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Blacksmiths (and in some cases armourers) can forge new swords from pieces of meteorite ore, or brand silver swords with mystical runes to enhance their statistics. They also occasionally make, sell or buy an amazing variety of other goods.

Known Blacksmiths Edit

Mechanics Edit

Game Interaction icon forge

  • Speak with a blacksmith (or swordsmith, or occasionally armourer).
  • Left-click the "forge" icon, then "buy" the desired sword from the blacksmith's wares. If you have only three pieces of ore, or three runes, then only one sword will appear; however, if you have more, then all the possible combinations — up to 10 — will appear.

You need at least three pieces of meteorite to forge a new steel sword. Blacksmiths can also burn runes into your silver sword. You need at least three runes to have them branded into a blade.

Some players find it strange that the screen is the same as the buy/sell screen, but this should not be a concern, it is indeed the reforging screen. Essentially, you trade in your three pieces of meteorite or your three runes for a new sword.

Note that due to an exploitable game mechanic, it is possible to keep your meteorite pieces. To do this, open the forging screen, drop all your meteorites, and buy the meteorite sword you want. Remember to pick the meteorites up again before leaving the area!

Notes Edit

  • You can also make other transactions in the "Forge" screen, like buying and selling items.
  • Order armourer:
    • Will make a lightning rod, despite not being called a blacksmith, but he charges 70 Items Oren , which is more than his dwarven competitor.
    • If you worked with Siegfried in the sewers, then he will deal with you at the beginning of Chapter II.
    • If you clear Vivaldi of suspicion, he will stop dealing to you.
    • If you side with the Order in the swamp, he will start dealing to you (again).
    • If you side with the Scoia'tael in the swamp, he will stop dealing to you.
    • If you complete the quest Six Feet Under in Chapter III, he will start doing business with you.
    • If you complete the quest Echoes of Yesterday in Chapter III, he will stop doing business with you.
    • If you choose the Order path in Gold Rush in Chapter III, he will (presumably) start doing business with you (some users report that he did not start doing business with them). To be safe, complete Six Feet Under and Echoes of Yesterday so that the second one you complete advances the same side as your future choice in Gold Rush, or be forced to use the swordsmith in the Marketplace if you want one of your swords reforged.
    • If you choose the Scoia'tael path in Gold Rush in Chapter III, he will completely stop talking to you. However, his shopkeeper the Order Merchant will continue doing buisness with you (assuming that he has been friendly to you before the Gold Rush).
  • Malcolm Stein (aka the dwarven blacksmith):
    • Will forge a lightning rod for 50 Items Oren .
    • If you sold Haren's goods to the Scoia'tael in Chapter I, Malcolm will deal with you at the beginning of Chapter II.
    • If you killed the Scoia'tael, he will not.
    • If you clear Vivaldi of suspicion, he will start doing business with you.
    • If you complete A Ghost Story and free the half-elf woman from the thugs, he will start dealing to you again. This can be done either in Chapter II or Chapter III.
    • If you side with the Order in the swamp, he will stop dealing to you.
    • If you side with the Scoia'tael in the swamp, he will start dealing to you again.
    • If you complete the quest Six Feet Under in Chapter III, he will stop doing business with you.
    • If you complete the quest Echoes of Yesterday in Chapter III, he will start doing business with you.
    • If you choose the Scoia'tael path in Gold Rush in Chapter III, he will (presumably) start doing business with you (some users report that he did not start doing business with them). To be safe, complete Six Feet Under and Echoes of Yesterday so that the second one you complete advances the same side as your future choice in Gold Rush, or be forced to use the swordsmith in the Marketplace if you want one of your swords reforged.
    • If you choose the Order path in Gold Rush in Chapter III, he will completely stop talking to you. However, his shopkeeper will continue doing buisness with you (assuming that he has been friendly to you before the Gold Rush).

Many thanks to Edirr on the Witcher Forum for investigating and documenting these situations.

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