Post:Metal Desirability - 12/18/2011 - 9:05

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Re: Metal Desirability · on 12/18/2011 9:05 AM CST 3161
>>Even bronze I believe outperforms darkstone because even though its hardness is slightly less, the density difference makes up for it.

Do not forget that with more density comes higher weight and reduced balance... Just because something has a density of 9 doesn't necessarily make it "better".

Compared to steel for armor, Darkstone provides substantially more electrical resistance at the cost of a small bit of physical protection.

It just depends on what you want. The extra step required to mix steel can take time, and Darkstone can give you a shortcut if you know what you are doing.

Anyhow, Darkstone will likely become rarer and have some additional tie-ins to alchemy and enchanting when I get around to messing with it.

This message was originally posted in Lore \ Smithing Skill, by DR-KODIUS on the forums.