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Arrowsmith - Simple Fletching

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  • Updated 08/02/2012
  • Created 11/18/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
  • Newest File: Arrowsmith: Dawnguard Edition v.1

About Arrowsmith - Simple Fletching

Arrowsmith allows you to craft arrows in bundles of 50.


Vanilla Users:
Download the Vanilla Edition.
If not using the Curse Client, extract Arrowsmith.esp and Arrowsmith.bsa to Skyrim\Data.
Also available on Steam Workshop:

Dawnguard Users:
Download the Dawnguard Edition.
If not using the Curse Client, extract Arrowsmith-dawnguard.esp and Arrowsmith-dawnguard.bsa to Skyrim\Data.
Also available on Steam Workshop:

-- FAQ --

Q: Why did you make a Dawnguard version if Dawnguard already has arrow crafting?
A: Several reasons:
1. To rebalance the arrow crafting. Arrowsmith: Dawnguard Edition makes the more powerful arrows a little harder to get, requiring rare or expensive materials to make them.
2. Arrowsmith also adds recipes for Ancient Nord Arrows and Nord Hero Arrows.
3. Arrowsmith also requires fletchings for most arrows and adds several ways to get them.
4. Some players who used the Vanilla Edition asked for it.

Q: Where do I get Fletchings?
A: See the Recipes section below.

Q: How do I pluck Chicken Feathers?
A: Target a living chicken and press your Use/Activate key (E by default) as if you were trying to talk to them. You can also kill chickens and loot the feathers, but the villagers generally don't like that.

Q: Nothing happens when I press the Use/Activate key on a living chicken.
A: There are several possibile fixes:
Fix 1: Leave the area (fast travel) and come back. This will force the chicken(s) in the area to reload with the new plucking script attached to them. This mainly happens when you load a save that already had non-pluckable chickens loaded (eg. loaded it immediately after installing the mod).
Fix 2: Disable other mods that also modify chickens or re-order the load order so that Arrowsmith takes priority. Any mod that modifies the EncChicken actor or ChickenRace race will conflict with Arrowsmith.
Fix 3: One user reported that unsubscribing from the mod and then re-subscribing made it work.

Q: I don't see the Fletchings option at the tanning rack.
A: You need at least one of the materials (feathers) for it to appear.
Reason: It's similar to leather in that there are multiple ways to make leather (different animal hides) so most of them are hidden unless you have one of the materials.

Q: Why do hawks disappear when I shoot them?
A: Your Object Fade/View Distance is too low. Turn it up in the launcher settings or the game settings.
Reason: Hawks are moving world objects rather than normal NPCs/actors. The game replaces the hawk with a lootable object (container) when you shoot it. If your object view distance is low, you won't be able to see the newly spawned object unless you are close to where it falls.

Q: Why doesn't my HUD's equipped arrow count update when I make new arrows?
A: This is a known bug that I haven't been able to figure out how to fix. It's present in Dawnguard's arrow crafting too.

Q: Can you remove the perk requirements?
A: I will not, but you can using the Creation Kit if you want.

Q: Will you add _____ arrows?
A: I will not add arrows that aren't already in the game.
Arrows that are already in the game, but not in this mod (Forsworn, Falmer, etc) won't be added either.
This mod is meant to fit the existing smithing design and not add random things.

Q: Can I translate this mod to another language?
A: Yes, but the mod must be uploaded to Steam Workshop, credit must be given to me for the original version.

Q: Will you upload this mod to Nexus?


3 Hawk Feathers OR 3 Hagraven Feathers OR 3 Quills OR 3 Chicken Feathers
- Crafted at the tanning rack

Iron Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 5 Iron Ingot
- No special requirements. Craftable from the start.

Steel Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 2 Iron Ingot, 2 Steel Ingot
- Requires Steel Smithing perk.

Ancient Nord Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 1 Iron Ingot, 2 Steel Ingot
- Requires Skyforge crafting unlocked.
- Can only be crafted at the Skyforge.

Orcish Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 1 Orichalcum Ingot, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Steel Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Orcish Smithing perk.

Dwarven Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 1 Dwarven Metal Ingot, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Steel Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Dwarven Smithing perk.

Elven Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 1 Refined Moonstone, 1 Quicksilver Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Elven Smithing perk.

Glass Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 1 Refined Moonstone, 1 Refined Malachite, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Glass Smithing perk.

Ebony Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 1 Ebony Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Ebony Smithing perk.

Nord Hero Arrow (50)
5 Firewood, 250 Ancient Nord Arrow, 10 Steel Ingot, 5 Iron Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Skyforge crafting unlocked.
- Can only be crafted at the Skyforge.

Daedric Arrow (100)
10 Firewood, 2 Ebony Ingot, 1 Daedra Heart, 2 Fletchings
- Requires Daedric Smithing perk.

Dragonbone Arrow (50)
10 Firewood, 5 Dragon Bones, 1 Ebony Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Dragon Armor (Smithing) perk.

Steel Bolt (25)
2 Firewood, 1 Steel Ingot, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Steel Crossbows unlocked through Dawnguard quests

Dwarven Bolt (25)
2 Firewood, 2 Dwarven Metal Ingot, 1 Fletchings
- Requires Dwarven Crossbows unlocked through Dawnguard quests

Exploding [Steel | Dwarven] Bolt of [Ice | Shock | Fire] (25)
25 [Steel | Dwarven] Bolt, 5 [Frost | Void | Fire] Salts
- Requires Exploding Bolts unlocked through Dawnguard quests

v.1 - 02 Aug 2012
- Initial Release, based on Arrowsmith: Vanilla Edition v.3c


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  • #24

    Dude there is definitely something wrong with this mod. i did exactly as instructed in the readme file but when i load my game up the "data files" option is still grayed out. please help

  • #14

    Thanks, for some reason it installed v1, and that only had the file but no readme. Re dled it, v2 had it.

  • #1

    Great Idea, why this wasnt included in the vanilla is beyond me.




    Sidenote: The smithing requirements are abit harsh considering hunters/Archer classes dont use smithing.

    Last edited by sirquote on 11/18/2011 4:16:57 PM
  • #23

    Why wouldn't you use smithing? I've got a flawless glass bow that's rated for >90 damage...

  • #3

    My character is a stealth hunter/archer and uses smithing to make myself improved light armor, bows, and daggers.

    The way I see it, you can smith your own armor and arrows, buy them, or loot them. Smithing just provides another option.

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