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There are three Blacksmithing potions in the Reckoning:

Minor Blacksmith's Craft
Greater Blacksmith's Craft
Master Blacksmith's Craft

And so far I have been using them in this way:

  1. Swig a blacksmithing potion
  2. Craft as many items as I can

But do these potions make the items I craft better? In what ways?

All the tooltip on the potion says is "+3 blacksmithing". Does that mean the only benefit is that I can scrap higher quality gear? Or will my crafted items be better?

Does taking one of these potions make any difference if my blacksmithing is already maxed out at 10?

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I recall Amalur having skill points that you could put towards skills; wouldn't the potion just give you three more points in Blacksmithing for a limited time? –  Frank Jul 15 '13 at 20:23
    
So, if my blacksmithing is at 10, is there any reason to take the potion? –  theJollySin Jul 15 '13 at 20:28
    
No idea! Why not take one and see what your skills show? If you can turn it to 11, there may still be a use for them once you've maxed out the skill. –  Frank Jul 15 '13 at 20:30
    
@fbueckert Well, I tried it. I have no idea if there was an effect. But I tried taking some potions on a newbie character I rolled... and, actually, I have no ideas what these potions do at all. –  theJollySin Jul 16 '13 at 18:10

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No, I don't think there is a benefit once you max your skill in an area to taking a skill potion. At least I don't recall one when taking a potion that pushed me over my max for a skill.

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Darn. I was really hoping for a way to make super-powerful gear. I have terrible luck on random drops to scrap for parts. –  theJollySin Jul 16 '13 at 18:11
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Level 10 crafting the the top level. It may affect the random bonuses in crafting, but the base level is determined by the parts used. –  CyberSkull Jul 18 '13 at 5:11

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