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 = 61,500
  • Bronze platebodies = 5,700
    • Total profit = -55,800 (-66 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Tin & Copper ores needed - 335 each
  • Tin ores cost = 9,380
  • Copper ores cost = 13,065
    • Total ore cost = 22,445
  • Bronze platebodies = 3,819
    • Total profit = -18,626 (-278 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 = 241,335
  • Iron platebodies = 60,204
    • Total profit = -181,131 (-349 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Iron ores needed (assuming 50% success rate) - 3,460
  • Iron ores cost = 152,240
  • Iron platebodies = 40,136
    • Total profit = -112,104 -324 each

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

The Ring of Forging is a f2p 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 = 76,120
  • Ring of Forging cost = 12,597
  • Iron platebodies = 40,136
    • Total profit = -48,581 -104 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 = 228,008
  • Ring of Forging cost = 36,822
    • Total profit = 217,096 49 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 = 5,625,700
  • Steel platebodies = 2,386,745
    • Total profit = -3,238,955 (-1,163 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Iron ore needed - 9,494
  • Iron ores cost = 417,780
  • Coal needed - 18,990
  • Coal cost = 2,753,550
  • Steel platebodies = 1,627,443
    • Total profit = -1,543,887 (-813 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 = 51,115,740
  • Mithril platebodies = 40,514,517
    • Total profit = -10,601,223 (-701 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Mithril ores needed - 47,260
  • Mithril ores cost = 6,143,800
  • Coal needed - 189,040
  • Coal cost = 27,410,800
    • Total ore cost = 33,554,600
  • Mithril platebodies = 25,321,908
    • Total profit = -8,232,692 (-871 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 = 270,394,520
  • Adamant platebodies = 261,012,356
    • Total profit = -9,382,164 (-339 each)

Buying ores[edit | edit source]

  • Adamantite ores needed - 86,490
  • Adamantite ores cost = 93,236,220
  • Coal needed - 518,940
  • Coal cost = 75,246,300
    • Total ore cost = 168,482,520
  • Adamant platebodies = 163,137,438
    • Total profit = -5,345,082 (-309 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 315 per set of 15 whilst a steel bar sells for 404 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 Smithing icon.png 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. 67 123 56
8 Blurite bar.png Blurite Blurite ore.pngx1 8 Requires completion of The Knight's Sword quest. N/A
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. 44
50.92[2]
93 2.5
42.08[2]
20 Silver bar.png Silver Silver ore.pngx1 13.67 A Crafting metal. Used to create various silver items. 52 87 35
30 Steel bar.png Steel Iron ore.pngx1
Coal.pngx2
17.5 The most average metal. 334 404 70
40 Gold bar.png Gold Gold ore.pngx1 22.5
(56.2)[3]
A Crafting metal, more valuable than silver, used to create various gold items (but not coins). 189 69 -120
50 Mithril bar.png Mithril Mithril ore.pngx1
Coal.pngx4
30 The lightest smithable metal. 710 676 -34
70 Adamantite bar.png Adamantite Adamantite ore.pngx1
Coal.pngx6
37.5 The heaviest smithable metal. 1,948 1,954 6
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. 12,330 12,444 114
  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.
  3. Wearing Goldsmith gauntlets increases the experience gained from smelting gold bars.

Bronze Item Table[edit | edit source]

SmithingSmithing icon.png Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
1 Bronze dagger.png Bronze dagger 12.5 1 123 65 -58
1 Bronze axe.png Bronze axe 12.5 1 123 97 -26
2 Bronze mace.png Bronze mace 12.5 1 123 37 -86
3 Bronze med helm.png Bronze med helm 12.5 1 123 76 -47
4 Bronze sword.png Bronze sword 12.5 1 123 29 -94
5 Bronze scimitar.png Bronze scimitar 25 2 246 41 -205
6 Bronze longsword.png Bronze longsword 25 2 246 32 -214
7 Bronze full helm.png Bronze full helm 25 2 246 55 -191
8 Bronze sq shield.png Bronze sq shield 25 2 246 71 -175
9 Bronze warhammer.png Bronze warhammer 37.5 3 369 35 -334
10 Bronze battleaxe.png Bronze battleaxe 37.5 3 369 28 -341
11 Bronze chainbody.png Bronze chainbody 37.5 3 369 53 -316
12 Bronze kiteshield.png Bronze kiteshield 37.5 3 369 80 -289
14 Bronze 2h sword.png Bronze 2h sword 37.5 3 369 222 -147
16 Bronze platelegs.png Bronze platelegs 37.5 3 369 201 -168
16 Bronze plateskirt.png Bronze plateskirt 37.5 3 369 150 -219
16 Bronze platebody.png Bronze platebody 62.5 5 615 57 -558

Iron Item Table[edit | edit source]

SmithingSmithing icon.png Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
15 Iron dagger.png Iron dagger 25 1 93 25 -68
16 Iron axe.png Iron axe 25 1 93 28 -65
17 Iron mace.png Iron mace 25 1 93 30 -63
18 Iron med helm.png Iron med helm 25 1 93 22 -71
19 Iron sword.png Iron sword 25 1 93 27 -66
20 Iron scimitar.png Iron scimitar 50 2 186 22 -164
21 Iron longsword.png Iron longsword 50 2 186 13 -173
22 Iron full helm.png Iron full helm 50 2 186 61 -125
23 Iron sq shield.png Iron sq shield 50 2 186 31 -155
24 Iron warhammer.png Iron warhammer 75 3 279 29 -250
25 Iron battleaxe.png Iron battleaxe 75 3 279 20 -259
26 Iron chainbody.png Iron chainbody 75 3 279 74 -205
27 Iron kiteshield.png Iron kiteshield 75 3 279 51 -228
29 Iron 2h sword.png Iron 2h sword 75 3 279 38 -241
31 Iron platelegs.png Iron platelegs 75 3 279 102 -177
31 Iron plateskirt.png Iron plateskirt 75 3 279 59 -220
33 Iron platebody.png Iron platebody 125 5 465 116 -349

Steel Item Table[edit | edit source]

SmithingSmithing icon.png Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
30 Steel dagger.png Steel dagger 37.5 1 404 55 -349
31 Steel axe.png Steel axe 37.5 1 404 109 -295
32 Steel mace.png Steel mace 37.5 1 404 31 -373
33 Steel med helm.png Steel med helm 37.5 1 404 50 -354
34 Steel sword.png Steel sword 37.5 1 404 61 -343
34 Steel nails.png Steel nails 37.5 1 404 315 -89
35 Steel scimitar.png Steel scimitar 75 2 808 89 -719
36 Steel longsword.png Steel longsword 75 2 808 102 -706
37 Steel full helm.png Steel full helm 75 2 808 121 -687
38 Steel sq shield.png Steel sq shield 75 2 808 175 -633
39 Steel warhammer.png Steel warhammer 112.5 3 1,212 142 -1,070
40 Steel battleaxe.png Steel battleaxe 112.5 3 1,212 140 -1,072
40 Steel chainbody.png Steel chainbody 112.5 3 1,212 230 -982
42 Steel kiteshield.png Steel kiteshield 112.5 3 1,212 231 -981
44 Steel 2h sword.png Steel 2h sword 112.5 3 1,212 339 -873
46 Steel platelegs.png Steel platelegs 112.5 3 1,212 376 -836
46 Steel plateskirt.png Steel plateskirt 112.5 3 1,212 371 -841
48 Steel platebody.png Steel platebody 187.5 5 2,020 857 -1,163

Mithril Item Table[edit | edit source]

SmithingSmithing icon.png Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
50 Mithril dagger.png Mithril dagger 50 1 676 59 -617
51 Mithril axe.png Mithril axe 50 1 676 231 -445
52 Mithril mace.png Mithril mace 50 1 676 177 -499
53 Mithril med helm.png Mithril med helm 50 1 676 232 -444
54 Mithril sword.png Mithril sword 50 1 676 255 -421
55 Mithril scimitar.png Mithril scimitar 100 2 1,352 362 -990
56 Mithril longsword.png Mithril longsword 100 2 1,352 500 -852
57 Mithril full helm.png Mithril full helm 100 2 1,352 630 -722
58 Mithril sq shield.png Mithril sq shield 100 2 1,352 681 -671
59 Mithril warhammer.png Mithril warhammer 150 3 2,028 673 -1,355
60 Mithril battleaxe.png Mithril battleaxe 150 3 2,028 725 -1,303
61 Mithril chainbody.png Mithril chainbody 150 3 2,028 874 -1,154
62 Mithril kiteshield.png Mithril kiteshield 75 3 2,028 995 -1,033
64 Mithril 2h sword.png Mithril 2h sword 150 3 2,028 1,195 -833
66 Mithril platelegs.png Mithril platelegs 150 3 2,028 1,264 -764
66 Mithril plateskirt.png Mithril plateskirt 150 3 2,028 1,258 -770
68 Mithril platebody.png Mithril platebody 250 5 3,380 2,679 -701

Adamant Item Table[edit | edit source]

SmithingSmithing icon.png Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
70 Adamant dagger.png Adamant dagger 62.5 1 1,954 252 -1,702
71 Adamant axe.png Adamant axe 62.5 1 1,954 1,037 -917
72 Adamant mace.png Adamant mace 62.5 1 1,954 572 -1,382
73 Adamant med helm.png Adamant med helm 62.5 1 1,954 902 -1,052
74 Adamant sword.png Adamant sword 62.5 1 1,954 1,008 -946
75 Adamant scimitar.png Adamant scimitar 125 2 3,908 1,237 -2,671
76 Adamant longsword.png Adamant longsword 125 2 3,908 1,599 -2,309
77 Adamant full helm.png Adamant full helm 125 2 3,908 1,822 -2,086
78 Adamant sq shield.png Adamant sq shield 125 2 3,908 2,010 -1,898
79 Adamant warhammer.png Adamant warhammer 187.5 3 5,862 2,092 -3,770
80 Adamant battleaxe.png Adamant battleaxe 187.5 3 5,862 2,114 -3,748
81 Adamant chainbody.png Adamant chainbody 187.5 3 5,862 2,856 -3,006
82 Adamant kiteshield.png Adamant kiteshield 187.5 3 5,862 2,991 -2,871
84 Adamant 2h sword.png Adamant 2h sword 187.5 3 5,862 3,475 -2,387
86 Adamant platelegs.png Adamant platelegs 187.5 3 5,862 3,494 -2,368
86 Adamant plateskirt.png Adamant plateskirt 187.5 3 5,862 3,916 -1,946
88 Adamant platebody.png Adamant platebody 312.5 5 9,770 9,431 -339

Rune Item Table[edit | edit source]

SmithingSmithing icon.png Level Product name XP per item Bars Needed Material costs Product value Profit / Loss
85 Rune dagger.png Rune dagger 75 1 12,444 4,438 -8,006
86 Rune axe.png Rune axe 75 1 12,444 7,200 -5,244
87 Rune mace.png Rune mace 75 1 12,444 8,201 -4,243
88 Rune med helm.png Rune med helm 75 1 12,444 11,077 -1,367
89 Rune sword.png Rune sword 75 1 12,444 12,090 -354
90 Rune scimitar.png Rune scimitar 150 2 24,888 14,989 -9,899
91 Rune longsword.png Rune longsword 150 2 24,888 18,639 -6,249
92 Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 150 2 24,888 20,599 -4,289
93 Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 150 2 24,888 22,524 -2,364
94 Rune warhammer.png Rune warhammer 225 3 37,332 25,073 -12,259
95 Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 225 3 37,332 24,437 -12,895
96 Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody 225 3 37,332 29,514 -7,818
97 Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 225 3 37,332 32,069 -5,263
99 Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 225 3 37,332 37,837 505
99 Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 225 3 37,332 37,831 499
99 Rune plateskirt.png Rune plateskirt 225 3 37,332 37,849 517
99 Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 375 5 62,220 38,474 -23,746