I did not level much after my last improvement for a dwarven bow, which gives a legendary status of 77 while using a ring, a necklace, an outfit and gloves that improve smithing around 25%. I also took a smithing elixir. (50% improvement)
However, I improved my enchanting skills so I wanted to create a new bow and enhance it, so I smithed a dwarven bow and improved it, however the legendary status was stuck at 63 damage !! Why would it decrease by more than 10 points ? Keep in mind that I used the same fortify smithing outfit and elixir.
I tried enhancing an extra necklace to give +1% smithing, and I maxed it out to 66. Which is still 10 points below the previous improvement.
Is this normal? Am I missing something? What could have caused this?
Note: I'm playing this on the Xbox 360.