Smelting is a Refining Trade Skill in New World. Smelting is the Refining process of turning ore into ingots which can then be used to create Weapons, Armor and Ammunition. Ingots can also be used in some Engineering applications. Refining skills turn raw resources obtained through Gathering skills into usable Crafting materials and other useful items. Smelting involves the melting down of raw ore into metal ingots and more.
Smelting is the Refining process of turning ore into ingots which can then be used to create Weapons, Armor and Ammunition. Trinkets are also crafted from certain ingots obtained from Smelting. A higher level in Smelting will allow players to turn higher-tier ores into ingots.
Smelting is performed at a Smelter which can often be found in Settlements. Smelters have a Tier level which can be increased by taking on Town Projects.
Smelting Related skills
Smelting is a skill that relies heavily on the Mining skill in order to efficiently obtain ores and other resources. Additionally, Smelting is essential as a companion to most of the Crafting skills due to the prevalence of ingots and other metals in many recipes. The following skills require materials created through Smelting:
New World Smelting crafting process begins by interacting with a Smelter, a crafting station found in Settlements. Within the crafting UI, you can see all your learned recipes on the left panel for all Crafting skills associated with the crafting station. Selecting a recipe displays the item and its required materials in the middle panel while displaying a preview of the potential result on the right.
Displayed in the left panel are all available crafting recipes. Items displayed in White indicate that you meet all the requirements to craft the item. Items displayed in Red indicate that you do not meet one or more of the crafting requirements (Resources, Skill Level, etc.). The small icon to the right of each item displays the crafting skill used and the numerical value represents the minimum level required in the skill in order to craft the item.
The materials panel in the middle displays the required materials in order to craft the item. Material requirements can range from one material type to up to 7 material types per crafted recipe and you will need certain amounts of the required materials as well. Note that certain recipes will call for materials within a certain Category such as Flux. In such cases, any materials belonging to this category can be used.
When crafting items, it is important to note that the crafting station will draw from your pool of resources in both your Inventory as well as any Storage Sheds you possess within the Settlement so it is not necessary to clog up your inventory with crafting materials if you have a storage shed in the current settlement. Note that Storage Sheds are not shared between Settlements. Items you have in storage in Windsward cannot be used for crafting in First Light, for example. However, you can transfer items between storage sheds from the storage menu.