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Mithril bar detail

A mithril bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by combining 1 mithril ore and 4 pieces of coal in a furnace, or by casting the Superheat Item spell. Smelting a bar of mithril requires level 50 Smithing, granting 30 Smithing experience.

Mithril ore can be mined at level 55 Mining, while the coal can be mined at level 30 Mining.

A mithril bar can be smithed, creating mithril weapons and armour at an anvil granting 50 Smithing experience per bar consumed. A list of mithril items that can be smithed from mithril bars and the Smithing levels required can be found at Smithing/Smithing tables.


Mithril bar Mithril bar
Smithing level Smithing 50
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 50 XP
Equipment 3.9 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 30 XP
Equipment 2.34 XP
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Mithril bar Mithril bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
30 XP-1,286
Smithing Smithing level50
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Mithril oreMithril ore1279279
Total price803

Blast Furnace

Members may opt for smelting Mithril bars at the Keldagrim Blast Furnace rather than a normal furnace or Superheat Item due to the Blast Furnace only needing 2 pieces of coal per mithril ore. Though this option means more mithril bars can be smelted per inventory, it is much further from the bank than some normal furnaces in Al Kharid, Falador and Edgeville. This can be counteracted by using the bank in the Grand Exchange, and requires a usage fee if a player's Smithing level is under 60.

It is possible to smith up to 21 mithril bars in one trip using the Blast Furnace, coupled with a filled coal bag, 3 coal, and 21 mithril ores in the player's inventory. However, players may bring any amount of noted coal and mithril ore along with a sufficient amount of coins, and un-note the ores for a small fee by using them on the dwarfs working around the blast furnace. This makes it possible to smelt any amount of mithril with the only restriction being the bars that go into inventory. These bars can be banked nearby, or smithed into weapons and armour on a nearby anvil and alchemised with one of the Alchemy spells.

Cost analysis

It currently costs 803 coins to smelt one bar using materials bought off the Grand Exchange. The current profit for smelting one bar is 483 coins by normal smelting, 745 coins if using the Blast Furnace, and 59 coins if using Superheat Item with a staff of fire (or equivalent) equipped.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Abyssal demon (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ancient mage (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ancient ranger (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Ancient warrior (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Automaton (Heart of Gielinor)1151Unknown
Automaton champion1181Unknown
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1Very rare
Black Knight (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Black Knight champion1151Unknown
Blood reaver (Heart of Gielinor)1151Unknown
Bloodveld (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Bronze key blackN/A1–2Rare
Bronze key brownN/A1–2Rare
Bronze key crimsonN/A1–2Rare
Bronze key purpleN/A1–2Rare
Bronze key redN/A1–3Rare
Butcher demon1181Unknown
Champion of Infernus1191Unknown
Chaos dwarf 28; 45; 47; 84; 101; 1081Uncommon
Chaos dwarf (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 1011Uncommon
Chaos dwogre92; 981Common
Customs evidence filesN/A1Uncommon
Demon Flash MobN/A20Uncommon
Demon boss20020Uncommon
Dried zombie671Rare
Dust devil851Uncommon
Dust devil (elite)951–4Uncommon
Elite Black Knight1001–2Rare
Elite Dark Warrior983Uncommon
Elite Khazard guard77; 841Very rare
Fallen champion1191Unknown
Ferocious barbarian spirit1062Rare
Giant Mole (historical)761Rare
Golden chinchompa (Squeal of Fortune)N/A10Common
Greater reborn ranger821Uncommon
Hellhound (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Icefiend (Ghorrock)1072Common
Jungle strykewyrm935–10Uncommon
Lesser reborn warrior681Uncommon
Mighty Blood reaver1181Unknown
Mithril dragon1123Always
Mithril dragon1125Uncommon
Nechryael (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Necromancer (Heart of Gielinor)1081Unknown
Seren archer1081Unknown
Seren mage1081Unknown
Seren warrior1081Unknown


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  • Mithril derives from the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, and is Sindarin for "grey-glitter," but is also featured in many fantasy worlds, such as Dungeons & Dragons, the Final Fantasy series, The Elder Scrolls series, and World of Warcraft; sometimes spelled mithral.
    • Just as Tolkien described, mithril is lighter than most metals found within RuneScape, weighing 1.59 kg, 0.2 kg less than iron (1.80 kg), steel (1.81 kg) and rune (1.81 kg).
  • Noted mithril bars can sometimes be found inside barrels throughout RuneScape.