A true Blacksmith learns to understand the metals of the world. An ancient smelter from a far gone civilization sits in the town, and it takes an adept mind to understand its secrets. As a blacksmith, you must turn ores to ingots, and ingots to weapons and tools in order for the town to survive. Trust in the weight of your hammer, and forge metals of all kinds to craft better and better armaments. The town will depend on you and your expertise, each new weapon needs to be forged differently, and will behave uniquely.
- The right side of the hatch will display the resources currently in use.
- A lever to the left side of the hatch can be pulled to dispense the resources for retrieval.
- It takes time before the resources are converted, the duration is indicated by the growing white flame sprite below the resources display.
- Use the bellows on the right side of the fuel hatch to allows the metal or tool to be created faster.
- Use two hands on the bellows to pump faster and you will see flames shooting out of the forge.
- The right side of the grate also displays the current amount stored.
- There is currently no method of extracting Fuel from the Smelter.
- The rate of fuel consumption can be observed by a growing white flame sprite below the fuel display.
The Smelter outputs on the right side.
- Ingots will stack inside of a display to the left of the output tray, whilst Weapon Heads will simply be found in the tray itself.
Using Moulds with the Smelter
- Having a Mould inside of the frame, will prioritize Ingot consumption to make the Item listed on the Mould.
This only applies to sharp Weapon Heads with an edge, but not blunt instruments like hammers and pickaxes.
- Embers will emit from various points on the Weapon Head as it reaches optimum forging temperature.
Hammering Into Shape
- The size of the sparks on impact, indicates the effectiveness of the impact on the Weapon Head. Small sparks can indicate a weak swing, an ineffective Tool, or the Weapon Head could be too cold.
Progress of forging can be observed through the shape of the Weapon Head.
- It can be observed to flatten and expand in areas that have been forged. The entirety of the Weapon Head must be forged before it is completed.
When performing the process of hammering, Blacksmithing experience will be gained in the background. The amount of experience gained corresponds to the amount of hits it takes to perform a task. (If you're trying to grind blacksmithing XP it's recommend that you make a gold hammer using the smallest hammer mould avaIilable to you )
Once enough experience has been gained, you will be surrounded in the yellow light that means you have levelled up, and will be free to gain a new Smithing skill at the Blacksmith Shrine.