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 Smithing/Smithing tables.

Broadly, there are three main types of smithing training. Smelting bars is rather bad xp and profit but has up to 144 seconds in between clicks. Making upgraded armour is good xp, and there are many strategies to boost this method, but it requires lots of starting money and lower-leveled items may not sell well. Making burial armour sets (which destroys the armour) is among the fastest xp of any skill in the entire game and among the most expensive, at over 4 million xp / hour off DXP under ideal conditions.

Useful equipment and abilities[edit | edit source]

Performance boosts[edit | edit source]

Item Description
Augmented crystal hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal hammer Augmented crystal hammer At level 22+ Invention players can create hammer-trons, and can create augmented crystal hammers by using augmentors on crystal hammers. A tool gizmo may be added to an augmented hammer to give it perks. 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. See useful perks below.
Powerburst of masterstroke.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powerburst of masterstroke 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). You get XP/progress so this can speed up smithing considerably. This does not apply to protean bars.
Perfect juju smithing potion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Perfect juju smithing potion Perfect juju smithing potion While 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 9,240 coins) to a juju hunter potion (3) (costing 25,604 coins) with level 82 Herblore. The perfect plus potion, requiring level 99 Herblore, also provides the same effect but each dose lasts 4 hours.
Superheat Form.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superheat Form Superheat Form 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. Combining the use of a grace of the elves necklace with an Ancient elven ritual shard allows the player to completely sustain prayer points without the need for any other prayer point regeneration.
Smithing autoheater.png: RS3 Inventory image of Smithing autoheater Smithing autoheater Automatically sets the heat back to 30% when reaching 0%, at the cost of 5 pieces of coal.
Advanced smithing autoheater.png: RS3 Inventory image of Advanced smithing autoheater Advanced smithing autoheater Its overheat mode automatically sets the heat back to 60% when reaching 0%, at the cost of 50 pieces of coal.
Luminite injector.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luminite injector Luminite injector Gives all players inside the Artisans' Workshop an additional +1 progress to their bar per swing. This is usually active on World 70 Artisans' Workshop.
Scroll of efficiency.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scroll of efficiency Scroll of efficiency Dungeoneering reward that grants a 2% chance per bar to refund that bar when Smithing.
Varrock armour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrock armour Varrock armour Provides a chance for increased progression and to receive extra bars from smelting. The higher the tier of the armour, the more metals it affects.
Smelting gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Smelting gauntlets Smelting gauntlets Automatically send your smelted bars to the metal bank and increases the maximum number of bars that can be made at a time from 28 to 60 using the Make-X interface.
Morytania legs 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Morytania legs 2 Morytania legs 2 Doubles the speed at which you smith cannonballs in Port Phasmatys.
Brooch of the Gods.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brooch of the Gods Brooch of the Gods Can help for getting invention components via clicking on a Divine blessing. You also get +20% XP from smithing Ceremonial swords and repairing pipes at the Artisans' Workshop. It also allows for the storing of smelting urns which can free up some inventory space.
Smithing cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Smithing cape Smithing cape Requires level 99 Smithing. 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.
Superheat Item icon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superheat Item icon Superheat item This spell can aid smelting and add extra magic XP. It is less obvious that this spell can aid smithing. The reheating of an item does not interrupt smithing and triggers the smithing cape perk above. It also removes the need to click the forge, incidentally saving time (even without the cape). This spell is mainly only viable if the player moves the magic spellbook and inventory tabs into the same UI window, and the item is moved to be very near the same spot as the Superheat item spell icon, so that there is zero mouse movement needed. (This is similar to spamming High alchemy without moving the mouse). This spell also synergizes with the Powerburst of masterstroke above, making the boosted strikes even greater.

The main downsides of this spell are rune costs, many or constant mouse clicks, a small UI setup task, and that this spell can only boost every other stroke, not every single one, due to the short cooldown of this spell.

Experience boosts[edit | edit source]

Item Description
Cracked smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cracked smelting urnFragile smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fragile smelting urnPlain smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Plain smelting urnStrong smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strong smelting urnDecorated smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Decorated smelting urn Smelting urns When held in the inventory, urns are filled as the player smelts bars, it does not work while forging items. 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. Urns are only tradeable in their non-runed (nr) form. To create an urn, players must add a fire rune to the non-runed urn, making the urn untradeable and stackable. See the list of urns below.
Urn enhancer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Urn enhancer Urn enhancer While in the inventory, makes each urn teleported grant 25% extra experience at a cost of 20 charges.
Blacksmith's helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blacksmith's helmetBlacksmith's top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blacksmith's topBlacksmith's apron.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blacksmith's apronBlacksmith's gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blacksmith's glovesBlacksmith's boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blacksmith's boots Blacksmith's outfit Gives 1%-6% percentage increase in Smithing experience gained. Won from Treasure Hunter or 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.
Gofannon amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gofannon amulet Gofannon amulet Offers up to 183,500 bonus experience by finishing the What's Mine is Yours quest and Doric and Boric tasks miniquests.
Torstol incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torstol incense sticks Torstol incense sticks 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.
Sacred clay hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sacred clay hammer Sacred clay hammer Gives 24,450 Smithing bonus XP when claimed as a reward from the Stealing Creation minigame (20 SC points).
Volatile clay hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Volatile clay hammer Volatile clay hammer Gives 29,340 Smithing bonus XP when recharged as a reward from the Stealing Creation minigame (20 SC points).
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawling gloves (Smithing) 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. 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 300% bonus experience rates, but extremely risky). Can be used with protean bars.
Inspire Genius.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspire Genius Inspire Genius Relic power that grants 2% experience increase to Smithing, but requires level 118 Archaeology.
Orthen furnace core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orthen furnace core Orthen furnace core Makes Superheat Form curse require no prayer points. When paired with the Breakdown perk, it boosts up to 5% more Smithing XP. Requires level 99 Smithing and level 102 Archaeology.

Augmented crystal hammer perks[edit | edit source]

Augmented crystal hammer detail.png

Best perk combination
(link to perk calculator)
Best rank effect
Tinker.png Tinker 4 8% chance of making double progress.
Rapid.png Rapid 4 20% chance of making double progress, but heat is lost twice as fast on every swing.

Name Effect Number of ranks
Rapid.pngRapid 5% chance per rank of making double progress, but heat is lost twice as fast on every swing. 4
Tinker.pngTinker 2% chance per rank of making double progress. 4
Breakdown.pngBreakdown 0.8% chance per rank to give the same components that would have been gained for disassembling the item, with the item remaining intact. 6
Wise.pngWise When equipped, +1% per rank additional experience, up to 50,000 XP per day. 4

Smelting urns[edit | edit source]

Cracked smelting urn detail.png
Name Crafting level required
to add rune
Total price Charges gained from Type of bar Smithing Experience
required to fill
Smithing Experience
gained from teleporting
Cracked smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cracked smelting urnCracked smelting urn 4 1,961 Bars at level 1 Bronze bars 200 40
Fragile smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fragile smelting urnFragile smelting urn 17 2,184 Bars up to and including level 20 The above, plus:
blurite bars, iron bars
312.5 62.5
Plain smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Plain smelting urnPlain smelting urn 35 1,077 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: RS3 Inventory image of Strong smelting urnStrong smelting urn 49 690 Bars up to and including level 70 The above, plus:
orikalkum bars, necronium bars
1,250 250
Decorated smelting urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Decorated smelting urnDecorated smelting urn 80 7,882 Bars up to and including level 99 The above, plus:

bane bars, elder rune bars

2,000 400

Methods[edit | edit source]

Levels Method Total profit/loss AFK
1-29 The Knight's Sword

Complete a short quest

None X mark.svg Active
29-99 Forging platebodies

Fast but expensive

From 1 to 90: 4,938,681

From 90 to 99: 23,131,318

X mark.svg Click every ~30 secs
40-99 Forging burial armour

Extremely fast but extremely expensive

From 40 to 99: −468,526,679 X mark.svg Click every ~30 secs
1-99 Smelting bars

Slow but profitable

From 1 to 90: 339,842,743

From 90 to 99: 328,688,546

Yes check.svg Click every 145 secs

Forging platebodies[edit | edit source]

A player forging metal bars into items at an anvil.

Forging platebodies is a fast and efficient manner to reach 99, however it is moderately expensive and very active. It requires clicking every ~30 seconds to re-heat your item at a forge.

  • To smith platebodies, players need to click on a forge and select a target item, then use an anvil to make progress smithing it. Every 20-30 seconds players must re-heat their item by clicking the forge and clicking back on the anvil to continue smithing.
  • It is recommended to turn on the audio (sound effects) so that players can hear the distinct sound created by an un-heated item. This is a cue to re-heat their item.
  • Assuming all bars are purchased from the Grand Exchange, the raw cost will be −157,099,994 coins and after selling the created products the final profit/loss of 1-99 will be 28,069,998.89 coins.
  • Maximum Heat is reliant on Smithing and Firemaking. At Level 99 Smithing and Firemaking, players have a maximum heat of 894. Maximum Heat = 300 + (3 x Smithing level) + (3 x Firemaking level).

Levels 1-90[edit | edit source]

The amount of experience required is 13,363.

  • Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost −39,240 coins, or −27,324 coins to purchase iron ore and coal to smelt into bars at a furnace.
Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
Steel bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel bar18 x Steel bar 39,240 Steel platebody + 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel platebody + 1Steel platebody + 1 19,261.8 −19,978.2

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

  • Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost −283,774 coins, or −170,145 coins to purchase mithril ore and coal to smelt into bars at a furnace.
Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
Mithril bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril bar199 x Mithril bar 283,774 Mithril platebody + 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril platebody + 2Mithril platebody + 2 288,470.4 4,696.4

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

  • Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost −1,632,787 coins, or −1,472,185 coins to purchase adamantite ore and luminite to smelt into bars at a furnace.
Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
adamant bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of adamant bar377 x Adamant bar 1,632,787 Adamant platebody + 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant platebody + 2Adamant platebody + 2 1,126,626.8 −506,160.2

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

  • Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost −3,513,753 coins, or −3,171,509 coins to buy runite ore and luminite to smelt into bars at a furnace.
  • Total profit/loss if buying +2 and upgrading to +3 then selling on GE: −2,326,252.6 coins
Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune bar719 x Rune bar 3,513,753 Rune platebody + 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune platebody + 3Rune platebody + 3 2,940,242.65 −573,510.35

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

  • Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost −7,908,264 coins, or −7,104,708 coins for orichalcite ore and drakolith to smelt into bars at a furnace.
  • Total profit/loss if buying +2 and upgrading to +3 then selling on GE: −8,416,022.55 coins
Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
Orikalkum bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum bar1326 x Orikalkum bar 7,908,264 Orikalkum platebody + 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum platebody + 3Orikalkum platebody + 3 6,178,662.75 −1,729,601.25

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

  • Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost −20,115,832 coins, or −17,751,173 coins to purchase necrite ore and phasmatite to smelt into bars at a furnace.
  • Total profit/loss if buying +3 and upgrading to +4 then selling on GE: −25,847,477.01 coins
Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
Necronium bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium bar2497 x Necronium bar 20,115,832 Necronium platebody + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium platebody + 4Necronium platebody + 4 19,732,386.44 −383,445.56

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 Bane platebodies + 4.

  • Purchasing the bars from the Grand Exchange will cost −29,722,800 coins, or −28,347,840 coins for banite ore to smelt into bars at a furnace.
  • Total profit/loss if selling platebodies +4 upgraded from +3 on GE (to level 90): −42,952,920 coins
Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
Bane bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane bar4800 x Bane bar 34,968,000 Bane platebody + 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane platebody + 4Bane platebody + 4 43,114,680 8,146,680

Corrupted ore (89 to 99)[edit | edit source]

Corrupted ore detail.png

Smelting corrupted ore requires unlocking of Prifddinas and requires 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.

Elder rune platebodies (90 to 99)[edit | edit source]

Elder rune platebody detail.png

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 −109,700,072 coins, or −89,465,256 coins for runite ore, dark animica and light animica to smelt into bars at a furnace.

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 149,544,192 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 265,386,336 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.

Total profit/loss if selling platebodies bought at +4 and upgraded to +5 on GE: −111,718,508.35 coins

Bar Type Bars GE Price Platebody Platebodies GE Price Profit/Loss
Elder rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune bar7688 x Elder rune bar 109,700,072 Elder rune platebody + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune platebody + 5Elder rune platebody + 5 132,831,390.05 23,131,318.05

Forging burial armour[edit | edit source]

Players smithing at the Burial Forge anvils

Using armour on a burial forge and anvil at the Artisan's Workshop will result in some of the best Smithing experience available in the game, however the products are consumed and cannot be resold for any return on investment.

  • 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.
  • Smithing a full burial set grants 5% extra xp than smithing each part of the burial set individually.

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 −7,361,347 coins if all the items are purchased from the Grand Exchange.

LevelMetalProgress requiredXP for individually
burying a set
XP per burial set
BaseSolemn Smith ISolemn Smith IISolemn Smith IIISolemn Smith IVSolemn Smith V
40Adamant bar.png Adamant3,0004,0804,2844,324.84,365.64,406.44,447.24,488
50Rune bar.png Rune4,32011,52012,09612,211.212,326.412,441.612,556.812,672
60Orikalkum bar.png Orikalkum5,04016,80017,64017,80817,97618,14418,31218,480
70Necronium bar.png Necronium6,72048,00050,40050,88051,36051,84052,32052,800
80Bane bar.png Bane7,56067,20070,56071,23271,90472,57673,24873,920
90Elder rune bar.png Elder rune9,600192,000201,600203,520205,440207,360209,280211,200

The fastest and most expensive method to level smithing is to find the highest levelled armour that you can smith and then buy the fully upgraded full helm, platebody, platelegs, gauntlets, and armoured boots from the Grand Exchange and use them to create burial sets at a burial anvil and burial forge.

This method will take approx 169 burial sets and cost −468.5M in total from level 40 to 99.

The fastest and most expensive method of levelling Smithing
Item Progress needed Smithing XP GP/XP XP per 2 tick (Full Heat) XP/h (Full Heat) GP Loss per burial set if buying max upgraded from GE Burial sets per 10 levels Total cost per 10 levels
Adamant burial set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant burial setAdamant burial set 3,000 4,284 −45.08 28.56 85,680 −193,115 15 (to level 50) −2,896,725
Rune burial set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune burial setRune burial set 4,320 12,096 −37.48 56 168,000 −453,300 15 (to level 60) −6,799,500
Orikalkum burial set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum burial setOrikalkum burial set 5,040 17,640 −32.18 70 210,000 −567,581 27 (to level 70) −15,324,687
Necronium burial set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium burial setNecronium burial set 6,720 50,400 −39.15 150 450,000 −1,972,946 25 (to level 80) −49,323,650
Bane burial set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane burial setBane burial set 7,560 70,560 −31.62 186.66 560,000 −2,231,033 48 (to level 90) −107,089,584
Elder rune burial set.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune burial setElder rune burial set 9,600 201,600 −36.51 420 1,260,000 −7,361,347 39 (to level 99) −287,092,533
Total 169 (from level 40-99) −468,526,679

Smelting bars[edit | edit source]

A player smelting ore to create bars in a furnace.

Smelting bars is a slow but profitable way to train smithing, and is also highly AFK.

  • Smelting gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Smelting gauntletsSmelting gauntlets are highly recommended because they allow players to smelt up to 60 bars at a time and reduce the clicking required by sending created bars straight to the Metal Bank.
  • This method is highly AFK compared to smithing platebodies, and only requires clicking every 145 seconds with Smelting gauntlets (or 60 seconds without).
  • Players will create double bars around 10% of the time earning additional profit along the way (for 2,000 input ores players will smelt around 2,200 bars).
  • The calculations below assume the player is buying ores off the grand exchange and selling the bars at GE price.
  • When selling bars, it is recommended to discover the actual trading price by instant buying a single bar at a higher price, and then selling the created bars at that price instead, which will earn more profit.

Leveling guide[edit | edit source]

Product Levels Bars needed Time needed Total profit
Bronze bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze barBronze bar 1-10 1,154 35 minutes 792,961
Iron bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron barIron bar 10-20 1,658 50 minutes 1,547,869
Steel bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel barSteel bar 20-30 2,964 1 hours 2,226,166
Mithril bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril barMithril bar 30-40 4,772 2.4 hours 2,919,176
Adamant bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant barAdamant bar 40-50 9,158 5 hours 5,522,401
Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune bar 50-60 17,241 9 hours 11,651,562
Orikalkum bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum barOrikalkum bar 60-70 35,683 18 hours 40,149,871
Necronium bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium barNecronium bar 70-80 73,438 37 hours 111,711,696
Bane bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane barBane bar 80-90 160,013 80 hours 163,321,041
Elder rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune barElder rune bar 90-99 295,696 148 hours 328,688,546

Hourly profit and experience[edit | edit source]

Product Level Level for
double bars
Hourly
experience
Hourly profit Hourly inputs required Hourly
bars created
Bronze bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze barBronze bar 1 Smithing 9 Smithing 2,000 1,574,800 2000 Copper ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Copper oreCopper ore, 2000 Tin ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore 2,200
Iron bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron barIron bar 10 Smithing 19 Smithing 4,000 −191,800 4000 Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 2,200
Steel bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel barSteel bar 20 Smithing 27 Smithing 6,000 −409,200 2000 Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore, 2000 Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal 2,200
Mithril bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril barMithril bar 30 Smithing 38 Smithing 10,000 1,427,200 2000 Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore, 2000 Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal 2,200
Adamant bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant barAdamant bar 40 Smithing 47 Smithing 13,700 1,718,200 2000 Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore, 2000 Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 2,200
Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune bar 50 Smithing 57 Smithing 20,000 1,929,400 2000 Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore, 2000 Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 2,200
Orikalkum bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum barOrikalkum bar 60 Smithing 62 Smithing 25,400 2,404,800 2000 Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore, 2000 Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 2,200
Necronium bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium barNecronium bar 70 Smithing 74 Smithing 34,000 3,505,200 2000 Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore, 2000 Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 2,200
Bane bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane barBane bar 80 Smithing 81 Smithing 42,000 2,131,000 4000 Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 2,200
Elder rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune barElder rune bar 90 Smithing 92 Smithing 78,000 5,193,664 3000 Dark animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica, 3000 Light animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica,
3000 Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune bar, 2 Super prayer renewal potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super prayer renewal potion (6)Super prayer renewal potion (6)
3,390

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]

Quest Members Experience
reward
Smithing
requirement
Other requirements
Doric's Task I (miniquest) F2P icon.png 250 10 Smithing N/A
What's Mine is Yours F2P icon.png 400 5 Smithing N/A
Doric's Task II (miniquest) F2P icon.png 500 20 Smithing N/A
Doric's Task III (miniquest) F2P icon.png 750 30 Smithing N/A
Recipe for Disaster: Freeing Pirate Pete P2P icon.png 1,000 N/A
Doric's Task IV (miniquest) F2P icon.png 1,500 40 Smithing N/A
Heroes' Quest P2P icon.png 2,257 N/A
The Giant Dwarf P2P icon.png 2,500 N/A
Doric's Task V (miniquest) P2P icon.png 5,000 50 Smithing N/A
Between a Rock... P2P icon.png 5,000 50 Smithing
Elemental Workshop I P2P icon.png 5,000 20 Smithing
Devious Minds P2P icon.png 5,000 65 Smithing
Cabin Fever P2P icon.png 7,000 50 Smithing
Elemental Workshop II P2P icon.png 7,500 30 Smithing
Doric's Task VI (miniquest) P2P icon.png 8,000 60 Smithing N/A
Elemental Workshop III P2P icon.png 8,500 33 Smithing
Hero's Welcome P2P icon.png 10,000 67 Smithing
Defender of Varrock P2P icon.png 10,000 54 Smithing
Doric's Task VII (miniquest) P2P icon.png 12,000 65 Smithing N/A
The Knight's Sword F2P icon.png 12,725 N/A
A Clockwork Syringe P2P icon.png 18,000 74 Smithing
Doric's Task VIII (miniquest) P2P icon.png 20,000 70 Smithing N/A
The Void Stares Back P2P icon.png 20,000 70 Smithing
Rocking Out P2P icon.png 25,000 69 Smithing
Kindred Spirits P2P icon.png 25,000 60 Smithing
Love Story P2P icon.png 40,000 68 Smithing
King of the Dwarves P2P icon.png 50,000 70 Smithing
Birthright of the Dwarves P2P icon.png 100,000 82 Smithing
Total 402,882

Profit making[edit | edit source]

Smithing money making guides
Method Profit Skill Experience Members
Smelting adamant bars 1,718,000 40 Smithing (47 recommended) 13,700 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smelting bane bars 2,081,000 80 Smithing (89 recommended) 41,000 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smelting bronze bars 1,575,000 1 Smithing (9 recommended) 2,000 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smelting elder rune bars 4,842,000 90 Smithing (94 recommended)
91 Prayer (recommended for Superheat Form)
78,000 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smelting gold bars 2,011,000 40 Smithing

91 Prayer

13,930 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smelting iron bars 2,197,000 10 Smithing (19 recommended) 4,000 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smelting mithril bars 1,427,000 30 Smithing (37 recommended) 10,000 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smelting necronium bars 6,055,000 * 70 Smithing (77 recommended for double bars/speed) 51,000 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smelting orikalkum bars 2,348,000 60 Smithing (65 recommended) 25,400 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smelting rune bars 1,929,000 50 Smithing (57 recommended) 20,000 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smelting silver bars 933,000 20 Smithing 3,360 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smelting steel bars 1,760,000 * 20 Smithing (27 recommended) 6,000 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smithing Masterwork armour 4,404,000 * 99 Smithing 1,525 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smithing adamant dart tips 2,094,000 40 Smithing (49 recommended)
High Firemaking recommended
91 Prayer optional, if using Superheat Form
22,440 Smithing
F2P icon.png
Smithing cannonballs 1,510,000 35 Smithing 30,208 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smithing elder rune + 5 items (Skilling) 3,142,000 90 Smithing (99 recommended)
91 Prayer (recommended for Superheat Form)
76+ boosted to 93 Invention (recommended for 'Ancient tools' blueprint and perks)
(optional) 95+ Herblore (for extreme invention potion for invention boost)
422,400 Smithing (with powerburst of masterstroke and level 99+ Smithing) P2P icon.png
Smithing elder rune shields 1,671,000 90 Smithing(99 Highly recommended)

99 Firemaking Highly recommended
91 Prayer for Superheat Form 102 Archaeology If using Orthen furnace core

60.000 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smithing glorious bars 2,960,000 99 Smithing 13,513.50 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smithing mithril spears 1,739,000 55 Smithing 16,800 Smithing P2P icon.png
Smithing rune arrowheads 1,119,000 50 Smithing (51 recommended) 21,600 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smithing rune bolts (unf) 1,360,000 50 Smithing (51 recommended) 21,600 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smithing rune dart tips 1,450,000 50 Smithing (51 recommended) 21,600 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smithing rune knives 1,361,000 50 Smithing (59 recommended)
24,000 Smithing
F2P icon.png
Smithing steel ingots −4,927,000 20 Smithing (23 recommended) 5,600 Smithing F2P icon.png
Smithing steel nails 1,079,000 20 Smithing (28 recommended)
18,000 Smithing
F2P icon.png