See Crafting Tools for details.
Creation and Repair
Likewise, their repair falls under the same skills, with standard processes for metal tool repair.
Tongs use material thermal resistance to derive their effectiveness.
|Durability Cap||Speed Cap|
|Store Bought||-||40||2 - very delicate||3 - extremely ineffective|
|straight <metal> tongs||4 - simple||10 x density||9 - average construction||3 - very ineffective||5 - particularly weak||5 - not very effective|
|curved <metal> tongs||5 - basic||10 x density||6 - somewhat unsound||4 - not very effective||7 - appreciably||7 - rather effective|
|flat-bladed <metal> tongs||5 - basic||10 x density||7 - appreciably||3 - very ineffective||3 - quite fragile||6 - not very effective|
|angular <metal> tongs||6 - s. challenging||10 x density||10 - a bit safeguarded||2 - extremely ineffective||6 - somewhat unsound||4 - very ineffective|
|<metal> bolt tongs||7 - challenging||10 x density||12 - quite guarded||2 - extremely ineffective||7 - appreciably||3 - extremely ineffective|
|segmented <metal> tongs||9 - intricate||10 x density||?||?||6 - somewhat unsound||3 - extremely ineffective|
|<metal> box-jaw tongs||10 - difficult||10 x density||?||?||3 - quite fragile||9 - exceptionally effective|
|articulated <metal> tongs||11 - very difficult||10 x density||?||?||1 - extremely weak||9 - exceptionally effective|
|<metal> wedge tongs||11 - very difficulty||8 x density||?||?||4 - rather flimsy and easily damaged||9 - exceptionally effective|
- Covellite will make great tongs (outperformed only by rare metals Audrualm or Icesteel).
- Metals such as covellite must be "weighted" to 3.0 density before it can be used in Forging. The proper density can be achieved with mixes of 80% covellite/20% copper or 70% covellite/30% bronze.
|Item:Damite articulated tongs with a thick leather cushion grip||false||exceptionally effective||9||particularly weak||5||masterfully||12|
|Item:Straight iron tongs||false||true|
|Damite articulated tongs with a thick leather cushion grip||true||exceptionally effective||9||particularly weak||5||masterfully||12|
|Muracite tongs with icesteel clamps||true||exceptionally effective||9||somewhat unsound||6||masterfully||12|
|Straight iron tongs||true||extremely ineffective||3||very delicate||2||well||7|