Blacksmith

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Blacksmith
Blacksmith.png
Job Base: Merchant
Job Type: 2-1
Changes At: Geffen
Number of Skills: 21
Total Skill Points: 84
Total Quest Skills: 2
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+6 +2 +6 +2 +12 +2


Overview

Blacksmith.jpg

Blacksmiths have the ability to forge weapons. They can master the power to imbue weapons with elements of Fire, Earth, Wind and Water and also have the ability to increase the weapon damage further. Of course, Blacksmiths can also be based off raw physical power, and even have the highest melee damage among the other 2nd classes. A Battle Blacksmith's main skills revolve around the theme of self-buffing to increase damage. The main offensive skills are Mammonite and Cart Revolution, which both can be learned as a Merchant.

Jobchange Guide

See Blacksmith Job Change Guide for detailed information.

Changing into a Blacksmith from a Merchant requires the player to complete a number of tasks:

  • Item Collection
  • Written Test

After completing these tests, the player will be transformed into a Blacksmith. This mostly takes place in Geffen.

Builds

There are three common Blacksmith stat builds: Battlesmith, Pure Forger and Battle Forger.

Battlesmith

A Battlesmith usually obtains all of the combat skills and no forging or refining skills. Superfluous smith skill points are spent towards maxing Merchant skills like Enlarge Weight Limit. The exception is level 1 Iron Tempering and Steel Tempering, which is needed for Ore Discovery let's them obtain a random ore for every monster they kill. Battlesmiths vary in stat builds, but most invest heavily in STR.

Battlesmith Stat Build
  • STR: 90-120
  • AGI: 50-70
  • VIT: 50-70
  • INT: 1-20
  • DEX: 50-60
  • LUK: 1-30

Pure Forger

A Pure Forger masters the art of forging weapons and therefore lacks skills in the combat department. It is not wise to make a Pure Forger as a first character, since leveling one is difficult.

  • Soloing and partying: Difficult due to the lack of offensive and defensive skills.
  • Leveling with a tank: Possible at lower levels, but quickly becomes ineffective after becoming a Blacksmith.
  • Leeching from an even share party: The preferred way, and probably the fastest way of leveling a Pure Forger.

As a Pure Forger, the main stats are very simple: DEX and LUK. They equally increases the chance to successfully forge weapons. The ideal forging stat build has 99 DEX and 99 LUK, leaving only 9 points in either STR or INT. Since stat points are vastly more expensive at higher levels, and since 99 DEX and LUK make levelling difficult, some players choose not become entirely Pure Forge. This is the route of Battle Forgers.

  • For every 1 point of DEX you have, adds 0.1 to your forging sucess rate.
  • For every 1 point of LUK you have, adds 0.1 to your forging sucess rate.
  • Every job level adds 0.2 to your forging sucess rate.

It is suggested to use a Priest with Gloria and Blessing to add more points to DEX and LUK before forging.

Battle Forger

Using high DEX among other stats, the Battle Forger works well with level 3 and 4 weapons without sacrificing a great deal of forging chances (though a Battle Forger may also want to include LUK for forge support and crit chance.) Combining weapon forging with weapon buffing skills makes the "Battle Forger" a respectable main or first character; able to obtain profit and function in a party. In spite of the perks and dualities, the Battle Forger is often seen as an "inferior" build to it's siblings. While it is true that Battlesmith is more effective at buffing weapon based jobs, and Pure Forger will generate more profits; the margin of difference becomes smaller as the build becomes more geared to a single extreme. It is not advisable to use a Battle Forger if your intentions in making a Blacksmith are purely for profit or weapon buffing. Battle Forgers also have a dilemma of having to choose between the weapon types to forge and the buffs to use, so it is advised that a Battle Forger pays attention to their server's most profitable weapon, or what they may need for other characters.

Basic Battle Forger Build (lv99)
  • STR:74+6 (73+7 with Hilt Binding )
  • AGI:50+2
  • DEX:88+12
  • INT:16+2
  • VIT:25+6
  • LUK:33+2
  • Leftover of 1 stat point

Equipment

Battlesmith

Weapon

Axes are generally more powerful and has a better ASPD modifier than Maces but maces gives the option of equipping shields. Currently, it's better to use these to benefit from Adrenaline Rush, but once Full Adrenaline Rush becomes available, daggers will be an option for specialized usage.

Shield

Headgear

Upper Headgear
Middle Headgear
Lower Headgear

Armor

Garment

  • 2504.png Muffler 1
  • 2506.png Manteau 1
    • 4129.png Bapho Jr. - +3 Agi. Best for agi-smiths trying to hit a certain aspd
    • 4102.png Whisper - +20 Flee. Smiths have awful fleel this card helps a bit
    • 4159.png Ninetail - +2 Agi, and when compounded to +9 garment, +20 Flee
    • 4133.png Raydric - +20% Neutral element reduction. Preferable for PvP/WOE.

Footgear

Accessory

Forger Smith

To maximize the chances of forging, these currently available equipments are suggested

Class Data

Skills

See Merchant Skills for first class skills.

Battle Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Adrenaline Rush.png Adrenaline Rush
Increases the ASPD of Axe and Mace class weapons across the entire party. 5 Active
Hammer Fall.png Hammer Fall
Chance of stunning all enemies within a 5x5 area. 5 Active
Hilt Binding.png Hilt Binding
Increases STR, ATK and the duration of several Blacksmith skills by 10%. 1 Passive
Power Maximize.png Power Maximize
Uses maximum weapon damage for skill duration. 5 Active
Power-Thrust.png Power-Thrust
Increases ATK of party members on screen. Add chance of breaking own weapons when attacking. 5 Supportive
Skin Tempering.png Skin Tempering
Increases resistance to the Fire and Neutral properties. 5 Passive
Weapon Perfection.png Weapon Perfection
Removes size penalties associated with weapons. 5 Active

Forging Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Enchantedstone Craft.png Enchantedstone Craft
Enables the creation of Elemental Stones. 5 Passive
Iron Tempering.png Iron Tempering
Enables the creation of Iron from Iron Ore. 5 Passive
Ore Discovery.png Ore Discovery
Adds low chance of finding certain ores when killing monsters. 1 Passive
Oridecon Research.png Oridecon Research
Increases the chance of crafting Level 3 Weapons. 5 Passive
Smith Axe.png Smith Axe
Enables the creation of various Axe class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Dagger.png Smith Dagger
Enables the creation of various Dagger class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Knucklebrace.png Smith Knucklebrace
Enables the creation of various Knuckle class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Mace.png Smith Mace
Enables the creation of various Mace class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Spear.png Smith Spear
Enables the creation of various Spear class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Sword.png Smith Sword
Enables the creation of various One Handed Sword class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Two-handed Sword.png Smith Two-handed Sword
Enables the creation of various Two Handed Sword class weapons. 3 Passive
Steel Tempering.png Steel Tempering
Enables the creation of Steel from Iron and Coal. 5 Passive
Weapon Repair.png Weapon Repair
Returns damaged equipment to usable state. 1 Active
Weaponry Research.png Weaponry Research
Increases HIT, ATK of the chance of Forging a weapon. 10 Passive

Quest Skills

Skill Description Levels Type Job Level
Requirement
Quest
Greed.png Greed
Automatically pick up items in a 5x5 area around caster. 1 Active N/A Greed Quest
Dubious Salesmanship.png Dubious Salesmanship
Reduces the Zeny cost of the skill Mammonite. 1 Passive 35 Dubious Salesmanship Quest

Soul Link

The Blacksmith SpiritCU enables the use of

Skill Description Levels Type
Advanced Adrenaline Rush.png Advanced Adrenaline Rush
Reduces attack delay of all party members using melee weapons.CU 1 Active

Job Bonuses

The Levels in which you receive a certain bonus.

Stat\Amount +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12
STR 3 8 16 23 31 44
AGI 29 38
VIT 7 13 20 32 37 49
INT 21 34
DEX 1 4 5 9 12 19 26 28 36 39 40 47
LUK 11 46

ASPD

External Links

Blacksmith & Mastersmith
2nd Class
Skills
Adrenaline Rush · Advanced Adrenaline Rush · Dubious Salesmanship · Enchantedstone Craft · Greed · Hammer Fall · Hilt Binding · Iron Tempering · Ore Discovery · Oridecon Research · Power Maximize · Power-Thrust · Skin Tempering · Smith Axe · Smith Dagger · Smith Knucklebrace · Smith Mace · Smith Spear · Smith Sword · Smith Two-handed Sword · Steel Tempering · Weapon Perfection · Weapon Repair · Weaponry Research
Transcendent
Skills
Battle Machine Craft · Cart Boost · Coin Craft · High Speed Cart Ram · Maximum Power-Thrust · Shattering Strike · Upgrade Weapon
Quests Blacksmith Job Change Guide · Blacksmith Skill Quest · Rebirth Walkthrough
Weapons Axe · Mace
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Transcendent Second Class High Priest · Champion · Sniper · Minstrel · Gypsy · High Wizard · Scholar · Mastersmith · Biochemist · Lord Knight · Paladin · Assassin Cross · Stalker
Expanded Class Gunslinger · Ninja · TaeKwon Kid · TaeKwon Master · Soul Linker
Crafting Articles
NPC Enhancement Refinement System · Socket Enchant · Hidden Enchant
Blacksmith/Mastersmith-Related Forging (Oridecon Research · Smith Axe · Smith Dagger · Smith Knucklebrace · Smith Mace · Smith Spear · Smith Sword · Smith Two-handed Sword · Weaponry Research) · Refining (Enchantedstone Craft · Iron Tempering · Steel Tempering) · Weapon Materials · Upgrade Weapon
Alchemist/Biochemist-Related Potion Creation · Fame System