Superheat Item

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Superheat Item is a non-combat Magic spell used to smelt ore into bars without the use of a furnace.

This spell is cast on one ore in the player's inventory at a time. The required amount of coal (if needed) and Smithing level are the same as if smelting the bar in a furnace. Each cast grants the player 53 Magic experience and the corresponding Smithing experience as would be granted if smelting the bar at a furnace. The experience-boosting effect of the goldsmith gauntlets/Smithing cape is applied when casting Superheat Item.

Casting Superheat Item on iron ore will always produce an iron bar, as opposed to smelting it in a furnace, which only yields a 50% chance of producing a bar. This is comparable to a ring of forging, which provides 140 bars at 100% success rate and is much cheaper when taking into consideration the number of uses it has. However, players who use a ring of forging must still walk to a furnace, whereas with Superheat Item players can stay at the mine/bank and skip running to the furnace altogether.

Cost[edit | edit source]

Spell cost
1Nature rune.png4Fire rune.png259
Combo runes
1Nature rune.png4Lava rune.png255
1Nature rune.png4Smoke rune.png479
1Nature rune.png4Steam rune.png519
1Nature rune.pngTome of fire.png239
1Nature rune.pngLava battlestaff.png239
1Nature rune.pngSteam battlestaff.png239
1Nature rune.pngStaff of fire.png239
1Nature rune.pngSmoke battlestaff.png239

Cast cost

SmithingSmithing icon.png Level Bar Materials Cast Output Superheat XP Coins 1000.png Profit/Loss Coins 1000.png Profit/Loss per XP
1 Bronze Tin ore and Copper ore 105 239 Bronze bar 144 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 6.25 SmithingSmithing icon.png -200 -3.38
15 Iron Iron ore 77 239 Iron bar 116 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 12.5 SmithingSmithing icon.png -200 -3.05
20 Silver Silver ore 63 239 Silver bar 103 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 13.67 SmithingSmithing icon.png -199 -2.98
30 Steel Iron ore and 2 Coal 383 239 Steel bar 389 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 17.5 SmithingSmithing icon.png -233 -3.3
40 Gold bar Gold ore 279 239 Gold bar 79 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 22.5 SmithingSmithing icon.png (56.2 with Goldsmith gauntlets) -439 -5.81 (-4.02 Goldsmith gauntlets)
50 Mithril Mithril ore and 4 Coal 756 239 Mithril bar 639 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 30 SmithingSmithing icon.png -356 -4.29
70 Adamantite Adamant ore and 6 Coal 2,068 239 Adamant bar 1,940 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 37.5 SmithingSmithing icon.png -367 -4.06
85 Runite Runite ore and 8 Coal 12,509 239 Runite bar 12,371 53 MagicMagic icon.png + 50 SmithingSmithing icon.png -377 -3.66

Casting at mines[edit | edit source]

If players plan to mine both coal and an ore that requires it at the same mine, using Superheat Item can help free up inventory space by using up the mined coal to create bars. The time saved by not having to make as many trips to the bank could be considerable: an almost full inventory of bars could be made in one trip rather than requiring one trip for an inventory of ore and several loads more for the coal to smelt it with. Other factors to be considered are weight and running; bars weigh slightly less than ore, so players who use this method can run for longer. However, using this method requires two of the player's inventory spaces be reserved for fire and nature runes, so players who use this method should know that they will be bringing slightly fewer bars to the bank each trip.

Another use of Superheat Item is to cast it at the Coal Trucks. Example using mithril: Instead of 5 to 7 trips to empty the coal trucks in the Seers' Village bank, players can take a pickaxe, 22 mithril ore, nature runes and an equipped fire staff or equivalent and leave 4 inventory spaces open. Repeatedly fill the slots from the coal trucks and cast Superheat Item. In this way only two trips to the bank are required to smelt an inventory of mithril bars.

Other uses[edit | edit source]

Another use is to cast Superheat Item when killing creatures that drop the ores and coal to save inventory spaces or the need to bank or drop them, an example could be a slayer trip to Rockslugs or Desert lizards.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
21 August 2014
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Superheat and enchant jewellery spells will now queue up one spell if you cast them too quickly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Attempting to cast Superheat Item on a non-ore object will result in a chatbox message stating, You need to cast superheat item on ore, and a splash animation will appear on the player.