Steel bar

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A steel bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by smelting an iron ore and a piece of coal in a furnace, requiring 20 Smithing and granting 3 Smithing experience.

A steel bar can be forged on an anvil to create steel weapons and armour. A list of steel items that can be smithed from steel bars and the Smithing levels required can be found on the Smithing tables.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Steel bar.png: Inventory image of Steel barSteel bar
Smithing level Smithing 20
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 75 XP
Equipment 5.85 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 3 XP
Equipment 0.234 XP

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Smelting[edit | edit source]

Steel bar.png Steel bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon.png
3 XP-880
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level20
P2P icon.png Members onlyNo
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Iron ore.pngIron ore1434434
Coal.pngCoal17878
Total price512

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Method Cost Profit
Furnace.png: Inventory image of Furnace Furnace 512 368
Superheat Item.png: Inventory image of Superheat ItemSuperheat Item [cost 1] 930 -50
Blast Furnace icon.jpg: Inventory image of Blast Furnace Blast Furnace 434 446
  1. ^ Cost analysis is based on the use of a staff of fire or equivalent

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Spirit implingN/A Reward(noted)UnknownN/A

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Players commonly used steel bars to train the Smithing skill, despite being able to smith mithril bars or better, because it had the optimum traits of requiring only two ores, while mithril or better required several more pieces of coal. The Mining and Smithing rework changed this. The Rework also removed the possibility of obtaining noted bars in barrels.