Sennin Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:14am
Dwarven arrows or dwarven bows?
I want to get my smithing to 100. What is more efficent crafting arrows or bows?
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Grathagis Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:15am 
Higher value items level your smithing faster.
medavroog Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:19am 
Originally posted by Sennin:
I want to get my smithing to 100. What is more efficent crafting arrows or bows?

Bows would get you there faster than the arrows ... but, craft too many bows is actually a waste because most merchants lack the gold to purchase what you have crafted "en masse" ... whilst crafting arrows is a better choice - you can use the ammo ... but, you don't need 99 bows.
Delta 1038 Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:26am 
On the other hand, I assume that you're at the point where you dont even need gold and that you stocked up the ingots.
Grathagis Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:27am 
If you want the smithing to 100 fast, try crafting jewelry.
Delta 1038 Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:29am 
Originally posted by Grathagis:
If you want the smithing to 100 fast, try crafting jewelry.

And alteration and enchanting.
QuantumLead Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:38am 
Uhhmm daggers maybe?
Brandybuck Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:39am 
I just crafted the full dwarven armor. Hard to sell in bulk, but I just sold two or three of them every time I got back to town.
TeebyKay Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:49am 
Always craft daggers only. They are so light and easy to sell (and cheap to craft).
Count_D_Farat Aug 5, 2014 @ 10:44am 
Bows are faster, but arrows are weightless.

If you have Heartfire then crafting building materials helps quite a lot. After that I advice jewelry.
Monk on Fire Aug 5, 2014 @ 10:47am 
Bows, you can't upgrade arrows.

You only need to do bows to like 70 smithing, from 70-100 you can just upgrade the bows you made before using 1 dwarven ingot.
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Scimitar101 Aug 5, 2014 @ 10:55am 
Spamming daggers all day, then create super armor, and reset the smithing skill back to basic (getting all perks back)
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Golmore Aug 5, 2014 @ 12:00pm 
Bows are the most efficient. Make as many as you can because Smithing grows based on the gold value of items made and they have the highest value for the material used.
Brandybuck Aug 5, 2014 @ 12:44pm 
Originally posted by TeebyKay:
Always craft daggers only. They are so light and easy to sell (and cheap to craft).
No. That used to work but they fixed it long ago. Crafting iron armor is more efficient in terms of iron ingots. Your XP is based on the value created, and daggers are too cheap. Dwarven armor is good because you can get lots of scrap metal in dwemer ruins. Jewelry is also very good, so don't sell your gems, craft them into pretty trinkets.
Sennin Aug 5, 2014 @ 12:48pm 
thanks. i will go with bows because jewelry needs ore and it takes too long til they respawn
Grathagis Aug 5, 2014 @ 12:53pm 
Originally posted by Sennin:
thanks. i will go with bows because jewelry needs ore and it takes too long til they respawn
Just BUY all the iron ore and transmute it into gold.
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