Complete 1-99 Smithing Guide [OSRS] (Profitable/Fastest)

Smithing allows you to make various metal items from Ores and Bars. Bars can be smelted at Furnaces, and the Items can be Crafted at Anvils. It is the complementary skill of Mining and picking up both of these Skills will allow you to level them up very cheaply (but it will take more time than grinding both of them separately, using the fastest methods). At high Skill levels, Smithing can be used as a solid moneymaking Skill, thanks to the high demand for high-level Metal Bars. Smelting Runite Ore is one of the most profitable activities in the entire Game. It requires 85 Smithing and can potentially net you up to 1m Gold/Hour. Leveling up Mining quickly can be very expensive, and it requires high initial investment (you have to buy Ores and/or Bars on the Grand Exchange), but you can get some of your money back if you sell smelted Bars and/or created Items. This means that many Players might opt for slower, but also cheaper, and/or much more profitable leveling methods. This Guide will go over the fastest and the most profitable, alternative methods of leveling up Smithing from 1 to 99. It will also cover the prerequisites, Smithing-related Quests, and some optional Gear and Items that can make skilling process smoother.

Your Complete Tool Kit / Items Guide for smithing

If there are any OSRS Skilling rules, this is certainly one of them: If there is an item or a piece of equipment that can make your grind easier, you should use it. Below, we present you a list of items that will make your Smithing grind a little easier.

  • Hammer, Bars, Ores - Smith's Bread and Butter. These are an absolute necessity (as you have guessed). Hammer is required for Crafting items out of Bars, Bars are needed for Crafting Items, and Ores are needed for Smelting Bars. The main portion of your expenses while leveling up Smithing will come from buying all the required materials. Trivial, but still worth mentioning.
  • Stamina Potions - Energy drinks. These are not really required, but they are very useful when traveling is involved. If you plan on Skilling with the Blast Furnace, Stamina Potions may prove to be handier than you think (considering their extremely cheap price, you should always have some of them with you).
  • Goldsmith Gauntlets - Shiny, shiny experience. These Gauntlets increase your Experience gained from smelting Gold Ore into a Gold Bar by about 2,5 times (from 22,5 to 56,2 Experience/Per Bar). They are a reward from the Family Crest Quest and can be obtained by giving Magical Steel Gauntlets and 25000 Gold Pieces to NPC Avan, located at the Kharid Mine. These are flat out required if you want to earn Experience efficiently when Smelting Gold Bars at the Blast Furnace.
  • Ice Gloves - Probably made out of asbestos. These allow you to collect Bars at the Blast Furnace without the need to use a Bucket of Water, which frees up inventory space. Using them in a combination with the Goldsmith Gauntlets will allow you to maximize your Skilling efficiency at the Blast Furnace (you will have to swap between them because you can't wear two pairs of Gloves at the same time). They can be obtained from the Ice Queen, that can be found in the White Wolf Mountain.
  • Coal Bag - double the Coal, double the Fun (efficiency). This Bag allows you to carry 27 pieces of Coal inside of it, effectively doubling the amount of Coal that you can carry, greatly increasing your Smelting efficiency. It can be bought from the Prospector Percy's Nugget Shop for 100 Golden Nuggets. Grinding the Nuggets might take some time, but it is worth it, especially if you plan on smelting Ores for profit in the future.
  • Graceful Outfit - Be Light as a Feather. This set of Weight-Reducing Gear will allow you to run for longer, by reducing your Weight and providing you with a 30% boost to Run Energy Regeneration. The whole set provides a weight reduction of 25 kilograms. It can be bought in Parts from NPC Grace. Acquiring it will require ~55 Agility (needed to collect Marks of Grace from Rooftop Agility Courses). The whole Set costs 260 Marks, and you should start by buying Cape, Boots, Gloves, and Legs, as those parts provide you with the best Cost/Weight-Reduction ratio. Getting this can be quite of a hassle on its own, but it is worth it. This set is recommended for the Blast Furnace methods.
  • The Furnace closest to a Bank is located in Edgeville (alternatively, you could use Furnaces located at Falador or Port Phasmatys).
  • The Anvil closest to a Bank is located in Varrock (it is also quite close to the Grand Exchange).

Fastest Method 1-99 Smithing (P2P)

Levels 1-29/37 Smithing - Questing

This is done by completing all recommended Quests (Recipe for Disaster, Heroes' Quest, The Giant Dwarf, Elemental Workshop I, Elemental Workshop II, and The Knight's Sword). You will gain a total of 30,982 Smithing Experience which is enough to advance from Level 1 Smithing to Level 37 Smithing. This is the recommended way of getting the first 36 Smithing levels, as it is a lot less time-consuming than the standard Experience Grind.

Note: The Knight's Sword Quest alone is enough to carry you straight to the Level 29 Smithing, and you should complete it even if you do not plan on doing any other Smithing-related quests. Use the Varrock anvil to make iron two hand swords until level 30. You will need to make 18 two hand swords which will take 54 iron bars.

Levels 30-40 Smithing – Steel Bars at The Blast Furnace


  • The giant dwarf (start)
  • 60 smithing (highly recommended) if you don’t have 60 smithing you will have to pay a 2500gp fee every 10 minutes
  • 72K/hr fee (place money in coffer) in blast furnace worlds

How to get to the Blast Furnace?

The easiest way to get here from anywhere is using the ‘blast furnace’ mini-game teleport in the minigame group finder. Another option is to speak to the dwarf at the grand exchange who will take you there. Both these methods require you to have started the quest ‘the giant dwarf’. You can do this by speaking to the dwarves boatman who is located inside the dungeon east of Rellekka. You can walk to Rellekka from seers village or use an enchanted lyre to get there.

Recommended Setup:

Since you’ll be running from a conveyer bank to a bank with a full inventory of ores, you’ll be very heavy and your energy will be drained quickly. This is why a weight-reducing outfit such as graceful is highly recommended when doing the blast furnace minigame. You should also wear ice gloves so that you don’t have to use a bucket of water which reduces your profit and experience per hour by a lot. Ice gloves can be obtained by killing the ice queen. A coal bag (holds 27 pieces of coal) will reduce the number of runs you need to do for each inventory of bars. You can obtain a coal bag for 100 nuggets from the motherlode mine nugget shop. Again, having both the ice gloves and the coal bag is highly recommended when doing the blast furnace. Not utilizing these tools will decrease your experience rate drastically.

How does the Blast Furnace Work?

The mechanics of the blast furnace are very simple. All you have to do is place the required ores on the conveyor belt and afterward collect your bars from the bar dispenser (ice gloves equipped). For low-level accounts: If you do not have ice gloves equipped, you will need to douse them first with a bucket of water. If you do not have 60 mining, you will have to pay the foreman every 2500gp every 10 minutes. This money does not come out of the coffer, you will need to take it from the bank and pay him directly by speaking with him. Efficient blast furnace run methods Here are the most efficient ways to run the different bars. Remember: for gold ore you’ll want to wear goldsmith gloves while placing the ores on the conveyor belt and then switch to ice gloves to collect them! Have stamina potions (1) in your bank tab and drink one every 2 minutes.

Levels 40-99 Smithing – Gold Bars at The Blast Furnace

As early as level 40 you unlock the fastest way to reach 99 smithing in the game. It is probably the fastest way to get 99 Smithing in the game, and it costs about 60m – 65m to level 99 from level 40. So, it is not that bad. This is by using the blast furnace to smelt gold ores. Now there are some requirements to do this method. A blast furnace guide will be at the bottom of this article. Obtaining goldsmith gauntlets is 100% recommended if you want to get 99 smithing as fast as possible as this will increase your experience rate by 60%. Same goes for ice gloves, if you do not use these in combination with the goldsmith gloves you will need to use a bucket of water to cool down your bars before taking them, cutting into your experience rates. You will need around 231,270 gold ores to 99.

EXP Rates:

  • up to 350K/hr with goldsmith gauntlets
  • up to 150K/hr without goldsmith gauntlets

Fastest Method 1-99 Smithing (F2P)

Levels 1-29 Smithing - Questing

Completion of The Knight’s Sword Quest.

Levels 20-48 Smithing – The Best Option Iron items

Here you will create the highest available option of iron items you have unlocked. Usually you can identify these items as they are the ones that require the most number of ores to make.

You will need 700 iron bars and will roughly get around 50k xp/h and cost you around 500k gold at the time of the making of this guide (prices may fluctuate).

Levels 48-68 Smithing – Steel Platebodies

Here you will create steel platebodies. You will need 2030 steel bars and will roughly get around 160k xp/h and cost you around 3m gold at the time of the making of this guide (prices may fluctuate).

Levels 68-88 Smithing – Mithril Platebodies

Here you will create mithril platebodies. You will need 15,123 mithril bars and will roughly get around 150k xp/h and cost you around 14m gold at the time of the making of this guide (prices may fluctuate).

Levels 88-99 Smithing – Adamant Platebodies

Here you will create adamant platebodies. You will need 27,676 adamant bars and will roughly get around 260k xp/h and cost you around 18m gold at the time of the making of this guide (prices may fluctuate).

This leaves you at a total cost of around 35.5m Gold from levels 1-99 Smithing in F2P.

Note: From levels 99 you can make 200Kgp per hour by making rune platelegs/plateskirt to make up for your money lost.

Money-Making Smithing Route

Levels 35-99 - Cannonballs

Starting off at level 35, you unlock Cannonballs, and with Steel Bars, you make 4 Cannonballs. You also need to do the Dwarf Cannon Quest to be able to make them in the first place. This is by no means recommended to go all the way to level 99 because the XP rates are 10k – 15k Smithing XP per hour, which is horrendous. But, you will profit about 140m getting from 35 – 99. So, if you want to grind that out, go right ahead. But, there are better methods.

Levels 54-99 – Mithril Dart-tips

At level 54, you unlock Mithril Dart Tips, and this requires the Tourist Trap Quest in order to make Dart Tips in the first place. But, getting from level 54 all the way through to level 99 will make you about 20 000 000, which is not too bad. But, the XP rate is a lot quicker than the Cannonballs – at about 45 000 XP per hour. So, this is still really good for AFK training.

Levels 15/30/50/70/85-99 – Blast Furnace Bars

At level 15, you unlock Iron Bars at the Blast Furnace. Believe it or not, you can make about 300k per hour, maybe a bit less at lower levels but 300k coins per hour. Now, they are all on the screen below. You can have a read of them all. But among the most notable things here is that Mithril Bars make you 80m in profit to level 99 and they can get you up to 85k XP/h. Rune Bars, at level 85 – 99 Smithing, are the best money in the game for Smithing, and you can actually get about 80k – 100k XP/h while you do this, which adds up to about 105m – 110m from 85 – 99. That turns into about 700k – 900k GP per hour.

Which Quests can I do for Smithing Experience?

  • The Forsaken Tower
  • Recipe For Disaster - Pirate Pete Sub-Quest
  • Heroes’ Quest
  • The Giant Dwarf
  • Between a Rock…
  • Elemental Workshop I
  • Devious Minds
  • Cabin Fever
  • Elemental Workshop II
  • The Knight's Sword
  • Song of the Elves
  • Dragon Slayer II

What is the benefit/use of having the 99 Smithing Skill Cape?

That is all of the methods, and now it is time to talk about the Smithing Skill Cape Perk. When you are wearing the cape itself, it lets the Coal bag hold 36 Coal instead of 27. This is great for Rune Bars at the Blast Furnace as I said. But, the Skill Cape also acts as Gold Smithing Gauntlets. So, this makes it even better because you can wear the Skill Cape and wear Ice Gloves at the same time. So, it makes making Gold Bars at the Blast Furnace really, really efficient.

Thank you for taking the time to read through our guide and hope you found what you were looking for! Good luck with your grind folks!

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