Sorry if this has been posted before; I'm to lazy to check :P
So my friends and I were playing Skyrim while voice chatting on Steam. One of my friends tells us he has like 60 smithing, and we were in disbelief because we were relatively fresh to the game.
Here's what he said, an easy way to get Smithing up.
Make nothing but Iron Daggers.
Yup. That's it. Iron Daggers require an Iron Ingot and a Leather Strip, materials that are really easy to come by.
To get Iron Ingots, you can either travel between different places that have blacksmiths that sell them or mine Iron Ore and smelt them into Iron Ingots. Some vendors also sell Iron Ore as well, so grab that if you can.
To get Leather Strips, just kill some animals for their pelts and make Leather out of them, or buy Leather, then use a Tanning Rack to turn the Leather into Leather Strips.
Then just head to your nearest anvil or whatever and make 12380912380 Iron Daggers. Watch your Smithing shoot up as well as your base level (if you are lower leveled that is).
After some time, I hit 100 Smithing already, and have myself some nice light Dragon armor. Improving the armor made it significantly better as well. I also made some improved Glass Weapons, and my guy looks pretty dang awesome. I feel that I should share this little tip if it hasn't been said already so you guys can start making yourselves some epic armor!
Yep, I've been doing the same thing, got Smithing to roughly 40 and Speech to around 30 so far. I would get it higher but there's only so many Iron Daggers I can make before I get bored. --- http://backloggery.com/main.php?user=lunarroar
This is best to be used at higher levels. Otherwise, you will be a high level character with only points in Smithing, which doesn't do much for you in a fight unless you make some good armor.
If you level up that quickly, you're going to run into a lot of high level enemies that will destroy you since you've only been levelling one skill. --- GT: Red Undead Now (and forever) Playing: SKYRIM http://m-102.minus.com/ipPaN0GZBXpqY.gif
TranRoxas posted... Thanks for the tips, I've been struggling with my smithing level. I had to pay to get it to 30. Seemed that no matter how much I made things, it did not rise fast enough.
You could also benefit from choosing the Warrior Standing Stone, so that all combat skills (including smithing) increase 20% faster. At that point, you should be gaining a level in smithing about every 4-6 daggers you make. --- GT: Red Undead Now (and forever) Playing: SKYRIM http://m-102.minus.com/ipPaN0GZBXpqY.gif