About this mod

Smelting Plus is a lightweight and balanced mod that adds 296 new smelting recipes for raw materials, such as ingots, ores, Instead of dumping all your weak armor, tankards, plates, goblets, and other useless things, Smelting Plus allows you to smelt those items back into ingots! Finally, a use for all those Dragur weapons lying around.

Permissions and credits

Version 2.0 contains 296 Recipes!


Smelting Plus is a lightweight and balanced mod that allows you to smelt HUNDREDS of items into raw materials, such as ingots, ores, Instead of dumping all your weak armor, tankards, plates, goblets, and other useless things, Smelting Plus allows you to smelt those items back into ingots! Finally, a use for all those Draugr weapons lying around. 

Now you can enjoy grabbing plates and goblets from the Jarl and melting them down into fine silver ingots. Additionally, ALL random items (~20) found in Dwemmer ruins can be smelted down into ingots, rather than the half dozen available in vanilla.


  • Metal items (weapons, armor, bowls, goblets, jewelry, etc.) can be recycled at any smelter.
  • Wood items (wooden bows, baskets, plates, etc.) can be recycled at any smelter in the world.
  • Hide items (leather armors, ALL pelts, clothes, shoes, etc.) can be recycled at any tanning rack.

This is the OLD RIM version of Smelting Plus.
Click here for the SE Version: Smelting Plus SE 

Smelting Plus is compatible with ALL other mods and DLC! 
DLC is NOT required (and no DLC items are included in this version).



Simply click the "NMM" button on the top right of the mod page


  1. Download the "Smelting Plus-17614-2-0.zip" archive from the DOWNLOAD -> FILES  tab.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive.
  3. Open up the "Data" folder.
  4. Copy "moresmeltables.esp" into your Skyrim  "Data" folder.

* Note: Smelting Plus can be placed anywhere in your load order.


ENCHANTED or STOLEN items CANNOT be recycled!

EQUIPPED ITEMS will not appear in the smelter.
This is to keep the items you are wearing safe!

Recipes will not appear in the Smelter/Tanning Rack unless you have the items to recycle.

- Some recipes require MULTIPLE items to appear!
For example, it takes 2 daggers and 30 arrows to smelt ingots.

 Some items require a SMITHING PERK to be recycled!
For example, Dwarven items require 'Dwarven Smithing'

Below is a list of the hundreds of items that can be recycled.

31 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Iron Armor / Weapons / Arrows Includes "banded" armors as well as appropriate bandit variants
  • Special Weapons Such as Pickaxes, Woodcutting Axes
  • Misc. Items  Tankards, Kettles, Clothes Irons,  Lanterns, Pots, Tongs, Embalming Tools, etc.

16 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Draugr Armor / Weapons / Arrows  Includes "honed" weapon variants
  • Copper Onyx Circlets

Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Nord Hero Weapons / Arrows

    17 Smeltable Items at any Tanning Rack

  • Leather / Fur Armor  Includes misc. clothing / shoes
  • Hides / Pelts      Adds a few that were missing in vanilla

18 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Wooden Baskets / Plates / Bowl     Includes buckets, ladles, and brooms
  • Hunting / Long Bows

38 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Silver Cups / Bowls / Plates     Includes urns
  • Candlesticks / Goblets / Jugs  Includes glazed items
  • Silver Weapons 
  • Silver Jewelry     Includes Silver Moonstone Circlets
    *Requires 3 rings and 2 necklaces to smelt

22 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Rings / Amulets / Circlets 

* These items yields a GEM associated with the item (ie SapphireEmerald, etc.) or a Gold Ingot

Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Human / Troll Skulls
  • Dragon Bones
  • Horker / Mammoth Tusks

* Smelting these items will create x number of bone meal

40 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Steel Armor / Weapons / Arrows     Includes Imperial, Skyforge, and Scaled items

* These items require the "Steel Smithing" perk

        20 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Elven Armor / Weapons / Arrows     Includes 'Gilded' armor
  • Copper Moonstone Circlets

* These items require the "Elven Smithing" perk

13 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Glass Armor / Weapons / Arrows 

* These items require the "Glass Smithing" perk

37 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Dwarven Armor / Weapons / Arrows 
  • Misc. Dungeon ItemsIncludes Dwemmer struts, pots, forks, knives, urns, etc.

* These items require the "Dwarven Smithing" perk

14 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Orcish Armor / Weapons / Arrows 

* These items require the "Orcish Smithing" perk

19 Smeltable Items at any Smelter

  • Ebony Armor / Weapons / Arrows   Includes BLADES armor

* These items require the "Ebony Smithing" perk


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ALSO! If you donate, your name will be added to a list of Supporters in the back of the in game Smelting Plus guide book!

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