is smithing really necessary?

#1Raa1nPosted 12/3/2011 4:33:47 AM
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.
#2thyco1241Posted 12/3/2011 4:39:05 AM
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
#3RocketdotPosted 12/3/2011 4:40:36 AM
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.
#4ZaruenKosaiPosted 12/3/2011 5:19:28 PM
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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#5HyperlordBenderPosted 12/3/2011 5:21:16 PM
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.
#6NeoBasiliskPosted 12/3/2011 5:22:59 PM
No skill or perk in the game is necessary.
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#7anime295Posted 12/3/2011 5:23:54 PM
The perks double the specified type or armor/weapon improvement bonuses.
#8teh_riadenatorPosted 12/3/2011 5:24:26 PM
on master difficulty? yes, enchant alchemy, smithing are all important
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#9BlackstreamPosted 12/3/2011 5:27:14 PM
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.
#10SkirePosted 12/3/2011 5:35:20 PM

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.