Free-to-play Smithing training

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In general, favour items that use more bars to achieve faster experience rates. GP/XP for individual items can be found here.

Levels 1-29[edit | edit source]

The Knight's Sword is a free-to-play quest that gives 12,725 Smithing experience upon completion. This reward would elevate a level 1 smith to level 29 immediately. It is strongly recommended that people do this quest before training Smithing. For ironmen to obtain the iron bars, head to the trees located in level 18 Wilderness next to the bears west of the Graveyard of Shadows.

Levels 1-15[edit | edit source]

If questing isn't your thing and you'd prefer straight smithing, bronze bars provide 6.2 experience upon creation of a bar in the forge. Every bar of bronze used in the process of forging weapons or armour will grant you 12.5 experience.

Efficient training[edit | edit source]

Levels 29-33 - Bronze platebodies[edit | edit source]

After completion of The Knight's Sword quest(recommended), players should forge bronze platebodies to level 33. Bronze platebodies give 62.5 XP each

  • Experience needed - 6,216

Buying bars[edit | edit source]

  • Bronze bars needed - 500
  • Bronze bars cost = 63,500
  • Bronze platebodies = 1,900
    • Total profit = -61,600 (-108 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Tin & Copper ores needed - 335 each
  • Tin ores cost = 18,090
  • Copper ores cost = 19,095
    • Total ore cost = 37,185
  • Bronze platebodies = 1,273
    • Total profit = -35,912 (-536 each)

Level 33-48 - Iron platebodies[edit | edit source]

Iron platebodies are the fastest experience after bronze platebodies, giving twice as much experience at 125 XP each.

  • Experience needed - 64,767

Buying bars[edit | edit source]

  • Iron bars needed - 2,595
  • Iron bars cost = 358,110
  • Iron platebodies = 47,229
    • Total profit = -310,881 (-599 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Iron ores needed (assuming 50% success rate) - 3,460
  • Iron ores cost = 301,020
  • Iron platebodies = 31,486
    • Total profit = -269,534 -779 each

Buying ores with the Ring of Forging[edit | edit source]

The Ring of Forging is a free-to-play item that allows you to smelt iron bars with a 100% success rate. It breaks upon using the 140 charges.

  • Iron ores needed - 1,730
  • Ring of Forging needed - 13
  • Iron ores cost = 150,510
  • Ring of Forging cost = 13,533
  • Iron platebodies = 31,486
    • Total profit = -132,557 -344 each

Level 33-48 - Smelting Iron ore with the Ring of Forging[edit | edit source]

This is not a fast method, but it is profitable.

  • Iron ores needed - 5,182
  • Ring of Forging needed - 38
  • Iron ores cost = 450,834
  • Ring of Forging cost = 39,558
    • Total profit = 224,724 51 each

Level 48-68 - Steel platebodies[edit | edit source]

Steel platebodies provide the highest experience per item at 187.5 XP each and should be forged until level 68.

  • Experience needed - 522, 018

Buying bars[edit | edit source]

  • Steel bars needed - 13,925
  • Steel bars cost = 5,402,900
  • Steel platebodies = 2,353,325
    • Total profit = -3,049,575 (-1,095 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Iron ore needed - 9,494
  • Iron ores cost = 826,065
  • Coal needed - 18,990
  • Coal cost = 2,715,570
  • Steel platebodies = 1,604,655
    • Total profit = -1,936,980 (-1,020 each)

Level 68-88 - Mithril platebodies[edit | edit source]

Mithril platebodies overtake steel platebodies in terms of most experience provided at level 68 with 250 XP. They are the fastest experience to level 88. You can expect xp rates of 150k - 176k xp p/hr depending on focus.

  • Experience needed - 3,780,744

Buying bars[edit | edit source]

  • Mithril bars needed - 75,615
  • Mithril bars cost = 45,444,615
  • Mithril platebodies = 40,816,977
    • Total profit = -4,627,638 (-306 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Mithril ores needed - 47,260
  • Mithril ores cost = 6,002,020
  • Coal needed - 189,040
  • Coal cost = 27,032,720
    • Total ore cost = 33,034,740
  • Mithril platebodies = 25,510,948
    • Total profit = -7,523,792 (-796 each)

Level 88-99 - Adamant platebodies[edit | edit source]

Adamant platebodies are the fastest and cheapest method to reach 99 Smithing in free-to-play at 312.5 XP each. This provides around 215,000 xp/hour with the use of energy potions.

  • Experience needed - 8,648,655

Buying bars[edit | edit source]

  • Adamant bars needed - 138,380
  • Adamantite bars cost = 262,368,480
  • Adamant platebodies = 262,008,692
    • Total profit = -359,788 (-13 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Adamantite ores needed - 86,490
  • Adamantite ores cost = 100,501,380
  • Coal needed - 518,940
  • Coal cost = 74,208,420
    • Total ore cost = 174,709,800
  • Adamant platebodies = 163,760,166
    • Total profit = -10,949,634 (-633 each)

Level 99 (98)+[edit | edit source]

At level 99, Rune 2h swords become available to smith which provide the best experience and turn a profit if sold on the Grand Exchange. This is due to their high alch prices and popularity with free-to-play player-killers. Considering the costs of making adamant platebodies and the profit of making rune 2h swords, it is possible (and recommended) to use a dwarven stout to boost your smithing from 98 to 99, reaching the heavy profit a considerable amount of time earlier.

Levels 34-48[edit | edit source]

Steel nails sell on the GE for 375 per set of 15 whilst a steel bar sells for 388 making it an option for a transition between Iron Platebodies and Steel

Levels 50-99+[edit | edit source]

Superheating ores while training mining, then dropping the bars will give you experience in Smithing at a relatively low cost. Superheating ores off the Grand Exchange is generally expensive and other methods of training are faster. One of the best locations is in the Mining Guild as Mithril rocks are close to Coal rocks. This isnt very efficent once players achieve level 70 smithing as the Adamantite ore is highly competed over, and is recommended to hop worlds when attempting this method.

Production Tables:[edit | edit source]

The production tables assumes that you are buying bars off the GE. The first table will tell you if it is cheaper to buy a bar, or make the bars.

Smelting table[edit | edit source]

Smithing Level Bar Ore
required
Experience Notes Material cost Value Profit / loss[1]
1 Bronze bar.png Bronze Tin ore.pngx1
Copper ore.pngx1
6.2 Lowest tier metal. 111 127 16
15 Iron bar.png Iron Iron ore.pngx1 12.5 Smelting iron ore at a furnace will fail 50% of the time. See smelting iron ore. 87
94.44[2]
138 -18
43.56[2]
20 Silver bar.png Silver Silver ore.pngx1 13.67 A Crafting metal. Used to create various silver items. 47 88 41
30 Steel bar.png Steel Iron ore.pngx1
Coal.pngx2
17.5 The most average metal. 373 388 15
40 Gold bar.png Gold Gold ore.pngx1 22.5
(56.2)
A Crafting metal, more valuable than silver, used to create various gold items (but not coins). 162 52 -110
50 Mithril bar.png Mithril Mithril ore.pngx1
Coal.pngx4
30 The lightest smithable metal. 699 601 -98
70 Adamantite bar.png Adamantite Adamantite ore.pngx1
Coal.pngx6
37.5 The heaviest smithable metal. 2,020 1,896 -124
85 Runite bar.png Runite Runite ore.pngx1
Coal.pngx8
50 The strongest smithable metal, also considered to be the most profitable bar in the game. 12,561 12,411 -150
  1. These are based on smelting in a furnace. For using magic to smelt items, see Superheat Item
  2. 2.0 2.1 This is based on using the Ring of forging for smelting, guaranteeing successful smelting of iron.

Bronze Item Table[edit | edit source]

Smithing Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
1 Bronze dagger.png Bronze dagger 12.5 1 127 15 -112
1 Bronze axe.png Bronze axe 12.5 1 127 20 -107
2 Bronze mace.png Bronze mace 12.5 1 127 67 -60
3 Bronze med helm.png Bronze med helm 12.5 1 127 77 -50
4 Bronze sword.png Bronze sword 12.5 1 127 26 -101
5 Bronze scimitar.png Bronze scimitar 25 2 254 43 -211
6 Bronze longsword.png Bronze longsword 25 2 254 9 -245
7 Bronze full helm.png Bronze full helm 25 2 254 24 -230
8 Bronze sq shield.png Bronze sq shield 25 2 254 8 -246
9 Bronze warhammer.png Bronze warhammer 37.5 3 381 31 -350
10 Bronze battleaxe.png Bronze battleaxe 37.5 3 381 31 -350
11 Bronze chainbody.png Bronze chainbody 37.5 3 381 20 -361
12 Bronze kiteshield.png Bronze kiteshield 37.5 3 381 42 -339
14 Bronze 2h sword.png Bronze 2h sword 37.5 3 381 102 -279
16 Bronze platelegs.png Bronze platelegs 37.5 3 381 63 -318
16 Bronze plateskirt.png Bronze plateskirt 37.5 3 381 35 -346
18 Bronze platebody.png Bronze platebody 62.5 5 635 19 -616

Iron Item Table[edit | edit source]

Smithing Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
15 Iron dagger.png Iron dagger 25 1 138 20 -118
16 Iron axe.png Iron axe 25 1 138 41 -97
17 Iron mace.png Iron mace 25 1 138 37 -101
18 Iron med helm.png Iron med helm 25 1 138 53 -85
19 Iron sword.png Iron sword 25 1 138 47 -91
20 Iron scimitar.png Iron scimitar 50 2 276 101 -175
21 Iron longsword.png Iron longsword 50 2 276 19 -257
22 Iron full helm.png Iron full helm 50 2 276 39 -237
23 Iron sq shield.png Iron sq shield 50 2 276 43 -233
24 Iron warhammer.png Iron warhammer 75 3 414 19 -395
25 Iron battleaxe.png Iron battleaxe 75 3 414 17 -397
26 Iron chainbody.png Iron chainbody 75 3 414 63 -351
27 Iron kiteshield.png Iron kiteshield 75 3 414 50 -364
29 Iron 2h sword.png Iron 2h sword 75 3 414 65 -349
31 Iron platelegs.png Iron platelegs 75 3 414 105 -309
31 Iron plateskirt.png Iron plateskirt 75 3 414 56 -358
33 Iron platebody.png Iron platebody 125 5 690 91 -599

Steel Item Table[edit | edit source]

Smithing Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
30 Steel dagger.png Steel dagger 37.5 1 388 42 -346
31 Steel axe.png Steel axe 37.5 1 388 34 -354
32 Steel mace.png Steel mace 37.5 1 388 58 -330
33 Steel med helm.png Steel med helm 37.5 1 388 80 -308
34 Steel sword.png Steel sword 37.5 1 388 77 -311
34 Steel nails.png Steel nails 37.5 1 388 375 -13
35 Steel scimitar.png Steel scimitar 75 2 776 109 -667
36 Steel longsword.png Steel longsword 75 2 776 163 -613
37 Steel full helm.png Steel full helm 75 2 776 174 -602
38 Steel sq shield.png Steel sq shield 75 2 776 227 -549
39 Steel warhammer.png Steel warhammer 112.5 3 1,164 129 -1,035
40 Steel battleaxe.png Steel battleaxe 112.5 3 1,164 147 -1,017
40 Steel chainbody.png Steel chainbody 112.5 3 1,164 232 -932
42 Steel kiteshield.png Steel kiteshield 112.5 3 1,164 257 -907
44 Steel 2h sword.png Steel 2h sword 112.5 3 1,164 364 -800
46 Steel platelegs.png Steel platelegs 112.5 3 1,164 407 -757
46 Steel plateskirt.png Steel plateskirt 112.5 3 1,164 403 -761
48 Steel platebody.png Steel platebody 187.5 5 1,940 845 -1,095

Mithril Item Table[edit | edit source]

Smithing Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
50 Mithril dagger.png Mithril dagger 50 1 601 70 -531
51 Mithril axe.png Mithril axe 50 1 601 81 -520
52 Mithril mace.png Mithril mace 50 1 601 179 -422
53 Mithril med helm.png Mithril med helm 50 1 601 292 -309
54 Mithril sword.png Mithril sword 50 1 601 304 -297
55 Mithril scimitar.png Mithril scimitar 100 2 1,202 432 -770
56 Mithril longsword.png Mithril longsword 100 2 1,202 532 -670
57 Mithril full helm.png Mithril full helm 100 2 1,202 684 -518
58 Mithril sq shield.png Mithril sq shield 100 2 1,202 763 -439
59 Mithril warhammer.png Mithril warhammer 150 3 1,803 682 -1,121
60 Mithril battleaxe.png Mithril battleaxe 150 3 1,803 696 -1,107
61 Mithril chainbody.png Mithril chainbody 150 3 1,803 904 -899
62 Mithril kiteshield.png Mithril kiteshield 75 3 1,803 1,038 -765
64 Mithril 2h sword.png Mithril 2h sword 150 3 1,803 1,252 -551
66 Mithril platelegs.png Mithril platelegs 150 3 1,803 1,376 -427
66 Mithril plateskirt.png Mithril plateskirt 150 3 1,803 1,352 -451
68 Mithril platebody.png Mithril platebody 250 5 3,005 2,699 -306

Adamant Item Table[edit | edit source]

Smithing Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
70 Adamant dagger.png Adamant dagger 62.5 1 1,896 263 -1,633
71 Adamant axe.png Adamant axe 62.5 1 1,896 515 -1,381
72 Adamant mace.png Adamant mace 62.5 1 1,896 612 -1,284
73 Adamant med helm.png Adamant med helm 62.5 1 1,896 1,007 -889
74 Adamant sword.png Adamant sword 62.5 1 1,896 1,042 -854
75 Adamant scimitar.png Adamant scimitar 125 2 3,792 1,447 -2,345
76 Adamant longsword.png Adamant longsword 125 2 3,792 1,623 -2,169
77 Adamant full helm.png Adamant full helm 125 2 3,792 1,853 -1,939
78 Adamant sq shield.png Adamant sq shield 125 2 3,792 2,056 -1,736
79 Adamant warhammer.png Adamant warhammer 187.5 3 5,688 2,155 -3,533
80 Adamant battleaxe.png Adamant battleaxe 187.5 3 5,688 2,152 -3,536
81 Adamant chainbody.png Adamant chainbody 187.5 3 5,688 2,775 -2,913
82 Adamant kiteshield.png Adamant kiteshield 187.5 3 5,688 2,965 -2,723
84 Adamant 2h sword.png Adamant 2h sword 187.5 3 5,688 3,527 -2,161
86 Adamant platelegs.png Adamant platelegs 187.5 3 5,688 3,561 -2,127
86 Adamant plateskirt.png Adamant plateskirt 187.5 3 5,688 3,796 -1,892
88 Adamant platebody.png Adamant platebody 312.5 5 9,480 9,467 -13

Rune Item Table[edit | edit source]

Smithing Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
85 Rune dagger.png Rune dagger 75 1 12,411 4,405 -8,006
86 Rune axe.png Rune axe 75 1 12,411 7,210 -5,201
87 Rune mace.png Rune mace 75 1 12,411 8,108 -4,303
88 Rune med helm.png Rune med helm 75 1 12,411 11,094 -1,317
89 Rune sword.png Rune sword 75 1 12,411 12,105 -306
90 Rune scimitar.png Rune scimitar 150 2 24,822 14,990 -9,832
91 Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 150 2 24,822 18,556 -6,266
92 Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 150 2 24,822 20,628 -4,194
93 Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 150 2 24,822 22,536 -2,286
94 Rune warhammer.png Rune warhammer 225 3 37,233 25,662 -11,571
95 Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 225 3 37,233 24,476 -12,757
96 Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody 225 3 37,233 29,492 -7,741
97 Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 225 3 37,233 32,042 -5,191
99 Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 225 3 37,233 37,802 569
99 Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 225 3 37,233 37,794 561
99 Rune plateskirt.png Rune plateskirt 225 3 37,233 37,816 583
99 Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 375 5 62,055 38,467 -23,588