There is an interesting crafting system in Mount and Blade 2. The crafting mechanic revolves around what the game calls The Forge and Smithing. Using the crafting system you can craft and dismantle weapons in the game. In this guide, we will discuss the crafting and refining system, and where to get smithing.
Mount and Blade 2 Crafting – The Forge and Smithing
As we mentioned there are two main elements of the game’s crafting system – The Forge and Smithing. The later is a skill in the Endurance Row of Mount and Blade 2 Skills. This skill allows you to forge and dismantle/melt weapons. The higher you climb up on this skill the more options will be available to you. At lower levels, you’ll get craft hatchets, etc. But the first thing you need to do is find a smithy. Every big city in Mount and Blade 2 has a smithy you can enter the smithy from city options but you can only do a certain amount of actions in the smithy before it goes to cool down. You have a limited amount of actions to don’t expect to melt and forge anything and everything you want.
Crafting and Smelting Resources
There are 9 different resources in Mount and Blade 2 and you will need all of them for your crafting needs.
- Iron Ore
- Crude Iron
- Thamskene Steel
- Fine Steel
- Wrought Iron
You need to gather these resources you looking caravan, smelting weapons, and buying them from a town. Hardwood and Iron Ore is only available in major cities of Mount and Blade 2.
Crafting is down through the Forge TAB and you can make swords, daggers, maces, and more here. But you can not craft armor, shield, bows, and crossbows. You will also see a meter to the left that tells you how hard it is to craft an item. Make sure your Smithing skill is higher or equal to the difficulty so you can make a good or better version. Difficulty depends on weapon class, the tier of the weapon’s components, the size of the components. You will see all the resources you can use at the bottom of the Forge.
This section of the game is where you manipulate resources. For example, you can refine hardwood into charcoal. But there are some limitations, you can’t turn steel into fine steel or Thamaskane Steel. But once you get a higher smithing level more refining options become available.