Blast Furnace was a minigame initially designed in 2005, and ever since then, has had a monumental and revolutionary impact. In Old School RuneScape, whether you desire to make money or gain experience in Smithing, Blast Furnace continues to remain the meta method. buy rs3 gold
Throughout the guide, we’ll explore the requirements, how to actually do the minigame, and the best pathways for-profit and experience. One of the main advantages of Blast Furnace is that it consumes only ½ of the coal in contrast to the regular smelting process.
The first and most important requirement is that you must have membership! Unfortunately, there’s absolutely no way to access the minigame without being a member. You must also complete the quest ‘The Giant Dwarf’. This quest can be quite long (shorter if you have unlocked teleportation methods such as Fairy Rings) but is absolutely worth it just for Blast Furnace. Here are the requirements for the quest: 12 Crafting, 14 Thieving, 16 Firemaking, 33 Magic.
The relationship between The Giant Dwarf and Blast Furnace is quite interesting. You do not have to complete the quest; you must merely start it until you gain access to the kingdom of Keldagrim. From there, you need to speak to the Foreman, and he’ll grant you access from then onwards. The location is the basement of this building in Keldagrim (where the quest takes you to):
Once you have started The Giant Dwarf, you also have access to the minigame teleport that you can use every 20 minutes. This prevents any unnecessary and complicated travel using minecarts.
There’s no strict requirement for a Smithing level. However, if you are below level 60, you must pay the Foreman 2,500 osrs gold every 10 minutes to use the furnace.
Another consideration is that oftentimes, bars will be too hot to extract from the conveyor belt. Therefore, you will need to bring a bucket, and fill it with water from the underground source. That’s pretty tedious though – you can obtain ice gloves, wearing them will provide an infinite and instantaneous source to instantly cool any heated bars. You can obtain ice gloves from the Ice Queen, who’s underground in the White Wolf Mountain. You will need at least level 50 Mining to reach her, and she is level 111. Don’t be fooled by her combat level though: using Protect from Melee allows you to effectively take zero damage.
To be optimal, wearing a Graceful Outfit will help (ores can be heavy), alongside stamina potions. Otherwise, you will have to wait for your energy to recuperate every now and then. That reduces your time actually being able to skill and produce bars. Even if you are pursuing the profit method, use stamina potions, as you will make more in the long run.