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#1 Dec 31 2004 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I have reached level 23 with my warrior and have been working on smithing so I could make my own armor. As far as I can tell so far, it has worked to a very small degree. I also don't see it getting any better/more useful in the future. I see a lot of recipes that need a lot of seemingly rare, and more than likely very expensive items, to create. I had planned on going armorsmith when I am given the choice to do so. Anyone have any comments about smithing? Does it get better later on ingredient wise? How is it in regard to profit?(I'm not looking for get rich quick, I would just like to make some extra loot) Is the armor you can make later on any good at all or is it better to just buy it all off the AH?
#2 Jan 01 2005 at 10:13 AM Rating: Default
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On finding items, yes it gets a bit easier I suppose. Its all about finding an area where there is more than 1 regular mineral deposits coming up that you can also use to get experience, usually these are small mines. Also higher level mobs can drop jewels you need. And most anything can be found in the AH if you can pay for it.

As far as profit, like any other MMORPG, if you want the best way to gear up, its using the auction house, not crafting your own. I am level 35 with blacksmithing of 225 and mining around 233, and to get there it has actually cost me more than I made, plus the nicest items will always come from the auction house, not your forge, with a few minor exceptions.

Looking back, it has been really fun to raise blacksmithing, but no its in no way the most practicle way to gear up.

If its not fun to you for its own sake, you probably shouldnt follow up on it. Remember it cost you 5 gold a piece to get minging or blacksmithing above 225... and you still wont have any money making recipes yet.

Simply put, no you most likely wont wear or make money off of most things you make compared to just mining and selling the minerals, or just the loot that drops from monsters even and taking it to the AH.
#3 Jan 01 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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At level 32, with smithing of 180, I would say that smithing becomes very good at higher levels. Soon u will be able to craft weapons from bronze and iron, then u will use the smithing skill quit abit. About 1/2 of my armor was made by me.
#4 Jan 15 2005 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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i disagree! ive been walking around with some selfcrafted items for some time now, and i have to say that i made quite some money with it.

Now im lvl 42 and i made 12g in 2hours total, selling 2 armors. Can someone please try to explain to me why exactly i should buy from the ah, since i can make or get stuff from quests which are as good or better then the stuff in the AH? i dont mind ripping noobs off, their fault for bidding on the stuff in the first place
#5 Jan 19 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a 44 armorsmith 257/mining 280.
I find if you make the right armors and sell them at a realistic price they will sell fast. EG: Green Iron Helms. You can make them for dirt cheap, and sell them out at 85s. Selling a few of these a day not have to worry about funds. Or make bronze pants. On my server they sell in the AH a stack of 20 bronze for 25s. Even if you dont sell them on the AH the vender will buy 3 of them for 9s each bringing out 27s and change. Weapons on
AH are common. Good armors are not.
#6 Jan 20 2005 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Shining Silver Breastplate
Binds when equipped
Chest Mail
214 Armor
+14 Strength
+6 Stamina
Requires Level 24

Wearable from lvl24-31 and be quite well off. The armor sells well in AH and is exceedingly rare as they are snatched up rather quickly in trade channel or in AH with a reasonable buyout.

That is just one example of a decent armor piece that smiths can make. Look at the tradeskill recipes and watch your AH markets for mail armor craftable by you. Base your skill vs cost to make decent armor and price it reasonably for a faster sell. You'll make decent cash.
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