Blacksmith

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There's no need to search hard for arsenals. As a Blacksmith, one can light the coal and forge weapons himself with a hammer. those who are skilled can strengthen their weapons and improve the damage and additional move effects.



Blacksmith is a Manufacturing Life Skill, that allows the players to:

  • Create a variety of different weapons
  • Upgrade weapons

Full list of identities can be found here.

Full list of Blacksmith Weapon Manuals.

Learning Blacksmithing

Players learn this profession by purchasing it from a Blacksmith Life Skill Master NPC. The price will depend on what other manufacturing skills have previously been learnt.

Blacksmith Life Skill Masters can be found in any town or city. To make them appear on the map, players can open their map (M), click "Life Master" at the bottom and click Map Icon Master Blacksmith.pngBlacksmith.

Complementary Professions

In Age of Wulin, professions complement each other.

Blacksmiths are advised to pick up the following gathering professions:

  • Miner: in order to gather ores and make the much needed ingots for weapon production
  • Woodcutter: Some weapons require wood as an ingredient.

Blacksmiths also require some ingredients from other manufacturing professions. Having or making friends with the following professions would help:

Lastly, Blacksmiths are also useful to some other professions:

  • ...?

Guide

People will need weapons so players can choose this profession to make a lot of Silver and help other people in the Jianghu (Guild-Mates,Friends) They need mining profession to gather a majority of the materials that are needed to make weapons (The ingots made out of the mines are used for every weapon forged)
How to make a weapon:
Making a weapon is very simple, once you've gathered/bought all the necessary items needed to craft a weapon of your choice you need to make sure you have the required equipment to begin making your weapon (I will use a medium-level weapon guide as an example)
Taihua Single Sabre:

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After you have gathered all your materials to create your weapon, you must have the proper tools to enter a mini-game (it's a bit like a Wulin version of bejeweled but it's items relate to the profession) Items Needed to forge a weapon:
Any Hammer from the shop shown below
Any Clamp from the shop shown below
An NPC item (In this case it's called "Kindling")relating to the recipe that you're using (the better the recipe, the more costly the NPC bought material will be and the NPC material can ONLY be bought at a Blacksmith Shifu (Master NPC)

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Types of Forging: You select how many of one particular weapon you wish to make (The results may vary since each weapon gets it's own randomization regardless of if it's made separate or all at once. Precision Forging requires the mini-game but yields the best results. Normal Forging makes a plain low-tier version of whatever weapon you have chosen to make.

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During this Mini-Game
you will need to match up 3 or more of the same crystal in a row and the crystal in the middle will become a Golem/Skull figure which then needs to be lined up with other Golem/Skull figures to do "Damage" or score "Points" within the mini game, at the top of the mini-game is how many turns you have left, at the bottom is a bar showing how many points you've scored, each skull is worth 1 point so matching up 3 the same way you did with the colored jewels is worth 3 points, lining up 4+ in a row or doing a combo (linking one movement of a crystal which causes another line of crystals to match up) will gain you an extra turn.
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Forged: - Congratulations, you've made your weapon.
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Enhancing/Enchanting your weapon: Making weapons isn't the only thing a Blacksmith is capable of, as a Blacksmith you can also enchant the power of the weapon in several different ways using a skill in the Blacksmith's tab called "Quench"

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Quenching a weapon is having materials to upgrade the weapon in a certain way, although all the enhancements on weapons are positive in one way, you might not get what you desired for the weapon since the result is completely randomized.
A Quench can require:
Pupil Ingots
Black-Burning Ingots
Heavy-Forging Stones
Coagulate Stones
Multiple-Refined Dings
(It depends entirely on the grade of the weapon as to how many of each item and which one you'll use) The more you enhance a weapon, the lower down on the table of items you go, In the case of this Baopu Blade (Silver Single Blade - Tier 1), it's first enchant requires 75x Pupil Ingots for the first enchant.

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Hint:
Notice it says "Cook" near the enchantment requirement, that means you will need to find another Xia with the cook profession to enchant this particular weapon - The difference between a Cook enhancement as the first and a Blacksmith enhancement is that Cook tier weapons will have a table of Purely - Damage Enhancement or Defence Breaking Ability enhancement Whereas Blacksmith enhancement on the first try will be:
An ability related to the weapon made A Damage Enhancement or Defence Breaking Ability enhancement and so on in that order until it can't be enchanted any more. Example of getting a Cooks life service below: This requires you to find an appropriately levelled Cook to perform "Sharpen" which is the Cook version of Quench
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After getting his assistance and him accepting my request, the result is 11+ Damage on the Blade - and the next enchant requires "Blacksmith" (Me) and 15x Black-Burning ingots
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Disassembling:

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Disassembling is the process of tearing a previously made/bought weapon down for a completely new material, this process is neccessary for enhancements on weapons and is how you obtain the ingots required for the enhancements which will be shown below in the "Blending" section. In the example below, There is a "Copper Tier" sword being disassembled which yields "Refined Iron Stone" Note: Only weapons "MADE" can be disassembled, none of the NPC shop weapons can be disassembled and different tiers of weapons yield different materials.
(List To make it easier)
Iron Tier: Refined Copper Stones
Copper Tier: Refined Iron Stones
Silver Tier: Refined Black Stone
Gold/Jade: Refined Silver Stone
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Blending:
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Blending is the process of combining 2 different materials to make a new material that will then be used for the enhancements, the material gained from disassembling + one other material makes an entirely new, higher tier material
Example:
Pupil Ingot + Refined Copper Stone = Black-Burning Ingot
Black-Burning Ingot + Refined Iron Stone = Heavy-Forging
And so on, typically it takes 5x of each item to make 1x new higher tier material
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Now that the information you need is done, you're probably wondering "But how do i get the ability to make all these higher tiered weapons" The answer is: Blacksmith Manuals. Each weapon has a manual to go with it and reading one of these manuals will let your Xia learn the ability to craft a specific weapon In the Jianghu there are several different versions of the same manual but of course some are more rare or take more effort to make (more materials, more expensive NPC items, etc)

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The list of different variations are provided for you (Luckily)

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I'll also explain the difference between them. Each recipe level has a different drop rate of weapon, the better/higher tiered the recipe is, the better the weapon will be
Military Ministry Recipe: Worst possible weapon "Wood Tier"
Hundred-Blade Recipe : Standard Low Level Weapon "Iron Tier" with a small chance of producing a "Copper Tier" weapon
Taihua Recipe: Medium Level Weapon "Copper Tier" with a Medium Chance of "Silver Tier"
Good Soldier: High Tier Level Weapon with a chance of Gold/Jade (Unfortunately this will require a rare/Expensive item called an "Anvil" which is a special Blacksmith only item that produces higher/highest tier weapons possible and will be added to this later)
Swallow Feathered Recipe: High Tier Level Weapon "Silver Tier 2(Higher Tier Silver)"

Leveling your Blacksmith Profession:

Leveling your Blacksmith profession takes quite a bit of time, more so in the higher levels. Level 9 - Godlike Craftsmen (Odd title since there is a Craftsmen Profession) is the highest you can achieve and will take quite a long time to reach but is worth it in the end.

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Levelling the Blacksmith Profession

There are several ways to gain Life Skill Experience for the Blacksmith profession:

  • Doing the Blacksmith daily tasks (available to take every day from the apprentice near the Blacksmith Life Skill Master) and reading the Blacksmithing Record awarded at the completion of the task.
  • Making weapons (every time the player crafts an item, they will gain small amounts of experience dependent on the recipe)
  • Reading Experience Notes made by Painters and Scholars.

But the most productive way to level the Blacksmith profession is by earning experience through "Life Battles" which is the bejeweled-type gem game mentioned above but against Blacksmith Life Skill Masters. Players must lower the NPC's HP to 0 to beat him using the "3 or more Skulls" weapon that does a specific amount of damage to the opponent or by using other skills included in the Blacksmith mini-game (There is also a guide within the game to assist and explain it more in depth with more detail) - there are 12 Rounds and each round the player completes yields more EXP, but the higher the rounds get, the tougher the battle with NPC becomes (Boost in his HP and amount of skills and general defence)}

Note:
You may only use a certain amount of experience per day (Similar to Internal Cultivation) Each day you get more experience to use at your own will, and it stacks up to a certain number before it stops stacking, the higher your level, the more experience you can harvest and stack to use later, it's recommended you don't let it pile too high as during the higher levels, it can take A LOT of time to use it all
Second Note:
There are items (Pills) that increase the amount of exp gained per mini-game and can be found during Age of Wulin official events and/or being sold by players who participated in such events.



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