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This article is about the pay-to-play guide. For the free players' guide, see Free-to-play Smithing training.

Quests RewardsEdit

Total: 49,482 Experience


Levels 1-29Edit

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 Smithing to level 29 immediately. It is strongly recommended that people interested in Smithing do this quest as soon as possible.

Levels 1-15Edit

Bronze bars provide 6.2 or 12.5 experience . Smelting 1 to level 15 would take around 389 bars whereas Smithing would take around 193 bars.

Level 15-35Edit

At level 15 you can smelt iron. However, players only have a 50% success rate when smelting iron. Players are able to achieve 100% success if they are wearing a ring of forging, using superheat magic or use the Blast Furnace located in Keldagrim. (~12.8k experience/hr and ~120k profit/hr at 100% success rate; ~6.4k experience/hr at 50% success rate).

Level 19-35 Edit

Alternatively, at level 19 members can make 15 iron nails from an iron bar. It is possible to make 900 iron bars into 13,500 iron nails per hour at a leisurely pace. This method provides ~25k experience/hr, which is more than double the experience from smelting iron bars.

Level 34-54 Edit

Buying steel bars from the Grand Exchange and smithing steel dart tips (10/bar) is a good way to train Smithing. Buying a steel bar for 550 and selling the 10 dart tips for 590, granting 37.5xp per set of dart tips, gives a rate of 1.07 gp per xp. You will need 3,905 steel bars for 34-54, and it's roughly 37k xp/hr. You have to complete The Tourist Trap to do this. Alternatively you can make steel nails, if you don't have Tourist Trap completed, for the same xp/hr rate but at a loss of profit.

Level 35-99Edit

Smelting cannonballs from steel bars is extremely profitable however very slow experience. To smelt cannonballs, players must complete the Dwarf Cannon quest. Each steel bar, costing 550, gives 25.6 experience and 4 cannonballs, worth 792, resulting in a profit of 9.45 coins per xp. 507,704 steel bars are required to achieve 99 Smithing. (~14k xp/hr at a rate of about 540 bars per hour). Alternatively, players may smith iron nails for increased experience but decreased profits.

Level 40-99Edit

Smelting gold bars is a relatively quick training method for Smithing. This requires Goldsmith gauntlets from the Family Crest quest. The gauntlets increase the base experience of 22.5 to 56.2 experience per bar. 231,268 gold ores are required to achieve 99 Smithing if using the goldsmith gauntlets (~52k xp/hr). Gold ores are worth 325 and gold bars are worth 108, which means that, when using Goldsmith gauntlets for 56.2xp per bar, this can be done for -3.86 gp per xp.

The fastest way to gain xp is at the Blast Furnace, it is possible to gain upwards of 300k xp/hr. This has been the reported maximum experience per hour.

Level 54-74 Edit

Making mithril dart tips is a very good way to train Smithing, both due to its low cost and decent experience. This requires partial completion of Tourist Trap and 54 Smithing. This method costs 831 for 50xp, making 10 dart tips worth 1,000, resulting in 3.38 gp per xp. This method is very affordable, a profitable or break-even alternative to smelting gold ore, and decent experience (~52k xp/hr if paying attention). Doing this method from 54-99 would require 257,672 mithril bars.

Level 74-99 Edit

When you get to level 74 Smithing you should start making adamant dart tips instead of mithril dart tips. 1 adamant bar will give you 62.5 experience. This is around 60k xp/hr. Doing this method from 74-99 would require 191,011 adamantite bars. Smithing adamant bars (2,238) to 10 dart tips (2,240) results in 0.03 gp per xp.

Training Options Edit


Players can smelt ores into bars at a furnace for Smithing experience. Alternatively, players can superheat which allows players to smelt at a bank or at a mine for the cost of 1 nature rune and 4 fire runes.  Players only have a 50% chance of smelting iron ore at a furnace unless they use a ring of forging or use the superheat spell.  

Some players turn steel bars into cannonballs at a furnace after they have completed the quest Dwarf Cannon.

Players who have completed Family Crest can use Goldsmith gauntlets to increase the experience for smithing gold ore from 25 to 56.2 experience. This is one of the fastest ways to gain Smithing experience.


Players can choose to smith bars into armour and other metal items at an anvil.  Traditionally the best things to smith are iron knives and platebodies, depending on whether the player wants fast experience or profit.

Blast FurnaceEdit

Players can play the minigame Blast Furnace to smelt ores using half the required amount of coal. There are friends chats that provide free services for Blast Furnace, making it wildly popular as a method for training and a method of money making.  


  • Another great way to gain Smithing experience is at the Motherlode Mine. One can world hop and repair the two broken struts in the center of the Motherlode Mine, an effective method of training Smithing for Ultimate Ironmen. Repairing one strut awards the player with 1.5 times your Smithing level in experience. At a good world hopping rate one can gain upwards of 45,000 Smithing experience per hour.

Furnace and Anvil LocationsEdit



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