Kingdoms of Amalur Blacksmithing Guide – Materials and Components

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Blacksmithing – you can tell from its name that you’ll be working on a forge. In Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, blacksmithing can be done using Components and Materials to make armor and weapons at Forges, which can be found in different parts of the in-game world.

Like Alchemy, Blacksmithing can be leveled up to get better results from blacksmithing for better items and weapons.

For more help on Kingdom of Amalur, you can read our guide on Detyre Lorestones, Plains of Erathel Lorestones and Delantarth Lorestones.

Blacksmithing Components

In Reckoning, ‘Component’ has a more particular meaning, referring to the items that allow you to create weapons and armor from Blacksmithing.

Components range from basic to masterful. Do note that high-tier components will give you tons of benefits, but will also cost much more when repaired.

The tier of the item can be identified from its color.

Basic components – white common item

Improved components – green infrequent item

Greater components – blue rare item

Master components – purple unique item

Blacksmithing Materials

Materials are what your item’s base quality is based on. In other words, a good material will directly give better stats as compared to a weaker one.

Now, Materials also have tiers, but in a slightly different way. In Reckoning, ‘wood’ based equipment may not be always worse than an ‘iron’ based one. This is because within these materials there are different sub-tiers.

Generally, materials are of the following types:

  • Ores
  • Wood
  • Hide
  • Metal
  • Cloth

Each of these then has different sub-tiers with themselves. To understand it, we’ll look at them one by one.

Ores are naturally occurring unrefined forms of metals or minerals that are used for blades and Fighter armor.

Ores’ sub-tiers are given below, from worst to best:

  • Iron (worst)
  • Steel
  • Azurite
  • Sylvanite
  • Prismere (best)

Wood is used for staves, scepters, bows and Rogue shields.

  • Birch (worst)
  • Elm
  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Ebony (best)

Hide is the other name for animal skin, and is used for Sorcerous shoes and Rogue boots and gloves.

  • Leather (worst)
  • Studded Leather
  • Trollhide
  • Dreadscale (best)

These are actually precious rare metals, used for magic talismans.

  • Bronze (worst)
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum (best)

Cloth is used for making Mage armor and handwraps.

  • Cloth (worst)
  • Silk
  • Hexweave
  • Spiritweave (best)

Leveling Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing is leveled in the same way as Alchemy:


Rank 1: Milestone: You can harvest components from some enemies in the world, increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Rank 2: Milestone: You can use three components when crafting equipment, increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Rank 3: Milestone: You can salvage infrequent equipment, increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Rank 4: Milestone: You can use four components when crafting equipment, increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Advanced (required level 8*)

Rank 5: Increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Rank 6: Milestone: You can salvage rare equipment, increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Rank 7: Milestone: You can use gems as components when crafting equipment, and increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Master (required level 16)

Rank 8: Increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Rank 9: Increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Rank 10: Milestone: You can create master-crafted equipment, and increases the effectiveness of Repair Kits.

Blacksmithing Forge Locations

Forges are where you can salvage or create new weapons and armor. Weapons and armor that are salvaged cannot be restored again, and you will always get less components from salvaging than you did in making a weapon.

So far, the Forges locations are:

  • Gorhart in Odarath
  • Didenhil in Glendara
  • Canneroc in Webwood
  • Shieldring Keep
  • Helmgard Keep
  • Rathir
  • Adessa

If you find anything missing, let us know in comments!

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  • Klaed

    Did anyone salvage purple colored craft component? I just had one yesterday…

  • Cody Fuselier

    You can’t level your weapons or armor?

  • Jonathan

    This is interesting…you didn’t mention flawless components. That’s something to add in. They’re better than master components by a bit, although not much.

    Also, in reply to a bunch of ya’ll up there…you can salvage anything from basic to flawless off of your equips BUT IT ISN’T GUARANTEED. Sometimes instead of a Flawless lining (for instance) you’ll get a Master lining…a save before breaking down and a load after you fail, eventually you will get the Flawless Lining you want. I’m not sure exactly on the restrictions of the items you get, but I notice more that you get defensive items from defensive components when you built the item that you built with a +35 Gem in it. Really, upgrading weapons to their maximum capacity can be fun…do it early enough and the enemies get harder to match it 😉

  • Metraton

    I wonder why it happens that blue(rare) equipment does not have proper salvaging components?
    Greens always get the component you need within ~5 salvages. 10 if you are unlucky or it is unsalvageable.
    As for blues, particulary those which I crafted, I salvaged them dozens of times. At best I get “basic components”, 1-2 of them. No core. No real components. Or even “Nothing salvaged”. And that’s when the item has +12% crit chance and is made of approximately Azurite. Or when I use 3 improved-greater components.
    I have read that you can salvage crafted gear with own gems to convert them to flawless components, but based on what I see now – it is impossible, unless gems are some exception( although I tried to salvage 24 armor gem without any result).
    Being level 21, I got rare salvaging milestone back in ~ level 14. Since then I only salvaged greens for useful components and never had a chance to properly salvage a rare. Where is the point of this milestone?

  • Bubonic

    You forgot flawless components, which are the most important thing when it comes to blacksmithing. When crafting with the best gems you get a great bonus but u can also get that same bonus and a much better bonus from flawless components. My character Is a rogue but when i get critical strikes in regular combat the damage ranges from 1000-5,000+ I get critical strikes very frequently due to bonuses and abilities. While sneaking, Depending on the opponent, the sneak damage is up and beyond 280,000, It is better to have physical and piercing damage rather than elemental when sneak attacking. I don’t just look at the weapons overall damage to determine if it is a good weapon. I have daggers that do about 200 damage and daggers that do about 150 but i use the set with less damage more often because the set with higher damage has more elemental and adds a bonus to health which is more opponent specific. The lower damage daggers I created Do 65 phys., 35 pierce, +15% critical hit damage phys., +26% damage, 30 lightning, 15 shock for a total of only 145 but with the bonus and high physical damage for a dagger make them better than any dagger you can find. My armor adds a ton of other bonus’ on top of the weapon’s bonus. Health over 2,000 armor over 1,500 which i can boost them higher it’s just a matter of finding the right components for weapons and armor to create a nice medium of damage armor health resistances etc. etc.

  • Shadow

    The last item at the end is for inputting gems into your items

  • Miles

    So at the blacksmithing screen there’s the black outlines of items at the bottom, what’s the one at the end? I have full blacksmithing but it never lets me do anything with it. I can’t even recognize which item it is.

  • xpgx1

    Great Guide! Trouble is, where can I buy components for the Mage armor? It’s not enough to simply salvage items, even if they’re rare. Some components are easy to procure and some nearly impossible to find. Erm, help?

    • rowas

      quick-save + quick load.
      then you just salvage -> quick load the same item till you get the component you need/want.
      Most seldom gotten, seem to be the core components.
      Unless it’s an rare/otherwise crafted item. Then it’s getting all the “big” stuff back x)

      • erebus

        -_- why didnt they just put a “choose a component you want” in instead of bullshit like this..
        thanks for the answer though but what a crappy fail system to have..

        • Bob Bobbington

          Yes, let us pick which component, adding something to make the game too easy and take away the desire to delve into getting more things.
          It is good the way the system is, never know what you’ll get.

  • Kasseopea

    Well, i lvled it to 10, but have not one non-white component so far, although im lv21 and have detect hidden, looting all kind of stuff and salvaging it mostly.

    Would also be great to know what mean “You can create Mastercrafted Equipment”

    • Garen

      I am level 32 and I have level 10 blacksmithing, I almost have a full master crafted prismere armorset. It looks better then sylvanite imo. Prismere weapons also do alot of damage. I have a hammer that does 301 damage in total, about 200 of it is physical damage and the rest is elemental damage. I have a greatsword which does around 250 damage in total but looks way cooler then the hammer. And I have Chakrams which are great fast weapons to kill groups with. All my stuff is mastercrafted. Basicly it allows you to benefit extra from different components that you use while creating your armor. Sometimes it can be hard to find the blueprint items though, you have to buy them or salvage them. For example in order to mastercraft something, you will need a prismere heel, level 10 blacksmithing and some components. It doesnt matter which components you use, allthough I tend to put in alot of elemental damage and extra %hp on my items, trust me 10% extra hp or 17% will help you alot!

    • zDisturbed1

      This is wrong mastercrafting happens every time you craft no matter what once you unlock it and has nothing to do with the components you use other than the tier level of the base material the bonous is static weapons ALWAYS get a % damage based on tier helmets ALWAYS get a % exp based on tier so every prismere weapon that is mastercrafted gets either 6 or 7% i forget witch damage