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Steel bar detail

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 1,224 coins, profiting players 635 coins per steel bar.

SmithingEdit

Steel bar Steel bar
Smithing level Smithing 30
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 37.5 XP
Equipment 2.925 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 17.5 XP
Equipment 1.365 XP
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SmeltingEdit

Steel bar Steel bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
17.5 XP-589
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level30
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Iron oreIron ore1208208
CoalCoal2129258
Total price466

Training methodsEdit

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 123 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 7.03 coins each experience point earned.

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Alexis282Uncommon
Angry barbarian spirit1063Common
Berserk barbarian spirit1063Uncommon
Black Knight30; 331Common
Boris282Uncommon
Borrokar391Uncommon
Dried zombie673Common
Earth implingN/A1Common
Earth impling jarN/A1Common
Eduard282Uncommon
Elite Black Knight1001–3Uncommon
Elite Khazard guard77; 841Rare
Enraged barbarian spirit1063Common
Fire giant851Uncommon
Freidir391Uncommon
Galina282Uncommon
Gargoyle938Common
Guard18; 25; 351Rare
Hill giant441Rare
Imre282Uncommon
Irina282Uncommon
Jeroen282Uncommon
Joseph282Uncommon
Ksenia282Uncommon
Lanzig391Uncommon
Lev282Uncommon
Liliya282Uncommon
Milla282Uncommon
Moss giant 28; 51; 611Common
Nikita282Uncommon
Nikolai282Uncommon
Paladin491Uncommon
Sir Carl811Uncommon
Sir Harry811Uncommon
Sir Jerro811Uncommon
Skeleton brute883Common
Skeleton heavy893Common
Skeleton thug853Common
Skeleton warlord913Uncommon
Sofiya282Uncommon
Spirit implingN/A2Unknown
Steel dragon1005Always
Svetlana282Uncommon
TraderN/A1Common
Trahaearn workerN/A1Common
Turoth64; 66; 68; 69; 712–4Common
TzHaar-Hur86; 981Uncommon
Vera282Uncommon
Werewolf63; 891Common

DisassemblyEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • Noted steel bars can occasionally be found inside barrels throughout RuneScape.

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