The metalsmith's forge is a workshop used by dwarves to turn metal bars into useful objects such as weapons, armor, furniture, coins, ammunition for siege equipment and crossbows, trap components, and other finished goods. To build a forge, you must have fire-safe materials and an anvil. Every use of the forge, except for studding, consumes one unit of fuel (coke or charcoal).
Workshop labors and skills
Several different types of items can be created at a metalsmith's forge; dwarves will need the correct type of labor enabled for each. The labors used at a forge are:
- Weaponsmithing -- weapons, trap components, bolts, and ballista arrowheads
- Armoring (armorer) -- armor
- Metalcrafting -- chains, and everything in the "Other Objects" category (crafts, coins, goblets, studding, etc.), except anvils
- Blacksmithing -- Anvils, blocks, and all furniture except chains.