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Blacksmithy is the skill in Ultima Online which aspiring Blacksmiths need to learn in order to create their merchandise. Note that the skill is not to be confused with Tinkering, which is the creation of equipment. The Blacksmith instead creates weapons and armour of high quality.

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
0 Iron Ore
65 Dull Copper Ore
70 Shadow Iron Ore
75 Copper Ore
80 Bronze Ore
85 Golden Ore
90 Agapite Ore
95 Verite Ore
99 Valorite 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