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Introduction

Artisan Workshop
Artisan Workshop
Now that's a big furnace
Area Falador
Quest required No

There are many words that could be used to describe the dwarves of RuneScape: short, hairy, resilient, practical and industrious being just a few. There are a few more that could be applied specifically to the dwarves who run the Artisan Workshop in Falador: rude, untrusting...and very knowledgeable about smithing. What they don't know about smithing either isn't worth knowing or is just the 'wrong' way of doing things.

So knowledgeable are they, and seeing that there is a demand for humans to learn their skills, they've set up the Artisan Workshop to offer Smithing training in a variety of different ways - notably making cart tracks and dwarven burial armour, repairing dwarf multicannons, and the fine art of smithing ceremonial swords. The way they see it, though, you should be paying them to learn their skills, so they expect you to provide your own ores and they'll keep anything you produce. It's not like you have a need for cart tracks and dwarf-sized armour anyway, right?

The give and take of ores for Smithing experience is one thing, but learn from the masters and earn their (begrudging) respect, and there are some other more tangible rewards in it for you, including experience boosts while smithing in the workshop, some glitzy visual makeovers for your own multicannon, and potentially getting hold of your own ceremonial sword.

Location

Location of the Artisan Workshop
Location of the Artisan Workshop

The Artisan Workshop can be found in south-east Falador, just over the path from the entrance to the Mining Guild.

Features

Map of the Artisan Workshop
Map of the Artisan Workshop

Talk to Aksel just inside for information about the place. Right there on the ground floor you'll see the monstrous smelting machine that's the heart of the workshop. In here you are able to deposit your ores (iron, mithril, adamantite, runite) and coal, and in return collect some ingots in those same metals. All dwarf artisan smithing requires ingots of varying grades (I through IV), with each grade being a purer form of that metal.

By the side of the smelter are the ceremonial sword anvils, which are suitable for use by members with at least 70 Smithing - talk to either Abel or Egil to get started with this. Behind the smelter at the back you can get lessons from Suak in how to make dwarven burial armour. This is best suited to smiths of levels 30-70, and some aspects of it are available to free players.

All three staircases in the workshop lead down to the underground training methods. They include the cart track production area, monitored by Sten, which can be used by both free-players and members, and is a low cost, thankless training method best suited to smiths of levels 1-30. Through the door to the south-west is Isak and his "silver beauties" in the cannon repair shop - members are free to lend him a hand if their smithing is 62 or higher. Also wandering around the basement level is Elof, the so-called 'employee relations manager', which is just a fancy way of saying rewards shop.

Ingots

All four of the training methods in the workshop require the use of ingots of metal, which are purer than metal bars. To create ingots, simply use some of your ores on the smelter (noted ores are fine) to fill it up, then withdraw some ingots in exchange. You can store up to 4,000 of each ore type in the smelter, and up to 8,000 coal, so you can train at the workshop for a good long while before needing to resupply.

The table below shows how many of your ores are required for each type of ingot. Any ingots you don't end up using can be deposited back into the smelter:

Ingot Ore Coal Ingot Ore Coal Ingot Ore Coal
Iron ingot i
Iron ingot - Grade I
1 0 Iron ingot ii
Iron ingot - Grade II
9 0 Iron ingot iii
Iron ingot - Grade III
12 0
Iron ingot iv
Iron ingot - Grade IV
75 0 Steel ingot i
Steel ingot - Grade I
1 2 Steel ingot ii
Steel ingot - Grade II
4 7
Steel ingot iii
Steel ingot - Grade III
9 17 Steel ingot iv
Steel ingot - Grade IV
40 80 Mithril ingot i
Mithril ingot - Grade I
1 4
Mithril ingot ii
Mithril ingot - Grade II
3 12 Mithril ingot iii
Mithril ingot - Grade III
6 24 Mithril ingot iv
Mithril ingot - Grade IV
30 120
Adamant ingot i
Adamant ingot - Grade I
1 6 Adamant ingot ii
Adamant ingot - Grade II
3 14 Adamant ingot iii
Adamant ingot - Grade III
4 22
Adamant ingot iv
Adamant ingot - Grade IV
25 150 Rune ingot i
Rune ingot - Grade I
1 8 Rune ingot ii
Rune ingot - Grade II
2 16
Rune ingot iii
Rune ingot - Grade III
4 30 Rune ingot iv
Rune ingot - Grade IV
18 144

Cart Tracks

cart tracks.jpg
I've been working on the cart tracks...

Dwarves are in constant need of new track for their mine cart network to keep it in smooth working order, so they're more than happy to let anyone smith some new pieces of track. The cart track smithing area can be found in the workshop's basement; talk to Sten if you want a quick lesson in the process involved, though it's quite straightforward.

Track is made with grade I ingots of bronze, iron or steel, which the artisans have provided free of charge in the large troughs in this area. Making steel cart tracks is members-only, but free-players are welcome to smith bronze and iron cart tracks. Simply grab an inventory of whatever ingots you want, and are skilled enough, to work with, then use them on the anvil. Each section of track requires five components to complete: some rails, a base plate, some spikes, a joint and some ties, which require the following Smithing levels to make:

Item Level XP
Bronze rails
Bronze rails
1 Smithing 1.4
Bronze base plate
Bronze base plate
2 Smithing 1.4
Bronze spikes
Bronze spikes
5 Smithing 1.4
Bronze joint
Bronze joint
8 Smithing 1.4
Bronze ties
Bronze ties
11 Smithing 1.4
Iron rails
Iron rails
15 Smithing 5.1
Iron base plate
Iron base plate
19 Smithing 5.1
Iron spikes
Iron spikes
24 Smithing 5.1
Iron joint
Iron joint
29 Smithing 5.1
Iron ties
Iron ties
34 Smithing 5.1
Steel rails
Steel rails Members icon
39 Smithing 8.8
Steel base plate
Steel base plate Members icon
44 Smithing 8.8
Steel spikes
Steel spikes Members icon
49 Smithing 8.8
Steel joint
Steel joint Members icon
54 Smithing 8.8
Steel ties
Steel ties Members icon
59 Smithing 8.8

These components then need to be combined in the following order by using the next required component on the anvil:

Bronze Tracks

Item Level Materials XP
Bronze track 40%
Bronze track 40%
3 Smithing Bronze rails
Bronze rails x 1
Bronze base plate
Bronze base plate x 1
6
Bronze track 60%
Bronze track 60%
6 Smithing Bronze track 40%
Bronze track 40% x 1
Bronze spikes
Bronze spikes x 1
7
Bronze track 80%
Bronze track 80%
9 Smithing Bronze track 60%
Bronze track 60% x 1
Bronze joint
Bronze joint x 1
9
Bronze track 100%
Bronze track 100%
12 Smithing Bronze track 80%
Bronze track 80% x 1
Bronze ties
Bronze ties x 1
10

Iron Tracks

Item Level Materials XP
Iron track 40%
Iron track 40%
20 Smithing Iron rails
Iron rails x 1
Iron base plate
Iron base plate x 1
10
Iron track 60%
Iron track 60%
25 Smithing Iron track 40%
Iron track 40% x 1
Iron spikes
Iron spikes x 1
11
Iron track 80%
Iron track 80%
30 Smithing Iron track 60%
Iron track 60% x 1
Iron joint
Iron joint x 1
12
Iron track 100%
Iron track 100%
35 Smithing Iron track 80%
Iron track 80% x 1
Iron ties
Iron ties x 1
13

Steel Tracks

Item Level Materials XP
Steel track 40%
Steel track 40% Members icon
45 Smithing Steel rails
Steel rails x 1
Steel base plate
Steel base plate x 1
13
Steel track 60%
Steel track 60% Members icon
50 Smithing Steel track 40%
Steel track 40% x 1
Steel spikes
Steel spikes x 1
16
Steel track 80%
Steel track 80% Members icon
55 Smithing Steel track 60%
Steel track 60% x 1
Steel joint
Steel joint x 1
22
Steel track 100%
Steel track 100% Members icon
60 Smithing Steel track 80%
Steel track 80% x 1
Steel ties
Steel ties x 1
25


This means that to make a complete section requires the following Smithing levels:

  • Bronze track - 12
  • Iron track - 35
  • Steel tracks - 60

If you don't have the level required to make a complete piece of track in a metal type, you can build as many stages as you're able and then dump the parts in the nearby mine carts - the dwarves will finish them off later. You don't get any extra experience for this, but it quickly clears your inventory of ALL track-related materials (including complete sections of track).

If, however, you can create a complete section of track, you can earn an extra 5 Smithing XP per piece of track if you head through the nearby tunnels and lay it yourself. Any unfinished track will be automatically dumped into the mine carts on your way back out.

Burial Armour

burial armour.jpg
That's some intricate armour

The burial armour lessons take place at the back of the workshop's ground floor. Talk to Suak and he'll get Sten to show you how it works ("Suak busy giving lessons"). Members can work with ingots of any kind of metal they wish (free-players may only use iron or steel ingots). Regardless of what metal you choose to work with, grade I ingots are used to make burial armour for miners; grade II ingots are needed for burial armour for warriors; and burial armour for smiths requires grade III ingots. Basically, the more valuable the metal you work with and the higher its grade, the more Smithing experience you will earn.

Ingot Level XP
Helmet Chestplate Boots Gloves
Iron ingot i
Iron ingot i
30 Smithing Miner helm (iron)
Miner helm (iron) (101)
Miner chestplate (iron)
Miner chestplate (iron) (101)
Miner boots (iron)
Miner boots (iron) (101)
Miner gauntlets (iron)
Miner gauntlets (iron) 101)
Iron ingot ii
Iron ingot ii
30 Smithing Warrior helm (iron)
Warrior helm (iron) (202)
Warrior chestplate (iron)
Warrior chestplate (iron) (202)
Warrior boots (iron)
Warrior boots (iron) (202)
Warrior gauntlets (iron)
Warrior gauntlets (iron) (202)
Iron ingot iii
Iron ingot iii
30 Smithing Smith's helm (iron)
Smith's helm (iron) (240)
Smith's chestplate (iron)
Smith's chestplate (iron) (240)
Smith's boots (iron)
Smith's boots (iron) (240)
Smith's gauntlets (iron)
Smith's gauntlets (iron) (240)
Steel ingot i
Steel ingot i
45 Smithing Miner helm (steel)
Miner helm (steel) (131)
Miner chestplate (steel)
Miner chestplate (steel) (131)
Miner boots (steel)
Miner boots (steel) (131)
Miner gauntlets (steel)
Miner gauntlets (steel) (131)
Steel ingot ii
Steel ingot ii
45 Smithing Warrior helm (steel)
Warrior helm (steel) (253)
Warrior chestplate (steel)
Warrior chestplate (steel) (253)
Warrior boots (steel)
Warrior boots (steel) (253)
Warrior gauntlets (steel)
Warrior gauntlets (steel) (253)
Steel ingot iii
Steel ingot iii
45 Smithing Smith's helm (steel)
Smith's helm (steel) (354)
Smith's chestplate (steel)
Smith's chestplate (steel) (354)
Smith's boots (steel)
Smith's boots (steel) (354)
Smith's gauntlets (steel)
Smith's gauntlets (steel) (354)
Mithril ingot i
Mithril ingot i
60 Smithing Miner helm (mithril)
Miner helm (mithril) (164)
Miner chestplate (mithril)
Miner chestplate (mithril) (164)
Miner boots (mithril)
Miner boots (mithril) (164)
Miner gauntlets (mithril)
Miner gauntlets (mithril) (164)
Mithril ingot ii
Mithril ingot ii
60 Smithing Warrior helm (mithril)
Warrior helm (mithril) (316)
Warrior chestplate (mithril)
Warrior chestplate (mithril) (316)
Warrior boots (mithril)
Warrior boots (mithril) (316)
Warrior gauntlets (mithril)
Warrior gauntlets (mithril) (316)
Mithril ingot iii
Mithril ingot iii
60 Smithing Smith's helm (mithril)
Smith's helm (mithril) (404)
Smith's chestplate (mithril)
Smith's chestplate (mithril) (404)
Smith's boots (mithril)
Smith's boots (mithril) (404)
Smith's gauntlets (mithril)
Smith's gauntlets (mithril) (404)
Adamant ingot i
Adamant ingot i
70 Smithing Miner helm (adamant)
Miner helm (adamant) (278)
Miner chestplate (adamant)
Miner chestplate (adamant) (278)
Miner boots (adamant)
Miner boots (adamant) (278)
Miner gauntlets (adamant)
Miner gauntlets (adamant) (278)
Adamant ingot ii
Adamant ingot ii
70 Smithing Warrior helm (adamant)
Warrior helm (adamant) (455)
Warrior chestplate (adamant)
Warrior chestplate (adamant) (455)
Warrior boots (adamant)
Warrior boots (adamant) (455)
Warrior gauntlets (adamant)
Warrior gauntlets (adamant) (455)
Adamant ingot iii
Adamant ingot iii
70 Smithing Smith's helm (adamant)
Smith's helm (adamant) (568)
Smith's chestplate (adamant)
Smith's chestplate (adamant) (568)
Smith's boots (adamant)
Smith's boots (adamant) (568)
Smith's gauntlets (adamant)
Smith's gauntlets (adamant) (568)
Rune ingot i
Rune ingot i
90 Smithing Miner helm (rune)
Miner helm (rune) (505)
Miner chestplate (rune)
Miner chestplate (rune) (505)
Miner boots (rune)
Miner boots (rune) (505)
Miner gauntlets (rune)
Miner gauntlets (rune) (505)
Rune ingot ii
Rune ingot ii
90 Smithing Warrior helm (rune)
Warrior helm (rune) (631)
Warrior chestplate (rune)
Warrior chestplate (rune) (631)
Warrior boots (rune)
Warrior boots (rune) (631)
Warrior gauntlets (rune)
Warrior gauntlets (rune) (631)
Rune ingot iii
Rune ingot iii
90 Smithing Smith's helm (rune)
Smith's helm (rune) (758)
Smith's chestplate (rune)
Smith's chestplate (rune) (758)
Smith's boots (rune)
Smith's boots (rune) (758)
Smith's gauntlets (rune)
Smith's gauntlets (rune) (758)


It's up to you to find out what cost/experience ratio best suits your needs. Also, although Suak may be terse, he knows his stuff - if you make sure to smith whatever item he is currently giving a lesson in (helm, chestplate, boots or gloves), then you will receive 10% more experience per item made. Finally, if you build up enough respect to buy them, there are three rewards you can buy from Elof - Quick Learner, Budding Student and Master Student - which respectively grant you an additional 2%, 4% or 5% boost when following Suak's lessons.

Cannon Repair Members icon

cannon repair.jpg
Isak calls these his 'silver beauties'

The cannon repair shop is in the workshop's basement, in its own chamber to the south-west. Members with level 62+ Smithing can talk to Isak there to get an idea on how to help him repair the decayed cannons that are brought in. It's a simple five-step process that requires only grade II steel ingots, a hammer, and the three moulds (cog mould, pipe mould and test cannonball mould) on the desk near the furnaces. There are a couple of smelter conveyers in the repair shop for you to collect your ingots from. One you have a hammer, all three moulds and some grade II steel ingots, just follow this process:

  1. Fix cannon base: - Pick up the broken base from the cannon base desk near Isak and empty it by removing the cogs - there should be 10 broken cannon cogs inside. Use all of these cogs on an anvil to attempt to repair them. If any break, you will need to make replacements by using your ingots in the furnace while holding the cog mould. Once you have 10 repaired cannon cogs, put them back into the empty cannon base and set the repaired base in the centre of the room.
  2. Fix cannon stand: - Take the broken stand from the cannon stand desk near Isak and empty it - inside are three pipes, all of which will be broken. To fix these, use them in the furnace with the pipe mould in your inventory. Then put the repaired pipes back into the empty cannon stand and set the repaired stand on the cannon base.
  3. Fix cannon barrel: - Snatch the broken barrel off the cannon barrel desk and use it with an anvil to fix it. You'll likely need to use it with an anvil a few times to fully bash it back into shape. Once done, set the repaired barrel on the cannon stand.
  4. Fix cannon furnace: - Yoink the broken furnace from the last, cannon furnace, desk and empty it. Inside is a broken fuse box and a broken flint, both of which will need fixing on an anvil. Once fixed, fill the empty fuse box with gunpowder from the barrels between the furnaces and smelter. Place the full fuse box and repaired flint back into the empty cannon furnace and finally place the repaired furnace on the cannon barrel.
  5. Test fire: - Now the cannon is rebuilt it will need test firing to calibrate it. Use a couple of your steel ingots in a furnace while holding the test cannonball mould to create 8 test cannonballs. Then, simply load the cannon to initiate the firing sequence.

For each cannon that you completely repair and test you'll earn 3,846 Smithing XP.

Ceremonial Swords Members icon

ceremonial swords.jpg
Gently does it...

To begin smithing ceremonial swords, head to the smelter on the workshop's ground floor and talk with either Abel or Egil - you'll need a hammer and some tongs, which can be collected from the workbench by the entrance. Next, you'll need some ingots. You are free to work with iron, steel, mithril, adamant or rune ingots, but they must be grade IV ingots. Only the highest quality will do for ceremonial swords. Obviously, it's cheaper to work with iron (in case you make a mistake), but you will gain more experience from working with more valuable metals. As mistakes here can be costly, you can talk to Egil or Abel to have a few practice runs smithing ceremonial swords out of bronze.

Once you've got your tools and the grade IV ingots of your choice, next you'll need to get some sword plans from Egil or Abel. Now you're set, the first step of the smithing process is to heat an ingot in one of the furnaces alongside the smelter. This will make the metal more malleable for you to work with. You can quickly heat all the ingots in your inventory and they will stay hot and soft until you're ready to work them. Any heated ingots that you don't use can be cooled in the water trough at the western end of the smelter and returned. Once heated, place the ingot on an anvil, then click on the anvil to begin smithing. An interface similar to the below image will appear.

ceremonial swords interface.jpg
Ceremonial sword smithing interface

At the top is the plan, which is what you're aiming for your sword beneath it to look like. What you need to do is click on the small hammer icons around your blade to make dents in the metal until it matches the plans. You can choose how hard you hit each point with the slider to the bottom-left of the interface. You only have a certain 'cooldown' time before the metal can no longer be worked, which is shown at the top-left. Each hard, medium or soft blow you strike reduces the cooldown by one; a careful hit reduces it by two. How hard you choose to hit each point will dent the blade by the following amounts:

Hit strength Dent made
Hard 0-5 (typically 3)
Medium 0-3 (typically 2)
Soft 0-2 (typically 1)
Careful 1


Ceremonial sword smithing is a tricky craft even for level 70 Smiths, but the higher your Smithing level, the more consistently you'll make a typical dent, ergo the closer you'll be able to match any plans you are given. And the closer you match the plans you've been given, the more experience that sword will earn you. Also, it's better to underhit than overhit (i.e. if the plans have a 3 at a given point along the blade, you'd be better off finishing with a 2 than overhitting to a depth of 4). Note that if you make a dent of greater than 6 anywhere but at the tip of the sword, the blade will become too brittle and break, and you will gain no experience for that sword which can be a very costly mistake! Once the sword has cooled (or if you manage to match the plans perfectly beforehand), talk to Egil or Abel again and they will judge your work, giving you a percentage score for how closely you've matched the plans (and some Smithing XP). Smithing a perfect sword will always earn you 120% of the base experience for that sword; percentage scores of 99% or less produce XP awards proportional to the base experience value. A sword which scores 85% would net you 85% of the base XP value listed on the following table.

Sword Level XP
(Perfect score)
Ironbr>Iron 70 Smithing base
2702 x 120% = 3242 final xp
Steel
Steel
75 Smithing base
3782 x 120% = 4538 final xp
Mithril
Mithril
80 Smithing base
4538 x 120% = 5446 final xp
Adamant
Adamant
85 Smithing base
5727 x 120% = 6873 final xp
Rune
Rune
90 Smithing base
7132 x 120% = 8558 final xp
  • Note: Swords shown are perfectly smithed "keeper" versions. The ability to craft these is purchased from Elof for 30% respect per design. Most swords produced aren't visible items.
Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV Plan V
Iron ceremonial sword Iron ceremonial sword i Iron ceremonial sword ii Iron ceremonial sword iii Iron ceremonial sword iv Iron ceremonial sword v
Steel ceremonial sword Steel ceremonial sword i Steel ceremonial sword ii Steel ceremonial sword iii Steel ceremonial sword iv Steel ceremonial sword v
Mithril ceremonial sword Mithril ceremonial sword i Mithril ceremonial sword ii Mithril ceremonial sword iii Mithril ceremonial sword iv Mithril ceremonial sword v
Adamant ceremonial sword Adamant ceremonial sword i Adamant ceremonial sword ii Adamant ceremonial sword iii Adamant ceremonial sword iv Adamant ceremonial sword v
Rune ceremonial sword Rune ceremonial sword i Rune ceremonial sword ii Rune ceremonial sword iii Rune ceremonial sword iv Rune ceremonial sword v

Diversions

Whatever training methods you end up using in the Artisan Workshop, keep an eye out for these odd and diverting things that will occasionally happen. Each of these will earn you a little bit of respect with the artisans, some Smithing XP or some other rewards.

  • The whole workshop is just a huge and finely tuned machine with the smelter at its centre. As with all such machines, it can be prone to wear and tear, so keep an eye out to fix any burst pipes or other breakages.
  • While taking lessons in burial armour, keep an eye out for the suits of armour on the walls being 'reinhabited' by long-dead dwarven ancestors. They're not aggressive, but will defend themselves. Dwarves will respect those who return these restless souls to their slumber.
  • While training in the workshop, Aksel may occasionally ask for your help in making a bronze ceremonial sword for a very important client. This can happen for free-players or members alike, so long as you have at least level 20 Smithing.

Rewards

royale cannon.jpg
Dwarves must use the metric system

The more time that you spend training at the Artisan Workshop, and the better you become at smithing, the more respect you will gain from your dwarf tutors. This respect can be 'cashed in' with Elof in the workshop's basement for a range of rewards. The first few rewards are available to all; the rest are members-only.

Reward 'Respect' cost Description
Quick Repairs 5% Learn about some of the workshop's 'undocumented features' and you'll be able to repair the workshop's burst pipes more quickly.
Repair Expert 15% Become a better at repairing and you'll gain 10% more Smithing XP for any burst pipes you fix in the future.
Quick Learner 20% You've shown your commitment to learn, so you will gain a 2% boost to any Smithing XP earned while making the current lesson's burial armour.
Budding Student Members icon 40% You've shown the artisans that you're a quick study, so will gain a further 2% boost to any Smithing XP earned while making the current lesson's burial armour. (Requires and stacks with 'Quick Learner' for a 4% total boost.)
Master Student Members icon 60% You're top of the class now, so this will give you a final extra 1% boost to any Smithing XP earned while making the current lesson's burial armour. (Requires and stacks with 'Budding Student' for a 5% total boost.)
Ceremonial Sword Plans I-V Members icon 30% each Purchase five different plans for ceremonial swords. If you manage to make a perfect version of one of these plans at the ceremonial sword smithing area (in the metal of your choice), you get to keep it!
Golden Cannon Members icon 50% Buy this and Elof will be happy to 'pimp' your own dwarf multicannon into a golden machine of death. You can convert it back at any time.
Royale Cannon Members icon 100% If you don't think a golden cannon is already excessive, then buy this to earn the option of having Elof convert your dwarf multicannon into an agro-inducing, golden-and-jewel-encrusted monstrosity. (Requires Golden Cannon.)

Development Team

Content Team
Developer: Seb D
Graphics Team
Graphics: Alec V, Alex R, Chris W
Quality Assurance Team
QA: Alistair H, Andrew P, Daniel H, James H, Liam H, Stacey N, Thomas H, Vicki M
Audio Team
Audio: Adam B


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