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Classic Runestone
Mithril ore
Mithril ore
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 97 coins
Low Alch 64 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 243 coins
Exchange price 844 coins (info)
Buy limit 25,000
Examine This needs refining.
Weight 1.75 kg
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Mithril ore detail

Mithril ore is a type of ore that can be obtained through the Mining skill in various places throughout RuneScape. See Mithril rocks for details regarding locations for mining Mithril ore. It can be smelted with 4 heaps of coal through the Smithing skill at level 50 to form a mithril bar, which can then be smithed into various types of weapons and armour.

Mithril ore can be mined with a Mining level of 55 or higher, granting 80 Mining experience. After being mined, a mithril rock takes an average of 3 minutes to respawn.

Dropping monstersEdit

Levels 1 to 49Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cockroach worker 44 2–3 (noted) 2Common
Archer (Burthorpe) 80 1 3Uncommon
Guard (Burthorpe) 37 1 3Uncommon
Rockslug 70 1 3Uncommon
Cockatrice 64 1 4Rare
Desert Lizard 50, 70, 90 1 4Rare
Lizard (Slayer) 110 1 4Rare
Small Lizard 12 1 4Rare

Levels 50 to 74Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cockroach soldier 52 3 (noted) 2Common
Goblin statue 100 2 2Common
Ice giant 74 1 3Uncommon
Ice warrior 78 1 4Rare
Ork statue 102 2 5Very rare

Levels 75 to 99Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ankou 86, 88, 90 3–7 (noted) 3Uncommon
Ogre statue 108 3 3Uncommon

Levels 100 and aboveEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Living rock protector 132 3 (noted) 2Common
Living rock striker 132 3 2Common
Ourg statue 114 4 2Common
Lesser reborn warrior 98 1 2Common
Warped tortoise 104 3–9 (noted) 3Uncommon
Brutal green dragon 128 5 (noted) 3Uncommon
Dagannoth Rex 156 25 (noted) 3Uncommon
Mutated bloodveld 112, 116 3 3Uncommon
Waterfiend 115, 134 1–5 (noted) 3Uncommon

Other ways of obtainingEdit

Its noted form can sometimes be found inside barrels.

TransmutationEdit

Through the Divination skill, 3 coal can be transmuted into a mithril ore. This process requires level 63 Divination and 2 Vibrant energy.

Respawn rateEdit

Mithril ore, like all other mined rocks, respawns at a rate directly proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world. If the world is empty, the ore respawns in 4 minutes; if it is full (with 2000 players), it respawns in 2 minutes. Thus the respawn rate of mithril ore is

4-\frac{x}{1000} minutes,

where x is the number of players in the world

A table of respawn rates is given below.

Players 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000
Respawn time 4:00 3:48 3:36 3:24 3:12 3:00 2:48 2:36 2:24 2:12 2:00

A common way to overcome the slow respawn rate of mithril ore is world switching. This is done by mining the ore on a world until you have mined all the rocks and then logging out to the lobby and switching to a different world. Repeat until the player's inventory is full.


The 5 mithril rocks in the lumbridge swamp are not recommended as players are often mining them.

TriviaEdit

  • When RuneScape was first released, smelting mithril bars required level 55 Smithing. Jagex later redefined the smithing table such that smelting mithril bars only required level 50 Smithing. This may have been because although mithril requires 55 mining to mine, getting 55 mining is much easier than getting 55 smithing, and as such it would make sense that the requirement to smith it was lower.
  • The metal Mithril features in many fantasy worlds, sometimes spelled mithral. It is found in both the novel and film series The Lord of The Rings, where it is white, as well as Dungeons and Dragons, Final Fantasy, in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and World of Warcraft.
  • A great place to mine mithril is in the hidden resource chamber in the dwarven mine and the 6 rocks are next to a deposit box. This is recommended on highly populated servers as shown above.
  • Although dangerous, Crandor is also a very good place to mine mithril. Players may only return there after completing the Dragon Slayer quest, and dangerous creatures such as king scorpions and lesser demons inhabit it. Consequently, there is little competition over the eight mithril rocks and the ten coal rocks there.


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