Smithing

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Seraph smithing.

Smithing is a powerful way to form metal ingots into crafting components, armor materials, tool and weapon heads.

Required Materials

To smith items, a player needs an anvil, a hammer, a forge with fuel (such as coal or charcoal), and metal ingots.
In the case of Copper and Bronze Alloy, the metal must be casted to form ingots using the crucible and clay molds prior to working them in the anvil. Iron ingots require preparation using a bloomery.

See the Bloomery and Casting for more detailed information.

Preparing the Ingots

  1. Load the Forge: Add fuel (coal or charcoal) to the forge, then add up to four ingots.
  2. Ignite the Forge: Ignite with a torch. The metal can be worked when it is heated to a temperature above 60% of its melting point.
  3. Collect heated ingots: Remove the ingot from the forge
  4. Select the tool: Placing an ingot on the anvil, opens a dialog allowing the player to choose what tool, weapon, or item to craft.

Smithing the Item

Ingot being worked on an anvil

Once the tool, weapon, or item is selected, two different colors of voxel outlines will appear, green and purple. To form the item, the empty green outlines must be filled with metal voxels, and the metal voxels must be removed from the purple outlines. This is done by hitting the metal with a hammer to move the metal from its current ingot shape into the shape of selected item. The hammer has specific modes, explained below, that allow players to choose which direction the metal will move when striking the work item with the hammer. Using the Right-mouse-button will turn the work item around, making it easier to hit certain parts. If the work item cools down too much during this process, use the forge to reheat the work item. Item progress will not be lost if the item is removed from the anvil and replaced. Some items, like plates, require two ingots to complete. To continue work shaping an item that needs more material, add another heated ingot to the work item on the anvil as if placing a new ingot to work.

Ironbloom.png Protip:
While copper and bronze work items can be melted back to an ingot, iron work items must be smelted in a bloomery again. Be careful with them!


Hammer Modes

To move metal in specific directions, change the hammer mode. Press 'F' with a hammer in the active hand to view and change tool modes.

Hammer modes screen.

Hammer modes include three modes:

  • Heavy Hit: When used on the bottom layer: No effect, when used on the upper layers: If near the edge, it will move voxels the the lower layer, i.e. flatten the work item. Otherwise it will spread the voxels.
  • Upset (Up, Left, Down, Right): When used on the bottom layer: Move voxels to the upper layer, only possible at the edges of a work item, when used on upper layers: Move voxels horizontally or down a layer if at the edge.
  • Split: When used on metal: Permanently removes one voxel. When used on Iron Bloom: Permanently removes up to 9 slag voxels (dark parts) in a 3x3 arrangement (if slag voxels are hit, no metal voxels will be removed.)


Smithing List

Only certain items, weapons, and tool heads are available depending on the metal:

Icon Item Ingots Copper Gold Silver Tin Zinc Bismuth Lead Bronze Iron Met. Iron Steel
Anvilpart-base-iron.png Anvil Base 5 ✔️ ✔️
Anvilpart-top-iron.png Anvil Head 5 ✔️ ✔️
Arrowhead-copper.png Arrowhead 1
(for 6 or 9 arrowheads)
✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper axe head.png Axe Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper Chisel.png Chisel 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Chutesection-copper.png Chute Section 1
(or 1 plate for easier smithing)
✔️
Grid Copper Axe.png Cleaver 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper hammer head.png Hammer Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper hoe head.png Hoe Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper Axe.png Knife Blade 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
50px Longblade Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Metalchain-copper.png Chain 2 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper plate.png Plate 2 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Metalscale-copper.png Scales 2 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Padlock-tinbronze.png Padlock 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper pickaxe head.png Pickaxe Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Poundercap-tinbronze.png Pounder Cap 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper prospecting pick head.png Prospecting Pick 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper saw blade.png Saw Blade 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Scythehead-copper.png Scythe Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Shears-copper.png Shears 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper shovel head.png Shovel Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Grid Copper spear head.png Spear Head 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Smithing Tutorial Videos

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Ores, metals and minerals
Ore Deposits · Metal
Useful metals Copper · Iron · Meteoric iron · Gold · Silver · Lead · Tin · Zinc · Bismuth · Titanium (Ilmenite)
Useful alloys Bronze (Tin bronze, bismuth bronze, black bronze) · Steel · Brass · Solder (Lead solder, Silver solder) · Molybdochalkos
Minerals Alum · Borax · Cinnabar · Coal · Halite (Salt) · Lapis lazuli · Quartz · Saltpeter · Sulfur · Sylvite (Potash)
Tools Pickaxe · Hammer · Prospecting Pick · Forge · Quern · Anvil · Bloomery · Helve hammer · Pulverizer
Other Gemstone
Panning · Mining · Casting · Smithing · Steel Making


Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

Grid Painting.pngPainting Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpapers Salvation.pngTapestry

Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Bow-simple.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Hoe-copper.pngHoe Knife-copper.pngKnife Pickaxe-copper.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Scythe-copper.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Crude Square Shield.pngShield Shovel-copper.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Sword-copper.pngSword

Equipment

Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax

Plants

Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerries Grid mushroom bolete.pngMushrooms Grid Cattail tops.pngCooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Sapling-oak.pngTrees Sapling-oak.pngFruit Trees Flax.pngWild Foods

Mobs

Bear-male-polar.pngBear BeeMob.pngBees Creature-bell-normal.pngBell Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Creature-fox-male.pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf

Mechanics

Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making

Guides

Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation