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Cannonball Smithing calculator

The following table uses live Grand Exchange Market Watch prices to calculate the profit from Smithing cannonballs. Although the second option gives a much higher profit, consideration should be given to the extra time taken to first smelt the raw materials. Consideration should also be given to the experience you get from smelting each of them, which is 691.2 exp per inventory (with an ammo mould and 27 steel bars). It takes approximately 6 seconds to smith a steel bar into 4 cannonballs. That's 2 minutes 48 seconds for 1 full load of cannonballs (28 steel bars).

The facts

Market prices

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  • Iron ore: 449 coins (update)
  • Coal: 112 coins (update)
  • Nature rune: 405 coins (update)
  • Steel bar: 959 coins (update)
  • Cannonball: 380 coins (update)

Calculations

Each method makes 4 x Cannonball (380 ea) with a sale value of 1,520 coins. Profits are calculated by subtracting the raw costs from this sale value. All calculations are done assuming you have a cannonball mould on your tool belt.

Edgeville furnace

Method Requirements Time required per trip Product per trip Experience per trip Raw materials Raw cost Profit per bar Profit per hour Experience per hour
Buy ores, smelt into steel bars, and smith them into cannonballs Varrock armour 2 (recommended) 1 minute, 40 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4 1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-673 847 274,428 Smithing-icon 8294.4
Buy ores, superheat into steel bars, and smith into cannonballs Varrock armour 2 (recommended)
Magic-icon 43
Staff of fire
1 minute, 40 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4
Magic-icon 477
1 x Nature rune 405
1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-1,078 442 190,944 Smithing-icon 8294.4
Magic-icon 17172
Buy steel bars and smith them into cannonballs Varrock armour 2 (recommended) 3 minutes, 15 seconds 112 x Cannonball Smithing-icon 716.8 1 x Steel bar 959 -959 561 282,744 Smithing-icon 12902.4

Port Phasmatys furnace

Method Requirements Time required per trip Product per trip Experience per trip Raw materials Raw cost Profit per bar Profit per hour Experience per hour
Buy ores, smelt into steel bars, and smith them into cannonballs Morytania legs 2
Ghostspeak amulet
1 minute, 5 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4 1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-673 847 419,265 Smithing-icon 12672
Buy ores, superheat into steel bars, and smith into cannonballs Morytania legs 2
Magic-icon 43
Staff of fire
Ghostspeak amulet
1 minute, 5 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4
Magic-icon 477
1 x Nature rune 405
1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-1,078 442 291,720 Smithing-icon 12672
Magic-icon 26235
Buy steel bars and smith them into cannonballs Morytania legs 2
Ghostspeak amulet
1 minute, 40 seconds 112 x Cannonball Smithing-icon 716.8 1 x Steel bar 959 -959 561 565,488 Smithing-icon 25804.8

Falador furnace

Method Requirements Time required per trip Product per trip Experience per trip Raw materials Raw cost Profit per bar Profit per hour Experience per hour
Buy ores, smelt into steel bars, and smith them into cannonballs None 1 minute, 32 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4 1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-673 847 297,297 Smithing-icon 8985.6
Buy ores, superheat into steel bars, and smith into cannonballs Magic-icon 43
Staff of fire
1 minute, 32 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4
Magic-icon 477
1 x Nature rune 405
1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-1,078 442 206,856 Smithing-icon 8985.6
Magic-icon 18603
Buy steel bars and smith them into cannonballs None 3 minutes, 20 seconds 112 x Cannonball Smithing-icon 716.8 1 x Steel bar 959 -959 561 282,744 Smithing-icon 12902.4

Al Kharid furnace

Method Requirements Time required per trip Product per trip Experience per trip Raw materials Raw cost Profit per bar Profit per hour Experience per hour
Buy ores, smelt into steel bars, and smith them into cannonballs None 1 minute, 32 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4 1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-673 847 297,297 Smithing-icon 8985.6
Buy ores, superheat into steel bars, and smith into cannonballs Magic-icon 43
Staff of fire
1 minute, 32 seconds 9 x Steel bar
OR
36 x Cannonball
Smithing-icon 230.4
Magic-icon 477
1 x Nature rune 405
1 x Iron ore 449
2 x Coal 112
-1,078 442 206,856 Smithing-icon 8985.6
Magic-icon 18603
Buy steel bars and smith them into cannonballs None 3 minutes, 20 seconds 112 x Cannonball Smithing-icon 716.8 1 x Steel bar 959 -959 561 282,744 Smithing-icon 12902.4
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