The smithing skill is used to convert ores, obtained by mining, into weapons and armours. Many players find that making equipment and selling it to shops and other players is a good way to make money. Smithing has two stages: smelting and forging. Smelting converts your ores into bars. This is done at furnaces. To convert your ore into bars select an ore in your inventory then left click on a furnace.
Ores/smithing levels chart
|Bronze||1 Tin ore, 1 Copper ore||1|
|Iron||1 Iron ore (50% chance of success)||15|
|Steel||2 Coal, 1 Iron ore||30|
|Mithril||4 Coal, 1 Mithril ore||50|
|Adamantite||6 Coal, 1 Adamantite ore||70|
|Runite||8 Coal, 1 Runite ore||85|
Select a bar from your inventory, then select an anvil. In the top left you will be given a series of choices to decide what sort of equipment you would like to make. You will also be shown how many bars are needed to make types of object.
The smithing levels required to forge a metal type are the same as those required to smelt it. However at the levels given you will only be able to forge the most basic items in that metal (mostly daggers). A few levels off these base smithing levels you will be able to make a wider variety of things. For example at smithing level 4 you will be able to make bronze short swords.