The achievement is unlocked when you use a blacksmith forge to create a weapon or piece of armor using four components and a gem. You must be at blacksmithing level 7
or higher to do so because this is the lowest level where you can include a gem in your crafting. Interact with a blacksmithing altar by approaching it and pressing
and choose to craft. You'll see a list of the items you can forge. These are the items for which you have a 'core' component and the associated second component. For this achievement, you will also need two optional support components and a gem. The achievement pops once you accept piece of equipment crafted with four components and a gem.
For example, a five slot crafted longsword would include a weapon gem. At blacksmithing level 7 (or higher) and assuming you have a weapon gem and the necessary longsword components, interact with the forge to start the process. Place the blade, hilt, grip, rivets, and weapon gem in the appropriate slots choosing among your selection for each type. Review the completed weapon and press
to accept it. The first time you forge such a piece of equipment using all five crafting slots, you will unlock the achievement.
If you need components, Olin Risberg
at the Crafting Hall
(Glendara sub-region) sells all crafting components you'll need except for the gem. There is a sagecrafting altar in the Crafting Hall where you can make a gem out of shards you pick up as loot or enemy drops. If you need to buy a gem, Brother Gamian
at St. Hadwyn's Mission
, also in Glendara just northwest of Didenhil sells gems of all varieties.Level 7 Blacksmithing
The simplest way to get to level 7 blacksmithing is to invest skill points as you level up. Note that if you start as the human Almain class, you begin with two blacksmithing points. All other races start with zero.
You can use trainers to get three of the required seven points. Halder Rodric
is a basic blacksmithing trainer (he will train you if you are between levels 0-3). He’s at Shieldring Keep next to the forge. You can find him on your local map by looking for the small sword icon that depict trainers and the icon for a forge. Holte Frenn
is another basic trainer at the United Merchants Delegation in Ysa. Efyr Dynnwel
is an advanced blacksmithing trainer (levels 4-7). He becomes available at Ironfast Keep after you finish the “A Master's Touch” given by Gavroch Valle
in Ironfast Keep. Note that you must also complete the quest In Time of Need given by Efyr during course of A Master’s Touch. Trainers increase your skill level by one point for a fee. Basic trainers charge 15,120 gold while advanced trainers charge 30,240 gold.Bonus Blacksmithing Skill
You can pick up the blacksmithing skill book
while you are doing the Warsworn faction quests. During the Mystic Hammer mission, you go to the Hall of the Firstsworn. In the room with the forge, you’ll find two chests. The one on the right contains the Blacksmithing skill book. Read it to increase your blacksmithing level by a point.
You can buy Greater Blacksmith's Craft
from Driadore Sele
at the Arcadium
. This potion increases your blacksmithing skill by 2. If you are at level 5 and ingest the potion just before interacting with the blacksmithing altar, you will be able to craft five slot pieces of equipment. The effect is temporary but the potion will not wear off as long in the forge's crafting menu.