Smithy historically it has been a repetitive and tedious skill to train in old school runescape, with the Blast Furnace dominating training at the higher levels. However, Jagex attempted to rectify some of this with the release of foundry of giantsa Smithing minigame accessible at low levels that provides a highly interactive alternative to the conventional Smithing experience.
Giants’ Foundry is a fairly complex minigame that will take some getting used to. Have a high skill roof and the will require your attentionbut this is rewarded with very high XP rates and various helpful rewards that can enhance your minigame experience and blacksmithing feats outside of the foundry.
How to unlock the foundry of giants
Before you can play the Giants’ Foundry minigame, you must unlock it. This requires you to complete a short quest called sleeping giantswho sees you helping a Hill Giant named Kovac to restore an ancient forge of giants that he has stumbled upon. Although it requires a fair amount of item gathering, the quest shouldn’t present any problems, as long as you meet the requirements. Level 15 Blacksmithing requirement to complete it. You can start the quest by finding Kovac in the Giants Plateau.
Although the level 15 blacksmithing requirement is not high compared to some of the Old School RuneScape quests, you can still bypass it if you wish. completing quests that award blacksmithing experience. For example, the knight’s sword It will take you from Smithing level 1 to level 29, not only allowing you to unlock Giants’ Foundry but also giving you a huge head start on your Smithing journey.
Giant Foundry Overview
The Foundry of the Giants is a ancient forge once used by the Hill Giants. Although better suited for larger species, you’ll still be able to use the gear here to make huge swords for Kovac, who owns the forge. You can use the equipment for free, but you will have to supply your own metal bars. The bars you bring must be appropriate to your Smithing level, although you can use any combination of different types of bars; for example, at Blacksmithing level 70 you can use any type of bar up to Adamant.
You can use metal equipment instead of bars if you like, though you’ll get one less bar than was used to forge it. Therefore, a runeplate body in the foundry will be treated as four runite bars even though it is believed to have five.
You will start by getting a commission from Kovac, detailing exactly what kind of sword he wants you to create. Then you’ll get to work making a sword that satisfies him – the better you do, the more rewards you’ll receive in the end. The first step is choose your molds, once for each part of the sword. So you want to fill the melting pot with your metal bars, and pour the molten metal into the molds you have lined up to create a sword preform.
Most of the minigame involves turning this preform into a finished sword, which you’ll do at hammering, polishedY grinding at various points. You’ll also need to manage the temperature of your preform as you finish it: you can dip it in lava heat it or turn it off in a waterfall to cool it down.
Eventually, you will have a finished sword that you can give to Kovac for rewards. Your rewards will vary based on your performance, but will almost always include money, experience, and reputation (to be spent in the rewards store). However, if your sword doesn’t meet Kovac’s exacting standards, then you won’t get any rewards!
Create and refine a sword, in detail
Upon entering the foundry, the first thing to do is fill the crucible with as many bars and armor pieces as you can. Then you need to talk to Kovac to get the commission from him and remember him well: he will need you to choose the perfect molds for his sword.
Go to the mold station next, and choose three molds that best reflect your assignment: one for each sword tip, swordY forte. Each mold will boost the quality of certain sword types; so, for example, if you’ve been tasked with making a heavy broadsword, you should look for molds that have the best ratings for these stats.
Return to the crucible and pour your metal into the mold. After a short while, this will settle to a preform, which you must remove from the mold and begin to refine. However, the preform cannot be handled normally: you will need a Bucket of water in your inventory to touch it. Alternatively, use ice gloves allows you to collect your preform without a bucket of water, if you have access to them.
the refinement The step is the final part of the minigame, and it is the one that requires the most participation on your part. Three status bars will appear on your screen; from top to bottom these are a quality indicatora temperature gaugeand a process indicator. The bottom bar tells him what he should do at all times, so he should pay close attention to this, though he’ll also want to control the temperature of the sword.
There are three stations you could be working on: the Ramthe Grindstoneand the polishing wheel – as well as a lava pool to heat your preform and a Waterfall to cool it down. Where it should be will depend on your process indicator. If, for example, it shows the hammer icon on a red background, you’ll need to work on the Trip Hammer while using Lava Pool from time to time to make sure your temperature gauge stays in the red zone.
Once you’re done, hand on your sword and reap those sweet rewards!
Giants’ Foundry Tips and Rewards
Your reward will be triple: when you deliver a sword you will receive Blacksmithing XP, moneyY reputation to spend in the rewards store. As you’d expect with a RuneScape minigame, the reward shop can be accessed by talking to Kovac and includes a variety of blacksmith-related rewards that will help you both in and out of the smelter.
First of all, you can buy several molds which can be used in the Giants’ Foundry minigame to give you more options when crafting your swords. These will help you craft better quality swords in the minigame, though each has smithing level requirements that you need to be aware of.
Perhaps the highlight is that you can buy four parts of a blacksmiths uniform, which not only makes you look like a master blacksmith, but also provides passive blacksmithing bonuses while you use it. Each piece gives you a 20 percent chance of speed up a Smithing animation by one tick and also a 20 percent chance of speed up progress in foundry – both percentages jump to 100 percent when you use the full set.
the blacksmith gloves can be combined with ice gloves to create Blacksmith Gloves (I)that carry the preform retention benefits of Ice Gloves while also granting the passive bonuses of Blacksmith Gloves.
When you are in the Giants Foundry, you will be running a lot. wearing a set of fancy armor is a great way to keep your energy up for running, although if you wear the Smiths uniform you may choose to bring some stamina potions instead.
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