Pay-to-play Smithing training
Members have the advantage of access to more materials for training Smithing than free players. With the right methods and a bit of increased training time, members are able to make money while smithing. For tables showing profit versus experience made by smithing certain items, see Smithing/Smithing tables.
Although some methods are cheaper than others, Smithing is generally either very expensive or very slow, depending on whether you buy or collect your materials.
- 1 Useful items
- 2 Other useful items
- 3 Level-up guide
Useful items[edit | edit source]
Blacksmith's outfit[edit | edit source]
Wearing components of the blacksmith's outfit gives a percentage increase in the amount of Smithing experience gained. There are five pieces in the set: the headwear, chestpiece, legwear, gloves, and boots. Components of the Blacksmith's outfit can be won from Treasure Hunter. It is also purchasable at the Artisans' Workshop for 50% respect per piece. If all pieces of the set are worn, the player gains an additional set bonus of 1% bonus experience. The blacksmith's helmet can be modified with a blacksmith's helmet add-on to create a modified blacksmith's helmet, which offers 3 teleports to the Artisans' Workshop daily.
|Total experience boost||6%|
Urns[edit | edit source]
Urns can be used to gain additional Smithing experience while training. When held in the inventory, urns are filled as the player smelts ore. Only base experience gains count towards filling the urn. Full urns can be teleported away to receive additional experience, equivalent to 20% of the Smithing experience gained while filling the urn. Only one urn is filled at a time, though players may own up to a total of 10 full urns. If a player owns 10 full Smithing urns they must teleport at least one away before they can fill more urns. Urns are only tradeable in their non-runed (nr) form. In order to use a smelting urn, the player must add a fire rune, making the urn untradeable and stackable.
|Name||Crafting level required to add rune||GE price of non-runed urn||Charges gained from||Type of bar||Experience required to fill||Experience gained from teleporting|
|Cracked smelting urn||4||942||Bars at level 1||Bronze bars||200||40|
|Fragile smelting urn||17||582||Bars up to and including level 20||The above, plus:
blurite bars, iron bars
|Plain smelting urn||35||850||Bars up to and including level 50||The above, plus:
steel bars, silver bars,
mithril bars, adamant bars,
gold bars, rune bars
|Strong smelting urn||49||498||Bars up to and including level 70||The above, plus:
orikalkum bars, necronium bars
|Decorated smelting urn||80||2,549||Bars up to and including level 99||The above, plus:||2,000||400|
Perfect juju smithing potions[edit | edit source]
When the perfect juju smithing potion's effect is active, the player has a 5% increased chance for double progress when smithing. Each dose of the perfect juju smithing potion lasts for 1 hour. The potion can be bought from the Grand Exchange or created by adding harmony moss (costing 3,841 coins) to a juju hunter potion (3) (costing 10,056 coins) with level 82 Herblore.
|Perfect juju smithing potion (1)||4,399|
|Perfect juju smithing potion (2)||8,854|
|Perfect juju smithing potion (3)||15,484|
|Perfect juju smithing potion (4)||29,197|
Torstol incense sticks[edit | edit source]
Each potency level of torstol incense sticks provides a 0.5% increase to base XP gain. The potency level will increase every 10 minutes and will reach its maximum at level 4 (+2% to base XP). Overloading consumes 6 sticks but instantly provides the maximum potency.
Hammer-trons/augmented crystal hammers[edit | edit source]
Players with at least level 22 Invention can discover how to create hammer-trons. This also unlocks the ability to create augmented crystal hammers by using augmentors on crystal hammers. A tool gizmo may be added to an augmented hammer to give it perks. The following perks may be useful to players training Smithing:
|Name||Effect||Number of ranks|
|Rapid||Heat is lost twice as fast, but progress is earned 5-20% faster.||4|
|Tinker||2-8% chance of making double progress.||4|
|Breakdown||0.8-4.8% chance to give the same components that would have been gained for disassembling the item, with the item remaining intact.||6|
|Wise||When equipped, +1% per rank additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day.||4|
To use an augmented hammer's perks, the player must have charges in their charge pack. Use of an augmented crystal hammer costs at most 0.31 divine charges from the player’s charge pack per second. This cost can be reduced by researching charge drain improvements or by adding the efficient perk to the item.
Brawling gloves (Smithing)[edit | edit source]
Smithing brawling gloves, obtainable from revenants, the Chaos Elemental and the rare drop table, provide a steady source of bonus Smithing experience based on "charges". Outside of the Wilderness, the gloves provide an additional 50% experience, but when used anywhere at or above level 47 Wilderness, the gloves give an additional 300% bonus experience instead.
Even though they will conflict with the blacksmith set, they still provide more experience. As the gloves are dependent on charges, they are best used with rune ceremonial swords or dragonfire shields for the most experience (the latter can be done in the Wilderness for very high experience rates, but extremely risky); should either option be unfeasible, protean bars can be used instead.
Other useful items[edit | edit source]
- The Smithing cape's perk provides the effect of whenever an unfinished Smithing item is reheated, the next strike generates +5 base progress. This stacks with both the autoheater item and the Superheat spell, providing increased bonuses.
- Players with level 118 Archaeology can activate the Inspire Genius relic power at the mysterious monolith for a 2% experience increase to Smithing.
- A dose of powerburst of masterstroke may be sipped every 2 minutes to multiply smithing progress by 10 for each of the next 4 hammer swings (within 30 seconds).
- The Superheat Form curse makes smelting 0.6 seconds faster, while low and medium heat items act as medium and high heat items respectively while smithing. The grace of the elves necklace halves the drain rate of prayer points of Superheat Form while worn.
- The smithing autoheater automatically sets the heat back to 30% when reaching 0%, at the cost of 5 coals.
- The advanced smithing autoheater overheat mode automatically sets the heat back to 60% when reaching 0%, at the cost of 50 coals.
- The luminite injector give all players inside the Artisans' Workshop an additional +1 progress to their bar per swing. This is usually active on World 70 Artisans' Workshop.
- The scroll of efficiency has a 2% chance per bar to refund that bar when Smithing.
- The Morytania legs 2 or higher double the speed at which you smith cannonballs in Port Phasmatys.
- The Varrock armour 2 and higher have a chance to increase progression and smelt two ores at once.
- The smelting gauntlets automatically send your smelted bars to the metal bank.
- The sacred clay hammers give 23,450 bonus xp when claimed as a reward in Stealing Creation.
- The Gofannon amulet from the What's Mine is Yours quest offers up to 183,500 bonus experience by finishing the subsequent miniquest chain, Doric and Boric tasks.
Level-up guide[edit | edit source]
This guide looks at the fastest and most efficient ways of levelling up to 99. Assuming all bars are purchased from the Grand Exchange and the methods in this guide are used, the total cost will be 235,078,653 coins. Many of the items produced can be sold on the Grand Exchange or converted using High Level Alchemy to partly return on the investment.
Levels 1-30[edit | edit source]
The amount of experience required is 13,363.
Levels 30-40[edit | edit source]
Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 136,116 coins, or 61,093 coins to purchase mithril ore and coal to smelt into bars at a furnace.
Levels 40-50[edit | edit source]
Levels 50-60[edit | edit source]
Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 2,296,486 coins, or 1,903,193 coins to buy runite ore and luminite to smelt into bars at a furnace.
Levels 60-70[edit | edit source]
Levels 70-80[edit | edit source]
Levels 80-89/90[edit | edit source]
Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 56,618,160 coins, or 58,727,520 coins for banite ore to smelt into bars at a furnace.
Levels 89/90-99+[edit | edit source]
At this point you have 2 ways to level.
From 89 to 99[edit | edit source]
Smelting corrupted ore will require 51,201 corrupted ore to reach level 99. Each corrupted ore gives 160 Smithing experience; 192 Smithing experience with the Voice of Seren active in the district. 1,500 corrupted ore can be used in one hour, equating to 240,000 experience an hour; increasing to 288,000 experience an hour with the Voice of Seren effect, and 345,600 experience an hour using urns with Voice of Seren.
This may be a more time-consuming method than others due to the need to mine the untradeable ore. The time mining the ore would need to be taken into consideration when looking at experience/hour rates.
If you wish to use this method to bridge the 504,037 experience gap between 89 - 90 you will require 3,151 corrupted ore or 2,625 while the Voice of Seren is active.
From 90 to 99+[edit | edit source]
You will need to gain 7,688,099 experience and will require 7,688 elder rune bars to smith elder rune platebody + 5. Average experience rates are around 200k an hour, depending on activity and heat levels. Smithing from elder rune platebody through to elder rune platebody + 5 will take around 45 minutes, again depending on activity and heat levels.
Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 134,786,016 coins, or 123,146,384 coins for runite ore, dark animica and light animica to smelt into bars at a furnace. High-alching the platebodies + 5 produced from the bars may result in a profit, or at the very least cover most of the costs of Smithing training.
If you wish to level faster but at a higher cost, purchase platebodies + 4, upgrade them into platebodies + 5 and then use these on a Burial Forge for a total of 160,000 experience per platebody. 48 platebodies + 4 and 3,840 elder rune bars would be required to achieve level 99 and if purchased from the Grand Exchange this would currently cost 156,066,192 coins.
The fastest method to achieve 90 - 99 Smithing is to purchase 96 platebodies + 5 and use them on a burial forge and anvil at a cost of 216,309,600 coins. Using these on the burial forge will destroy the items.
Smithing a full set of Elder rune + 5 armour is a requirement for the It Should Have Been Called Aetherium achievement, requiring 384 Elder bars. It could be worth factoring this into your training to ensure that the time/XP is not wasted once you hit 99 Smithing, assuming unlocking Masterwork equipment is desired. This is a requirement to obtain the Completionist cape.
Burial Smithing[edit | edit source]
- Burial smithing is twice as fast for the same amount of experience for creating the item.
- Only the highest tier of the item is available for use on a burial forge and anvil.
- Although there is no additional bar cost, the item is destroyed in the process.
- Experience rates can far exceed 1 million experience/hour depending on which item you use.
You can also create an elder rune burial set at 90 Smithing, currently granting the best experience rates. Combining an elder rune full helm + 5, elder rune platebody + 5, elder rune platelegs + 5, elder rune gauntlets + 5 and elder rune armoured boots + 5 for a total of 192,000 experience per set. The cost per set currently totals 5,846,715 coins if all the items are purchased from the Grand Exchange.
Free alternatives[edit | edit source]
These are some alternative methods for training Smithing that are free of cost.
Clan Citadels[edit | edit source]
The Clan Citadel can offer a furnace (provided that the clan the player is in has one), which provides constant and free Smithing experience while doing their cap rate. As players maximise their caps every week to a fealty rank of 3, they will get an extra experience bonus when skilling in the citadel. Depending on the player's fealty rank and cap limit, they can reach to upwards of 342k Smithing experience per week, more with various bonuses. However, the furnace requires charcoal from the kiln and regular/precious ore from the mine in order to function properly.
Protean bars[edit | edit source]
Protean bars, obtainable from Treasure Hunter, are a free source of Smithing experience. While the time it takes to "smelt" the bars is considerably slower, it does provide a large amount of experience at no cost to the player.
These bars are especially useful in the Wilderness when paired with Smithing brawling gloves at the lever to the Mage Arena, as the brawling gloves will provide the most bonus experience after level 50 Wilderness.
Completing quests[edit | edit source]
Some quests grant Smithing experience. Refer to the main article for more details.