is smithing really necessary?

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3 years ago#1
since you can just fortify your smithing you don't really need to take the perks, sure you can have good gear faster but in the long run it seems like a waste of perks.
3 years ago#2
As far as ive seen and played, in order to get the most out of upgrading a set of armour, you need to have the perk to create that armour. IE without a perk in Elven Armour but in Dwarven you can only get to a max of flawless with elven armour but legendary with Dwarven.

This is with 100 in smithing by the way. Also without Arcane Blacksmith perk you can not upgrade enchanted items
3 years ago#3
It's optional. You take the perks for dragon/daedra armor, that's about it. Maybe 2 for magical item improvement, for upgrading the occasional rare unique.
3 years ago#4
No it is not.. nothing in the game is exactly necessary.. its all how you want it to play out. if you hate smithing dont do it... if you love it ... do it.
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3 years ago#5
It's optional, but you can only fortify smithing so much. If you want maximum smithing potential it'll need to be maxed out naturally as well as through fortification.
3 years ago#6
No skill or perk in the game is necessary.
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3 years ago#7
The perks double the specified type or armor/weapon improvement bonuses.
3 years ago#8
on master difficulty? yes, enchant alchemy, smithing are all important
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3 years ago#9
Since the armor type doesn't matter, I'd at least take steel smithing for one perk to be able to craft and super upgrade one armor/weapon type.
3 years ago#10

From: Raa1n | #001
since you can just fortify your smithing you don't really need to take the perks, sure you can have good gear faster but in the long run it seems like a waste of perks.


The fortifaction you can do without smithing is small compared to the fortification you can do with perks.
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