|1||STR 4||Fire up the forge and gain access to base level and Rank 1 melee weapon mods.||0004B253|
|2||STR 4, LVL 16||You gain access to Rank 2 melee weapon mods||0004B26A|
|3||STR 4, LVL 29||You gain access to Rank 3 melee weapon mods||000264D8|
Modify melee weapons with weapon mods. Each rank in this perk unlocks an additional rank of melee weapon mods: rank 1 unlocks rank 1 mods, rank 2 unlocks rank 2 mods, and rank 3 unlocks rank 3 mods.
Additionally, any ranks of Blacksmith can be used to assist another player with crafting mods, i.e. player one has 2 ranks of Blacksmith and player two has 1 rank, they can assist one another and effectively create rank 3 mods.
Each time this perk is taken, the level requirement increases by 4.
- The perk is only needed to craft new mods. There are no perk or material requirements to use the weapons workbench or to apply owned weapon mods from the inventory of the Sole Survivor.
- Mods can be removed by applying any mod that occupies the same slot. Removing a mod adds it to the Sole Survivor's inventory under the "Mods" tab.