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Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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By holding the ashes (i.e. the urn) of a dead person a Ritualist may receive a boon of some kind, e.g. healing, protection, damage to foes, or others. The effect will happen either while you carry the urn and/or when you drop it. There is generally no delay before effects triggered by dropping ashes, however Anguished Was Lingwah has a 1 second delay and Lively Was Naomei has a 3 second delay. Ashes cannot be picked up after being dropped and will automatically be dropped when the item spell's time limit runs out. Ashes follow the naming convention of "Ashes of <name>".

Side Effects

Note that while you "hold the ashes" you are actually physically holding the urn with your hands, instead of your weapons. This means:

  • The urn will be visible in your hands and you will see a "Drop Item" button on your screen.
  • You cannot perform combat attacks.
  • You will not gain any equipped weapon or offhand effects such as armor, energy, or damage reduction. Therefore, the energy loss actually caused by the spell can be greater than just its cost. (Note: This can be used to end hexes like Malaise or Wither.)
  • You will, however, still take effect from Weapon Spells on you.
  • When Shadow Stepping, you drop the ashes that you hold.
  • If you switch weapon sets or the timer runs out you will drop the ashes.

However, unlike holding most other bundles, holding ashes does not slow down your movement speed.

As soon as you drop the urn (either by hitting the "drop" button, by changing to a Weapon Set or when the timer runs out), you re-equip your weapons and gain back all bonuses, triggering any on-drop effects.


The general nature of an urn's effects can be determined from its appearance. Red, rectangular urns have offensive effects. Orange, mushroom-shaped urns have defensive or supportive effects. Silver, ovoid urns are only created by Lively Was Naomei, and resurrect their creator and nearby party members when they are dropped.

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Warning: The following text contains spoilers relating to the plot of Prophecies.

  • Saidra's Ashes are a special case and are not created by an item spell, but are found in an explorable area. Once picked up, they have an effect while held and provide a bonus when dropped, similar to an item spell. They use the golden chest graphic like that of Urn of Saint Viktor.

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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Ashes appear when a fire burns out and are dropped by all kinds of Demons, Mummies, and Imps, or by picking the White lily. They look like mined clay except that they are white and clay in contrast, is tan. There are limited use in RuneScape. Specifically:



  • Because ashes are occasionally used to raise herblore (by making Serum 207), players can make some profit by selling them on the Grand Exchange, some times for the max price available. They can be commonly collected just off the ground around the Grand Exchange left over from players training their firemaking.
  • There is only one use for free players besides selling them.
  • There was a limited time where ashes were worth 45-47gp in the Grand Exchange.
  • Some players like to light logs and sell ashes, although logs are more valuable.
  • Most Non-members see ashes as worthless, but new players can earn a fair amount of money by taking them and selling them. This is a slow but sure tactic.
  • During the Draynor Bank Robbery, the victims dropped ashes when the Wise Old Man killed them.
  • If you drop a Hammer on top of ashes they look a little like silver ore.
  • On 7 August, 2009 the price rose over 1200% over night the maximum ever of a item in one day from 3 gp to 342 and returned the following price of 4 gp in under 1 hour of the change.
  • Because this item is rarely sold for a good use, and rarely anybody buys it, it is commonly used on price manipulation (aka, merchanting) jokes.
  • Before the High-Definition update(HD) players would drop ashes and a Red Bead or a ball of wool and a red bead to make it appear to be a santa hat to scam players. When a player believed it was a Santa Hat the scammer would tell them to give them the money for it (usually at a "discount") and just log out.

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