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How to Level Up Smithing Fast in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Smithing is one of the skills featured in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Smithing allows you to create armor, weapons, jewelry, and more. The major cities and towns in Skyrim will have forges where you can practice smithing. Riverwood, for example, has a place where you can practice black smithing.
In order to increase your smithing skill in Skyrim, you will need the right materials. The forge will tell you all the components needed to make specific items. You will not be able to create many items unless you unlock new perks in the smithing skill tree, however. Eventually, you can make dragon armor and daedric armor if your skill becomes high enough and you unlock the perks for them.
How to Level Up Smithing Fast in Elder Scrolls Skyrim
One of the best ways to level up smithing fast in Skyrim is by creating Iron Daggers and/or Leather Bracers. Not many components are needed to make these. An Iron Dagger requires one Iron Ingot and one leather strip. This is by far the easiest way to level up smithing because not many components are required.
To create a leather bracer, you need one piece of leather and two leather strips. No Iron Ingots are required for this! If you are in short supply of Iron Ingots, make leather braces at the blacksmith forge instead.
Need Iron Ingots to make Iron Daggers in Skyrim?
If you need Iron Ingots, you can either buy them from blacksmiths or buy them from other merchants throughout Skyrim. A better "financial way", however, is to mine for Iron Ore and turn it into Iron Ingots by using the smelter. You will need a pickaxe to mine for ore. You can find places to mine in caves throughout Skyrim.
Need Leather and Leather Strips to make Leather Bracers?
If you have no leather or leather strips, you can use the tanning rack to turn animal pelts into leather. Then you can turn the leather into leather strips! This, in my opinion, is easier than making Iron Daggers (if you can not get many iron ingots that is).
A cheap way to make leather is by finding animal pelts yourself. Save any animal hides you get from bears, deer, etc. You can also buy animal pelts from merchants (if you have the gold).
Smithing Skill Levels Up Fast (As long as you have materials)
You will find that your smithing skills goes up very fast when you make an item. It may not go up every time you create a new item, but the bar will fill up rather fast. The only problem is having the materials, but making Iron Daggers and Leather Bracers is relatively easy.
Keep in mind that Black Smiths will get new supplies every couple days in Skyrim. So you could technically wait 48 hours and they will receive more leather, leather strips, Iron Ingots etc..
How to Level Up Smithing in Elder Scrolls Skrim Fast (Summary)
- Create Iron Ingots or Leather Bracers
- Buy supplies needed for smithing from Black Smiths or other merchants
- Save animals pelts to turn them into leather by using the Tanning Rack
- Alternatively buy animal pelts from merchants
- Mine for Iron Ore, then turn it into Iron Ingots by using the Smelter
- Wait for Black Smiths to get more supplies so you can continue to make more items
- If you need Leather Strips, convert Leather into Leather Strips by using Tanning Rack
Technically ALL YOU NEED IS ANIMAL PELTS to increase your smithing skill in Elder Scrolls Skyrim because you can use the tanning rack to make leather and leather strips to make leather bracers.