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Smithing

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough and Guide

by Chris Boots-Faubert  

 
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Appendix B: Smithing

Generally speaking the fastest way to raise this skill is to make things.  Iron Ore is easy to obtain and Iron Daggers will rapidly level you, so focusing upon those to start is a good idea.  As you Level you want to add additional skills to your Smithing -- Elven and Dwarven Smithing are a given -- but your main goal is to get Smithing to 60 so you can improve Enchanted items!

--== Ore Locations ==--

Obtaining ore is key to leveling your Smithing Skill, but the ore veins have fairly long re-spawn times to them, so you will need to alternate this into your game play -- every two months in the game you should make the ore circuit, since that pretty much guarantees that the veins will be available again.  At least it did for me...

The following are reliable sources for the different ore:

Corundum Ore

-- Halted Stream Camp (1 Vein)


Ebony Ore

-- Gloombound Mine (15 Veins)
-- Redbelly Mine (3 Veins)


Iron Ore

-- Mountain Areas (it is common everywhere)
-- Embershard Mine (8 Veins)
-- Gloombound Mine (5 Veins)
-- Halted Stream Camp (15 Veins)

Quicksilver Ore

-- Quicksilver Mine (5 Veins)


Moonstone Ore

-- Soljund's Sinkhole (5 Veins)


Orichalcum Ore

-- Dushnikh Mine (7 Veins)

Silver Ore

-- Sanuarach Mine (7 Veins)


Gold Ore

-- Kolskeggr Mine (20 Veins)


Malachite Ore

-- Steamscorch Mine (7 Veins)



 
 
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Comments for Smithing

 
 
4 comments, latest first.
 
Jul 20th 2013 Guest
Also once you finish the quest for Mehune's Razor, you can kill some Daedra and get their hearts.
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Apr 4th 2013 Guest
Once you finish the companion missions there is a heart on the table downstairs in the sleeping quarters
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Jan 16th 2012 Guest
Where do
U get daredic hearts
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Oct 10th 2015 Guest
from atronach forge... winterhold college of winterhold basment.. midden..
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