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Dwarven Metal Ingot
Ingotdwarven
Weight:
1 WeightIcon
Base Value:
30 GoldIcon
Type: Ingot
FormID: 000DB8A2
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"No other race has replicated whatever process was used to create dwarven metal. Although it can be easily mistaken for bronze - and in fact many forgers of dwarven materials use bronze to create their fake replicas - it is most definitely a distinct type of metal of its own."
Calcelmo, Dwarves, v1

Dwarven Metal Ingots are used to craft and improve various weapons and armor via smithing in Skyrim.

Dwarven Metal Ingots were the metal of choice for the Dwemer. The method of producing these ingots was known only to them and hence was one of many secrets lost with them. Due to the only source of this metal being the Dwarven ruins, the metal has come to be known as "Dwarven metal", named after its creators. This metal neither dulls nor rusts.

SmithingEdit

Dwarven armor is a set of heavy armor that can be crafted with the Dwarven Smithing Perk and the following supplies:

Dwarven Armor:Edit

Dwarven weapons feature an expanded range including the Crossbow with the Dawnguard DLC.

Dwarven Weapons:Edit

LocationsEdit

  • General stores and blacksmiths usually have dwarven metal ingots after level 6.
  • Mzulft and Nchuand-Zel are the top ruins to find scrap metal (ore substitute), and more than 400 ingots can be made from looting just one of these locations.
  • Nchuand-Zel is particularly interesting because of its location in Markarth. It's also where the Dwemer Museum and Calcelmo's Laboratory are located, where many dwarven items can be "found". At least 240 ingots can be smelted from a thorough looting; two caveats: all the items must be stolen and several guards patrol the museum.
  • Inside various other dwemer ruins in the form of ore substitutes as well as ingots.
  • Inside Alftand Ruined Tower; a sublocation outside the main Alftand entrance. There is an approximate 88 ingots that can be smelted from the scrap. Note that there are several Dwarven Spider Workers and one Dwarven Sphere guarding the tower.
  • An unmapped dwemer storage building between Stony Creek Cave and Mzulft.
  • Ten or more can be found in Avanchnzel.
  • They can be looted from enemies.
  • Most legitimate Dwemer Ruins have dwemer metal that can yield hundreds of ingots.

SmeltingEdit

The following table shows the ore substitutes that can be smelted to produce dwarven metal ingots. All common miscellaneous dwemer items, except for dwemer levers, which begin with an adjective (such as "small" or "bent") are smeltable.

Name Item ID Weight WeightIcon Value GoldIcon Ingots Yielded Ingots per Weight
Bent Dwemer scrap metal 000C886C 2 15 3 1.5
Large Dwemer plate metal 000C8864 2 15 3 1.5
Small Dwemer plate metal 000C8866 2 15 3 1.5
Solid Dwemer metal 000C8874 25 25 5 0.2
Large Dwemer strut 000C8872 20 15 3 0.15
Large decorative Dwemer strut 000C8878 15 10 2 0.133

TriviaEdit

  • The Bent dwemer scrap metal, Large dwemer plate metal and Small dwemer plate metal are the most efficient pieces to use, since they actually produce more weight in ingots than the raw material, at a 3:2 ratio.
  • Although the ingot looks like a deep and dark orange, the weapons and armor crafted are a light yellow-gold color. This may be because of the other ingots that are used to smith these types of weapons and armor.
  • As of the patch making smithing experience relevant to cost, training from 30 to 100 smithing on dwarven bows is often used since dwemer ruins can yield as many as 300 ingots in one visit. All that needs to be purchased is the iron or iron ore which costs very little. Nothing has to be purchased at all if dwarven armor and weapons already on hand are improved, effectively reducing the cost of raising smithing to nothing, assuming there are enough dwarven armor/weapons available to improve.
  • Another good way to level up your smithing is to make dwarven arrows. Since you only need firewood and dwarven metal ingots, they're really cheap to make. There is a wood chopping block next to the forge in Riften.
  • Machinery in Dwemer Cities(such as pipes, gears, doors and such) seems to all be made of Dwemer Metal, however this metal can't be salvaged.

AppearancesEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dwarven Metal Ingot

  • What is the Dwemer Metal?

    111 messages
    • I don't know if it's been mentioned, but ESO ruined the mystery of Dwarven metal by making it a mineable ore and not an unknown alloy. 
    • Murky Night wrote:I don't know if it's been mentioned, but ESO ruined the mystery of Dwarven metal by making it a mineable ore and not an unkn...
  • Dwemer Metal - alternate purposes?

    5 messages
    • Nope, no reason at all. All of those are simply "dwarven ore", if you want to call it that.
    • Yeah, melt 'em down. There's nothing you need them for. Even if you somehow (mods) do need them for something, it isn't as if they're hard...

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