Orikalkum bar

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An orikalkum bar is a metal bar refined through the Smithing skill by smelting one orichalcite ore and one drakolith together, either using a furnace or the Superheat Item spell. Smelting an orikalkum bar requires a Smithing level of 60 and grants 13 Smithing experience. Orikalkum bars can be smelted 25% and 50% faster beginning at Smithing levels 61 and 65, respectively. Additionally, starting at Smithing level 62, there is a chance of smelting an extra bar without consuming additional ores.

Orikalkum bars can be forged at an anvil into orikalkum equipment.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Orikalkum is one of the names for the hard, dark red metal used by the Dragonkin to make much of their equipment. Orikalkum is what the Saradominist dwarves called the metal, but the word is actually Icyene in origin as Icyene was the official language of the Saradominists of the Second Age.

The dwarves found small deposits of the metal on Gielinor but at the time were unaware of its significance. Although Saradomin knew of the dragonkin, he felt no need to share that information with his Gielinorian subjects. The ore, called orichalcite, didn't react even to being smelted in the astonishing heat of luminite. It wasn't until an unrelated discovery later in the god wars that they were able to make use of it.

During the Second Age, many Ilujanka had fought for the Zarosian empire during its incredible expansion. These small lizardmen were powerful warriors because of their ability to control and ride fire breathing dragons. The dwarves, always extremely attentive to mineralogical matters, noticed that the fire the dragons breathed would subtly alter any rock it blasted, seeming to trap the essence of the dragonfire within.

The dwarves learned to coax the fire back out of the stone. The resulting flame was less powerful than luminite, but unmistakably tinged with the essence of dragonfire. They called the material drakolith. They were never able to reliably produce it, as dragons were more or less impossible to capture or control, and were reduced to scavenging for small quantities of it where it occurred by accident. As the number of Ilujanka dwindled, the material became scarcer and scarcer.

Despite being less hot than luminite, experiments showed that the drakolith flame was able to draw the metal forth from the orichalcite ore. The resulting metal, which they named orikalkum, was remarkable. It was tougher even than adamant, and no heavier than light steel. Two factors prevented its widespread distribution amongst the Saradominists: firstly, they only found vanishingly small quantities of both the orichalcite ore and the drakolith catalyst. Secondly, they considered the metal's deep red colour to be ill omened, preferring the bright blue of runite.

What the Saradominists of the God Wars never discovered was the true secret of working Orikalkum in the direct and controlled flame of a dragon. This technique, used by the dragonkin in antiquity, created a purer and stronger metal, and was used in the creation of the legendary 'dragon' armour and weapons.[1]

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Orikalkum bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum barOrikalkum bar
Smithing level Smithing 60
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 350 XP
Equipment 27.3 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 13 XP
Equipment 1.014 XP

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Smelting[edit | edit source]

Orikalkum bar.png Orikalkum bar
Smithing-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
13 XP-3 (1.8s) [recipe 1]7,565
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level60
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Orichalcite ore.pngOrichalcite ore13,0803,080
Drakolith.pngDrakolith14,0144,014
Total price7,094
Profit471
  1. ^ Superheat Form will reduce this by 1 tick.

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Method Cost Profit
Furnace map icon.png Furnace 7,094 471
Superheat Item icon.png Superheat Item[cost 1] 7,530 35
  1. ^ Cost analysis is based on the use of a staff of fire or equivalent.

Products[edit | edit source]

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ItemSkillsMaterialsGE price
Concentrated alloy bar.png Concentrated alloy bar
  • 99 Smithing
48,883
Orikalkum 2h warhammer.png Orikalkum 2h warhammer
  • 60 Smithing
21,917
Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 1.png Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 1
  • 60 Smithing
15,027
Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 2.png Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 2
  • 60 Smithing
69,660
Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 3.png Orikalkum 2h warhammer + 3
  • 60 Smithing
96,483
Orikalkum armoured boots.png Orikalkum armoured boots
  • 60 Smithing
1,498
Orikalkum armoured boots + 1.png Orikalkum armoured boots + 1
  • 60 Smithing
14,101
Orikalkum armoured boots + 2.png Orikalkum armoured boots + 2
  • 60 Smithing
59,559
Orikalkum armoured boots + 3.png Orikalkum armoured boots + 3
  • 60 Smithing
34,017
Orikalkum full helm.png Orikalkum full helm
  • 60 Smithing
4,539
Orikalkum full helm + 1.png Orikalkum full helm + 1
  • 60 Smithing
16,882
Orikalkum full helm + 2.png Orikalkum full helm + 2
  • 60 Smithing
34,254
Orikalkum full helm + 3.png Orikalkum full helm + 3
  • 60 Smithing
53,743
Orikalkum gauntlets.png Orikalkum gauntlets
  • 60 Smithing
1,503
Orikalkum gauntlets + 1.png Orikalkum gauntlets + 1
  • 60 Smithing
14,705
Orikalkum gauntlets + 2.png Orikalkum gauntlets + 2
  • 60 Smithing
62,268
Orikalkum gauntlets + 3.png Orikalkum gauntlets + 3
  • 60 Smithing
36,679
Orikalkum kiteshield.png Orikalkum kiteshield
  • 60 Smithing
11,924
Orikalkum kiteshield + 1.png Orikalkum kiteshield + 1
  • 60 Smithing
64,177
Orikalkum kiteshield + 2.png Orikalkum kiteshield + 2
  • 60 Smithing
128,262
Orikalkum kiteshield + 3.png Orikalkum kiteshield + 3
  • 60 Smithing
40,628
Orikalkum mattock.png Orikalkum mattock
  • 60 Smithing
14,924
Orikalkum off hand warhammer.png Orikalkum off hand warhammer
  • 60 Smithing
6,791
Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 1.png Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 1
  • 60 Smithing
66,680
Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 2.png Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 2
  • 60 Smithing
133,340
Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 3.png Orikalkum off hand warhammer + 3
  • 60 Smithing
60,671
Orikalkum ore box.png Orikalkum ore box
  • 60 Smithing
48,257
Orikalkum pickaxe.png Orikalkum pickaxe
  • 60 Smithing
11,696
Orikalkum pickaxe + 1.png Orikalkum pickaxe + 1
  • 60 Smithing
52,139
Orikalkum pickaxe + 2.png Orikalkum pickaxe + 2
  • 60 Smithing
30,334
Orikalkum pickaxe + 3.png Orikalkum pickaxe + 3
  • 60 Smithing
56,947
Orikalkum platebody.png Orikalkum platebody
  • 60 Smithing
12,234
Orikalkum platebody + 1.png Orikalkum platebody + 1
  • 60 Smithing
31,243
Orikalkum platebody + 2.png Orikalkum platebody + 2
  • 60 Smithing
139,999
Orikalkum platebody + 3.png Orikalkum platebody + 3
  • 60 Smithing
147,976
Orikalkum platelegs.png Orikalkum platelegs
  • 60 Smithing
14,002
Orikalkum platelegs + 1.png Orikalkum platelegs + 1
  • 60 Smithing
92,511
Orikalkum platelegs + 2.png Orikalkum platelegs + 2
  • 60 Smithing
58,991
Orikalkum platelegs + 3.png Orikalkum platelegs + 3
  • 60 Smithing
91,672
Orikalkum warhammer.png Orikalkum warhammer
  • 60 Smithing
6,823
Orikalkum warhammer + 1.png Orikalkum warhammer + 1
  • 60 Smithing
63,886
Orikalkum warhammer + 2.png Orikalkum warhammer + 2
  • 60 Smithing
41,434
Orikalkum warhammer + 3.png Orikalkum warhammer + 3
  • 60 Smithing
66,658

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Orikalkum is named for Orichalcum, the legendary metal of Atlantis.
  1. ^ Mod Jack. "Design - Both - Metals." Development Diaries.