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Job Base(s): Merchant
Job Type: 2-1
Job Level: 50
Race: Human
Changes At: Einbroch
Number of Skills: 21
Total Skill Points: 84
Total Quest Skills: 2
Job Bonuses
+6 +2 +6 +2 +12 +2



Easily the most powerful of all the 2nd classes, the Blacksmiths sport damage equal to that of the trans 2nd classes(except their own trans class of course). Their only weakness lies in the fact that they only have 1 multitarget AoE spell (Cart Revolution) that has knockback and limited range, making it hard to target with. As a single target killer though, it is no doubt that this class shines bright as the leading killer. A Battle Blacksmith's main skills revolve around the theme of self-buffing to increase damage. The main offensive skills are Mammonite and Cart Revolution, which both can be learned as a Merchant.

Blacksmiths also have the ability to forge weapons. They can master the power to imbue weapons with elements of Fire, Earth, Wind and Water and also have the ability to increase the weapon damage further.

Note: In previous versions of Ragnarok, STR was a key defining stat for the blacksmith class, but due to nerfs on STR bonus's in Renewal mechanics, this is no longer true (still a good option in Classic versions of the game though). Pumping obscene amounts of STR is no longer wise as its a waste of stats that can be placed into better areas for more dmg output or survivability. Blacksmiths will get to makeup for this severe DPS loss when they change to Mastersmith and learn Improved Power Thrust. This nerf was Gravitys way of balancing the class with all of the new weapon options available as well as the adjustments to monsters HP (blacksmiths would be killing everything in 2-3 hits otherwise).


  • This class requires the player to be financially well off to play due to the heavy expenses the player will incur through the uses of potions and the zeny tax on the Mammonite skill. Therefor, this class is NOT recommended for new players.
  • Due to game mechanic nerfs, the blacksmiths FLEE rate on Renewal servers is now considered to be way below the needed FLEE rate to be a successful dodger in pvm, and will result in the use of alot of potions/healing items to be able to perform successfully. While this is boostable through in game items, it still will never reach that of the thief classes and players should enter flee builds with caution.
  • The weapon forge list is massively out of date with the other items in game, and therefor it is not recommended to attempt to create an elemental weapon forger anymore, as there are much better in game options that will cost alot less to buy. Also the fact that you can now make/purchase weapon scroll endowing enchants from sage classes, players can now reach much higher DPS output through the use of proper weapon carding with proper element enchant then they ever could through elemental weapon forging.

For more information about what the 'Create Elemental Converter's' do, see here:

  • Forgesmiths break items ALOT and the player may find themselves spending more money on materials then they are making the actual weapons. It really just is not worth it in the long run. Elemental weapons do not sell well at all unless the player is ranked(which is VERY difficult to get) and they are level 3 weapons with Very Very Strong status (which is very risky and very costly to make). The majority of Forgesmiths around these days only use the Weapon Upgrade ability on the Whitesmith class now due to how poor the Forge List is and how much they end up spending on materials

Job Change Guide

See Blacksmith Job Change Guide for detailed information.

Changing into a Blacksmith from a Merchant requires the player to complete a number of tasks:

  • Item Collection
  • Written Test

After completing these tests, the player will be transformed into a Blacksmith. This mostly takes place in Einbroch.


Cart Revolution Build

  • STR: 70-90
  • AGI: 30-50
  • VIT: 70-90
  • INT: 1+
  • DEX: 50
  • LUK: 20-40

This build is centered around the Cart Revolution skill for AoEing groups of monsters at once. Blacksmiths can also play as tank/puller for parties, especially if switching to a Fortune Sword and Shields with Racial Reduction Cards. Skin Tempering adds an extra 5% Neutral reduction, which is helpful for stacking with Raydric Card and other Neutral resist gear. ASPD does help Cart Revolution spam rate, especially when pushing monsters against walls. Hammer Fall is useful for stunning monsters to temporarily disable them. Mammonite still provides high single target damage.

Skills: Cart Revolution (Quest Skill, given for free after Transcending), Adrenaline Rush, Weapon Perfection, Power Thrust, Maximize Power, Hammer Fall, Skin Tempering

AGI Build

  • STR: 70-90
  • AGI: 80-99
  • VIT: 50-70
  • INT: 1
  • DEX: 40-60
  • LUK: 20-40

The AGI build is is usually recommended for newer players without funds. They have high ASPD and FLEE for quick single target killing, so it uses minimal HP / SP Healing Items. Their main method of attack is melee-ing single monsters with Adrenaline Rush and other damage boosting buffs active. Blacksmiths do not have skills that increase flee rate (like a Thief's Improve Dodge, so it is recommended to use at least SOME sort of FLEE gear (such as Falcon Muffler or Whisper carded garment).

Primary Skills: Adrenaline Rush, Weapon Perfection, Power Thrust, Maximize Power, Hammer Fall Skin Tempering

Pure Forger

  • STR: 1
  • AGI: 1
  • VIT: 1
  • INT: 1
  • DEX: 99
  • LUK: 99

How to make a Pure Forger:

Level as with a battle build. When reaching the max desired level, use stat reset to change stats to the desired forging stats. This is by far the easiest way to achieve a forgesmith in a reasonable amount of time. Otherwise the player will have to self leech themselves, since the forgesmith build has bad survivability and poor damage output.

Warning: This build is no longer viable in Ragnarok Online due to the availability of better weapons now, and the fact that a player can use Elemental Converters on their weapon to make it whatever element they want. Players can also use an alt account with a Sage to endow themselves for up to 30 minutes. Elemental converters open up the option of making a carded weapon AND having element bonus. This is a far superior option to just using a forged elemental weapon. Players will find it extremely difficult to make money with a pure forger now, unless selling Very Very Strong Level 3 weapons and thus it is NOT recommended to attempt this build.

If players truely desire to follow the forging path, then it is STRONGLY recommended to just make a battlesmith and transcend to Mastersmith, since Mastersmiths have higher success rate due to higher job level, as well as the Upgrade Weapon ability, which is really the major source of income for a forgesmith. The majority of forgesmiths nowadays only use the Weapon Upgrade ability and have given up on forging elemental weapons.

  • For every 1 point of DEX, add 0.1 to forging sucess rate.
  • For every 1 point of LUK, add 0.1 to forging sucess rate.
  • Every job level adds 0.2 to the forging sucess rate.


Recovering HP or Healing Items

When mobbing or tanking groups of monsters, especially for AoE leveling, Healing Items WILL need to be consumed and often even spammed. One popular healing item is Fresh Fish due to its cheap cost and low weight. It can be purchased from NPCs off the Chef's Assistant at the docks of Alberta (167, 134) as well as other locations for only 250z each (190z with max Discount).

579.png Fresh Fish

For a list of Healing Items, a comparison, and a list of a couple popular Healing Items, please see the main article: Healing Items.


Eden Group Equipments Quests

Main article: Eden Group Equipments Quests

Eden Group Equipment is free and a great place to start for gear to use. The Axe is a good weapon and generally a good choice for a Blacksmith and their future classes' use.

General Equipment Recommendations

Main article: Equipment

The Equipment article lists some general all purpose equipment that is useful through the PVM phase and also for endgame use as well.

Third Class Compatible Equipment

Main article: Mechanic Equipment

It is recommended to look at the Equipment recommendations for the Third Class job to see what equipment to strive for, rather than to spend a lot of money on a piece of equipment that will not be used in the future as a third class. However, some equipment may have a high level requirement, or are transcendent only.


After considering what requirement skills have (some skills can only be used with certain weapon types), the Weapon Search tool within the iRO Wiki DB site is very helpful. Generally, for physical classes (both melee and ranged), something with high ATK is best. For magic classes, something with high MATK is best.

Link to the iRO Wiki DB Weapon Search:

High Speed Critsmith


1361.png Two-Handed Axe [2]

carded with:

4086.png Soldier Skeleton Card


4464.png Aunoe Card


2790.png Bradium Brooch [1]
2910.png Bakonawa Symbol Tattoo
Carded with:
4091.png Kobold Card



16005.png Eden Mace II
1384.png Veteran Axe
1361.png Two-Handed Axe

Carded with:

4281.png Zipper Bear


2104.png Buckler [1]
2114.png Stone Buckler [1]
2115.png Valkyrja's Shield [1]
  • compounded with any Race Reduction card


4013.png Andre Egg Card


Upper Headgear
5157.png Orc Helm [1]
5162.png Bone Helm [1]
2256.png Majestic Goat
5160.png Majestic Goat [1]
5122.png Magni's Cap

4122.png Deviruchi Card
4411.png Vanberk Card

4296.png Cramp Card

Middle and Lower Headgear
5074.png Angel Wing Ears
5068.png Evil Wing Ears
5592.png Sigrun's Wings
5325.png Robo Eye

2292.png Welding Mask
5086.png Alarm Mask
2281.png Opera Masque

5305.png Pirate Dagger
5220.png Evolved Pipe
5536.png Spare Card


2406.png Boots [1]
2435.png Battle Greave [1]
2408.png Shackles
  • Combined with Bloodied Shackle Ball

4097.png Matyr Card
4381.png Green Ferus Card
4160.png Firelock Soldier Card
  • adds Max HP and Max SP +10% when the footgear is upgraded to +9 or higher.


2315.png Chain Mail [1]
2377.png Elite Engineer Armor [1]
2353.png Odin's Blessing [1]

4031.png Pecopeco Card
4105.png Marc Card


2576.png Heroic Backpack [1]
2536.png Skin of Ventus [1]
2523.png Undershirt [1]
2506.png Manteau [1]
2514.png Pauldron [1]
2538.png Captain's Manteau [1]


2621.png Ring [1]
4079.png Mantis Card
2621.png Ring [1]
4028.png Tarou Card
(Cramp Card bonus)
2655.png Bloodied Shackle Ball
2725.png Medal of Honor

Class Data


See Merchant Skills for first class skills.

Battle Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Adrenaline Rush.png Adrenaline Rush
For 30~150 seconds, increase Attack Speed and hit rate of party members equipped with Axe and Mace class weapons (30% for Blacksmiths, 25% for other classes). 5 Active
Hammer Fall.png Hammer Fall
30~70% Chance of stunning all enemies within a 5x5 area. 5 Active
Hilt Binding.png Hilt Binding

STR +1, ATK +4. Increases the durations of Adrenaline Rush, Power-Thrust and Weapon Perfection Skills by 10%.

1 Passive
Power Maximize.png Power Maximize
Uses maximum weapon damage for skill duration. 5 Active
Power-Thrust.png Power-Thrust
For 20~100 seconds, you have +5~25% ATK. Other party members have +5~15% ATK. 5 Supportive
Skin Tempering.png Skin Tempering
You have +4~20% Fire resistance and +1~5% Neutral resistance. 5 Passive
Weapon Perfection.png Weapon Perfection
For 10~50 seconds, party members have no weapon size penalties. 5 Active

Forging Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Enchantedstone Craft.png Enchantedstone Craft
Enables the creation of Elemental Stones. 5 Passive
Iron Tempering.png Iron Tempering
Enables the creation of Iron from Iron Ore. 5 Passive
Ore Discovery.png Ore Discovery
Adds low chance of finding certain ores when killing monsters. 1 Passive
Oridecon Research.png Oridecon Research
Increases the chance of crafting Level 3 Weapons. 5 Passive
Smith Axe.png Smith Axe
Enables the creation of various Axe class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Dagger.png Smith Dagger
Enables the creation of various Dagger class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Knucklebrace.png Smith Knucklebrace
Enables the creation of various Knuckle class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Mace.png Smith Mace
Enables the creation of various Mace class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Spear.png Smith Spear
Enables the creation of various Spear class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Sword.png Smith Sword
Enables the creation of various One Handed Sword class weapons. 3 Passive
Smith Two-handed Sword.png Smith Two-handed Sword
Enables the creation of various Two Handed Sword class weapons. 3 Passive
Steel Tempering.png Steel Tempering
Enables the creation of Steel from Iron and Coal. 5 Passive
Weapon Repair.png Weapon Repair
Returns damaged equipment to usable state. 1 Active
Weaponry Research.png Weaponry Research
Increases HIT, ATK, and the chance of Forging a weapon. 10 Passive

Quest Skills

Skill Description Levels Type Job Level
Greed.png Greed
Automatically pick up items in a 5x5 area around caster. 1 Active N/A Greed Quest
Dubious Salesmanship.png Dubious Salesmanship
Reduces the Zeny cost of the skill Mammonite by 10%. 1 Passive 35 Dubious Salesmanship Quest

Soul Link

The Blacksmith Spirit enables the use of

Skill Description Levels Type
Advanced Adrenaline Rush.png Advanced Adrenaline Rush
Reduces attack delay of all party members using melee weapons. 1 Active

Job Bonuses

The Levels in which you receive a certain bonus.

Stat\Amount +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12
STR 3 8 16 23 31 44
AGI 29 38
VIT 7 13 20 32 37 49
INT 21 34
DEX 1 4 5 9 12 19 26 28 36 39 40 47
LUK 11 46


Equip Attack Speed From Merchant
Bare Handed 156 0
Shield -5 0
Dagger -10 +2
Sword (One Handed) -10 +2
Axe (One Handed) -6 +2
Axe (Two Handed) -13 +2
Mace -8 +2
ASPD Potions Usable
645.png Concentration
656.png Awakening
657.png Berserk

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