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- Choosing Heavy Armor smithing skill perks is recommended regardless of whether you choose to use Light or Heavy armor, as it gives you access to both the best weapons (Daedric Weapons) as well as the best armors for both types of armor.
- Unlike other Elder Scrolls games, weapons and armor do not degrade, and therefore repairs are not necessary
- Creating iron Daggers is by far the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to level smithing. You can reach 100 smithing by simply traveling to every smith in Skyrim, buy all their Leather Strips (though buying Leather and converting it to Leather Strips is cheaper) and Iron Ingots and just build Iron Daggers over and over again. If trying to work very cheaply, leather bracers can be made purely from materials gathered from slain animals.
- The perk Advanced Armor only allows scale and plate made of steel. Scale seems comparable to elven, while steel plate is comparable to orcish, just slightly heavier. Steel is easier to acquire than moonstone and quicksilver (for elven) or orichalcum (for orcish), so it might be an alternative path to armor upgrades if you're lacking materials.
- There are no weapons to be made from dragonbone. Dragonbone (plate) is not quite as strong as daedric, but again dragon bones and scales are far more plentiful than daedra hearts.
- When making basic jewlery, it's better to make rings over necklaces. They cost the same to produce and have the same value total, but you get two rings instead of one necklace, giving you twice as many things to enchant to level enchanting and more things to sell to level speech.
- You cannot go any further from Dragon Armor. It may appear as if it is a circle, but it doesnt behave as one. If you want to max Blacksmithing regardless of your character go up the Tree to the RIGHT. Skip Elven, Advanced and Glass in favored of the Ebony and Daedric path It takes 1 more perk point but you get access to best weapons as well as best armor.