This page will cover various crafting techniques and where to get the materials required for them. It's currently a Work in Progress. (First time making a wiki page!)
Ores can be gathered in the Mine by buying Energy Crystals in the shop. Place them in the (proper name here) and it will automatically collect stones. The machine will sift the rocks from the ores and drop the ores in the bin at the end. If you're looking for Coal to run the furnace, they can only be purchased in the shop. They're just to the right of the self serve checkout counter. They cannot be collected in the mine.
The number and quality of ores will increase as you upgrade your mining machine. The qualities of ores are:
- Tin - Copper - Nickel - Iron - Titanium
Wood is used to craft bows, arrow shafts, and some handles. Depending on what you are making you will need to have the correct blade for the lathe so you can turn out arrow shafts or the correct handle. Each handle for different blades will need its own specific lathe blade described in the blacksmithing book. These items can be purchased in the shop. You can also buy feathers and arrow heads for fletching.
Ingots can be crafted by putting up to 6 ores into the crucible, moving the crucible into the furnace, and placing a piece of coal in the coal chute on the right side of the furnace. Once all pieces are in place, go to the bellows on the left side of the furnace and crank it for a little while. The furnace will heat up and melt the ores down. When fully melted you will hear it bubbling and with 6 ores it will be full to the rim of the crucible. You then take the ores over to the ingot molds that spawn on the workbench and pour the molten metal into them. You can make 2 large ingots OR 6 small ingots per 6 ores. Be sure to remove the ingots from the molds before trying to pour each subsequent ingot. If your forging fails, you can remove the pieces and replace them in the crucible to melt them down again for a second try. If you have a 0% chance to smith the ingot, you will not gain any experience and will lose your materials.
The ingots you can craft with the first crafting book and the ores required are:
Tin - Tin Ore
Pewter - 2 Tin Ore & 1 Copper Ore
Bronze - 1 Tin Ore & 2 Copper Ore
Copper - Copper Ore
Additional ingots are made available and listed in subsequent crafting books.
After you heat up an Ingot you take it to the anvil and hammer it into shape with your hammer by opening the corresponding page in your smithing book. The higher your smithing skill, the better the chance that your blade won't shatter. There are other factors that make a difference to the quality of your finished blade; heat and hammering.
Heat - Your chance of shattering your blade increases depending if your ingot is to cold or to hot. This appears to be outside of the success percentage shown as you are hammering. Your ingot will change color while heating to red - orange - yellow. Your ingot should have started moving from an orange to a yellow color with it being more yellow than orange but not full yellow. If the ingot is too hot (yellow) then it can be dipped in the cooling tank to move it back to orange. You can heat multiple ingots at once and set them out on the anvil if you are making multiples of the same blade to sell.
Hammering - Hammering is the most important factor to a pristine blade. You need to hammer along the entire length of the blade, not just in one spot. Pay attention to how the blade is supposed to look in the book and the thickness of the ingot as you hammer it. The game will "move" the material where you hit it and you will get a poorer quality blade if you hammer an area to much. Also always bring the hammer down flat on the ingot.
It is possible to make every blade pristine if you use good technique.
So far listed qualities are:
- Pristine (required to assemble a pristine sword!)
When putting together the final pieces to make a weapon, it will tell you what quality your weapon is. The higher your Crafting skill, the higher quality your sword will be when finished, which affects it's durability and strength. It is possible to have your overall sword quality be better than the blades quality based off your skill but it is impossible to craft a pristine sword without a pristine blade. A pristine blade can be damaged during assembly and create a great sword if your overall skill is not a sufficient level.
So far listed qualities are
Fletching is the skill you use to make bows and arrows. You can buy wood and bowstrings for bows in the shop. You can also buy wood, feathers, and arrowheads in the shop for arrows as well. You can also make arrows out of small sized Tin ingots. If you are making multiple sets of arrows, it is recommended to fletch the arrow shaft and attach the feathers on all sets you intend on finishing first. These steps will increase your fletching skill and will result in a higher number of arrows in each completed bundle as you attach the arrowhead. It costs as little as 5 rusty coins to fletch a set of arrows out of basic materials from the store after initial investments.