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Fortify Smithing

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Fortify Smithing
School Restoration
Effect Increases Smithing skill.
Form ID 0003EB1D - (Alchemy)
0007A102 - (Enchanting)

Fortify Smithing is a property of alchemical ingredients and enchanted apparel. It only affects the improvement of weapons and armor at grindstones and workbenches, not the creation of these items at a forge.


The following ingredients also contain this effect:


The following potions cannot be made, but are sold by Apothecary merchants. It should be noted that when using a potion, the 30 second timer will continue during the smithing process itself.

NameEffectItem ID
Blacksmith's PotionFor 30 seconds, weapon and armor improving is 20% better.0003EB2E
Blacksmith's DraughtFor 30 seconds, weapon and armor improving is 30% better.0003995D
Blacksmith's PhilterFor 30 seconds, weapon and armor improving is 40% better.00039962
Blacksmith's ElixirFor 30 seconds, weapon and armor improving is 50% better.00039967


The Fortify Smithing enchantment can be learned by finding one of the following items and disenchanting it: Artifacts and unique items that use the effect include:

The following types of items can be enchanted with Fortify Smithing:



  • Crafted potions of fortify smithing may not affect armor or weapon improvement if perks have not been placed in smithing. Perks allow armor and weapons to be improved beyond base improvement. A potion's percentage seems to affect this difference only.  
  • To achieve the maximum percent increase for Fortify Smithing Potions of 130%, one must use four 29% enchanted armor pieces of Alchemy to craft the potion. Then, for the actual smithing, one must then combine this potion with four 29% enchanted armor pieces of smithing for maximum smithing upgrades to items (using smithing-specific items only). 


Start a Discussion Discussions about Fortify Smithing

  • Alchemy for a Beginner

    18 messages
    • P.S. You can also make apparel to boost your health, stamina and magicka this way, for that 'GOD MODE' experience.
    • I will keep it in mind. Later on I might get bored and decide to go for divinitive status.  But, for now, I just want to benefit my charac...
  • Elixir For A Good Person

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    • The Blacksmith's Elixir can be bought at later levels and may randomly appear in chests, on shelves or as loot from certain NPC's. It also co...
    • Try a wise woman in an orc camp. I think one had a blacksmith elixir for sale when I visited her. You might have to be blood-kin.

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