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This article is about the interactive scenery used in smithing. For the troll in Troll Warzone, see Anvil (troll).
A player using an anvil

An anvil is used to smith items through the Smithing skill. An anvil can be used to smith items by using a bar on an anvil while the player has a hammer in their inventory or tool belt, and then a selection screen will come up. After 4 October 2011 update, it is possible to use anvils by left-clicking on them once. Right-clicking now also reveals a 'smith' option.

There are several anvils located around RuneScape which are identified with an anvil Anvil map icon.png icon on the world map and minimap.

The most convenient anvil may be that in Varrock, since it is directly opposite a bank as well as being near the Grand Exchange. On 24 June 2010, Lumbridge got an anvil right next to the smithing furnace, arguably making it the most convenient anvil in the game, certainly for those who don't want to bank then travel to Varrock just to smith. It is advised to use the bank chest at the Lumbridge market to the west of the smithing furnace.

There is no competition for anvils (since multiple players can use an anvil concurrently.)

There are several unusual anvils in RuneScape. Included among these are an experimental anvil that players use in The Tourist Trap to help make a prototype dart, the two tempered anvils on Kethsi which are used to smith bane projectiles after the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest, and the barbarian anvil in Otto's Grotto, used to smith spears and hastae.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Anvil location Notes
Available to Free Players
Lumbridge Next to furnace, east of the Lumbridge Market which contains a bank chest.
Falador The Artisans' Workshop - only location to feature all five Smithing devices: furnaces, anvils, forges, burial anvils, and burial forges. A bank chest is at the east end of the building
Varrock west Three anvils, closest to the western Varrock bank/Grand Exchange; low-level players can buy smithed items from higher level smiths.
Varrock centre Two anvils in Horvik's Armour Shop.
Varrock east Two anvils just south of the bank on the east side. Used in the Hard difficulty Varrock Tasks to make an Adamant med helm.
Doric's workshop Next to the furnace, which can only be used if players have completed What's Mine is Yours (having completed Doric's Quest before the update also works). There are also five more anvils in the cavern below the workshop.
Dwarven Mine Two anvils that may be helpful if players are Superheat Item smelters, or by entering the South entrance from Falador, and the furnace there.
Thurgo's Peninsula South of Port Sarim, though there is little reason to smith here. The nearest bank is in Falador or Draynor Village, and the nearest general store that sells hammers is in Rimmington. But can be used by low level miners who have not completed What's Mine is Yours as is closest to Falador except for Doric's hut.
Draynor Village In the Draynor Sewers, where zombies and skeletons lurk. This is used in the Lumbridge/Draynor Tasks. Beware, however, that the monsters here may be aggressive to low level players.
Port Sarim Outside Brian's Battleaxe Bazaar on the north-west side of the building.
Wilderness In the Western Ruins, at level 23 wilderness. May be useful to smith bars made at Eastern Ruins furnace and make room for some more ores from the Hobgoblin mine.
Daemonheim Closest to a furnace but only available while Dungeoneering.
Available to Members only
Gunnarsgrunn In the south-west most house. This is rarely used for smithing as the Varrock west anvil is much closer to the bank. However, it should also be noted that this is a Barbarian anvil, which means it can be used to smith Hastae and Spears only.
Keldagrim There are five anvils in Keldagrim. One can be found southwest of the city's bank, in Saro's Quality Armour Shop. This anvil's close proximity to the bank makes it fairly effective. A second anvil can be found in Wemund's Wrench Warehouse in Keldagrim Palace, though it is somewhat far from a bank and the nearby furnace in Vigr's Warhammers is unusable. Three additional anvils can be found in the Blast Furnace factory, though they require 60 smithing to use.
Seers' Village West of bank.
Yanille Just south of the bank; also near the Wizards' Guild.
Wilderness Found just East of the Pirates' Hideout. West of the Mage Arena.
Hemenster West of the Ranging Guild.
Nardah In the platelegs shop.
Port Khazard Just west of the Trawler minigame.
Jatizso North of the platebody shop. Requires The Fremennik Trials.
Miscellania Next to the coal mine.
Karamja North of Tai Bwo Wannai.
Void Knights' Outpost West of the bank.
Lunar isle inside of the village, south of the wall.
West Ardougne Along the north wall.
Burthorpe In the north-east corner.
Rellekka In the south-west corner there are three.
Dragon forge In the area with mithril dragons. Can only be used to make dragon platebodies.
Dorgesh-Kaan The city's unique Tri-Anvil can be found in Bartak's home in the southern part of the city. It functions as a standard anvil, and is different in appearance only. A furnace can be found in the same building; however, it can be used only for crafting glass and jewellery, and the nearest bank is somewhat far away, near the northern end of Dorgesh-Kaan.
Prifddinas In the Trahaearn Clan district of south-eastern Prifddinas, close to a bank chest. Requires completion of Plague's End.
Darkmeyer By the east wall next to a furnace.
Menaphos In the Worker district of Menaphos, across from the furnace and pottery oven. And in the ports district by the furnace.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • The anvil room in Varrock no longer displays the ground as blue when panning the camera around.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • A water source has been added near Lumbridge's anvil.