Ceremonial sword (historical)

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This article discusses ceremonial sword smithing before the Mining and Smithing rework on 7 January 2019. For details about the activity after the rework, see Ceremonial sword.

Members who were new to the activity could talk to Egil to get two chances to practise with bronze ingots. After these practice ingots, they had to use the appropriate ores on the nearby furnace and withdraw Grade IV ingots. When players had Grade IV ingots in inventory, they could get a plan from Egil if they have a high enough Smithing level to make a sword of that type (e.g., an iron sword design for an iron ingot, with level 70 Smithing).

Experience awarded for ceremonial swords would be granted based on performance. A 20% experience bonus was awarded for a perfect score. A warning message was displayed when handing in ceremonial swords that would award 0 XP.

Types of ceremonial swords[edit | edit source]

Design Smithing level Design I Design II Design III Design IV Design V
Iron sword design 70 Iron ceremonial sword I.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron ceremonial sword II Iron ceremonial sword II.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron ceremonial sword IIII Iron ceremonial sword III.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron ceremonial sword IIIIII Iron ceremonial sword IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron ceremonial sword IVIV Iron ceremonial sword V.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron ceremonial sword VV
Steel sword design 75 Steel ceremonial sword I.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel ceremonial sword II Steel ceremonial sword II.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel ceremonial sword IIII Steel ceremonial sword III.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel ceremonial sword IIIIII Steel ceremonial sword IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel ceremonial sword IVIV Steel ceremonial sword V.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel ceremonial sword VV
Mithril sword design 80 Mithril ceremonial sword I.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril ceremonial sword II Mithril ceremonial sword II.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril ceremonial sword IIII Mithril ceremonial sword III.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril ceremonial sword IIIIII Mithril ceremonial sword IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril ceremonial sword IVIV Mithril ceremonial sword V.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril ceremonial sword VV
Adamant sword design 85 Adamant ceremonial sword I.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant ceremonial sword II Adamant ceremonial sword II.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant ceremonial sword IIII Adamant ceremonial sword III.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant ceremonial sword IIIIII Adamant ceremonial sword IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant ceremonial sword IVIV Adamant ceremonial sword V.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant ceremonial sword VV
Rune sword design 90 Rune ceremonial sword I.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune ceremonial sword II Rune ceremonial sword II.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune ceremonial sword IIII Rune ceremonial sword III.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune ceremonial sword IIIIII Rune ceremonial sword IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune ceremonial sword IVIV Rune ceremonial sword V.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune ceremonial sword VV

The following table shows the level requirement for each metal type and the number of ores needed per sword, as well as a comparison to the XP players would have gained Smithing and smelting the same number of ores using conventional methods (i.e., outside the workshop). Even at higher Smithing levels, 100% performance is not usual. However, for metals other than iron, 100% performance was not necessary to exceed the experience players would have gotten outside the workshop.

Ingot Smithing level Number
of ores
Perfect
XP[Table 1]
Perfect
cost/XP
Outside
XP[Table 2]
Outside
cost/XP
Break-even
performance[Table 3]
Iron ingot IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron ingot IVIron ingot IV 70 75 iron ore 3242 -9.46 2812.5 -10.91 100%
Steel ingot IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel ingot IVSteel ingot IV 75 40 iron ore
80 coal
4538 -8.07 2200 -16.64 59%
Mithril ingot IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril ingot IVMithril ingot IV 80 30 mithril ore
120 coal
5446 -8.27 2400 -18.76 53%
Adamant ingot IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant ingot IVAdamant ingot IV 85 25 adamantite ore
150 coal
6873 -9.64 2500 -26.5 44%
Rune ingot IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune ingot IVRune ingot IV 90 18 Runite ore
144 coal
12585 -5.12 2250 -28.62 26%
  1. ^ Includes 20% bonus for 100% performance. The 20% bonus is not awarded for performances less than 100%.
  2. ^ The normal xp obtained from these resources outside of the workshop.
  3. ^ The minimum performance required to earn more experience in the workshop than outside, using the same resources.

Daily challenges[edit | edit source]

Ceremonial swords were the highest level smithing challenges in the daily Challenge System. This table shows the challenges that could be assigned, along with the resources required if no swords were broken:

Ceremonial
sword
Number
to make
Number
of ores
Total cost of materials
Iron 16 1200 iron ore 490,800
Steel 16 640 iron ore
1280 coal
585,600
Mithril 12 360 mithril ore
1440 coal
540,360
Adamant 9 225 adamantite ore
1350 coal
596,250
Rune 6 108 runite ore
864 coal
386,424

Distraction and Diversion[edit | edit source]

While working on a Ceremonial sword, there was a high chance that a burst pipe will appear immediately after completing a sword order.

While working in another part of the workshop, Aksel could randomly appear. When he did so, players could talk to him to offer their help to make a special order bronze ceremonial sword. The ingot for the special order was provided for free at the ceremonial sword anvil. Talking to Aksel at any other time would not provide the player with an opportunity to make a sword.

In addition to the experience granted, if players scored 90% or better, Aksel rewarded them with a cut diamond. Players could also earn the one-time experience rewards at 90% or 100% performance with these swords.

The only ceremonial swords which free players could make were the bronze swords for this distraction.