Mithril ore
Mithril ore
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update unknown) edit
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 97 coins
Low alch 64 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 243 coins
Exchange price 276 coins (info)
Buy limit 25,000
Examine This needs refining.
Weight 1.75 kg
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Mithril ore detail

Mithril ore is obtained through the Mining skill in various places throughout RuneScape by mining mithril ore rocks. It can be smelted with 4 heaps of coal through the Smithing skill at level 50 to form a mithril bar, which can then be smithed into various types of weapons and armour.

Mithril ore can be mined with a Mining level of 55 or higher, granting 80 Mining experience.

Dropping monstersEdit

Levels 1 to 49Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cockroach worker302–3 (noted)Common
Cockroach soldier363 (noted)Common
Archer (Burthorpe)801Uncommon
Guard (Burthorpe)371Uncommon
Rockslug42; 491Uncommon
Desert Lizard35; 49; 631Rare
Small Lizard301Rare

Levels 50 to 74Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Goblin statue702Common
Lesser reborn warrior681Common
Ice giant511Uncommon
Ankou60; 61; 633–7 (noted)Uncommon
Warped tortoise723–9 (noted)Uncommon
Ork statue712Very rare

Levels 75 to 99Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Living rock protector923 (noted)Common
Living rock striker923Common
Ourg statue1144Common
Ogre statue753Uncommon
Mutated bloodveld91; 953Uncommon
Lizard (Slayer)771Rare

Levels 100 and aboveEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Scutarius1056–10 (noted)Common
Brutal green dragon1055 (noted)Uncommon
Dagannoth Rex30325 (noted)Uncommon
Waterfiend102; 1071–5 (noted)Uncommon

Mining locationsEdit

See main article: Mithril ore rocks

Other ways of obtainingEdit


Its noted form can sometimes be found inside barrels.


Through the Divination skill, 3 coal can be transmuted into a mithril ore. This process requires level 63 Divination and 2 vibrant energy.

Respawn rateEdit

Mithril ore, like all other mined rocks, respawns at a rate directly proportional to the number of people in the rock's RuneScape world. If the world is empty, the ore respawns in 4 minutes; if it is full (with 2000 players), it respawns in 2 minutes. Thus the respawn rate of mithril ore is

4-\frac{x}{1000} minutes,

where x is the number of players in the world

A table of respawn rates is given below.

Players 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000
Respawn time 4:00 3:48 3:36 3:24 3:12 3:00 2:48 2:36 2:24 2:12 2:00

A common way to overcome the slow respawn rate of mithril ore is world switching. This is done by mining the ore on a world until you have mined all the rocks and then logging out to the lobby and switching to a different world. Repeat until the player's inventory is full.


  • When RuneScape was first released, smelting mithril bars required level 55 Smithing. Jagex later redefined the smithing table such that smelting mithril bars only required level 50 Smithing. This may have been because although mithril requires 55 mining to mine, getting 55 mining is much easier than getting 55 smithing, and as such it would make sense that the requirement to smith it was lower.
  • The metal Mithril features in many fantasy worlds, sometimes spelled mithral. It is found in both the novel and film series The Lord of the Rings, where it is white, as well as Dungeons and Dragons, Final Fantasy, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and World of Warcraft.
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