Cannonball

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This article is about the ammunition for the dwarf multicannon. For the quest item used in Cabin Fever, see Cannon ball.
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Cannonballs are ammunition used in the Dwarf multicannon. After partial completion of the Dwarf cannon quest, with 35 Smithing and an ammo mould, they can be made using a steel bar on a furnace yielding 25.6 Smithing experience and 4 cannonballs.

Granite dust can be used on cannonballs to create granite cannonballs, which have a higher max hit. This requires level 50 Smithing and yields no experience.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Smithing Smithing3525.6
Partial completion of Dwarf Cannon
Members
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Ticks8 (4.8s) [r 1]
ToolsAmmo mould.pngFacilitiesFurnace icon.png Furnace
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
pxSteel bar1405
Total Cost405
pxCannonball4764
Profit359
  1. Make-X is 6, then 10 ticks

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemSkillsMaterials
px Granite cannonball
  • 50 Smithing

Making them[edit | edit source]

A player smithing cannonballs.

Making cannonballs is a popular method for players to train Smithing and profit without requiring much input or attention. A full inventory takes 159.6 seconds to process. Optimal speeds yield nearly 14,000 Smithing experience per hour from converting a total of 540 steel bars into 2,160 cannonballs when not using the Prifddinas furnace. Using a furnace closer to a bank will increase efficiency.

Players can also smelt one iron ore and two coal to make the steel bars and then use them to make cannonballs without returning to a bank, but it is very slow. Even when using the Coal bag, the profit gained from creating your own steel bars is far less than using premade steel bars.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png3004/139
Callisto470 Multicombat.png2504/128
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png504/128
Corporeal Beast785 Multicombat.png2,00017/512
Crazy archaeologist204 Multicombat.png1504/128
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png80Uncommon
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png3Uncommon
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Level 4040 Multicombat.png63/128
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png2504/128
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png2504/128
Zombie (Tarn's Lair) Level 4040 Multicombat.png33/128

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During winter Holiday events all cannonballs will look like christmas puddings.
  • Making a cannonball uses the same animation as when a player buries bones.