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The Darksmith  

Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Mighty Fist (G - 9)
Type:General
Related Areas:Gusgen Mines
Zeruhn Mines
Related Mobs:Mighty Fist (G - 9)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:8000
Rating
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Items Required:Darksteel Ore
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Summary

Mighty Fist's forge is running low on Darksteel Ore, and he has asked you (to) bring him two chunks of it. The Gusgen Mines is known to yield darksteel, but some claim to have dug a few chunks from the Zeruhn Mines.

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Mighty Fist, who is located in the Darksteel Forge on the lower level, is running low on darksteel ore and asks you to bring him two chunks of it. You can get darksteel from the Gusgen and Zeruhn mines.

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Darksteel found in Ifrit's Cauldron
# Feb 02 2005 at 2:02 AM Rating: Default
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Another place to get a Darksteell ore is in Ifrit's Cauldron. I just pulled one out of there. I'm becoming a regular there so I'll let you know if I find anymore.
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Quest Info
# Sep 22 2004 at 12:40 AM Rating: Default
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Wow....I'm amazed at how many people don't read before they post. YES this quest is repeatable, I have the guide and it says so. I'm not sure if SE nerfed it yet. Also about mining, there is no skill involved!!! It's just luck, race has nothing to do with mining, you will not get better items just because you're a galka!!! You can't mine dark steel ore from palborough mines, only places that you can obtain dark steel ores are from zeruhn mines, and gusgen which has already been provided from the information posted on allakazham. I have mined 5 platinum ores in less than 2 hours, an have mined nothing but iron ores on certain game days. Buying the ore or Mining the ore yourself will cause you to lose 4k or more depending on the server, just that buying the ore will save you time. As for mining in Gusgen, it would be easy for those lvl 50+ since monsters don't aggro. You can mine the first 2 points at lvl 30 in Gusgen but a little dangerous.
Price of Dark Steel Ore
# Apr 28 2004 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
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Is the reward still 8K for turning in the darksteel ore for this quest? On my server the price of darksteel ore at the AH is about 5.5K or even less.

ALso I have seen on another website that the reward for this quest is 5K?

Can anyone verify the amount given to turn in the DS ore and also what is the going rate at the AH to buy a rock?

Thanks!
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RE: Price of Dark Steel Ore
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
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darksteel ore going at 22k on my server >.< /cry
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RE: Price of Dark Steel Ore
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
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RE: Price of Dark Steel Ore
# Feb 05 2005 at 10:30 AM Rating: Default
yaaaaaaaaaaaa, caisith server 10-12k each, wow, lol think I will take up mining and just selling the ore, forget this quest. lol, the strange thing is it sells like hotcakes at that price pple are buying 100k worth at a time. lol
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RE: Price of Dark Steel Ore
# Feb 12 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Default
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LOL 17-19k on my server...Think I'll not bother with this quest, either.
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RE: Price of Dark Steel Ore
# Oct 17 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Default
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Even though the ore on ure server may be 5.5k dont forget that u have to give him 2 chunks of it resulting in you still losing 3k
RE: Price of Dark Steel Ore
# May 01 2004 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes the reward for this quest is 8,000 gil
Repetable
# Apr 15 2004 at 1:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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This quest is repetable have done it 3 times. mined all the ore from Zerhun.
relief valve
# Mar 24 2004 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
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Quests like this I think are meant to preserve the prices of some itmes.
If the price of darksteel ever fell below the reward, people would just offload the excess here.
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Where?
# Mar 11 2004 at 8:14 PM Rating: Default
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My only quetion is where is this mining spot in Gusgen? <pos>
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# Feb 15 2004 at 12:10 AM Rating: Default
It isn't hard to find darksteel... the first time I went mining I had 2 dozen pickaxes, and I found 4 darksteel, 2 gold, bunch of iron and a purple rock. I was only wearing field gloves as well. I mined for it in Gusgen.
STop Whining
# Feb 09 2004 at 10:16 PM Rating: Default
People stop trying to make this harder than it is. Go to the mines, hit some rocks, and be patient. Jeez. I get darksteel ore about once every 2 trips, although I wear field gloves and boots, which may affect my rate
#Nuggets, Posted: Feb 05 2004 at 9:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) none of you have answered crap.... where are the good mining spots why dont you post that insteaded of ******** about people not reading the other posts.
RE: Where are the Good Mining spots????????????????
# Feb 07 2004 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
Nuggets,
You can mine darksteel in Zeruhn or Palborough mines but it is very rare no matter what. I went through about 300-400 pickaxes mining before I got darksteel. It is just extremely rare. Field Gear such as the Field Tunica, Field Gloves etc. reduce the amount that your pickaxe breaks but I don't believe they increase your chances for getting rare ore. I've heard some say that Worker Gear (Worker's Tunica, Worker's Gloves, etc.) raise your chances of succesful mining, but I'm not sure if that's true. Haven't been able to confirm it myself. Hope this helps.

(P.S. Read other posts peoples! AaaaAAAaauuarrrghgh! :P )
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Jeeeeeeessss
# Feb 01 2004 at 10:44 PM Rating: Default
according tothe passed quotes/opinions it looks like everyone has discovered that mining has nothing to do with race/job/tradeskill lvl at all.... just read the passed posts instead of posting new one automatically... and they ahve already told you where you can get the ore... so read b4 posting.. second... it seems that no one knows if this qquest is repeatable because there is no reason why you would want to..... there...
Darksteel at AH, Titan
# Jan 28 2004 at 9:24 AM Rating: Default
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Darksteel ore chunks are 6,000+ on Titan, so that stinks. I guess the only way is to mine it yourself or take a 4k loss.
RE: Darksteel at AH, Titan
# Feb 12 2004 at 7:29 AM Rating: Good
Well, I don't mean to be mean, but the purpose of quests isn't to see how good you are at buying things from the AH. If you only want to do the quest for fame, then there are many repeatable quests that can be done for much less money. Iunno, it just bugs me when people complain that the only way to not take a loss for a quest is to actually do it.
Mining
# Jan 21 2004 at 3:20 AM Rating: Default
There is no skill involved in mining. The last patch made it so that the more often you strike a particular point the more likely it is that your pickaxe will break. Also the last patch added 3 items which "improve mining results." Aside from these items there is no way to get more saleable ore
from any particular mining point. Blacksmithing, Goldsmithing, being a Galka, and time and effort spent mining have NO bearing on the result of striking a point with a pickaxe.
Another Ignorant fool
# Jan 20 2004 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
Hey guy who laughed at people who said you could break down a quadav backplate. Are you that pathetic that you have to make fun of people when they make a mistake. Or do you get kicks out of picking on people might not be fully informed. Personally i believe your comment, calling people " idiots " about being able to break down a quadave backplate incorrect, is infantile and unnecessary. Especially since you did not have any helpfull information to follow, backing up your statement about the backplate, or provide something to helpfully correct them. If your comments are not helpfull, don't post, this is a public and "FREE" website. Where everyone helps each other out, so we can all prosper. [b]Hey guy who laughed at people who said you could break down a quadav backplate. Are you that pathetic that you have to make fun of people when they make a mistake. Or do you get kicks out of picking on people might not be fully informed. Personally i believe your comment, calling people " idiots " about being able to break down a quadave backplate incorrect, is infantile and unnecessary. Especially since you did not have any helpfull information to follow, backing up your statement about the backplate, or provide something to helpfully correct them. If your comments are not helpfull, don't post, this is a public and "FREE" website. Where everyone helps each other out, so we can all prosper. [/b]
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 03 2004 at 10:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Idiot, stfu!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 20 2004 at 8:33 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ~hypocrite~
OMG
# Jan 20 2004 at 1:01 PM Rating: Default
Dude before you post, read everyone else's posts... Black steel = Dark Steel. and you have to do quite a few quests to raise your fame in Bastok before you can get this quest. Anywhere between 20 - 30 not exactly sure. I went through everyones posts on this topic, and i saw many people repeating questions that have already been asked. Please read everything before flooding the posts with useless dribble.
RE: OMG
# Jan 27 2004 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
Fame 2 is not enough to get this quest. Sounds like Fame 3 is; guess I'll find out soon.
RE: OMG
# May 12 2004 at 11:50 AM Rating: Default
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actually, i have gotten this quest and i'm only fame lvl 1...haven't done ANY of the lvl 2 quests.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 18 2004 at 2:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What is the best way to level up your mining skill? Just a thought.....
RE: Mining
# Mar 29 2004 at 8:51 AM Rating: Default
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Probably doing this quest will raise your mining skills, lol. Heheheheehe!
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#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 14 2004 at 10:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you cant break down a qudav backplate you stupid idiots
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 13 2004 at 3:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) God... why is it that nearly everyone who posts on this site a complete f'n idiot? I'm just a casual browser and reading through these comments is the most mind numbing idiotic thing I've ever done.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 15 2004 at 12:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Totally aggree with you. If you are windurstian, San d'Orian or Bastokian, Quests are not affected at all. Also, mining, harvesting, etc.. are not offected by the guild skills, only the mining equipment (ie: tunic, gloves, pants, boots) will help in anyway. And there is a much easier way to get the Ore on your own, but I dare not reveal it due to the fact that you probably only know it if you can understand Japanese and go to their websites, and I don't want to give away a good secret.
RE: Idiots..
# Jan 20 2004 at 11:28 PM Rating: Default
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why not? you could be a lot more help if you help us out instead of taunting information in our face...
8000 gil
# Jan 10 2004 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
I just completed the quest and got 8000 gil. I'm a Windurst native.
this is what i think
# Jan 06 2004 at 2:25 PM Rating: Default
i think theyre is some sort of hidden mining skill kinda like fishing skill also i think that galka naturally have better luck mining as well since theyre the ones working in the mines i have a galka and i get at least 3 platinums everytime i go to mine also ive never had to use more than 3 stacks or pickaxes
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 24 2003 at 12:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow, you guys certainly are swift.
RE:
# Jan 06 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Why would you want to repeat this one? There are easier repeatables for raising fame. If it's money you need, you'd make more money from selling the ores at AH.
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repeatable?
# Dec 23 2003 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
I don't think the question was answered yet: Is this repeatable?
8000 gil
# Dec 16 2003 at 1:01 PM Rating: Default
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I also got 8000 gil for this quest...
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#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 12 2003 at 3:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) just incase anyone is wondering you get 8000 gil for finishing this quest not 5500. Also you can sell the ore for 7k each atleast on the levithan server.
yeesh
# Dec 03 2003 at 6:05 PM Rating: Default
you guys are killing me.

1) No tradecraft has anything to do with mining.
A) Mining is random, Don't tell me otherwise, or bring proof to show me i'm wrong.

2) Darksteel ore is just that, darksteel ore.

You can find Darksteel ore in either zeruhn or gusgen mines, from mining points. Break out your pickaxes and get to work, because in zeruhn it might take awhile. Gusgen is a little easier to find darksteel in.

Also, the guy does not want quadav backplates.
RE: yeesh
# Dec 12 2003 at 12:03 AM Rating: Default
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Agreement with statement 1. I have a Smithing 19 level, and my pickaxes break just as often as when I was no Smith at all.

The reason why I think someone mentioned a Quadav Backplate is because items like these (also Goblin Mail, Goblin Helm, Yagudo Necklace, etc.) can be broken down into other items usually using a Lightning Crystal. However, I've only ever seen them give Ingots when it comes to metals, so I doubt you'd be successful in this. Oh, breaking down the materials using requires a high Smith level (I can barely do it at my level with advanced image support)
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#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 30 2003 at 3:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ingots can be broken down as well. Well, lower level ingots can, I can only assume that since bronze and copper can be broken down, that darksteel can as well.
RE: yeesh
# Dec 08 2003 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
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I did my mining in Zeruhn to get the darksteel ore and it took about 6-8 stacks of pickaxes to get 3. It wasn't a loss though, I made about 100k in zinc and iron ore, Bat wings (about 15 stacks), Zeruhn soot (about 12 stacks) and crystals in the time I was there (about 3 weeks of farming and leveling 4 basic classes to level 8-10.
RE: yeesh
# Dec 30 2003 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
I've spent 10K on pickaxes now, still no darksteels, and only about 20iron ores and tons of zincs. I threw away all tins, coppers away to save inventory spaces. Those iron ores evens out pickaxes and only made about 9k with zincs. Anyone knows if Mining armors helps with darksteel lucks??
wrong...
# Dec 01 2003 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
Blacksmith does not have 0 to do with mining - your pick breaks less with a higher mining score..
(zero skill means pick breaks almost every time you mine a spot)
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RE: wrong...
# Dec 02 2003 at 4:22 AM Rating: Default
Well, I've never actually seen anything written down to concur with the connection between Smithing and Mining, but I can tell you from experience that I have a low Smithing skill and my pickaxes break like he said almost every other swing. Plus I haven't managed to get anything better then Iron Ore off of any attempts, in Palborough or in Zeruhn. Haven't gone up into Gusgen yet though. Maybe when I get my Smithing skill up a bit more ;).
RE: wrong...
# Dec 05 2003 at 1:28 PM Rating: Default
hm....you may be going to iron ore mining spots. my smithing skill was 0 and i was able to mine mythril ore from palborough. the only tradeskill i had above 0 at the time was clothcraft, which im sure has nothing to do with mining.
Quest Info
# Nov 22 2003 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
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I came to Bastok from Windurst. Rank 2. I had to complete 30 other quests to receive The Darksmith:

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Mighty Fist: You've become quite an experienced adventurer, I hear. I feel I can trust you.

I need you to go on an errand for me. Our supply of chunks of darksteel ore is running low. Bring us two of them.

The Zeruhn Mines haven't been yielding much of it lately. You may have better luck in the Gusgen Mines.


Comments: You probably need to buy pickaxes to mine for the darksteel ore. In that case, raising your blacksmith craft level is recommended. :)

Quest Status: Incomplete
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RE: Quest Info
# Nov 30 2003 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
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Blacksmith skill has 0 to do with mining.
RE: Quest Info
# Dec 19 2003 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, my mistake. I made the post when people were still trying to figure out how to complete the quest. I also got some misinformation from others...
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#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 29 2003 at 2:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) read the post people you need two(2) chunks of darksteel ore which you can buy from the auction house or mine in the gusgen mines. it is not quadav backplates or any other nonsense
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 20 2003 at 4:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This quest is named "The Darksmith"
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 16 2003 at 12:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can anyone be more specific about this quest pls!
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 12 2003 at 6:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 1 its 2 pieces of darksteel ore. and the reward is 9000 dollars. min level for this is around 20isk.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 20 2003 at 3:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) rofl, i wished it was 9000 Dollars!
Repeatable
# Nov 12 2003 at 6:05 PM Rating: Default
Is this quest repeatable?
breakdown
# Nov 12 2003 at 5:36 PM Rating: Default
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can you brerak the backplates down into blacksteel?
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 12 2003 at 9:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Basically, he's asking four a certain number of Quadav backplates, which are made from darksteel.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 12 2003 at 6:05 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I concure
Black Steel
# Nov 12 2003 at 3:21 AM Rating: Default
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Black Steel sounds like Darksteel. *shrug*
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# Nov 11 2003 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
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lol.. gotta love this. Ok here goes:

A. Where can I get black steel?

B. What is the minimum level I can probably complete this quest at?

If its an NPC, Map location would be helpful too.
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