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WARR - Weapon and Armor Recipes Rebalanced by acdcdave1387
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Last updated at 17:31, 15 Dec 2012 Uploaded at 11:44, 9 Dec 2012

WARR - Weapon and Armor Recipes Rebalanced

by acdcdave1387

Nexus exclusive, please let me know if you see my mods elsewhere


"Why? What do you mean by rebalance?"
Well, I noticed how some of the weapons have wooden handles as well as some shields having a wooden frame and yet no recipes in game require wood. It is almost pointless to chop firewood in the game, so why add woodcutting in the first place?

This mod changes ALL default recipes in game for crafting Armor and Weapons to make more sense "realistically." The Ingots and Leather pieces are quite small so the Armors require a lot more materials to craft, however to balance that out, the smaller pieces (ie, Helmet and Boots etc) cost a lot less. Many armor pieces have animal furs in them. The proper pelts/hides will be required for those. To make it easier, all smaller armor pieces (boots, helmet and gauntlets/bracers) use either Fox pelts or Wolf Pelts. Only the armors themselves use larger pelts such as Elk hide/ Sabrecat pelts/bear pelts.

As for the weapons, the vast majority of weapons cost less materials to craft themselves, but some have a few strange additions because you need to craft the Sheathes as well. Everything is based on the vanilla Visual representation so that weapons with an obvious wooden handle will require wood, and a sword with a leather scabbard will require leather. This means that weapons without a scabbard/sheathe (ie, two handed weapons) are easier to craft than ever.

I should note that for all Armors, the "Visual Representaion" used to configure "realistic" recipes was a Male Nord. Race shouldn't matter, but for female player characters the recipes might not make as much sense...ESPECIALLY if you are using a skimpy armor replacer.

~~Changelog~~
v1.0 - All vanilla weapon and armor recipes rebalanced from the following categories (Hide, Leather, Iron, Steel and Imperial)
v1.01 - Temporarily removed the optional version (imperial allegiance)
v1.02 - Put the fixed optional version back in. Imperial armor un-craftable until joining the legion
v1.1 - Completed weapon and armor recipes for Dwarven and Elven (also fixed small issue with Optional version)
v1.2 - Completed Orcish and Glass (added new optional file for easier ingot crafting)
v1.3 - New Easyleather option, Completed Steelplate, Scaled, Dragonplate and Dragonscale
Also revamped all previous additions. Proper items now require the necessary Pelts to craft.
ps. There are two Deer Hides in the game, I changed the name of the one that comes from Elk to Elk Hide
v1.4 - Completed Ebony and Daedric armor and weapon sets and the Ancient Nord armor set.
Also made small change to the Orcish boots recipe (I missed some Leather Strips on the backside of the Boots)

~~Compatibility~~
This mod was made with the Creation Kit alone, and only changes vanilla recipes, so should be compatible with just about anything.
As for crafting overhauls, which I am sure many of you use, this should work with them because my mod only changes current recipes where most crafting mods add new recipes in.

If you're not using a crafting overhaul mod then I recommend you check out my other mod CIA - Craftable Imperial Armory. It adds all the missing Imperial armor and weapons as well as the Stormcloak gear depending on which side you choose in the civil war. If you want to use both of my mods, check your load order.
  • WARR.esp
  • CIA.esp
Always load CIA after WARR so that you get the proper effect

~~Installing~~ (Manual Installers only need the Manual install Archive)
(NMM installers need to download each option as an individual extra, sorry but I don't know how to write a script for NMM)
This is a very simple plugin mod.
Only thing you need to do is drop the Data folder into your Skyrim folder.
Default location for Skyrim folder in a 64-bit installation is as follows.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim

~~Uninstalling~~
Since this mod is so simple, you merely need to delete WARR.esp or uncheck it from your load order. (Same with all options)

~~Optionals~~ (See the ReadMe in the optionals folder for more details.)
There is an optional Imperial Allegiance version which replaces the main WARR.esp with a new one. This version makes the Imperial Heavy Armor require allegiance with the Imperial Legion as well as the Steel Smithing perk in order to be crafted. (not necessary if using my other mod - CIA)

If you have difficulty finding enough Corundum for steel smithing I have included an optional plugin which changes the Steel Ingot recipe so that it requires Charcoal instead of Corundum Ore. Charcoal can also be smelted from Firewood to ease the burden of finding Charcoal.
There are two kinds of Charcoal in the game, one is the regular Charcoal commonly used by mods for crafting recipes such as this mod, and the other is a lump Coal that was incorrectly named Charcoal by Bethesda. I renamed this version of Charcoal as "Coal" to ease the confusion.

Easy Ingots is an option to turn each Ingot into a 1 to 1 ratio such as the Iron ingots. In other words, you only need 1 Ore to make 1 Ingot.

Easy leather doubles leather from each pelt and also doubles strips from each piece of leather.

Some of the recipes can be quite large and require a lot of resources, so you will not be crafting as many items as usual. To compensate for this you might want to gain Smithing XP from Tanning Racks and Smelters by trying This mod from AnkhAscendant. If you would like to get Smithing XP as mentioned above AND also get Alchemy XP from Cooking then check out my other mod Cooking for Alchemy which does both in one .esp

~~FINAL NOTES~~
All armor sets have been completed as well as ALL* weapon sets in the Vanilla game. Why an asterisk on All weapons? Well, I left out the recipes for the Nord Hero weapons as you are essentially "upgrading" the default Draugr weapons for stronger ones. I think that is a kind of cool idea but if anyone requests it, I will add in the Nord Hero weapons or perhaps make it an optional extra.

~~Recipe List~~
Hide Armor - 5 Leather, 4 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Elk Hide and 1 Wolf Pelt
Studded Armor - 7 Leather, 4 Leather Strips, 3 Iron Ingot, 1 Elk Hide and 1 Sabrecat Hide
Hide Boots - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips and 1 Fox Pelt
Hide Bracers - 1 Leather and 1 Iron Ingot
Hide Helmet - 1 Leather and 1 Iron Ingot
Hide Shield - 4 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 2 Iron Ingot

Leather Armor - 8 Leather, 7 Leather Strips, 2 Iron Ingot and 1 Wolf Pelt
Leather Boots - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Wolf Pelt
Leather Bracers - 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips and 1 Wolf Pelt
Leather Helmet - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 1 Iron Ingot

Iron Armor - 6 Leather, 4 Leather Strips, 6 Iron Ingot and 1 Elk hide
Banded Iron Armor - 6 Leather, 6 Leather Strips, 8 Iron Ingot, 4 Corundum Ingot and 1 Elk Hide
Iron Boots - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Iron Gauntlets - 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Iron Helmet - 1 Leather, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Large Antlers
Iron Shield - 4 Iron Ingot and 3 Firewood
Banded Iron Shield - 1 Leather Strips, 5 Iron Ingot and 3 Corundum Ingot
Iron Dagger - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 1 Iron Ingot
Iron Sword - 1 Leather and 2 Iron Ingot
Iron Greatsword - 1 Leather Strips and 3 Iron Ingot
Iron War Axe - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Firewood
Iron Battleaxe - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Iron Ingot and 2 Firewood
Iron Mace - 1 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Firewood
Iron Warhammer - 2 Iron Ingot and 2 Firewood

Imperial Armor - 5 Leather, 2 Leather Strips and 8 Steel Ingot
Imperial Boots - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot and 1 Wolf Pelt
Imperial Bracers - (Remained Unchanged) 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips and 2 Steel Ingot
Imperial Helmet - 1 Leather and 2 Steel Ingot
Imperial Shield - 1 Leather Strips, 6 Steel Ingot and 3 Firewood

(Light) Steel Armor - 4 Leather, 4 Leather Strips, 8 Steel Ingot and 1 Elk Hide
(Heavy) Steel Armor - 4 Leather, 4 Leather Strips, 10 Steel Ingot and 1 Elk Hide
Steel Cuffed Boots - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Steel Shin Boots - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot and 1 Wolf Pelt
Steel Nordic Gauntlets - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Steel Imperial Gauntlets - 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips and 2 Steel Ingot
Steel Helmet - 2 Steel Ingot
Steel Horned Helmet - 2 Steel Ingot and 1 Small Antlers
Steel Shield - 1 Leather Strips, 5 Steel Ingot and 3 Firewood
Steel Dagger - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 1 Steel Ingot
Steel Sword - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 2 Steel Ingot
Steel Greatsword - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 3 Steel Ingot
Steel War Axe - 3 Leather Strips, 1 Steel Ingot and 1 Firewood
Steel Battleaxe - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot and 2 Firewood
Steel Mace - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Steel Ingot and 1 Firewood
Steel Warhammer - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot and 2 Firewood

Dwarven Armor - 9 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 12 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Boots - 1 Leather and 3 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Gauntlets - 1 Leather and 2 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Helmet - 1 Leather and 3 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Shield - 1 Leather Strips and 6 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Dagger - 1 Leather Strips and 2 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Sword - 1 Leather Strips and 4 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Greatsword - 1 Leather Strips and 3 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven War Axe - 1 Firewood and 2 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Battleaxe - 2 Firewood and 3 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Mace - 1 Leather Strips, 1 Firewood and 2 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Warhammer - 2 Firewood and 3 Dwarven Metal Ingot
Dwarven Bow - 1 Leather Strips, 1 Firewood and 2 Dwarven Metal Ingot

Elven Armor - 8 Leather, 5 Leather Strips and 8 Refined Moonstone
Elven Gilded Armor - 8 Leather, 5 Leather Strips, 8 Refined Moonstone and 4 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven Boots - 1 Leather and 3 Refined Moonstone
Elven Gauntlets - 1 Leather and 2 Refined Moonstone
Elven Helmet - 2 Refined Moonstone
Elven Shield - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 4 Refined Moonstone
Elven Dagger - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips, 1 Refined Moonstone and 1 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven Sword - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips, 2 Refined Moonstone and 1 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven Greatsword - 1 Leather Strips, 2 Refined Moonstone and 2 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven War Axe - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Refined Moonstone and 1 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven Battleaxe - 2 Leather Strips, 3 Refined Moonstone and 1 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven Mace - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Refined Moonstone and 1 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven Warhammer - 2 Leather Strips, 3 Refined Moonstone and 1 Quicksilver Ingot
Elven Bow - 2 Leather Strips and 2 Refined Moonstone

Orcish Armor - 6 Leather, 4 Leather Strips, 8 Orichalcum Ingot, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Wolf Pelt
Orcish Boots - 2 Leather Strips, 3 Orichalcum Ingot and 1 Wolf Pelt
Orcish Gauntlets - 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 1 Orichalcum Ingot and 1 Wolf Pelt
Orcish Helmet - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 2 Orichalcum Ingot
Orcish Shield - 1 Leather and 5 Orichalcum Ingot
Orcish Dagger - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips and 1 Orichalcum Ingot
Orcish Sword - 2 Leather Strips and 3 Orichalcum Ingot
Orcish Greatsword - 1 Leather Strips and 3 Orichalcum Ingot
Orcish War Axe - 2 Leather Strips and 2 Orichalcum Ingot
Orcish Battleaxe - 2 leather Strips, 2 Orichalcum Ingot and 2 Firewood
Orcish Mace - 2 Leather Strips and 2 Orichalcum Ingot
Orcish Warhammer - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Orichalcum Ingot and 2 Firewood
Orcish Bow - 2 Leather Strips and 2 Orichalcum Ingot

Glass Armor - 4 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 3 Steel Ingot, 4 Refined Malachite and 6 Refined Moonstone
Glass Boots - 1 Refined Malachite and 2 Refined Moonstone
Glass Gauntlets - 1 Leather, 1 Refined Malachite and 2 Refined Moonstone
Glass Helmet - 1 Refined Malachite and 1 Refined Moonstone
Glass Shield - 5 Refined Malachite and 3 Refined Moonstone
Glass Dagger - 1 Leather Strips, 1 Refined Malachite and 1 Refined Moonstone
Glass Sword - 1 Leather Strips, 2 Refined Malachite and 1 Refined Moonstone
Glass Greatsword - 2 Refined Malachite and 1 Refined Moonstone
Glass War Axe - 1 Leather Strips, 2 Refined Malachite and 2 Refined Moonstone
Glass Battleaxe - 2 Refined Malachite and 3 Refined Moonstone
Glass Mace - 1 Leather Strips, 2 Refined Malachite and 2 Refined Moonstone
Glass Warhammer - 1 Refined Malachite and 3 Refined Moonstone
Glass Bow - 1 Leather Strips, 1 Refined Malachite and 2 Refined Moonstone

Scaled Armor - 7 Leather, 4 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot, 1 Corundum Ingot and 1 Sabrecat Pelt
Scaled Boots - 2 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 1 Steel Ingot, 1 Corundum Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Scaled Bracers - 1 Leather, 1 Steel Ingot, 1 Corundum Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Scaled Helmet - 1 Leather, 1 Steel Ingot, 1 Corundum Ingot and 1 Large Antlers

Steelplate Armor - 7 Leather, 6 Leather Strips, 10 Steel Ingot, 5 Corundum Ingot and 1 Bear Pelt
Steelplate Boots - 1 Leather Strips, 4 Steel Ingot, 2 Corundum Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Steelplate Gauntlets - 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 2 Steel Ingot, 1 Corundum Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Steelplate Helmet - 1 Leather, 2 Steel Ingot and 1 Corundum Ingot

Dragonplate Armor - 2 Dragon Bone, 3 Dragon Scale, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Elk Hide
Dragonplate Boots - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Dragon Bone, 3 Dragon Scale, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Dragonplate Gauntlets - 1 Dragon Bone, 2 Dragon Scale, 1 Iron Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Dragonplate Helmet - 1 Dragon Bone, 2 Dragon Scale and 1 Iron Ingot
Dragonplate Shield - 1 Dragon Bone, 3 Dragon Scale and 1 Iron Ingot

Dragonscale Armor - 4 Dragon Scale and 2 Iron Ingot
Dragonscale Boots - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Dragon Scale and 1 Iron Ingot
Dragonscale Gauntlets - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Dragon Scale and 1 Iron Ingot
Dragonscale Helmet - 2 Dragon Scale and 1 Iron Ingot
Dragonscale Shield - 1 Leather, 4 Dragon Scale and 2 Iron Ingot

Ebony Armor - 8 Leather, 2 Leather Strips and 9 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Boots - 3 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Gauntlets - 1 Leather and 2 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Helmet - 1 Leather and 2 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Shield - 5 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Dagger - 1 Leather and 1 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Sword - 1 Leather and 2 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Greatsword - 3 Ebony Ingot
Ebony War Axe - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Firewood and 1 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Battleaxe - 1 Leather Strips, 2 Firewood and 2 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Mace - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Firewood and 1 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Warhammer - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Firewood and 1 Ebony Ingot
Ebony Bow - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Firewood and 2 Ebony Ingot

Daedric Armor - 8 Leather, 1 Iron Ingot, 7 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Boots - 1 Leather, 1 Leather Strips, 3 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Gauntlets - 2 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Helmet - 1 Leather, 1 Iron Ingot, 2 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Shield - 2 Iron Ingot, 4 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Dagger - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Sword - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Iron Ingot, 1 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Greatsword - 1 Leather Strips, 3 Iron Ingot, 1 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric War Axe - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Ebony Ingot, 1 Firewood and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Battleaxe - 2 Leather Strips, 2 Iron Ingot, 1 Ebony Ingot, 2 Firewood and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Mace - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Ebony Ingot, 1 Firewood and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Warhammer - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot, 2 Ebony Ingot, 2 Firewood and 1 Daedra Heart
Daedric Bow - 2 Leather Strips, 1 Iron Ingot, 2 Ebony Ingot and 1 Daedra Heart

Ancient Nord Armor - 2 Leather, 3 Leather Strips, 4 Iron Ingot and 1 Elk Hide
Ancient Nord Boots - 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips, 2 Iron Ingot and 1 Fox Pelt
Ancient Nord Gauntlets - 1 Leather, 2 Leather Strips and 1 Iron Ingot
Ancient Nord Helmet - 2 Iron Ingot and 1 Large Antlers