Smithing Enchant doesn't work?

#1BlueAcid_XPosted 1/15/2012 2:38:44 PM
After putting on the bracers I made myself, the improvement on weapons and armor get no bonus. I dont get it. Please Help!
---
XBLGamerTag: BlueAcid X
#2BlueAcid_X(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2012 3:23:24 PM
bump
---
XBLGamerTag: BlueAcid X
#3capnovanPosted 1/15/2012 3:26:33 PM
is this in regards to improving existing weapons and armor?
---
You can take my Karma, but you'll never take......MY FREEDOM!
#4davinthegreat98Posted 1/15/2012 3:30:33 PM
it only improves how much you IMPROVE weapons, at the workbench/gindstone
---
Playing video games for 12 days straight starting 12/22/11
Games completed so far: 7 (games in quote)
#5WstonefiPosted 1/15/2012 3:34:08 PM
I honestly don't know what you're asking.
#6TrenchGunPosted 1/15/2012 3:35:14 PM
I really don't know what you are trying to say either...
#7BlueAcid_X(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2012 3:39:54 PM
I placed the enchantment on some bracers. (23% better improving) I put the bracers on and check the rating to see improvement. I take them off and see no decrease in improvement. The weapon/armor rating doesnt change.
---
XBLGamerTag: BlueAcid X
#8BlueAcid_X(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2012 3:40:52 PM
...and yes to capnovan
---
XBLGamerTag: BlueAcid X
#9WstonefiPosted 1/15/2012 3:45:16 PM
BlueAcid X posted...
I placed the enchantment on some bracers. (23% better improving) I put the bracers on and check the rating to see improvement. I take them off and see no decrease in improvement. The weapon/armor rating doesnt change.

It doesn't just improve by itself. Now that you're wearing the bracers with Fortify Smithing, you have to actually go smith your gear up.
#10y000012500Posted 1/15/2012 3:46:00 PM
I don't know exactly how it works, but it pretty much just brings you closer to the next grade of improvement. It doesn't actually improve it by that percentage.

So, it actually increases your ability to bring it to the next level. So if your smithing level was 50, 20% would bring your smithing up to 60, which would bring you to the next item grade. (That's how I assume it works anyways.)