Shakes and Fidget – Blacksmith Guide

Blacksmith

You get access to the blacksmith after reaching level 90.

There are several ways to get to the blacksmith: either click the “Obscure Pommel” of the glimmering sword next to Shakes in the weapon shop or click the weapon shop menu button twice.

The blacksmith offers six services (socket upgrade, attribute upgrade, dismantling items, change look of item, gem extraction and swap runes) that cost a certain amount of resources (metal and arcane splinters).

To use a service, drag and drop an item from the inventory onto the respective area. Items in your backpack can be accessed via the right-click context menu which is essential for changing the look of an item and extracting gems.

How much metal and how many arcane splinters you have is displayed under the four functions of the blacksmith.

Socket Upgrade

At the blacksmith, you can move an item from the inventory to the “Socket upgrade” field to add a socket for a gem. This is possible for all items except warrior shields.

If there is an item in the backpack, the socket upgrade also works via the context menu which can be accessed by right-clicking the item.

The resource costs for a socket are based on the quality of the item. Therefore, it is recommended to add a socket before an item is improved via “Attribute upgrade”.

A socket upgrade costs metal and arcane splinters.

Attribute Upgrade

An item can be upgraded by the blacksmith up to 20 times. The number of times an item has been upgraded is displayed in the area of the corresponding achievement of the blacksmith, as well as in the info display of an item itself.

When being sold or dismantled, upgraded items return a proportionate amount of resources invested in the upgrades. This does not apply to, for example, weapons value that have been thrown in the toilet as they lose their sales value there.

An attribute upgrade costs metal and arcane splinters.

To upgrade the attributes of an item, drag the item onto the corresponding area at the blacksmith or use the context menu by right-clicking the item you want to upgrade.

Dismantling Items

Every day, the blacksmith can dismantle up to five items into metal and arcane splinters.

If an item is dismantled, it is irretrievably destroyed! However, you get back a proportion of the resources used if this item was previously upgraded by the blacksmith. This does not apply to e.g. weapons that have been in the toilet as they lose their sales value there.

Scout and mage weapons give you more resources when dismantled, but consume two of the five blacksmith points. To dismantle an item, drag it onto the appropriate area at the blacksmith or use the right-click context menu on the item to be dismantled. The item you want to dismantle must be in the backpack.

Change Look of Item

You can change the look of an epic item for 10 mushrooms by right-clicking the item and selecting the respective function.

All epics that are already in the scrapbook and are intended for the respective character class are available.

Gem Extraction

Use the blacksmith’s “Extract gem” service to remove gems from items.

The removed gem lands in your inventory. Unfortunately, the item in which the gem was socketed is destroyed without replacement. However, you will receive a proportionate amount of resources back if this item was previously upgraded by the blacksmith. This does not apply to e.g. weapons that were thrown into the toilet as they lose their sales value there.

To extract a gem, drag an item onto the corresponding area at the blacksmith or, if the item is not equipped, use the right-click context menu on the item whose gem you want to extract.

Extracting a gem costs metal and arcane splinters. Alternatively, you can also spend 10 mushrooms.

Swap Runes

The “Swap runes” service allows you to swap runes of different items you own (whether equipped or in your backpack) at the blacksmith.

To swap runes drag an item onto the corresponding area at the blacksmith or use the right-click context menu on the item whose rune you would like to swap. A window will open where you can select the target item and rune.

Swapping runes costs 20 mushrooms.

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