Steel bar

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A steel bar is a metal bar refined through the Smithing skill by smelting one iron ore and one coal together, either using a furnace or the Superheat Item spell. Smelting a steel bar requires a Smithing level of 20 and grants 3 Smithing experience. Steel bars can be smelted 25% and 50% faster beginning at Smithing levels 21 and 23, respectively. Additionally, starting at Smithing level 27, there is a chance of smelting an extra bar without consuming additional ores.

Steel bars can be forged at an anvil into steel equipment. A list of items produced from steel bars and their requirements may be found here.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Steel bar.png: RS3 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-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
3 XP-3 (1.8s) [recipe 1]827
Smithing Smithing level20
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Iron ore.pngIron ore1399399
Total price509
  1. ^ Superheat Form will reduce this by 1 tick.

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Method Cost Profit
Furnace map icon.png Furnace 509 318
Superheat Item icon.png Superheat Item[1] 883 -56
Blast Furnace icon.jpg: Inventory image of Blast Furnace Blast Furnace 399 428
  1. ^ Cost analysis is based on the use of a staff of fire or equivalent.

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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.