Book This page is an archive.

It may be useful for users who don't update their game, or for curious people... Here is the page history.

Forge chimney on

Blacksmithing is the ability to craft items and materials out of scrap metal.


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Required XP 50 100 250 500 1000 2500 5000 Max

Leveling up

Scrap item

At first, you won't even be able to use a forge to level up. Completing the blacksmithing quest will be the only way to gain XP for the first blacksmithing level. The quest is found at the survivors' camp near Tula (southwest of Moscow) where you are given a quest by a survivor named Ignat. Once finished, you can go to Ignat's "eternal" furnace to begin.

Note: Ignat's furnace is "eternal" because it doesn't extinguish. Sadly, you can't build a workbench there.


Once you can craft bellows and build a forge, the most efficient way to level up is to craft items. Iron pipes are strongly recommended, as they provide 10 Xp per bellows use, and they are needed in multiple crafting recipes.

Blacksmithing 1

Forge chimney Bellows Axe Nail
Forge chimney Bellows Iron axe Nails
15 XP 1 XP

Blacksmithing 2

Knife Crowbar Shovel Water pipe
'Knife' 'Crowbar' Shovel Iron pipe
2 XP 15 XP 10 XP 10 XP

Blacksmithing 3

Sewing needle Barrel Can Wire
Sewing needle Barrel Can Wire
1 XP 10 XP 1 XP 1 XP

Blacksmithing 4

Iron armor(new) Tools Iron pot Hand mill
Iron Armor Iron tools Iron pot Hand mill
100 XP 20 XP 10 XP 2 XP

Blacksmithing 5

Blast furnace Steel axe Steel crowbar Steel shovel
Steel making


Steel axe Steel crowbar Steel shovel
20 XP 20 XP 20 XP

Blacksmithing 6

Steel knife Steel needle Hacksaw
Steel knife Steel needle Hacksaw
4 XP 1 XP 30 XP

Blacksmithing 7

Steel armor(new) Steel Tool Steel pot
Steel Armor Steel tools Steel pot
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.