braziers, and you need food. Saradomin brews probably works the best for higher level players because it doesn’t matter if they lower your stats, and they heal 15% of your total Hitpoints +2. So, they heal 16 per dose if you have 99 Hitpoints. Cakes are great for super low levels, and then jugs of wine are actually a very good option for mid-levels because they are dirt cheap, and they heal quite a bit.
Travelling to Wintertodt
The easiest way to get to the Wintertodt is to use the games necklace teleport right to the Wintertodt camp, and you are basically right there. But, the alternative way to get there is to walk there. It is located north of the Arceuus House in Zeah.
A great way to get there is to use the Fairy Ring code CIS or otherwise, you can just walk from the Ship and then go all the way there from the boat.
How to Play
Now I’m going to quickly run over how to play the Boss. Basically, in the room there are 4 different braziers where fires can be lit.
At the start of the round it’s always important to light the brazier for a lot of extra XP at the start of the game and a few extra points. In order to contribute to your team, you need to cut Bruma roots, which are on the wall, and the best place to cut these is right where I’m standing right now.
The reason for that is because the snowfall attack, which I’ll talk about in a second, will not damage you here because there is not enough room for it to fall. With those logs or kindling that you get, you add them to the fire to keep it burning and you get a lot of Firemaking XP. You can also fletch the roots into kindling, and it is a good idea to cut the logs into kindling in the same place that you chop them because you won’t get hit by the snow. But, kindling is a little bit slower in terms of XP for Firemaking. I’m going to explain that all in a second. Normally, games last about 3 minutes and then the intermission time between games is about 30 seconds – 1 minute.
Now I’m going to talk about damage in the mini game, and this is a dangerous boss. So, you can take damage while you are playing and you do die and lose all your stuff, but you can obviously go and get it back.
The damage that you take is always scaled to your Hitpoints level. Usually, you take about 10-15% of your total Hitpoints level whenever you take damage, which isn’t that bad. It still can get pretty dangerous. In saying that, it is optimal to do Wintertodt with level 10 Hitpoints. The reason for this is because the only damage you will take is 1's and 2's, and the food that you need is super cheap and very easy to get.
In the starting room, you don’t take any damage at all in the starting square area. But, as you walk into the actual arena, you do take cold damage, which comes up in the chat box actually, and it damages you approximately every 10-20 seconds or so.
Sometimes, it is a lot more than that, like every 5 seconds, and sometimes it’s even less than that, like you barely get damaged at all. Now, on top of these cold effects, sometimes there are some big snowfalls that hit in a 3 x 3 area, which usually targets 1 player. But, they can hit anyone that it falls on. These deal the same damage as the damage from the cold, and these are avoidable, unlike the cold damage.
Sometimes, the braziers also break, and then this deals damage to people standing around them this, once again, has the same amount of damage as the others.
There is never really a time where you will get hit a lot, or you will get one hit, so it is relatively safe inside the mini game if you are paying attention. But, if you are not paying attention then it is not fun. The damage that you take makes it not very AFK because it stops what you are doing when you take damage. So, if you AFK while you are fletching kindling or I you are adding to the fire, you will just stop and you won’t get any points of XP. In saying that, you can AFK while you are chopping the Bruma tree. While you cut the tree, if you take any damage at all, you won’t stop cutting, you will just keep on going.
Now I’m really going to talk about the interface. In the top left there are a couple of icons, and basically there are 4 main ones. There is an unlit fire, which means it’s not lit, the Brazier, there is a lit one, which obviously means it has been lit, then there is a crating icon, and that means that the Brazier has damage and you need to repair it. But, usually on World 309, it gets repaired in a split second but you can still repair it while other people are repairing it. Then there is also a red Magic Hat, and that means that the Pyromancer at that brazier has died, and needs to be healed.
Healing the Pyromancer
That leads me on to my next point – Healing the Pyromancer. Only one person needs to actually heal him. Basically, all you need to do is use a Rejuvenation Potion on him, and to make a potion, you need to take an unfinished rejuvenation potion from the crates in the starting room, then you need to go pick a Bruma herb from the sprouting roots, and then you use it on an unfinished potion. Then it gives you a Rejuvenation Potion, and each dose that you use on the Pyromancer heals him for 5 damage, and with a full potion, there are 4 doses. So, you can heal up to 20.
Best Firemaking XP
Now, in order to get the best possible Firemaking XP at the Wintertodt, you need to not fletch the logs into kindling, and by not fletching, you actually get quite a lot more XP per hour. But, in some cases you may find that you don’t reach the 500 point cap for a crate, and the extra XP reward. So, what I do is I do one inventory of regular logs, and then I see how many points I got from doing that. Then, form there I decide how much kindling I want to cut, and then I fletch it then add it to the fire just to make sure that I get to that 500 point cap. Also, when you want the best Firemaking XP possible, do not bother healing the Pyromancer because you want to get the maximum efficiency and if the Pyromancer goes down, your best bet is to run back and cut logs to get more XP. It is, however, a good idea to light the Brazier because that does give a lot of points and a lot of Firemaking XP.
In order to get the best points at the Wintertodt and have a good shot at getting a unique reward, you need to be fletching the logs into kindling. Kindling actually gives 30% more XP when you add it to the fire instead of logs, but the time that it takes to cut them is a little bit less efficient for XP. It’s not a loss less efficient, but a little bit. But, you get 25 points for adding kindling to the fire. Whereas with logs you only get 10 points. So, it sort of makes it a bit worth it. On top of that, it’s a good idea to have rejuvenation potions to heal the Pyromancer for points, and also keep an eye out on the Brazier. If it breaks or goes out, you get points for repairing or relighting it.
Now I’m going to explain points, and every 500 point increment that you get, you get another supply crate. You can actually get up to 27 supply crates in one match. Not only every 500 points matters, but let’s say you get more than 500 but less than 1000 points, there’s actually an extra chance of getting another roll on the drop table when you open that supply crate. So, basically that crate is worth a little bit more and will give you some extra rewards.
If you get an item that you already have, and you want to trade it in, you can go ahead and speak to Ignisia, and she will exchange that reward for another regular supply crate.
In terms of points that you get while doing the mini game, you get 10 points or putting a normal Bruma log on the fire, you get 25 points for using kindling, you get 25 points for repairing or relighting the Brazier, and you get 30 points for healing the Pyromancer.
Now I’m briefly going to brush over rewards. There is a 1 in 10 000 chance to get a Dragon Axe from a crate. There is a 1 in 5000 chance for a Phoenix, which means the Dragon axe is actually rarer than getting a Phoenix. There is a 1 in 1000 chance for getting a Tome of Fire, which is a pretty expensive reward, and to get any piece of the full Pyromancer outfit there is a 1 in 150 chance.
Now, on top of these unique rewards, you can get a lot of supplies like logs, gems, ores, herbs, seeds and even raw fish. You can also get coins and a few other random items like burnt pages, which are pretty good money, and dynamite. Skills actually determine how many of these items you get.
Before the update, anyone could get any drop at all. So, level 3's with really low stats would get things like Magic seeds. But, after the update, supplies like the logs and the gems are dependent on your Skill Levels. So, for example, a player with a higher Mining level has a better chance of getting a higher level ore. So, while it is great to do Wintertodt on a fresh account with 10 Hitpoints because you will take less damage, it is not really the best because you won’t get anywhere near as good rewards. So, basically, Wintertodt is the best for skillers with lots of high skilling stats, but very low Hitpoints. Anyway guys, that is my entire Wintertodt Guide. I hope you guys learned something pretty interesting today. If you enjoyed it your learned something, be sure to leave a like. Also subscribe if you are new around here. As always, thank you so much for reading this article, and have a nice day!