Smithing

By: Salmoneus
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The ability to forge your own weapons and armor out of various metals found in RuneScape can be quite a useful skill. It can also be profitable, since as you gain experience and are able to smith better armors and weapons, the more money you will make from selling them.


The Basics

There are two main parts to smithing in RuneScape: making the metal bars, and smithing them into useful items. Before you can start smithing your weapons and armor, you should first either mine the ores you need, or buy them from other players. Buying the ores or bars from other players may be faster than mining them, but it can be quite expensive.

In order to make a metal bar, you need to have the correct amount of ores, and many of the metals require another type of ore to make a bar. For a complete list, you can refer to the Smelting chart. Each item you make will need a different number of bars to smith it, and that info can be found in the Smithing Chart for the specific metal.

Dwarven Stouts

Dwarven Stout These helpful drinks can be bought in the Rising Sun bar in Falador for 3gp per drink. They will raise your Smithing and Mining levels by 1 point for a limited amount of time, allowing you to smith objects a level higher than your actual level.

Mature Stouts & Beer

As a reward from the Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf Quest you will get 2 Mature Dwarven Stouts which will increase your Mining and Smithing levels by 2, not just the ordinary 1 level. When Brewing Beer there is a chance that it will become Mature and give extra bonuses. To make it more likely that it becomes Mature you can add "The Stuff" which is something you can buy as a reward from Trouble Brewing.

Smelting Ores

Now that you've got all of your ores together, you should smelt them into bars so that you can make weapons and armor out of them. Just bring the ores to a Furnace (Furnace icon), and choose the 'Smelt' option of the right-click menu. You'll be able to choose which kind of bar to make, as well as the number of bars to smelt. By default you will create the maximum number of metal bars using the available ores in your inventory.

How many bars would you like to smelt? Choose a number, then click the bar to begin.

Your character will then begin smelting the ores and creating the appropriate number of metal bars.

A furnace for smelting ores into bars of metal

Smelting with Magic

Another way to smelt all of your metal bars is to cast the Superheat Item spell on the ores. This of course requires 4 Fire Runes and 1 Nature Rune, but it can be much faster than walking to a furnace to smelt your bars of metal. If you smelt Iron ore with Magic, all ores will be smelted.

Smelting Chart
PictureMetal BarSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceOre# of 2nd Item
Bronze Bar Bronze 1 6 Copper 1 Tin
Lunar Bar Lunar 1 - Lunar -
Blurite Bar Blurite 8 8 Bluerite -
Iron Bar Iron 15 12.5 Iron 50%
Silver Bar Silver 20 13.7 Silver -
Elemental Metal Elemental 20 7.5 Elemental 4 Coal
Steel Bar Steel 30 17.5 Iron 2 Coal
Gold Bar Gold 40 22.5 (56.2) Gold -
Mithril Bar Mithril 50 30 Mithril 4 Coal
Adamantite Bar Adamantite 70 37.5 Adamantite 6 Coal
Runite Bar Runite 85 50 Rune 8 Coal

Smelting Notes

  • The 50% for smelting Iron ore means that you will only get about half of the ores that you try to smelt. The other ores are wasted and just disappear into the furnace if they aren't good enough.
  • Ring of ForgingBy wearing a Ring of Forging, you'll have a 100% chance to smelt Iron into bars, and each ring has 140 uses.
  • Goldsmith GauntletsSmithing Gauntlets - Members have a chance to have their Steel Gauntlets enchanted into GoldSmith Gauntlets after the Family Crest quest. When you smelt a Gold Bar while wearing these, you'll earn 56.2xp per bar.
  • Elemental Bars require you to have completed the Elemental Workshop Quest.
  • Blurite Bars require you to have finished the Knight's Sword Quest.

Furnaces

You'll find a number of furnaces (Furnace icon) throughout RuneScape. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Using the World Map, you can find other locations for furnaces.

Smithing Items

HammerWith your metal bars in hand, it's time to make some armor, right? Not quite. You first need a Hammer to work the metal with, and you can buy one from any local General Store. Now you can begin smithing items by finding an Anvil and using a metal bar with it. This will bring up a graphical menu with all of the different weapons, armor, and other items you can make.

Adamant Smithing interface

When the menu comes up, pay attention to the colors of the names and number of bars:

  • White Name - You're a high enough level to smith the item.
  • Blacked-Out Name - You need a higher smithing level to smith the item.
  • # of Bars in Green - You have enough bars to make the item.
  • # of Bars in Red - You need more bars in order to smith the item.

Now you can choose the item you wish to smith, and if you have enough bars and a high enough level, you will smith it.

Smithing on an anvil

You can right click on an object in the smithing menu and select to make multiple items at once. This is much faster than just making one item at a time.

Anvils

There are many anvils (Anvil icon) that you can smith from throughout RuneScape. The most desirable location for free-players are the ones in Varrock, located south of the western bank. For members, the same location mentioned before still applies. However, some other locations include Yanille and Seer's Village. Using the World Map, you can find other locations for anvils.

Bronze Items

Bronze Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBars
Bronze Dagger Dagger 1 12 1
Bronze Hatchet Hatchet 1 12 1
Bronze Mace Mace 2 12 1
Bronze Medium Helm Med Helm 3 12 1
Bronze Bolts Bolts 3 12 1
Bronze Sword Sword 4 12 1
Bronze Nails 15 Nails 4 12 1
 Bronze Wire Bronze Wire 4 12 1
Bronze Dart Tip 10 Dart Tips 4 12 1
Bronze Arrow Tips 15 Arrowtips 5 12 1
Bronze Scimitar Scimitar 5 25 2
Bronze Pickaxe Pickaxe 5 25 2
Bronze Longsword Long Sword 6 25 2
Bronze Limbs Crossbow Limbs 6 12 1
Bronze Full Helm Full Helm 7 25 2
Bronze Knife 5 Throwing Knives 7 12 1
Bronze Sq Shield Sq Shield 8 25 2
Bronze Warhammer Warhammer 9 37 3
Bronze Battle Axe Battleaxe 10 37 3
Bronze Chainbody Chainbody 11 37 3
Bronze Kiteshield Kiteshield 12 37 3
Claws Claws 13 25 2
Bronze 2h Sword 2h Sword 14 37 3
Bronze Plateskirt Plateskirt 16 37 3
Bronze Platelegs Platelegs 16 37 3
Bronze Platebody Platebody 18 62 5

Iron Items

Iron Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBars
Iron Dagger Dagger 15 25 1
Iron Hatchet Hatchet 16 25 1
Iron Mace Mace 17 25 1
Iron Spit Iron Spit 17 25 1
Iron Medium Helm Med Helm 18 25 1
Iron Bolts Bolts 18 17 1
Iron Sword Sword 19 25 1
Iron Nails 15 Nails 19 25 1
Iron Dart Tip 10 Dart Tips 19 25 1
Iron Arrowtips 15 Arrowtips 20 25 1
Iron Scimitar Scimitar 20 50 2
Iron Pickaxe Pickaxe 20 50 2
Iron Longsword Longsword 21 50 2
Iron Full Helm Full Helm 22 50 2
Iron Knife 5 Throwing Knives 22 25 1
Iron Sq Shield Sq Shield 23 50 2
Iron Limbs Crossbow Limbs 23 25 1
Iron Warhammer Warhammer 24 75 3
Iron Battle Axe Battleaxe 25 75 3
Iron Chainbody Chainbody 26 75 3
 Oil Lantern Frame Oil Lantern Frame 26 25 1
Iron Kiteshield Kiteshield 27 75 3
Iron Claws Claws 28 50 2
Iron 2h Sword 2h Sword 29 75 3
Iron Plateskirt Plateskirt 31 75 3
Iron Platelegs Platelegs 31 75 3
Iron Platebody Platebody 33 125 5

Steel Items

Steel Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBars
Steel Dagger Dagger 30 37 1
Steel Hatchet Hatchet 31 37 1
Steel Mace Mace 32 37 1
Steel Medium Helm Med Helm 33 37 1
Steel Bolt Bolts 33 37 1
Steel Nails 15 Nails 34 37 1
Steel Sword Sword 34 37 1
Steel Dart Tip 10 Dart Tips 34 37 1
Steel Arrowtips 15 Arrowtips 35 37 1
Cannonball 4 Cannonballs 35 25 1
Steel Scimitar Scimitar 35 75 2
Steel Pickaxe Pickaxe 35 75 2
Steel Longsword Longsword 36 75 2
 Studs Studs 36 37 1
Steel Limbs Crossbow Limbs 36 37 1
Steel Full Helm Full Helm 37 75 2
Steel Knife 5 Throwing Knives 37 37 1
Steel Sq Shield Sq Shield 38 75 2
Steel Warhammer Warhammer 39 112 3
Steel Battle Axe Battleaxe 40 112 3
Steel Chainbody Chainbody 41 112 3
Steel Kiteshield Kiteshield 42 112 3
Steel Claws Claws 43 75 2
Steel 2h Sword 2h Sword 44 112 3
Steel Plateskirt Plateskirt 46 112 3
Steel Platelegs Platelegs 46 112 3
Steel Platebody Platebody 48 187 5
Bullseye Lantern Bullseye Lantern 49 37 1

Mithril Items

Mithril Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBars
Mithril Dagger Dagger 50 50 1
Mithril Hatchet Hatchet 51 50 1
Mithril Mace Mace 52 50 1
Mithril Medium Helm Med Helm 53 50 1
Mithril Bolt Bolts 53 50 1
Mithril Sword Sword 54 50 1
Mithril Nails 15 Nails 54 50 1
Mithril Dart Tip 10 Dart Tips 54 50 1
Mithril Arrowtips 15 Arrowtips 55 50 1
Mithril Scimitar Scimitar 55 100 2
Mithril Pickaxe Pickaxe 55 100 2
Mithril Longsword Longsword 56 100 2
Mithril Limbs Crossbow Limbs 56 50 1
Mithril Full Helm Full Helm 57 100 2
Mithril Knife 5 Throwing Knives 57 50 1
Mithril Sq Shield Sq Shield 58 100 2
Mithril Warhammer Warhammer 59 150 3
 Mith Grapple Tip Mith Grapple Tip 59 50 1
Mithril Battle Axe Battleaxe 60 150 3
Mithril Chainbody Chainbody 61 150 3
Mithril Kiteshield Kiteshield 62 150 3
Mithril Claws Claws 63 100 2
Mithril 2h Sword 2h Sword 64 150 3
Mithril Plateskirt Plateskirt 66 150 3
Mithril Platelegs Platelegs 66 150 3
Mithril Platebody Platebody 68 250 5

Adamantite Items

Adamantite Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBars
Adamant Dagger Dagger 70 62 1
Adamant Hatchet Hatchet 71 62 1
Adamant Mace Mace 72 62 1
Adamant Med Helm Med Helm 73 62 1
Adamant Bolt Bolts 73 62 1
Adamant Sword Sword 74 62 1
Adamant Nails 15 Nails 74 62 1
Adamant Dart Tip 10 Dart Tips 74 62 1
Adamant Arrowtips 15 Arrowtips 75 62 1
Adamant Scimitar Scimitar 75 125 2
Adamant Pickaxe Pickaxe 75 125 2
Adamant Longsword Longsword 76 125 2
Adamantite Limbs Crossbow Limbs 76 62 1
Adamant Full Helm Full Helm 77 125 2
Adamant Knife 5 Throwing Knives 77 62 1
Adamant Sq Shield Sq Shield 78 125 2
Adamant Warhammer Warhammer 79 187 3
Adamant Battleaxe Battleaxe 80 187 3
Adamant Chainbody Chainbody 81 187 3
Adamant Kiteshield Kiteshield 82 187 3
Adamant Claws Claws 83 125 2
Adamant 2h Sword 2h Sword 84 187 3
Adamant Plateskirt Plateskirt 86 187 3
Adamant Platelegs Platelegs 86 187 3
Adamant Platebody Platebody 88 312 5

Runite Items

Runite Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBars
Rune Dagger Dagger 85 75 1
Rune Hatchet Hatchet 86 75 1
Rune Mace Mace 87 75 1
Rune Med Helm Med Helm 88 75 1
Rune Bolts Bolts 88 75 1
Rune Sword Sword 89 75 1
Rune Nails 15 Nails 89 75 1
Rune Dart Tip 10 Dart Tips 89 75 1
Rune Arrowtips 15 Arrowtips 90 75 1
Rune Scimitar Scimitar 90 150 2
Rune Pickaxe Pickaxe 90 150 2
Rune Longsword Longsword 91 150 2
Runite Limbs Crossbow Limbs 91 75 1
Rune Full Helm Full Helm 92 150 2
Rune Knife 5 Throwing Knives 92 75 1
Rune Sq Shield Sq Shield 93 150 2
Rune Warhammer Warhammer 94 225 3
Rune Battleaxe Battleaxe 95 225 3
Rune Chainbody Chainbody 96 225 3
Rune Kiteshield Kiteshield 97 225 3
Rune Claws Claws 98 150 2
Rune 2h Sword 2h Sword 99 225 3
Rune Plateskirt Plateskirt 99 225 3
Rune Platelegs Platelegs 99 225 3
Rune Platebody Platebody 99 375 5

Blurite Items

Blurite Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBarsInfo
Blurite Bolts Blurite Bolts 8 17 1 Requires you to have completed the Knight's Sword Quest to make.
Blurite Limbs Blurite Crossbow Limbs 13 17 1 Requires you to have completed the Knight's Sword Quest to make.

Elemental Items

Elemental Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBarsInfo
Elemental Shield Elemental Shield 20 20 1 Used in the Elemental Workshop Quest.
Elemental Helmset Elemental Helmet 20 20 1 Can be made after the Elemental Workshop Quest.
Mind Shield Mind Shield 30 30 1 Can be made after the Elemental Workshop Quest.
Mind Helmet Mind Helmet 30 30 1 Made during the Elemental Workshop II Quest.

Lunar Items

Lunar Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBarsInfo
Lunar Helm Lunar Helm 1 25 1 Used During the Lunar Diplomacy Quest.

Gold Items

Gold Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceBarsInfo
Golden Bowl Golden Bowl 50 30 2 Used in the Legends Quest to carry Holy Water.
Golden Cannonball Golden Cannonball 50 37 1 Used in the Between A Rock... Quest to fire a hole through a magically sealed wall.
Golden Helmet Golden Helmet 50 30 3 Used in the Between A Rock... Quest to protect you while inside the cave wall.

Other Items

Other Items
PictureItemSmithing LevelSmithing ExperienceMaterialsInfo
Dragon Sq Shield Dragon Sq Shield 60 75 Left & Right Shield Halves. Used for completing the Dragon Sq Shield.
 Godsword Blade Godsword Blade 80 200 Godsword Shard 1, Godsword Shard 2 & Godsword Shard 3 Used to create a powerful two-handed weapon with detachable hilts.
Arcane Spirit Shield Arcane Spirit Shield 85 1,800 Blessed Spirit Shield & Arcane Sigil Requires a prayer level of 75 to make after the Summer's End Quest.
Divine spirit Shield Divine Spirit Shield 85 1,800 Blessed Spirit Shield & Divine Sigil Requires a prayer level of 75 to make after the Summer's End Quest.
Elysian Spirit Shield Elysian Spirit Shield 85 1,800 Blessed Spirit Shield & Elysian Sigil Requires a prayer level of 75 to make after the Summer's End Quest.
Spectral Spirit Shield Spectral Spirit Shield 85 1,800 Blessed Spirit Shield & Spectral Sigil Requires a prayer level of 75 to make after the Summer's End Quest.
Dragonfire Shield Dragonfire Shield 90 2,000 Anti-firebreath Shield & Draconic Visage Used for completing the Dragonfire Shield.
Dragon Platebody Dragon Platebody 92 2,000 Ruined Dragon Slice, Ruined Dragon Lump & Ruined Dragon Shard Created with a Blast Fusion Hammer at the Dragon Forge after the completion of the While Guthix Sleeps Quest.

Item-Specific Info

Some items can only be smithed after completing a quest, and others may need to be smithed in a specific way. Here is some useful info to help you out.

Bronze Wire

Currently Bronze Wire is used only in the Creature of Fenkenstrain and Shilo Village Quests.

Bronze-Rune Nails

These are smithed 15 at a time, and are used in certain quests including Dragon Slayer, Horror From the Deep, In Search of the Myreque and Zogre Flesh Eaters. They are also used in the Construction skill for building furniture.

Dart Tips

Smithed 10 at a time, although you must first complete the Tourist Trap Quest before having the ability to make them. You can add feathers to make them into a throwing weapon.

Claws

These can be smithed after completing the Death Plateau Quest.

Cannonballs

After smelting a bar of Steel, use the Bar with a Furnace while carrying a Cannonball Mould with you. They are made in sets of 4, using a single Steel bar each time. You can only make these after completing the Dwarf Cannon Quest.

Pickaxes

Pickaxes may be smithed after completing the Perils of Ice Mountain Quest.

Spears

To make a spear, you need one metal bar and one log that corresponds to the metal type. Spears can only be made after the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Quest and the first portion of the Smithing section of Barbarian Training. Spears can only be made on special barbarian anvils.

Hastas

Hastas are essentially one-handed spears and made in the same fashion as spears. However, you can only make hastas on a special anvil and must have completed the Smithing portion of Barbarian Training.

Special Hammers

There are some hammers in RuneScape that serve a special purpose and have certain requirements to obtain them. There are currently two special hammers in the game: The Sacred-clay/Volatile-clay Hammer and Blast Fusion Hammer.

  • Sacred clay hammerThe Sacred-clay/Volatile-clay Hammer is a reward from the Stealing Creation Activity. Both hammers require at least level 40 Smithing to use. The sacred-clay variant of the hammer grants double the amount of experience per item made, while the volatile-clay variant grants 2.2 times the normal experience. Be aware though, there are some exceptions to what can give increased experience, such as quest items. Be aware that these hammers are not permanent and will disappear or morph into a different tool after a certain number of uses.
  • Blast fusion hammerThe Blast Fusion Hammer is obtainable from the Blast Furnace Foreman after the While Guthix Sleeps Quest. He is located within the Keldagrim Blast Furnace Activity and sells the hammer for a whopping 1,000,000 gold pieces. This hammer is used to smith the Dragon Platebody at the dragon forge located in the Ancient Caverns. After smithing a Dragon Platebody, the hammer will disappear. A Dragon Platebody requires 92 Smithing to make. This hammer can be used as a normal hammer and will never disappear until you use it to smith a Dragon Platebody.

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Published on: June 12, 2004 08:00 PM EDT by Salmoneus
Updated on: August 24, 2011 10:13 PM EDT by Salmoneus