Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Content Type: Gaming Guides

Going at it hammer and tongs!
Going at it hammer and tongs!

Everyone has their different way of playing Skyrim. One might be an assassin, one might be a brave heart like player. When it does come down to it, everyone does love getting those achievements/trophies. When looking at the list, it’s noticed that one of them is getting a skill to level 100. So before any of you go “I’m only level 13, how can I get a skill to level 100 without playing 50 hours?” Well friends, the solution: Smithing. Yes, before anyone yells at me saying “I only use magic or I only like to ride my horse around for hours on end let me explain.”  Irocknight found  a way of getting this skill to level 100 in a matter of hours.

So to get this skill to level 100, make sure  you have  at least 7000 gold to spend. Start out by going to every blacksmith in Skyrim and purchasing all their iron ingots and iron ore. I believe iron ingots are 19 septiums each so it should be about 400 gold each time you make the transaction. Also, if you want buy all the leather( I found it better to just go on a small hunting spree and get a inventories weight of bear/deer/wolf/saber cat pelts and make them into leather strips). If you do end up also buying the leather still make them into the leather strips. Also to add, Whiterun has a smelter behind the blacksmith so you can also smelt all that ore you buy as well to extra ingots. Keep doing this until you have a large amount depending on the level you start this at. For starters get about 300 of each and make IRON DAGGERS. They take one of ingot and leather strip and build up your level fast. Keep doing this until you reach level 100 and boom achievement/trophy.

Also, benefits for actually going though and listening to what i just typed for you. Remember that first tutorial quest of making a “fine” dagger? Well when you progress and get your skill to level 100, you can make your items “legendary” and “flawless” for weapons it increases the damage about 10+ points and for armor about 20+ . And getting the perks to magical items and all the way up to dragon armor you can create dragonscale and dragonbone armor for you and your followers. It makes the game A LOT easier and also adds that annoying achievement/trophy to your list.

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7,000 to reach level 100? Lol! Yeah, no its going to cost way more then that.


I think the article is referring to pre-patched smithing.


The problem with that is that you need the “Dwarven Smithing” perk to do that in the first place, which requires you to already have your Smithing skill at Level 30.


The experience you get for Smithing is from the value of the object you’re making, so making jewelry and the highest tier weapons you can make will accumulate so much faster than just making iron daggers, the easiest for this is get the Dwarven perk, making a ton of bows from the scrap you melt down in the ruins, you’ll make money more than you’re likely to losing any if you prefer to buy the leather.

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