An adamant bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by using an adamantite ore and a luminite ore at a furnace, or by casting the Magic spell Superheat Item on them (requiring level 43 Magic). It can also be made without requiring any luminite ore at the blast furnace. Smelting a bar of adamantite requires level 40 Smithing, granting 7 Smithing experience.
Adamantite ore and luminite ore can be mined at level 40 Mining.
An adamant bar can be smithed on an anvil through the Smithing skill to create adamant weapons and armour.
The weapons and armour can be sold or converted into coins using high level alchemy. High level alchemy yields a maximum return value of 200 coins per bar, by smithing adamant platebodies. All high alchemy return amounts are listed here.
A list of adamant items that can be smithed from adamant bars and the Smithing levels required can be found here.
Adamant is a dark green metal which is only easily found deep underground. Extracting the metal from adamantite ore requires such high temperatures that the early dwarves were unable to make use of the material until they discovered luminite.
Luminite, known to humans as dwarven firecoal, is a partially magical rock which contains the essence of fire. It is difficult and dangerous to mine and work with, but generates a flame far hotter than coal. Using luminite, the dwarves were able to smelt adamantite and found the metal even stronger than mithril and much heavier than steel. The dwarves quickly switched all of their industries over to make use of the new wonder material, and dwarven weapons were much sought after and traded to other races.
The smelting and forging of adamant remained a dwarven secret until the early Second Age, when the clans that left the worship of Guthix to follow Saradomin revealed the properties of the two rocks to their nondwarven allies. This caused a rift between the Guthixian and Saradominist clans that lasted for thousands of years. When the Guthixian dwarves abandoned the surface during the God Wars, they were forced away from the best adamantite mines by the Saradominists and their culture gradually reverted to the widespread use of steel.
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- The word "adamant(ite)" is abstracted form the Greek word "adamas" (also the root of the word "diamond") meaning "unconquerable," and refers to any strong metal.
- For little more than half a year it was the strongest metal in RuneScape Classic, being released in January 2001 while Runite wasn't released until August of the same year.
- The name "adamantite bar" was changed to "adamant bar" in November 2010, because adamantite was the name of the ore, not the metal. The name of "runite bar" was also changed to "rune bar" for the same reason.
- Adamant is the heaviest of all ores, with the adamant bar being the heaviest bar in-game, with the exception of an obsidian bar which weighs 3 kg.