Pay-to-play Smithing training
Fastest experience[edit | edit source]
Levels 1–37 – Questing[edit | edit source]
Completing The Knight's Sword, Elemental Workshop I and II, The Giant Dwarf, Heroes' Quest and Pirate Pete subquest of Recipe for Disaster will grant a total of 30,982 experience, elevating a level 1 Smithing to level 37. Players would then only need to make 50 iron platebodies to get level 40 Smithing, where they can start smelting gold bars in the Blast Furnace. Completing at least The Knight's Sword is strongly recommended, as it gives 12,725 Smithing experience upon completion, elevating a level 1 Smithing to level 29 immediately.
Levels 1–30 – Bronze items[edit | edit source]
If questing isn't an option, smith the highest-level bronze item you're able to.
Levels 30–40 – Iron items[edit | edit source]
Smith the highest-level iron item you're able to.
Levels 40–99 – Gold bars (Blast Furnace)[edit | edit source]
Smelting gold bars in the Blast Furnace is by far the fastest, although a costly way to train Smithing. This requires having access to goldsmith gauntlets (requires completion of Family Crest), which increase the base experience of 22.5 to 56.2 experience per bar. Players can gain up to 380,000 experience per hour at maximum efficiency with this method if using one of the official Blast Furnace worlds, which have dwarven workers operating the Blast Furnace. Below level 60, the Blast Furnace Foreman requires a small payment every 10 minutes to be able to use the furnace.
231,268 gold ores are required to achieve 99 Smithing if using the goldsmith gauntlets. Gold ores are worth 345 and gold bars are worth 72. Stamina potions, which are mandatory for optimal experience rates, are consumed at a rate of 1 dose in 1 minute and 30 seconds, and paying the workers costs 72,000 an hour. Thus when using goldsmith gauntlets for 56.2 experience per bar, training with gold bars costs -5.32 gp per experience. Exclusively training via gold ore from 40 to 99 would result in a loss of -69,179,107.27 gp after selling the created gold bars.
Other methods[edit | edit source]
Level 15–99 – Blast Furnace[edit | edit source]
Smelting bars (other than gold or silver) in the Blast Furnace offers relatively slow experience, but makes decent profit. Having the coal bag and ice gloves is necessary for this, as otherwise bars would be created at a much slower rate, hampering profit and experience rates. Players will also need weight-reducing clothing and stamina potions to always have run energy.
These numbers assume you are using one of the official worlds, a coal bag, ice gloves, and 30 stamina potion doses per hour.
|Level||Bar||Method||Experience per bar||Bars per hour||Experience per hour||Profit per experience||Profit per hour|
Levels 34–99 – Dart tips[edit | edit source]
Smithing dart tips offers slow experience, but it requires very little attention and usually breaks even or makes a small profit due their high demand for their use of training Fletching. Always check the prices before buying the bars and selling the dart tips. Making any type of dart tips requires completion of The Tourist Trap quest.
Keep in mind that the 'coins per experience' calculations below are based on buying the bars at the Grand Exchange, not on smithing bars you've smelted from ore you mined.
The below list assumes 10,000 dart tips are made per hour.
|Level||Bar||Experience per bar||Experience per hour||Profit/loss per experience||Profit/loss per hour|
Levels 88–99 – Adamant platebodies[edit | edit source]
Smithing adamant platebodies offers decent experience, and it is cheaper and requires less effort than making gold bars in the Blast Furnace. Players can gain up to 240,000 experience per hour with this method. Wearing weight-reducing gear and drinking stamina potions (if needed) is recommended.
Currently, smithing adamant platebodies costs -2.53 coins per experience.
Quest experience rewards[edit | edit source]
- 1,000 - Recipe for Disaster
- 2,257 - Heroes' Quest
- 2,500 - The Giant Dwarf
- 5,000 - Between a Rock...
- 5,000 - Elemental Workshop I
- 6,500 - Devious Minds
- 7,000 - Cabin Fever
- 7,500 - Elemental Workshop II
- 12,725 - The Knight's Sword
- 25,000 - Dragon Slayer II
Total: 49,482 experience