Blacksmithing is a profession, which allows the creation of heavy armor and weapons and their improvement.
Typically, blacksmiths needs a forge and an anvil for their work. Crafting stations can be found in almost every larger settlement. The player should explore the area for useful material. To start refining iron ore, one needs 10 chunks of ore.
The blacksmithing profession comes with 5 tabs:
Refine – melt ore into ingots and use them later in the crafting process
Creation – craft weapons and heavy armor
Deconstruct – destroys the existing heavy armor or weapon, but extracts crafting ingredients in that process. Warning: During crafting, the player has also access to the items stored inside of the bank account!
Improvement – with reagents, one can upgrade weapons and armor from normal to legendary. Normal to Fine requires 5 reagents with a 20% chance. Fine to Superior requires 7 reagents (15% per reagent), Superior to Epic 10% and Epic to Legendary just 5%.
Research – learn the traits of a weapons or heavy armor, this feature is similar to deconstruct and has a 6 hour cool down.
Increases the chance of improving items with tempers.
Greatly increases the chances of improving items with tempers.
More than doubles the chances of improving items with tempers.
The basic ore the player will find, is iron ore, but as the game proceeds and with the leveling of the character, other ore types can be found. Note: The Metalworking skill is necessary to use ingots from new ore types. Keen Eye is another useful skill, if one intends to craft a lot. This skill helps to find ore much faster/easier.
To progress in this profession, it is advised to collect a huge batch of ore.
Ingredients for racial styles
Each item has 14 different styles, but by default the player only knows his/her own, specific racial style at the beginning of the game and must learn the other styles. There are special Racial Motifs, the player can find during the game. Mostly these can be found while exploring the country, a good source maybe is also the book shelves in the numerous homes.