Crafting metal armour is performed with an armourers hammer on an anvil with smelted ingots.
Ingots can be smelted from ore by a miner / metallurgist who are also required to dig the ore out of a mountain. If you want to reach the position of Grandmaster Armourer, be prepared to use several thousand ore.
Types of Ingots
There are seven types of metal ingots that can be smelted by a miner / metallurgist and then forged into armour:
Note: venomous ingots cannot be forged into armour, these are the exclusive province of the Weaponsmith. Mithril can only be mined, smelted and forged by a Dwarf.
How to make tinted Ingots
Blackrock ingots are made by alchemically treating the raw ore with various ingredients before it gets smelted into ingots. More on treating and alchemy here.
Use (u) an armourers hammer on an anvil to craft items from available ingots in your inventory. There is a skill premium required to craft tinted items - please see the Advanced Crafting page for more info.
A skilled armourer can make a full set of metal armour like plate mail, helm, gauntlets, greaves and boots. Due to the variable skill involved the armourer must make each piece separately and a novice must start with the smaller, simpler items first.
Armourers may also hammer certain ingots into sheets of metal for tinkers to work with.
|Ingot||Sheets||Min Skill %|
|Brass Ingot||Brass Sheets x4||20|
|Silver Ingot||Silver Sheets x4||35|
Here is a list of items that can be made from ingots of the appropriate type along with their minimum skill requrements:
|Item||Ingredients||Min Skill %|
|Kite Shield||ingots x7||0|
|Heater Shield||ingots x8||2|
|Large Shield||ingots x9||4|
|Tower Shield||ingots x10||5|
|Full Helm||ingots x6||6|
|Horned Helm||ingots x6||7|
|Scale Mail||ingots x10||8|
|Chain Leggings||ingots x6||11|
|Chain Coif||ingots x4||12|
|Plate Boots||ingots x6||13|
|Chain Gloves||ingots x4||16|
|Chain Boots||ingots x6||17|
|Chain Mail||ingots x10||18|
|Plate Mail||ingots x12||19|
|Field Plate||ingots x12||20|
The Armoury skill, like most crafting skills, can be repeated with F11.
Tinted Items and Magic Items
Please see the Advanced Crafting page for more info on crafting magic armour and tinted armour.