What schools are there that can make a good weaponsmith/armorsmith? In past editions there were specific weapon/armorsmith classes.

So far I have only found the Shiba Artisan and the Kakita Artisan but since Weaponsmith and Armorsmith are actually Craft skills and not Artisan skills, they aren't much benefit without a little GM hand-waving.

Are there any that I've overlooked? Alternatively, is there any other school that provides proper bonuses to make a good armorsmith or weaponsmith?


I didn't include the Artisan schools that had no Craft bonus inherent to the school.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Wow! Such an extensive list, thank you! And here I was wondering if there was any at all! (I took the liberty of adding links for completeness :) ) I feel tempted to accept your answer but I will wait a bit out of courtesy ^^ \$\endgroup\$ – xDaizu Nov 18 '16 at 11:03

I might mix up editions and can't check at the moment but I think both the Kaiu Engineer and the Tsi Smith are 4th edition schools that have techniques that make them better weapon and/or armorsmiths

I can't access the lasthaiku page from where I am at the moment but I think the Kaiu engineer should be found here and the Tsi smith unter minor clan schools.

  • \$\begingroup\$ ..you're right on both! :D I totally overlooked the Kaiu because I remembered them being all about siege weapons from 3rd edition. Thanks for your answer! \$\endgroup\$ – xDaizu Nov 18 '16 at 10:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ I find this site very useful: pixel-breath.com/… \$\endgroup\$ – Saelvarath Dec 2 '16 at 5:24

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