Resources for Blacksmithy are ingots, created by the skill Mining, so having this skill ensures a steady inflow of resources. A forge and blacksmith tools are needed for the skill to work in the first place, then the item has to be selected. Last, the type of ore to be used has to be selected.
However, besides the creation of items, the skill has three more uses:
- Enhancing weapons and armour.
- Repairing weapons and armour.
- Smelting iron weapons and armour back into ingots (the higher the skill, the bigger the gain).
Listed below are the minimum levels for each type of ore to be used to create items, repair items, enhance them and to smelt them back into ingots:
|Skill Level||Ores that can be used|
|65||Dull Copper Ore|
|70||Shadow Iron Ore|
Here how to train an aspiring blacksmith to quickly get to high levels of skill. First see George Hephaestus, the Blacksmith Instructor, at the Forge And Anvil in New Haven. The New Player Quest entitled "It's Hammer Time!" will allow a character to train the skill to 50. Then follow the table below.
|Skill Level||Items to create|
|50 - 55||Cutlass|
|55 - 60||Longsword or Katana|
|60 - 70||Scimitar or Spear|
|70 - 106||Platemail Gorget|
|106 - 109||Platemail Gloves|
|109 - 116||Platemail Arms|
|116 - 119||Platemail Legs|
|119 -120||Platemail Tunics|