Whether you need the fastest P2P way or the fastest F2P way, or you would like to make some money — this complete 1-99 osrs smithing guide is what you’re looking for. Use the navigation below to navigate to your preferred method and current level.
In OSRS, we have the luxury of having three main methods of training smithing:
- Anvil Smithing
- Blast Furnace Minigame
- Giants’ Foundry Minigame
Each of these methods, and their best strategies, are covered in this Smithing Training Guide.
Here are some items that will help you get more exp while training the Smithing skill.
Goldsmith gauntlets are a reward from the family crest quest. These are highly recommended for smelting gold bars as you they will multiply the experience rates by 2.5. This means that instead of 22.5 experience per bar, you will get 56.2 experience per bar. If you want to use the fastest way to 99 smithing, you need to have these gauntlets.
The coal bag is a reward from the Motherlode Mine which can be bought for 100 golden nuggets and allows players to store up to 28 pieces of coal while only taking up 1 inventory slot. This drastically increases experience rates when players smelt bars at the blast furnace minigame.
Note: players who plan to smith gold bars at the Blast Furnace all the way to 99 Smithing or players who plan to play the Giants’ Foundry minigame to train their smithing will not need a coal bag.
For optimal efficiency, it’s important to know exactly where the best anvil location is. The best anvil location is the least tiles removed from a bank, we have two great options for this.
The most used anvil location is the Varrock West bank location. To the right of the bank. It’s only 11 tiles in total.
The iconic varrock location was recently bested by the Prifddinas anvil location which is available after completion of the song of the elves quest. This location is only 9 tiles from the bank to the anvil.
OSRS Smithing guide – fastest way to 99
Levels 1 – 29 The Knight’s Sword
The Knight’s sword quest is the fastest way to skip the first 29 levels of smithing. It’s a relatively short quest with no requirements other than 10 mining. Other experience-rewarding quests that can be done to skip levels will be listed below.
Levels 1 – 33 Sleeping Giants
Next, you should complete the Sleeping Giants quest. This quest only takes a couple of minutes and gives a 6,000 experience reward which will bump you up all the way to level 33 smithing.
The main reason you want to complete this quest however is that it unlocks the new Giants’ Foundry minigame which offers a great new way to train smithing!
Levels 33 – 40 Steel bars at blast furnace
From levels 30-40 smithin you should make steel bars at the blast furnace. From levels 33-40, you will need to smith 1,042 steel bars.
You’ll need to buy 1,042 iron ore and 1,042 coal ore to smelt the steel bars. In total, this will take approximately 20 minutes and you will make a nice profit!
EXP Rate: up to 94K/hr
Note: further in this article we have a full Blast Furnace Guide.
Levels 40 – 99 Gold bars at blast furnace
As early as level 40 you unlock the fastest way to reach 99 smithing in the game. This is by using the blast furnace to smelt gold ores. Now there are some requirements to do this method.
A blast furnace guide will be at the bottom of this article.
Obtaining goldsmith gauntlets (Family Crest Quest) is 100% recommended if you want to get 99 smithing as fast as possible as this will increase your experience rate by 60%. The same goes for ice gloves, if you do not use these in combination with the goldsmith gloves you will need to use a bucket of water to cool down your bars before taking them, cutting into your experience rates.
- up to 350K/hr (with goldsmith gauntlets)
- up to 150K/hr without goldsmith gauntlets
Note: further in this article we have a full Blast Furnace Guide.
1-99 Smithing at Giants’ Foundry Minigame
With the arrival of Giants’ Foundry, we have a new way of training smithing. One that is much more fun than the Blast Furnace in my opinion.
At the Giant’s Foundry, you can forge giant swords from bars and items after completing the Sleeping Giants’ introductory quest.
If you wish to get a full walk-through on how to play Giant’s Foundry, please read our Giants’ Foundry Guide.
You should add 14/14 of 2 different alloys to the crucible which is a far superior strategy than adding 28 bars of one alloy. You can also consider doing 9/19 which will gain you fewer reward points but make more profit.
For example, on my Group Ironman account, I used 9 Steel and 19 Mithril which worked great.
Here are the alloys you should be mixing for each level.
I wouldn’t recommend using Adamant or Runite bars as you will start losing money with those.
120k profit per hour at level 50 smithing, while gaining 160k experience per hour is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
OSRS Smithing Guide – Most profitable way to 99
Smithing bars at Blast Furnace
While smithing gold bars at the blast furnace offers the best experience, it’s not profitable.
If you want to make money with smithing, you should smith iron, steel, mithril, adamant or rune bars depending on your current smithing levels.
Starting with a smithing as low as level 15, you can make up to 115k/hr profit at the Blast Furnace.
Not using a coal bag will decrease your profit and experience rates by about 50%.
Blast furnace Guide
- The Giant Dwarf Quest (you only need to start it!)
- 60 smithing (highly recommended) if you don’t have 60 smithing you will have to pay a 2500gp fee every 10 minutes
- 72K/hr fee (place money in coffer) in blast furnace worlds
How to get to the blast furnace
The easiest way to get here from anywhere is using the ‘blast furnace’ mini-game teleport in the minigame grouping menu. Another option is to speak to the dwarf at the grand exchange who will take you there.
Both these methods require you to have started the quest ‘the giant dwarf’. You can do this by speaking to the dwarf’s boatman who is located inside the dungeon east of Rellekka. You can walk to Rellekka from Seers village or use an enchanted lyre to get there.
Since you’ll be running from a conveyer bank to a bank with a full inventory of ores, you’ll be very heavy and your energy will be drained quickly. This is why a weight-reducing outfit such as graceful is highly recommended when doing the blast furnace minigame.
You should also wear ice gloves so that you don’t have to use a bucket of water which reduces your profit and experience per hour by a lot. Ice gloves can be obtained by killing the ice queen.
A coal bag (which holds 27 pieces of coal) will reduce the number of runs you need to do for each inventory of bars. You can obtain a coal bag for 100 nuggets from the motherlode mine nugget shop.
Again, having both the ice gloves and the coal bag is highly recommended when doing the blast furnace. Not utilizing these tools will decrease your experience rate drastically.
How it works
The mechanics of the blast furnace are very simple. All you have to do is place the required ores on the conveyor belt and afterward collect your bars from the bar dispenser (ice gloves equipped).
For low-level accounts:
- If you don’t have ice gloves equipped, you’ll need to douse them first with a bucket of water.
- If you don’t have 60 mining, you’ll have to pay the foreman every 2500gp every 10 minutes. This money doesn’t come out of the coffer, you’ll need to take it from the bank and pay him directly by speaking with him.
Efficient blast furnace run methods
Here are the most efficient ways to run the different bars. Remember: for gold ore you’ll want to wear goldsmith gloves while placing the ores on the conveyor belt and then switch to ice gloves to collect them!
Have stamina potions (1) in your bank tab and drink one every 2 minutes.
|Bar||First run||Second run||Third run||Fourth run|
|Gold bar||27 gold ore||repeat 1..|
|Iron bar||27 iron ore||repeat 1..|
|Steel bar||27 iron (27 coal in coal bag) + collect||repeat..|
|Mithril bar||27 coal (27 coal in coal bag)||27 mithril ore (27 coal in coal bag) Collect||27 mithril ore (27 coal in coal bag) collect||repeat 1&2..|
|Adamantite bar||27 coal (27 coal in coal bag)||27 adamantite ore (27 coal in coal bag)||repeat 1&2..|
|Rune bar||27 rune (27 coal in coal bag)||27 coal (27 coal in coal bag)||27 coal (27 coal in coal bag) + collect||repeat 1&2 + collect then repeat 1,2,3|
OSRS F2P Smithing Guide – Fastest way to 99
The fastest way to level 99 in f2P smithing is by making platebodies at the Varrock west bank anvil location. This method, while fast will result in a loss of money on your way to 99 smithing.
|1-29||The Knight’s Sword quest||N/A||N/A (15 minute quest)||N/A|
|29 – 48||Best iron items.||700||50K/hr||500K|
|48 – 68||Steel platebodies||2,030||160K/hr||3M|
|68 – 88||Mithril platebodies||15,123||150K/hr||14M|
|88 – 99||Adamant platebodies||27,676||260K/hr||18M|
Total cost: 35.5Mgp
From levels 99 you can make 200Kgp per hour by making rune platelegs/plateskirt to make up for your money lost.
Quests that grant smithing experience
|Quest||Experience reward||Smithing level required||Other level requirements|
|The Forsaken Tower||500||/||/|
|Pirate Pete subquest||1,000||/||31 cooking|
|Heroes’ Quest||2,257||/||55QP, 25 herblore, 50 mining, 53 fishing, 53 cooking|
|The Giant Dwarf||2,500||/||12 crafting, 14 thieving, 16 firemaking, 33 magic|
|Between a Rock…||5,000||50 smithing||30 defence, 40 mining|
|Elemental Workshop I||5,000||20 smithing||20 mining & crafting|
|Devious Minds||6,500||65 smithing||50 runecrafting & fletching|
|Cabin Fever||7,000||50 smithing||40 ranged, 42 agility, 45 crafting|
|Elemental Workshop II||7,500||30 smithing||20 magic|
|The Knight’s Sword||12,725||/||10 mining|
|Song of the Elves||20,000||70 smithing||70 agility, construction, farming, hunter, herbivore, mining and woodcutting|
|Dragon Slayer II||25,000||70 smithing||200QP, 50 hitpoints, 50 construction, 60 thieving, 60 agility, 62 crafting, 68 mining and 75 magic|
Summary: Old School Runescape Smithing
Hopefully, this osrs smithing guide was helpful and will aid you in getting 1-99 smithing as fast as possible. Smithing is a very chill skill in Old School Runescape that you can train semi-AFK while performing other tasks such as working or watching some Netflix (if you are using the anvil-method).
The blast furnace is less AFK but has a nice little community behind it. If you like social activities in Runescape, I’d recommend you train smithing at the Blast Furnace.
Giant’s Foundry is similar to Blast Furnace and in my opinion more fun and less braindead.
You really should test them both out, and see which one you prefer. Ironman should go for Giants’ Foundry using 19 steel/9 mithril alloy and main accounts get to do whatever they want of course.
Remember: always do ‘the knights sword’ quest on a fresh account to get you from level 1-29 smithing. There really is no better or faster way!
Let us know if something is missing in this smithing training guide. You can use the smithing calculator to make your own calculations.