Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

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 StoutThese 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.

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

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

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

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FORGING

Once you have metal bars, they can be smithed into different objects – weapons, pieces of armour, dart tips and more. To do this, you will need a hammer and metal bars in your inventory. You can also use a hammer on your toolbelt, or an equipped Golden hammer to save inventory space. Then, you will need to find an anvil – see the image below. Anvils can be found in many cities (usually those that don’t have furnaces), but Varrock is popular for smithing bars in lots, since there are 3 anvils there, all near the teleport location and banks.Note: All furnace and anvil locations are shown on the world map(s).

Free to play (F2P) anvils include: Doric’s, Draynor Sewer, Dwarven Mines, Lumbridge, Thurgo’s, Varrock (east and west), and Wilderness Ruins (west of Bandit Camp).
Members (P2P) anvils include: West Ardougne, Burthorpe, Hemenster, Jatizso, Miscellania, Nardah, Port Khazard, Rellekka, Seers’ Village, Tai Bwo Wannai Village, Void Knights Outpost (Pest Control), Yanille, and Wilderness Pirates’ Hideout.

Varrock west is the closest to a bank for F2P, while Seers Village and Yanille are preferred for P2P.

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

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Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

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Hammer Anvil

Click on the metal in your inventory, and then click on the anvil. A menu of objects you can smith will pop up. Click on the object you want to smith and an information box listing the requirements, materials, and the value of the item will be displayed. To craft the item, you simply need to set the slider to the number you wish to make and press the smith button.

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

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Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

Runescape Smithing Skill Guide

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If you do not currently have the level or materials to make an item it will appear darkened in the list of items.

You receive smithing experience per bar that you forge into an object. You can use the Low Alchemy and High Alchemy Spells to convert your final objects into gold pieces. The low alch value is the same amount you would get from selling the item to a General Store with none in stock, and the high alchemy value equals the amount you’d earn selling the item to a specialty shop (such as a Sword Shop or Armour Shop) at normal stock level. Of course you can also sell smithed items to other players or through the Grand Exchange.

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