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Steel is a metal made of coal ore and iron ore. It is light grey in colour. Steel is stronger than iron and is the third weakest metal in RuneScape Classic. Steel is the last metal in Classic which shares both a name and properties with a metal in the real world.

Iron rocks and coal rocks can be mined for iron ore and coal ore, which can be smelted into steel bars at level 30 Smithing. Steel bars can be used to smith steel weapons and armour. Steel armour and weapons require level 5 Defense and Attack, respectively, to wear and wield, whilst 6 Mining is needed to use a steel pickaxe.

Forging steel bars

Steel bars can be used for forging as part of the Smithing skill. By using a steel bar on an anvil with a hammer in the player's inventory, steel armour and weapons can be created. Each steel bar yields 37.5 experience when used to forge an item.

Image Item Level Experience Bars
Steel dagger Steel dagger 30 37.5 1
Multi cannon ball Multi cannon ball * 30 25 1
Steel Axe Steel Axe 31 37.5 1
Steel Mace Steel Mace 32 37.5 1
Medium Steel Helmet Medium Steel Helmet 33 37.5 1
Steel Short Sword Steel Short Sword 34 37.5 1
Nails Nails 34 34 1
Steel dart tips 7 steel dart tips * 34 37.5 1
Steel arrow heads 10 steel arrow heads * 35 37.5 1
Steel Scimitar Steel Scimitar 35 75 2
Steel Long Sword Steel Long Sword 36 75 2
Large Steel Helmet Large Steel Helmet 37 75 2
Steel throwing knife 2 steel throwing knives * 37 37.5 1
Steel Square Shield Steel Square Shield 38 75 2
Steel battle Axe Steel battle axe 40 112.5 3
Steel Chain Mail Body Steel Chain Mail Body 41 112.5 3
Steel Kite Shield Steel Kite Shield 42 112.5 3
Steel 2-handed Sword Steel 2-handed Sword 44 112.5 3
Steel Plated skirt Steel Plated Skirt 46 112.5 3
Steel Plate Mail Legs Steel Plate Mail Legs 46 112.5 3
Steel Plate Mail Body Steel Plate Mail Body 48 187.5 5


  • Although black armour and weapons provide better bonuses than steel, many players decide to stick with steel to save up for mithril armour and weapons.

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