The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Character Building Guide: Smithing

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Character Building Guide: Smithing

With so many customization option given by the game, creating your character is not going to be too hard. We have taken a good look at each of the races available and understood that each one of them comes with its own strengths and weaknesses: some are better suited at being warriors while others are better at magic or stealth.

In creating your character and getting him or her ready for battle and adventure you’ll probably need some good understanding on how skills work. Skills determine your proficiency at everything that can be done in the world of Skyrim. Unlike previous The Elder Scrolls game, skills aren’t determined by the character class: the specialization of skills comes with the Perks system.

All Skills improve depending on the action you do: improving some of them can be somewhat tedious. There are other ways to improve skills without having to repeat some actions over and over: you can improve them by getting your hand on a Skill Book or find some Trainers who will help you improve specific skills.

Trainers can only train you five times per level: to get them to train you again you will have to raise you level. This limit doesn’t apply to a single trainer but to all: if you have already trained three times with a single trainer, you can only train two more times with another trainer. To start training again you will have to level up.

Some followers will also be able to train you: this actually comes with an advantage since you can get your money back by going through their inventory.

There’s also another trick to earn some good XP if you have the horse Shadowmere: this horse cannot be damaged by magic, direct and ranged attacks. Keep attacking him to earn some easy XP.

Smithing

The Smithing skills are those skill which will improve your ability in creating armors and other equipment pieces. As you would expect you will require a lot of loot to be able to smith: this however is not really a problem since the game offers you many chances to gather materials and start smithing. With the Smithing perks you’ll also be able to create many different types of armors: here’s the list of all of Skyrim’s available armor types

  • 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

Perks

  • Steel Smithing

Can create Steel armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Dwarven Smithing
  • LV 30

Can create armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Elven Smithing
  • LV 30

Can create Elven armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Advanced Armors
  • LV 50

Can create Scaled and Plate armor at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Orcish Smithing
  • LV 50

Can create Orcish armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Arcane Blacksmith
  • LV 60

Can improve magical weapons and armor.

  • Glass Smithing
  • LV 70

Can create Glass armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Ebony Smithing
  • LV 80

Can create Ebony armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Daedric Smithing
  • LV 90

Can create Daedric armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much.

  • Dragon Armor
  • LV 100

Can create Dragon armor at forges, and improve them twice as much.


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