Runescape: Basic Smithing Guide

If you want to own best armour and weapons in the game, Runescape Gold can’y help you anymore – you’d better to forge armour and weapons by yourself with smithing skill, which is the art of turning metal bars into armour or weapons. It is a free to play skill so that means that everyone that plays RuneScape can do it.

As you gain a higher smithing level, you are able to make higher-level armour and weaponry. If you achieve a high smithing level you may never have to buy armour again. You can also make good money from having a high smithing level. You can even make a profit from a relatively low smithing level.

To start smithing, you will obviously need some metal ore to work with. The best way to obtain these ores is through mining rocks around RuneScape. For more information, visit the Mining skill guide. Another way to get ores is though buying them from other players. Keep in mind though that this can become very expensive. You can also buy ores and bars from the shop in the Dwarven Mines.

There are two parts to smithing. The first part is turning the ores into metal bars and the second art being turning the bars into metal creations.

Smelting
To get a bar you need to smelt ores together in furnaces, which are marked by the Zybez RuneScape Help’s City Key of a Furnace icon on the minimap. Simply use one of the ores in you inventory on the furnace and a metal bar will be produced. If you are making a large number of bars, there is a much easier method. Right click on the furnace and select the ‘Smelt’ option which will bring up a number of bar options. Then by right clicking on the options you can select how many of each bar you would like to make. Remember that you still need to have all the right ores in your inventory.

Runescape: Basic Smithing Guide

There are many furnaces located all over RuneScape. Below is only a list of the popular furnace locations; however you can discover more on the RuneScape world map.

» Al-Kharid
» Falador
» Lumbridge
» Port Phasmatys (Members Only)
» Shilo Village (Members Only)
» Zanaris (The Lost City) (Members Only)
» The TzHaar (Members Only)
» Neitiznot (Fremennik Isles) (Members Only)

Smithing
Now to turn your bars into useable armour or weapons you’ll need a hammer which can be bought from all general stores. When you have your metal bars and a hammer, find an anvil, which is indicated by the Zybez RuneScape Help’s City Key of an Anvil icon on the minimap. Use one of your metal bars on it. This will bring up a menu of the items you can make. By right-clicking on the options you can select how many you would like to make. Upon selection you will begin making your chosen weapon, armour, or item.

Zybez RuneScape Help’s Screenshot of a Person at a Anvil
Below is a list of the popular anvil locations around RuneScape. Varrock is by far the best location.

» Varrock West
» North of Falador
» Yanille (Members)
» Seers’ Village (Members)

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