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Iron is a metal made of iron ore. It is dark grey in colour. Iron is stronger than bronze but the second weakest metal in RuneScape Classic. New players and pures often use iron equipment as it does not have a level requirement in Attack or Defense, and is relatively easy to obtain. Iron is stronger than bronze yet shares completely identical skill requirements needed to wield and use both metals respective armour, weapons, woodcutting axes and pickaxes.

Iron rocks can be mined for iron ore, which can be smelted into iron bars at level 15 Smithing. Iron bars can be used to smith iron weapons and armour. Iron armour and weapons require level 1 in Defense and Attack respectively to wield, and similarly, level 1 Mining is needed to use an iron pickaxe.

Forging iron bars[edit | edit source]

Iron bars can be used for forging as part of the Smithing skill. By using a iron bar on an anvil with a hammer in the player's inventory, iron armour and weapons can be created. Each iron bar gives 25 Smithing experience when consumed to make an item.

Item Level Experience Bars
Iron dagger.png Iron dagger 15 25 1
Iron Axe.png Iron Axe 16 25 1
Iron Mace.png Iron Mace 17 25 1
Medium Iron Helmet.png Medium Iron Helmet 18 25 1
Iron Short Sword.png Iron Short Sword 19 25 1
Iron dart tips.png 7 Iron dart tips 19 25 1
Iron arrow heads.png 10 Iron arrow heads 20 25 1
Iron Scimitar.png Iron Scimitar 20 50 2
Iron Long Sword.png Iron Long Sword 21 50 2
Large Iron Helmet.png Large Iron Helmet 22 50 2
Iron throwing knife.png 2 Iron throwing knives 22 25 1
Iron Square Shield.png Iron Square Shield 23 50 2
Iron battle Axe.png Iron battle Axe 25 75 3
Iron Chain Mail Body.png Iron Chain Mail Body 26 75 3
Iron Kite Shield.png Iron Kite Shield 27 75 3
Iron 2-handed Sword.png Iron 2-handed Sword 29 75 3
Iron Plated Skirt.png Iron Plated Skirt 31 75 3
Iron Plate Mail Legs.png Iron Plate Mail Legs 31 75 3
Iron Plate Mail Body.png Iron Plate Mail Body 33 125 5