Mining and Smithing Guide for Runescape
Helps for mining and smithing.
If you?re a lower level, the best thing to do is to start
out with mining. In the beginning, I suggest that you mine 389 tin and 389
copper and you save this in your bank. Once you achieve this, you will be
a high enough level to mine iron. I also suggest that you do Doric?s quest
which will give you a head start in this guide.
From here, you are going to need to have a lot of patience, because this
is where you will be mining for the next 50 LEVELS! Although mining iron
can be a tedious task, it will benefit you greatly. The reason that I do not
suggest mining coal at level 30 or anywhere after that is because coal is a
very profitable business and many very high level players like the profit.
You will have a very hard time getting a full inventory due to competition.
Once you are a level 55 to 65 mining, I suggest that now you mine coal.
Or for better experience, you can try mining for mithril ore at this point. If
you banked all the iron, you should have about 12,772 iron. That?s worth
1,277,100 gp!! But if you want to make a lot more money, I suggest that
you wait and keep that iron in your bank.
In between, you should buy the
pickaxes that you can wield because this will help you out a lot! Buy a
rune pickaxe from Nurmof. Otherwise, buy it from other players in just
about every bank but if I were you, I would just buy it from Nurmof just to
save time. If you buy it from Nurmof, then you should have about 12,452
iron left(if you had to sell your iron). You could also power mine ore which
just means to drop the ore that you mine. Do this if you want to be able to
get to the required level to 1 hit coal or mine other ores such as gold,
mithril, addy, or the granddaddy of them all. RUNE. If you can make it to
rune then you will be making millions of gp just for mining. For example,
one runite ore will sell for 12,000 gp.
It will take about 12-24 minutes for it
to respawn. If you go from world to world, then you will be able to mine a
full inventory in roughly 30 minutes(or less). 12,0000 gp times 28(for each
ore in each inventory slot) is 336,000 gp. You can make 1 mil in an hour
and a half! Otherwise, you can keep on mining coal ore because it will get
you lots of money. Once you get to level 60, you should be able to get into
the mining guild and mine the rocks there. If you are going to mine coal
anywhere it should be there. If you want to mine coal at a lower level like
30, I suggest you go to 1 of 2 places.
The first place is in the shortcut to Edgeville dungeon on the other side of
the river of Barbarian village. You will need a brass key to get in. Once
you get in, you will see Hill Giants and skeletons. Follow the skeletons until
you reach the hobgoblins. When you get past the hobgoblins, you should
see all the ores, there are three iron, three silver, six coal, two tin, two
copper, one mithril, and two adamantite ores OR, you could go to the
Dwaren Mines and mine iron and coal there. The dwarves mines , by itself,
has 9 iron rocks and 11 coal rocks-besides the mining guild. At this point,
if you need to get to level 65, keep on mining.
Once you get to level 65,
You can either, (1). Sell your iron and keep the money that you would get
(if you want to make serious money, I won?t suggest this,) or (2) is that
you can stop mining iron and mine twice as much coal for the next part of
the guide, which is 25,544 coal. This will get you to a level 76 mining level
so you can mine adamantite. If doing all this work is too boring for you,
just wait until the next guide and see if the amount of money you can
make will change your mind! Also, if you still think you couldn?t possibly do
this, just mine 100 iron and 200 coal and wait for the next part of the
guide. If you would like to keep on going by mining other ores, then you
can also mine gold, which sells for 350 to 400 ea, mithril ore, which sells
for 300 to 400 ea, adamantite ore, which sell about 1k ea, or Rune? 12-
15k. Otherwise, the next part of the guide will put the mining guide into
good use and make all this mining worth while!
This guide is intended to level you up in your smithing level and
make money. First of all, the one thing I suggest is that you do The
Knight?s sword quest. This quest will get you 12,725 exp! This will give you
a huge advantage. It will get you from level 1 to 29 smithing! Go to a
tutorial like the one on RuneHQ If you don?t want to do it yourself. If you
start out with 0 xp, then it should take you about 389 smelted bronze bars
after it to get to level 15.
After that start smelting some iron ore until you
get to level 30 smithing- which is where the guide begins. The problem
with this is that you may only have a 50/50 chance of successfully
smelting the bars. You might even have to have 2x as much ores, but if
you mined the ore in the other guide, 104 iron shouldn?t be hard to get.
After you get to level 30, you should try to smith steel bars. If you only
want the experience and some money still, then you should mine about 1k
iron and if you have the level, 2k coal. If you think this is easy, think
again, because it?s harder than it looks! It took me about a month a long
time ago when I had 50 mining! If you have time, I suggest you try to get
as much as you can.
If you dont, you could use the 100 iron and 200 coal
and smelting it into 100 steel bars. If you buy it, it will only cost 40,000(if
you buy the coal for 150 ea and 100 ea). If you buy the coal for 180 ea,
(most common selling price-will take less time to find a seller) it will cost
about46,000 gp. There isn?t much of a difference, so if you have enough
money, I suggest buying the coal for 180 ea. When you have this much
you will get only 1 level, but you will make a 50% profit when you sell the
bars for 600 to 650 ea. That means that you will sell the 100 bars for 60k-
65k. Once you have a certain amount of money this is the equation that I
use when I was smithing.
(Your money)divided by 21 x 5 divided by 100=(iron)
(Your money)divided by 32 x 16 divided by 180=(coal)
(*Note this is when you buy coal for 180 ea)
If you buy coal for 150 ea, this is it.
(your money) divided by 20 x 5 divided by 100=(iron)
(your money) divided by 20 x 15 divided by 150=(coal)
This math problem really works whenever you want to buy as much coal
and iron you want with a specific amount of money that you have. This
will always get as 2x as much coal as you have iron to get steel bars. Most
of the time if you do the equation to find out how much coal and iron you
can buy, it probably wont be even on a calculator or on paper. It might
come out as
45953!( if your calculator goes out that long!) What to do when this
happens is to just get 345 iron or coal and when you finish out with getting
what you need you?ll probably have money left over(probably less than
1k). Once you get the hang of this, you?ll start getting more and more
levels each time you buy, smelt and, sell.
Always smelt in Al Kharid
because it is closest bank and furnace in nonmembers Runescape(and
members worlds too I think) Many times, I used to hear a lot of people
say that making a profit from steel plates is a good business. Even if you
get to the level where you can make steel plates, if you want to make
money, stick to the steel bars. Why? Because 1 steel plate takes 5 steel
bars to make and sells for 1k ea. Even if you use the spell high alchemy
on these plates, you will still only get 1,200 gp. If you sold all those steel
bars you used to make the plates, then you would have made 3k.
more tip for steel bar selling, you should only sell for about 600-650 ea-
NO LESS. The best time( and sometimes only time) to achieve this is GMT
time 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.(9:00 to 11:00 Central Time). This is where the
most people are on in Runescape ESPECIALLY on Saturday. This is where
it is almost impossible to get to world 1 or 3. But if you want to sell your
bars, then I suggest you go to 1 of these 2 worlds, but if you can?t try to to
get into world 4 or 5. If you want to get your level up, I suggest you keep
on trying to smelt steel bars until you get to level 48 smithing. Then, you
can smith steel plates.
If you wanted to, you could start smithing war
hammers. You would get the same experience! But with steel plates, you
can actually get about half of your money back. It is nearly impossible to
sell any other steel armor or weapon, that is why I suggest making bars
until you get to level 48, if you smith steel bars, you will have 2,388,600
gp from buying, smelting and selling those steel bars. Just buy some bars
for 550 ea until you run out of money-which will be at 4,342 bars. Smith
these into plates, and you will get 162,750 exp which is when you will
become a level 58 smithing.
At this point, you can stop and start making
mith bars or you can continue to buy steel bars and smithing them into
plates. If you don?t? want to waste your money, then you can mine your
own iron and coal and smelt them into bars, and then into steel bars. You
will get more exp, but it will take you a long time to mine it. So, I
recommend that you just buy the bars instead. At this time, you can take
a break from the steel bars and go on to mithril. Start mining mithril ore in
the dwarves mines or Edgeville mine. Get a good amount, and start
mining 4x as much coal. Then start smelting. Run when coming back with
bars, walk when going to the furnace with ores because ores are heavier
than bars. When smelting steel, take 18 coal and 9 iron. When smelting
mithril, take 5 mithril, and 20 coal. When you get to smelt addy, after a
long time, you will probably have a lot of money and can probably start
your own business. How? Start by posting on Runescape forums like this
one that you are interested in hiring smelters and/or miners. State your
price, and leave it there. Make sure you leave the way you want to be
contacted by in-game chat or whatever.
Then, state the specific time you
will be on to collect the bars and/or ores. If you want to buy ores-just buy
them! If you want to hire smelters, then make sure you say that the hiree
must already have the amount of steel bars that he wishes to trade. Then
you will give 2 coal and 1 iron ore any other ores you need for other bars,
and you will pay them whatever amount of coins for working to smelt the
bars(I.e 100 coins per bar, 50 coins per bar, 200 coins per bar etc.) Once
you have this set up, you will be making mony without even having to
actually do any work. Make sure you have a lot of workers. Plus you might
want to set a deadline for how much work should be done like ___
numbers of bars needs to be done every week.
Well, I hope this guide was helpful!