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Steel bar
Steel bar
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 60 coins
Low Alch 40 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,096 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine It's a bar of steel.
Weight 1.81 kg
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A Steel bar is an item used for creating weaponry and armour. It can be created through the Smithing skill by using 1 iron ore and 2 pieces of coal on a furnace or by using the magic spell Superheat Item.

UsageEdit

A steel bar can be forged on an anvil to create steel weapons and armour, granting 37.5 Smithing experience per bar used. A list of steel items that can be smithed from steel bars and the Smithing levels required can be found on the Smithing tables.

Steel bars are commonly used to create cannonballs, ammunition used by the Dwarf multicannon. In order to create cannonballs, players must be a member, complete the Dwarf Cannon quest, possess an ammo mould, have some steel bars, and level 35 Smithing. Cannonballs are made by using a steel bar on a furnace, with an ammo mould in inventory or tool belt, yielding 4 cannonballs per bar. Players gain 25.5 Smithing experience per bar. Smithing cannonballs has a net income of 452 coins per steel bar at current prices.

Steel bars are also used in construction and earn 20 construction experience per bar when required. They can be used to make Clockworks on a Crafting table 2 with level 8 Crafting for 15 construction experience.

Steel bars are also the tertiary ingredient in infusing Steel minotaur pouches.

CreatingEdit

Steel bar Steel bar
Smithing-icon Make-X store icon Make-X GE icon Make-X alchemy icon -
17.5 xp 30 1,096 60 -
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level 30
P2P icon Members only? No
Materials
Item Quantity Price Total
Iron ore Iron ore 1 277 277
Coal Coal 2 253 506
Total price 783

TrainingEdit

Steel bars can be a very good non-members money-making method, depending on the price of the steel bar compared to its raw materials at the Grand Exchange. Based on current prices, the profit (or loss) of making a steel bar is 313 coins if all materials are bought and the bars are sold at the Grand Exchange. This method can be a profitable way to train free-to-play Smithing of level 30+.

It takes 26 seconds to make a full load of 9 iron and 18 coal into 9 steel bars (42 loads an hour in Falador). With a coal bag more bars can be made in one run increasing the experience per hour greatly (36 coal and 18 iron ores becomes 18 steel bars).

Players commonly use steel bars to train the Smithing skill, despite being able to smith mithril bars or better, because it has the optimum traits of requiring only three ores, and gives a decent amount of experience. Some players prefer smelting silver bars, given that it requires only 1 ore per bar, and hence is supposedly faster than smelting steel bars and then smithing the steel bars into weapons/armour - even though experience earned with the smelting and smithing process for steel bars is significantly more on a per-ore basis than smelting silver ores.

ObtainingEdit

DropsEdit

Levels 1-100Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Fire Giant 86 1 2; Common
Black Knight 33 1 2; Common
Moss Giant 42 1 2; Common
Bandit 56; 57; 74 1 3; Uncommon
TzHaar-Hur 74 1 3; Uncommon
Lanzig 48 1 3; Uncommon
Guard 19; 20; 21; 22 1–2 4; Rare

Levels 100+Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Steel dragon 144 5 1; Always
Dagannoth Rex 156 17–38 (noted) 4; Rare

OtherEdit

Its noted form can sometimes be found inside barrels.

See alsoEdit

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