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A detailed image of a steel bar.

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 -24.

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.png Dagger 30 37.5 1 29 -444
Steel axe.png Axe 31 37.5 1 26 -447
Steel mace.png Mace 32 37.5 1 63 -410
Steel med helm.png Medium Helmet 33 37.5 1 55 -418
Steel bolts (unf) 5.png Crossbow bolts 33 37.5 1 1 bar makes 10. 470 -3
Steel sword.png Sword 34 37.5 1 80 -393
Steel dart tip.png Dart Tips 34 37.5 1 1 bar makes 10. 590 117
Steel nails.png Nails 34 37.5 1 1 bar makes 15. 465 -8
Steel arrowtips.png Arrowtips 35 37.5 1 1 bar makes 15. 540 67
Cannonball.png Cannonballs 35 25.6 1 1 bar makes 4. 688 215
Steel scimitar.png Scimitar 35 75 2 71 -875
Steel limbs.png Crossbow limbs 36 37.5 1 115 -358
Steel longsword.png Longsword 36 75 2 100 -846
Steel javelin heads 5.png Javelin heads 36 37.5 1 1 bar makes 5. 350 -318
Steel studs.png Steel Studs 36 37.5 1 Used for crafting studded leather armour. 327 -146
Steel full helm.png Full helmet 37 75 2 146 -800
Steel knife.png Throwing Knives 37 37.5 1 1 bar makes 5. 300 -173
Steel sq shield.png Square Shield 38 75 2 187 -759
Steel warhammer.png Warhammer 39 112.5 3 144 -1,275
Steel battleaxe.png Battleaxe 40 112.5 3 164 -1,255
Steel chainbody.png Chainbody 41 112.5 3 225 -1,194
Steel kiteshield.png Kiteshield 42 112.5 3 265 -1,154
Steel claws.png Claws 43 75 2 40 -906
Steel 2h sword.png 2h sword 44 112.5 3 374 -1,045
Steel platelegs.png Platelegs 46 112.5 3 374 -1,045
Steel plateskirt.png Plateskirt 46 112.5 3 387 -1,032
Steel platebody.png Platebody 48 187.5 5 901 -1,464
Bullseye lantern (unf).png Bullseye lantern (unf) 49 37.5 1 Used as a light source once finished. 304 -169

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


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