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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.
|Iron Ore||Iron Ore||Iron Ingot|
|High Iron Ore||High Iron Ore||Steel Ingot|
|Orichalcum Ore||Orichalcum Ore||Orichalcum Ingot|
|Dwarven Ore||Dwarven Ore||Dwarven Ingot|
|Ebony Ore||Ebony Ore||Ebony Ingot|
|Calcinium Ore||Calcinium Ore||Calcinium Ingot|
|Galatite Ore||Galatite Ore||Galatite Ingot|
|Quicksilver Ore||Quicksilver Ore||Quicksilver Ingot|
|Voidstone Ore||Voidstone Ore||Voidstone Ingot|
|Rubedite Ore||Rubedite Ore||Rubedite Ingot|
|Iron Ingot||Iron Armor and Weapons
|Steel Ingot||Steel Armor and Weapons
|Orichalcum Ingot||Orichalc Armor and Weapons
|Dwarven Ingot||Dwarven Armor and Weapons
|Ebony Ingot||Ebon Armor and Weapons
|Calcinium Ingot||Calcinium Armor and Weapons
|Galatite Ingot||Galatite Armor and Weapons
|Quicksilver Ingot||Quicksilver Armor and Weapons
|Voidstone Ingot||Voidsteel Armor and Weapons
|Rubedite Ingot||Rubedite Armor and Weapons
|Honing Stone||Improve quality from Normal to Fine|
|Dwarven Oil||Improve quality from Fine to Superior|
|Grain Solvent||Improve quality from Superior to Epic|
|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
Dwarven Oil is also used in one Provisioning recipe:
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.
|Quartz||Sturdy||Reduces block cost|
|Diamond||Impenetrable||Increases Critical Resistance and the item takes less durability damage|
|Sardonyx||Reinforced||Increases the item's armor value|
|Almandine||Well-fitted||Reduces the cost of Sprinting and Roll Dodging|
|Emerald||Training||Increases experience gained from kills|
|Bloodstone||Infused||Increases armor enchantment effect|
|Garnet||Prosperous||Increases gold gained from looting enemies|
|Sapphire||Divines||Increases Mundus Stone effects|
|Fortified Nirncrux||Nirnhoned||Increases Physical and Spell Resistance|