Corrupted ore

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Corrupted ore, also called Seren corruption, is an ore gained from mining Seren Stones in the Trahaearn Clan's district of Prifddinas and requires level 89 Mining. Corrupted ore has a 1.2x experience multiplier, which means players will get roughly 40% more experience per regular hit than they will from Light or Dark animica (which have a 0.84x multiplier), although the lack of rockertunities and leveling bonuses means the actual improvement will be smaller.

With level 89 Smithing, corrupted ores can be used at furnaces, awarding Smithing experience. Players are able to use temporary skill boosts to dispose of corrupted ores at furnaces.

Each corrupted ore gives 160 Smithing experience; 192 Smithing experience with the Voice of Seren active in the district. By default, it takes 4 ticks (2.4 seconds) to smelt one piece of Corrupted Ore, meaning a maximum of 1,500 corrupted ore can be used in one hour giving a base rate of 240,000 experience. If Voice of Seren is in effect in the Trahaearn District, this will increase to 288,000 experience an hour.

Experience gain can be further through the use of Decorated smelting urns, which are worth an extra 20% experience (or 25% if an Urn enhancer is used). Players using urns should be prepared to go through quite a few due to the relatively low experience per urn compared to other skills. A Decorated smelting urn will be completely filled after smelting only 13 ore (or 11 when the Voice of Seren is in effect).

Players with 91 Prayer who have completed The Light Within can use the Superheat Form prayer to reduce the time to smelt one ore by one tick, allowing them to potentially smelt up to 2,000 ore an hour and improving experience per hour to 320,000 base experience or 384,000 within the Voice of Seren. It is recommend to use an elven shard and grace of the elves to allow the player to continuously use that prayer.

Other boosts can be used to further improve experience per hour. If the player uses the complete Blacksmith's outfit, has maximum clan fealty, Voice of Seren and the wise 4 perk that can be boosted to 444,406 experience per hour.

After smelting their first 100 corrupted ores, players can claim an experience lamp worth 50,000 Smithing experience by speaking with Lady Trahaearn.

Corrupted ore cannot be stored in the metal bank.

Smelting corrupted ore with the augmented crystal hammer or hammer-tron equipped gives 12.48 item experience.

As with all other smelting, corrupted ore does not yield respect in the Artisans' Workshop.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Corrupted ore.png Corrupted ore
Mining levelMining-icon.png 89
SourceSeren stone
CoreX mark.svg
Rock stats
Base ore1

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Corrupted ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupted oreCorrupted ore
Smithing level Smithing 89
Used with Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing N/A
Equipment N/A
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 160 XP
Equipment 12.48 XP

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • Smelting corrupted ore with the Voice of Seren active in the Trahaearn district no longer yields swamp tar.
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • Seren stones are largely unchanged and will remain the best AFK mining method. They still drop corrupted ore. As core ores are now more valuable, Seren stones may be less useful.
    • Trahaearn hour causes random level 90 animica rocks to spawn on each world, requiring worlds to be searched for a good pattern. In addition all mining has a higher chance for double ore, and smelting corrupted ore gives more XP.
  • patch 3 April 2018 (Update):
    • Corrupted Ore will now open the Make-X interface when you click on a furnace.
  • patch 12 September 2016 (Update):
    • You once again gain corrupted ore in your inventory when mining normal or harmonised Trahaearn rocks with a porter equipped.
  • patch 29 September 2014 (Update):
    • A typo when smelting corrupted ore has been fixed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The examine text of corrupted ore is a reference to the examine text of most ores, which read: "This needs refining."
  • It would take approximately 55,050 corrupted ore to reach level 99 Smithing from level 89, not including buffs from EXP-boosting items or consumables, or the Voice of Seren effect.
  • Smelting corrupted ore with the Voice of Seren active in the Trahaearn district used to give swamp tar prior to the Mining and Smithing rework.