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Smithing can be a slow and difficult skill to train because of the high cost of materials. But many players believe the reward of being able to produce runite weapons and armour to be worth the effort.

Getting started

Firstly, to begin training Smithing, smith the highest-level item possible with bronze bars and iron bars, until level 30 where it is possible to smith steel bars. Completing The Knight's Sword quest can give a nice boost to early Smithing training.

Smithing tips

Road to mastery

A popular method for achieving 99 Smithing is solely through smelting steel bars and forging steel plates starting at level 48. This requires one to amass 237,000 iron ore and 474,000 coal. Coal and iron are some of the most traded commodities and retain a relatively low market value. Steel plates are often alchemized with High level alchemy, as even when buying nature runes this should produce a profit if the materials were obtained by the player. However, as pointed out in Mining training, self-sufficient smithers should focus on iron and gold Smithing.

Another way to gain experience is to obtain the Gauntlets of goldsmithing from the Family Crest quest. These gauntlets provide 33.5 Smithing experience per gold bar smelted from level 40 onward. Using the gauntlets, it would require 385,700 gold ores to achieve level 99 Smithing from level 1.

See Mining training for more information on where to mine gold

Experience Rates

Smelting at Al Kharid furnace

Smithing in Varrock