• [HowTo] Crafting the best possible weapons/Armor after the Legendary Patch 1.9 TrudleR

    Hello there :D

    I did a lot of research from many sources and was a bit confused how less actual information I found, so I investet many hours finding the way to the strongest weapons (max. Damage).

    I'll explain everything about it. :)

    Very important note:

    I don't use any exploits here, that's cheating in my opinion. The part with the necromage has never been fixed by the developers (while a lot of other stuff has changed) and in my opinion, it's nothing false about it.

    I'll give you a little step-by-step here. You'll find optional information at the end. Note that I did this with Level 74 so I'm looking to keep this guide as small in perk-wasting as possible (without any loss!). For me, I always leveled the whole perk-trees.

    Feel free to share this Guide or to turn it into a video. It would be nice, if you'd name me there, but it's ok, if you don't. :)

    Another note: This guide bases on the complete Skyrim edition (Dawnguard, Heartfire and Dragonborn).

    Let's start:


    Minimum of 22 free Perks [if some of them aren't already invested in the following points].

    Restoration Level 70

    Alchemy Level 80

    Smithing Level 100 [At least 91, if you don't want to make a weapon out of dragonbone! But it'll be the strongest ones!]

    Enchanting Level 80 [100 highly recommended because of the "Extra Effect" Perk!]

    You need multiple unenchanted Helmets, Gauntlets, Necklages, Rings (random stuff, value/material is not important!)

    As much as you have of the following ingredients [see part 6 + 10 for details]


    Glowing Mushroom

    Sabre Cat Tooth

    Spriggan Sap

    Ancestor Moth Wing

    Blue Butterfly Wing

    Chaurus Hunter Antennae

    Hagraven Claw


    Spawn Ash

    Must have-Perks:

    Restoration: Necromage

    Alchemy: Alchemist 5/5 + Benefactor

    Enchanting: Enchanter 5/5 + Insightful Enchanter

    Smithing: Daedric Smithing + Dragon Smithing (best Heavy Armor: Daedric, strongest Weapons: Dragon)


    Craft the weapon(s)/Armor(s) of your confidence using a "Blacksmith Forge" (Important: Crafting the weapons doesn't need a potion or some enchanted gear! At this point, this does absolutely nothing!). The best/strongest weapons are the one from the Dragonbones/Dragonscales! The best Heavy Armor is the Daedric.

    Become a vampire.

    Goto an "Enchanting Table".

    Enchant the following stuff with "Fortify Alchemy":





    Equip theese and goto an "Alchemy Table"

    Put 2 of the following items together (your choice) to craft a "Fortify Enchanting Potion":

    Ancestor Moth Wing

    Blue Butterfly Wing

    Chaurus Hunter Antennae

    Hagraven Claw


    Spawn Ash

    Spriggan Sap

    Craft the potion, go to an enchanting table, drink it and repeat this from part 4 until you have this item-stats: Fortify Enchanting Potion: 38%

    Fortify Alchemy Helmet/Gauntlets/Necklage/Ring: 31%

    Equip your 31% alchemy gear.

    Craft as many possible "Fortify Enchanting Potions"! [Look at part 6]

    Craft as many possible "Fortify Smithing" Potions using again 2 of the following ingredients:


    Glowing Mushroom

    Sabre Cat Tooth

    Spriggan Sap

    Go to the "Enchanting Table" and drink one of the "Fortify Enchanting Potions" [remember the timelimit of the potion].

    Enchant the following items with "Fortify Smithing":





    Grab the weapon of your confidence and search a gridstone Drink one of the "Fortify Smithing" Potions [remember the timelimit of the potion] and improve your weapon/armor! :)

    You now have the strongest possible weapon, but don't forget: By improving other Armor with enchants like "Fortify One-Handed", etc. you can take out a lot more Damage! But the weapon itself is now on the highest possible level! Enchant other gear with your "Fortify Enchanting Potions".

    Serious tips: Best equippment in each category:

    Heavy Armor: Daedric

    Light Armor: Dragonscale

    Weapons: Dragonbone

    Sneaking: Non-Armor clothes

    Maximum possible stats for each stuff:

    Fortify Enchanting Potion: 38%

    Fortify Alchemy Gear: 31%

    Fortify Smithing Gear: 31%

    Fortify Smithing Potion: 153%

    How to become a vampire?


    Video 1

    Video 2

    How to cure from vampirism and turn back to normality

    Go to Morthal and talk to the mage called Falion. He will cure you, if you bring him a filled "Black Sould Gem" (if you have an empty one, the easiest way would be to cast a weapon, "Bound Bow" for example, and shoot a Human to death! This will capture his soul in the Soul Gem). I'm already cured! Help! I wanna turn back into a vampire!

    Easy, just go to "Castle Volkihar" and talk to "Serana", she'll help you. Where can I find "Daedra Hearts"?

    Go to Winterhold and talk to "Enthir" (he's somewhere in the college). He will sell you 2. After you bought them, wait 2 days or safe the game and restart it, to refill his stock. You can repeat this until you die. For what's the Necromage-Perk?!

    It improves the spells on undeads. Now if you turn into a vampire, you also turn into an undead, so this point also counts on you. Potions ans gear are also in the category "Spells", which improves them also. :) Nobody seems to be sure if this is a bug or if it's wanted like this by the developers. It doesn't sound to me like this was a planned feature at the beginning, but it make sense and it also gives you a reason to play as vampire. Vampires are generally underpowered in Skyrim. Tell me everyting about crafting and improvement!

    Workbench: Imrpove Armor

    Grindstone: Improve Weapons

    Tanning Rack: Turn pelts into Leather

    Smelter: Turn ores into ingots (2 ores = 1 ingot)

    Blacksmith Forge: Craft weapons, armor, jewellry, building materials

    Alchemy Table: For Alchemy-Potions (hoho...srsly?)

    Enchanting Table: Enchanting gear

    Ok so far... but when does the Narwhal bacon?


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