All Weight: 1.814
All Item ID: 2353
Item ID: 2353
All Release date: 4 January 2001
Release date: 4 January 2001
All Is members only: false
Is members only: false
All Value: 100
A steel bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by smelting an iron ore and 2 pieces of coal in a furnace, requiring 30 Smithing and granting 17.5 Smithing experience.
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 consumed by dwarf multicannons. In order to create cannonballs players must be a member, have completed the Dwarf Cannon quest, possess an ammo mould, and have at least level 35 Smithing. Each steel bar smiths 4 cannonballs, granting 25.5 Smithing experience each bar consumed. Assuming items are bought and sold at current Grand Exchange values, 4 cannonballs have a value of 1,500 coins, profiting players 922 coins per steel bar.
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 provides a decent amount of experience. Smelting 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 for making a single steel bar is -12 coins if all materials are bought and sold on the Grand Exchange. This method can be a profitable for Free-to-play Smithing training, profiting -0.69 coins each experience point earned.