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Steel bar detail

A Steel bar is an item used for creating steel weaponry and armour. It can be smelted using the Smithing skill at level 30 Smithing by using 1 iron ore and 2 coal on a furnace, providing 17.5 experience points. Alternatively, it can be smithed using Superheat Item with 43 Magic. Both methods will require the same ingredients for the bar. Steel bars can be used with an anvil to make steel armour and weaponry, granting 37.5 Smithing experience per bar, or used with a furnace and cannonball mould to make cannonballs, granting 25.6 experience per bar, which is profitable experience popular among low and mid-level smiths.

Currently, smelting a steel bar yields a profit/loss of -41.

Steel bars can be received as monster drops from some creatures such as moss giants, fire giants and as a guaranteed drop of 5 from steel dragons.

Smithing table

Steel smithing table
Image Item Level Experience Bars Notes Value Profit/loss
Steel dagger Dagger 30 37.5 1 20 -380
Steel axe Axe 31 37.5 1 20 -380
Steel mace Mace 32 37.5 1 25 -375
Steel med helm Medium Helmet 33 37.5 1 43 -357
Steel bolts (unf) 5 Crossbow bolts 33 37.5 1 1 bar makes 10. 380 -20
Steel sword Sword 34 37.5 1 85 -315
Steel dart tip Dart Tips 34 37.5 1 1 bar makes 10. 460 60
Steel nails Nails 34 37.5 1 1 bar makes 15. 360 -40
Steel arrowtips Arrowtips 35 37.5 1 1 bar makes 15. 450 50
Cannonball Cannonballs 35 25.6 1 1 bar makes 4. 704 304
Steel scimitar Scimitar 35 75 2 58 -742
Steel limbs Crossbow limbs 36 37.5 1 223 -177
Steel longsword Longsword 36 75 2 128 -672
Steel javelin heads 5 Javelin heads 36 37.5 1 1 bar makes 5. 390 -280
Steel studs Steel Studs 36 37.5 1 Used for crafting studded leather armour. 390 -10
Steel full helm Full helmet 37 75 2 150 -650
Steel knife Throwing Knives 37 37.5 1 1 bar makes 5. 295 -105
Steel sq shield Square Shield 38 75 2 189 -611
Steel warhammer Warhammer 39 112.5 3 177 -1,023
Steel battleaxe Battleaxe 40 112.5 3 188 -1,012
Steel chainbody Chainbody 41 112.5 3 252 -948
Steel kiteshield Kiteshield 42 112.5 3 297 -903
Steel claws Claws 43 75 2 33 -767
Steel 2h sword 2h sword 44 112.5 3 395 -805
Steel platelegs Platelegs 46 112.5 3 405 -795
Steel plateskirt Plateskirt 46 112.5 3 382 -818
Steel platebody Platebody 48 187.5 5 970 -1,030
Bullseye lantern (unf) Bullseye lantern (unf) 49 37.5 1 Used as a light source once finished. 346 -54

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Steel dragon 246 5 1; Always
Moss giant 42 1 2; Common
Gargoyle 111 15 (noted) 2; Common
Fire giant 89 1 3; Uncommon
Dagannoth Rex 303 15–38 (noted) 4; Rare