The Elder Scrolls Online: Blacksmithing Materials

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Blacksmithing Materials
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There are four types of materials involved in Blacksmithing: Ores, Ingots, Tempers, and Gems.

Ores are the raw materials that can be found in the world in mineral deposits. By themselves they cannot be used, but they may be refined into Ingots at any armor crafting station.

Ingots are used to make Heavy Armor as well as all bladed or blunt melee weapons.

Tempers can be used to improve existing armor or weapons.

Gems are used to craft weapons and armor with traits.


Node Ore Refine Into
Iron Ore Iron Ore Iron Ore Iron Ingot Iron Ingot
High Iron Ore High Iron Ore High Iron Ore Steel Ingot Steel Ingot
Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ingot Orichalcum Ingot
Dwarven Ore Dwarven Ore Dwarven Ore Dwarven Ingot Dwarven Ingot
Ebony Ore Ebony Ore Ebony Ore Ebony Ingot Ebony Ingot
Calcinium Ore Calcinium Ore Calcinium Ore Calcinium Ingot Calcinium Ingot
Galatite Ore Galatite Ore Galatite Ore Galatite Ingot Galatite Ingot
Quicksilver Ore Quicksilver Ore Quicksilver Ore Quicksilver Ingot Quicksilver Ingot
Voidstone Ore Voidstone Ore Voidstone Ore Voidstone Ingot Voidstone Ingot
Rubedite Ore Rubedite Ore Rubedite Ore Rubedite Ingot Rubedite Ingot


Ingot Craft Into
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Armor and Iron Weapons
(Level 1-14)
Steel Ingot Steel Ingot Steel Armor and Steel Weapons
(Level 16-24)
Orichalcum Ingot Orichalcum Ingot Orichalc Armor and Orichalc Weapons
(Level 26-34)
Dwarven Ingot Dwarven Ingot Dwarven Armor and Dwarven Weapons
(Level 36-44)
Ebony Ingot Ebony Ingot Ebon Armor and Ebon Weapons
(Level 46-50)
Calcinium Ingot Calcinium Ingot Calcinium Armor and Calcinium Weapons
(Champion Points10 – 30)
Galatite Ingot Galatite Ingot Galatite Armor and Galatite Weapons
(Champion Points40 – 60)
Quicksilver Ingot Quicksilver Ingot Quicksilver Armor and Quicksilver Weapons
(Champion Points70 – 80)
Voidstone Ingot Voidstone Ingot Voidsteel Armor and Voidsteel Weapons
(Champion Points90 – 140)
Rubedite Ingot Rubedite Ingot Rubedite Armor and Rubedite Weapons
(Champion Points150 – 160)


Temper Effect
Honing Stone Honing Stone Improve quality from Normal to Fine.
Dwarven Oil Dwarven Oil Improve quality from Fine to Superior.
Grain Solvent Grain Solvent Improve quality from Superior to Epic.
Tempering Alloy Tempering Alloy Improve quality from Epic to Legendary.

In addition to blacksmithing items, tempers are also used in Diagrams for furnishings. Specifically:

  • Normal quality diagrams do not require any Tempers.
  • Fine quality diagrams require 9 Honing Stone.
  • Superior quality diagrams require 6 Dwarven Oil.
  • Epic quality diagrams require 3 Grain Solvent.
  • Legendary quality diagrams require 1 Tempering Alloy.

There are 18 gems used for crafting, 9 for weapons and 9 for armor. Though some traits are the same for weapons and armor, the gems used are different.

Weapon Traits

Gem Trait Description
Chysolite Chysolite Powered Increases Healing Done.
Amethyst Amethyst Charged Increases chance to apply status effects.
Ruby Ruby Precise Increase Weapon Critical and Spell Critical values.
Jade Jade Infused Increases Weapon Enchantment effects and reduces enchantment cooldown.
Turquoise Turquoise Defending Increases Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance.
Carnelian Carnelian Training Increases Experience Gained from kills.
Fire Opal Fire Opal Sharpened Increases Armor Penetration and Spell Penetration.
Citrine Citrine Decisive Chance when gaining Ultimate to gain 1 additional Ultimate.
Potent Nirncrux Potent Nirncrux Nirnhoned Increases Damage of the Weapon.

Armor Traits

Gem Trait Description
Quartz Quartz Sturdy Reduces Block cost.
Diamond Diamond Impenetrable Increases Critical Resistance and the item takes less Durability Damage.
Sardonyx Sardonyx Reinforced Increases this item’s Armor Value.
Almandine Almandine Well-Fitted Reduces the cost of Sprinting and Roll Dodging.
Emerald Emerald Training Increases Experience Gained from kills.
Bloodstone Bloodstone Infused Increase Armor Enchantment effect.
Garnet Garnet Prosperous Increases Gold from looting enemies.
Sapphire Sapphire Divines Increases Mundus Stone effects.
Fortified Nirncrux Fortified Nirncrux Nirnhoned Increases Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance.
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