The Elder Scrolls Online: Blacksmithing

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Blacksmithing is a crafting profession in Elder Scrolls Online. This profession’s specialty is to create and improve heavy armor and metal weapons in various styles of different races. To create a weapon or a piece of armor you need to be at a blacksmithing station. Such stations are also used to conduct research on different kinds of heavy armor and metal weapons traits.

Skill Perks
Blacksmithing has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of the Blacksmithing profession. Known abilities are listed below.

Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time, and affect the outcome of Blacksmithing related activities.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
Metalworking
Metalworking
1 I Allows the use of Iron Ingots.
5 II Allows the use of Steel Ingots.
10 III Allows the use of Orichalcum Ingots.
15 IV Allows the use of Dwarven Ingots.
20 V Allows the use of Ebony Ingots.
25 VI Allows the use of Calcinium Ingots.
30 VII Allows the use of Galatite Ingots.
35 VIII Allows the use of Quicksilver Ingots.
40 IX Allows the use of Voidstone Ingots.
50 X Allows the use of Rubedite Ingots.
Keen Eye: Ore
Keen Eye: Ore
2 I Ore in the world will be easier to see when you are 20 meters or closer.
9 II Ore in the world will be easier to see when you are 30 meters or closer.
30 III Ore in the world will be easier to see when you are 40 meters or closer.
Miner Hireling
Miner Hireling
3 I A Miner Hireling will send you Ore and possibly other items Every Day.
12 II A Miner Hireling will send you More Ore and possibly better items Every Day.
32 III A Miner Hireling will send you Even More Ore and possibly even better items Twice a Day.
Metal Extraction
Metal Extraction
4 I Improves the chances of extracting Blacksmithing ingredients.
22 II Greatly improves the chances of extracting Blacksmithing ingredients.
32 III Maximizes the chances of extracting Blacksmithing ingredients.
Metallurgy
Metallurgy
8 I Reduces research times by 5% and allows the research of Two Items at once.
18 II Reduces research times by 10% and allows the research of Two Items at once.
28 III Reduces research times by 20% and allows the research of Three Items at once.
45 IV Reduces research times by 25%, limits research time to 30 days, and allows the research of Three Items at once.
Temper Expertise
Temper Expertise
10 I Increases the chances of improving items with Tempers.
25 II Greatly increases the chances of improving items with Tempers.
40 III More than doubles the chances to improve items with Tempers.



Blacksmith Stations
Blacksmith stations can be found in towns, usually next to other crafting stations. At a blacksmith station, you can refine raw materials, craft new items, deconstruct existing items to retrieve material components, improve the quality of an item by using tempers, or research a trait by destroying an existing item. At a crafting station, your inventory is virtually merged with your bank, so you can use items from your inventory or your bank for any operation, but the materials from the inventory are used first.

Refining
You can refine raw resources in batches of 10, obtaining 7 – 10 materials suitable for crafting. The materials refine into the following:

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