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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Cannonball
Cannonball.png
Released27 May 2003 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableNo
StackableYes
DestroyDrop
ExamineAmmo for the Dwarf Cannon.
Values
Value5 coins
High alch3 coins
Low alch2 coins
Weight0 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange181 coins (info)
Buy limit11,000
Daily volume36,151,936
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Advanced data
Item ID2
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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 Smithing35 (b)25.6
Quest points Partial completion of Dwarf Cannon
Members
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Ticks8 (4.8s) [r 1]
ToolsAmmo mould.pngFacilitiesFurnace icon.png Furnace
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Steel bar.pngSteel bar1382
Total Cost382
Cannonball.pngCannonball4724
Profit342
  1. Make-X is 6, then 10 ticks

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Granite cannonball.pngGranite cannonball
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  • Smithing 50
  • Smithing 0

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. Unless using the Blast furnace with a Coal bag, the profit gained from creating your own steel bars is far less than using premade steel bars.

Item 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.png804/128
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png32/140
Phosani's Nightmare Multicombat.png137–3824/100
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Low level42; 59 Multicombat.png63/128
The Nightmare814 Multicombat.png72–192Unknown
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png2504/128
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png2504/128
Zombie (Tarn's Lair) Low level40–56 Multicombat.png33/128

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2020
(update)

The Grand Exchange buy limit was changed from 7,000 to 11,000.

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.