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Spell fire flameblades.png
  • Smelting
  • 2 sec cast
  • Mining
  • Allows the miner to turn ore into metal bars. This skill requires a forge.
Usable by
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Other information

Smelting allows a character to process raw ore into purer bars of the base metal or combine other smelted metals into an alloy such as Bronze. Requires a forge.

To smelt metals you must be near a forge with the needed ore in your bags, open your Spellbook, click the General tab, and click the Spell fire flameblades.png Smelting button.

This is the primary sub-skill of the Mining profession which now grants Toughness (mining).

Smelting Difficulty:

Metal Learnable Orange Yellow Green Gray Ore Rarity Ingredients
Inv ingot 02.png [Copper Bar] 1 1 25 47 70 Common Inv ore copper 01.png [Copper Ore]
Inv ingot 05.png [Tin Bar] 65 x 65 70 75 Common Inv ore tin 01.png [Tin Ore]
Inv ingot bronze.png [Bronze Bar] 65 x 65 75 100 Alloy Inv ingot 02.png [Copper Bar]
+ Inv ingot 05.png [Tin Bar]
Inv ingot 01.png [Silver Bar] 75 75 100 105 110 Uncommon Tin Vein Inv stone 16.png [Silver Ore]
Inv ingot iron.png [Iron Bar] 125 x 100 125 150 Common Inv ore iron 01.png [Iron Ore]
Inv ingot 03.png [Gold Bar] 155 115 150 155 160 Uncommon Iron or Mithril Deposit Inv ore gold 01.png [Gold Ore]
Inv ingot steel.png [Steel Bar] 165 x 125 130 135 Alloy Inv ingot iron.png [Iron Bar]
+ Coal
Inv ingot 06.png [Mithril Bar] 175 x 150 175 200 Common Inv ore mithril 02.png [Mithril Ore]
Inv ingot mithril.png [Dark Iron Bar] 230 230 300 305 310 Common 8x Inv ore mithril 01.png [Dark Iron Ore]
(at Black Forge)
Inv ingot 08.png [Truesilver Bar] 230 165 200 205 290? Uncommon Mithril Deposit Inv ore truesilver 01.png [Truesilver Ore]
Inv ingot 07.png [Thorium Bar] 250 230 250 270 290 Common Inv ore thorium 02.png [Thorium Ore]
Inv ingot eternium.png [Enchanted Thorium Bar] 250 x 250 270 290 Alloy Inv ingot 07.png [Thorium Bar]
+ 3x Inv enchant dustdream.png [Dream Dust]
Inv ingot thorium.png [Enchanted Elementium Bar] 300 300 350 362 375 Uncommon drop from
Blackwing Technician
in Blackwing Lair
Inv stone sharpeningstone 01.png [Elementium Ingot]
+ 10x Inv misc stonetablet 05.png [Arcanite Bar]
+ 1x Spell fire flamebolt.png [Fiery Core]
+ 3x Elemental Flux
BC Burning Crusade
Fel Iron Bar 275 x 275 300 315 common 2x Fel Iron Ore
Adamantite Bar 325 x 325 332 340 common 2x Adamantite Ore
Eternium Bar 350 x 350 357 365 Uncommon drop from Fel Iron or Adamantite Deposit 2x Eternium Ore
Felsteel Bar 350 x 350 357 375 Alloy 3x Fel Iron Bar
+ 2x Eternium Bar
Khorium Bar 375 x x x 375 Uncommon Fel Iron or Adamantite Deposit 2x Khorium Ore
Hardened Adamantite Bar 375 x x x 375 Alloy 10x Adamantite Bar
Hardened Khorium Bar 375 x x x 375 Alloy 3x Khorium Bar
+ 1x Hardened Adamantite Bar
Wrath Wrath of the Lich King
Cobalt Bar 350 x 350 362 375 Common 1x Cobalt Ore
Saronite Bar 400 x x x 400 Common 2x Saronite Ore
Titanium Bar 450 x x x 450 Uncommon Saronite Deposit 2x Titanium Ore
Inv ingot titansteel blue.png [Titansteel Bar] 450 x x x 450 Alloy 3x Titanium Bar
+ 1x Eternal Fire
+ 1x Eternal Earth
+ 1x Eternal Shadow
Cataclysm Cataclysm
Obsidium Bar 425[1] ? 425 437 475 Obsidium Deposit, Rich Obsidium Deposit 2x Obsidium Ore
Elementium Bar 475 ? 475 475? 500 Elementium Vein, Rich Elementium Vein 2x Inv stone sharpeningstone 01.png [Elementium Ore]
Hardened Elementium Bar 500 ? 500 500? 525 Alloy 10x Elementium Bar
+4x Volatile Earth
Pyrium Bar 525 ? ? ? 525? Pyrite Deposit, Rich Pyrite Deposit 2x Pyrite Ore


  1. Also requires Illustrious Blacksmithing.