Smelting orc steel in an orc forge.
Good-aligned players can obtain Orc Steel ingots on occasion by killing orcs; Olog-hai will also sometimes drop Orc Steel ingots upon death. Orc Steel ingots can also be found as loot in the tents of Orc Camps or produced by unsmelting unneeded items made from this type of steel.
Upon smelting Morgul Iron ore into Orc Steel, the player earns the achievement "Orc Smith".
Evil players can use the ingots to craft the armour and equipment of the three factions on their respective crafting tables:
- Mordor Orc armour and equipment on the Morgul crafting table;
- Angmar armour and equipment on the Angmar crafting table;
- Dol Guldur armour and equipment on a Dol Guldur crafting table.
As with other metals, Orc Steel ingots can be crafted into a block, and vice versa. This does not require an Orcish crafting table; it is done on the standard table.
To players with a negative Orc alignment, the ingots are largely useless, as they require the use of the Morgul crafting table, Dol Guldur crafting table, or Angmar crafting table to make anything of use. They can still be used to repair captured Orc equipment and armour or Utumno weapons and armour on an anvil. They could also be sold to evil players on a server or to a trader (see list to the top right).