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Iron bar detail

An iron bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by smelting an iron ore in a furnace, requiring 15 Smithing and granting 12.5 Smithing experience.

At level 15 Smithing players have a 50% chance of success to smelt an iron bar from an iron ore. The player's chance of success increases by 1% each additional Smithing level the player has advanced past level 15, up to a maximum of 80% at level 45 Smithing. However, using a ring of forging, casting Superheat Item, or using the Blast Furnace to smelt iron ore will always succeed in producing an iron bar.

An iron bar can be forged on an anvil to create iron weapons and armour, granting 25 Smithing experience per bar used. A list of iron items that can be smithed from iron bars and the Smithing levels required can be found on the Smithing tables.


Iron bar Iron bar
Smithing level Smithing 15
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 25 XP
Equipment 1.95 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 12.5 XP
Equipment 0.975 XP
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Iron bar Iron bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
12.5 XP-513
Smithing Smithing level15
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Iron oreIron ore1180180

Cost analysis

Method Cost Success rate Profit[1]
Iron ore Iron ore (Smithing lvl 15) 180 50% 153
Iron ore Iron ore (Smithing lvl 45) 180 80% 288
Ring of forging Ring of forging 189 100% 324
Superheat Item icon Superheat Item 838 100% -325
  1. ^ Success rate is factored into the expected profit.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–2Very rare
Black GuardN/A1Uncommon
Corpse archerN/A1Common
Corpse mageN/A1Uncommon
Crawling corpse torsoN/A1Uncommon
Customs evidence filesN/A1Common
Dorgesh-Kaan Rich ChestN/A1Unknown
Dragith NurnN/A1Uncommon
Elite Khazard guardN/A1–3Uncommon
Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)N/A1Common
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)N/A1Common
Golden chinchompa (Squeal of Fortune)N/A5Common
Iron dragonN/A5Always
Sir CarlN/A1Common
Sir HarryN/A1Common
Sir JerroN/A1Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)N/A1Common
Skeleton MageN/A1–2Uncommon
Spirit implingN/A5Unknown
Warped batN/A1Common
Warped ratN/A1Common
White KnightN/A1–2Common

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Drogo's Mining EmporiumDwarven Mines28Coins 25Coins 0No


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