First, many ask how to build up smithing levels quickly; the answer is,
specialize. Buy your ore from some specialized miner. You never can mine enough
to level up really quickly.
For starters, it is important to make and sell things you profit from the
most. For example with one metal bar you can make an iron dagger or an iron
short sword. An iron short sword will earn you twice as much!
First you need to get a Pickaxe. You can find
a free Bronze Pickaxe in the Barbarian Village, or Rimmington. You can also buy one
at the axe shop in Lumbridge, or Pickaxe shop in Dwarven Mine.
Then you need to find mine fields (places with
rocks) and LEFT click on any rock and you will start mining. But before clicking it is good to RIGHT click and PROSPECT rock to see what type it is and then you can check the below table to see if you can mine it.
You need to have pickaxe in your inventory to start mining and your chance of success to extract
ore is based on your mining skill level.
Better material pickaxe will swing more times per click. For example, adamantite pickaxe swing 10 times for one click on rock. You can buy them in Dwarven mine pickaxe shop.
You need the same smithing level to smith a metal as you need mining skill
to mine it, there is only exception, Mithril which needs 55 mining and only
You can see if a rock has ore in it by its color, or by PROSPECTing it.
Rocks regenerate ore after some time, so to mine fastest go mine one rock,
and when you get some ore go to another rock. Higher materials regenerate slower.
If more players swing at rock in same time as other players there is possibility that all get ore from same
It is rumored that respawn time depends on Number
of players online
Look at the atlas for ore locations
we know about.
How do you make Metal bars?
There are three furnaces in Free Runescape. One
is located a little north of Lumbridge Castle near the 2nd bridge over river.
Another one is in Al Kharid, a town located in the desert. The last one is in
the town Falador.
Left click on ore in your inventory and then
on a furnace to smelt ore in metal bars.
You need to have the following items in your
inventory and smithing levels to be able to make bars:
click on either tin or copper ore to make it. Runescape
automatically uses up the other one to make the bar
sometimes you get 2 bars out of 20, sometimes 18. it's
Using spell SUPERHEAT you have 100% success.
Bar: 40 gp
Bar: 127 gp
click on any ore. Runescape automatically uses up the
1 gold nugget
Nugget: 60 gp
Used in crafting
click on mithril ore. Runescape automatically uses up
click on adamantite ore. Runescape automatically uses
up the others
click on runite ore. Runescape automatically uses up the
Thanks to Luringrev, SSJ9Brolly, Seaden,
R2Keen2, Lightning for exp info
+ At a general store, with zero or one item at the store.
How do you smith?
You need a hammer in your inventory.
You can buy one in any general store, or mining shop in Dwarven Mine.
Go near anvil and LEFT CLICK on metal bar in
your inventory and then on anvil. In the upper left of you playing screen you
can select one of 3 possibilities (Armour, Weapon, Cancel). Drill down to the
item you want. When you select the final item it will be made without asking
for confirmation and it will use all necessary bars from your inventory. If
your skill is not high enough you will get reply at what level you will be able
to smith this item. If you wish to cancel, open your inventory again and click
on bar again.
You need to have the necessary number of bars
for the item you want to make in your inventory.
ALSO: The information presented in the smithing tables is compiled from research
in shops and from stats screens. It's being continually revised for accuracy.
The tables have recently had their prices revised to reflect Lanfear's
and Visolela's work on cataloguing and interpolating prices
from known data. You can see their predictions and discussion on the weapons
and armor price prediction page.