Pay-to-play Smithing training

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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 Calculator:Standard smithing.

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.

Useful items[edit | edit source]

Blacksmith's outfit[edit | edit source]

Blacksmith's outfit equipped.png

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.

Name Experience boost
Blacksmith's helmet.png: Inventory image of Blacksmith's helmetBlacksmith's helmet 1%
Blacksmith's top.png: Inventory image of Blacksmith's topBlacksmith's top 1%
Blacksmith's apron.png: Inventory image of Blacksmith's apronBlacksmith's apron 1%
Blacksmith's gloves.png: Inventory image of Blacksmith's glovesBlacksmith's gloves 1%
Blacksmith's boots.png: Inventory image of Blacksmith's bootsBlacksmith's boots 1%
Set bonus 1%
Total experience boost 6%

Urns[edit | edit source]

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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 1 away before they can fill more urns. Urns are only tradeable in their (nr), non-runed, forms. In order to use a smelting urn, the player must add a fire rune to it. This makes 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.png: Inventory image of Cracked smelting urnCracked smelting urn 4 934 Bars at level 1 Bronze bars 200 40
Fragile smelting urn.png: Inventory image of Fragile smelting urnFragile smelting urn 17 135 Bars up to and including level 20 The above, plus:
blurite bars, iron bars
312.5 62.5
Plain smelting urn.png: Inventory image of Plain smelting urnPlain smelting urn 35 892 Bars up to and including level 50 The above, plus:
steel bars, silver bars,
mithril bars, adamant bars,
gold bars, rune bars
750 150
Strong smelting urn.png: Inventory image of Strong smelting urnStrong smelting urn 49 1,292 Bars up to and including level 70 The above, plus:
orikalkum bars, necronium bars
1,250 250
Decorated smelting urn.png: Inventory image of Decorated smelting urnDecorated smelting urn 60 3,256 Bars up to and including level 99 The above, plus:

bane bars, elder rune bars

2,000 400

Perfect juju smithing potions[edit | edit source]

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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 4,155 coins) to a juju hunter potion (3) (costing 7,478 coins) with level 82 Herblore.

Name GE price
Perfect juju smithing potion (1).png: Inventory image of Perfect juju smithing potion (1)Perfect juju smithing potion (1) 7,079
Perfect juju smithing potion (2).png: Inventory image of Perfect juju smithing potion (2)Perfect juju smithing potion (2) 7,347
Perfect juju smithing potion (3).png: Inventory image of Perfect juju smithing potion (3)Perfect juju smithing potion (3) 11,343
Perfect juju smithing potion (4).png: Inventory image of Perfect juju smithing potion (4)Perfect juju smithing potion (4) 28,080

Hammer-trons/augmented crystal hammers[edit | edit source]

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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.png
Rapid
Heat is lost twice as fast, but progress is earned 5-15% faster. 3
Tinker.png
Tinker
2-6% chance of making double progress. 3
Breakdown.png
Breakdown
0.8-4% chance per bar used in creation of an item to give the same components that would have been gained for disassembling the item, with the item remaining intact. 5
Wise.png
Wise
When equipped, +1% per rank additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day. 3

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]

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 115,060,361 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.

Level 1-30[edit | edit source]

The amount of experience required is 13,363.

The Knight's Sword will award you 12,725 experience to level 29 (10 Mining required).

For the additional 638 experience, you will require 18 steel bars to smith platebodies +1.

Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 15,840 coins, or 9,216 coins to purchase iron ore and coal to smelt into bars at a furnace.

Level 30-40[edit | edit source]

You will need to gain 23,861 experience and will require 199 mithril bars to smith platebodies +2.

Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 87,162 coins, or 47,561 coins to purchase mithril ore and coal to smelt into bars at a furnace.

Level 40-50[edit | edit source]

You will need to gain 64,109 experience and will require 377 adamant bars to smith platebodies +2.

Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 564,746 coins, or 516,490 coins to purchase adamantite ore and luminite to smelt into bars at a furnace.

Level 50-60[edit | edit source]

You will need to gain 172,409 experience and will require 719 rune bars to smith platebodies +3.

Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 1,740,699 coins, or 1,659,452 coins to buy runite ore and luminite to smelt into bars at a furnace.

If you want to level faster at a higher cost, buying platebodies +2 and upgrade to platebodies +3.

Level 60-70[edit | edit source]

You will need to gain 463,885 experience and will require 1326 orikalkum bars to smith platebodies +3.

Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 3,976,674 coins, or 3,748,602 coins for orichalcite ore and drakolith to smelt into bars at a furnace.

If you want to level faster and spend more money, buy platebodies +2 and upgrade to platebodies +3.

Level 70-80[edit | edit source]

You will need to gain 1,248,441 experience and will require 2497 necronium bars to smith platebodies +4.

Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 9,728,312 coins, or 9,024,158 coins to purchase necrite ore and phasmatite to smelt into bars at a furnace.

If you want to level faster and spend more money, buy platebodies +3 and upgrade to platebodies +4.

Level 80-89/90[edit | edit source]

You will need to gain 3,360,264 experience and will require 4080 bane bars to reach level 89 or 4800 bane bars to reach level 90 to smith platebodies +4.

Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost 22,635,840 coins, or 22,488,960 coins for banite ore to smelt into bars at a furnace.

If you want to level faster and spend more money, buy platebodies +3 and upgrade to platebodies +4.

Level 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 ore as it is untradeable. 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 7688 elder rune bars to smith elder rune platebody + 5. Average experience rates are around 200k experience/hour, depending on activity and heat levels. Smithing from elder rune platebody 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 76,311,088 coins, or 61,815,870 coins for rune bars, dark animica and light animica to smelt into bars at a furnace.

If you wish to level faster at a higher cost, purchase platebodies +4, upgrade them into platebodies +5 and then use these on a burial forge and anvil for a total of 160,000 experience per platebody. 48 platebodies +4 would be required to achieve level 99 and if purchased from the Grand Exchange this would currently cost 165,098,592 coins.

The fastest method to achieve 90 - 99 Smithing would be to purchase 96 platebodies +5 and use them on a burial forge and anvil at a cost of 156,098,784 coins. Using these on the burial forge will destroy the items.

Burial Smithing[edit | edit source]

Using armour on a burial forge and anvil will result in some of the best Smithing experience available.

  • 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 4,367,280 coins if all the items are purchased from the Grand Exchange.

Free alternatives[edit | edit source]

These are some alternative methods that are free or could even yield a profit.

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 slow, 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.