The Blacksmith is an NPC in Dead Cells. He increases the chances for higher quality Gear (except Amulets) to appear within runs in exchange for cells. The Blacksmith can only be found in the passages after boss biomes (Black Bridge, Insufferable Crypt, Nest, Clock Room, Mausoleum and Guardian's Haven). All upgrades from the Blacksmith’s Legendary Forge are permanent across runs.
The Legendary Forge is the Blacksmith's workshop, where the player can invest cells to increase the chances of higher quality Gear.
When the player upgrades the Legendary Forge, items that drop or appear in shops have a chance to be of +, ++, or S quality. The player can invest cells up to 100% drop-rate in any rank, but cannot invest in a rank if the previous one isn’t at 100%.
|x% of the items found will be of + quality.||500 cells||-||Every 25 cells invested increases the chance by 5%|
|x% of the items found will be of ++ quality.||3,000 cells||Upgrade level + maxed||Every 150 cells invested increases the chance by 5%|
|x% of the items found will be of S quality.||10,000 cells||Upgrade level ++ maxed||Every 500 cells invested increases the chance by 5%|
The maximum chance the player can upgrade to also is capped, based on the current difficulty setting.
|x% of the items found will be of + quality.||100%|
|x% of the items found will be of ++ quality.||50%||100%|
|x% of the items found will be of S quality.||Cannot be invested||25%||50%||100%|
- "Heya short stuff."
- "You made it this far alive, eh?"
- "Well... you know what I mean."
- "I'm the Blacksmith."
- "I work with the Collector next door."
- "So if you've got the Cells, I can improve your gear."
- Despite the existence of the Blacksmith's Apprentice, The Blacksmith is the only one that can use the Forge.
- The Blacksmith will not appear after the Guardian's Haven if continuing on to the Throne Room.
- 0.5: Introduced.