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Hi Guys

I have been trying to get my smithing up to finish the last of my Varrock tasks, however I have now realised Cannonballs make a little cash, and since I am quite happy here smithing I may try to get 99.

My question is,

While it will no doubt be slow, is cannonball smithing the easiest method for getting 99 and making cash?

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If by easiest you mean "the least amount of brainpower involved" then I suppose. Certainly not a good method though.

A much better method is to superheat gold ore with goldsmithing gauntlets until 88 smithing, then use adamant bars to make adamant platebodies until 99 smithing, with a scroll of efficiency. This will of course lose money but the time you saved on the way to 99 smithing can be used to make money which will exceed whatever you could make with cannonballs.

Cannonballs are something like 15k xp/hr and less than 200k gp/hr. Both of these are terrible. If you insist on doing cannonballs, complete morytania 2. The legs will let you craft cannonballs twice as fast at the Port Phasmatys furnace.

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Can't think of any other profitable smithing methods off the top if my head, but I'm sure there are 1 or 2 to do with platebodies and such.

The only advice I'd give is if you intend to do cannonballs to 99 do enough of the Morytania tasks to unlock the double speed cannon balls at port phasmytas furnace and do it there.

But as loreal already covered in terms of metagame you are better off getting the 99 as fast as possible and making money other ways for overal time vs profit rates.

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Oooo I forgot about the Morytania Tasks, I have that reward already :) I also have the blacksmith outfit.

Lol if I worked it out right, unaided it would take 28 weeks, however with the blacksmith outfit and necklaces its 14 weeks, which will be a tad faster at Morytania. O_o hmmm perhaps ill go with Cannonballs till I get bored then move to a faster method.

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Oooo I forgot about the Morytania Tasks, I have that reward already :) I also have the blacksmith outfit.

Lol if I worked it out right, unaided it would take 28 weeks, however with the blacksmith outfit and necklaces its 14 weeks, which will be a tad faster at Morytania. O_o hmmm perhaps ill go with Cannonballs till I get bored then move to a faster method.

Do keep in mind blacksmith outfit won't last that long without recharge crystals.

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yeah, sadly that's all the bloody wheel gives me :\ so I have some to waste especially with daily challenges giving spins

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Smithing cannonballs to 99 would be a tremendous waste of your time. If you have the money, make adamant plates (requires level 88) to 99. Before that, superheat gold while mining.

If you can't afford it, make money.

Even if it means doing something stupid like picking bananas.

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Cannonballs with Morytania 2 are apparently (according to a guy who did them to 99) 19k/xp hour and 200k gp/hr. Which is basically terrible.


As loreal said the best method for pure smithing would be smelt gold bars (actually superheat since you aren't 99 magic)with goldsmith gauntlets then at 88 Addy plates.

Another method, if you plan on maxing, is to mine concentrated gold, superheat, and drop (with the last two being able to be done losslessly). This method will be much easier after EoC is released.




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