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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
Noteable Yes
Value 100 coins
High alch 60 coins
Low alch 40 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,088 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine It's a bar of steel.
Weight 1.814 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, granting 17.5 Smithing experience per bar.


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 1,200 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.


Steel bar Steel bar
Smithing-icon-Make-X GE icon
17.5 XP-1,088
Smithing-icon Smithing level30
P2P icon Members only?No
Iron ore Iron ore1397397
Coal Coal2394788
Total price1,185


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?0.9
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?67%
Total materials received ?2
Possible materials
Simple parts Simple parts
Crafted parts Crafted parts


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 -97 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 currently costs -5.54 gp/xp per bar.

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 - 378 bars). 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). At this rate, players earn around 6.5k xp/hour, at a loss of -412,449 gp/hour.

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.



Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Steel dragon1005Always
Fire giant851Common
Black Knight30; 331Common
Moss giant28; 51; 611Common
Bandit54; 761Uncommon
TzHaar-Hur86; 981Uncommon
Gargoyle938 (noted)Uncommon
Guard18; 25; 351–2Rare
Dagannoth Rex15617–38 (noted)Rare


Thieving Trahaearn Workers in Prifddinas provide one noted steel bar at a time sometimes. Its noted form can sometimes be found inside barrels.

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