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Smithing is a skill where players can make armour and weapons themselves instead of buying them. Smithing is considered one of the most profitable skills in RuneScape as players can make excellent profits from selling their bars. Because of this, smithing is also one of the more popular skills.

Smithing involves two things. First, players have to smelt the ores they receive from mining. Second, players can then use the bars they receive from smelting on some anvils to make items.

Smelting[edit]

Smelting in RuneScape is when a player puts ores in a furnace and produces a bar. This bar can then be smithed into an item.

In order to smelt, players first of all need ores. Ores can be obtained from mining rocks. Once a player has the amount of ores the want, they can then smelt them.

To smelt an ore, players need to find a furnace. When they've found a furnace, a player can then smelt in two different ways. One way is to use their ores on the furnace and produce one bar at a time slowly. The other way, and much faster way, is to click on the furnace, right-click on the ore they want to smelt, click on 'Smelt X', and then type in how many they want.

Free To Play Furnaces[edit]

Below is some information about furnaces available in the free worlds. There are only four furnaces on free servers. Of these furnaces, the Al-Kharid furnace and the Falador furnace are recommended.

Furnace location Notes
Al-Kharid This furnace is located just a little north of the bank. It is very close to a bank and is excellent for players with many ores in their bank. This is the recommended furnace to use.
Falador This furnace is located south of the centre. It is very close to both the east bank and the west bank. This is also a recommended furnace, though Al-Khaird's furnace is slightly closer to a bank.
Lumbridge This furnace is located north of Lumbridge castle. It is very far from a bank, so if a player wants to smelt fast, this furnace is not recommended to use.
Wilderness, Level 28 Located in the wilderness at level 28, it is only used for the mines in the wilderness. Players using this furnace can no longer be killed by other players due to the fact that the wilderness has been removed and replaced by PVP worlds. (This furnace is dangerous due to the Revenants)

Pay To Play Furnaces[edit]

Below is some information about furnaces available in the member worlds. Members can use the four furnaces on the free servers or use the other seven furnaces in the member parts of RuneScape.

Furnace location Notes
East Ardougne This furnace is very close to a bank and is great if a player has many ores in their bank.
Entrana This furnace is mainly only used to make glass as all the materials are on the island, plus a bank is a far away.
Keldagrim The Giant Dwarf quest is needed to have been started or completed to enter this underground dwarf city. The furnace is a long walk away, plus players have to pay 100 gp to use it.
Lost City The Lost City quest has to be completed to enter this fairy city. A bank is not very close.
Port Phasmatys This furnace is the closest to a bank in all of RuneScape. Wearing a Ghostspeak amulet speeds up banking but is not required. If a player is finished the Ghosts Ahoy quest, then they can use the ectophial to transport quickly but is not required. If a player is not done the quest, then two ecto-tokens are required to enter the port.
Rellekka Usable after completing the quest The Fremennik Trials. A bank is a long walk away.
Shilo Village The Shilo Village quest is required to enter the village. Very close to a bank but players must pay 20 gp every time they want to use it.
Tyras Camp A very long walk away from a bank. This furnace is the worst furnace in the game and should not be used.

Karajama Volcano close to bank easily accessible and safe very convinent furnace

Smelting Table[edit]

When a player has found a good furnace, they can then smelt their ores. However, players need certain levels smithing levels to smelt ores into bars. Once you are done smelting the required ore a single bar will be made.

Ore(s) Smithing level required Produces Exp received Notes
1 copper ore and 1 tin ore 1 RuneScape Bronze bar.pngBronze Bar 6.5
1 iron ore 15 Runescape Iron bar.png Iron Bar 12.5 Smelting iron ores has a 50% chance of success. For example, if a player has 28 iron ores, about 14 will be smelted into bars. However, if a player has a Ring of Forging (members only), then they have a 100% chance of success for a short while.
1 elemental ore and 4 coal ores 20 RuneScape Elemental bar.pngElemental Bar 18 Useful for crafting elemental shields (members only) after completing the quest Elemental Workshop.
1 silver ore 20 RuneScape Silver bar.pngSilver Bar 13.5 Used to craft silver items.
1 iron ore and 2 coal ores 30 RuneScape Steel bar.pngSteel Bar 17.5 These bars are the most used bars in the game.
1 gold ore 40 RuneScape Gold bar.pngGold Bar 22.5 Used craft gold items. If a player has the Goldsmithing gauntlets from the quest Family Crest, you they then receive 56.5 xp for each bar they make.
1 mithril ore and 4 coal ores 50 RuneScape Mithril bar.pngMithril Bar 30
1 adamant ore and 6 coal ores 70 RuneScape Adamant bar.pngAdamant Bar 37.5
1 rune ore and 8 coal ores 85 RuneScape Rune bar.pngRune Bar 50 Useful for crafting much sought-after Rune items. However, rune bars are difficult to acquire, even when getting all the ore yourself. Many players recommend simply selling the bars, as they are a good source of money and ultimately more profitable than making and selling armor pieces or weapons.

Smithing[edit]

Smithing is where the player uses their bars they received from smelting their ores and smith them into items, usually armour or weapons.

To smith, players need to find anvils. Anvils are labeled on a player's mini-map, which is in the top right corner of the game's window. An anvil is shown on the mini-map as a small anvil with a circle around it. It is recommended that players smith their bars by having many bars in their bank. Doing this allows players to get faster xp then mining ores, smelting the ores, and then hammering the bars.

It is recommended that both free players and members use the anvils south of Varrock's west bank.

To smith a bar, players have to use the bar with the anvil. A menu will then pop up and ask them what they want to make. If a player right-click's on the picture of what they want to make, they can select how much of the item they want to make. Different smithing levels are required to make different items.

Below are tables with information about smithing and what players can create. It is important to note that black armour and weapons cannot be smithed.

Bronze Smithing Table[edit]

Item Smithing level required Exp received Notes
Dagger 1 12.5
Axe 1 12.5
Mace 2 12.5
Medium Helmet 3 12.5
Sword 4 12.5
Bronze Wire 4 12.5 Members only.
Dart Tips 4 12.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 10.
Nails 4 12.5 1 bar makes 15.
Arrow Heads 5 12.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 15.
Scimitar 5 25
Long Sword 6 25
Full Helmet 7 25
Throwing Knives 7 12.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 5.
Square Shield 8 25
Warhammer 9 37.5
Battle Axe 10 37.5
Chain Body 11 37.5
Kite Shield 12 37.5
Claws 13 25 Members Only.
2 Handed Sword 14 37.5
Plate Legs 16 37.5
Plate Skirt 16 37.5
RsBrzplate.pngPlate Body 18 62.5

Iron Smithing Table[edit]

Item Smithing level required Exp received Notes
Dagger 15 25
Axe 16 25
Mace 17 25
Medium Helmet 18 25
Sword 19 25
Dart Tips 19 25 Members only. 1 bar makes 10.
Nails 19 25 1 bar makes 15.
Arrow Heads 20 25 Members only. 1 bar makes 15.
Scimitar 20 50
Long Sword 21 50
Full Helmet 22 50
Throwing Knives 22 25 Members only. 1 bar makes 5.
Square Shield 23 50
Warhammer 24 75
Battle Axe 25 75
Oil Lantern Frame 26 25 Members only. Used to see in dungeons.
Chain Body 26 75
Kite Shield 27 75
Claws 28 50 Members Only.
2 Handed Sword 29 75
Plate Legs 31 75
Plate Skirt 31 75
Plate Body 33 125

Steel Smithing Table[edit]

Item Smithing level required Exp received Notes
Dagger 30 37.5
Axe 31 37.5
Mace 32 37.5
Medium Helmet 33 37.5
Sword 34 37.5
Dart Tips 34 37.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 10.
Nails 34 37.5 1 bar makes 15.
Arrow Heads 35 37.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 15.
Cannon Balls 35 25.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 4.
Scimitar 35 75
Long Sword 36 75
Studs 36 37.5 Members only. Used for crafting studded leather.
Full Helmet 37 75
Throwing Knives 37 37.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 5.
Square Shield 38 75
Warhammer 39 112.5
Battle Axe 40 112.5
Chain Body 41 112.5
Kite Shield 42 112.5
Claws 43 75 Members Only.
2 Handed Sword 44 112.5
Plate Legs 46 112.5
Plate Skirt 46 112.5
Plate Body 48 187.5
Bullseye Lantern 49 37.5 Members only. Used to see in dungeons.

Mithril Smithing Table[edit]

Item Smithing level required Exp received Notes
Dagger 50 50
Axe 51 50
Mace 52 50
Medium Helmet 53 50
Sword 54 50
Dart Tips 54 50 Members only. 1 bar makes 10.
Nails 54 50 1 bar makes 15.
Arrow Heads 55 50 Members only. 1 bar makes 15.
Scimitar 55 100
Long Sword 56 100
Full Helmet 57 100
Throwing Knives 57 50 Members only. 1 bar makes 5.
Square Shield 58 100
Warhammer 59 150
Battle Axe 60 150
Chain Body 61 150
Kite Shield 62 150
Claws 63 100 Members Only.
2 Handed Sword 64 150
Plate Legs 66 150
Plate Skirt 66 150
Plate Body 68 250

Adamant Smithing Table[edit]

Item Smithing level required Exp received Notes
Dagger 70 62.5
Axe 71 62.5
Mace 72 62.5
Medium Helmet 73 62.5
Sword 74 62.5
Dart Tips 74 62.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 10.
Nails 74 62.5 1 bar makes 15.
Arrow Heads 75 62.5 Members only. 1 bar makes 15.
Scimitar 75 125
Long Sword 76 125
Full Helmet 77 125
Throwing Knives 77 125 Members only. 1 bar makes 5.
Square Shield 78 125
Warhammer 79 187.5
Battle Axe 80 187.5
Chain Body 81 187.5
Kite Shield 82 187.5
Claws 83 125 Members Only.
2 Handed Sword 84 187.5
Plate Legs 86 187.5
Plate Skirt 86 187.5
Plate Body 88 312.5

Rune Smithing Table[edit]

Item Smithing level required Exp received Notes
Dagger 85 75
Axe 86 75
Mace 87 75
Medium Helmet 88 75
Sword 89 75
Dart Tips 89 75 Members only. 1 bar makes 10.
Nails 89 75 1 bar makes 15.
Arrow Heads 90 75 Members only. 1 bar makes 15.
Scimitar 90 150
Long Sword 91 150
Full Helmet 92 150
Throwing Knives 92 75 Members only. 1 bar makes 5.
Square Shield 93 150
Warhammer 94 225
Battle Axe 95 225
Chain Body 96 225
RuneScape runeshield.PNG Kite Shield 97 225
Claws 98 150 Members Only.
2 Handed Sword 99 225
Plate Legs 99 225
RuneScape Rune Plateskirt.pngPlate Skirt 99 225
Runescape rune Platebody.pngPlate Body 99 375

Tips[edit]

  • Players should always use a furnace that is close to a bank. For free players, they should use Al-Kharid's furnace or Falador's furnace. For members, they should use Port Phasmatys' furnace if they have finished the Ghosts Ahoy quest. If they have not, then they should use East Ardougne's furnace, Falador's furnace, or Al-Kharid's furnace.
  • For smelting, it is recommended that players mine as many ores as they want and bank them all, not mine 28 ores, smelt them, and then smith them. This way, a player can go from a bank to a furnace, smelt their ores, and then go back to the bank and repeat. This is much faster than mining and smelting then banking.
  • For smithing, it is recommended that players smelt all of their ores and then smith their bars. This is much faster than smelting 28 ores and then smithing 28 ores.
  • For anvils, both free players and members are recommended to use the anvils south of Varrock's west bank. These anvils are right beside the bank, and smithing bars and be very fast if a player goes from the bank to the anvils, smiths their bars, goes back to the bank, and repeats.

Training[edit]

Free to play training[edit]

Here is a way a free player can raise their smithing level.

Levels 1 to 18

Smelt and smith bronze.

Levels 18 to 48

Smelt and smith iron. However, this will be very slow.

Levels 30 to 48

Smelt and smith steel.

Levels 48 to 99

Smelt and smith steel. Players are recommended that they smith steel plates and then high level alchemy them for a great profit.

Levels 48 to 68

Smelt and smith steel.

Levels 68 to 99

Smelt steel bars. This is a very steady process, and should be done at furnaces such as the Al-Kharid furnace. At the time of writing this, you can make things faster by buying both the iron and coal needed, and still make money when you're done.

If you want to, you may also smelt and/or smith mithril. It will cost more money, but you can also make some money, as with the steel. If you wish to smith mithril, smith platebodies, and high alch them. This generates profit, as it costs only 1 nature rune per platebody, and if you use a fire staff, then there's no need to spend money on fire runes.

Many players prefer to make steel plates to level up their smithing level. This is great as the ores to make steel are easy to obtain, plus the smithing experience from the plates is great.

Pay to play training[edit]

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Related Links[edit]

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Skills[edit]

Quests[edit]

These quests give smithing xp upon completion.