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Mithril ore is obtained through the Mining skill in various places throughout RuneScape by mining mithril ore rocks. 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.

Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Abyssal demon (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Adventurer's chestN/A3–7Unknown
Ancient mage (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ancient ranger (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ancient warrior (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ankou60; 61; 632Uncommon
Ankou (elite)722Uncommon
Automaton (Heart of Gielinor)1151Unknown
Automaton champion1181Unknown
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Rare
Basilisk 70; 771Common
Black Knight (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Black Knight champion (Heart of Gielinor)1151Unknown
Blood reaver (Heart of Gielinor)1151Unknown
Bloodveld (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Brutal green dragon1055Uncommon
Brutish jadinko911Uncommon
Butcher demon1181Unknown
Champion of Infernus1191Unknown
Chaos dwarf (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Cockroach soldier363Common
Cockroach worker302–3Common
Dagannoth Rex30325Uncommon
Demon Flash MobN/A40Uncommon
Demon boss20040Uncommon
Desert Lizard 35; 49; 631Rare
Earth implingN/A1Uncommon
Earth implingN/A3Rare
Fallen champion1191Unknown
Fire spiritN/A2–4Uncommon
Goblin statue702Uncommon
Hellhound (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ice giant511Uncommon
Iorwerth guard1228Uncommon
Iorwerth scout1228Uncommon
Jungle strykewyrm932Uncommon
Lesser reborn warrior682Uncommon
Living rock protector923Common
Living rock striker923Common
Magical chestN/A3–10Varies
Mighty Blood reaver1181Unknown
Mutated bloodveld91; 953Common
Nechryael (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Necromancer (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ogre statue753Common
Ork statue712Common
Ourg statue794Common
Rockslug42; 491Uncommon

Mining locationsEdit

Main article: Mithril ore rocks

Other ways of obtainingEdit


Its noted form can sometimes be found inside barrels.


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.


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Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ore Seller162Coins 100Coins 100Yes
Ore Store162Coins 100Coins 0Yes


  • 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, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and World of Warcraft.

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