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These are the Perks available in the Smithing perks tree.

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Can improve magical weapons and armor. and improve them twice as much. and improve them twice as much.IGN http://www.Skyrim Wiki Guide . and improve them twice as much. Can create Scaled and Plate armor at forges. and improve them twice as much.ign. Can create Ebony armor and weapons at forges. Dwarven Smithing 30 Elven Smithing 30 Advanced Armors 50 Orcish Smithing Arcane Blacksmith Glass Smithing 50 60 70 Ebony Smithing 80 Daedric Smithing 90 Dragon Armor 100 How To Get Started 2 of 10 8/1/2013 10:00 AM . Can create Orcish armor and weapons at forges. and improve them twice as much. Can create Elven armor and weapons at forges. and improve them twice as much. and improve them twice as much. Can create Glass armor and weapons at forges. Can create Dragon armor at forges.Smithing .com/wikis/the-elder-scrolls-5-skyrim/Smithing Perk Steel Smithing Level -- Description Can create Steel armor and weapons at forges. Can create Daedric armor and weapons at forges. and improve them twice as much. and improve them twice as much. Can create armor and weapons at forges.

Tanning Rack: Hides can be turned into Leather. Merchants (particularly blacksmiths) sell many or all of these items. you can buy/mine the ores and then smelt them at smelting furnaces. To make the ingots that are required to forge armors and jewelry. Bear in mind that when searching some animal corpses (particularly sabre cats. Leather is easily and cheaply obtained by hunting any furry animals and also can be purchased for a fairly low price at most blacksmiths. Also. silver and jewels). which can be turned into Leather Strips. Armor and weaponry often require ingots of various metals as well as leather and/or leather strips. weapons and jewelry can be crafted at any forge. Smelter: Ores can be refined into Ingots at the Smelter.ign. 3 of 10 8/1/2013 10:00 AM . and you can quickly find yourself overburdened by creating too much leather. Mines will often have *gasp!* ore veins to mine.Skyrim Wiki Guide . Animal skins to make into leather are usually still in use by the animal inside them. mined. The most convenient smelter is just a few feet away from the Fast Travel spot in Whiterun. hunted or looted. different animal skins produce different amounts of leather. and therefore must be killed. This smithery has all the stations required to turn every raw ingredient into weapons and armor. Workbench: Armor can be improved at a Workbench Grindstone: Weapons can be improved at a Grindstone. which can be obtained by processing Leather into Leather strips on a tanning rack.Smithing . Most weapons and armour will require Leather Strips. These also produce gems occasionally. but they can also be found. goats and deer) you won't always find a pelt.IGN Forge: Armor. You must have specific raw ingredients in order to make these improvements (gold. Jewelry can be enchanted.

The value of the crafted object now has an effect on the experience gained. A great way to get hides for leather is killing giants.5. Tips On Developing Smithing Just build iron daggers all the way to 100. be sure to use the standing stones west of Riverwood (in this case.IGN http://www. killing them and reloading your saved game. Warrior) and the Well Rested bonus from sleeping for maximum efficiency. NOTE: As of patch 1. Alternately. They generally have some bear or saber cat pelts on them which grant four leather per Types of Armor Daedric Armor Dragon Armor Dwarven Armor Ebony Armor Elven Armor Glass Armor Hide Armor Imperial Armor Iron Armor Leather Armor Orcish Armor Steel Armor Studded Armor You can also make Jewelry and a variety of Weapons with Smithing. Glitch: If you have the unpatched version of the game.Skyrim Wiki Guide . but the time investment is well worth it.ign. you can replenish shopkeepers and NPC's gold and "reshuffle" their inventory by saving your game. It might take about 4 hours or so. like in alchemy. As with all skill grinding. the player can wait at one location for 48 hours to refresh vendors' stock.Smithing . After completing the quest Unfathomable Depths an active effect called "Ancient Knowledge" (Smithing skill increases 15% faster) will be 4 of 10 8/1/2013 10:00 AM . Alternatively. this exploit has been removed. you can create leather bracers. Just fast travel back and forth between towns with blacksmiths and buy out their iron ingots/ore and leather strips. which only require one leather and two leather strips.

You can then enchant the jewelry. watch your overall level gauge. As you level blacksmithing (or alchemy or enchanting). Since Smithing is leveled up higher if the smithed item is more expensive. ring. stop what you are doing and visit a trainer to buy 5 skill levels for something you never use (ie destruction magic if you are an archer. It could be possible to create a blacksmith's elixir with alchemist x 5 and benefactor perks with a capped alchemly level to create and even stronger potion. the experience is increased exponentially. provided you can keep finding/buying iron ingots/ore. It's very helpful for leveling smithing. and then sell them.etc. two handed if you are a mage).IGN http://www. and soul gems. you need to cap and have the improvement perks for both your enchanting and smithing skills. This will make getting level 60+ at end game a lot easier and less tedious. and chest armor with the "weapons and armor can be improved by 20%". post-patch 1. This will help you maximize your top level at the end of the game without having to grind out useless skills.5. Doing so will increase your weapon and armor enhancement to 130%. If you are a thief. never purchase your thief skills. How to maximize your weapon and armor enhancement In short: you must improve your smithing. If you can use precious gems(Rubies. First. If you are a mage.).diamonds.Skyrim Wiki Guide . hand. and possibly alchemy to maximize your weapon and armor enhancement. Wear all the items to have an 80 percent weapon and armor ehancement. The Transmute spell is a godsend for this method as you can buy or find iron ingots and convert them into silver or gold ingots. drink a blacksmith's elixir to increase your weapons and armor enhance for another 50%. This is an great way to make money and level your smithing and given.ign. Then you will need to enchant a necklace. Before enhancing your weapon and armor on a grindstone or workbench. Buy skill gains in opposition to how you actually play. Once you level up. precious gems. never purchase training in your magic skills.Smithing . 5 of 10 8/1/2013 10:00 AM . smithing jewelry is very effective. enchanting.

) Hint: If you have a horse you can clearout the ruins in one trip. You can go beyond the hard cap if you use a Smithing potion that can be bought. (Check the smelter for which items you want to smelt.ign. or looted (you can craft better Smithing potions than what are for sale or looted). However. Clear a dwarven ruin. Take as many trips as necessary. which has everything you need. Here's how it works: Buy a house. Alchemy. You do this naturally during the course of the Mage's College questline (and that one is bursting with dwemer metal). chest piece. so once at 100 Smithing you only need to have a Note that the armor cap in Skyrim occurs at 567 displayed Armor Rating (80% damage reduction). Preferably the one in Whiterun (Breezehome) since it's next door to Warmaiden's. grabbing the Dwarven Smithing can be a cash cow. The hard cap for Smithing is 168. Sell bows. Find a companion and outfit them with the bare essentials. enchanting items purchased from vendors. then go to the ruin and bring back every piece of dwemer metal you can carry (that stuff is heavy). Cashing In On Your Smithing Skill Make and sell Dwarven bows. 6 of 10 8/1/2013 10:00 AM .IGN http://www. and then use a grind stone or work bench to improve them. Forge bows. bows are the most cost-effective. For the amount of materials. but any ruin will do. Armor ratings in excess of this value will not further reduce damage. ring. and appropriate potions and buffs the player can one shot most enemies anyway. Even if you don't plan to follow the 'heavy' smithing line of perks. Particularly with Heavy Armor and Smithing perks. Not all dwemer items are useful. and bracer with Smithing enchants that equal to 68 points (the Smithing perks at the hard cap have no affect). since you can ride or Fast Travel overloaded. Smiting perks are not required to create some of the best armor or weapons. You can purchase or loot all armor except for Dragon.Smithing . and the appropriate weapon) to max out damage.Skyrim Wiki Guide . You're going to be storing a lot of dwarven metal ingots. Enchanting. dwarven bows are worth noticeably more than Elven. which can't be said for any other raw smithing material in the game. you can lay hands on a ton of dwemer metal for free. Turn the metal into ingots at the smelter. made. Finally. it is possible to reach this value without maxing Enchanting and Alchemy. Also. note that with fully maxed smithing. so in theory one would need to max four skills (Smithing. which are the only other class of weapon you probably have access to in the early game. There is no confirmed cap on weapon damage.

while raking in the gold.IGN This process allows you to increase your smithing (if you haven't maxed it already) and your speechcraft. This will significantly increase your enchantment skill while giving you a supply of magical weapons to sell off at your convenience. Now. hike over to Dragonreach (since you're already in Whiterun) and start enchanting.Smithing .Skyrim Wiki Guide . Complete Smithing Guide Read More Related Topics Mining Enchanting Heavy Armor Light Armor Next Sneak Previous 7 of 10 8/1/2013 10:00 AM . So load up your follower with bows. if you're feeling generous.ign. you need to enchant those bows. you can even put some fire magic on one and let your follower use it. Hell. if you want to really bring home that bacon. Banish. you need soul gems (which you find plenty of in dwemer ruins since that is what the little guardian beasties all run on) and the most lucrative weapon enchantment. To do that.

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